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MacDonald Jr. Elected President of The Moles

The MolesRichard D. MacDonald Jr., Senior Vice President and Division Manager for the Construction Division of Weeks Marine Inc., has been elected to serve as President of The Moles for the year 2016-17.  He assumed the role from retiring President, James M. Marquardt, at the Annual Business Meeting and Dinner held on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at The New York Hilton Midtown.

Other officers elected are: First Vice President, Christopher S. Traylor, Traylor Bros. Inc.; Second Vice President, Kirk D. Junco, Lane Construction Corp.; Treasurer, Michael A. D’Annunzio, D’Annunzio & Sons. Inc.; Secretary, Jeffrey M. Levy, J.J. Ryan Associates Inc.; and Sergeant-at-Arms, Michael J. Goldstein, MJG Consulting.

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MacDonald received his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering in 1981 and began his career with Morrison Knudsen Corp. here he rapidly advanced to Project Engineer at the $150 million Southwest Ocean Outfall project in San Francisco, Marine Superintendent at the $130 million Monitor-Merrimack Immersed Tube Tunnel project in Newport News, Virginia, and Project Manager at the $250 million Ted Williams Immersed Tube Tunnel project in Boston. Prior to leaving Morrison Knudsen in 1996 when M-K was purchased by the Washington Group, MacDonald attended Harvard Business School Program for Management Development.

In 2000, MacDonald joined Weeks Marine as Vice President of Operations for the Construction Division and became Senior Vice President and Division Manager for the Division in 2004 where he presently is responsible for projects along the East Coast, Gulf Coast, Latin America and the Caribbean. Notable projects presently under contract include the Midtown Immersed Tube Tunnel in Virginia, the Goethals Cable Stayed Bridge in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and the nation’s first offshore wind farm for Deep Water Wind in Block Island Sound.  One of MacDonald’s passions is helping to develop young engineers in the Weeks organization and finds it incredibly gratifying to watch these talented engineers run challenging marine construction projects knowing they will eventually become the future leaders of the company and our great industry.

MacDonald served as President on the ASCE Construction Institute Board of Directors. He presently serves on the Moles Executive Committee, the Beavers Board of Directors and McNally International’s Board of Directors. He and wife, Jenny, live in Califon, New Jersey, and are the parents of four children and five grandchildren.

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