Lexicon Inc. announced several key promotions and strategic leadership changes to its operations. The announcements are related to key leaders in the divisions of Lexicon Industrial Constructors and Lexicon Energy Services, as well as Lexicon’s continued emphasis on safety.
“Today’s announcements mark another important step in our efforts to empower Lexicon’s team to lead to their full potential while upholding our core values of people, quality, safety and innovation,” said Lexicon CEO Patrick Schueck. “These changes will also help us ensure the long-term success of our company as we continue to focus on building America.”
In the Lexicon Industrial Constructors Division, Brealand Garrett was promoted to executive vice president of the division, and Robert Johnson was named vice president of preconstruction and project management. Additionally, the Lexicon Industrial Constructors Division will now report to Lexicon Inc. Chief Operating Officer Steve Grandfield.
Garrett has been on the Lexicon team for more than 25 years and has 30 years of experience in heavy industrial construction. He previously served as vice president of new construction within the Industrial Constructors Division, where he oversaw safety management, engineering, cost control and scheduling, business development, estimating and construction management. In this role, he will oversee operations of the entire division.
Johnson has more than three decades of experience in maintenance and construction. He previously served as vice president of preconstruction, where he used his skills to estimate, plan and schedule development for greenfield or brownfield construction projects as well as capital improvement outages. As the vice president of preconstruction and project management, Johnson will take on additional duties, including leading the project management team.
In the Lexicon Energy Services Division, the company promoted John Crain, III to senior vice president and Tim Ruffing to director of project management. Rudy Falgout, senior vice president for terminals and storage construction, will continue to assist Crain and his team as needed. This division will now also report to Grandfield.
Crain, who has been with Lexicon Inc. for five years, has utilized his more than 40 years of industry experience to manage estimates, schedules, cost reports and proposals, with an emphasis on midstream gas processing and terminals. As senior vice president, he will oversee all of the division’s operations.
Ruffing has 25 years of experience in project management at Lexicon. During this time, he has managed numerous complex projects all over the U.S. and in several foreign countries. As director of project management for the Energy Services Division, he will focus his efforts on projects that help fuel the energy sector, including crude and chemical storage terminals, refineries, gas processing, compressor stations and more.
Falgout also has a long history with Lexicon. He was named construction manager in 1999 for the Lexicon Energy Services Division, then known as L-Con. Over the past two decades, he’s held a number of roles with increasing responsibilities and today serves as a senior vice president.
Finally, the company named Travis Riley director of serious injuries and fatalities (SIF).
Riley began working at Lexicon in college and joined the team full time in 1999. He worked at Custom Metals and Prospect Steel as a quality control specialist and estimator, respectively. He then spent more than 20 years in the Lexicon Industrial Contractors Division handling field purchasing, document control, estimation and project management.
“As a company, we are dedicated to improving and strengthening our operations so that we can better serve our customers and teammates and build on our strong history of success,” said Lexicon COO Steve Grandfield. “These recent promotions and changes will allow us to do just that. These team members are all experts in this industry who have dedicated more than a century of combined service to Lexicon. We are excited for what lies ahead under their leadership.”