Jeremy Billig (left), the newly named president of McLaren Engineering Group, and company founder and CEO Malcolm McLaren — Courtesy: McLaren Engineering Group
By Joshua Burd
McLaren Engineering Group has named a new president to oversee the firm alongside its founder and longtime chief executive.
The practice, which is based in Woodcliff Lake, announced that it has promoted Jeremy Billig to the position from his previous role of vice president and New York City regional director. He has spent 15 years with McLaren, earning the appointment as part of what the company called a board-driven growth plan that includes its recent expansions in New Jersey and Philadelphia.
The plan also entailed the addition of several senior leaders, according to a news release. For his part, Billig will lead the firm alongside founder and CEO Malcolm McLaren.
“Jeremy has seen our firm more than double in size since he joined us and has helped create our collaborative culture as an employee-owned firm,” McLaren said. “Jeremy and I will be working side by side to lead our company into its next phase of growth. It’s with great excitement that we announce his new role as president.
“Jeremy’s reputation as a meticulous professional with keen leadership qualities is well-deserved,” he added. “With his guidance, the firm will continue our out-of-the-box thinking and application of Applied Ingenuity.”
During his time with McLaren, Billig has directed a range of engineering projects while starting and growing the New York City office to more than 40 employees, the news release said. As the firm has expanded, Billig has managed McLaren’s organizational planning efforts, including supporting the firm’s merger and acquisition activity and developing a scalable structure to accommodate growth.
Billig has worked across the firm’s 10 markets, with projects ranging from entertainment venues and health care facilities to comprehensive structural work and restoration of landmarked buildings, the news release said. The company cited standout projects such as the Sentosa Crane display in Singapore, the Longacre Theatre renovation in New York City and construction engineering design work for the Pulaski Skyway bridge rehabilitation in New Jersey.
“Starting and expanding McLaren’s NYC office has been a career highlight for me, and I’m eager to continue that growth trajectory company-wide,” Billig said. “As we continue to earn accolades as one of the country’s top engineering firms, I’m honored to lead McLaren into the next decade.”
Billig holds a Professional Engineering registration in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Florida, Maine, Vermont, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin, with a certification in Special Inspections, the news release said. He received the McLaren Engineering Group President’s Award in 2015 and, in 2012, was named a “Rising Star in Structural Engineering” by Civil +Structural Engineer magazine.
In 2009, he was selected as Young Engineer of the Year by the New York Society of Professional Engineers. He holds two degrees in civil and structural engineering from Cornell University.