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Manhattan Construction Company announces corporate leadership promotions: Jason Martin as senior vice president of operations, Hal Wheatley as corporate safety director

Jason Martin
Jason Martin, Senior Vice President of Operations

Tulsa, Oklahoma—Manhattan Construction Company, a top nationally ranked construction services firm headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, announced today the promotion of Jason Martin to senior vice president of operations and Hal Wheatley to corporate safety director.

Martin will oversee the company’s safety and quality programs, project team performance, and field operations educational programs. Martin previously served as vice president of operations for the company’s Tulsa regional operations and corporate safety.

“Jason has an outstanding ability to lead and inspire his teams, delivering solutions-oriented construction services that keep our clients coming back, said John Reyhan, president of Manhattan Construction Company. “We are excited to have him step into this crucial role and share his skills on a national level.

Martin has spent his entire career at Manhattan, serving on more than 50 projects in the last 26 years. Martin’s experience includes sports, healthcare, government, hospitality, religious, commercial, and education projects. His $1.3-billion portfolio of work includes the BOK Center, St. John Health System Campus Expansion, Saint Francis Children’s Hospital and Trauma Emergency Tower in Tulsa, Oklahoma State University Gallagher-Iba Arena Expansion in Stillwater, Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City, and Yacht Haven Resort in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Martin is an American Institute of Contractors Certified Professional Contractor, an American Society for Healthcare Engineering Certified Healthcare Constructor, and is OSHA 30-Hour Certified. He’s a member of Leadership Tulsa Class 63 and Leadership Broken Arrow Class of 2016. He earned his B.S. in Construction Management from Oklahoma State University.

Hal Wheatley, Corporate Safety Director
Hal Wheatley, Corporate Safety Director

Wheatley is stepping into the role of corporate safety director. He will lead the company’s safety professionals and manage its safety, health, and environmental initiatives. Prior to his promotion, he served as safety director for Manhattan Construction’s Tulsa region.

“In his four years at Manhattan Construction Company, Hal has demonstrated emphatic energy and passion for safety at every level of the company,” said Reyhan. “His dedication is second to none, and we’re thrilled to have him guiding our nationwide safety initiatives.”

Wheatley served as Manhattan’s 2024 committee chair for Safety Week programming and is the face of the company’s safety orientation video. He is a Certified Safety Professional, First Aid, CPR, and AED Certified instructor, and an OSHA 500 Authorized 10—and 30-hour Trainer in Construction. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental, Health, and Safety Management from Northeastern State University.