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.