Joe Boyer

Atkins, a leading design, engineering, and project management firm with offices in the U.K., North America, Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Europe, announced recently that Joe Boyer will join the company as CEO of its North American region on March 18, 2013.

Current North American division CEO Major General L. Dean Fox, USAF (Ret.) is retiring from the firm.

Boyer will join Atkins from Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc. in Austin, Texas, where he has held the position of president of its Federal division. He has managed multiple business lines since 2003, leading some of the largest and most important environmental and infrastructure projects in the United States.

“He has a proven track record of leading organizations to growth and delivering high performance, which is why we have invited him to lead our North American region,” said Atkins CEO Uwe Krueger.

Boyer studied civil engineering at the University of Texas and holds an MBA from Pepperdine University. Prior to his service at Shaw, he was chief operating officer of Asset Group, Inc. and vice president of Project Resources, Inc., both in San Diego, Calif.