PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - September 29, 2016) - Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, announced today the promotion of Dale Spaulding, P.E., to director of the newly created Pennsylvania Headquarters Region. Michael Baker's Headquarters Region consists of the company's Pittsburgh (corporate headquarters), Harrisburg and Fort Washington/Philadelphia offices.
To recognize its significant home-base presence in Pennsylvania and acknowledge the company's largest single client, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Michael Baker established the Pennsylvania Headquarters Region. In his leadership role, Mr. Spaulding will continue to cultivate strong, engaged, long-term relationships with clients and other key stakeholders in the state. He also will lead business development efforts and oversee marketing, resource allocation and acquisition, talent management and development for more than 800 Michael Baker colleagues in the region.
Mr. Spaulding, who will be based in the firm's Moon Township office, brings more than 30 years of experience in civil engineering, environmental planning and construction management. His experience includes planning, permitting, design and construction management of civil infrastructure projects ranging in size from $5 million to $1.3 billion. The variety of complex projects he has led includes simple town road improvements to the construction of major wastewater treatment plants. His collective experience includes planning; design; right-of-way; utility coordination; public outreach; local/state/federal permitting and construction management.
"Our Pennsylvania Headquarters Region requires a versatile leader who can partner with one of the firm's largest clients while identifying new avenues for growth in our home state," said Kurt Bergman, CEO of Michael Baker International. "Based on his success with building business and managing complex projects for clients, I'm confident Dale will demonstrate how 'We Make a Difference' for the clients and communities we serve in Pennsylvania."
As director of the Pennsylvania Headquarters Region, Mr. Spaulding will report to Michael Baker's Chief Operating Officer, Brian Lutes.
Since 2010, Mr. Spaulding has served as vice president and office executive for the New York City, Rensselaer and White Plains operations for Michael Baker, responsible for the daily operation and development of the statewide engineering and construction management practice. He was the principal in charge for a number of signature projects in the New York metro area including the World Trade Center flood resilience bollard protection system for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and construction management services for the upgrade of the Newtown Creek Water Pollution Control Plant for the new York City Department of Environmental Protection.
"Michael Baker International was founded in Pennsylvania more than 76 years ago and our ties to the state run deep. We've contributed to revitalizing infrastructure for clients throughout Pennsylvania and many of our industry renowned innovations were developed in the state," said Mr. Spaulding. "I look forward to continuing our legacy of success in the region by creating new opportunities for our colleagues and by serving our clients with a full continuum of services."
Mr. Spaulding contributes his time as a member of multiple professional organizations, including: American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) New York; American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS), an international academic honor society for achievement in the study of business.
He is a registered professional engineer and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Vermont and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of New Hampshire.
About Michael Baker International
Michael Baker International is a leading global provider of engineering and consulting services, which include planning, architectural, environmental, construction, program management and full life-cycle support services as well as information technology and communications services and solutions. The company 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. Michael Baker International has more than 6,000 employees in more than 90 locations across the U.S. and internationally. To learn more, visit www.mbakerintl.com.