Los Angeles, CA - Timothy G. Psomas, P.E. will take over as the new Chairman of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) on May 1, 2009. ACEC is the national voice of America's engineering industry, representing 5,500 member engineering firms across the nation.
Psomas is Chairman of the Board of Psomas, one of the top-ranked engineering firms in the nation. He is taking the reins of ACEC at a time when nearly $130 billion in stimulus dollars are earmarked for the nation’s infrastructure.
“This boost in infrastructure funding could not come at a more crucial time,” Psomas says. “It is critical not just to jump start our faltering economy and help pave the way for a return to prosperity, but it is also an important down-payment for long-term productivity.
“Infrastructure investment is a critical element in our global competitiveness race,” Psomas continues. “Problems like time wasted in traffic congestion and the risk of water-borne illness are avoidable productivity losses.”
A longtime advocate of infrastructure investment to support local economies, Psomas is active in local, state, and national affairs. He is the past president and board chairman of Coalition for Project Delivery, which sponsored the successful “Yes on Proposition 35” campaign in 2000 for California transportation legislation.
According to Psomas, another major issue ACEC expects to tackle is government competition for jobs that are commercially available through private sector engineering firms. He will be installed as chairman of ACEC during the organization’s national conference, which is being held in Washington, DC on April 26 – 29, 2009.
A leader in the design and construction industry, Psomas serves on a number of corporate boards. He is also on the Board of Trustees for Loyola Marymount University and Marymount College.
Through Timothy Psomas’ leadership, the small company started more than 60 years ago by his father, George Psomas, is now a nationally prominent firm with offices across the Western United States. Dedicated to balancing the natural and built environment, the firm serves clients in the water/wastewater; transportation; and public, institutional, and private land development markets. Psomas is headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices throughout California, in Arizona, and Utah. Psomas’ nearly 600 employees provide services across the Western United States in transportation and water/wastewater engineering, land and institutional site development engineering, land surveying, planning and entitlements, program/construction management, GIS, and natural resources.
For more information, visit www.psomas.com.