Southfield’s Barton Malow Promotes Four Across Business Entities

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Top - Maryanne Foster, Larry Arndt; Bottom - Marisa Varga, Joe Benvenuto // Courtesy of Barton Malow
Top – Maryanne Foster, Larry Arndt; Bottom – Marisa Varga, Joe Benvenuto // Courtesy of Barton Malow

Barton Malow, a construction enterprise based in Southfield, announced that Maryanne Foster, Larry Arndt, and Marisa Varga have been promoted to vice president in their respective entities within the Barton Malow enterprise and that Joe Benvenuto has been promoted to chief operating officer (COO) of Barton Malow’s LIFTbuild division.

Foster is now vice president of risk management for Barton Malow Holdings, which oversees Barton Malow’s commercial and institutional division and its union-based industrial contractor. She began at Barton Malow in April 2019 after nearly 12 years with Plunkett & Cooney and previously served as its senior director of risk management. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

Arndt is now a vice president at Barton Malow Builders. He has more than 30 years of experience in the design and construction industry and has led some of Barton Malow’s most complex healthcare programs in Michigan, Colorado, and Florida since joining the enterprise in 2018. He will lead Barton Malow’s South Region, which includes all Florida operations. Arndt holds a master’s degree from Bradley University and performed post-graduate research in environmental engineering at the University of Texas.

Varga is now a vice president at Barton Malow Builders leading business strategy. She has worked in the construction industry since graduating from Michigan State University in 2001 and has been with Barton Malow since May 2005. In 18 years at Barton Malow, Varga has served in a variety of leadership roles, including marketing, business development, preconstruction, LIFTbuild, and business strategy. She also earned an MBA from Lawrence Technological University.

Benvenuto has been with Barton Malow since 1999 and is currently leading construction on the multi-use Exchange project in downtown Detroit, the first development being built using LIFTbuild’s innovative top-down technology. Before his promotion, he served as a VP of LIFTbuild. Benvenuto began in Barton Malow’s self-perform division and worked his way up to VP of Barton Malow Co. and then LIFTbuild prior to being named COO.