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Engineering firm of Mattern & Craig names new president

STAFF REPORT • Apr 13, 2020 at 8:00 PM

ROANOKE, Va. — The engineering firm of Mattern & Craig, which has been a part of many major construction projects throughout the Tri-Cities, announced last week that Brad Craig, current principal and member of the board of directors, has been selected as the Roanoke firm’s new president. 

Mattern & Craig employs more than 75 people in six offices across the Southeast.

Some of the higher profile projects Mattern & Craig has worked on in Kingsport include: the Wilcox Drive pedestrian bridge at the Eastman Corporate Business Center; provided updated field layout for the Dobyns-Bennett track; provided engineering services for replacement of the culvert structure on Bloomington Drive over Gravely Branch; performed survey and design of a three-story math and science wing addition to D-B.

Recent Mattern & Craig projects in Hawkins County include: the IDB’s ongoing work at Phipps Bend; Rogersville’s water system and sewer plant projects; Surgoinsville’s water system improvements in the Phipps Bend area; Church Hill’s Press Road resurfacing project (complete); and Hawkins County’s Van Hill/Beech Creek culvert replacement (complete).

“I’m honored to step into the role of president of Mattern & Craig, which was founded over 40 years ago,” Craig said. “I plan to uphold our firm’s commitment of high-quality service to our clients while maintaining a culture in which our employees can grow and prosper, even in these unsettling times.”

Craig succeeds Steve Campbell, who, as part of the firm’s leadership transition plan, is stepping aside after serving 16 years as president but remains as a vice-president and member of the board of directors.

“I want to take this opportunity to congratulate Brad Craig on being named president of Mattern & Craig,” Campbell said. “This decision was finalized at our annual board meeting, but the planning for it began years ago. It has always been a policy of M&C to plan for the future, to place ourselves in a position to grow, and to train our folks for future leadership. Training and selecting the right person to be our president is certainly near the top of that list.”

Prior to his role as head of the firm’s Civil Division and principal in the Roanoke office, Craig served as project manager on numerous planning and design of infrastructure improvement projects for various municipalities and state agencies.

His primary focus has been on water and wastewater facilities, including design of utility projects, pumping facilities, storage tanks, and water/wastewater treatment plants. Additionally, Craig has designed and managed projects involving stormwater facilities, site development, roadway design, public works facilities, and downtown revitalization/enhancement.

A native of the Roanoke Valley, Craig lives in Salem with his wife, Stacy, and three kids (Cameron, Andrew, and Caroline). His personal interests include golf, fly fishing, music, and Virginia Tech athletics.

Founded in 1978, Mattern & Craig currently has locations in Johnson City and Kingsport in Tennessee; Hickory and Asheville, N.C.; Charleston, S.C.;, and its corporate offices in Roanoke, Va.

The firm employs more than 75 professional engineers, surveyors, and administrative/support staff and is pleased to serve a broad array of clients in both the public and private sectors.

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