Pennoni Associates, an ENR Top 100 engineering, design and consulting firm headquartered in Philadelphia with branch offices in Baltimore and Virginia, is pleased to announce seven new regional vice president positions as part of the firm’s continuing corporate realignment. Pennoni increased its size by 20 percent with the December 2010 acquisition of Virginia-based Patton Harris Rust & Associates (PHR+A), and these newly-created positions are the second step in the integration process.
The first major step in the joining of the management of the two firms was the addition of Charles Perry, former Ppesident of PHR+A, to the Pennoni executive management team as senior vice president and COO. Nelson Shaffer, executive vice president and previous COO, took on the newly-created role of chief administrative officer.
The goal of the corporate realignment was to create a management structure that would better utilize the staff and capabilities in the new southern offices, as well as allow for the firm to provide the best possible client services. The decision was made to put in place a new position, regional vice president, to report directly to the COO. The regional vice president is responsible for the growth and profitability of offices and divisions under his or her supervision and assists the COO in achieving the Annual Business Plan targets and growth in the region.
“Our reorganization has ensured that decisions are being made by the individuals closest to our clients,” said Perry. “While increasing in size and geography, streamlining our management structure has enabled us to be more responsive.”
The firm will be divided into five geographic regions, as well as having two separate technology-based segments, allowing for seven regional vice presidents. The firm is pleased to announce Pennoni’s regional vice presidents:
Andrew Bennett, PE – Pennsylvania North & West
Ron Moore – Delaware, Maryland & DC
David Pennoni, PE – Philadelphia Metro/Southern New Jersey
Susan Wolford, CLA, AICP, LEED Green Associate – Virginia
David Lowdermilk, PE – Transportation
Andrew Pennoni, PE – Inspection & Testing
The regional vice president for the Metro New York/New England region will be determined in the coming months.
Source : Pennoni Associates