Ryan Abbott, Sundt Construction
Ryan Abbott, Sundt Construction

Sundt Construction, Inc., recently promoted Ryan Abbott to Southwest business development manager. Abbott previously served as the general contractor’s science and technology group leader.

In his new role, Abbott is responsible for managing the design-build, construction manager at-risk and public/private partnership pursuits for Sundt throughout the Southwest.

Abbott began his career at Sundt more than 13 years ago as a field engineer, working his way through every level of project management, from the design phase through completion. He’s played a key role on many notable Sundt projects, including the $112 million Arizona State University (ASU)Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Building 4 in Tempe,; the $87 million Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona; and the $109 million Biodesign Institute (Buildings A and B) at ASU in Tempe.

A national lecturer and educator on alternative project delivery methods, Abbott has had his work published both locally and nationally in many industry-leading periodicals. He was named one of the 2012 Building Design + Construction 40 Under 40 and the 2011 Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 20 under 40 awards for his extensive professional accomplishments and active role in the industry and community.

Abbott holds a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from ASU, where he remains active as an ASU Alumni Association board member and a National Alumni Council member. He currently serves as vice chair of the American Institute of Architects/Association of General Contractors Joint Committee.