Global Reach, Local Knowledge, Innovation and Technical Excellence
|Traded as||NYSE: ACM|
Richard G. Newman|
(President and CEO)</td></tr>
|11px $ 53.606 million (FY 2012)</td></tr>|
|#redirect Template:If affirmed||11px $ 56.933 million (FY 2012)</td></tr>|
|Total assets||11px $ 5.665 billion (FY 2012)</td></tr>|
|Total equity||11px $ 2.224 million (FY 2012)</td></tr>|
Number of employees
|approx. 100,000 </td></tr>|
AECOM (// US dict: ā·ē·kŏm') (formerly known as AECOM Technology Corporation) is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government.
AECOM was launched as an independent company in 1990, though its history can be traced back to the early 20th century and the inception of the Ashland Oil & Refining Company in Kentucky. Through a series of acquisitions and technological developments prior to the buyout, Ashland grew to include chemical, petrochemical, highway construction, and construction materials firms within its realm, laying the groundwork for the creation of Ashland Technology in 1985. One of Ashland's acquisitions included Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendenhall (DMJM), a transportation-related engineering firm, in 1984. Richard Newman was president of DMJM at the time of the acquisition and was later named president of Ashland Technology. When Ashland chose to return to its core petroleum refining business in the late 1980s, Newman recommended an employee buyback proposal, resulting in the spin-off of Ashland Technology and the creation of AECOM in 1990.
AECOM went public during May 2007 with an initial public offering on the NYSE, netting $468.3 million.
AECOM’s first president and CEO was Richard Newman, who came to Ashland through its acquisition of DMJM. Newman served as president of Ashland Technology and was instrumental in the creation of AECOM.
In 2005, John M. Dionisio succeeded Newman as president and CEO of AECOM. In 2011, Dionisio became chairman of the company. In March 2014, Michael S. Burke succeeded Dionisio and serves as the company's current chairman and CEO. Dionisio remains on AECOM’s Board of Directors.
In 2011, Stephen M. Kadenacy was named chief financial officer and currently serves as president.
In May 2014, Kevin Lynch was appointed as executive vice president and chief strategy officer at AECOM.
In March 2015, Carla Christofferson was appointed as executive vice president and general counsel of the firm.
AECOM provides professional technical and management support services to both public and private sector clients. Services relate to areas including transportation design, water, environmental services, facilities construction, disaster response, and governmental assistance.
AECOM is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, United States, with clients in more than 150 countries. The company reported a revenue of US$8.0 billion during the 12 months that ended March 31, 2014.
AECOM currently works in the following areas: India the Americas, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Australia/New Zealand. The company operates under the following business lines: Architecture; Building Engineering; Construction Services; Design + Planning; Economics; Energy; Environment; Government; Mining; Oil + Gas; Program Management; Program, Cost, Consultancy; Transportation; and Water.
AECOM has received various awards, including: