Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue
The national architecture-engineering firm, Mead & Hunt, has announced that Andy Platz is the new chief executive officer (CEO) effective July 1, 2018. Platz will continue as President, and former CEO Raj Sheth will continue as Chairman of the Board.
“We have a fantastic team and company, and I am honored to be chosen to lead us through our next chapters,” said Platz in a message to employees. “Our industry is constantly changing—new delivery methods, new services, new markets, new technologies and new demands seemingly spring up every minute. Yet despite all this change, our values remain the same and have proven to be the secret to our success.”
Mead & Hunt is one of the largest privately-held architecture, engineering, and planning consulting firms in the nation. In the past 24 years, the firm has grown from 130 employees to more than 650. Offices increased from two civil engineering offices in Wisconsin to more than 30 multi-discipline offices across the nation. Revenues increased from $10 million in 1994 to an expected $125 million in fiscal year 2018.
Platz joined Mead & Hunt in 1985 as a project engineer in the aviation department. In the ensuing 33 years, he quickly rose through the ranks as project manager, department manager, business unit leader, group leader, president, and now CEO/President. Platz is the sixth person to lead the company in the 118-year history of Mead & Hunt.
Mead & Hunt provides clients with planning, architecture design, engineering, environmental and construction administration services across a wide variety of market sectors, including transportation (aviation, highways, roads and bridges), food and beverage processing, renewable energy, municipal infrastructure, military, telecommunications, cultural resources, and hydropower and water resources. In each of these disciplines, the company has developed unique methodologies and processes to deliver cost-saving solutions that meet clients’ needs.
Founded in 1900, the employee-owned (non-ESOP) consulting firm remains strong on ENR’s Top 500 design firm list with a national ranking of 139 in 2018. Mead & Hunt made the Zweig Group 2018 Hot Firms Top 100 list for the 15th time in the past 16 years, demonstrating the company’s continued fast paced growth. Mead & Hunt was named by CE News as one of the top 10 engineering companies to work for in the nation.