Baxter & Woodman announces new president, chief executive officer

April 21, 2015
Baxter & Woodman recently announced that it has appointed John V. Ambrose, PE, as president and chief executive officer of the company.

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL, April 21, 2015 -- Baxter & Woodman, Inc., a municipal engineering, transportation services, water and wastewater management, construction services, and stormwater management company, recently announced that it has appointed John V. Ambrose, PE, as president and chief executive officer of the company.

Baxter's board of directors and shareholders approved the appointment at the firm's annual shareholder meeting on April 15, 2015.

Ambrose is only the 7th President to lead the 70-year professional engineering firm and succeeds retiring President Steve Larson. The firm employs more than 180 professional engineers, technicians and support staff who are located in six offices throughout the Midwest.

Ambrose joined Baxter & Woodman in 1984 and has 34 years of civil engineering experience with specific expertise in the planning and design of transportation facilities. He earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Marquette University and is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Illinois and Wisconsin.

Over the past 10 years, Ambrose has been a strong proponent for the firm's expansion. He initiated the strategic opening of two new office locations to efficiently serve Baxter & Woodman's growing list of Chicago metropolitan area clients.

Throughout his career, Ambrose has served in executive, managerial and technical roles related to public works infrastructure projects. He is the Chairman of the Risk Management Committee for the American Council of Engineering Companies.

Ambrose also helps industry professionals through participation on the DuPage Mayors and Managers Transportation Technical Committee, McHenry County Council of Mayors Methodology Review Committee, and the McHenry County Council of Government Transportation Committee.

See also: "Baxter & Woodman earns APWA Technical Innovation Award for pretreatment efforts"

About Baxter & Woodman

Baxter & Woodman, Inc. is an employee-owned Engineering News-Record Top 500 Design Firm which provides planning, design, construction and technology services for water, wastewater, stormwater and transportation facilities for municipalities, counties and state agencies. Environmental, geographic information systems (GIS), water and wastewater operations, and advanced technology needs complement the firm’s civil engineering expertise. Clients are served from seven regional offices in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. For more information, visit


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