Pare Corporation Promotes Seven
Pare Corporation, a leading multi-disciplinary engineering and planning firm, is pleased to announce several recent promotions. Each of these individuals exemplifies the Pare culture in their commitment to giving back to the community and in their dedication to each project on behalf of our clients.
Kenneth DeCosta, P.E. has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer for Pare Corporation. Over the 26 years that he has been at Pare, DeCosta has gained a broad range of experience in the industry. As COO, he will be responsible for leading company initiatives, including the implementation of strategies and policies, contract administration, IT, CAD, and Health and Safety. DeCosta earned his bachelor’s in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Southeastern Massachusetts University and an M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut. He has taken leadership roles in professional associations including ACEC/MA and ACEC-RI, as well as community organizations including serving on the Board of Directors for Boys Town New England.
Timothy Thies, P.E. has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Division Manager for the Environmental Division. Since being hired at Pare in 2002, he has steadily increased his responsibility with significant roles in design and management on numerous projects, especially water, wastewater, hazardous waste, and solid waste engineering. In addition to the technical expertise needed to manage the diverse workload of Pare’s Environmental Division, Tim has demonstrated the necessary skills and understanding of the personnel management, business development, and administrative duties required to grow the division. Thies holds a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Michael Rongione, P.E. has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Division Manager for the Civil Division. His experience has encompassed structural design of numerous educational institutions, manufacturing facilities, public safety buildings, and pharmaceutical complexes. With Rongione’s leadership, the building structures group has significantly grown since he joined the Civil Division in 2004. In addition to structural design work and project management, he has taken on leadership roles within the firm. Rongione earned his bachelor’s in Civil Engineering and master’s in Structural Engineering from Northeastern University. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, and the Construction Specifications Institute.
Ryan McCoy, P.E. has been promoted to Managing Engineer in the Geotechnical Division. Since 2007 when McCoy was hired as an Engineer, he has increasingly focused on marine/waterfront projects, such as commercial and public fishing piers, ferry terminals, marinas, and eroded riverbanks. He is currently managing a diverse array of waterfront projects from conceptual design through permitting and construction, incorporating resilient design techniques and green infrastructure. McCoy is an active member of ASCE and the Coastal, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI). He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where he is now actively volunteering in their Senior Capstone Design Projects.
Samuel Lopes, P.E. has been promoted to Senior Project Engineer within the Transportation Division. He has been instrumental in helping the growth of the Transportation Division where he is responsible for the development of roadway plans and traffic control plans, drainage designs, traffic and parking studies, and bike path designs. Lopes earned his bachelor's in Civil Engineering from the University of Rhode Island. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Society of Black Engineers.
Harsha Prasad has been promoted to Engineer II in the Environmental Division. Since coming to Pare in 2016, he has been a key member of the Environmental Division through demonstrating strong organizational skills, reliability, and personal initiative. Over the last three years, Prasad has spent much of his time in the field collecting data, conducting multi-media sampling, and performing site delineations for many of Pare’s environmental projects throughout Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. He has been a key team member on the Medfield State Hospital Strategic Reuse Plan, the NBC Phase III CSO Project, and in the assessment and replacement of the septic systems in the MADCR-owned state parks on Cape Cod. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in Environmental Engineering from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Heather Shanks has been promoted to Engineer II in the Geotechnical Division. Heather has been performing at a high level as an Engineer since joining the firm in 2017. She has demonstrated a commitment to detail, as well as an understanding of the importance of her professional duties during her tireless work on the NBC Phase III CSO geotechnical program. During her time at Pare, Shanks has demonstrated a firm grasp of construction as demonstrated through her construction-phase services at the Old Mill Dam in Hampton, NH, and has expanded her experience with dams through her participation in ongoing inspection programs. She earned her bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth,