AECOM restructures with integration of Design and Consulting Services business

Los Angeles-based AECOM recently announced it has advanced the next stage of its strategy with the integration of its Design and Consulting Services (DCS) businesses into one global organization to be led by Lara Poloni, AECOM’s president.

This initiative further simplifies the operating structure of the company and will enable greater connectivity and collaboration across the enterprise, AECOM says.

“Our greatest opportunity is to fully capitalize on the expertise that is inherent across our organization by thinking and acting as one global company—and in order to do that, we need to be structured as one,” says Troy Rudd, AECOM’s CEO. “[This] announcement is a critical step in the advancement of our strategy to best position the business for success, to ensure that we continue building on our momentum towards our vision of establishing a new standard of excellence in the industry, and to, in turn, create exceptional value for our stakeholders.”

Separately, Randy Wotring, AECOM’s COO, has announced his retirement and will continue to serve as a senior advisor to the company through the end of December. Wotring has served in numerous leadership positions within AECOM and its legacy companies throughout a nearly 40-year career. He has been a leader in the advancement of several of the company’s value-creating initiatives, including the development and growth of the management services business prior to its sale in January.

In addition, with Poloni’s expanded responsibilities and oversight of operations in her new role as president, and to be consistent with the organization’s focus on continuing to simplify its operating structure, Steve Morriss, AECOM’s group president of its DCS Americas business, has stepped down effective immediately. To ensure a seamless transition, Morriss will remain available in the near term to provide transition-related services to the company.