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Mike Aparicio

Executive Vice President, Skanska USA Inc.

THE LATEST: Under Aparicio, Skanska is working on several major projects in Los Angeles, including Metro’s Purple Line Extension, which will expand the subway from Western Avenue to the Miracle Mile, Beverly Hills and eventually Westwood. The company is also working to replace the Sixth Street Viaduct bridge over the Los Angeles River, which connects the Arts District to Boyle Heights.

BACKGROUND: In nearly four decades working on big transit and civil construction jobs, Aparicio has managed more than $4.3 billion in transportation projects in Los Angeles. He serves as project executive for Skanska, providing leadership, management and strategy.

WORTH NOTING: Aparicio says opening Metro’s Expo Line light rail service from Culver City to Santa Monica “on-time, and on-budget” is one of his proudest moments.

YEARS ON THE LA500: 2

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