Mechanicsburg, Pa. — Modjeski and Masters announced that Michael F. Britt, P.E., will take over the role of president, effective January 1, 2017. As President, Britt, who has served as Senior Vice President at Modjeski and Masters since 2012, will be responsible for executing the firm’s strategic direction, safeguarding long-term success, and guiding complex projects at a managerial and technical level. Dr. Barney Martin, who currently holds the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, will continue to guide the company’s strategic direction in his role as Chief Executive Officer.
“With his unique expertise, leadership experience, and drive, Mike is a perfect fit for this role,” said Dr. Martin. “Mike understands the industry, as well as its constantly evolving facets. He has the foresight to bring innovation to the way we do things here and is open to new ideas that will take us where we want to go in the future. I am confident that Mike will forge new relationships and expand Modjeski and Masters’ portfolio of new delivery and design-build projects while staying true to firm values: trust, innovation and value.”
Britt began his career with Modjeski and Masters in 1979 as a co-op student while attending Drexel University. Britt briefly left Modjeski and Masters in 1989 to serve as the Assistant Division Bridge Engineer in the Pennsylvania Division of the Federal Highway Administration. In this capacity, he oversaw ongoing design and construction activities to assure conformance to Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Federal criteria. Upon being hired back full-time, he served as Director of Business Development for several years before being promoted to Associate in 1997.
In 2012, he was promoted to Senior Vice President and Director of Business Development, where he has played a crucial leadership role in the continued growth of the company. Under his guidance, marketing and business development initiatives were streamlined and modernized. He also served critical roles with marquee clients including the Detroit International Bridge Company, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the Delaware River and Port Authority, and the District Department of Transportation.
“Given the fact that I started my career with Modjeski and Masters as a co-op student and that I am now appointed to be its new President is an accomplishment that I am honored to accept,” said Britt. “Modjeski and Masters has a 123-year long and proud history of bridge work in the United States,” said Britt. “We have an incredible team with technical expertise and experience in all areas of bridge engineering, and I look forward to working together to build the future of our firm.”
Britt earned a B.S. and M.S., Civil Engineering from Drexel University in 1983 and 1990, respectively. He is a Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and is a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction.
“Mike Britt has been instrumental in developing strategic vision for the firm”, said Dr. Zolan Prucz, Chairman of Modjeski and Masters. “As we continue to grow, expand services and adapt to changes in our industry, his appointment to the position of President is a natural choice. With his intimate knowledge of the firm’s capabilities of and the industry trends, his strong relationships with clients, and his managerial and technical expertise, I am certain Mike will provide the leadership that the firm needs well into the future.”