Michael Palacios, PE, Joins HNTB Corporation as West Division Operations Officer

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Palacios brings 20 years of transportation experience in the planning and design of complex infrastructure projects

Michael Palacios, PE, HNTB Corporation

Michael Palacios, PE, has been named HNTB West Division operations officer.

HNTB is committed to delivering more to our clients for their program dollars.

HNTB Corporation, a national infrastructure solutions firm with nine offices in California, has hired Michael Palacios, PE, as vice president and West Division operations officer, responsible for HNTB’s offices in California, Utah, Oregon and Washington state. Palacios brings nearly 20 years of experience in the planning and design of transportation infrastructure, as well as operations and strategic business development, from prior work in California. He is based in the firm’s San Diego office.

“HNTB is committed to delivering more to our clients for their program dollars,” said Phil Petrocelli, HNTB president, West Division. “Michael’s business acumen combined with his technical expertise in project management, planning and design will further enhance the firm’s growth and work with clients throughout the West.”

In his most recent role as vice president and San Diego area manager for Parsons Brinckerhoff, Palacios managed an office of more than 70 multidisciplinary professionals, working on various rail, transit and aviation projects with numerous transportation agencies throughout the region. Palacios is a registered professional engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

He is actively involved with the San Diego chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar, serves as co-chair of the Transportation Committee for the American Council of Engineering Companies California San Diego Chapter, and is a member of the California Department of Transportation District 11 Calmentor Steering Committee.

Celebrating a century of service, HNTB recently completed work on the first Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Platinum-certified commercial airport terminal in the world, the San Diego International Airport Green Build, also known as Terminal 2 West. Today the firm is providing engineering and design services on some of the most complex and highly visible transportation infrastructure projects in California, including the positive train control program management for the North County Transit District, the Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement for the City of Los Angeles and the Interstate 405 Improvement Project for the Orange County Transportation Authority.

About HNTB
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and contractors. HNTB’s work in California dates back to its founding in 1914. Today HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients in California from nine office locations, currently employing more than 350 full-time professionals. Now celebrating a century of service, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program delivery and construction management. For more information, visit http://www.hntb.com.

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