Fred Cummings to lead Hatch Infrastructure Business in Western North America

Press Release

March 14, 2016

Fred CummingsVANCOUVER, British Columbia — Hatch is pleased to announce that Fred Cummings will now lead the company’s infrastructure division in Western North America. 

“Fred brings impressive engineering and industry credentials, having been at the forefront of many of British Columbia’s most significant transit, highway, and water projects,” said Hatch CEO John Bianchini. “He will play a key leadership role in continuing to expand our infrastructure business, adding to the high-caliber talent of our growing infrastructure team.”

Based in Vancouver, Cummings will be responsible for business strategy and operations and for client and partner engagement. Cummings’ previous industry experience includes senior roles with TransLink where he was responsible for Infrastructure Management and Engineering, and as President and General Manager, BC Rapid Transit. He had responsibility for the $1-billion Golden Ears Bridge and was a Director for the Canada Line and Evergreen Line rapid transit projects.

Hatch has strengthened its position in the infrastructure sector by integrating Hatch Mott MacDonald’s (HMM) Canadian operations.  The move adds nearly 1,000 new engineers and infrastructure professionals to Hatch’s Canadian and U.S. offices.

 “Our strategy is to deliver smarter infrastructure solutions to our clients, in ways that serve their needs and provide benefits to communities,” Bianchini added.  “From rapid urbanization, to mass transit, to resiliency, we are bringing the best minds from across Hatch together to solve our client’s toughest challenges.”
Hatch has a long history of engineering leadership in British Columbia with infrastructure projects such as the downtown tunnels and stations of the initial Skytrain, the Sea-to-Sky Highway Improvement Project and the Port Mann/Highway 1 Improvement Project.

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