Gannett Fleming’s D. Eric Veydt, PE, PEng, ENV SP, vice president, National Highway Practice manager, and Pittsburgh office transportation manager, was elected as secretary of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania (ACEC/PA), the largest statewide organization of engineers engaged in the practice of consulting engineering. Veydt has served on its board of directors since 2015 and was the ACEC/PA Western Chapter president from 2014-2015.
As secretary, Veydt will occupy a seat on the ACEC/PA Executive Committee and will be responsible for preparing and documenting the ACEC/PA board of directors meetings.
“Eric’s leadership role on the ACEC/PA board of directors demonstrates his strong commitment to elevating our industry and providing engineering professionals with the skills they need to create innovative solutions, improve our communities, and safeguard the public,” said Esther McGinnis, executive vice president and director of Gannett Fleming’s MidAtlantic Region.
With 35 years of experience at Gannett Fleming, Veydt is making significant contributions to award-winning transportation projects throughout Pennsylvania, including the $65 million Hulton Bridge replacement in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, and the $50 million Squirrel Hill Tunnel rehabilitation project, both for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, District 11. He also led a high-profile transportation study to improve safety and traffic flow between an international border crossing that connects the upper Midwestern U.S. to central Canada.
In his role as the National Highway Practice manager, Veydt directs and coordinates transportation projects throughout the U.S., overseeing preliminary and final design plans, as well as public and agency presentations. He also is responsible for the management of the Pittsburgh Transportation Group, leading staffing and project pursuits.A native of DuBois, Pennsylvania, Veydt resides in Cecil, Pennsylvania, and holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. He is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio, as well as a licensed professional engineer in Manitoba, Canada. Veydt also earned the Envision™ Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) credential from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. In addition to his involvement with ACEC/PA, Veydt is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Highway Engineers, and the Pennsylvania Highway Information Association.