DETROIT - The Board of Directors of Civil Engineering and surveying firm Giffels-Webster Engineers announced that Scott Clein has been appointed as the firm’s next president and CEO, effective December 14. In this position, Clein oversees the day-to-day management of Giffels-Webster Engineers and will continue to head the firm’s Detroit headquarters. Clein succeeds Loren Crandell, who remains a partner with the firm and head of the Birmingham, Mich. branch office.

“Scott’s strategic thinking and leadership will continue the growth of Giffels-Webster’s client base in Michigan and across the country,” said Crandell. “He is committed to working with our clients to ensure we meet their needs and exceed expectations in every phase of a project. His unique perspective and vision benefits our customers and our company. ”

Clein has been with Giffels-Webster Engineers for 15 years and has supervised the design and implementation of hundreds of projects throughout Southeast Michigan, including roads and infrastructure rehabilitation, institutional developments, streetscapes and greenways, study and master plans, airports and private developments. His expertise lies in helping public and private clients successfully plan, design and implement the rehabilitation of existing infrastructure.

“I’m proud to be a part of Giffels-Webster’s long history of helping communities improve their quality of life, from municipal streetscapes to improving engineering infrastructure,” Clein said. “My passion for unconventional thinking and big-picture strategies allows me to help set the visionary tone for the firm and keep my teammates focused on sustainable designs.”

He is a licensed professional engineer in Michigan, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Wisconsin, Texas, Missouri, Kansas, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Louisiana, Ohio and Arizona, and holds the Leadership in Energy and Environment Design Accredited Professional certification.

Clein is a member of the Economic Club of Detroit, American Institute of Architects Michigan Chapter, U.S. Green Building Council and a graduate of Leadership Detroit XXXI with the Detroit Regional Chamber. He earned a master’s degree in civil engineering from Wayne State University and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Michigan. Clein also serves as a member of the Planning Board of the City of Birmingham.