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Tighe & Bond Promotes Eight Employees: Recognizing exceptional performance and client service

Posted January 6, 2015 by

Westfield, Massachusetts – January 6, 2015 – Last month, Tighe & Bond promoted eight employees who have demonstrated exceptional performance, client service, and leadership.
“It is a pleasure to recognize these individuals who go above and beyond to advance Tighe & Bond’s substantial growth and technical competence. They also help foster a positive work environment that leads to rewarding careers at our firm,” says David Pinsky, President and CEO of Tighe & Bond.

This includes four who have been promoted to Associate within the firm’s Stock Ownership Program: Darleen Buttrick, Christopher Haker, David Horowitz, and Frederick Mueller.

Darleen Buttrick, P.E., a project manager who joined Tighe & Bond’s Westfield office in 2005, has 10 years of professional engineering experience as a water treatment engineer. During this time, she has managed numerous water related projects for some of Tighe & Bond’s largest water utility clients. She is currently the project manager for a $3 million ultraviolet disinfection facility for the Holyoke Water Works, which is scheduled to begin construction in the spring of 2015.

Buttrick has become Tighe & Bond’s expert in the development of capital improvement plans for water facilities, and also specializes in water treatment facility upgrades and renovations. She also is Tighe & Bond’s technical specialist for drinking water regulations in the Water Practice Group.

A licensed engineer in Massachusetts and Connecticut, Buttrick holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Bucknell University, and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is a member of the American Water Works Association, the New England Water Works Association/Connecticut Section, and the Western Massachusetts Water Works Association.

Christopher Haker, P.E, a principal engineer who joined Tighe & Bond’s Worcester office in 2007, has 19 years of professional civil engineering experience. He leads the firm’s Dams and Geotechnical Group, and serves as its technical specialist. Several of his notable projects include the Lot E Mixed Use Development in New Haven, Connecticut, and the Green River Dam emergency response and reconstruction in Massachusetts. He also has overseen numerous dam rehabilitation projects for municipalities, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Haker is a licensed engineer in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University, and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Haker sits on the New England Environmental Business Council’s Dam Management Committee, and is a frequent moderator and presenter at dam related conferences (particularly the Association of State Dam Safety Officials.)

David Horowitz, P.E. CSP, a project manager who joined Tighe & Bond’s Westfield office in 1998, has 24 years of professional engineering experience providing a wide range of services to Tighe & Bond’s industrial clients. This includes environmental, health and safety audits, industrial wastewater treatment plant design, permitting, operations, regulatory compliance and storage tank management.

Besides being a licensed engineer in Massachusetts, Horowitz is also a certified safety professional and a UST Class A/B operator. He also serves as the firm’s industrial market champion, and health and safety officer.

Horowitz holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, and is a member of the National Fire Protection Association, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, and Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

Frederick Mueller, P.E., a principal engineer who joined Tighe & Bond’s Middletown office in 2006, has 24 years of professional engineering experience related to wastewater, environmental remediation, and regulatory compliance. A municipal and industrial wastewater process expert, he excels at energy conservation and management, soil and groundwater remediation systems, odor control, and process control systems. Prior to joining Tighe & Bond, he worked for seven years as an engineer for the Mattabassett District Water Pollution Control Facility in Cromwell, Connecticut.

Mueller has helped to expand the firm’s wastewater resume and presence in Connecticut, and played a key technical role in the wastewater projects for communities such as Groton, Middletown, Plainville, Stratford, Southington, Thompson and Waterbury.

A licensed engineer in Connecticut, Mueller holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Rochester, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and, and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is a member of the Water Environment Federation, and routinely presents technical information at conferences and professional events.

In addition to these new associates, Tighe & Bond promoted four other staff into the firm’s Stock Ownership Program as new shareholders. This includes Benjamin Levesque, P.E., a senior project manager in the firm’s Worcester office, Erin Moore, P.E., a project manager in the Westfield office, Jonathan Richer, P.E., a project manager in the firm’s Shelton, CT office, and Amy Vaillancourt, LEP, a project manager in the Middletown, CT office.

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 several 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.

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