Grubic retirement announced

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Robert C. Grubic, P.E., Chief Executive Officer with Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. (HRG), will retire at the end of the year. Grubic will continue as chairman of the firm’s board of directors, however.

Grubic’s career with HRG spans 49 years and has seen significant growth from a small, local firm based in Harrisburg into a nationally recognized firm with 290 employees offering civil engineering and related services from multiple locations across Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio, including Chambersburg.

Throughout Grubic’s professional career, he has served in a variety of leadership roles with businesses and community-based organizations, including Mid Penn Bank; the State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists; Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts; United Way of the Capital Region; and Villanova University’s College of Engineering.

“HRG is stronger and more cohesive than ever, making this an opportune time for me to transition from company operations and focus on promoting HRG through business development and community involvement,” said Grubic. “Through the collaborative efforts of our exceptional management team and employee-owners, HRG is well-positioned to flourish for years to come.”

In 2019, Grubic transitioned the role of president to Jason Fralick, who will assume the title of president and CEO upon Grubic’s retirement. “Bob has been instrumental to HRG’s long-term vision and strategic growth for more than four decades,” Fralick said. “He has served as an exceptional advisor to the leadership team: providing guidance, supporting business development initiatives, and engaging in client and community relations.”

HRG Celebrates 60 Years

2022 also marks HRG’s 60th Anniversary. The firm began in 1962 as Herbert Associates.

The three founding partners – Harry C. Herbert, Robert D. Rowland, and John F. Strangarity – met while working at an environmental consulting firm. The firm changed its name to Herbert, Rowland & Grubic in 1981, seven years after Grubic joined the company.

Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. is an employee-owned, nationally ranked design firm providing civil engineering, surveying, environmental, and other related services. The firm has offices in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.

In 2021, HRG was recognized as Engineering News-Record’s Mid-Atlantic Design Firm of the Year, and the company ranked sixth among the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania.

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