Engineering and consulting firm Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. has announced William Bill Bailey as the companys CEO, effective as of the firms annual meeting of shareholders, which took place Feb. 25.
Over the course of his 34-year career with CMT, Bailey has taken on diverse and progressively responsible roles, including chief structural engineer, continuous improvement program leader, human resource officer and president. In addition to assuming the role of CMTs sixth CEO, Bailey also remains president of the firm.
Bailey succeeds Daniel Dan Meckes, whose tenure as CMTs CEO began in 2013. Meckes remains in leadership at CMT as chair of the firms board.
Bill is technically very strong, and hes skilled in the business side of our work, Meckes said. Most importantly, though, he understands and embraces the people side of our business. On behalf of the organization, Im thrilled to congratulate Bill on this new role. We all look forward to the impact his continued leadership will have on the future of CMT.
Meckes, who will reach his 40th year with the company later in 2023, will continue his active engagement at the firm as well as at the industry level. Meckes was recently elected to serve as a 2023-2025 national officer with the American Council of Engineering Companies, the oldest and largest professional trade organization of engineering companies.
Im very humbled, excited and proud to move into the role of CEO, Bailey said. Its an honor to be charged with furthering the firms 76-year legacy, and I look forward to continuing to collaborate with the team on our vital work of delivering value to our clients, providing superior infrastructure solutions, creating growth and opportunity for CMTs people, and moving forward together.
With CMT since 1989, Bailey spent the first 15 years of his career focused on structural engineering projects. In 2004, Bailey became manager of the firms newly established Indianapolis branch office, which has since experienced considerable growth under his direction.
Over the years, Bailey has served in a number of leadership roles, both at CMT as well as within industry groups including ACEC Indiana; American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Metropolitan Indianapolis Branch; and Capital Chapter - Illinois Society of Professional Engineers. He holds bachelors and masters degrees in civil engineering from Purdue University.