Kevin T. Campbell, PE, LEED AP - President, Chief Operating Officer


January 2011, Kevin T. Campbell, PE, LEED AP, will move from Executive Vice President, Operations, to President, Chief Operating Officer.


 

Kevin joined BIA in 2005, after an extensive 21-year career in the optoelectronics industry.  With an educational background that includes a B.S. degree in metallurgical engineering from Penn State, and masters degrees in electrical engineering and business administration from Lehigh University, Kevin brings to BIA a unique perspective that is both technical and business operations focused.  Having spent his career in a much larger corporate environment, Kevin has also been able to bring the positive aspects of that world to BIA, while allowing us to maintain our traditional family culture.

Kevin works in concert with department managers, monitoring workload, staffing, and resources.  Along with other members of the executive team, he provides fiscal oversight and establishes and reviews business markets, services, and practices. He frequently interacts with clients in his role, to provide quality control and quality assurance, often serving as Principal in Charge for large scale and high profile projects.

Beyond the office, Kevin leads an active professional life.  As a LEED accredited professional and an active member of the Lehigh Valley Branch of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council, Kevin is helping to promote sustainable engineering practices not only at BIA, but throughout the region.  He is vice president of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the PA Society of Professional Engineers and coordinator of the annual Mathcounts competition which attracts over 200 middle school “mathletes” from a four-county region. Kevin also serves on the Lehigh Economic Assistance Program Board which pre‐approves loan applicants for the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority, a financing program administered by Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation; he annually helps organize a fund-raising breakfast for the Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America. A music lover and a skilled pianist, Kevin volunteers as a member of the ArtsQuest Music Program Committee, which recommends performers for Musikfest and SteelStacks, a new and exciting arts and performance center in Bethlehem which will be completed in spring 2011.

BIA Leadership Changes for 2011

 

All Associates Meetings have been a twice-a-year tradition since 2005, to promote communication throughout the company.  Held off-site, the sessions are an opportunity for all employees in every department and office to gain information about company operations, fiscal condition, and corporate plans.  Income and cash flow are reviewed, company capabilities are discussed, successes are celebrated, and opportunities for improvement are explored.  Barry Isett, PE, PLS, FNSPE, who founded our firm in 1977, started the fall 2010 meeting with an announcement concerning the corporate structure of the company. 

 

Robert Korp, AICP, LEED AP, Manager of Major Projects, and Secretary

 

On January 1, 2011:

Barry E. Isett, PE, PLS, FNSPE - Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board

Kevin T. Campbell, PE, LEED AP - President, Chief Operating Officer

Jennifer Isett - Vice President and Manager of Business Operations and Support Services

Theresa Muldowney, CPA - Treasurer

Robert Korp, AICP, LEED AP, Manager of Major Projects, and Secretary

Theresa Muldowney, CPA, our Accounting Manager, who joined the firm in 1997, will become Treasurer As the major company shareholder, Barry maintains an intense interest in the activities of the firm but will reduce his 24/7 involvement that typified the early days of the company.  “We are striving for a more diversified ownership,” he says, referring to the practices he instituted in offering the option to purchase company shares to key associates and the formation of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).  The ESOP came into being in 1997, as Barry instituted an ownership transition strategy that would maintain the firm’s independent identity.  Instead of selling the company to a third party, he created a framework to provide future employment and company ownership to staff members.

“Kevin Campbell has done a great job since he joined us five years ago.  He is passionate about our success,” says Barry.  “As president, Kevin will inspire our team to take the company to the next level.  He has great energy and enthusiasm and is a master at developing relationships and creating mutually beneficial strategic alliances.  As a company, we are going places where we have never been before.”

John Hayes Joins BIA Executive Board of Directors

John Hayes, President/COO of AFC First Financial CorporationSince 2001, BIA’s Executive Board of Directors has included business leaders from outside of our firm to work with leaders familiar with our day-to-day operations.  The Board meets at least eight times each year to identify market trends, assist in evaluating the performance of BIA, and to infuse new ideas to complement current initiatives.  John Hayes, President/COO of AFC First Financial Corporation has recently joined the board.

John has 25 years of banking and financial services experience.  Before joining AFC First in 2006, he was Executive Vice President of East Penn Bank and President of East Penn Mortgage Company, a subsidiary of the Bank.  Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President/Senior Loan Officer of American Bank of the Lehigh Valley, where he was part of the team that formed that de novo bank in 1997.  He holds a B.S. in Accounting from St. Joseph’s University and is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking.  He serves on numerous boards and committees including the Emmaus Main Street Program, the Board of Housing Association & Development Corporation, the Board of Governors of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and Member of the Pension Review Committee for Upper Milford Township, among other positions.

John joins long-time board member Grayson McNair, PE, a former Lehigh County Commissioner and PPL Executive.  Among his many volunteer activities, he has served as President of the Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America, Chairman of the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, Interim Director of the Lehigh Valley Food Bank (now Second Harvest), and Executive Director of the Foundation at Lehigh Carbon Community College

Internal Board Members include Barry Isett, Chairman of the Board, Jennifer Isett, Vice President, and Robert Cox. PE, PLS who was elected to the board by his fellow associate-shareholders in the corporation.

Lehigh University’s S.T.E.P.S Building Wins Project of the Year

View of S.T.E.P.S. building's expansive daylightingLehigh University Science Technology Environment Policy and Society (S.T.E.P.S) Building was honored at the 17th Annual March of Dimes Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Awards Breakfast in October.  A committee of professionals involved in a cross section of real estate disciplines annually select one project and one individual which exemplifies real estate and economic development in the Lehigh Valley. 

Alice Gast, President of Lehigh University, accepted the award from committee chairman Peter Snick, with Lafayette Ambassador Bank and vice chairman Justin Ryan, with LVIP.  The building, which opened for the fall semester and is a candidate for LEED Silver certification, was designed by Bohlin Cywinski Architects with civil engineering design by BIA.

 Alice Gast, President of Lehigh University, accepted the award from Committee Chairman Peter Snick, with Lafayette Ambassador Bank (center) and Vice Chairman Justin Ryan, with LVIP.

Lehigh Valley Industrial Park VII Wins LEED Gold

Displaying BIA’s LEED gold certificate are (from left) Barry Isett, Christa Duelberg-Kraftician, Project Architect and a SFA principal, Kevin Campbell, Jim Kostecky, Allied Building Corporation, and Betsy Faust, a member of BIA’s structural teamSpillman Farmer Architects designed the gateway office building of Lehigh Valley Industrial Park (LVIP) VII, which is now the home of both the design firm and the economic development agency.  The two organizations hosted a champagne reception attended by scores of well-wishers when Janet Milkman, Executive Director of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council, presented LEED Gold Awards in recognition of the environmentally friendly and integrated design that makes the LVIP Office Building and Spillman Farmer Architects’ office models of sustainability.  BIA was the structural engineer in the project.

 

Lehigh Valley International Airport Terminal Expansion Dedicated

 

  BIA was the civil and structural engineer for the recent 10,000-square-foot expansion of the main terminal building of Lehigh Valley International Airport.

Designed by Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects, the seven-million-dollar renovation and addition of the Lehigh Valley International Airport provided for a new security screening area, reconfigured office space for administrative and Transportation Security administration use, relocated baggage handling areas, a new ticketing area, an updated lobby, and additional retail spaces/kiosks.  Improvements on the lower level included mechanical room renovations and a new café.  In all, 16,000 square feet of the original building were renovated. 

David Haines, chairman of the Lehigh Northampton Airport Authority wields the ceremonial scissors amid a host of dignitaries. During the dedication ceremony held on November 19, David Haines, chairman of the Lehigh Northampton Airport Authority noted that 2.8 million people live in a 40-mile-radius of the airport and that airport usage is increasing by 15 per cent each year.  Said Mr. Haines, “Our goal is to make this the best airport in the region, and the #1 choice for business due to ease of travel.”