Detroit, MI - - Spalding DeDecker Associates, Inc. (SDA), a regional civil engineering, landscape architecture, and surveying firm announces the election of Paul Wade, PE to President of ACEC/Michigan.
Paul Wade, PE received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University. He is currently serving SDA in the capacity of Chairman of the Board and Senior Manager for the Construction Engineering Department. Mr. Wade has more than 36 years of experience in the design, project management, inspection, and construction supervision of highway and pedestrian bridge projects. Mr. Wade previously served ACEC/Michigan as Treasurer, Chair of the Scholarship, Transportation, and Annual Meeting Committees, and Chair of the Michigan Design & Construction Coalition. Paul serves on Michigan Technological University’s Civil & Environmental Professional Advisory Committee. He is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and the Michigan Society of Professional Engineers. Mr. Wade has also served on the Zoning Board of Appeals and currently serves as a director for the Downtown Development Authority for the city of St. Clair.

“Paul Wade exemplifies the spirit of SDA employee ownership through his involvement in professional activities and organizations. Paul has a knack for breaking down a problem into its simplest components and working toward the best solution. This methodology works in business as well as engineering,” said David A. Lakin, PE, President of SDA.


Established in 1954, Spalding DeDecker Associates, Inc. is an engineering consulting firm specializing in infrastructure, land development, and surveying. With offices in Brighton, Detroit, Monroe, Plymouth, Rochester Hills, and Trenton, Michigan, SDA is an employee-owned and ISO certified organization that provides design and engineering solutions for municipal, land development, transportation, and water/wastewater projects. The firm also offers complete construction engineering, landscape architecture, pavement management, and land surveying & mapping services.