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Posted by Tasha Weiss on July 17, 2013 at 11:59 AM.
Modjeski and Masters has appointed Barney Martin (pictured left), the firm’s president since 2007, to CEO, effective immediately. John Kulicki formerly filled the role of CEO and will continue to guide the firm’s strategic direction in his role as Chairman of the Board.
“Modjeski and Masters has a rich history of designing iconic bridges in the United States, and I am humbled by the opportunity to lead the firm as CEO,” said Martin. “We have a strong leadership team with profound technical expertise and project experience, and I look forward to working closely with this team and Dr. Kulicki throughout the transition.”
In his nearly 36 years with Modjeski and Masters, Martin has served critical roles with marquee clients including the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority and the New York State Bridge Authority. Under his management, the firm has opened new offices in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
“Dr. Martin is a natural fit for this position for both his technical expertise and progressive outlook,” said Kulicki (pictured right), the recipient of AISC’s J. Lloyd Kimbrough Award in 2011 for his significant achievements in bridge analysis and design. “The industry is changing, with new project delivery mechanisms determining how teams are selected and ultimately, how bridges are built. This transition serves as a symbol of growth as we continue to evolve and adopt new practices that reflect changes in the industry.”
A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Kulicki has more than 40 years experience in bridge analysis and design. He joined the firm in 1974 and was appointed CEO in 2003, and has worked on numerous flagship bridge projects including the Second Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron, Mich., and the Quincy-Bayview Bridge in Quincy, Ill., both long-span steel bridges. In addition to leading the development of the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, he has authored more than 80 technical papers and presentations, including content for several engineering handbooks.