Mechanicsburg, Pa. — Modjeski and Masters announced the opening of a new office in Austin, Texas. The office is the firm’s first office in the state, and its 12th location nationwide. This highlights the firm’s continued growth, as well as its dedication to growing in this particular region.

“Our firm has a history working in Texas to design bridges of all types that improve the state’s infrastructure and bring its residents closer together,” said Mike Britt, President and CEO of Modjeski and Masters. “Texas leads the nation in population and economic growth, with no signs of slowing down. There are tremendous opportunities here to connect residents and communities with efficient, innovative, and cost-effective engineering solutions. Our new office positions our expert staff directly in these communities, so we can provide complete engineering services to better serve the region’s infrastructure needs.”

Modjeski and Masters hired John Holt, PE, to lead the Austin office, where he will be responsible for managing operations in Texas and the surrounding region. Holt previously served as a bridge engineer on a variety of projects including new and replacement bridge projects for highway, rail and pedestrian use, and as a project director or panel member for over 30 structural research projects. Holt worked for the TxDOT Bridge Division for 30 years before retiring as a Design Section Director.

“The depth and breadth of John’s work in Texas and with TxDOT uniquely positions our firm to have a direct and clear understanding of the state’s transportation needs and how to best solve them. We are excited to have John on our team and have great faith in his ability to lead our Texas office,” continued Britt.

“I feel remarkably privileged to be part of such a storied firm with a strong reputation for excellence and professionalism,” said Holt. “I’ve had the opportunity to work on a diverse number of projects with an equally diverse set of roles. My role in opening Modjeski and Masters’ new Texas office is a tremendous opportunity. I’m eager to build on the existing professional relationships I have and create new ones to expand the firm into a very dynamic and diverse region of the country.”

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