Mr. Bridge will focus on operational performance and implementing Chester’s strategic vision across a wide range of industry segments including municipal, industrial & commercial projects.
Chester Group, Inc., the recently operationalized parent company for Chester Engineers – one of the world’s leading engineering services firms, announces the hiring of Anthony R. Bridge, as Executive Vice President of Chester Group, Inc. and Chief Operating Officer for Chester Engineers, Inc. Chester provides energy, water and wastewater solutions to public and industrial clients across the United States and internationally.
Mr. Bridge, a senior executive with 38 years of industry experience and a proven record of success, joined the Chester Group on Monday, June 2, 2014.
“Tony’s wealth of experience in our industry as well as his metric driven operational focus will position Chester Group to successfully reach its long-term performance goals,” said Robert O. Agbede, Chester Group – President and CEO. “He brings a track record of stellar business acumen that, combined with his innovative and solutions-oriented thinking will equip us to deliver the ultimate Chester experience to our clients and stakeholders.”
“I am excited to serve the Chester family of companies in this important leadership role at this pivotal time in the company’s history,” said Mr. Bridge. “After redefining itself strategically and operationally, Chester Group is well positioned for profitable growth and I look forward to working with the Chester team to build upon the momentum and deliver greater client and shareholder value in the years to come.”
In January 2014, Chester Group, Inc. launched three company divisions: Chester Engineers, Chester LNG, and Chester International. In this position, Mr. Bridge will lead the operations areas of Chester Engineers, Inc. Under this umbrella, his teams will focus on the operational excellence and strategic growth in the municipal, commercial, industrial, and international markets.
Bridge most recently served as the Vice President of Engineering, Research and Development at United States Steel Corporation. Mr. Bridge earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from Purdue University’s Krannert Business School in Lafayette Indiana; a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University at its Calumet Campus in Hammond Indiana; and a master’s degree in business from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion Indiana.
About Chester Engineers, Inc.
Chester Engineers, Inc., a member of Chester Group, is one of the world’s leading engineering services firm that provides energy, water and wastewater solutions to public and industrial clients across the United States and internationally. Chester Engineers, Inc., headquartered in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, has offices in strategic US markets and affiliates worldwide.
From humble beginnings in 1910, Chester’s success was closely linked to the constantly evolving fields of municipal and environmental engineering as the company grew to become an international leader in the art of integrating science and engineering technology.
Engineering News-Record [ENR], a recognized authority for engineering and technical news with a subscriber base of 78,000, ranked Chester number 268 on its Top 500 Design Firms List for 2010. ENR also ranked Chester on its Top 200 Environmental Firms list. The Pittsburgh Business Times honored Chester as a Pittsburgh 100, distinguishing it as one of the 100 fastest growing companies in the region.
To learn more about Chester Engineers please visit www.ChesterEngineers.com.