RETTEW announces strategic leadership succession

RETTEW is pleased to announce Senior Vice President and CMO Clayton Bubeck, PE, will be promoted to the role of president, effective September 1, 2019. Integral to this plan is the continuation of Mark Lauriello, PE, as chief executive officer of RETTEW. Having held the position of president since 2004, and CEO since 2016, Mr. Lauriello will work closely with Mr. Bubeck to ensure a smooth transition.

“I’m honored and thrilled by the opportunity to lead RETTEW into the next chapter of its 50-year history,” Mr. Bubeck said. “Mark has set a high standard of leadership here. He consistently delivers outstanding performance and has built a strong foundation for long-term growth.”

As president, Mr. Bubeck will be responsible for both top line revenue and bottom line profit for the company. He will maintain his role in guiding the firm’s strategic business development efforts in its focus markets, while also working with the COO and regional managers to drive the growth and profitability of 13 service areas and three geographic regions. Mr. Bubeck will also oversee the firm’s Associates and Principals programs going forward.

“I am confident now is the right time to transition the company to its next leader, and Clayton is unquestionably the right person for the job,” Mr. Lauriello said. “He has played an instrumental role in the transformation and growth of our company during the past 19 years. Clayton is an excellent business developer with a proven track record of execution throughout his career at RETTEW.”

This carefully planned leadership transition comes at an opportune time for RETTEW, with the firm’s recent move to becoming a 100% employee-owned company. Mr. Bubeck will continue to apply his team-oriented leadership style to develop an employee-owner culture across the company.

Mr. Bubeck started his career in RETTEW’s regional offices in Schuylkill County, Pa, before leading the company’s entry into the oil and gas market. As vice president of oil and gas, he helped evolve RETTEW from a mid-Atlantic based firm to one now competing on a national level. More recently, Mr. Bubeck was heavily involved in RETTEW’s acquisition of Enviroscan, a geophysics firm, and he played a vital role in transitioning the company to a 100% ESOP at the end of 2018.

Mr. Bubeck graduated from Wilkes University with a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering and now is a licensed Professional Engineer in 24 states. He has more than 20 years of managerial and technical experience, including the design of two award-winning Abandoned Mine Drainage treatment systems. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Greater Philadelphia Energy Action Team, and the National Water Environment Federation. He is a recent graduate of ACEC’s Senior Executive Institute and received a certificate from the Wharton School of Executive Education at The University of Pennsylvania.

“RETTEW is well-positioned for growth and I am excited to see Clayton apply his unique leadership experience to take full advantage of the tremendous opportunities in front of us,” Mr. Lauriello said. “I look forward to assisting Clayton and the leadership team to ensure a seamless transition for our employees and clients.”

About RETTEW: RETTEW, ranked on Engineering News-Record’s 2019 list of top design firms, began providing civil engineering and surveying services in 1969. Today RETTEW has more than 350 employees and 11 offices located in Allentown, Conshohocken, Lancaster, Mechanicsburg, Pittsburgh, State College and Williamsport, Pa.; St. Clairsville and Uniontown, Ohio; Bridgeport, W.V., and Denver, Colo. For more information on any of RETTEW’s services, please call 1-800-RETTEW-5 (1-800-738-8395) or visit www.rettew.com.