MRB Group President Ryan Colvin, PE, recently announced the addition of Ryan McMullan to the firm’s engineering team in Rochester.
McMullan received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), majoring in Environmental Sustainability, Health & Safety Management. He also received a minor in Water Resources.
“We’re excited to announce that Ryan has joined MRB Group. He excelled in his class and received numerous awards. His academic success and educational focus reflects a perfect blend science and technology,” said Colvin.
McMullan received joint recognition from the Air and Waste Management Association and New York Water Environment Association (AWMA/NYWEA) receiving the Outstanding Environmental Management Student Award. He also was inducted into the Nathanial Rochester Society. He received several other recognitions as a student, including highly competitive research grants.
“Ryan’s academic excellence, along with direct field experience gained as a cooperative working on environmental projects and water resource modeling will prove valuable to many teams at MRB Group,” Colvin continued.
“He has supported engineering design, environmental assessment reports, emergency action plans, and storm water pollution prevention plans utilizing the latest analytic technology. Our clients will benefit from his knowledge of new and innovative resources,” said Colvin.
“With so many achievements and recognition at such an early point in his engineering career, Ryan could choose to work anywhere. We are fortunate he chose MRB Group,” stated Colvin.
MRB Group has a long tradition of being joined by RIT graduates, working closely with the institution to provide internships and coop experience to students exploring engineering, site development, and environmental science. While at the firm, students receive mentoring and a wide range of experience working with municipal clients.
McMullan did not previously intern with MRB Group, however he joins a large and growing group of RIT graduates who started their careers with the firm. Many make MRB Group a life-long choice, like James Oberst, PE, MRB Group’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
“Jim Oberst is an RIT alumnus,” said Colvin. “Jim’s remarkable personal success and significant contribution to the success of MRB Group is a mark of the quality of an RIT education, and why we are committed to continuing our strong relationship with that renowned institution,” Colvin explained.
“We trust the outstanding education and experiential learning received by RIT students,” said Oberst. “As a recent graduate, Ryan McMullan will no doubt contribute his energy, enthusiasm, and knowledge of new technology and innovations to our teams and clients,” he said.
“Each new generation of engineers, architects, planners – they are defining the future. Technology and new tools are changing the industry, and giving us new approaches to solving problems. It’s an exciting time to work with students and recent graduates because it continually challenges us to think differently. That benefits everyone,” Oberst concluded.
Oberst directly supervises and works with RIT students who intern or coop with the firm. He also manages the many teams that integrate to form a full menu of municipal services provided by the entire staff at MRB Group. He will oversee McMullan’s transition into his new role in support of the firm’s more than 150 client communities across the state of New York and in Texas.
Originated in Rochester in 1927, MRB Group has served the Central New York region for 93 years. The firm provides engineering, architecture, and municipal services to support local governments, and was recognized by the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce among its most recent slate of Rochester Top 100 companies, noting the firm’s remarkable growth.
MRB Group’s multi-disciplined teams assist communities with day-to-day operations like water and wastewater treatment, support for public works services, and architecture for maintenance and rehabilitation of public facilities. Municipal support teams also provide assistance with municipal operations including strategic planning, planning board services, GIS technology, training, grant writing and economic development.