David Seaton Publishes Article on American Infrastructure

​​National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Board of Directors Vice Chair David Seaton recently published a thought leadership article commenting on the state of the U.S. infrastructure platform. As evidenced by successful rail and toll road projects Fluor has recently completed, Mr. Seaton supports the pu​​blic-private partnership (P3) model to fund new projects and create jobs. However, he encourages elected officials to act with urgency to address the nation's current infrastructure crisis. For additional solutions, please reference NAM's  "Building to Win".​

David Seaton Talks Infrastructure with CNBC on Inauguration Day
On Inauguration Day, David Seaton appeared on CNBC to talk about the future of infrastructure in the United States under the new presidential administration. He also discussed potential regulatory changes, advising, "There is no shovel-ready project."

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David Seaton Appears on CNBC’s Squawk Box
On CNBC's Squawk Box, David Seaton discusses the importance of managing and implementing an infrastructure program in the U.S. Speaking on the potential focus of the new administration, he said, "When you think about economic prosperity, you have to have affordable energy and solid infrastructure to support business."

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David Seaton Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

​The My Carolina Alumni Association honored David Seaton with the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award. The Alumni Awards recognized the University of South Carolina’s most outstanding alumni during the Carolina’s Best Forum, where honorees shared their experiences as Carolina students and leaders. Presented annually, the awards are the highest honors given by the university, reflecting the ideals cherished by Carolinians that include service, integrity, character and leadership. My Carolina named Mr. Seaton as recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award for his contributions to the university and his leadership and service within his field.​

David Seaton Speaks at Innovation Unwrapped

​David Seaton spoke at the second annual Innovation Unwrapped event, held October 16-21, 2016 in San Francisco, California. Innovation Unwrapped brings together 50 Fluor employees from various disciplines around the globe, as well as Client sponsors, for an immersive week of idea generation. Mr. Seaton spoke to the value of innovation, stating, "Innovation with Client engagement creates change that matters."​

David Seaton Named to National Association of Manufacturers Board

​The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) elected David Seaton as vice chair of the NAM’s Board of Directors. Mr. Seaton will take office for a two-year term on January 1, 2017. Mr. Seaton has been involved with the NAM Board of Directors previously, playing an active part in the association’s advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill.​

David Seaton Named One of 100 CEO Leaders in STEM by STEMconnector®
David Seaton was named one of 100 CEO Leaders in STEM by STEMconnector®, a comprehensive resource connecting top STEM companies, associations, academic institutions and government entities. Mr. Seaton was recognized for his support and advocacy for STEM education.​
Denver Eagle P3 Commuter Rail Project A Line Opening

​On Friday, April 22, 2016, Mr. Seaton attended the opening ceremonies of the University of Colorado A Line. Mr. Seaton took the inaugural trip from Denver Union Station to the Denver International Airport. The official ribbon cutting ceremony took place at the airport. “The Eagle P3 project is the nation's first public-private partnership project for commuter rail, and we want to congratulate the Regional Transportation District (RTD) and all its partners on completing the University of Colorado A Line,” said Mr. Seaton. “This project is an outstanding example of how the private and public sectors can partner to deliver infrastructure projects on time and within budget. This line will connect communities and provide a vital transportation link for adjacent employment, neighborhoods and new development. The innovative financing, design, construction and operations demonstrate the full integrated solutions that Fluor provides its Clients.”​

S.C. State Guard’s Lifetime Achievement Award

​David Seaton was recently selected by the South Carolina State Guard for its Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony held at its headquarters in Columbia, S.C. Together with retired South Carolina Chief Justice Jean Toal and Hugh Leatherman, president Pro Tempore of the state senate, Mr. Seaton received the Guard’s most prestigious non-military award. Mr. Seaton said he was humbled to receive such a distinction with Chief Justice Toal and Senator Leatherman as well as the men and women who serve our country and state as the S.C. State Guard members do.​

Industrial Construction Management Education Partnership

​Fluor announced that its philanthropic organization, the Fluor Foundation, presented $1 million to the University of Houston (UH) College of Technology to establish the Fluor-UH Industrial Construction Management Education Partnership, focusing on research and professional development. Mr. Seaton attended the official presentation ceremony at the UH Sugar Land campus. “Fluor is continuously investing in our future,” said Mr. Seaton. “We are committed to developing a strong pipeline of the top construction minds and embracing their innovative ideas to make our projects safer, better and more cost-effective.”​

World Economic Forum’s 46th Annual Meeting

​Fluor Chairman and CEO David Seaton attended the 2016 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. During the 2016 Annual Meeting, Mr. Seaton participated in the Leading for the Long Term panel. Mr. Seaton was joined by other global CEOs to discuss the qualities that support bold leadership. The panel addressed the challenges of market pressures, political uncertainties and investor expectations; and the characteristics of bold decision making such as courage, vision, communication, integrity, confidence with disruptive change and humanity. ​

Grand Opening Celebration in Manila

​Fluor executives attended the Fluor Philippines ribbon-cutting ceremony in Manila on December 11. The new office opening marks a major milestone for Fluor’s offices in the Philippines. At the ceremony, David Seaton, Fluor Chairman and CEO, remarked, “The construction of this new building proves the investment that Fluor is making in the future of Fluor Philippines and why this office is a critical part of the heartbeat of Fluor. When you look at what you do, how you do it, who your customers are –you do it with excellence. Those are the most important things that matter for Fluor to be able to continue to grow."​

United Way’s Tocqueville Society Luncheon
David Seaton delivered the keynote address at the United Way’s Tocqueville Society luncheon on September 8, 2015. Mr. Seaton chairs the 2015 - 2016 United Way of Metropolitan Dallas campaign. During the campaign, Fluor will continue to emphasize the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.​
2015 United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Kick-off
David Seaton, Fluor’s Chairman and CEO, is serving as the 2015 Chairman of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas (UWMD) Community-Wide Campaign. On Tuesday, September 1, Mr. Seaton and Jennifer Sampson, CEO of UWMD, kicked off the 2015-16 annual campaign with a series of media events throughout the day followed by an afternoon of community service projects that support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Volunteers from local companies supported student exploration in a variety of out-of-school time settings, underscoring the commitment that United Way and Fluor have made to STEM education as part of United Way’s broader efforts to enact lasting community change, specifically in the areas of education, financial stability, and health.​
Fluor India Office Visit
Mr. Seaton visited Fluor’s India office in June 2015. Originally opened in 1995 with just three people, Fluor India now employs more than 3,200 professionals in six office buildings. “Our India office has been a pivotal resource for Fluor clients for 20 years,” said David Seaton, chairman and chief executive officer, Fluor. “Our India operations play a critical role in achieving clients’ project capital efficiency business goals and Fluor’s integrated solutions approach.” ​