Mark Laistner Promoted


PDG is pleased to announce the promotion of Mark Laistner, PE, to Senior Director of Transportation Design!


Mark joined PDG as our Director of Bridge Design in 2014, where he has been responsible for managing the firm’s bridge design staff, projects, and development of new business. During this time, Mark has expanded our bridge design capabilities and client base as a prime consultant to include municipalities in various regions across the state, the New York State Department of Transportation, and the New York City Department of Transportation. He has managed the firm’s most noteworthy bridge design projects, which have earned several awards.


Mark has over 35 years of technical expertise, primarily in the design, inspection, and load rating of bridges. During this time, Mark has been the Project Manager or Lead Structural Engineer on 60+ bridge replacement/rehabilitation projects, including over 40 Locally Administered Federal Aid Projects, ranging from a 20-foot precast concrete box culvert to a 2,300-foot steel deck truss bridge. Mark earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1987, and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of New York, Pennsylvania, and Maine. He is an active member of the Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the American Concrete Institute (ACI). He was also an ABCD WNY Chapter Board Member, serving as President in 2007-2008 and 2017-2018.


In his new role, Mark will oversee operations and provide strategic direction to our bridge and highway design sectors and ensure the successful delivery of projects.


Please join PDG in congratulating Mark on his accomplishments and exciting new role at the firm!

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