St. Louis’ Alberici Constructors names market leader for water business unit

John East

St. Louis-based Alberici Constructors, Inc. recently promoted John East to market leader for the firm’s water business unit.

In this role, East is responsible for the overall leadership of preconstruction and construction of water and wastewater projects as well as maintaining strong client relationships.

East has been a contributor to many water and wastewater projects over the course of his six years with Alberici, including the award-winning $135 Million Crooked Creek Water Reclamation Facility Improvement in Gwinnett County, Georgia, and the Wichita Northwest Water Treatment Facility, a new 120-MGD water treatment facility for the City of Wichita, Kansas.

At Wichita, East led the preconstruction efforts for the progressive design-build delivery and collaboration with the City, driving innovative design solutions that resulted in early cost-certainty and $14 million in cost savings. The project is currently under construction with an expected completion in early 2025.

Prior to assuming this role, East served as preconstruction director where he led estimating, design integration and procurement activities for Alberici’s water and wastewater projects. He has a bachelor’s degree in industrial construction management from Colorado State University.

East is a member the Water Collaborative Delivery Association and serves on the Design Build Institute of America’s Water Wastewater subcommittee.  He is also a graduate of the FMI Leadership Institute and a National Center for Construction Education and Research certified trainer.