Premier Design-Build Construction Firm Kingham Dalton Wilson (KDW) Announces Executive Leadership Changes

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Kingham Dalton Wilson, Ltd. (KDW), a renowned leader in the construction industry specializing in design-build industrial and commercial construction, has announced it will expand its executive leadership team to support a growing range of projects.

The design-build firm will add two longtime team members to its C-suite. Effective Jan. 1, 2024, Jay Kingham, who joined KDW in 2006, will serve as President, a role formerly held by Keith Dalton, who will remain Chief Executive Officer. Eighteen-year veteran Rolf Scheffler has been named to the new role of Chief Operating Officer. Previously, Kingham was KDW Principal and Construction Manager, while Scheffler served as Director of Special Projects.

Clients rely on us as a single-source solution that excels in every stage of a commercial development, said Scheffler. As COO, I will work to optimize efficiency in processes, implement risk management practices and champion quality control initiatives to meet our 2024 operational excellence goals.

Former Project Manager Michael Mann replaces Scheffler as Director of Special Projects, and KDWs Preconstruction Manager Mark Camilli has become Director of Preconstruction.

With over 128 years of combined experience and a track record of more than 2,000 successful projects, KDW has an established reputation for providing the highest-quality construction services with a dedicated team of professionals who prioritize customer satisfaction and deliver projects within scope, within budget and on time.

In 2023, the company launched nearly 40 projects, including Sovereign Flavors Kyle, Texas, headquarters, Balcones Resources San Antonio-based material recovery facility, Elin Energys Waller County, Texas, solar panel manufacturing facility and Newton Nurserys Spring, Texas, nursery. The momentum continues into 2024, with additional projects slated for completion throughout the year.

"As KDW expands in and beyond Texas, we need additional leaders to serve our growing client portfolio and employee base, said Dalton. The new structure recognizes and supports our employees dedication and professional development and provides a strong foundation for our future.

Kingham Dalton Wilson, Ltd. (KDW) is a full-service design-build firm specializing in customized industrial and commercial construction. With a team of more than 100 in-house designers, architects and multidisciplinary building professionals, the company is a single-source, one-contract solution for global and domestic companies, designing and building facilities that meet complex client specifications, often in niche industries such as cold storage, clean technology, food manufacturing and oil and gas. With headquarters in Houston and an office in Austin, KDW has completed more than 2,000 projects across Texas since its founding in 2004. For more information, visit

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