Clive, Iowa, September 7, 2023 – Midwest-based McClure, a firm specializing in Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering and Surveying has announced the hire of a Chief Operating Officer.
McClure announced today that effective September 6, 2023, Chris Clement, former Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, began as the company’s Chief Operating Officer, a strategic move to continue McClure’s growth outside of the Midwest and support organizational leadership company wide.
“This is an exciting time for our company,” stated Dustin Leo, Chief Executive Officer. “Chris is a proven leader and his vision and thought process align perfectly with our culture at McClure. We are looking forward to what this next chapter has in store for the McClure brand and opportunities for our people.”
McClure was founded in 1956 and provides a full spectrum of professional engineering and surveying services to both public and private clients. The firm currently has 12 offices throughout Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas as well as most recently acquiring Iron Engineering in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, adding the firm’s first East Coast office. Though primarily located in the Midwest, McClure has worked in nearly all 50 states throughout the country. Leo noted this statistic as one of the driving factors to bring Clement on as a leader of the company, noting that his relationships and experience are of great value in growing the Eastern United States presence.
“I am looking forward to joining the talented, caring, and professional team at McClure,” said Clement. “It was quickly evident that the McClure culture is special, and I am honored to be a part of the next chapter of their story.”
Clement’s resume has included notable roles including Director, Global Product Management for Heidelberg / GOSS International, Vice President Finance and Administration, CFO, and COO for the University of New Hampshire, and most recently CEO of a start-up robotic infrastructure inspection company. Clement, who will be based in McClure’s Portsmouth, New Hampshire office, will continue to support McClure’s growth and integration of strategic initiatives.
“Chris embodies all of the core values we have worked to develop within our company – integrity, innovation, fun, kindness, and commitment – and, under his leadership, we are thrilled for the future of our team members and clients,” said Leo. “Terry Lutz (Chairman) has coined a phrase we use frequently – ‘It’s 90% people, and 20% people’ and I know that Chris is passionate about people and will continue to represent that philosophy at McClure for years to come.”
Founded in 1956, McClure has grown to a firm of over 250 professionals in eleven offices. With a vision of making lives better, McClure brings engineering expertise and a collaborative approach to identify the best strategies and solutions to bring our client’s vision to life. McClure’s area of expertise is in guiding its clients on making long-term capital investments in the areas of aviation, bridge, community development, construction observation, development, environmental, geotechnical, GIS, landscape architecture, MEP, structural, survey, traffic, transportation, wastewater, and water.