CHESHIRE, CT – The Lane Construction Corporation has named Ignacio Botella its new President and Chief Executive Officer.
The appointment comes at a time when Lane, the U.S. subsidiary of Webuild Group, is poised for growth in the United States. A leader in the industry for more than 130 years, Lane accounted for nearly 16% of Webuild’s revenue in 2021. At the end of 2021, Lane had an order backlog exceeding $2.4 billion.
Botella has been managing American operations for Webuild since February 2018 when he assumed the role of Deputy General Manager Global Operations & Executive Director Americas. Since assuming this role, he has worked closely with Lane’s executive team supporting the company to deliver results with clients and partners in the U.S.
“I am very excited to join Lane and be involved in its operations on a deeper level to help further the company’s growth in the United States. Key areas of focus are sustainable mobility, clean water, tunneling and underground infrastructures, where there’s billions of dollars-worth of opportunities to build safer, more sustainable infrastructure throughout the country. Together with the team we are ready to expand our activities, leveraging the global expertise and resources of Webuild to contribute to the country’s efforts to improve its infrastructure in the coming years,” said Botella.
Botella’s international career began in Ferrovial where he covered roles with growing responsibilities, from Italy’s Country Manager (from 2006 to 2008) to Vice President of the Polish subsidiary, Budimex (until 2014). From 2014 to 2018, he was Managing Director of OHL Construcción, an international company specializing in large-scale complex infrastructure, significantly present in the Americas.
Lane is working on projects throughout the country, including highways in North Carolina, California and Washington state, as well as tunnels in Washington, D.C., and Seattle. It is also working to restore a part of the Everglades in Florida. For a full portfolio of Lane’s work, visit https://www.laneconstruct.com/portfolio.
About Lane Construction
The Lane Construction Corporation is one of America’s leading construction companies, specializing in large, complex civil infrastructure. For over 130 years, it has contributed to the development of the country’s transportation systems including the Interstate Highway and a vast network of roads, bridges, airports, metros and railways. Lane specializes in sustainable mobility, tunneling, and water resources to address sustainable development and climate change adaptation challenges. It is also a pioneer in project delivery methods and the use of design-build and public-private partnerships. Lane projects include the C-43 West Basin Storage Reservoir in Florida, an Everglades restoration effort; the I-10 Corridor Express Lanes in California; the Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT) in Washington, D.C., and the KC Levees project in Missouri. Based in Cheshire, Connecticut, Lane is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lane Industries, Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Webuild U.S. Holdings, Inc. For more information, visit laneconstruct.com.
About Webuild Group
Webuild, the new Group born in 2020 from Salini Impregilo, is a leading global player in the construction of large, complex projects for sustainable mobility (rail, metro, bridges, roads, ports), hydropower (dams, power plants), water (treatment and desalination plants, wastewater management, irrigation dams) and green buildings (civil and industrial buildings, airports, stadiums, hospitals). It supports clients in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations. The Group is the expression of 116 years of engineering experience applied in 50 countries with 80,000 direct and indirect employees from more than 100 nationalities. Iconic projects, completed or under construction, include the M4 metro line in Milan, a section of Line 16 of the Grand Paris Express, Cityringen in Copenhagen, the viaduct and bridge for Sydney Metro Northwest in Australia, Red Line North Underground in Doha, Line 3 of Riyadh Metro and high-speed railways in Italy. Others include the Genova San Giorgio Bridge in Italy, the Long Beach International Gateway Bridge in Long Beach, California, the expansion of the Panama Canal, the Snowy 2.0 hydroelectric scheme in Australia, the Rogun hydroelectric dam in Tajikistan, the Anacostia River and Northeast Boundary tunnels in Washington, D.C., and the Al Bayt 2022 World Cup stadium in Qatar. At the end of December 2021, it had a total order backlog amounting to €45.4 billion, with 92% of the construction backlog relating to projects linked to SDGs. Webuild, subject to direction and coordination by Salini Costruttori S.p.A., is headquartered in Italy and is listed on the Milan stock exchange (Borsa Italiana: WBD; Reuters: WBD.MI; Bloomberg: WBD:IM).