By Joshua Burd
McLaren Engineering Group has named a new executive to lead the firm’s seven technical divisions.
The practice, which is based in Woodcliff Lake, announced the appointment of Gul Khan as senior vice president of technical services. In the new role, he will oversee McLaren’s technical practice groups, including seven vice presidents collaborating with more than 20 design centers in 10 regional offices.
Khan’s appointment follows a board-driven growth plan that includes the firm’s recent expansions in New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia, McLaren said in a news release. He brings more than 30 years of experience in executive management of engineering, environmental, construction and disaster response and recovery services.
“Gul’s deep knowledge and experience in the AEC space, coupled with his proven leadership style, will accelerate the growth and performance of McLaren’s technical operations,” said Malcolm G. McLaren, founder and CEO of McLaren Engineering Group. “I am pleased Gul Khan has joined the McLaren team.”
Previously, Khan oversaw mission support programs domestically and abroad for the U.S. military and managed federal civilian agency and professional services contracts with state and local entities, the news release said. He was a lead executive on FEMA projects, providing disaster response and recovery services in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, along with hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma.
Khan’s experience also entails strategic leadership and development initiatives, including expanding corporate shareholder programs, revising company bylaws, compliance efforts, ethics programs and reporting measures and overseeing board-level reviews.
“Gul’s appointment continues to round out our executive team,” said Jeremy Billig, president of McLaren Engineering Group. “His ability to be a strategic thought partner and contribute cross-functionally gives us additional leadership depth, enhancing our technical work product and upholding our firm’s commitment to providing high-quality solutions.”
McLaren’s technical divisions include marine, bridge/highway/rail, site/civil, geomatics, structures, construction engineering and entertainment.
“I am certainly impressed with McLaren Engineering Group’s quality of work and its reputation in the industry,” Khan said. “I’m looking forward to helping build on McLaren’s successes and contribute to its ongoing growth. Exciting things are happening here, and I anticipate that trend to continue in the coming years.”
Khan holds a professional engineering registration in Washington, D.C., New Jersey and New York and is certified by the Design-Built Institute of America, the news release said. He holds a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Carolina and a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Punjab in Pakistan.
Most recently, Khan served as a senior vice president with Louis Berger, where he was national business unit manager for environmental disaster management services, and national practice leader for buildings and site design services.