Michael Baker International names Spaulding to lead new Pa. region

Dale Spaulding has been named to lead Michael Baker International's newly created Pennsylvania Headquarters Region. - (Photo / Submitted)

An industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience in civil engineering has been chosen to lead Michael Baker International’s newly created Pennsylvania Headquarters Region.

Dale Spaulding will be based in the firm’s Moon Township office near Pittsburgh, where the engineering, planning and consulting company is based.

Spaulding’s territory will encompass the the company’s corporate headquarters, as well as its Harrisburg and Fort Washington/Philadelphia offices.

Michael Baker International has more than 6,000 employees in more than 90 locations across the U.S. and internationally, but establishment of a special region for Pennsylvania was done “to recognize its significant home-base presence in Pennsylvania and acknowledge the company’s largest single client, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation,” the company noted.

One of the company’s current projects is working with PennDOT on plans for redevelopment of the Harrisburg Transportation Center and surrounding neighborhood, which is the subject of today’s CPBJ cover story.

“Spaulding will continue to cultivate strong, engaged, long-term relationships with clients and other key stakeholders in the state. He also will lead business development efforts and oversee marketing, resource allocation and acquisition, talent management and development for more than 800 Michael Baker colleagues in the region,” the company said.

Background, experience

Spaulding’s experience includes planning, permitting, design and construction management of civil infrastructure projects ranging in size from $5 million to $1.3 billion.

Since 2010, he has served as vice president and office executive for the New York City, Rensselaer and White Plains operations for Michael Baker, responsible for the daily operation and development of the statewide engineering and construction management practice.

Spaulding was the principal in charge for a number of signature projects in the New York metro area, including the World Trade Center flood resilience bollard protection system for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and construction management services for the upgrade of the Newtown Creek Water Pollution Control Plant for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.

He is a registered professional engineer and earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Vermont and an MBA from the University of New Hampshire.

Spaulding will report to Michael Baker COO Brian Lutes.

Roger DuPuis
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