PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - July 06, 2016) - Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, announced today that Harold Chappell has been promoted to vice president and director of the company's Specialized Construction business unit. In his new role, Mr. Chappell will be responsible for all facets of the Specialized Construction business unit, including: client satisfaction; resource allocation and acquisition; talent management and development; and the overall efficiency and profitability of Michael Baker's construction program.
"Harold Chappell brings proven experience to his new role in Michael Baker International's Specialized Construction business unit, and we are confident that his expertise will help drive new project opportunities both stateside and around the world," said Kurt Bergman, chief executive officer of Michael Baker International. "In his tenure at Michael Baker, Harold has helped lead significant projects for the organization as we continue to demonstrate growth in numerous regions."
Mr. Chappell brings 40 years of construction management experience to his new role, and has been a valuable team member at Michael Baker since 2013. While at Michael Baker, Mr. Chappell established and led the successful $200-million Balad Air Base construction program in Iraq which included 35 projects in support of the Iraq F-16 foreign military sales (FMS) program.
A registered professional engineer, Mr. Chappell finished his military career in 2004 after 26 years as a U.S. Army engineer officer, having served as a Brigade Commander in Korea and as Executive Officer to the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Installations and Environment in the Pentagon. Outside of his work at Michael Baker, Mr. Chappell has been active with the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) for more than 35 years, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Army Engineer Association (AEA), an organization that works to recognize the significant contributions of the Army Engineer Regiment within the Army and United States.
"I am excited to take on new responsibilities within Michael Baker and look forward to continued growth for our construction team by leveraging our recent successes to expand our service offerings. Our recent work for the State Department Overseas Building Operations (OBO) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has opened new and exciting possibilities for larger projects," said Mr. Chappell. "I am committed to developing the team's capabilities and ensuring the necessary support and preparation to help demonstrate that 'We Make a Difference.'"
Mr. Chappell succeeds Ken Catlow. Michael Baker International thanks Mr. Catlow for his contributions and wishes him well.
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.