Gary L. Brinderson

Gary L. Brinderson is the Chairman of Brinderson Holdings, with investments in institutional, industrial, multifamily, real estate, software, transportation, and equities. He is the former Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Brinderson Corporation.

Mr. Brinderson graduated summa cum laude with an MBA from Pepperdine University. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program and an alumnus of Harvard Graduate School of Business. He is a former Chairman of the Board of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) for the Southern California Chapter, a former Board Director of WPO (World Presidents’ Organization) for the Orange County Chapter, and an alumnus of CEO (Chief Executives’ Organization). The emphasis of these groups is on educating their members not only in business but also in geopolitical matters of countries and cultures around the world. Also, a former Chairman of CIPF (Construction Industry Presidents’ Forum), this organization, comprised of the top 100 engineering and construction firms in America, represents 50% of an industry with 1,000,000 competitors.

Currently, Mr. Brinderson is the Chairman of The Leadership Fellows Program (formally named The Executive Committee) on campus at the University of California, Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business, and past Chairman of The Executive Committee (TEC) on the campus of Pepperdine University’s School of Business and Management, New York University’s Stern School of Business, Florida Atlantic University’s School of Business, and Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) MBA Program in Paris, France. He is also a past member of the International Advisory Board for Hautes Études Commerciales.

Some of Brinderson Corporation’s most significant accomplishments were social responsibility, setting world-class safety standards of performance for the industry, and their focus on the clients and employees. With an industry average TRIR (Total Recordable Incident Rate) of 4.7, Brinderson’s is 0.18, working over 12,000,000 man-hours without a lost-time accident. Brinderson has partnered with Fortune 100 companies such as Exxon Mobil, B.P., Chevron, and ConocoPhillips, maintaining leadership roles in Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Maintenance, building the largest desalinization plant ever built in the United States (built to process over 70 million gallons per day); constructing a dry-dock for the Trident Submarine and Support Facilities in Kings Bay, Georgia and various coal, gas and hydropower plants. The company has also built water treatment projects that process over 670 million gallons of reclaimed water daily. Brinderson was a minority partner in an $800,000,000 design-build highway contract, the largest single highway contract ever awarded in America at that time.

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