DI People: Funimation, Fluor, Frisco EDC, Skanska USA Make Executive Moves

You’ll also find news from Signature Systems Group, Medecision, Greenhouse Treatment Center, Premier Project Management, and Zweig Group in this roundup of executive and leadership moves by companies with operations in North Texas.


Across North Texas, companies are promoting and hiring people to take on leadership positions within their organizations. Dallas Innovates covers prominent personnel moves in Dallas-Fort Worth businesses and nonprofits—from the newest startups to well-established companies. Here are people moves tied to innovation and technology in the region.

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Decker is named the GM at Funimation in Flower Mound

Colin Decker

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has named Colin Decker general manager of Flower Mound-based anime distributor Funimation. 

Decker assumes the title from Gen Fukunaga, who became Funimation’s chairman in February. Decker will report to Fukunaga and SPT Chairman Mike Hopkins.

Decker will be responsible for Sony’s other anime divisions and for collaborating with outside anime distributors.

Decker has more than two decades of experience in digital entertainment. Previously, he was the COO of computer software company Within Unlimited and chief operating officer at Crunchyroll.

Fluor names Hernandez as its new chief executive officer


Carlos Hernandez

Irving-based Fluor Corp. has appointed Carlos Hernandez as chief executive officer and named him to the board of directors.

Hernandez was named interim chief executive officer on May 1 as part of Fluor’s established succession plan after David Seaton stepped down. 

“We have great confidence in Carlos and trust that he will provide the strong leadership necessary to support the next phase of Fluor’s growth and future success,” Fluor Executive Chairman Alan Boeckmann said in a statement. “Carlos’ engineering and legal background, combined with his 12 years successfully serving in executive leadership roles at Fluor, makes him uniquely qualified to lead the company and our team of talented global professionals.”

The Fluor board of directors also named John Reynolds as the company’s new chief legal officer.

Fluor is a global engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, and maintenance company. It ranks 164 on the Fortune 500 list and has more than 53,000 employees worldwide. 

Ford is joining the Frisco EDC as vice president


Jason Ford

Jason Ford is set to join the Frisco Economic Development Corp. as vice president, effective May 28.

In his new role, Ford will focus on securing new corporate headquarters relocations for the city, as well as directing business retention and expansion programs for the City of Frisco.

He brings more than two decades of business and economic development experience at the regional, state, and local levels to his new position.

Previously, Ford served in economic development leadership roles in Houston and Taylor, Texas, and the state of Louisiana’s Economic Development agency and the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce.

Signature Systems Group names Sterritt VP of sales and marketing

Larry Sterritt

Larry Sterritt has joined Flower Mound-headquartered Signature Systems Group as vice president of sales and marketing.

Signature is a global engineering and manufacturing company that produces and distributes premium composite mat solutions across multiple industries and event venues.

Sterritt joins Signature Systems from GAF, a leading roofing and waterproofing manufacturer, where he was senior vice president of commercial system sales.

Skanska USA promotes Burke to VP of business development


Kimberly Burke

Kimberly Burke has been promoted to vice president of business development at Skanska USA in Irving.

Burke will continue to lead business development activities and will help lead sales and marketing efforts. Skanska said that she will be responsible for strategic growth and development via community relations, marketing, and sales efforts.

She joined Skanska in 2013 as senior director of business development in North Texas.

Medecision names Lansing as SVP and chief information officer

Brett Lansing

Brett Lansing has been appointed senior vice president and chief information officer at Medecision, a provider of integrated health platform solutions.

Lansing will help lead IT strategy and operations for the company’s transformative digital health, care management, and population health solutions. He will be responsible for furthering Medecision’s infrastructure strategy and supporting new platforms that help its customers succeed in value-based care models and within compliant beneficiary management contracts.

Before joining Medecision, Lansing was vice president of IT infrastructure and operations at a large healthcare technology, analytics, and engagement solutions provider.

Kelly and Matz to be co-chief executive officers at Premier Project Management

Mark Matz

Donald R. Kelly has been appointed co-chief executive officer of Premier Project Management, where he will work alongside Mark Matz. Matz was promoted from co-president and chief operating officer to co-chief executive officer and chief operating officer.

Together, the executives will be charged with driving growth within Premier’s current business lines and executing new growth initiatives.

Premier Project Management provides comprehensive and cost-effective design, development, architecture, procurement, and project management services to the hospitality industry. It’s owned by Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. and Braemer Hotels & Resorts.

Greenhouse Treatment Center names a new medical director

Grand Prairie-based Greenhouse Treatment Center, a provider of substance use treatment services, has named Dr. Casey Green as its new medical director.

Green has worked in the addiction treatment field for more than a decade throughout the state. Called an expert in addiction treatment, Green has extensive experience in detox and patient management.

Zweig Group names Hunt co-lead of its new Dallas office


Noah Hunt

Noah Hunt has been selected to co-lead Zweig Group’s new office in downtown Dallas after being named director of mergers and acquisitions.

Zweig Group is an Arkansas-based architecture, engineering, and construction management advisory firm.

Zweig said that Hunt, who has been with the firm for three years, will champion the expansion of its full suite of products and comprehensive service offerings to the Dallas region.

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