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Degenkolb Engineers announces new roles

SAN FRANCISCO — Degenkolb Engineers has named Stacy Bartoletti as chief executive officer in addition to his position as president and COO. At the same time, senior principal Jim Malley, president of the National Council of Structural Engineering Associations, was named Degenkolb’s vice president of engineering.

Chris Poland, CEO for the past 25 years, remains chair of Degenkolb’s board of directors and will lead the firm’s New Technologies Group.

"I am thrilled at this opportunity," Bartoletti said. "Degenkolb is a unique firm, valuing openness, respect, flexibility and true excellence. I am looking forward to leading the firm into its next generation of development and growth and am honored to follow Chris Poland as chief executive officer. "

Bartoletti joined Degenkolb in 1993 after receiving his BS from Purdue University and his Masters of Science in civil engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He was named president and COO three years ago; in that position he has overseen the firm’s operations and business development while continuing to provide expert technical guidance and mentoring to engineers.

"Like many of us, Stacy has spent his entire career at Degenkolb," said Poland. "He is an excellent structural engineer and exceptional project principal. In the last three years he has brought strong leadership, innovative ideas, and a new level of collaboration and consistency to our diverse, multi-office firm. It has been a pleasure to have him on our executive team and now to have him take on this new leadership position. His achievement as president has allowed me to focus more of my attention on advocating for strong public policy on earthquake hazard reduction, seismic standards, risk assessment, and disaster preparation. While continuing as chair of our very engaged board, I look forward to continuing that work and developing our firm’s implementation of new technologies."

Bartoletti is the former group director for Degenkolb’s Portland and Seattle offices. He is highly active in organizations and community programs including the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), Council of American Structural Engineers (CASE), Structural Engineers Association of Washington (SEAW), Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and Washington State Seismic Safety Committee.

Malley, another career-long employee of the firm, has more than 28 years of experience in structural design, seismic evaluation and seismic strengthening of existing buildings choosing to focus primarily on the behavior of steel structures. For the past ten years he has led the firm’s largest design group. He served as the project director of the SAC Steel Research project that over a six-year period completely revised the seismic design procedures used for steel buildings worldwide.

He continues to lead many of Degenkolb’s largest projects. This includes the new $600 million Veteran’s Hospital Complex in Las Vegas and the award-winning retrofit design of California’s Department of Transportation District 4 headquarters, a monumental 15-story steel moment frame structure.

Malley is a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction’s Committee on Specifications and heads the subcommittee responsible for seismic provisions. He has served as a member and president of the Structural Engineers Association of California and Northern California (SEAOC and SEAONC) board of directors.