Former Arup and Katerra engineering executive enlisted to target US market for PT Blink
With PT Blink recently securing a multi-million dollar investment by US-based property developer and operator Holland Partner Group (HPG) fueling their growth, they’ve announced the appointment of a key executive to lead their US operations.
It’s a significant turn in the evolutionary wheels for Sydney-based PT Blink who have established a solid ConTech platform on which to gain traction in the uber-competitive US construction market.
The partnership has commenced with an eight-storey apartment in Seattle, Washington.
PT Blink’s ConTech platform can be used to build the backbone for multi-storey buildings, using steel columns and steel trays manufactured offsite and then strengthened using post-tensioned steel cables. Other manufactured components from a community of suppliers can then be added.
Former Arup and Katerra engineering executive Will Watson is PT Blink’s new US Director, will be based in Seattle, Washington, and assumes full responsibility for their operations in the United States.
“Will is an exceptional talent and his experience, skills and relationships make him the right person to lead our US operations,” says PT Blink Executive Chairman Mark Franklin.
“The US is our major growth market outside Australia and Will is ideally positioned to oversee our project pipeline and to build our horizontally integrated partner ecosystem as we transition into a cloud-based platform and marketplace.”
“PT Blink is a step-change in the construction industry and I am excited to be part of something that will drive substantive benefits for all stakeholders using our process, from developers and owners through to our partner network,” says Watson. “It is a pleasure to be working closely with our partners HPG who clearly appreciate the benefits of speed, quality, safety and waste minimisation baked into our process. I look forward to expanding our ecosystem to scale those benefits via our cloud-based platform.”
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