Edward Cates is Vice President of Marketing for ARCO Design/Build (ARCO), a provider of design-build industrial construction services. ARCO is the the largest builder of warehouses and distribution centers domestically and ranked in the top ten design-build construction firms in the country by ENR magazine.
In this role, Cates is responsible for managing a team of marketers supporting twenty-three divisions that comprise ARCO including ARCO Design/Build, ADB Design Services, ADB Structural Engineering, ADB Senior Living & Multifamily and ARCON Concrete.
Prior to joining ARCO, Cates was the principal and managing director of Nuance Marketing a marketing and communications agency and previously as Vice President of Marketing Communications at Bank of America leading outreach for strategic Supply Chain initiatives regarding supplier diversity.
Cates was recognized as the “Outstanding Minority Business Advocate of the Year” by the National Council of Asian American Business Associations and one of The Network Journal’s “40 Under Forty” in 2012.
Cates is an alumnus of the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth Advanced Management Program and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Emporia State University.