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John Hubert Succeeds Dave Thurnherr as Bergmann's VP of Northeast Infrastructure

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National architecture, engineering and planning firm Bergmann has hired John Hubert, PE, in the role of vice president, Northeast Infrastructure. He joins Bergmann from WSP’s Buffalo office where he served as assistant vice president. Hubert succeeds Dave Thurnherr, PE who has spent nearly 37 years at Bergmann and will retire following a transitional period in a special project capacity.

“We are welcoming John at an exciting time for our company and industry,” stated Richard Chelotti, PE, Senior Vice President, Bergmann. “Infrastructure will soon take center stage of U.S. policy as part of President Biden’s proposed $2T plan and architects, engineers and planners will be necessary to bring this much-needed transformation to life. John brings the depth of expertise and leadership strength needed to help the Bergmann team continue to thrive and capitalize on this new era of American infrastructure.”

Hubert has 30 years of experience managing design teams and award-winning infrastructure projects across New York State, including four that have been selected for ACEC NY platinum awards.

In his most recent role, Hubert led notable revenue, client, and team member growth over 23 years, managing a broad range of complex projects that align with Bergmann’s diverse practice areas, including bridges, rail, roadways, traffic, and waterway structures. Among other projects throughout his career, Hubert played an integral role in the NYSOPRHP’s Buffalo Harbor State Park transformation from the project’s inception through design and construction; led the Erie Canal Harbor Project that provided the foothold for Buffalo’s Canalside; played a key role in helping save the Maid of the Mist operations with the construction of a new boat storage facility on NYPA lands; led numerous aviation and transit projects for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority; and managed engineering services for the New York State Department of Transportation’s Southtowns Connector, a major highway and waterfront improvement program.

“John’s strong resume of projects in New York, as well as his experience in team leadership, make him the perfect fit to take on the VP role following Dave’s long and successful tenure,” continued Pietro (Pete) Giovenco, President and CEO, Bergmann. “We wish Dave all the best in his next chapter and we thank him for his service to Bergmann and our clients over the years. We look forward to the exciting work to come with John and the team as the technology and trends driving infrastructure continue to evolve faster than ever before.”

Hubert earned both his bachelor’s in civil engineering and his master’s in civil engineering/construction management from the University at Buffalo. He has been active in American Council of Engineering Companies New York as past WNY chair and state board member as well as past chair of the NYS Parks committee.

“I’ve long admired Bergmann for their ingenuity, industry-leading staff, and the diversity of services they offer,” said Hubert. “I am very excited about the opportunity to be a part of the organization and work with these talented professionals to continue successful delivery to clients and support on-going growth.”


For more than four decades, Bergmann architects, engineers and planners have been delivering results to clients across the United States and Canada. This team of more than 450 professionals spans the Northeast, Midwest and Atlantic regions. Bergmann develops connections with partners and communities to create dynamic, creative solutions that will stand the test of time, while promoting environmental and functional sustainability. Projects in the Bergmann portfolio range from signature buildings and commercial developments to critical transportation infrastructure and community planning.