Tighe & Bond welcomes two new board members

Date: 11/21/2014

WESTFIELD – Tighe & Bond, a New England leader in civil and environmental engineering, recently appointed two new members to its board of directors. The addition of Patrick McCann and Robert Herchert further strengthens the growing firm’s operations, leadership and position in the market place.

“Both Pat and Bob each bring substantial industry experience and leadership to Tighe & Bond that will be an asset to our strategic and growth initiatives. Their past professional successes – as well as their external and fresh perspectives – are just what we need to complement our existing board of directors and fine tune our performance,” David Pinsky, president and CEO of Tighe & Bond, said.

McCann has more than 30 years of leadership experience in the environmental, engineering and construction business. He joined Weston Solutions, an infrastructure redevelopment firm with offices nationwide, in 1996 and led the company through a successful transformation from public to employee ownership. He became chief operating officer in 1997, president in 1998, and chief executive officer from 2003 to 2013.

Currently, McCann serves as board chair for Water for People, an international development organization with operations in nine countries that focuses on providing sustainable water and sanitation to some of the poorest villages in the developing world.  He also serves as a board member for Harris & Associates, a West Coast construction management and design firm, as well as the SUNY Oneonta Foundation.

Herchert has nearly 50 years of leadership experience in the public and private sectors, with approximately half of those in the professional services industry.  For the past 13 years he has been the chairman of the board at Freese and Nichols, Inc., an engineering, architecture, and environmental science firm that is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

He also develops and maintains client relationships, and is a Freese and Nichols representative in community and civic activities. Prior to this, he was the firm’s president and CEO for 11 years.

Previously, Herchert served as city manager for the City of Fort Worth, Texas, from 1978 to 1985, and as executive vice president for Texas American Bancshares from 1985 to 1990. Over the years he has served on numerous boards to support government, business, and community initiatives.  He also has served on various corporate boards.  In 2009, he joined the Board of Terracon Consultants, Inc., where he also chairs the Executive Compensation Committee and serves on Terracon’s Governance Committee.

McCann and Herchert join five other Tighe & Bond board members.  This includes David Pinsky, P.E., chairman; Francis Hoey, III, P.E., LEED AP, treasurer; Gregg Mikolaities, P.E., Thomas Couture, P.E., and Dana Huff, P.E.