For Immediate Release
March 12, 2019
LAX Public Relations
(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is pleased to announce that Mr. Hans Thilenius has been named Deputy Executive Director of Construction Management.
Mr. Thilenius is an accomplished senior designer and construction manager with more than 30 years of experience leading strategy, finance and execution of multi-million dollar, high-profile construction projects in aviation, commercial, institutional, industrial and public works industries.
"Hans Thilenius's experience working on terminal projects at LAX with Delta and United, as well as other major projects throughout the country, make him the perfect addition to our LAWA executive team," said Deborah Flint, CEO, LAWA. "Hans will bring his deep experience and expertise in forward-looking construction management practices to the continued modernization of our facilities and creation of an exceptional guest experience at LAX."
Mr. Thilenius has significant terminal construction management experience at LAX. Most recently, he worked with Delta Air Lines, where he was General Manager Corporate Real Estate and a key member of the Delta team on the Terminal 2/3 improvement project. Prior to working at Delta, he worked at United Airlines as Director Corporate Real Estate and was a key team member for delivering the Terminal 7/8 improvement project. Previous to that, Mr. Thilenius worked in various executive and construction management roles at the W. E. O'Neil Construction Company, the James McHugh Construction Company and the Graycor Corporation.
Mr. Thilenius earned a bachelor of science in civil engineering from Michigan Technical University. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer, as well as a FAA licensed private pilot. He will start at LAWA on Monday, April 8, and will report to Justin Erbacci, LAWA's Chief Innovation and Commercial Strategy Officer.
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