The Opus Group (Opus) announced today that
Dave Bangasser, president and CEO of Opus Design Build, L.L.C. (ODB), will retire effective April 2, 2020. Bangasser joined Opus in 1981, holding multiple roles across the company. For the last 10 years, he successfully led and grew the construction side of the business.
“Dave Bangasser has been an integral part of the Opus family for nearly 40 years. Most recently, in his role leading ODB, he helped us evolve and improve our construction business, built the strong and remarkable safety culture of our team and took pride in mentoring associates," said Tim Murnane, president and CEO of Opus. “Dave has established a solid foundation and clear path for the next generation of leadership, and he's been instrumental in creating a vision for the future of the design-build team. We appreciate all that Dave has done to positively impact our clients and our team."
As a result of Bangasser's retirement, Tom Becker, current regional vice president of ODB, will assume the role of president and CEO of the business unit, following Bangasser's retirement. Beth Duyvejonck, currently director, project management of ODB, will be promoted to regional vice president, taking over Becker's current role.
Since joining Opus in 1994, Becker has delivered several notable projects, including the recent Orchards of Minnetonka senior living and Variant Luxury Mixed-Use Development, and has actively led the company's expansion into new product types and driven overall business growth within ODB. As the new leader, he will direct all aspects of construction throughout the organization, including safety, strategic planning, business development and associate growth and development.
Beth Duyvejonck, who joined Opus in 1997, has served as the director of project management for integrated design-build services at Opus. She's been pivotal in the delivery of a diverse portfolio of marquee projects, including the University of St. Thomas First Year Residence Hall, 365 Nicollet and The Nic on Fifth. In her new role, Beth will be accountable for all construction-related activities in Minneapolis and Des Moines, including oversight of project management, construction and field operations, and support of strategic planning and ongoing resource allocation decisions.
“The promotions of Tom Becker and Beth Duyvejonck – nearly 50 years of combined experience at Opus – position us well to continue Dave's legacy leading the design-build business," said Murnane. “The collective power of the entire ODB team is strong and these transitions offer new growth opportunities that will benefit our clients and key markets across the country."
About The Opus Group
The Opus Group® is a family of commercial real estate development, construction and design companies headquartered in Minneapolis with offices and projects across the country. Opus operates as an integrated, multidisciplinary team with expertise in development, capital markets and finance; project management and construction; architecture, engineering and interior design. The Opus Group includes Opus Holding, L.L.C. and its operating subsidiaries: Opus Development Company, L.L.C., Opus Design Build, L.L.C. and Opus AE Group, L.L.C. Specializing in industrial, office, residential, retail, healthcare and institutional projects, The Opus Group has broad capabilities, deep experience and a proven design-build model that delivers solutions for customers on time and on budget. For more information, visit www.opus-group.com and follow @TheOpusGroup on Twitter and @theopusgroup on Instagram.