Leadership Restructuring Promotes Long-Time Employees to Key Leadership Roles
September 25, 2019—McKim & Creed CEO John T. Lucey, Jr., PE, today announced a restructuring of McKim & Creed’s leadership team that includes promoting two senior vice presidents to the role of president.
Tim Cawood, PLS, was promoted to president of geomatics and Street Lee, PE, ENV SP was named president of engineering. “These promotions support our continued growth as well as recognize the tremendous contributions that Tim and Street have made to the firm. Both have been with McKim & Creed for over 30 years, progressing from entry-level positions and have been great examples of our core values of respect for people, client satisfaction, continuous improvement, ownership and safety,” said John in the announcement delivered to employees.
Tim began his career at McKim & Creed in 1985, when he joined the firm as a survey crew member. With his ability to understand and embrace new technology, and his aptitude for predicting the “next big thing,” Tim quickly assumed a leadership position within the company. Under his guidance, McKim & Creed has become the #1 survey and mapping firm in the Southeast, the seventh largest surveying company in Texas, and one of the largest and most comprehensive geomatics firms in the U.S.
Street came to McKim & Creed in 1986, just three years after graduating from N.C. State University. When the company established its Florida offices in 1994, he volunteered to relocate from Wilmington, North Carolina to Clearwater, Florida to oversee water and wastewater services. During his tenure, McKim & Creed has become a leader in water and wastewater engineering in the Southeast, grown niche instrumentation and controls / SCADA and buried infrastructural renewal and replacement service lines.
Included in the leadership restructure, McKim & Creed Vice President Rick Prosser, PE, has been named leader of the company’s Water Business Unit. In this role, he will oversee engineering services related to water, wastewater, reclaimed water and stormwater. Rick joined McKim & Creed in 2018 as chief growth officer and has guided two successful acquisitions and the development of the company’s 2025 Strategic Plan.
Vice President Thomas Lawry, PE, has been promoted to leader of McKim & Creed’s Industrial Design-Build Business Unit. Tom established the company’s industrial design-build business in 2015; today, McKim & Creed supplies design-build services for the oil and gas, power, steel, automotive, chemical, food, refining and mining industries.
In the past five years, McKim & Creed has grown from a $50 million/year to a $116 million/year employee-owned firm with 22 offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Texas and Pennsylvania. The company been named by Engineering News-Record magazine as one of the country’s largest 200 engineering and environmental firms. There are 75,600 engineering firms in the U.S., according to selectusa.gov.