Minneapolis’ Opus Design Build selects new president, CEO

Dave Bangasser, president and chief executive officer of Minneapolis-based Opus Design Build, L.L.C. will retire effective April 2 of this year. Tom Becker, current regional vice president of Opus Design Build, will then become president and chief executive officer of the business unit.

Beth Duyvejonck, currently director, project management of Opus Design Build, will be promoted to regional vice president, taking over Becker’s current role.

Bangasser joined Opus in 1981, holding multiple roles across the company. For the last 10 years, he successfully led and grew the construction side of the business.

Since joining Opus in 1994, Becker has delivered several notable projects, including the recent Orchards of Minnetonka senior living and Variant Luxury Mixed-Use Development, and has actively led the company’s expansion into new product types and driven overall business growth within ODB. As the new leader, he will direct all aspects of construction throughout the organization, including safety, strategic planning, business development and associate growth and development.

Duyvejonck, who joined Opus in 1997, has served as the director of project management for integrated design-build services at Opus. She’s been pivotal in the delivery of a diverse portfolio of marquee projects, including the University of St. Thomas First Year Residence Hall, 365 Nicollet and The Nic on Fifth.

In her new role, she will be accountable for all construction-related activities in Minneapolis and Des Moines, including oversight of project management, construction and field operations, and support of strategic planning and ongoing resource allocation decisions.