After devoting 33 years to the growth and success of Hardesty & Hanover, Michael D. Hawkins will be retiring as Chief Operating Officer at the end of 2022. Michael has served as the H&H COO since 2016 and also as an Officer and Chairman of the Board of the H&H Board of Managers for the past 10 years.
As COO, Michael oversaw the firm’s day-to-day internal operations encompassing engineering resources, project management, human resources, and facilities. He established and managed operations strategies, plans, and policies, ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of our firm’s services to our clients and guided the achievement of our company objectives and goals.
Michael’s H&H career began with Construction Inspection responsibilities on the Chapel Street Swing Bridge Replacement and then included numerous movable bridge rehabilitation and replacement design projects. He managed the firm’s Connecticut Office and then the New England Region from 2003 through 2016. His movable bridge legacy includes the East Washington Avenue Single Leaf Bascule Bridge, the Tomlinson Vertical Lift Bridge, and the firm’s most awarded project, the Sarah Mildred Long (Railway & Roadway) Vertical Lift Bridge.
Michael wishes to express his gratitude to all those who were a part of his success, in particular Nicholas Altebrando and Everett Drugge. He hopes his coworkers, past and present, know that it has been a privilege and an honor to work with the best in the industry.
Best wishes, Michael.