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Gilbane Boosts Exec. Leadership Presence in Boston

Dan Gilbane

Boston – Gilbane Building Company announced key leadership moves to position the company for growth in the Boston region with President and CEO Michael McKelvy and Daniel M. Gilbane strategically locating to Gilbane’s Boston office.

As part of its plans to bolster its existing presence in the area, the company also announced the promotions of Dan Gilbane to executive vice president and Michael O’Brien to senior vice president, Massachusetts business unit leader. These promotions also underscore the increased executive leadership in Boston which includes Ryan E. Hutchins, executive vice president, who is already located there.

Dan Gilbane will continue to lead the company’s strategic initiatives by providing oversight for several growing entities including a disaster response and reconstruction services firm (GRS Disaster Response) and a subsidiary providing equipment, jobsite safety, general labor, carpentry and final cleaning services. In addition to these focus areas, he has direct involvement with Gilbane’s acquisition strategy, and is the executive sponsor for Gilbane’s Hispanic and LatinX Employee Resource Group, [email protected]

O’Brien oversees all operations and personnel in Massachusetts, with a focus on customer satisfaction, driving innovation and operational excellence, and training and staff development.

Under O’Brien’s leadership, Gilbane’s Massachusetts market share has grown to historic heights, achieving unprecedented sales goals. He has been involved with some of Gilbane’s largest projects in the Commonwealth such as Alnylam Pharmaceuticals New Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility in Norton, the Hobbs Brook 225 Wyman office/lab development in Waltham and the recently completed new Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical High School in Lexington.

“Dan’s solutions-driven and entrepreneurial mindset continue to advance our business. Given the new and unprecedented challenges that some clients may be facing in response to the pandemic, Dan offers a collaborative problem-solving approach that draws upon Gilbane’s innovative services,” said Michael McKelvy. “Mike’s commitment to client service has boosted Gilbane’s presence throughout Massachusetts, building some of the region’s highest profile and transformational projects. Mike leads a team of builders with laser focus on innovation, continuous improvement and performance excellence, delivering greater value to our clients.”

In his previous role, Dan Gilbane, a fifth-generation Gilbane family member, successfully led sales, marketing, operations, and strategy for Gilbane’s Southwest division. His focus on providing quality services and workmanship promoted strong client relationships, customer satisfaction and new business growth. He is also an active community member. During his tenure on the board of the United Way of Greater Houston, he helped lead an effort that resulted in $70 million raised for its annual campaign.

“We see tremendous opportunity in the Boston area, building on our 150 years of proven experience in New England,” said McKelvy. “We look forward to being the best builders for our clients in a diverse set of market sectors and growing our investment in the future of Boston.”