WSP USA has named David Pizzimenti, Ph.D, as Vice President and Alternate Delivery Leader for the firm’s Southeast Region. He will lead the selection of contractor and concessionaire partners and manage the relationship with those partners in a 12-state region that includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia and Washington, D.C. He will be involved throughout the entire lifecycle of a project, including teaming and agreement/terms, addressing all matters necessary to achieve project completion.
Prior to joining WSP, Pizzimenti served as the alternative delivery director for Shikun & Binui, an international infrastructure contractor based in Miami. His international experience includes work in Italy, Poland, Canada, Qatar, Bulgaria, United Arab Emirates, Romania and United Kingdom and such companies as Astaldi Spa., Toto Spa Costruzioni Generali and Impregilo.
“David brings extensive experience managing and leading multi-contract, multi-disciplinary and multi-party alternative project delivery, having led and delivered on projects totalling more than $15 billion in value,” WSP USA said. “His knowledge spans all aspects of infrastructure development, including project finance, contract management, design and construction.”
Pizzimenti earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in structural engineering from the University of Reggio Calabria in Italy, and a doctorate in structural engineering from the University of Catania in Italy. He is the author of numerous scientific papers and articles for international journals, including research that pioneered a new methodology for the effects of pedestrian-induced vibrations on bridges.
“David’s 20 years of experience in the delivery of large-scale infrastructure projects includes extensive expertise in bridges, tunnels, rail and light rail transit projects located in dense urban environments,” said WSP Senior Vice President and Mational Alternative Delivery Leader Ettore Morelli. “His familiarity with the essential components that make alternative delivery a viable opportunity for our clients will be a valuable addition to our Southeast region team.”