KCI is pleased to welcome Barry J. Schoch, PE, as Senior Vice President and discipline manager for transportation design in the Mid-Atlantic region. He will be responsible for leading the firm’s business development efforts and engineering operations for highway, bridge and traffic projects in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C.
With a career spanning more than three decades, Schoch brings to the firm a wealth of experience in the transportation industry, where he has made significant contributions to Pennsylvania’s infrastructure, in both the private and public sectors. As former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, he oversaw the development and implementation of several of the state’s largest transportation initiatives, including the agency’s first public-private partnership contract—a major rehabilitation effort of more than 500 structurally deficient bridges throughout the state. During his tenure, he also guided efforts to pass a $2.4 billion annual increase in transportation funding. In the private sector, he has served in senior management roles overseeing major highway and bridge design projects with several regional and national consulting firms.
Barry has made immeasurable contributions to regional infrastructure through policy development, funding, advocacy, and industry leadership. His experience and expertise, which is recognized and respected throughout the U.S., will allow our team to pursue larger and more varied transportation improvement projects and expand geographically to support additional DOTs as they maintain and improve their roadway networks.
Terry F. Neimeyer, PE, BCEE, FACEC, ENV SP, FASCEChairman of the Board
Schoch earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and is a registered professional engineer in seven states. He is extremely active in numerous professional associations, most recently completing a two-year term on the American Society of Civil Engineers Industry Leadership Council. In recent years, Schoch served as president of the Pennsylvania Highway Information Association and chaired transportation committees for the American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania and the Design Professionals Coalition. He is a long-time member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and American Society of Highway Engineers.
His dedication to the industry and region have been formally recognized by multiple organizations. Accolades include the American Society of Highway Engineers Robert E. Pearson Person of the Year Award, Pennsylvania State Association Townships Supervisors’ Founders Award, Pennsylvania Highway Information Association Advocate of the Year Award, Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association Leadership Award, and Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania William Metcalf Award.