G. John Kurgan, P.E., senior vice president and Baker's transportation practice director, said, "With the extremely unpredictable nature of transportation construction costs, Earl's background and his understanding of the construction bid process will be a huge asset in our efforts in adding a completely new dimension to the high value services we offer our clients. Additionally, Earl will be assisting us in establishing Baker as an ISO 9001- Certified organization."
Neiderhiser's previous work with PennDOT included responsibility for design, construction, and maintenance of highways and bridges in PennDOT's Engineering Districts 9, 10 and 11. His career culminated as District Executive in District 9, and after his formal retirement, Neiderhiser served for a short period as the Acting District Executive in District 11, Pittsburgh. He has participated on many steering committees such as Engineering Construction Management System (ECMS), Automated Permit Routing/Analysis System (APRAS), and Construction Partnering. He was a member of the American Association of State Highway Transportation Organization (AASHTO) Standing Committee on Quality from 1992 until 2003, a member of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) Altoona Section, and past president of the Mid Allegheny Section. He is an active member of the Pitt Civil Engineering Alumni Club.
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