Pickering Associates adds to management

PARKERSBURG — Two promotions have been announced by Pickering Associates, an architecture, engineering and surveying firm in Parkersburg.

Zachary Campbell, PMP, has been named vice president of projects and Mark Welch, PE, has been named vice president of construction.

Campbell will provide leadership, strategic vision and guidance to project managers and design professionals with Pickering Associates while managing client expectations. As vice president of construction, Welch will provide leadership, knowledge and oversight to construction administrators to deliver consistent construction management services.

Campbell received a Project Management Professional Certification in 2013 and a master’s of science in engineering management from Marshall University. He has been with Pickering Associates for 11 years and was formerly the electrical engineering department manager and a senior project manager.

“I have been blessed to work with a number of particularly talented individuals who have helped shape my approach to our clients and their objectives,” Campbell said. “I am excited to start the next chapter of my career and continue to be a part of this great firm. It truly is a special place to come to work every day.”

Vice president of projects is a vital role in the continued growth and service of Pickering Associates, the company said. It focuses on the daily project management of the company’s single and multi-discipline projects allowing Ryan Taylor, president and CEO, to concentrate on the overall vision and growth of Pickering Associates, the company said.

Welch received his Professional Engineering license in 2010. He has a master’s of science in engineering management from Marshall University. He was previously a leader to the civil and structural engineering departments and most recently assigned to special projects in the project management department of the company.

He has been with Pickering Associates for 13 years.

“It has been my pleasure to work with multiple clients throughout the years in the engineering and project management areas of a project. I will now have the honor of using those experiences to help clients see our designs become a reality in the construction aspect of a project,” Welch said. “I look forward to continuing to grow our Construction Administration team and to develop relationships with Clients throughout the tri-state area.”

As vice president of construction, Welch will lead the construction administration division and oversee the development and constructability of projects. The position is focused to oversee and further grow Pickering Associates’ construction administration department.

Pickering Associates was established in 1988 as an engineering company that has developed into an integrated architecture, engineering and surveying firm providing services to education, government, health care, industrial, oil and gas and private-sector clients.

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