Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Clough Harbour & Associates LLP is pleased to announce that Larry V. Fairchild, P.E., Partner and the firm's Chief Engineering and Technical Officer (CETO), has been named the 2007 "Outstanding Professional Engineer in Management" by the Capital District Chapter of the NYS Society of Professional Engineers.
Each nominee was judged based on their contributions to the goals of the engineering profession and the Society of Professional Engineers through his or her demonstrated managerial ability and achievement.
As CETO, Mr. Fairchild is responsible for establishing the technical standards and operational procedures necessary to ensure technical superiority and quality services to clients. He directs the establishment and documentation of the technical aspects of CHA's company quality assurance and control standards and quality improvement programs, and assists the technical groups in their implementation. Mr. Fairchild also directs the establishment and maintenance of the company project management procedures and systems and assists the company's fifteen technical organizations in their applications.
Prior to becoming CHA's CETO, Mr. Fairchild held positions as Senior Transportation Engineer, Transportation Group Manager, Aviation Division Director, Assistant Chief Engineer, and Director of Engineering. While his upward movement in the company can be attributed to his exceptional engineering and management skills, his success is also greatly due to the outstanding support and commitment of CHA's staff.
Mr. Fairchild graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. He is a member of the American Society for Engineering Management, American Society of Civil Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, U.S. Green Building Council, NYS Society of Professional Engineers, the National ACEC Transportation Committee, National ACEC Subcommittee for Aviation, and ACEC NY for which he serves as the Co-Chair of the Public Relations Committee.
In addition, Mr. Fairchild is particularly involved in the National Engineers Week Future City Competition, which promotes engineering and technology to seventh and eighth grade students and combines a stimulating engineering challenge with a "hands-on" application to present their vision of a city of the future. During his time with Future City, it has tripled in size to nearly twenty-five schools.