Since joining Borton-Lawson in 2011, Brian Kutz has focused on adding value to the firm with a drive to succeed and seeking opportunities for continued professional development.
Kutz started as a senior project engineer, working on Oil & Gas projects. He was able to expand his role into working on diverse projects in Land Planning & Design. Kutz then began to oversee project completion as a project manager within the service center. Taking on more responsibility, Kutz transitioned into his current role as Lehigh Valley Land Planning & Design Service Center Leader.
In his role, Kutz is responsible for managing projects, clients and staff, in addition to helping chart the strategic plan and developing operational efficiencies within his service center. He enjoys the unique challenges and opportunities his position at Borton-Lawson provides.
“My job offers me opportunities to challenge myself every day,” Kutz said. “We work on exciting projects, have great clients and working here allows me to see diverse projects through to completion.”
Borton-Lawson’s commitment to its employees is evident in Kutz’s career. He was able to earn an MBA from Lehigh University in 2014, with support from Borton-Lawson. Kutz was also nominated by Borton-Lawson to participate in Leadership Lehigh Valley and he completed the program in 2014. He also graduated from Borton-Lawson’s Leadership Development Institute (BLDI) in August 2015, a program that prepares employees for leadership roles within the organization.
He is also involved in the community and in his profession outside of the office. Kutz is an active member of the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, serving on the Energy and Environment Committee; the Urban Land Institute, serving on the Lehigh Valley Council and is the Vice President and Alternate State Director of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (LV PSPE). He was named the 2014 Young Engineer of the Year by LV PSPE as a result of his dedication to improving the community and professional accomplishments.
Aside from enjoying all the technical aspects his job has to offer, Kutz says the people are the best part of Borton-Lawson.
“Working with the people at Borton-Lawson is what I really enjoy most,” Kutz said. “There is a sense of mutual trust, respect and friendship.”