Granite Appoints Michael W. Barker as Vice President and Corporate Controller

WATSONVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Granite Construction Incorporated (NYSE: GVA) has announced the appointment of Michael W. Barker as Vice President and Corporate Controller. Barker will report to Jigisha Desai, Granite's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

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Michael W. Barker, Granite Vice President and Corporate Controller (Photo: Business Wire)

Michael W. Barker, Granite Vice President and Corporate Controller (Photo: Business Wire)

Barker has served as Assistant Controller since November 2015, where he has been responsible for leading the Controller’s Group to ensure financial risks are mitigated and financial information is delivered timely and accurately. He brings extensive technical accounting knowledge and strong leadership skills to his new role.

“I am very pleased to announce Mike’s appointment as Granite’s new Corporate Controller,” said Granite President and CEO, James H. Roberts. “Mike’s deep knowledge of Granite, financial acumen and commitment to our Core Values and Code of Conduct make him not only highly qualified, but the ideal choice, to lead the Controller’s Group.”

Prior to joining Granite, Barker worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for 16 years auditing and advising global companies, most recently as a senior manager overseeing large audits for several Fortune 500 companies.

Barker received a B.S. in Accountancy from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and is a Certified Public Accountant.

About Granite

Through its offices and subsidiaries nationwide, Granite Construction Incorporated (NYSE: GVA) is a full-suite provider in the transportation, water infrastructure and mineral exploration markets. Granite, America’s Infrastructure Company, is an award-winning firm in safety, quality and environmental stewardship and has been honored as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for nine consecutive years. Granite is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is part of the S&P MidCap 400 Index, the MSCI KLD 400 Social Index and the Russell 2000 Index. For more information, visit

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