PASADENA, CA (April 20 2016) – Parsons is pleased to announce that Joseph Abruzzo has joined the corporation as its Railroad Bridge Practice Leader. In this role, he will be responsible for directing the pursuit and execution of railroad bridge projects worldwide.
Mr. Abruzzo has more than 22 years of experience in the design, construction, and inspection of structures for transit agencies as well as Class I and short line railroads. In addition, he has expertise in the development and maintenance of short line railroad bridge management programs, which are mandated by the Federal Railroad Administration to ensure bridge safety through annual bridge inspections.
“Parsons delivers a full spectrum of rail projects around the world, and Joe will further enhance our service to the rail community,” said Michael Johnson, Parsons Group President. “I am confident that his solid experience and reputation in the Class I railroad bridge market will serve our customers well.”
Mr. Abruzzo has successfully delivered design services for the construction and rehabilitation of numerous Class I railroads, including Union Pacific Railroad, BNSF Railway, Norfolk Southern Railway, Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad, Canadian National Railway, and Chicago’s Metra.
Mr. Abruzzo holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana. He is a registered professional engineer in six states and a registered structural engineer in Illinois. He is active in the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association in which he serves as chairman of its subcommittee on materials and as a member of its steel structures committee.Parsons (NYSE: PSN) is a leading provider of technology-driven solutions focused on the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets. Celebrating 75 years of operations, Parsons provides technical design and engineering services and software products to address our customers' challenges. Parsons has differentiated capabilities in cybersecurity, intelligence, missile defense, space, connected communities, physical infrastructure, and mobility solutions. Parsons' combination of talented professionals and advanced technology enables a safer, smarter, and more interconnected world. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.