Ruby+Associates Hires Industry Veteran Robert Stempien

Stempien brings 30 years of experience to new Vice President role

Mar 15, 2013, 09:40 ET from Ruby+Associates

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ruby+Associates Structural Engineers, a pioneer in the development of constructability of steel structures has named Robert Stempien, AIA, a former Barton Malow Construction Senior Director and longtime veteran of the architecture and construction industries, as its newest Vice President. 

In this role, Stempien will support Ruby's on-going growth in the structural engineering industry by adding his business development, problem solving and project development expertise.

"I've followed Ruby for many years and have always considered the firm to be the industry's best kept secret. I have been well aware of the company's reputation for consistently providing efficient and cost-effective solutions to complex engineering projects," said Stempien.   "Ruby has an excellent track record of delivering value added services that ultimately save clients time and money.  In my new role, I look forward to exposing potential clients to Ruby's unique approach and helping to accelerate our aggressive growth plans."           

"Robert understands the challenges our clients encounter during construction. His diverse background and depth of experience will help us cultivate new business opportunities and ensure we are addressing those challenges throughout the relationship," said Tricia Huneke, Ruby+Associates' President and CEO

At Barton Malow, Stempien consistently exceeded business plan net fee sales goals and had a leading 'project win rate'. Stempien currently sits on both the State of Michigan Board of Engineers and Board of Architects, by appointment from Governor Jennifer Granholm and Governor Rick Snyder.  He is a registered architect and member of the American Institute of Architects.  He is also an active member of the Planning Commission for the Village of Beverly Hills, MI.

Stempien earned bachelor's and master's degrees in architecture from the University of Michigan as well as a bachelor's degree in business administration from Lawrence Technological University.  He is a resident of Beverly Hills, MI.

About Ruby+Associates

Ruby+Associates is considered a pioneer in the principles of constructability.  They look at every project in terms of how it will be constructed coupled with a best value/cost effective approach.  This mindset was instilled in Ruby+Associates by its founder, David Ruby, PE, SE who engineered iconic structures such as Chicago's John Hancock Building, Sears (Willis) Tower and Detroit's Renaissance Center.

In 2011, Ruby+Associates earned the coveted Presidential Award for Excellence in Engineering from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) for its innovative work on the Ottawa Street Power Station in Lansing, MI.   The firm, which is the largest structural engineering firm in Michigan, has also worked on notable projects ranging from airports, stadia and convention centers to bridges, high-rises, and industrial facilities.    

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