Tighe & Bond Announces CEO Succession Plan
David Pinsky to Retire in December, Robert Belitz named CEO-Elect
At its annual stockholder’s meeting in April, Tighe & Bond announced that Robert Belitz will succeed David Pinsky as President and Chief Executive Officer when Pinsky retires from that position at the close of 2018. Belitz, the firm’s current Chief Financial Officer, will assume the role of President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2019. This announcement is the culmination of a well thought out succession planning process that was initiated in early 2017 and led by Tighe & Bond’s Board of Directors.
Belitz will be Tighe & Bond’s ninth leader in its 107-year history. Pinsky has served as President and CEO since 2006 and has been with the firm for 30 years. “It’s been a privilege leading such a storied firm” said Pinsky. “I am looking forward to working with Bob throughout the balance of this year as part of this carefully planned transition before Bob takes over as President and CEO in January. Since joining Tighe & Bond, Bob has demonstrated a commitment to our firm’s culture and core values, and has been a central figure in our growth and success. I am confident that he will be a wonderful leader for our great organization.”
During Pinsky’s tenure as CEO, Tighe & Bond has substantially increased its revenue and more than doubled its staff size, growing from 160 to 340 employees. Tighe & Bond also has expanded its breadth of engineering and environmental services, as well as opened four new office locations (Portsmouth, NH, Westwood, MA, Rhinebeck, NY and Providence, RI). “Our intent for this growth and expansion has always been to better serve our clients in the region,” Pinsky noted.
Tighe & Bond is known for providing exceptional service to its clients and for being a great place to work. “Our goal is to bring out the best in our people, create a culture of leadership, and establish a work atmosphere where everyone is empowered to make a difference,” said Pinsky. “I am proud of the work our team has done to attract, retain, and develop exceptional professionals within our employee-owned company.” Tighe & Bond has been recognized nationally as one of the best engineering and environmental firms to work for in the United States.
While the firm has adopted progressive business processes and systems which have supported its expansion and growth throughout the region, it has stayed true to its values, family-friendly culture, and employee ownership model. Its annual Leadership Institute and focus on other employee development and human resources programs, have helped to groom a deep talent bench within the organization. “The goal all along was to make sure we built a sustainable organization that would succeed for many years to come. While it was wonderful to celebrate our 100-year anniversary several years back, we all hope that someday this firm will celebrate its 200-year anniversary,” Pinsky remarked.
A proponent of public service and volunteering, Pinsky serves on the board of directors for the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts and the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. He is also a trustee for the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts.
Belitz, who has more than 25 years of experience in the industry, joined Tighe & Bond four years ago as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer. In this role, he has directed the firm’s financial operations and priorities, as well as contributed to growth strategies consistent with the Tighe & Bond’s continued expansion in the marketplace.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be chosen as Tighe & Bond’s next President and CEO at this auspicious time. Dave’s leadership and vision have been instrumental in guiding Tighe & Bond to where it is today – with record growth, a strong culture, robust and broad employee ownership, and superb staff all supporting our strategic vision. My focus will be on helping Tighe & Bond develop and execute strategies for our continued growth and prosperity throughout the northeast, as well as bolstering our clients’ successes,” said Belitz.