POUGHKEEPSIE, NY | After more than 40 years of experience in bridge engineering and project management with Modjeski and Masters, Barney T. Martin, Jr., PhD, PE, a graduate of Louisiana State University and Tulane University, has announced his retirement from his position as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Since joining Modjeski and Masters in 1976 as a design engineer, Dr. Martin has been a vital and influential member of the firm. He was made Vice President in 2000, President in 2007, and ultimately CEO in 2013.
“Isaac Newton once wrote, ‘If I have seen further than others, it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants,’” said Dr. Martin “As I look back upon my 41-year career at Modjeski and Masters, I see that whatever successes I may have achieved during that time are the results of those giants of the firm that came before me. And as I look at those that comprise the firm now, I am pleased to say I see many giants in the making.”
During his time with Modjeski and Masters, Dr. Martin. spearheaded the firm’s growth, opening new offices in Philadelphia, PA., Washington D.C., and Raleigh, NC. With his progressive outlook, he led Modjeski and Masters to its first acquisition in the firm’s history in 2015 when Littleton, Colo.-based Summit Engineering Group, Inc. was acquired, bringing extensive expertise in segmental concrete bridges to the firm’s dossier.
Dr. Martin is an expert in parallel wire cable evaluation for suspension bridges, having participated in the very first cable investigation project in the mid-1980’s and continued management of cable inspection and evaluation projects. He participated in numerous industry organizations including the Transportation Research Board (TRB), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), and the American Consulting Engineering Council (ACEC).
“It has been a great honor and privilege to work alongside Dr. Martin these many years,” said Mike Britt, president at Modjeski and Masters. “Under his leadership, the firm has grown financially, geographically and in prestige. We are very grateful for all he has done and will look to honor him by continuing along the path he has forged.”
The Modjeski and Masters Board of Directors announced that Michael F. Britt, PE will take over as CEO in early 2018. Dr. Martin will continue involvement with the firm as Board Member Emeritus and Senior Technical Advisor.
For more information about Dr. Martin and other M&M staff, please visit the employee spotlights section of our staff page.