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Morse Diesel announces executive promotions.

Donald H. Piser, chairman and CEO of Morse Diesel International, leading construction services company, has announced the promotions of Edward C. Collins to president, John A. Cavanagh to chief operating officer

"The combined management and construction talents of these two senior managers will strengthen Morse Diesel's leadership position and reflects the company's continued commitment to providing the most professional construction management, consulting and technical services to clients worldwide," added Piser.

As president, Collins, a 19-year veteran of Morse Diesel, will be responsible for strategic planning, development of preconstruction services, enhancement of business development strategies, and client relations. Collins has been instrumental in launching Morse Diesel into growing market sectors, including research laboratories, industrial process facilities, sports arenas, convention centers, and transportation.

During his career in the construction industry, Collins has managed over $3 billion was of construction projects and is often called upon by owners and architects to consult on a variety of construction matters. Collin's experience includes the construction of several prestigious buddings, including: One Financial Center; 101 Federal Street; 125 High Street; Marriott Copley Place Hotel; and Shawmut Center (new Boston Garden) in Boston.

Prior to his promotion to president, Collins served as chief operation officer and prior to that as regional executive vice president based out of Morse Diesel's Boston office. He is the director of the Boston Board of Catholic Charities and United Way.

As chief operating officer, Cavanagh will be responsible for the operations of Morse Dind's 12 U.S. regional offices. During his 32-year career at Morse Diesel, Cavaugh managed over $5 billion worth of construction in the New York area. Among his building credits are several prestigious projects, including: MetLife Building (formerly Pan Am); New York University; Rockefeller University; LaGuardia Airport; Marriott Marquis Hotel; Philip Morris Corporate Headquarters; and Mt. Sinai Hospital; among others.

Prior to his appointment as chief operating officer, Cavanagh functioned as executive director of Morse Diesel based in the New York office.

Cavanagh is chairman of the Board of Directors of the contractors' Association of Greater New York (CAGNY), a member of the City of New York Mayor's Construction Advisory Council, a vice chairman of the New York Building Congress, Inc. and has served three terms as president and is currently treasurer of New York's Building Trades Employers' Association (BTEA).
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Title Annotation:Edward C. Collins appointed president and John A. Cavanagh to become CEO at Morse Diesel International
Publication:Real Estate Weekly
Date:Aug 25, 1993
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