Herbert, Rowland & Grubic to have new CEO in 2023

Paula Wolf//October 12, 2022

Herbert, Rowland & Grubic to have new CEO in 2023

Paula Wolf//October 12, 2022


Bob Grubic announced that he is retiring as CEO of Harrisburg-based engineering firm Herbert, Rowland & Grubic Inc. at the end of this year, after 49 years with the company.

He will continue as chairman of the board of directors. Jason Fralick, president since 2019, will take over as CEO.

Over Grubic’s nearly half-century tenure with Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, it grew into a nationally recognized, full-service firm with 290 employees offering civil engineering and related services from locations across Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio, a release noted.

The 60-year-old company is now employee owned as well.

Grubic has also served leadership roles with Mid Penn Bank; the State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists; the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts; United Way of the Capital Region; and Villanova University’s College of Engineering, among others.

“HRG is stronger and more cohesive than ever, making this an opportune time for me to transition from company operations and focus on promoting HRG through business development and community involvement,” he said in the release. “Through the collaborative efforts of our exceptional management team and employee owners, HRG is well-positioned to flourish for years to come.”

Fralick added: “Bob has been instrumental to HRG’s long-term vision and strategic growth for more than four decades. He has served as an exceptional advisor to the leadership team: providing guidance, supporting business development initiatives, and engaging in client and community relations.”

Paula Wolf is a freelance writer