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Gannett Fleming Names 2017 Stockholders

Theodore P. Bandy, PE; James T. Gibbons; Jon H. Kessler; Matthew B. Morris, PG; and Paul A. Young, PE - Gannett Fleming
Theodore P. Bandy, PE; James T. Gibbons; Jon H. Kessler; Matthew B. Morris, PG; and Paul A. Young, PE
(Harrisburg, Pa.) Given their substantial contributions to the success of Gannett Fleming, Theodore P. Bandy, PE; James T. Gibbons; Jon H. Kessler; Matthew B. Morris, PG; and Paul A. Young, PE, have been named stockholders of the firm.  

Bandy currently serves as manager of traction power and is based in the firm’s Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, office. He participates extensively in the electrical design, design-build, construction support, and construction management of rail transit-related projects for a variety of clients. His nationwide portfolio of work encompasses both AC- and DC-traction power systems involving overhead catenary and third-rail distribution. He earned his bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Drexel University.  

As manager of construction services, Gibbons directs operations throughout Gannett Fleming’s Northeast Region. Based in the firm’s Marlton, New Jersey, office, he provides overall project management services; serves as a liaison with various public and private clients; and provides overall strategic leadership to the group. Gibbons has 30 years of construction management experience and holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, and a master of science in civil engineering from Columbia University. Mr. Gibbons also has more than 30 years of commissioned service as a U.S. Army Engineer officer, has attained the rank of Colonel, and served in combat in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Kessler is based in the firm’s corporate headquarters in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and currently serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Kessler is a member of the Gannett Fleming Affiliates Board of Directors. With more than 30 years of financial leadership experience, Kessler manages the financial aspects of the firm, including financial planning, structure, and reporting. He holds a bachelor of science in accounting from the University of Delaware. 

Morris currently serves as the Geotechnical Practice leader. Based in the firm’s Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, office, he has experience in the various phases of project life cycles, from business development to geotechnical design delivery and construction services. Throughout his career, he has worked across North America, dealing with the geotechnical aspects of a variety of transportation and infrastructure development projects. Morris earned his bachelor of science in geology from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and his master of science in engineering geology from Kent State University.

As vice president and director of power services for Gannett Fleming, Young is based in the St. Louis, Missouri, office. His responsibilities include the design, development, and management of projects to build electrical transmissions and substations with voltages from 34.5 kV to 345 kV. He most recently served as president of LDP Group, Inc., prior to the firm’s acquisition by Gannett Fleming. Young holds his bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri and his master of science in telecom systems from DePaul University.

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