Tulsa, Okla.-based Manhattan Road & Bridge Co. has hired industry veteran David Foster as vice president of operations of its Northwest Arkansas division.
With offices in Springdale and Little Rock, Manhattan provides bridge and heavy infrastructure construction services throughout the state. The company also operates in Oklahoma and Florida.
“David is credited with leading teams to deliver more than $170 million in prime infrastructure contracts in Arkansas, and from his work as a public servant he bears a front-row perspective on how our clients and the community define project success,” Todd A. Saxton, Manhattan Road & Bridge Company executive vice president, said in a statement. “As a life-long member of the Northwest Arkansas community, David brings local-area knowledge and a distinctive combination of expertise to continue Manhattan’s commitment to construction excellence.”
Foster is a Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce board member and previously served as chairman of The Arkansas Association of General Contractors Highway Division board. Before joining Manhattan, he served as vice president for APAC-Central in Fayetteville. He also worked as a resident engineer for the Arkansas Transportation Department and as an area engineer for the Federal Highway Administration.
He holds the Professional Engineer (PE) credential granted by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). He is a 1989 graduate of the University of Arkansas College of Engineering and was inducted into the Arkansas Academy of Civil Engineers in 2015.