By Joshua Burd
Turner Construction Co. has made four promotions to its management team in its Somerset office.
The firm announced recently that it has elevated Peter Palmer to manager of its interiors and special projects division. During his 20-year career with Turner, he has overseen the firm’s accounts with clients including Verizon Wireless, UBS and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
“Peter’s attention to detail on interior renovations and critical systems projects is unparalleled,” said Mark Romanski, vice president and general manager with Turner. “His leadership will be essential to the sustained success of our Interiors and Special Projects Division.”
The firm has also promoted Dione Francis to operations manager of the interiors and special projects division, where she is responsible for the successful delivery of the team’s field operations, according to a news release. She joined Turner in 1999, has an extensive background in estimating and procurement and last served as project manager for clients including Celgene Corp., Ferrero USA and The College of New Jersey.
“Dione is passionate about her role, and she is exceedingly driven by the timely and high quality completion of each project her team builds,” Romanski said.
Additionally, Christopher Pepey relocated from Turner’s New York City office to take on the role of estimating manager in New Jersey. During his 23-year tenure with Turner in New York, Pepey has held various positions ranging from project manager to his most recent role of estimating manager.
“Christopher brings over a decade of estimating expertise to our New Jersey team lent from his experience on landmark New York City projects including Yankee Stadium and Madison Square Garden,” Romanski said. “Additionally, he has a wealth of healthcare experience for clients including Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Bellevue Hospital.”
Turner also announced the promotion of Carlos Torres to business development manager. Since the start of his career with Turner in 2007, he has held various project management positions, helping to construct facilities for clients including Princeton University, Novartis Pharmaceuticals and the East Brunswick Board of Education.
In 2015, Torres joined Turner’s business development department, playing an instrumental role in securing projects for clients such as LG Electronics USA Inc., Celgene Corp. and Verizon Wireless.
“Carlos’s diverse experience has provided him with the robust skillset necessary to meet the needs of our clients,” Romanski said.