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Criterium Engineers adds new management and QA technician

Posted Feb. 28, 2014, at 8:07 a.m.
John Holt, new COO at Criterium Engineers
John Holt, new COO at Criterium Engineers

PORTLAND, Maine — Criterium Engineers, a Maine-based consulting engineering company with more than 40 affiliate offices throughout North America, announces the addition of two new staff members.

John W. Holt Jr. has been appointed as chief operating officer. Holt has more than 30 years experience in high profile marketing, strategic sales, advertising and operations including co-founding his own firm that specialized in marketing analysis, brand development and business planning for clients worldwide. Most recently, Holt was the director of the Santa Fe, NM office of HOAMCO (Homeowners Association Management Company.) His expertise lies in his ability to analyze and identify new markets through the development of compelling ROI solutions and practical business strategies, and as such, he holds an outstanding record of achievement in complex accounts, new business development and contract negotiations. Holt thrives on spearheading organizational transformations to drive and sustain revenues and increase corporate profitability. As COO, Holt will implement innovative operational policies and procedures to continue to help build the company’s profitable business.

“John brings to Criterium Engineers a proven ability in tactical and strategic business planning, managing and facilitating change initiatives with a deep knowledge of business processes and individual, team and management dynamics” said H. Alan Mooney, Founder and President of Criterium Engineers, in a press release. “We are very fortunate to have him on board and look forward to John’s contributions to the continued success of the company,” Mooney added.

Joining Criterium Engineers in the pursuit of new business and brand recognition is Sara Hyland. Hyland is the new National Sales and Marketing Director. She brings over 20 years of marketing experience, the past 10 years focusing on consulting engineering at kW Mission Critical Engineering, EYP Mission Critical Facilities, and as part of the Hewlett-Packard Technology Services group after EYP’s acquisition by HP. “We have a unique and exciting opportunity with Sara joining our company. Sara will continue to service and grow our national accounts. With her extensive marketing, communications and brand building background, Sara will also use her creativity and sales expertise to drive awareness of Criterium Engineers and our diversified services, to our affiliates, clients and the North American building industry,” Mooney stated.

About Criterium Engineers

Founded in 1957, Criterium Engineers is a leading consulting engineering company headquartered in Portland, Maine, with more than 40 affiliate offices throughout North America. Specializing in buildings, the 140+ licensed Professional Engineers (PEs) are building generalists from design, construction and facilities backgrounds with experience in structural, mechanical, electrical, civil, environmental and other related fields. With an industry-unique business model, each locally-owned Criterium Engineers’ office can offer a diversified range of services to regional clients as well as national accounts by drawing on the resources provided by the corporate office. Utilizing this pool of expertise, Criterium Engineers can quickly assemble qualified teams with specific skills, education and experience to solve the most complex building challenges.

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