Two employees were elected to the Board of Directors for the privately held, fully employee-owned, national architecture, engineering and planning firm, Bergmann. At the annual shareholder meeting in early June, Rick Chelotti, PE, senior vice president of operations, was re-elected to the board and Andrew Hart, RLA, ASLA, commercial practice leader, was selected to represent the interests of the firm’s more than 100 employee shareholders. They will each serve a three-year term.
“I look forward to both Rick and Andrew’s contributions as board members as they have already given so much to Bergmann throughout their careers,” said Pete Giovenco, Bergmann president/CEO and chairman. “I offer my congratulations to them on their election and my gratitude to the entire board for providing ongoing strategic leadership to the firm.”
Chelotti has been with Bergmann for the entirety of his 19-year career and served for two previous terms on Bergmann’s Board of Directors. He helped grow the firm’s Midwest operations from two employees to more than 70 professional and support staff in Ohio and Michigan in the Infrastructure and Architectural markets. Highly regarded for his technical expertise, Chelotti brings extensive experience on design-bid-build and design-build projects that range from minor arterial rehabilitation to large scale, complex urban interstate/interchange projects. Chelotti holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Michigan State University and is an active member of the American Council of Engineering Companies serving on the Board of Directors and co-chairing the Practice & Procedures Committee.
Hart too started his career at Bergmann. In his 27 years with the company, he’s managed landscape architecture projects ranging from small-scale public park design and detailing to large-scale commercial projects. Hart is a first-time board member. He currently serves as a treasurer member of the New York State Council of Landscape Architects and is a past president of the New York Upstate Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Hart holds an AAS in architecture from SUNY Delhi College of Technology and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from SUNY College of environmental Science and Forestry. He also earned his project leadership certification from Cornell University.
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. For more information, visit www.bergmannpc.com.