As an engineer at Stantec, Greg shot up the ranks to associate and has become a key figure in the office’s work with its largest client, VTrans. Greg has led several cutting-edge initiatives, such as incorporating green infrastructure, wind energy, and rainwater storage into the Heritage Flight Aviation Campus Expansion in South Burlington. Other career highlights include:
• ACEC Engineering Excellence Award for Heritage Flight Aviation Campus Expansion at Burlington International Airport (2011)
• ACEC Engineering Excellence Award for Randolph, Vermont Park-and-Ride Facility (2009)
• State of Vermont Young Engineer of the Year (2008)
• Registered Professional Engineer – State of Vermont (2006)
• National Society of Professional Engineers – House of Delegates, Vermont Representative (2009 – 2011)
• National Society of Professional Engineers – Political Action Committee, Northeast Region Representative (2012 - Present)
• Vermont Society of Engineers – President (2011 - 2012)
• Vermont Society of Professional Engineers – President (2009 – 2010)
Greg has become an extremely well-known face around his community. He’s very involved in Vermont’s engineering associations, being named Young Engineer of the Year in 2008, serving as president of the VT Society of Engineers (among other roles), and helping raise scholarship money for Vermont engineering students. He coached youth boys’ lacrosse in Essex for years and now assists with the team at Rice High School. Putting his professional expertise to work, he was also a member of the South Burlington Recreation Path Committee.
• Rice High School Volunteer Assistant Lacrosse Coach (2012)
• Vermont Society of Engineers Education and Research Foundation Member (2009 – Present) – Award $2500 annual scholarship to three engineering students in Vermont
• Vermont Society of Engineers Golf Tournament Director (2009) – Organized golf tournament to raise scholarship funds for engineering students in Vermont
• South Burlington Recreation Path Committee (2008-2010) – Volunteer committee responsible for making recommendations to City Council, Development Review Board and Public Works Director on new paths, path improvements and maintenance of existing paths
• Habitat for Humanity (2007) – Assisted with house construction in Burlington
• Essex Youth Lacrosse Volunteer Head Coach (2001 – 2004)
Favorite part of job? Connecting with people and working with them to move their thoughts and ideas into a finished product.
Most inspiring mentor? Chris Pecor. Chris has a genuine passion, respect and enthusiasm for people. His mentorship helped me realize, that to be successful in business, the work completed outside of the office is just as important as the work completed in front of the computer.
Who is your living hero? My great-uncle Emilio. He enjoys life to the maximum and relishes the journey as much as the end result. Also, I witnessed him being told he was the "sexiest man alive" when he was 80 years old. That was legendary!
Favorite downtime activity? Homebrewing
Favorite Vermont Escape? Anywhere that allows 30 minutes (or more) of disconnection from all things electronic.
Favorite social network? Facebook
Favorite website? Websites that don't overwhelm the senses and are easy to navigate.
Vermont Business Person you would most want to network with? Bill Cherry, President/Brewmaster of Switchback Brewing Co.