Westfield, Massachusetts – January 9, 2014 –The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts recently elected President and CEO David Pinsky, P.E. to its Board of Directors. His three year term serving this non-profit organization, which has been fighting hunger in western Massachusetts for more than 30 years, begins this month.
Pinsky, who serves as Tighe & Bond’s president and chief executive officer, has worked at the engineering firm since 1988. He also serves on the board of directors for the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA), and the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts.
A professional engineer for more than 25 years, Pinsky holds a master of science degree in environmental engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of New Hampshire. He is also an active member of numerous professional societies and organizations in the engineering profession, such as the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the Massachusetts Water Works Association (MWWA), and the New England Water Works Association (NEWWA).
Since 1982, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts has been working with the community to reduce hunger and increase food security in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire Counties. It serves as a distribution center for the region’s emergency food network in western Massachusetts, providing nutritious food to 300 hundred of its member agencies acting as front-line food assistance pantries and meal sites. Last year, The Food Bank distributed more than 8 million pounds of food, helping nourish families, children, elders and adults struggling with food insecurity. Ultimately, more than 130,000 individuals – one in eight people – rely annually on emergency food from The Food Bank and the emergency food network. In addition, The Food Bank provides a wide range of services including the Brown Bag: Food for Elders program, the new Mobile Food Bank program, SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) enrollment assistance, and other initiatives that support access to nutritious foods for all residents.
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 recognized Tighe & Bond as one of the best engineering firms to work for in the nation at its 2012 Best Firms to Work for Summit in Seattle, Washington. With a team of more than 230 employees, Tighe & Bond provides engineering and environmental services for clients in government, industry, healthcare, education, real estate, energy, and water/wastewater markets.