With the retirement of the firm’s CEO and Founder, Roger G. Stroud, the firm announces the new management structure which will allow us to continue to provide the service to our clients that we have become known for.
Roger G. Stroud, P.E., who founded the firm in 1974, has stepped away from day to day management responsibilities. He will continue to be involved as an advisor to the CEO and President on management issues, and will consultant on complex projects. He will work on projects requiring special expertise, and on forensic engineering/expert witness cases. He will assist in training and presentations, and will be involved in loss prevention, constructability reviews, and value engineering.
Edward W. Pence, Jr., P.E., S.E. has become the firm’s CEO. He joined SP in 1977 and has over 40 years experience in managing and overseeing a broad range of projects, and has served as President for the last 5 years. As CEO, Mr. Pence will have overall responsibility for the management of the firm. He will oversee the engineering and client services for all three of the firm’s locations, while providing leadership to all managing directors and department heads.
David W. Mykins, P.E. has been named President. He will hold primary responsibility for the day to day operations of the firm, and will continue to manage operations of the Virginia Beach Headquarters office. Mr. Mykins has been with SP since 1986 and previously was Manager of the Raleigh, North Carolina branch office.
John H. Hancock, P.E. has been promoted to Senior Vice President. John has been a Principal and longstanding Corporate Secretary, and will continue as Manager of the Richmond office. John has been with SP since 1986.
Earl H. Inge, Jr. P.E. has been promoted to Vice President. Earl joined SP in 1995 and has served as a Principal since 2007. His responsibilities will include training of staff, prioritizing workflow to meet schedules, coordinating assignments with other Managing Directors for work sharing, and quality control of the work.
M. Scott Gutierrez has been promoted to Associate in the firm. Scott joined the firm in 1999 and has served as the Manager of Internet Technology. As the Manager of IT, Scott develops, organizes and coordinates the management of the company’s computer network and electronic and voice communication systems including the establishment and administration of all systems training and development.