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Tighe & Bond Promotes Three Managers to Vice President

Posted June 25, 2015 by

Westfield, Massachusetts – June 25, 2015 – Following the firm’s annual stockholder’s meeting, Tighe & Bond announced the promotion of three of its veteran managers to vice president: Christopher Bone, P.E., Antonio da Cruz, P.E., and John McClellan, PhD, P.E.

Vice President Christopher Bone, P.E., who has 22 years of engineering experience and works out of Tighe & Bond’s Westfield, Mass. office, joined the firm in 1999.  Over the years, he has served as an environmental engineer and project manager for numerous high profile wastewater and water resources projects.  He has overseen the design of numerous new treatment plants, and also has a history of finding innovative and cost effective solutions for challenging upgrades at existing facilities. Currently, he serves as project manager on a design-build team for a $130 million sludge dryer facility for the City of Detroit, Mich., which will be the largest facility in North America of its kind once constructed.

A resident of Westfield, Bone holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and a master of science in environmental engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.  He is a member of the American Water Works Association, New England Water Works Association, and Water Environment Federation.

Vice President Antonio da Cruz, P.E, who has 22 years of engineering experience and works out of Tighe & Bond’s Worcester, Mass. office, joined the firm in 1993.  Over the years, he has served as a civil engineer and project manager who specializes in wastewater, water resources, solid waste management, and site/civil projects.  He has hands-on experience with a wide array of project roles including planning, design and construction administration.  He designs and manages numerous high profile infrastructure projects for the City of Worcester and the Town of Palmer.

da Cruz holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  A resident of Ludlow, Mass., he formerly served as a member of Ludlow’s Board of Public Works.  He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Water Environment Federation, and the New England Water Environment Association.

Vice President John McClellan, PH.D, P.E. who has 20 years of engineering experience and works out of Tighe & Bond’s Westfield, Mass. office, joined the firm in 2000.  He specializes in water supply and treatment, water distribution systems, water treatment plant upgrades, and environmental modeling.  McClellan has performed system-wide water quality modeling studies and water treatment process evaluation studies for major communities and water suppliers throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire.  He also has managed design and construction phase services for numerous water supply and treatment projects to improve water quality and overall system improvement.

McClellan holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering, a master of science in environmental engineering, and a doctor of philosophy in civil engineering – all from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  He is a resident of Hatfield, and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the American Water Works Association.

Tighe & Bond

Founded in 1911, Tighe & Bond is one of the most experienced engineering firms in New England, with offices in Pocasset, Westfield, and Worcester, Massachusetts; Middletown and Shelton, Connecticut; and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Engineering News Record annually ranks Tighe & Bond among the top design and environmental engineering firms nationally.  ZweigWhite also has recognized Tighe & Bond numerous times as one of the best engineering firms to work for in the nation.

With a team of more than 250 employees, Tighe & Bond provides engineering and environmental services for clients in government, industry, healthcare, education, real estate, energy, and water/wastewater markets.

For more information, contact Mary Beth Morris, P.E., Vice President of Marketing, 413-572-3247 or email at MBMorris@tighebond.com, or visit www.tighebond.com.

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EBC Now Hiring for Member Services Coordinator

Posted June 22, 2015 by

Employment with the EBC is an exciting opportunity to work with leaders from across the environmental and energy industry. EBC staff work closely with the Executive Director to manage EBC operations, programs, meetings, and membership.

Current open position:

Member Services Coordinator
Proposed salary range: $32,000-$36,000 DOE
Education requirement: Bachelors Degree from a 4-year college or university

The EBC, a 501(c)6 nonprofit business organization, was established in 1990 to support and foster the development of the environmental industry. The goal of the EBC is to enhance business and job growth of both established and emerging environmental and energy businesses. The Environmental Business Council of New England is searching for an energetic and proactive person to take on the role of Member Services Coordinator.

This position offers an exciting opportunity to work with a variety of organizations and businesses in the environmental industry.  We are seeking a professional, detail-oriented, and self-motivated individual to manage the EBC’s 165+ member companies. This position requires strong organizational skills, effective and professional communication, and the ability to manage multiple meetings throughout the year. Candidates must have business and office experience – accounting experience a plus. The Member Services Coordinator will handle all EBC affairs related to membership, including retention, recruitment, and working directly with the Board of Directors and EBC Committee Leadership. He/she must also be willing to work necessary hours leading up to, during, and immediately following EBC programs and events. This includes early mornings and late evenings. Driver’s license required, car ownership a plus.

Salary range is $32,000 to $36,000 annually.  Benefits package includes health insurance and a Savings Incentive Match Plan IRA. EBC is an equal opportunity employer.

The Member Services Coordinator is responsible for:

Membership Management

  • Active communication with member companies, management of the annual renewal process, management of the member database
  • Using EBC database and financial records the Coordinator presents the status of EBC’s membership at the Board of Directors meetings and works to gain insight from past and current EBC membership trends
  • Continued improvement of EBC’s member benefits package, creation of marketing materials, active management of EBC website to promote member companies

Program Management

Under the direction of the Director of Business Operations:

  • Attend EBC programs independently
  • Prepare all program materials required, attend program and manage the registration process, troubleshoot A/V issues, assist with set-up and break-down
  • Follow-up with attendees post-program, post relevant program information to the EBC website

Non-profit Administration

  • Plan and manage each EBC Committee’s meetings throughout the year and act as the point of contact for committee leadership
  • Assist with marketing and social media for the organization
  • Actively manage the EBC website (WordPress)
  • Willing and able to learn basic accounting and non-profit management tasks

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional experience with social media platforms: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter
  • Proven experience developing marketing materials
  • Personal interest in the environment/sustainability
  • Willingness to contribute to in-office sustainability initiatives
  • Flexible and adaptable personality

Please email a resume and cover letter expressing your interest in this position to ebc@ebcne.org with subject line “Member Services Coordinator”.

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Waterfront Engineers LLC Joins Tighe & Bond

Posted June 22, 2015 by

clients to benefit from SPECIALIZED coastal engineering services

Westfield, Massachusetts – June 15, 2015 –Waterfront Engineers LLC – a New Hampshire based firm known for providing specialized engineering services for shoreline challenges and waterfront facilities – joined forces this week with Tighe & Bond, a New England leader in engineering and environmental services.  Tighe & Bond acquired Waterfront Engineers LLC to offer its clients additional expertise and targeted solutions for complex and challenging coastal projects.  Tighe & Bond’s Portsmouth, New Hampshire office will serve as the hub for these expanded services.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Waterfront Engineers to our team.  Over the years, we have collaborated regularly with the firm’s chief engineer, Duncan Mellor, P.E., and know that his 30+ years of proven coastal engineering success will benefit our waterfront clients,” says Tighe & Bond’s President and CEO, David Pinsky.  “As climate change has accelerated, and we’ve seen the devastating effects of coastal storm damage on communities, we are certain that our clients have an increased need for these specialized services.  Whether it is to prevent or repair coastal damage, we can now fully support them with the waterfront engineering services they need,” he adds.

Based in Stratham, New Hampshire for 10 years, Waterfront Engineers has provided a range of specialized engineering for the assessment (above and under water), design, and construction of structures built along shorelines, waterways, ports and harbors.  This has included piers, wharves, bulkheads, quay walls, revetments, breakwaters, bridges, parks, marinas, dredging, tidal turbines, and many other specialized coastal studies, grant applications and structures.

For years Tighe & Bond has provided structural, geotechnical, and civil engineering services for buildings, dams, and seawalls throughout New England.  However, the addition of Waterfront Engineers’ coastal engineering capabilities deepens this expertise, and supports the firm’s ongoing growth and presence in New Hampshire.

About Tighe & Bond

Founded in 1911, Tighe & Bond is one of the most experienced engineering firms in New England, with offices in Pocasset, Westfield, and Worcester, Massachusetts; Middletown and Shelton, Connecticut; and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Engineering News Record annually ranks Tighe & Bond among the top design and environmental engineering firms nationally.  ZweigWhite also has recognized Tighe & Bond numerous times as one of the best engineering firms to work for in the nation.

With a team of more than 250 employees, Tighe & Bond provides engineering and environmental services for clients in government, industry, healthcare, education, real estate, energy, and water/wastewater markets.

For more information, contact Mary Beth Morris, P.E., Vice President of Marketing, 413-572-3247 or email at MBMorris@tighebond.com, or visit www.tighebond.com.

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