Michael Baker International Announces Promotion of Maher (Mike) Sidani to Chief Engineer of the Northeast Region

Location: Hamilton, NJ
Date: May 29, 2014

Michael Baker International has announced the promotion of Maher (Mike) Sidani, P.E., PMP, Vice President, to Chief Engineer of the Company’s expanding Northeast Region.  Sidani will work with the Company’s local Office Executives and Project Managers, maintaining a client focus for engineering projects and pursuits across the region, while maintaining an active role in production planning, risk management and quality assurance on major strategic regional projects. Over the past 20 years at Baker, Sidani has been invaluable in enhancing the capabilities of the various engineering disciplines to meet the rising challenges of our nation’s aging infrastructure and to bring multi-disciplinary services to the complex projects of the Northeast Region.

“As our most experienced Project Manager on complex assignments, Mike defines superior project execution and service to our clients,” stated Mike Brescia, P.E., Senior Vice President and Northeast Regional Director for Baker International. “In his new role as Chief Engineer for our Northeast Region, we intend to have Mike share his best practices and depth of experience with all of our Project Managers to replicate success across the organization.”

Mr. Sidani has extensive experience in managing the planning and design of major and complex multi-disciplinary transportation projects including bridges, causeways and highway interchanges. Most notably, Sidani served the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) as project manager for the Route 21 Viaduct Replacement and Route 280/21 Interchange Improvement projects in Newark, Route 52 Causeway Replacement between Somers Point and Ocean City, and most recently the ongoing Pulaski Skyway Rehabilitation project. In past years, Sidani has served as Director of Project Management and Quality Assurance, as well as Director of Engineering, for Baker, where he oversaw the implementation of the Quality Assurance program, as well as enhanced the production capabilities throughout the office, and most recently, functioned as Office Principal for the Newark, NJ Office.

Mike Sidani is a licensed professional engineer in the states of New York and New Jersey and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Project Management Institute.

About Michael Baker International, LLC
Michael Baker International, LLC (Baker International), is a leading global provider of engineering and consulting services which includes planning, architectural, environmental, construction, program management, and full life cycle support services as well as information technology and communications services and solutions. Baker provides its comprehensive range of services and solutions in support of U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients.  With more than $1.3 billion in annual revenue, Baker International has more than 6,000 employees in over 90 offices located across the U.S. and internationally. To learn more about Michael Baker International visit: www.mbakerintl.com

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