Michael Baker International Appoints Joseph R. Catalano, P.E., as Vice President and Office Executive for the Firm’s Chicago Office
Chicago – Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, announced that Joseph R. Catalano, P.E., has joined the firm as Vice President and Office Executive for the Chicago office. In this role, he will oversee the growth of the firm’s portfolio of business in the Chicagoland area and provide operational management, staff management and production/project oversight for the office.
“Joe’s expertise in managing high-profile projects and leading people positions him to leverage his record of success to help Michael Baker grow our business in the Chicagoland market,” said Kent Zinn, P.E., S.E., Great Lakes Regional Director at Michael Baker. “We look forward to his contributions and leadership within our Region.”
Mr. Catalano added: “I am excited to leverage my experience and collaborate with the local and national teams at Michael Baker to deliver exceptional service to both current and future clients.”
For more than 30 years, Mr. Catalano has applied his engineering, management and leadership expertise to transportation projects for numerous clients throughout Illinois and the Midwest. Most recently, he was the Consultant Owner’s Representative Executive for the Illinois Tollway’s $4 billion I-294 Central Tri-State Reconstruction project, a program aimed to increase capacity and improve travel reliability over 22 miles of the Illinois Tollway’s most-traveled interstate.
Prior to that role, Mr. Catalano served as Director of Engineering for HNTB Corporation in Chicago, where he led the operations of a 170-person team, while also planning, directing and ensuring the success of multiple transportation projects. He also served as Program Manager at HNTB for the Illinois Tollway’s $12 billion Move Illinois Capital Improvement program. Mr. Catalano also spent 13 years with AECOM, where he oversaw nearly 200 transportation staff spanning nine U.S. states.
Mr. Catalano is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Vice Chair of the Board for the ACE Chicago Mentor Program, which introduces students to careers in the architecture, construction and engineering industries.
About Michael Baker International
Michael Baker International is a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. The company provides its comprehensive range of services and solutions to support U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker’s more than 3,000 employees across nearly 100 locations are committed to a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve challenges for clients and communities throughout the country. To learn more, visit www.mbakerintl.com.