Skanska promotes Ryan Clayton to senior vice president for civil operations in Seattle

Feb. 13, 2020
Clayton will lead Skanska’s work on Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension L300.

Ryan Clayton has been promoted to senior vice president of Skanska USA Civil Operations in Seattle, Wash.

With this promotion, Clayton will lead Skanska’s work on the newest Sound Transit light-rail project. Known as the Lynnwood Link Extension L300, the team will construct 3.7 miles of light rail, including 2.3 miles of elevated guideway alignment, two elevated stations and a multi-level parking structure between Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace.

“Ryan is an exceptional leader in operational efficiency,” said Mike Aparicio, executive vice president of Skanska USA Civil West Operations.

Bill Matre, senior vice president and general manager of Skanska Koch, said, “He’s no stranger to high-profile work. The Lynnwood Link Extension is one of our most eagerly anticipated projects, and the experience and skillset he possesses will ensure a smooth operation.”

Clayton joined Skanska Koch in 2001 following his graduation from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Civil Engineering. Throughout his 18 years with the company, he has worked on various projects in both the eastern and western United States.

In New York, Clayton managed the Manhattan Bridge Rehabilitation, which included replacement of the bridge’s 600 suspender cables and eight main truss bearings. In San Francisco, Clayton served as project executive for the Transbay Transit Center, a multi-modal transportation hub, where the team was responsible for furnishing, erecting, bolting and welding more than 24,000 tons of structural steel.