PITTSBURGH (November 16, 2020) - Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services celebrating 80 Years of Making a Difference, announced today that Mike Brescia, P.E., has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, Mr. Brescia will be responsible for Michael Baker’s overall Operations, serving as an advocate for the firm’s engineers, planners, architects and other specialists, leading client engagement, partnering with the company’s thought leaders to drive growth and advancing its standard of excellence in every aspect of Operations. Mr. Brescia has been leading the firm’s Northeast Region since 2011. With 35 years of industry experience, his expansive leadership experience within the company and in running large, complex projects gives him unique insights to lead Operations and the continuous improvement of the firm’s programs and processes.
“Mike is widely known for his sincere care for our company, our employees and our clients, and for his relentless, competitive spirit for winning work and delivering quality projects,” said Brian A. Lutes, Chief Executive Officer of Michael Baker International. “I am confident that he will help fuel growth and enhance our employee experience and look forward to the positive impact he will have companywide in his new position.”
“Our future is very exciting, and I am honored to accept this important role for our company and drive our growth by supporting our People, Projects and Clients,” said Mr. Brescia. “I am fully committed to Michael Baker’s philosophy that we are stronger together, and look forward to working alongside Brian, our entire leadership team and our talented employees as we deliver quality projects for our clients and communities.”
The firm also announced a series of key promotions across the organization. Magdy Hagag, P.E., Senior Vice President and Office Executive, has been promoted to Regional Director for the Northeast; James E. Koch, Ph.D, P.E., Senior Vice President and Regional Director for the Mid-Atlantic, will take on an expanded role leading the firm’s Federal team; and Malcolm Dougherty, P.E., Senior Vice President and National Practice Executive, will also take on an expanded role and overseeing all National Practices.
About Michael Baker International
Michael Baker International, celebrating 80 Years of Making a Difference, is a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. The company provides its comprehensive range of services and solutions to support U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker’s more than 3,000 employees across nearly 100 locations are committed to a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve challenges for clients and communities throughout the country. To learn more, visit https://mbakerintl.com/.
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