MECHANICSBURG, PA. — Modjeski and Masters appointed Dr. Barney Martin to Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Martin, who has served as President since 2007, will be responsible for executing the firm’s strategic direction, safeguarding long-term success and guiding complex projects at a technical level. Dr. John Kulicki formerly filled the role of CEO and will continue to guide the strategic direction of the firm in his role as Chairman of the Board.
"Modjeski and Masters has a rich history of designing iconic bridges in the United States, and I am humbled by the opportunity to lead the firm as Chief Executive Officer," said Dr. Martin. "We have a strong leadership team with profound technical expertise and project experience, and I look forward to working closely with this team and Dr. Kulicki throughout the transition."
Martin began his career with Modjeski and Masters nearly 36 years ago as a design engineer, then shifting to project management as an Associate and Senior Associate. He was made Vice President in 2000 and President in 2007. He has served critical roles with marquee clients including the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority and the New York State Bridge Authority. Under his management, Modjeski and Masters opened new offices in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Martin has enabled the firm to forge new relationships and expand its portfolio of new delivery and design-build projects while staying true to firm values: trust, innovation and value.
“Dr. Martin is a natural fit for this position for both his technical expertise and progressive outlook,” said Dr. John Kulicki. “The industry is changing, with new project delivery mechanisms determining how teams are selected and ultimately, how bridges are built. This transition serves as a symbol of growth as we continue to evolve and adopt new practices that reflect changes in the industry.”
A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Dr. Kulicki has more than 40 years experience in bridge analysis and design. He joined the firm in 1974 as a staff engineer and became a Partner in 1980. He was appointed CEO in 2003. Kulicki has worked on numerous flagship bridge projects including the Second Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron, Michigan and the Quincy-Bayview Bridge in Quincy, Illinois. In addition to leading the development of the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, he has authored more than 80 technical papers and presentations, including content for several engineering handbooks.
“It has been a great honor to serve as CEO and Chairman of the Board, and I look forward to working closely with Dr. Martin throughout this transition,” added Kulicki.