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Hammes Company adds healthcare project management veteran

BROOKFIELD, Wis., and LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18, 2010 – Further enhancing its position as the nation’s leading healthcare facility developer, Hammes Company has appointed Bill Foulkes to manage the firm’s Healthcare Facility Development operations in their Western Region. He will also assist with business development efforts in California, the Pacific Northwest and the Southwest. Hammes Company is proud to welcome Mr. Foulkes to a leadership role that will capitalize on his diverse project management background and his relationships within the national healthcare community.

“Bill’s reputation for team building and innovation are an excellent reflection of our firm’s objectives,” says Kevin Kraiss, Hammes Company’s Senior Vice President for Western Region Operations. “He brings an innovative mindset to facility development and has demonstrated the ability to integrate new technologies and delivery methods with a deep base of experience. We continue to see tremendous potential in this market and look forward to Bill’s contributions as a key leader within Hammes Company.”

Mr. Foulkes brings more than 20 years of experience in planning, designing and constructing healthcare and other related facilities and projects. He rejoins Hammes Company following a recent position with Cumming Corporation, where he was Vice President of their healthcare project management group, responsible for securing and managing projects nationally. In addition, Mr. Foulkes has seven years of prior project management experience with Kaiser Permanente. 

“Returning as a leader within Hammes Company provides an exciting opportunity to leverage my relationships within this marketplace and contribute to our firm’s continued growth,” says Mr. Foulkes. “I am eager to forge new relationships and to lead our team in the delivery of exceptional client service.”

Bill Foulkes' educational background includes a Bachelor Degree in Construction Management from Colorado State University, and a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in healthcare administration from the University of Colorado. He is an active member in the American College of Healthcare Executives, American Society of Healthcare Engineering, Lean Construction Institute, and International Facilities Management Association. Personally, he has been involved with many volunteer activities including the YMCA, Little League, and National Sports Center for Disabled.