Heard on the Street: Knutson Construction gets new Rochester chief

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Tom Leimer

Tom Leimerhas beejn promoted to division manager responsible for managing Knutson Construction'soperations in Rochester, including project and employee oversight.

"Tom has been with Knutson for over seven years and brings a positive attitude, attention to detail, and strong interpersonal skills to his new role," said Dave Bastyr, executive vice president.

In other changes at Knutson:

Chris Terrywas promoted to vice president of business development. Terry will be responsible for leading business development for all offices. Previously serving as director of business development for Knutson's locations in Wisconsin and Rochester, Terry will continue to live in Rochester and build upon the company's growth by working closely with Leimer and the Rochester team. He has worked at Knutson for three years.

Vital Brouillardwas hired as vice president of preconstruction. Brouillard will work directly with customers and design teams to develop and confirm budgets and cost estimates for Knutson's projects. Working from Knutson's Minneapolis office, he will support all of the company's locations.


Christine Wiegerthas been hired as director of business development. She is a sales and marketing professional with 21 years of experience and 15 years in the Twin Cities market.

Minneapolis-based Knutson Construction has offices in Rochester; Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, Iowa; and Altoona, Wis. — Mike Klein

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