Sevan adds SVP and UK Design Director to Leadership Team
Downers Grove, IL—Sevan Multi-Site Solutions, LLC (Sevan)—a global leader in survey, design, program management, construction services, and facility management—announces the addition of Kevin Labrecque and Stewart Bates to our leadership team as strong revenue and client growth continue to drive expansion.
Kevin Labrecque, Senior Vice President, Performance Excellence, Training & Development. Kevin will head Sevan’s company-wide performance, training, and development efforts. His focus will be on enhancing our ongoing efforts in continuous performance improvement while providing new opportunities for team members to grow their capabilities and advance their careers. Kevin’s has proven record of success in continuous improvement of team effectiveness, including his 9-year tenure at Limbach Facility Services, a national design, build and service mechanical construction firm with over $450 million in annual revenue. While there, he developed advanced Offsite Manufacturing strategies, implemented Lean Manufacturing, and enhanced Leadership Team capabilities at branch and corporate levels. Prior to Limbach, Kevin held senior leadership positions at Lendlease, a property development, construction and holding firm.
Stewart Bates, Design Director, UK and Europe. Stewart will lead Sevan’s Design practice out of the company’s London, UK office. He will oversee surveying, design, and procurement services for Sevan’s multi-site clients across the UK and Europe. Stewart brings extensive international design experience to Sevan, working for the past decade as BP’s Global Design Manager. In that role, he was responsible for the design of 18,000 petrol stations across 6 continents. Highlights include leading the initiative to implement BP’s biggest change in retail visual standards in 15 years, developing new fuel and convenience brands and offers, and developing and delivering design standards across 3 new global retail markets. Prior to BP, he spent 11 years at Bovis Lend Lease where he led design programs and design teams throughout Europe and the UK.
“Adding recognized leaders like Kevin and Stewart will significantly boost our already strong leadership team,” says Vice President of People Solutions Chris Galazka. “Kevin’s considerable success in team member development will help us continue to deliver excellence that exceeds client expectations. Stewart’s extensive international experience as a senior leader in Design will further augment our worldwide growth and expansion.”
Sevan’s vision is to be the best in the world at delivering innovative design, program management, and construction services to organizations with multiple sites. We have a passion for sustaining people, the environment, and our clients’ businesses. We help iconic global brands—including 7-Eleven, AAFES, Albertsons, Andeavor, BP, Bento Box, Chipotle, DaVita, HCA, Hallmark, Kroger, McDonald’s, Office Depot, Starbucks, Sunoco, Walgreens Boots Alliance and Walmart—roll out multi-site initiatives efficiently, predictably, and transparently. Applying breakthrough technology solutions, we optimize new builds, rebuilds, remodels, renovations, modular construction, and merchandising initiatives. Our expertise spans numerous market sectors, including retail, restaurant, grocery, retail fuel and convenience stores, financial, and government, as well as the healthcare, housing, and hospitality industries.
With offices in Downers Grove, IL and London, UK, Sevan and its 500+ team members serve clients across all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the UK and Europe. Sevan is ranked #1468 on 2018’s Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies and received the Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) Platinum Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors Illinois Chapter in 2019. Sevan was named one of the 100 Best Medium Workplaces in 2018 by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE and has been an Employee-Rated Great Place to Work for 5 consecutive years. In 2019, Sevan was also named one of the Best 55 Places to Work in Chicago by Great Place to Work and for the third year in a row, Sevan ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois. For more information, visit www.sevansolutions.com.
For more information, please contact Brian Lundquist by calling 630.733.9774, or e-mail brian.lundquist at sevansolutions.com