As part of Delaware Valley Engineers Week, Feb. 19-27, the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia announced that Kevin Johnson, PE, president of Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. (TPD) - an award-winning transportation engineering firm with eight offices serving the Mid-Atlantic Region - was elected as the 2016 Delaware Valley Engineer of the Year. Each year delegates from the region’s engineering-related technical societies and several past Engineers of the Year gather for the annual Engineer of the Year election. Engineer of the Year is a prestigious annual award presented by the Engineer’s Club of Philadelphia. The award recognizes an individual who has pursued a career of achievement and leadership, is a person of stature and visibility, represents the engineering profession well and proudly acclaims its virtues.
“The engineering profession in the Delaware Valley has benefited from Kevin’s contributions both as an entrepreneur and a volunteer participant in various levels of public service. He has helped to mentor and shape the next generation of engineers through the hiring of students and young engineers in his firm. In his position on the SEPTA Board, his engineering knowledge and background have been of great value as SEPTA faces the challenges of modernizing its infrastructure with increased funding, which he helped to obtain through his work with elected officials. He continually shines good light on the engineering profession in our area,” said Susan Best, Chair, Delaware Valley Engineers Week Committee.
Kevin Johnson’s support was overwhelming, as he was nominated by several industry organizations including: the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) Delaware Valley Chapter, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Philadelphia Chapter, the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE) Delaware County Chapter, and Women in Transportation (WTS) Philadelphia Chapter. Upon learning of his selection, Kevin Johnson said “it is truly humbling to be so honored when reviewing the esteemed list of past Engineers of the Year.”
During his 32-year career, Kevin Johnson, PE, has become a recognized leader in the transportation engineering industry. As president of a transportation engineering firm in the Mid-Atlantic region and a member of boards and committees across the state and region, Johnson is one of the faces of transportation in not only the Greater Philadelphia Region, but across Pennsylvania. His firm has worked on countless transportation engineering projects across the region which have contributed to the safety and efficiency of lives across the Delaware Valley. TPD is an engineering firm founded in 1989 and headquartered in Pottstown, PA. Beginning with six employees in a converted farmhouse, the company has grown to over 110 employees located in eight offices. Johnson oversees the overall operations and business development of the firm. Throughout his career, Johnson has been responsible for the design of over 400 transportation oriented projects and has also prepared and managed nearly 2,000 traffic impact and parking studies nationwide. He currently serves as a defense expert witness for cases involving highway accidents and fatalities in the region.