Philadelphia — Pennoni announced that E. Michael McCarthy, P.E., was promoted to Vice President and appointed to the firm’s Board of Directors. McCarthy was previously an Associate Vice President. He oversees Pennoni’s three rapidly expanding offices in Clearwater, Delray Beach, and Tallahassee, Fla. These offices provide structural engineering services throughout the United States and the Caribbean Islands. Nelson Shaffer, Executive Vice President and Regional Vice President of the firm’s Southeast operations, shared his anticipation of McCarthy’s appointment, saying, “We are pleased to see Mike recognized for his many contributions to our firm in the short time he has been part of our organization.”
As Vice President, McCarthy is responsible for the continued growth and success of Pennoni’s Florida operations through the management of client relationships and business development efforts. His engineering expertise includes more than 40 years of structural analysis, design and construction of both new and renovation projects throughout the country and internationally. He is a recognized expert in the design of buildings located in high wind hurricane zones and flood hazard areas.
McCarthy joined Pennoni in 2016 when the firm acquired the assets of McCarthy & Associates, Inc. structural engineers, the firm he founded in 1985. He is a Professional Engineer in Florida and Georgia, a Licensed Special Inspector of Threshold Buildings in Florida, a member of the National Council of Engineering Examiners, and is a licensed instrument-rated pilot. Additional notable achievements include serving three terms on the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board and serving as a long-time member of the ASCE 24 “Flood Resistant Design and Construction” Standard Committee alongside representatives from FEMA and flood experts from around the country. ASCE 24 is adopted by most building codes for the design of structures in flood hazard areas.
McCarthy is especially thrilled to continue his commitment to Pennoni as a member of the Board, stating, “I am truly honored to have been appointed to the Board of Directors and will work hard to continue the tradition of excellence here at Pennoni.”