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John M. Dionisio and Richard G. Newman: AECOM's Successful IPO

Posted: 6/21/2007

CEO John M. Dionisio and Chairman Richard G. Newman helped pilot AECOM Technology Corp. through a successful IPO completed on May 10. They recently visited ENR's midtown Manhattan office and talked to Senior Business Editor Richard Korman about why the company went public, what happened last time AECOM considered an IPO and the company's plans for acquisitions.

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John M. Dionisio (right)
Chief Executive Officer
AECOM Technology Corp.

A native of the borough of Queens in New York City, John M. Dionisio has spent his entire career at AECOM and at the DMJM + Harris and Frederic R. Harris Inc. units. Before becoming chief executive officer of AECOM in October, 2005, he served as AECOM's chief operating officer. Before that, Dionisio served as CEO of the DMJM + Harris unit in New York City and in keys positions at Harris. He is 58 years old and a graduate of the The City College of New York and Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute.

Richard G. Newman (left)
AECOM Technology Corp.

R ichard G. Newman is also a native of the New York City area, the city of Yonkers, N.Y. in suburban Westchester County. He attended Bucknell and Columbia and was an executive of the architectural practice Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendenhall, where he was a corporate vice president or vice president from 1977 to 1985 and later became president and chief operating officer. He led AECOM when it was spun off from Ashland Inc. and, until handing over CEO duties to Dionisio, has been the top executive guiding AECOM's growth.

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