PITTSBURGH -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Michael Baker International, a leading global provider of engineering and consulting services, announced today that it has appointed Brian A. Lutes as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective August 4th, 2014. Mr. Lutes will report to Chief Executive Officer Kurt Bergman and will oversee all financial operations.
Commenting on his new role, Mr. Lutes said, “I am honored to join Michael Baker International, a company focused on making a difference by not only providing unique solutions to its customers but offering its employees a challenging, entrepreneurial environment. I am impressed by the company's long-term growth prospects and the caliber of its talent worldwide. I look forward to working with the team to drive even stronger results."
Michael Baker International President and CEO Kurt Bergman added, “Brian is a leader who brings extensive financial, strategic, and operational depth and experience to our company. I know he will make a significant contribution.”
Mr. Brian Arsenault, who had assumed the duties of Chief Financial Officer of the company on an interim basis since January 2014, will continue to serve the company as a Vice President in its Finance Group, and will assist Mr. Lutes as he transitions into his new role.
Mr. Lutes recently served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sypris Solutions. He began his career with the General Electric Company where he spent 15 years and is a graduate of their Manufacturing Leadership Curriculum and Corporate Audit Staff.
Mr. Lutes holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut School of Business and Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Louisville J.B. Speed School of Engineering. He is also actively involved in all aspects of his community.
About Michael Baker International
Michael Baker International (Baker International) is a leading global provider of engineering and consulting services which includes planning, architectural, environmental, construction, program management, and full life cycle support services as well as information technology and communications services and solutions. Baker provides its comprehensive range of services and solutions in support of U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. With more than $1.3 billion in annual revenue, Baker International has more than 6,000 employees in over 90 offices located across the U.S. and internationally. To learn more about Michael Baker International visit: www.mbakerintl.com