Civil Engineering

Jack Petersen Named New President

Petersen, Jack-MM president-for webLAKEWOOD, COLO. – The Martin/Martin Board of Directors has named long-time structural engineer Jack E. Petersen, PE, SE, the new president of the firm.

Petersen joined Martin/Martin’s predecessor, KKBNA, in 1984. He was promoted to principal in 1999 and in 2006, Petersen took over leadership of the Martin/Martin Structural Department, which he led for seven years. Petersen is a former company vice president and will continue to serve on the Board of Directors.

Petersen succeeds Gary A. Thomas, PE, who had served as president of Martin/Martin, Inc., for nine years. Thomas, a Board member, will continue his career as a civil engineering principal and will maintain an active role in the firm leadership.

“I am thrilled to pass the torch to Jack, whom I know to be a talented and thoughtful engineer” Thomas said. “I enthusiastically welcome him as our new leader, and am confident in his abilities and commitment to continuing our client-focused culture. Supported by the company’s many talented staff members, Jack is positioned to continue offering the kind of custom design services that our clients and the community have come to expect from a trusted partner such as Martin/Martin.”

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Martin/Martin forward from the strong position in which Gary has positioned Martin/Martin,” Petersen said. “With a legacy of over 50 years in Colorado and many long-term Martin/Martin employees, we welcome the challenge of expanding and diversifying our services to meet client needs. I look forward to continuing to build on our reputation for innovation and industry leadership in consulting engineering.”

Petersen earned his bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering and his master’s in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado. Petersen’s experience over the last 30 years has included work on a wide range of projects including office buildings, schools and college buildings, sports facilities, hospitals, shops, and manufacturing facilities.

Petersen’s dedication to the Architecture/Engineering/Construction industry is evident in his involvement with local and national organizations over the decades. His service has included multiple years of committee and officer involvement with the Structural Engineers Association of Colorado, 10 years’ service with the American Institute of Steel Construction on the design specification code committee, active involvement with the American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado, and as a Professional Affiliate with AIA Colorado.