John Kaplin

Chief Development Officer

John Kaplin is a principal and vice president with 36 years of experience in all aspects of heavy civil projects from planning through design, construction, and start-up. He’s delivered projects with a focus on tunnels and underground works as owner, consultant, and contractor using most procurement delivery types. John joined the firm in 2013 and served first as the national Construction Management Division lead and recently as California Regional Manager prior to stepping into his current role. In his current role, John has firm-wide responsibilities in developing and executing strategic initiatives including major pursuits and staff development.

John holds an MS in Engineering Geology and a BS in Geology from Colorado State University. He is a Certified Construction Manager, a registered Professional Geologist in California, and a registered Certified Engineering Geologist in California. 

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