ENR New England's 2015 Top Young Professionals
Strong ties to major clients help boost Boston business
33, Project Executive
Gilbane Building Co.
After joining Gilbane in 2008 as a project engineer in the special projects group, MacEachern facilitated the growth of the group by developing relationships in the Boston market and by successfully managing several interior projects. After being promoted to regional quality manager in 2011, MacEachern quickly advanced through the ranks to project manager, senior project manager and into his current role as project executive. He has served on numerous progressive, complex and high-profile projects in Boston for clients such as Alexandria Real Estate, Google, State Street Bank, New Balance, Bank Of America, Ameriprise Financial, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the Boston Red Sox. Gilbane was recently awarded a second Google project and subsequently all of its campus capital improvement work—a result of MacEachern's success on the first project with Google.
Eric Graydon Ritchie
Promotes quality-before-production culture across entire company
33, Assistant District Manager
The Lane Construction Corp.
Ritchie started with Lane Construction as a summer intern doing estimates and sales. Upon graduation from University of Maine in 2003, he became a jack-of-all-trades engineer at Lane's biggest hot mix asphalt production facility, handling estimating, scheduling and cost control. Management saw Ritchie's potential and he was soon tasked with a lead role at Lane's earthwork division. Two years later, Lane purchased a new HMA plant and asked Ritchie to run the entire operation in Washington, Maine. Ritchie was then moved to the district office to help manage the entire district. Ritchie has been instrumental in helping change the culture of his district. He led a group of peers in developing an outline to build a quality-before-production culture. That group's work is now being implemented nationally at Lane.