French & Parrello Associates (FPA) said yesterday that Steven A. Tardy, PE has been named Chief Executive Officer by the firm’s Board of Directors.
Beginning his career with FPA thirty-three years ago as a summer intern while pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University, Tardy’s work with the firm was cited as a key driver in FPA’s growth over the past three decades, which now includes over fifteen disciplines, 170 employees, and eight offices. Most recently serving as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer and Board Treasurer, his responsibilities have included business development, staff oversight, quality control, client relations and project implementation.
“Twenty years ago, the founding shareholders recognized the need to establish a transition plan in order to ensure the future vitality of the firm and preservation of our legacy,” James B. Heller, current President and former CEO of FPA said. “It was essential that at the right time, we would turn over our leadership to the next generation of talented and ambitious members of the firm. It gives me great pleasure to now officially pass along the title of Chief Executive Officer to Steven Tardy.”