Michael Baker International Announces Promotion of Bill Macon to Regional Director of Gulf Coast Region

Company Reorganization Fosters Multi-Disciplined Global Strength in Local Offices

Pittsburgh (May 19, 2014) - Michael Baker International has announced the promotion of Bill Macon, Senior Vice President, to Regional Director of the Gulf Coast Region in a strategic reorganization to provide the company’s strong portfolio of services in offices along the Gulf Coast. This promotion is part of a new operations-centric structure for the company, based on office level business units supporting seven corporate regions nationally and internationally. As Regional Director, Macon will play a significant role in fostering the growth of the offices through advancement of the firm’s extensive global portfolio of expertise to serve Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas.

“As a former United States Air Force (USAF) Colonel, Bill’s leadership in federal installation and facilities management is unparalleled,” stated Kurt Bergman, Chief Executive Officer. “Bill carries weighted experience in all facets of engineering management from past projects ranging from Commander and Base Civil Engineer at the USAF’s largest installation, Eglin Air Force base, Florida to Chief, Base Transfer of the Headquarters, Multi-National Force – Iraq (MNF-I), Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq.”

In addition to the promotion of Macon and five Regional Directors named across the country, 33 Office Executives have been named nationwide to provide unified local leadership and offer clients a broader range of Michael Baker International’s services. Based on their extensive leadership strengths, the nine Office Executives selected to lead key offices in the Gulf Coast region include:

  • Michael Stengel, P.E. – Little Rock, AR
  • Brian Russell, P.E. – Jacksonville, FL
  • James Davis – Tallahassee, FL (includes Miramar Beach, FL)
  • Gerald Dabkowski, P.E. – Tampa, FL (includes Lake Mary and West Palm FL)
  • Charles Duggar, P.E., DBIA – Baton Rouge, LA (includes Ft. Polk and Lake Charles, LA)
  • Aaron Morris, GISP – Ridgeland, MS (includes Mobile, AL and Ocean Springs, MS)
  • Juan Contreras, P.E. – Arlington, TX (includes Denton, TX)
  • Burton Johnson, P.E., CFM – Houston, TX
  • James (Jay) R. Williams, P.E.—San Antonio, TX (includes Austin/Round Rock)

“Mr. Macon and the five Regional Directors have been carefully selected to expand their teams and offer clients more than ever before,” stated Jeff Hill, Chief Operating Officer, “This is an extremely important region to our company and we look forward to our ability to contribute to its continued and expanded success”.

The launch of Michael Baker International’s National and Global Expansion program is directly related to the high demand, growing need and opportunity for expanded engineering, planning, construction management, intelligence, technology and related services across the nation and the increasing need for these services internationally.

About Michael Baker International, LLC

Michael Baker International, LLC (Baker International), is a leading global provider of engineering and consulting services which includes planning, architectural, environmental, construction, program management, and full life cycle support services as well as information technology and communications services and solutions. Baker provides its comprehensive range of services and solutions in support of U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients.  With more than $1.3 billion in annual revenue, Baker International has more than 6,000 employees in over 90 offices located across the U.S. and internationally. To learn more about Michael Baker International visit: www.mbakerintl.com.


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