Tim was named President & CEO of American Bridge in August of 2018. Prior to joining American Bridge he served for six years as President & CEO of a diversified construction company based in Texas that focused on highways and bridges, both hard-bid and design-build, with projects up to $2B. Tim began his career in highway construction in 1989 as a laborer and worked through the ranks, gaining experience as a foreman, superintendent, estimator, project manager, and SVP of operations. During those years Tim attended college at night and on weekends earning a BBA from the University of North Texas and later an MBA from Southern Methodist University. Tim has a successful track record building strong teams and growing companies, both organically and through acquisition. He is active in industry associations and currently serves on the board of ARTBA.
Ken joined American Bridge in 2009 as Controller and in 2019, he was named Chief Financial Officer. In this role, he is the financial point of contact for all matters regarding banking, treasury, surety, and finance, and oversees the Insurance, Risk Management, Accounting, and Information Technology Groups. Throughout his career, he has gained significant experience in the finance industry as Corporate Controller, Treasurer, and Assistant Secretary, and through participation on various management governance committees. Ken has a Bachelor’s Degree from California University of Pennsylvania. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPAs.
Kwadwo Osei-Akoto became Vice President of the New York District in December 2006 after becoming a part of the American Bridge team in 1989. He previously worked as a Field Engineer, Project Engineer, Project Manager, and Operations Manager for American Bridge where he developed a long-standing reputation for being incredibly knowledgeable on both engineering and field operations for large-scale, complex projects. He has been involved building and designing many challenging superstructures in the New York area for almost 30 years. Kwadwo has experience working on complex bridges such as the George Washington, RFK Triborough, Throgs Neck, Bronx-Whitestone, Verrazano Narrows, and Marine Parkway.
Brian began his career in the engineering and construction industry in 1982, having since worked on numerous complex bridge and marine projects. He has been serving as Vice President of the American Bridge Western Region since May 2006 and is responsible for senior management oversight for the western United States and Canada. Brian has many years of engineering and construction experience, encompassing a variety of project types. He had been full time in the Central Florida construction marketplace since 1985 and has hands-on working knowledge of local practices, including subcontractors, suppliers, professional and trade work forces, costs, Florida contracting law, etc. Brian earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Dayton in 1982.
Hank is an experienced manager with over 20 years in the heavy/civil marine construction industry. He joined American Bridge in 2008 as a Project Manager in the Southeast region and since then has worked his way up through the company gaining invaluable experience both on and off-site. Throughout his career, Hank has been extensively involved in finance and reporting, business development, tendering, and contract administration. In 2016, Hank was named Vice President and Midwest Regional Manager. In this position, Hank works alongside the rest of the team to pursue, bid, and execute jobs across the region. Hank earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil (Geotechnical) Engineering from the University of South Florida in 1995.
Bob Kick has been with American Bridge since the start of his career in 1995 and has since worked on some of AB’s most significant large and complex bridge projects. Bob served as Operations Manager on the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge Self-Anchored Suspension Superstructure (SAS) and as Section Manager on the Forth Replacement Crossing in Scotland. Bob currently holds the position of Project Construction Manager on the Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing Project. He was named Vice President in March 2017. In addition to his exceptional field experience, Bob holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology from the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Dan has been with AB for almost 32 years, holding roles from Field Engineer to Project Manager, and most recently Chief Estimator. Dan leads American Bridge’s efforts to seek the best estimating practices and bring success through a high hit rate, while maintaining the expected profit margins for all bids. His background in steel and precast erection, cable stay and suspension structures including movable structures, temporary falsework, stiff leg and guy derrick cranes, and access solutions to perform the work safely and effectively. Dan holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Illinois.
Nick joined AB in 2000 as a Co-Op, and came on full-time as a Field Engineer in 2002. Nick worked in the field on some of AB’s most significant and challenging projects, including the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Self-Anchored Suspension Span. Nick was ultimately promoted to Chief Engineering – East and has lead AB’s in-house erection means and methods engineering efforts on highly complex projects including erection stage analysis, temporary works design, and complex procedures. Nick holds a Bachelor and Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh with a concentration in Structural Engineering.
Board Of Directors
Rich Schrader has been a board member since 2012, and was named Chairman in March of 2018. He is the former Chairman of Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc., as well as the former Chairman of Financial Executives International. He is also a Fellow of ASCE.
Ms. Nita Ing
Nita Ing is the Chairman of Continental Holdings Corporation and the Vice Chairman of TSRC Corporation. She was the Chairman of Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation from 1998 to 2009 and has been the Chairman of Hao Ran Foundation since 1997. She also serves on the Board of Global Fund for Women.
K. H. Lee
K. H. Lee is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, UK. He has held senior management positions in public and private sectors in Hong Kong and Taiwan in a career spanning over 50 years.
John Porter is a British Chartered Civil Engineer. He previously held executive positions with Japanese, Hong Kong and Chinese companies. He is currently the Vice Chairman of Continental Engineering Corporation, Taiwan.
Roelof van Ark
Jeffrey “JT” Fisher
JT Fisher is the CEO of Vergent Communications, a Dallas-based telecom and IT business. Prior to that, he established and led Peloton Technologies, LLC. JT was CFO and Director at Austin Industries from 2009 to 2017 and held senior positions at Delta Airlines and Charter Communications.
Bill Flemming is the former CEO and President of Skanska USA Buildings, and serves as Managing Director for KPMG LLC. He has over 40 years of experience in the construction industry, with a specific focus on megaprojects including MetLife Stadium and the United Nations Capital Master Plan for renovating / upgrading the UN headquarters in New York.
Mike Loulakis, Esq., FDBIA is the President of Capital Project Strategies, LLC, an infrastructure consulting firm. He was the 2013 recipient of DBIA’s Brunelleschi Medal (its lifetime achievement award), is a Fellow of the DBIA and American College of Construction Lawyers, and an inductee into the National Academy of Construction.