Amar is one of our industry’s best and brightest leaders
CHICAGO (PRWEB) January 20, 2015
Amar Rajpurkar has joined HNTB Corporation as vice president and Chicago office leader. Rajpurkar brings 25 years of experience in the engineering and architectural industry in transit, rail, aviation and highway project design, management and leadership.
“Amar is one of our industry’s best and brightest leaders,” said Matt Hintze, PE, Great Lakes Division President. “He’s a proven performer who understands the value of robust infrastructure and a healthy, multimodal transportation system that supports economic competitiveness and quality of life for the Chicagoland area and the Midwest region.”
Rajpurkar will be responsible for driving the successful operation of the firm’s Chicago office. He’ll play a central role in strategic direction, quality control, risk management, project excellence, recruitment and market diversification for HNTB.
“As someone who has lived and worked in the Midwest region for a long time, Amar can clearly see the kinds of emerging trends and opportunities that will make a measurable difference for our clients and the people who use their facilities every day,” Hintze said.
HNTB has been a leading infrastructure solutions firm in Chicago since opening its office in 1967. The firm is committed to not only participating in, but leading, the discussion about America’s infrastructure. The Chicago office continues to grow in size and scope of services to its transportation clients.
The firm’s many signature infrastructure projects in the region include the Wilson Station reconstruction, signal design for the Red Purple Modernization and Your Blue Line Programs for the Chicago Transit Authority; the Lakefront/Navy Pier Flyover for the City of Chicago; program management and oversight services for Pace and its arterial and expressway/ tollway bus rapid transit program; program management overseeing planning and implementation of O’Hare and Midway International Airports’ Capital Improvement Programs for the city’s Department of Aviation; construction engineering services to the City of Chicago for its Residential Concrete and Miscellaneous Asphalt Program and program management for the Illinois Tollway Authority’s highly successful multi-year, $12.1 billion Move Illinois Program.
Before joining HNTB, Rajpurkar served as regional outside sales executive for Jacobs. Prior to that, he served as Midwest Regional Business Development Lead for AECOM.
Rajpurkar earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He has maintained an active presence within many engineering societies including the American Council of Engineering Companies, the American Society of Civil Engineers, Women’s Transportation Seminar, City Club of Chicago, the Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association and SOS Children’s Village of Illinois.
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and construction contractors. With more than a century of service in the United States and 48 years in in Chicago, HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients, currently employing approximately 175 full-time professionals in the Chicagoland area. 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 management and construction management. For more information, visit http://www.hntb.com.