By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA

Kyle T. Larkin Sept. 22 became president and principal executive officer of ARTBA member company Granite Construction Incorporated. James H. Roberts retired as president and CEO, and from the company’s board of directors. He remains with the Watsonville, California-based firm as CEO emeritus during a transition period.

Larkin, 49, has been responsible for day-to-day operations at Granite since February as executive vice president and chief operating officer.  He previously held a variety of positions with successive responsibility at the company since 1996, according to a release.

Roberts will join an Oct. 19 virtual CEO panel at ARTBA’s National Convention, including some reflections on his tenure running Granite.

PHOTO: Kyle T. Larkin, (Business Wire image)