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Robert Belitz Assumes CEO Leadership at Tighe & Bond

Posted January 3, 2019 by

Westfield, Massachusetts – January 3, 2019Tighe & Bond kicked off the new year with a new President and Chief Executive Officer. Robert Belitz assumed the firm’s top leadership position on January 1, becoming Tighe & Bond’s ninth leader in its 108-year history.

Belitz, who has more than 25 years of experience in the industry, joined Tighe & Bond more than four years ago as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer. In this role, he has directed the firm’s financial operations and priorities, as well as contributed to growth strategies consistent with the Tighe & Bond’s continued expansion in the marketplace. Belitz has extensive experience in corporate governance, team building, financial management, acquisitions, and a proven record of success at both private and public firms. Beyond his corporate leadership role, Belitz is an active volunteer with Special Olympics of Connecticut.

Belitz succeeds former President and Chief Executive Officer, David Pinsky, who retired from the position at the close of 2018 after serving in the position for 13 years and being with the firm for 31 years. This marks the culmination of a well thought out succession planning process that was initiated in early 2017 and led by Tighe & Bond’s Board of Directors. Pinsky will continue in the role of Chairman of the Board through April 2019, while supporting Belitz and the firm on special projects.

“It is an honor to become Tighe & Bond’s President and CEO at this auspicious time. Dave’s leadership and vision have been instrumental in guiding Tighe & Bond to where it is today – with record growth, a strong culture, robust and broad employee ownership, and superb staff all supporting our strategic vision. My focus will be on helping Tighe & Bond continue to develop and execute strategies for our growth and success throughout the northeast, as well as helping our clients achieve their goals,” said Belitz.


GZA Wins Three Awards for Rebuilding Gloucester’s Waterfront

Posted December 18, 2018 by

NORWOOD, MA and GLOUCESTER, MA, December 12, 2018GZA, a leading multi-disciplinary firm providing geotechnical, environmental, ecological, water, and construction management services, is proud to be part of the team receiving three awards from Engineering News-Record’s Regional Best Project competition. GZA, National Grid, Anchor QEA, and Charter Construction will share the Best Water/Environment Project Award, the Excellence In Safety Award of Merit, and Project Of The Year – New England Region for a Manufactured Gas Plant cleanup project along the Gloucester waterfront.

The project began in 2010, when GZA in its role as lead engineering consultant for the team was commissioned to perform a preliminary site investigation. The former plant location had become a busy commercial and industrial location since its closing decades earlier. The team dredged the harbor, excavated coal tar contaminated soil, drove piles and poured specially engineered concrete for new retaining walls and environmental protection, all of this being done during some of the worst New England winters in recent memory.

For the award-winning Phase IV of the project, highlights included:

  • Construction of a new seawall system at and around Solomon Jacobs Park, which in some cases meant excavating to depths of up to 20 feet.
  • Construction of automated pumping systems to remove coal tar from depths of 60 feet.
  • Dredging of 28,000 cubic yards of sediments, including temporary removal of local piers and floating docks in advance of the work, with reconstruction at the end of the work.

“Gloucester was an incredibly interesting, challenging and rewarding project that brought a great group of companies together to improve the environment and restore Gloucester’s historic shorelines,” Matt Barvenik, senior VP and lead principal on the project said.

“We are very proud to have been part of such a significant restoration project in such a popular coastal community. There was no precedent for much of what the team had to deal with, which made the result that much more remarkable,” said Bill Hadge, GZA President and CEO.

About GZA

Founded in 1964, GZA is a multi-disciplinary, employee-owned firm providing Geotechnical, Environmental, Ecological, Water, and Construction Management services. GZA’s more than 650 professionals are based in 31 offices in New England, the Mid-Atlantic, and the Great Lakes States. Our corporate headquarters is at 249 Vanderbilt Avenue, Norwood, MA 02062. For additional information, please call Angela Cincotta, Chief of Marketing and Communications at 781-278-5777 or visit www.gza.com.


Robinson+Cole Promotes Boston Lawyer to Counsel

Posted December 18, 2018 by

BOSTON, MA (December 17, 2018) – Robinson+Cole is pleased to announce the promotion of Karla L. Chaffee to counsel, effective January 1, 2019. Ms. Chaffee is a member of the firm’s Land Use and Real Estate + Development Groups as well as its RLUIPA practice group. She is one of nine lawyers newly promoted to firm counsel.

Karla significantly enhances our core land use litigation and transactions practice,” said Stephen E. Goldman, Robinson+Cole’s Managing Partner. “It’s my pleasure to congratulate Karla on her well-deserved advancement.”

About Robinson+Cole

Robinson+Cole is a service mark of Robinson & Cole LLP, an Am Law 200 firm with more than 200 lawyers in nine offices serving regional, national, and international clients, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. For more information, please visit www.rc.com.


Nic Dalzell joins RPF Environmental, Inc.

Posted December 11, 2018 by

RPF Environmental, Inc., an environmental health and safety consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Nic Dalzell has recently joined the team as a Project Manager. Mr. Dalzell has an impressive professional track record as a general manager at a prominent New England Staples location. Not only has he developed a team management approach, he has been completing measurably successful projects, providing top-notch customer service, as well as analyzing and solving complicated problems. Combined with his accelerated aptitude for environmental sciences, he will be a great benefit to RPF Environmental, Inc. and its customers.

Mr. Dalzell earned a Bachelor of Science in environmental biology with a minor in chemistry from Plymouth State University. While there, he earned the honor of being the Top Environmental Biology Student. He recently completed training to become an EPA accredited asbestos inspector with licensure pending for New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts. His eighteen years of professional work is enabling him to quickly come up to speed to provide exemplary service to RPF Environmental’s customers.

With offices located in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, RPF Environmental specializes in testing and consulting services including asbestos, indoor air quality, lead, mold, silica, legionella, other hazardous materials, environmental site assessments, OSHA compliance, safety audits, industrial hygiene, environmental health and safety training, and other related projects. Visit their website at http://www.airpf.com/ or call 1-888 SAFE AIR.


Mabbett Achieves the Trifecta as One of The Fastest Growing Companies

Posted November 15, 2018 by

BEDFORD, MA (November 2018) – Mabbett & Associates, Inc. (Mabbett®) is pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked as the 42nd fastest growing company in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal (BBJ) in 2018; #32 on the 2018 Zweig Letter Hot Firm List of the top 100 fastest growing architectural, engineering and environmental (A/E/C) firms in the United States and Canada; as well as ranked #3,359 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America and #22 in the environmental sector.

The Zweig White Hot Firms have outperformed the economy and their competitors to become leaders in their chosen fields. The “Hot Firm” designation has been synonymous with success in the A/E/C industry. Rankings are based on a survey of industry firms conducted by ZweigWhite, the publisher of The Zweig Letter, and the nation’s management leader in enhancing business performance for A/E/C firms.

The Inc. 5000 ranks private companies by overall revenue growth over a three-year period. This prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success and the place where future household names first make their mark, as stated on www.inc.com.

“We are most pleased to have been honored by the BBJ; designated a Hot Firm for the fifth time; and ranked by Inc. magazine for the forth time,” stated Arthur N. Mabbett, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer. “The objectives of a long-term business perspective, continuing reinvestment, and strategic decision-making are being achieved by Mabbett. I am proud that our hard working, persistent and most professionally competent staff has been recognized by our business peers again this year. We thank our clients for their confidence and continuing opportunities to serve them.”

For 38 years, Mabbett has delivered value-added services to industry, commercial enterprise and Federal, state and local agencies. Mabbett is a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE), verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Bedford, MA with regional offices in Providence, RI; Alexandria, VA and Montclair, NJ. www.mabbett.com