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 is a technology-driven engineering services firm with more than 70 years of experience in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries. The corporation is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, defense, security, and construction. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, systems design/engineering, cyber/converged security, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.