McAdoo promoted at Austin
Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 12:01 am
Union City native William McAdoo has been named president of Austin Commercial, one of the largest commercial contractors in the United States.
He will replace David B. Walls, who has been elected president and chief executive officer of Austin Industries, the parent company of Austin Commercial.
McAdoo is the son of Sally McAdoo Matlock of Nashville and the late James McAdoo. He is a 1972 graduate of Union City High School.
McAdoo and Walls will assume their new roles effective Nov. 29.
Prior to his promotion, McAdoo served as senior vice president of the company’s Central/South Texas region and headed up the Austin, San Antonio and Houston, Tex., offices. He joined Austin Commercial in 1979 as a project engineer and since then has held the positions of project manager, senior project manager and vice president.
“William has contributed great leadership to Austin Commercial,” Walls stated in a news release. “His leadership to other employee-owners has helped produce about $3 billion in contract revenue during his career with Austin.”
McAdoo has a bachelor of science degree in engineering technology from the University of Memphis.
Austin Commercial has offices in Texas, California and Arizona. The company’s landmark projects include the Circuit of the Americas – Formula 1 Track and W Hotel in Austin, the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Methodist Hospital System’s Sugarland and West Houston Hospitals in Houston, the Tom Bradley International Terminal expansion at LAX Airport in Los Angeles and the American Airlines Center and 72-story Bank of America Plaza in Dallas.
Austin Industries also has two other subsidiaries — Austin Bridge & Road and Austin Industrial. Those companies perform civil construction and industrial construction and maintenance services, respectively.
Austin Industries was founded in 1918 and currently has a workforce of more than 6,000 and is 100 percent employee owned.