Complemented by his strong community connections, Frank Rygiel’s construction expertise led to his recent appointment for the Detroit-based Walbridge contracting company’s Florida arm as its Tampa office VP and general manager.
Most recently serving in a leadership capacity at Batson-Cook Construction for eight years, Rygiel originally worked at Lincoln Construction and Skanska. He earned a degree in construction management from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.
"Frank has great experience in the Florida construction market and we'll leverage that to get Walbridge in front of new customers in new industries," Walbridge EVP Donald Greenwell said. "His overall track record in multifamily residential, private development and higher education is exemplary and with Frank's guidance we can deliver great value to owners across the state."
Walbridge has handled numerous high profile building projects in the Sunshine State, including the Tampa Bay History Center, Gopher Resources' new battery smelter and recycling center, and Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Panama City. Its Florida office was named by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as a Best Places to Work Award winner for 2016.
Rygiel maintains an active role in local organizations focused on learning and planning, including board membership on schools, colleges, planning councils and trade organizations along the Gulf Coast.