Structural Project Engineer Eric Ohanian has been named a 2020 Young Professional of the Year by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA). This award recognizes the accomplishments of young engineers by highlighting their interesting and unique work, and the resulting impact on society.
Ohanian has been a key contributor to the successful rise of Tighe & Bond, Inc.’s bridge design and assessment practice over the last few years. His extensive experience and knowledge of engineering design have greatly contributed to the service we provide for our municipal and DOT clients including assisting numerous towns with applications for over $3 million in grant funding for bridges.
Ohanian is known for his impact on client relationships because of his ability to effectively manage projects and work with other technical disciplines to apply innovative project solutions for our clients. His work extends far beyond bridge design and includes business development, project management, marketing, mentoring, and engineering.
His hard work was recognized early in his career with Tighe & Bond when he was selected to join the first year-long Aspiring Leaders Program. This provided an opportunity for Ohanian to work directly with senior leadership and solve upcoming challenges. His contributions to the program resulted in the development of a new internal Quality Management Committee where he is an active member.
“Eric is not only an exemplary leader, but he also embodies Tighe & Bond’s philosophy of giving back to the community. He has organized numerous office-wide programs that allow employees to be involved in charity events and a variety of service projects. I am looking forward to seeing him continue to strengthen his community service and have a positive impact on our firm and the engineering industry,” said Bob Belitz, President & CEO of Tighe & Bond.
Ohanian’s extensive volunteerism has led him to hold many leadership and committee roles with several professional organizations such as the Structural Engineers of Massachusetts (SEAMASS) and the Boston Society of Civil Engineers (BSCES). He has even started an annual Charity (Mini) Golf Tournament out of our Westwood, Mass. office to benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank. The engineers turned the office space into a mini-golf course for an evening and constructed holes for the course. Donations for the food bank were collected in the form of “Greens fees” at each player’s discretion. Ohanian then organized an outing to present the group donation and volunteer as a group at the food bank. They sorted 22,000 pounds of food to provide 15,000 meals to people across Eastern Massachusetts.
Eric Ohanian will be honored by ACEC/MA alongside other award recipients at their 2021 Awards Gala.
Tighe & Bond is an employee-owned, multi-disciplinary consulting firm in the Northeast specializing in water and wastewater engineering; site planning and landscape design; full-service engineering for real estate development; infrastructure improvements; and environmental consulting services. For more than a century, innovative thinking and exceptional service have been at the core of Tighe & Bond’s work. Tighe & Bond’s experienced professionals provide concept-to-completion expertise to comprehensively address client needs. By focusing on bright ideas, green strategies, and clear solutions, the Tighe & Bond team develops creative, collaborative responses to complex challenges.