David E. Constable serves as chief executive officer of Fluor Corporation. He began this role in January 2021 after serving as a member of Fluor's Board of Directors.
Mr. Constable brings 30 years of insight to Fluor's business, strategy and operations, having held various leadership roles within the company from 1982 to 2011, before returning as a member of Fluor's Board of Directors in 2019.
Mr. Constable has served multiple key roles with Fluor, including group president of Project Operations, where he was responsible for project execution services, engineering, global procurement, construction, industrial relations, project management, information technology, and risk management from 2009 to 2011. He previously served as group president of Fluor's Power business, which included emissions control, carbon capture, and sequestration technology solutions. Prior to this, he was group president, Operations & Maintenance, focusing on Fluor's operational asset productivity improvement business across a wide range of businesses.
Mr. Constable served as chief executive officer of Sasol Ltd. from 2011 to 2016, where he executed a comprehensive change program and implemented a new operating model focused on enhancing growth across the organization. Additionally, he serves as board director of ABB Ltd. since 2015 and previously was a member of the boards of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Rio Tinto Ltd. He also spent four years as a senior advisor at Cerberus Capital Management.
Mr. Constable graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering and is a registered professional engineer. He is a graduate of Thunderbird University's International Management Program and Wharton Business School's Advanced Management Program.
Fluor Corporation is an American multinational engineering and construction firm headquartered in Irving, Texas. It is a holding company that provides services through its subsidiaries in the following areas: oil and gas, industrial and infrastructure, government and power. It is the largest engineering & construction company in the Fortune 500 rankings and is listed as 164th overall.
Fluor was founded in 1912 by John Simon Fluor as Fluor Construction Company. It grew quickly, predominantly by building oil refineries, pipelines and other facilities for the oil and gas industry, at first in California, and then in the Middle East and globally. In the late 1960s, it began diversifying into oil drilling, coal mining and other raw materials like lead. A global recession in the oil and gas industry and losses from its mining operation led to restructuring and layoffs in the 1980s. Fluor sold its oil operations and diversified its construction work into a broader range of services and industries.
In the 1990s, Fluor introduced new services like equipment rentals and staffing. Nuclear waste cleanup projects and other environmental work became a significant portion of Fluor's revenues. The company also did projects related to the Manhattan Project, rebuilding after the Iraq War, recovering from Hurricane Katrina and building the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System.