Pittsburgh (September 4, 2018) - Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, today announced that Brian A. Lutes, the firm’s President and Chief Executive Officer, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Board of Directors for Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. (LPI), the region’s foremost multi-disciplinary leadership identification, enrichment and networking organization. Mr. Lutes and his fellow board members will provide strategic guidance to the organization to further enhance its presence in the Pittsburgh region. Mr. Lutes is a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh Class of XXXII.
“I am proud to join the Board of Directors of an organization dedicated to building a community of leaders and arming them with the knowledge and networks to make our region a better place to live and work,” said Mr. Lutes. “As a graduate of the program, I have experienced first-hand Leadership Pittsburgh’s impressive curriculum that helps develop the leaders of our city. I look forward to contributing to this important initiative.”
Mr. Lutes was appointed President and CEO of Michael Baker in January 2017. Prior to this role, he served as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer after joining the company as the Chief Financial Officer in 2014. Mr. Lutes has held several executive positions throughout his career, including Chief Financial Officer at Sypris Solutions, Inc.; Chief Financial Officer and Vice Chairman at MAG – Industrial Automation Systems; Chief Financial Officer at The Wornick Company; and Senior Vice President - Human Resources at Fifth Third Bancorp. He also spent 16 years with the General Electric Company in various leadership roles, culminating with his position as Chief Financial Officer of Global Operations for GE Medical Systems.
Mr. Lutes holds an M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut School of Business and a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Louisville J.B. Speed School of Engineering. He is also a graduate of GE’s Manufacturing Leadership Curriculum and Corporate Audit Staff.
In the Pittsburgh region, Mr. Lutes has served as Chair for the March of Dimes Transportation, Building & Construction Awards Luncheon for the past two consecutive years.
“We are excited to welcome someone with the record of success and breadth of experience that Mr. Lutes brings to our Board of Directors,” said Aradhna Malhotra Oliphant, LPI’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our board members bring diverse experience and expertise that builds on the immense strengths of our organization to ensure that LPI remains at the forefront of leadership development.”
Founded 35 years ago, LPI is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a network of nearly 2,500 graduates. It is recognized as the premier resource for community leadership in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
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