Rick Graves, president and chief executive officer of Saulsbury, oversees the operations of their Engineering, General Construction, Energy, Nuclear, Electrical & Instrumentation Construction, and Fabrication.
Graves has responsibility for all of the corporation’s day-to-day operations serving the power, refining, petrochemical, gas processing, mining, manufacturing and nuclear industries. With more than 35 years of management and operations experience in engineering, construction and field services, Graves brings significant leadership expertise to Saulsbury.
Before joining Saulsbury, Graves served as senior vice president of Fluor Corporation where he was responsible for the Power Services business group that included four service lines including Fossil and Nuclear O&M, T&D and Capital Construction Projects.
His responsibilities included leadership and oversight of operations and maintenance services, technical services, capital improvement projects and construction services. Clients included several major utilities in the US where Fluor provided multiple services for both fossil and nuclear power plants.
During his 35-year tenure with Fluor, Graves held a variety of positions including president of P2S; senior vice president of operations; vice president; director of operations; manager of projects; alliance manager; and project manager on various projects.
Active in a variety of professional organizations, Graves was treasurer and 1st vice chair and treasurer of the Women’s Business Council of the Southwest, board member for the American Institute of Diversity and Commerce, advisory board member of Choose Construction Initiative and Member of ABC Industrial Contractor’s Council. He was also a past member of the Nuclear Energy Institute Advisory Board, the American Nuclear Society and the Project Management Institute, 2009 chairman of the Board for the National Center for Construction Education and Research and past chairman of Fluor Corporation’s Leadership Development Board.
Graves holds degrees in industrial management and business administration. He also is a graduate of the Construction Executive Program at Texas A&M University, the Mid- Management Program at Southern Methodist University, the Thunderbird International Business Management Program and the MIT/INPO Reactor Technology Program for Utility Executives and The Executive Leadership Program at Stanford University.