We are pleased to share that Greg Weyandt, PE* has been named SEH’s East Region Leader. Greg joined SEH in 1999 and most recently served as practice center leader for transportation and structural engineering in the East Region.
Greg has proven his ability to lead complex projects, nurture client relationships and engage his colleagues. I am confident that his leadership experience will help him continue to serve SEH well in his new role.
As East Region Leader, Greg will lead 162 employees in 12 offices across Wisconsin and Indiana, as well as planned growth in Illinois and Michigan.
Get to know Greg:
What drew you to engineering?
I have always enjoyed building and construction. As a child, I remember watching the road construction in front of our house and all the underground work being done. But it all probably started with Tonka trucks. Also, having a brother four years older who went into civil engineering probably impacted my career choice.
What would you be doing if you hadn’t chosen engineering?
I’m sure it would have something to do with math or science. I’d possibly be an accountant or work in the construction industry. If I’m working with numbers and have good people around me, I'm happy. Success takes a talented team. Growing our company and the talent of our employees will lead to continued success for all of our employees.
What stands out as a top accomplishment in your career?
It would be easy to name off some of the large transportation projects I’ve been involved with, but it’s the relationships with clients and staff that are my biggest accomplishments. At the end of the day, strengthening the relationships, opportunities and outcomes with people leads to the greatest satisfaction.
What are you looking forward to most about your new role?
As I lead the overall growth and operations of the company in the East Region, I’m looking forward to working closely with the SEH Leadership Team to find new avenues to continue helping our clients and SEH employees be as successful as possible. In other words, it’s truly Building a Better World for All of Us®.
How does your background in transportation position you for this leadership role?
The strong relationships between people on our internal teams and with our clients have always been the cornerstone of success for both SEH and our clients. I was taught this early on in my career with SEH. Generally speaking, the transportation group works with many of the same clients for their entire career, so maintaining relationships is key.
Describe some of the big projects you’ve led.
Over the years, I’ve managed many freeway projects in Wisconsin along I-94 and on USH 53. I’ve been involved in several major urban roadway projects, such as USH 10 in Durand, as well as Clairemont Avenue and Business 53 (Hastings Way) in Eau Claire. I recently worked on the expansion of I-39 south of Madison; for several years, SEH has been part of a successful multi-firm team working on this project.
What project are you most proud of?
I designed a large project that involved converting State Highway 29 in Menomonie, Wisconsin, from two lanes to four lanes and adding signalization and a pedestrian underpass. Safety for our students is always a priority. This was my first large design project in which I was also able to lead the inspection team during the construction phase.
What advice would you give to a young engineer just beginning in the field?
There are a lot of directions you can go with an engineering degree. Find your passion and work hard and you will meet your goals.
What do you do for fun?
Everything I can fit in. Some of my favorites are riding my Harley, kayaking and enjoying a relaxing day on the pontoon. Travel is always enjoyable, and I love to listen to music at outdoor venues.