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CHARLOTTE, NC (January 25, 2018) - Batson-Cook Construction is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Diamantis to the position of manager of preconstruction services for its regional office in the South End of the city.

Diamantis, a 32-year veteran of the construction industry, will be responsible for planning, directing and coordinating all preconstruction operations for the Charlotte office. 

“We are excited to have someone with Michael’s experience heading up our preconstruction operations in Charlotte,” said Randy Hall, CEO of Batson-Cook. “He has held a wide range of positions within the construction industry, making him uniquely qualified to deliver exceptional preconstruction services to our clients across multiple market sectors here in Charlotte.”

A native of New York, Diamantis holds a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering technology from Southern Polytechnic State University (now the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta) and a master’s in business administration from Queens University of Charlotte.

In addition to being a licensed general contractor and LEED Associate, Diamantis has completed Grinnell and LORE Leadership Training programs and is a member of the Professional Construction Estimators Association, USGBC, and Associated Builders and Contractors.

ATLANTA, GA (Jan. 8, 2018) – Batson-Cook Company is pleased to announce that Hans Gant has been named vice president of business development for the general contracting firm’s regional office in Atlanta, effective immediately.

Gant joined Batson-Cook in 2014 to lead the firm’s business development endeavors in the regions served by the West Point, Georgia, regional office. Succeeding Gant in the company’s West Point office is Rodney Robinson, a 30-year construction industry veteran.

Gant, a veteran economic developer with experience in real estate development and city planning, looks forward to pursuing new projects in the regions served by the company’s Atlanta office. He served as senior vice president of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce for 15 years, during which time he led domestic and international marketing and business recruitment efforts. On his watch, the chamber worked with state and local economic development groups throughout Metro Atlanta, attracting more than 800 new companies to the area.

“We are excited to have Hans working in our Atlanta office,” said Randy Hall, President and CEO of Batson-Cook. “His impact in West Point was notable, and we have no doubt that he will meet with success in the Atlanta market.”

Gant, an alumnus of Columbus State University, is a member of the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA), Urban Land Institute, Georgia Manufacturers Association, CoreNet Global, and NAIOP.