Wood Harbinger is a 100% employee-owned, multidisciplinary engineering consulting firm supporting projects in the Puget Sound area, throughout the Pacific Northwest, and across the United States.
For 56 years, Wood Harbinger has delivered brilliant engineering solutions with innovation, creativity, and quality. On October 26th,colleagues and clients gathered at the Wood Harbinger office to celebrate our next evolution and transition to a sixth generation of leadership to continue this legacy.
The event honored current president/CEO Tom Leonidas, who will be starting a new chapter, and Sean Bollen, who will take the helm as Wood Harbinger’s president/CEO. As part of this long-planned leadership transition, Sean will be joined by a leadership team including Controller Courtney Montgomery and Director of Operations Andy Brown.
The festivities featured a lovely spread of delicious food catered by COMPANY NAME, bartending by our own executive assistant Sheri Livingood and project assistant Melissa Evans, a music playlist curated by Andy, and a slideshow of photos featuring Wood Harbinger projects and team members throughout the firm’s long history.
Partygoers also had the chance to see the Wood Harbinger race car up close and personal, which is owned by mechanical designer Mitchell Hughey, who races competitively throughout the state.
Guests were also encouraged to “take a little Wood Harbinger with you” in the form of leftover hors d’oeouvres in customized to-go containers.
Tom shared reflections about his more than 40-year career in the local industry, having spent XX years with electrical engineering firm Sparling before joining Wood Harbinger in 2011 as executive vice president. He became president/CEO in 2014. During his tenure, Wood Harbinger supported several signature projects in the local area, including the new SR-520 floating bridge, several significant utility infrastructure renovations at Harborview Medical Center, and ongoing work throughout Naval Base Kitsap.
In the coming year, Tom plans to enjoy more personal time, volunteering in community service and industry organizations and exploring new ways to continue contributing professionally to the industry.
Sean also shared his vision for the future and his personal history with Wood Harbinger, from joining the firm right out of college and designing electrical systems for a broad range of projects, from Navy wharves to new elementary schools.
Sean brings a nearly 30-year history with Wood Harbinger asan electrical engineer, project manager, and our current electrical engineeringteam leader. He was promoted to executive vice President in 20XX.
Courtney has been with the firm for 15 years in roles of increasing responsibility in business and financial management.
Andy has also been with Wood Harbinger for 15 years, starting out in CAD and electrical design. He has led the firm’s operations for more than five years.
The leadership transition will formally take effect on January 1, 2024.