Leo A. Fernandez, P.E. Joins Thornton Tomasetti as VP in Weidlinger Transportation Practice


Leo A. Fernandez, P.E.

Thornton Tomasetti, the international engineering firm, announces that Leo A. Fernandez, P.E., has joined the firm’s Wall Street, New York office as a vice president in the Weidlinger Transportation practice. Hehas more than 20 years of experience in the inspection, analysis, rehabilitation and design of roadway, rail, pedestrian and long-span bridges.Fernandez will manage current and future projectsand will also assist with officeoperationsand business development opportunities.

Key Points

  • His project experience ranges from engineering services for the AirTrain at Newark Liberty and John F. Kennedy international airports, rehabilitation work for the Verrazano Narrows and Williamsburg bridges, repair work on the Henry Hudson and Tappan Zee bridges, and most recently, the award-winning rehabilitation of the High Bridge in the Bronx, New York. Fernandez is also well-versed in managing alternative delivery projects.
  • Prior to joining Thornton Tomasetti, Fernandez was the department head of the structural group in Stantec’s New York City office, where he provided structural services and project management for a range of transit and rail projects. He also built up a strong portfolio of transportation work earlier in his career for private- and public-sector clients while working at Parsons, HDR and TranSystems.
  • Fernandez is a licensed professional engineer in New York and anassociate professional of the Design-Build Institute of America. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Metropolitan Railway Club of New York and the Structural Engineers Association of New York.
  • Fernandez earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

Executive Quotes

Leo A. Fernandez, P.E., vice president, Thornton Tomasetti,New York, Wall Street

“I was drawn to Thornton Tomasetti’s specialization in a range of areas, with a particular strength in the bridge sector. The firm has a significant history of working on many complex and signature bridge projects, including New York’s East River bridges.I’m looking forward to getting back into that type of work.”

Samuel L. Summerville, P.E., senior principal and Weidlinger Transportation practice leader

“Leo is a valuable addition to our team. He brings a wealth of experience in the design, analysis and rehabilitation of bridges as well as in the management of challenging projects. His skills and talents will help facilitate the growth of Thornton Tomasetti’s Weidlinger Transportation practice.”

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About Thornton Tomasetti

Thornton Tomasetti is a leader in engineering design, investigation and analysis serving clients worldwide on projects of all sizes and complexity. Through its 10 complementary practices, Thornton Tomasetti addresses the full life cycle of a structure. We have supported clients working in more than 50 countries, with projects that include the tallest buildings and longest spans to the restoration of prized historic properties. Thornton Tomasetti comprises more than 1,200 engineering, architecture, sustainability and support professionals who collaborate from offices across North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

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