Pennoni Adds Vice President to Strategic Growth Team

Pennoni Adds Vice President to Strategic Growth Team


Pennoni is pleased to announce the addition of Richard “Rich” Butala to the firm’s Strategic Growth division as Vice President and Strategic Growth Principal. In this role, Rich brings more than 30 years of corporate growth experience to Pennoni and will be responsible for the firm’s business development and strategic expansion in Florida and other designated areas within Pennoni’s geographic footprint.

Prior to joining Pennoni, Rich served as Vice President in Tampa, FL with a consulting engineering firm and was instrumental in establishing offices throughout the firm’s various locations, including western Pennsylvania, Virginia and Florida.  His experiences include that of office director, market leader and principal-in-charge for numerous large-scale study and design transportation and transit projects. Rich is a proven leader who is comfortable with the supervision, evaluation, coordination, and mentorship of staff as well as being able to easily adapt to changing situations, environments, and responsibilities. He is a dedicated professional capable of envisioning and leading new initiatives as well as developing, designing, and implementing innovative business development approaches. 

“We are very excited to have a person with Rich’s experience joining the Pennoni family” said Joseph Viscuso, Pennoni’s Senior Vice President and Director of Strategic Growth. “Rich will be counted on initially to expand our operations in FL, NC, and OH and we look forward to building on his proven success in these regions”.

Rich is a native of northeastern Pennsylvania and received his B.S. in Environmental Resource Management from The Pennsylvania State University. He lives in Tampa with his wife Mariann and daughter Olivia.  He is active in numerous professional societies and enjoys the outdoors and Florida bass fishing.

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