By Joshua Burd
PS&S has hired its first-ever chief growth officer in an effort to lead its expansion nationwide and develop new business for its team of service providers.
The Warren-based architectural, engineering, environmental and surveying firm said Andrew Malek brings more than 35 years of experience as an engineer, with extensive experience in multiple disciplines. He will focus on the company’s strategic growth efforts after 14 years at the professional services firm AKRF Inc., where his role included leading and growing the engineering practice.
“We are excited to have Andrew join PS&S to help spearhead our strategic growth,” said John Sartor, CEO and president. “Andrew will be an important addition to our management team. In addition to our recent purchase of DW Smith and the opening of a new office in Texas, we now have plans to expand our existing presence in New York as well as new geographies in North Carolina and Florida. As we look to grow, Andrew will be a key member of our management team, helping us to increase PS&S’ exposure and develop new business.”
In announcing the new hire, PS&S said Malek’s experience includes industries such as real estate, construction, transportation, infrastructure, energy, water and the public sector. With AKRF, he climbed the ranks in various senior leadership positions, including several years as CEO during which he managed the AKRF business operation throughout the Northeast, expanding technical service offerings and revenue through organic growth.
Most recently, Malek spent time in various leadership and management positions overseeing the delivery of building construction projects and high-profile projects for private clients.
“I am thrilled to join PS&S’ leadership team as chief growth officer,” Malek said. “I was drawn to PS&S by its amazing employee-focused culture, seasoned technical leadership and multidisciplinary service offering in many growing markets.
“I look forward to working with this experienced leadership team to increase awareness of PS&S’ practice areas and build on the firm’s growth momentum in both the public and private sectors.”
Malek holds a bachelor’s in civil engineering from Florida Institute of Technology and holds professional engineering licenses in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Florida.