HAKS, a full-service consulting engineering firm headquartered in New York City with nearly 700 employees, has named Alberto Villaman, P.E., as its new president. Villaman will oversee the firm’s operations in its 15 corporate offices throughout the U.S., and international offices in India and Bahrain. The firm’s practice areas include engineering design, construction management/inspection, architecture/facilities, environmental, and surveying and mapping.

Villaman joined HAKS in 2000 after working with NYSDOT for 12 years, and rose through the ranks in a variety of management roles, most recently serving as Executive Vice President and Head of the Construction Inspection Department. At HAKS he has managed some of the metropolitan area’s largest infrastructure improvement projects, including the NYCDOT design-build rehabilitation of the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, the NYSDOT Gowanus Expressway Emergency Repair and ConnDOT’s I-95 Interchange 14.
HAKS founder, Chairman and CEO Husam Ahmad heartily endorses Villaman’s appointment. “Alberto brings a unique ability to listen, collaborate and communicate, is confident yet humble, and has demonstrated exceptional skills in managing large, complex projects.”

Villaman has contributed to HAKS’ extraordinary growth over the past 17 years, expanding from a 100-member operation in the New York metropolitan area. He attributes the firm’s success to its strict adherence to quality standards and service to the public: “Over the years we’ve defined processes and put procedures in place to govern and assure a quality product. We’re entrusted with the public safety and want to make sure that projects achieve their goals and last for their intended duration.”

Ahmad adds, “Alberto embodies HAKS’ commitment to quality and safety. We have a shared vision for our next growth phase, aiming to expand our presence geographically and provide jobs for 1,500 employees worldwide.