Lucas Brewer, PE, project manager at national architecture, engineering and planning firm Bergmann, has been selected as one of Railway Age’s Fast Trackers: 10 Rising Stars Under 40. Each year the publication selects 10 individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their fields and companies based on their industry experience and education, leadership skills, industry contributions, and community service involvement.
Over the past nine years Brewer has worked with a variety of railroad clients on a range of programs and projects. For example, he recently implemented bridge management plans for three short line railroads and completed a bridge rating program for all three railroads in order to meet Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) compliance within three years and at one-third the originally anticipated cost.
Brewer also manages the firm’s short line and regional railroad grant writing and administration program and has helped railroads obtain more than $10 million in state and federal funding. As a result of the success of this program, Bergmann was recently named a Preferred Provider for grant writing services by the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association.
In addition to his professional contributions at Bergmann, Lucas is a major in the U.S. Army Reserves, where he has served for 22 years. He has earned the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with one bronze star and, recently, the Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal, among many other accolades for his dedicated service. Brewer continues to volunteer his time to securing resources for soldiers and their families, ensuring they’re well taken care of in times of need.
“With his dedication to serving our clients, our community and our country, the 10 Under 40 designation is well-deserved recognition for Lucas,” said Dave Thurnherr, PE, vice president, Northeast Infrastructure, Bergmann. “We’re proud to have Lucas on our team and congratulate him on this honor.”
Brewer’s 10 Under 40 profile appears in the February 2019 issue of Railway Age, released this week.
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.