Michelle Hartmann-Grippin, assistant project manager in national architecture, engineering and planning firm Bergmann’s Northeast Infrastructure Group, has been selected as one of Railway Age's “Fast Trackers” 20 Under 40 honorees. Each year the publication selects a group of professionals under the age of 40 who work in the railroad industry. Recipients are selected for making an impact in their fields and companies based on their industry knowledge and experience, leadership skills, contributions to the profession, and community service involvement.
In her role, Hartmann-Grippin supports Bergmann’s rail practice with expert construction management, supporting anywhere between 20 and 30 projects at a time. Her recent portfolio includes CSX Transportation public projects in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and the Province of Quebec. Hartmann-Grippin also leads a team of several professionals, coaching and mentoring them to oversee construction engineering and inspection aspects of their own railway construction projects.
“Professional, engaged, a pleasure to work with – this is what our clients and team consistently say about Michelle,” said Michael Cooper, project manager, Bergmann. “She epitomizes Bergmann’s culture by anticipating the needs of her clients, collaborating with her peers to get the job done, always striving to do more, and raising the playing field for everyone around her by demonstrating and mentoring others in best practices. Congratulations Michelle on this well-deserved honor!”
Hartmann-Grippin’s credentials include American Concrete Institute Certified, OSHA 10-hour, Nuclear Gauge Trained and Certified, Roadway Worker Protection Trainer Certification, Railroad Track Inspector Certified, and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan trained. In addition to her professional contributions at Bergmann, Hartmann-Grippin serves as a parent volunteer for Girl Scouts, contributes to the League of Railway Women’s Membership committee, and volunteers with her family in the community gardens of Cobleskill, New York.
Hartmann-Grippin’s 20 Under 40 profile appears in the February 2021 issue of Railway Age and a full list of winners can be found on the publication’s website.
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.