MEP firm announces leadership changes
Flack + Kurtz makes major changes to its top brass.
Flack + Kurtz Inc., New York, has announced a series of senior management transitions. David Cooper, PE, LEED AP, now is president and CEO, replacing Randy Meyers, PE, LEED AP, who returns to his previous role as senior vice president in the San Francisco office.
Other changes include the expansion of the role of executive vice president Mark Belgarde, PE, from the director of the San Francisco office and Western region to firm-wide COO.
Susie See, PE, LEED AP, executive vice president, now is the managing director of the San Francisco office. John Bredehorst, PE, LEED AP, now is the managing director of the New York office and is elevated to executive vice president with a seat on the board of directors.
Flack + Kurtz, with a staff of 600 people and offices in New York, Boston, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Las Vegas, Seattle, and Houston, is known for its leadership in designing advanced mechanical, electrical, and telecommunications systems for a variety of project types, primarily high rises.
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