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Gannett Fleming names new chairman and new president

News | January 17, 2017 | By:

Robert Scaer and Paul Nowicki selected to advance growth of the firm

Camp Hill, Pa.-based engineering firm, Gannett Fleming, announced in a Jan. 16 press release that it has named two company veterans to its top leadership positions.

Robert M. Scaer, P.E., is the new chairman of the board and chief executive officer; and Paul D. Nowicki, P.E., is now president and chief operating officer.

The release noted that Scaer is the eighth person in the 100-year history of Gannett Fleming to serve as chairman and CEO. Scaer served as president and COO from 2009 through 2016. He led the firm through a reorganization in 2016 that advanced the company’s collaboration, profitability and growth. He also was the chief information officer from 2004 to 2013, when he led the firm through a digital infrastructure transformation and oversaw the corporation’s enterprise information technology (IT) systems, according to the press release.

Scaer started with Gannett Fleming in 1982, upon graduating with a bachelor of science in civil engineering from Purdue University. He also holds a masters of business administration from the Pennsylvania State University. He is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania.

Paul Nowicki succeeds Scaer as president and COO. He is responsible for establishing Gannett Fleming’s comprehensive goals for performance, leading the day-to-day direction and operations, and overseeing the overall performance of the company. He also oversees the daily operations of more than 60 offices worldwide.

The release noted that Nowicki served as Gannett Fleming’s Southeast Region director from 2014 through 2016, during which time he directed operations for offices in Florida, Tennessee, and Louisiana. From 2006 to 2014, Nowicki served as Gannett Fleming’s Northeast Region director and oversaw the operations of its New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire offices.

Nowicki holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Detroit. He is a registered professional engineer in New Jersey and Massachusetts.

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