As construction opportunities continue to improve throughout New England, many young professionals have advanced into leadership roles at design and construction firms. This year, ENR New England honors 10 Top Young Professionals under the age of 40 who are making an impact in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Some of these professionals set their career paths to follow emerging trends. Kleinfelder's Indrani Ghosh helped establish the firm's climate change practice. In four years, Kari Hewitt advanced from sustainability planner to director of sustainability at Vanasse Hangen Brustlin. Eduardo Gamez has been at the forefront of AECOM's risk management efforts globally. Chuck Lounsberry, who became Stantec's youngest associate at age 23, now leads the firm's design visualization services worldwide. Like Lounsberry, many executives have spent their entire careers at their respective firms. Angus Leary started at Suffolk Construction as an intern 20 years ago and now serves as the youngest president and general manager in company history. Eric Graydon Ritchie joined Lane Construction as a summer intern in 2003 and is now an assistant district manager. Read on to learn more about these exceptional young leaders.
Fifth generation Bond takes on surging gas transmission market
31, Vice President, Gas Transmission and Distribution Services
A fifth generation member of the Bond family, Anthony Bond has spent nearly a decade learning his family's business from the ground up. Starting as a project engineer, Bond's roles within BOND have included assistant project manager, assistant superintendent, project manager, superintendent and now vice president of gas transmission and distribution. Throughout his career, Bond has worked with a wide array of clients, including Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Kinder Morgan, Spectra Energy, United Illuminating and Eversource Energy. Along with helping to craft the company's first operations manual, he previously led the firm's QA/QC committee. Bond was instrumental in the development of BOND's New Haven office and an office in New Jersey. Bond has been an active member in the industry and serves on the Connecticut chapter board of directors for the Associated General Contractors, the Construction Management Association of America's CMIT committee and the Northeast Gas Association's QA/QC committee.
Advancing timber frame structures and cellulose-based systems
39, Engineer, Company Steward
Carbone leads the engineering and drafting teams at Bensonwood and is one of five company stewards (directors), steering the company's course with the president and four other department leaders. During his tenure at Bensonwood, Carbone has been responsible for more than 150 timber frame structures and high-performance buildings across North America. He has also been instrumental in changing Bensonwood's standard thermal enclosure systems from petroleum-based foams to dense-pack, recycled, cellulose fibers. In 2009, Carbone led the investigation into the structural and hygrothermal performance of what became the Open Built Plus wall system. Cellulose-based roof systems soon followed. These systems were used on net-zero energy projects including the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Bosarge Family Education Center at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine.