Loureiro, a full-service engineering and construction company, has announced that Brian Cutler, P.E., L.E.P. will succeed Jeffrey Loureiro, P.E., L.E.P. as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective January 1, 2021. This announcement comes as the employee-owned firm prepares to enter its 46th year in business, on the tails of a year that yielded profitability and expansion despite its inherent economic challenges surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cutler has served in the role of President since 2012, responsible for directing operations, administration and client relations and providing project oversight for Loureiro Engineering Associates, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries Loureiro Contractors and WorkWaste.
Cutler graduated with honors from Northeastern University’s Civil Engineering program in 1991, and began his career at Loureiro immediately thereafter as an entry-level engineer. He was worked on some of the largest brownfield and redevelopment projects in Connecticut and has managed multi-million-dollar programs throughout the northeast and Midwest for Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies and private clients. In addition to his professional accolades, Cutler is an accomplished woodworker and loves to host gatherings of friends and family where he gets to enjoy a favorite hobby, cooking with his family.
During his presidency, Loureiro has strategically evolved into a vertically integrated, single source for engineering, environmental and construction services. “My job will be to make sure that all the cogs are working together – both internally and externally – so that we’re operating as efficiently as possible, and that these efficiencies translate to extraordinary solutions for our clients,” declares Cutler.
In preparation for his transition to CEO, Cutler has been making the conscious, yet difficult, decision to step back from his project management and business development responsibilities to focus exclusively on the health and sustainability of business. This ‘seller-doer’ approach, which is applicable to any professional service industry, is commonly embraced by design and construction firms. “I believe this model fails at some point, because it ties your hands,” cautions Cutler. “You can’t realize your maximum potential with a single model – it’s about building extraordinary people into the fabric of the entire organization and creating a framework where they can excel at their individual talents.”
Cutler plans to build upon the solid foundation established throughout the course of Loureiro’s consistent leadership at the firm, where customer service remains the organization’s utmost priority. During the leadership transition, Loureiro will assume the role of Project Coordinator, where he will continue to manage key client accounts and focus his efforts on the successful completion of the Centredale Manor remediation project in North Providence, RI and he will remain a member of the Board of Directors.
“I am excited to pass the torch to Brian’s capable hands and I know he’s going to hit the ground running,” states Loureiro. “He has played an instrumental role in the vision and core values that define us today, and I trust that these elements will remain at the forefront of our identity as he leads the firm into our next chapter,” he said.
Cutler will strive to create an organizational culture that is ‘tightly aligned and loosely coupled’, by encouraging a universal commitment to big-picture strategy while empowering the leadership within the company and its wholly owned subsidiaries to play their respective roles in being an indispensable partner to clients.
“I’m known for my sports analogies,” jokes Cutler. “Games are lost when a player’s individual goals supersede the team winning the game. Organizations fail in the absence of a shared definition of success.”