As a CDR Maguire client, you gain the hands-on involvement of a small firm with the full-scale resources of a large firm. We help you meet your project schedules and handle specific needs with the newest innovations, approaches, and technologies in the industry. Every client has access to the resources and capabilities of the entire organization through any of our regional headquarters or local offices. From small towns to Fortune 500 companies, our goal is to provide an effective set of solutions to each client.
Carlos A. Duart, President & Owner of CDR Maguire.
In June 2009, Carlos A. Duart purchased the controlling interest of CDR Maguire. As the new President, he had an ambitious vision for this New England architectural and engineering firm: go and grow! Expansion included more construction, inspection business, and transportation-related ITS (intelligent transportation systems) projects, as well as growth in Emergency Management Services.
In addition to adding new services, CDR Maguire will also focus on how those solutions are provided. With Alternative Project Delivery systems, project completion will be faster, more effective, and more cost-efficient than ever. This underscores Mr. Duart’s goal of providing the resources of a national firm on a local, personal level. A hands-on president, don’t be surprised if you see him in your office.
Mr. Duart is the current Vice Chairman and served as the former President of Metric Engineering, Inc., where he oversaw operations, business development, and strategic direction for a staff of over 300 employees. He began his career at Metric in 1992 after earning both his Bachelor’s of Science degree in accounting and Master’s degree in taxation from Florida International University in Miami.
Matthew Macey, P.E., CDR Maguire’s Chief Operating Officer for Engineering, has over 25 years of experience in the design, management, oversight, and QA/QC of PennDOT, PA Turnpike Commission, MassDOT, CTDOT, FDOT and municipal bridge and roadway projects.
He is responsible for the company-wide planning, management, financial analyses, and budgeting for the Civil, Construction Management/Construction Inspection, Transportation Design, and Program Management organizations.
His experience includes the design and analysis of numerous structures ranging from simple to complex designs, straight and curved steel multi-girders, Folded Steel Plate Girders™, prestressed adjacent and spread box beams, and prestressed I-beams, as well as reinforced concrete box and arch culverts. He has been responsible for the analysis and design of railroad and highway bridges, retaining walls, and foundations.
He is licensed as a Professional Engineer in PA, NJ, CO, CT, FL, and MA.
Mr. Macey has presented at the following events:
He has a B.A. in Mathematics/Engineering from Saint Vincent College and B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
Tina Vidal began her career turning around distressed assets in the healthcare industry and expanded into other industries including distribution and logistics, clean energy, sports, marketing and media, and engineering. With 15 years’ experience, she is considered an industry expert in start-ups, corporate restructurings and mergers and acquisitions. T. Vidal has been recognized nationally for her work turning around businesses in various industries, including write ups in Modern Healthcare Magazine and lectures and panel talks at multiple universities and colleges. Her experience and areas of expertise include corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, business strategy, negotiation, cash flow management, project management and special projects.
Currently, T. Vidal serves as CDR Maguire’s Executive Vice President and Human Resources Director, a position she began in 2015. Hired to restructure the firm’s project management practices, she streamlined CDR’s PM operations and implemented uniform practices and policies company-wide. During that time, she advised ownership regarding several corporate restructuring and expense reduction recommendations she discovered and later implemented, helping increase profit by over 350%. As a result of that success, ownership expanded her duties to Human Resources and Special Projects.
Prior to joining CDR Maguire in 2015, T. Vidal was the vice president of business development for Pacer Corporation where she assisted the firm in acquiring and turning around numerous hospitals and healthcare facilities, a distribution and logistics firm, and a clean energy firm, as well as starting up firms in media and marketing, and a sports agency. She began with the start-up and helped grow the company to over 800 employees and $70 million in revenue. Initially hired at Pacer Corporation as the Director of Corporate Operations in August 2003, she quickly advanced to serving as Interim CEO for company acquisitions, Chief Operating Officer of the Healthcare Division, and eventually Vice President of Business Development. T. Vidal oversaw the acquisition, due diligence, turn around and eventual sale of several of the firm’s subsidiaries including Minnie G. Boswell Memorial Hospital, Brick Mountain Logistics, and Watch Energy (Ei3), as well as starting up Stinghouse, a marketing and media company, and ML Management, a sports agency. While at Pacer, she collaborated to achieve venture capital funding of approximately $25 million and was directly responsible for the addition of $30 million in additional revenue to the firm through acquisitions and joint ventures. She helped increase cash flow by over $1 million per year in new business and reduced losses by over $2 million in various subsidiaries through her turnaround efforts.
T. Vidal holds a B.A. in International Business and Marketing, magna cum laude, and a Master’s in International Business, summa cum laude, from Florida International University. She is the former Chair of the Florida International University (FIU) Honors College Advisory Board, a position she held from 2012 to 2016, and Co-Chair of the Development Committee of the FIU President’s Council from 2011-2012.
Leading CDR|M’s Milton, MA office, Matthew J. Amorello is a Senior Vice President at the firm. He has over 30 years in the construction industry in both the public and private sectors, from the family road building company in Worcester, to senior level public sector leadership positions. Prior to joining CDR|M, Mr. Amorello served as Chairman and CEO of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority (MTA) overseeing 1,900 Commonwealth employees for Massachusetts’ toll road system and the Central Artery Tunnel (CA/T) project (“The Big Dig”) considered the largest and most technically challenging infrastructure projects in U.S. history. Prior to his appointment to the MTA, he served four years as the State Highway Commissioner for MassHighway (now MassDOT) and eight years as a Massachusetts State Senator where he was the assistant minority leader. From this experience he thoroughly understands the day-to-day operations; financial considerations; short term challenges and long-term planning needs inherent in transportation agencies and large infrastructure projects. Mr. Amorello holds an undergraduate degree from Assumption College, an MPA in Public Administration from American University, a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School and holds a certificate from the Senior Executive Leadership program at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Mr. Stephen Shadle has 30 years of experience in construction management, Mr. Shadle started as a construction inspector and utility coordinator, on a PA Turnpike expansion project, and is now Director of Project Management and Construction Management and Inspection Services for CDR Maguire’s Mid-Atlantic Region. His CM/CI oversight includes contract administration and scheduling oversight for PA Turnpike’s Southern Beltway project, from SR 22 to I-79 ($750M project), and he performed scheduling and administrative oversight of I-279 (Fort Duquesne Bridge to Camp Horn Road) and the I-376 (Parkway West) A50 and A56 sections.
As part of CDR Maguire’s federal program management contracts with the Allegheny County Department of Public Works and the City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility & Infrastructure, Mr. Shadle performs program management services for roadway and bridge replacement and reconstruction projects. This work encompasses design reviews for standard PennDOT design submissions for structures, traffic control, signalization, E&S, right-of-way, and utility/PUC coordination. Steve is currently overseeing over 20 federally funded, large-scale projects totaling $100M+ in construction costs. With the inclusion of past projects, Steve has overseen projects worth more than $500M. He is also the Program Manager for CDR Maguire’s Redevelopment Capital Assistance Program (RACP), administered by the Pennsylvania Office of the Budget and Loan Disbursement Auditing services, with the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).
Mr. Joseph Evanko has 38 years of experience in construction services. He has extensive experience in quality control, claims avoidance, constructability reviews, document control, and schedule review and coordination. Mr. Evanko is CDR Maguire’s Manager of Construction Services in Pennsylvania. He also advises design teams throughout the firm on the constructability of their projects.
Prior to joining CDR Maguire in 2014, Mr. Evanko served in several capacities with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for 31 years.
Mr. James Jackson has 34 years of engineering experience, including several years with CDR Maguire in the Land Development and Marine Department, as well as several years of construction experience.
Mr. Jackson’s land development experience includes the design of site improvements, such as utilities, parking, and drainage facilities, as well as zoning and planning board permitting for various developments throughout New England, the mid-Atlantic region, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
His marine experience includes designing and analyzing various marine structures, including bulkheads, piers, and jetties. He has performed initial site surveys, conceptual design, computation of budget cost estimates, state/federal permit applications, preparation of plans and contract documents, and construction administration and inspection.
His construction experience includes major bridge construction and US EPA Superfund Site remediation.
Mr. Joseph Sasso has 23 years of experience in transportation engineering. As CDR Maguire’s Transportation Division Leader and Senior Roadway Engineer, Joe’s responsibilities include geometric design and layout of roadway and drainage facilities, preparation of plans and specifications in accordance with PennDOT and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission requirements, highway signing and traffic signal design, composition of reports and computer analysis for all phases of traffic engineering studies, maintenance and protection of traffic in work zones, technical management of all phases of highway/traffic tasks, right-of-way coordination and preparation of plans, utility coordination and investigation, and engineering and construction cost estimates for clients. He is proficient in the use of InRoads Select CADD, MicroStation, Synchro, HCS, and Strain Pole.
Mr. Dave Snively has 23 years of transportation design and construction/coatings inspection experience on statewide PennDOT, PA Turnpike, and Local Government agencies, as well as with additional State agencies in the Mid-Atlantic region. His experience covers a full range of transportation projects, including bridge replacements and rehabilitations, roadway widening and rehabilitations, innovative or conventional interchanges and intersections, limited access highways, and toll facilities.
Mr. Snively joined CDR Maguire in 2019 as the Eastern Regional Manager for the firm’s operations in Pennsylvania. Previously, he served as a Project Manager and Roadway Engineer, with increasing responsibilities for projects in Pennsylvania and other states, at a succession of civil engineering firms.
Maguire was originally founded in 1938 with a staff of two and not a single project on the books.
In 1954, the firm’s direction was managed by a group of partners that continued to diversify services throughout New England, especially bridge projects in the State of Rhode Island.
By 1963, more than $3 billion in projects had been completed, and with new ownership, focus now included the private sector with clients like Polaroid, United Aircraft, and Kaiser Aluminum.
This era of expansion for the company included acquisitions and growth into markets like the Caribbean, South America, and Africa.
During the slowdown of the 1970s, the firm underwent consolidation and was repurchased from Combustion Engineering.
During a major reorganizational phase, the company established itself as one of the leading firms in Pennsylvania, led a joint venture in designing the most complex section of the Boston Central Artery, and was awarded the IWAY project, which became the company’s signature project.
As our nation’s priorities shifted from infrastructure spending to military and defense, the company also shifted its priorities from growth to optimizing operations and internal organization. As part of that shift, the company was sold to Mr. Duart, who had extensive experience in streamlining engineering firms.
As chance would have it, the company found its new owner while expanding its geographic reach into Florida. Carlos A. Duart, then President of Metric Engineering, partnered with Maguire on an environmental CM assignment in Hialeah, FL. Mr. Duart’s vision of expanding into the northeastern market and Maguire’s goal of finding an outside partner were a perfect fit.
Returning focus to its core strength – transportation engineering – and with renewed ambition to renew its greatness, the company promises to lead the way with innovative solutions for its clients.