Mobile, Ala. — Volkert, Inc. CEO Perry Hand announced that COO Jerry Stump has been named president of Volkert, Inc.
"Jerry Stump has an impressive track record of strategic and operational success," Hand said. "Jerry came to Volkert as a proven leader with a history of strengthening operations and business development. Throughout his tenure at Volkert, our firm has outperformed industry averages in operations and we have expanded into new markets with great potential for our future."
Stump brings broad leadership abilities to the president's position. He has served as Volkert's COO since 2013 and was recently named president and CEO of Volkert Global, the international affiliate of Volkert, Inc. Jerry began his career with the Tennessee Department of Transportation before working for three Top-100 engineering firms for over 25 years, progressing from project manager to senior vice president and COO. He has served as national chairman of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), which is comprised of over 5,000 engineering firms and represents more than 500,000 professionals in the industry, and he currently serves on the Executive Committee of Design Professionals Coalition (DPC), representing the largest firms in the industry.
Stump said, "I am honored to help lead Volkert through the next chapter of its distinguished history. The firm's 91-year legacy of service and success is a testament to the dedication and caliber of its employees. We have tremendous potential to build upon that legacy, embracing new opportunities in new markets throughout the United States and beyond. I'm excited for the challenges ahead, and I am grateful to Perry and our leadership for entrusting me with this role."