BOSTON – Nitsch Engineering announced that Aaron Gallagher, PE, CFM, LEED AP, has been named the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the company. Mr. Gallagher, who most recently served as the Director of Civil Engineering at the company, remains a Vice President.
As COO, Mr. Gallagher will oversee the activities of each of Nitsch’s technical departments, including maintaining operational excellence, helping drive the strategic and marketing plans forward, helping mitigate risk, and working with department directors to improve existing procedures and controls. His approach will leverage the industry and business knowledge gained over the course of his 24 years in the civil engineering field, 18 of which have been spent at Nitsch. Mr. Gallagher has been a shareholder of the company since 2014 and has served on the Board of Directors since 2018.
Mr. Gallagher said, “As I’ve grown my career, I’ve benefitted greatly from the fact that Nitsch provides opportunities for people to grow and succeed, all while showing up as their authentic selves. I’m excited to dive into the challenges of maintaining our collaborative and supportive culture in a strategic and intentional way as Nitsch continues to grow!”
Nitsch President & CEO Lisa A. Brothers, PE, ENV SP, LEED AP BD+C, said, “Aaron has been an invaluable member of the Nitsch team for 18 years, and I’ve enjoyed working with him as he’s grown from a project engineer into a thoughtful and strategic leader. His strong business and financial acumen, experience in developing and implementing strategy, and proven ability to lead make him an ideal candidate to serve as our COO! His promotion is an important part of our continued efforts to transition the company to the next generation of leaders.”
Mr. Gallagher holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is a graduate of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts’ (ACEC/MA’s) Emerging Leaders and Odyssey programs, as well as the ACEC National Pathways to Executive Leadership program. In addition to serving on the ACEC/MA Government Affairs Committee, he is actively involved in his local community, serving on the Town of Mansfield’s Conservation Commission.