The Branch Group names Wilber Chen head of unit
Wilber Chen to relocate to Roanoke from California
Roanoke-based construction firm The Branch Group has named Wilber W. Chen as president of its G.J. Hopkins | Lacy MEP (manufacturing, electrical and plumbing) business unit, the company announced Friday.
Chen comes to Branch with more than three decades of experience in the MEP transportation and heavy civil markets. He will be part of the executive leadership team and report to CEO Donald Graul.
He was a senior design-build manager and original equipment manufacturer manager for Kiewit’s Water group. Chen has also been a senior vice president in Parsons National Industrial/MEP sector.
Chen holds a bachelors’ degree in civil engineering from California State Polytechnic-Pomona and will relocate from California to Roanoke.
The Branch Group announced earlier this month that it would relocate its corporate headquarters to a larger building in Roanoke.
Founded in 1963, The Branch Group, which is employee-owned, provides corporate services and leadership to its companies: Branch Civil, Branch Builds and G.J Hopkins | Lacy.