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Bergmann's Wagner Named Young Engineer of the Year

DATE: April 4, 2019

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Matthew Wagner, PE, Discipline Leader

Matthew Wagner, PE, discipline leader at Bergmann, is being honored with the Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Lansing-Jackson Branch. This award is given to an engineer who has attained significant professional achievement and demonstrated service to the advancement of the profession of civil engineering. The Young Engineer award was presented at the ASCE Lansing-Jackson Branch annual banquet on April 4th.

“Matt is an exceptional engineer and respected leader at Bergmann,” said Mario Quagliata, Midwest Infrastructure Practice Leader at Bergmann. “He excels in both his technical abilities and in his capacity to build strong collaborative connections within our team, with clients and across our partner relationships.”

ASCE considers a number of factors when making their decision for the award, including evidence of technical competence, high character, ethics, integrity, leadership in the development of younger members and contributions to public service outside of the professional career. At Bergmann, Wagner leads a team that provides services for the design, inspection and rating of bridges. He has acted as lead engineer on several critical projects both locally and nationally, as well as pioneered the adoption of software programs for the organization. He has also participated in the Bergmann leadership development training program which is administered across the company by Dale Carnegie.

“Matt is an extraordinary professional,” said Rick Chelotti, SVP, Bergmann. “He’s a talented bridge engineer who brings value to every project, as well as a great person to have on our team. We are very proud that Matt is being recognized with this honor from ASCE.”

Wagner is a graduate of Michigan State University (MSU) with a degree in Civil Engineering. He’s active with the alumni organization for MSU and a Global Day of Service volunteer. Wagner has presented to industry and trade organizations such as the Michigan Department of Transportation / American Council Engineering Companies Partnering Workshop and the International Bridge Conference. He is also a member of the Structural Engineering Institute, Construction Institute and Engineers Without Borders USA.


For nearly four decades, Bergmann architects, engineers and planners have been delivering results to clients across the United States and Canada. This team of more than 400 professional and technical staff 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.