Barriere Announces Leadership Transition and Management Promotions

Barriere Construction Co, LLC has announced the transition of key employees to new management roles within the fourth generation, 70-year old highway and heavy civil construction company servicing both the public and private markets.

Effective January 1, 2019, Jason Latiolais began his new role as Vice President of Barriere’s Asphalt Operations. Latiolais assumed the responsibilities formerly held by James “Jim” Breland, Jr., who retired from Barriere after 16 years of dedicated service. In his new position, Jason will serve as a member of the Company’s Senior Executive Committee and is now responsible for leading Barriere’s three asphalt groups – located on the South Shore, North Shore, and in Baton Rouge. For the last three years, Latiolais served as Group Manager of Barriere’s North Shore Asphalt Group. He has been employed with Barriere for 10 years, and holds a Civil Engineering Degree from Louisiana State University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Southeastern University.

Additionally, Justin White has been selected to replace Jason Latiolais as Group Manager for Barriere’s North Shore Asphalt Group. White will also serve as a member of Barriere’s Executive Committee. White has been employed with Barriere since 2010 and is a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi. He will soon complete his MBA from Southeastern Louisiana University.

“Today’s announcements are central to the company’s strategic plan which calls for the streamlining of services and management to maximize efficiencies and coordinate resources throughout the Barriere organization,” said Peter A. Wilson, President & CEO. “Further, these announcements validate to our customers that Barriere will continue to operate with our long-established tradition of safety, service, and value, while demonstrating to our employees that meaningful opportunities exist for career advancement and upward mobility within our expanding organization. Effective succession planning is vital to our business and allows us to proactively maintain consistency and stability in our operations.”

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