Eric Ohanian, PE: A Model of Excellence in Engineering and Leadership
Project Manager and Structural Engineer Eric Ohanian, PE has been a key contributor to the successful rise of Tighe & Bond’s bridge design and assessment practice over the last few years. His extensive experience and knowledge of engineering design have greatly contributed to the service the firm provides for municipal and DOT clients including assisting numerous towns with applications for over $3 million in grant funding for bridges. His work extends far beyond bridge design and includes business development, project management, marketing, mentoring, and engineering.
Ohanian is known for his impact on client relationships because of his ability to effectively manage projects and work with other technical disciplines to apply innovative project solutions for our clients. His work extends far beyond bridge design and includes business development, project management, marketing, mentoring, and engineering.
His hard work was recognized early in his career with Tighe & Bond when he was selected to join the first year-long Aspiring Leaders Program. This provided an opportunity for Ohanian to work directly with senior leadership and solve upcoming challenges. His contributions to the program resulted in the development of a new internal Quality Management Committee where he is an active member.
“Eric is not only an exemplary leader, but he also embodies Tighe & Bond’s philosophy of giving back to the community. He has organized numerous office-wide programs that allow employees to be involved in charity events and a variety of service projects. I am looking forward to seeing him continue to strengthen his community service and have a positive impact on our firm and the engineering industry,” said Bob Belitz, President & CEO of Tighe & Bond.
Eric’s extensive volunteerism has led him to hold many leadership and committee roles with several professional organizations such as the Structural Engineers of Massachusetts (SEAMASS) and the Boston Society of Civil Engineers (BSCES). He has even started an annual Charity (Mini) Golf Tournament out of Tighe & Bond’s Westwood, Mass. office to benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank. The engineers turned the office space into a mini-golf course for an evening, and constructed holes for the course. Eric then organized an outing to present the group donation and volunteer as a group at the food bank. They sorted 22,000 pounds of food to provide 15,000 meals to people across Eastern Massachusetts.
Eric Ohanian was honored as the 2020 Young Professional of the Year by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA). This award recognizes the accomplishments of young engineers by highlighting their interesting and unique work, and the resulting impact on society.