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Dixon and Tresham Join Gilbane, Inc. Board of Directors

William R.C. Tresham
William R.C. Tresham
Robert L. Dixon, Jr.
Robert L. Dixon, Jr.
PROVIDENCE, RI — Gilbane, Inc., a family-owned construction and real estate development firm, announces the election of Robert L. Dixon, Jr. and William R.C. Tresham to Gilbane, Inc.’s board of directors.

“We welcome the tremendous knowledge and experience that these two transformational leaders bring to Gilbane,” said Thomas F. Gilbane, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Gilbane, Inc. “Robert has led technology solutions at preeminent companies, bringing innovation to improve productivity, processes, and collaboration at broad scale. Bill is a renowned, global real estate investment leader who has created strategic growth for multiple firms through acquisitions, geographic expansion, process improvements, and repositioning. Robert and Bill each offer unique perspectives that will be invaluable as Gilbane marks its 150th year of operations and plans for a future that builds on the value we deliver to clients, partners, and communities.”

Dixon has over 40 years of experience leading business teams. During his career, he influenced the direction of PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble. As Senior Vice President and the longest tenured Chief Information Officer in PepsiCo’s history, he led the function that delivered all information technology and information risk management solutions worldwide. He unlocked over $1 billion in business improvements, drove critical cyber security investments, and led one of PepsiCo’s largest business transformation programs worldwide. Dixon previously spent three decades with Procter & Gamble where he founded the company’s SAP Global Center of Expertise, integrating multiple systems into a single SAP platform.

Dixon received his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology where he was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni and the College of Engineering Hall of Fame. He serves on the President’s Advisory Board and as Trustee of the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Tresham has spent more than three decades running public and private global real estate companies. Tresham leads RittenVest Inc., a Montreal-based real estate investment, advisory, and asset management firm, which he founded in 2018. The firm leverages Tresham’s expertise in investment strategy, asset management, and governance. Prior to founding RittenVest Inc., he served as President at Ivanhoe Cambridge, a real estate investing group, which grew from $30 million to nearly $60 billion in assets under management during his tenure. Throughout his career, Tresham has enabled transformational growth at multiple firms, including Callahan Capital Partners and Trizec Properties where he held the Chief Operating Officer role at both companies.

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Tresham holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Princeton University and a law degree from McGill University. He played professional hockey in Renon, Italy, prior to entering the real estate industry.

Gilbane’s board of directors continuously evaluates its composition to ensure it includes the skills, experience, and diverse perspectives necessary to drive growth and opportunity for Gilbane, Inc. and its entities, Gilbane Building Company and Gilbane Development Company. Concentrating in markets throughout North America and international strategic locations, Gilbane has more than 45 offices around the world.

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