C.R. "Chuck" Pennoni, PE
C.R. “Chuck” Pennoni, PE, is Pennoni’s Founder and Chairman. As a young engineer starting out more than 60 years ago, Mr. Pennoni learned early that reputation means everything when providing consulting services. Doing good work for clients at a fair price, and making sure to communicate with them every step of the way, helped him to build an excellent reputation as a professional engineer. That reputation provided the building blocks for the success of the firm that he founded.
Mr. Pennoni has more than 60 years of experience in civil engineering, planning, and related disciplines with particular interest in municipal and land planning, design, and construction. He was employed by Albright and Friel Consulting Engineers, the City of Philadelphia, and C & J Construction Company prior to founding Pennoni Associates Inc. in 1966. He has taught strength of materials and structural design at Temple University, lectured at numerous colleges and universities, and authored 46 papers (seven refereed) on the subjects of engineering, planning, ethics, and professional development.
In addition to his role with Pennoni, Mr. Pennoni has served as President of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). He also served as the 2009-2010 Interim President and CEO of Drexel University, the institution where he earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering. This is a repeat service for him, having served as Interim President from 1994-1995, as well as having previously served as a University Trustee and Chairman of the Board and has been granted the honor of President Emeritus. Mr. Pennoni received an honorary doctorate from Drexel University in 1992, and was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 2000.
Mr. Pennoni served on the Engineering Advisory Boards of Widener University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Drexel University. He was Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Mr. Pennoni currently serves on the Boards of Parke Bank and Drexel University, and was past trustee of Lankenau Hospital.