Ed Vick Jr.

Ed Vick Jr., former chairman of transportation engineering firm Kimley-Horn and Associates, Raleigh, N.C., died on May 13 in Durham, N.C., after a brief battle with cancer. He was 76. Vick, who co-founded Kimley-Horn in 1967, was its president from 1972 to 1992 and chairman until 2000. The firm is the industry's 40th largest engineer on ENR's current Top 500 Design Firms list, with $320.9 million in 2010 revenue. It now works internationally with a 1,500-person staff. “Ed was an amazing visionary,” says Mark Wilson, the firm's current chairman. “He always pushed for excellence.” In 2007, Vick was inducted into the North Carolina Transportation Hall of Fame.