As a CDR Maguire client, you get 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 challenges with the newest innovations, approaches, and technologies in the industry.
Every client has access to the resources and capabilities of our entire organization through any of our regional headquarters or local offices.
From local, state, and federal government agencies to Fortune 500 companies, our goal is to provide an effective set of solutions to each client.
Carlos A. Duart, President & CEO of CDR Maguire.
Mr. Carlos Duart has over 25 years of experience in emergency management services, beginning his career with Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Since then, he has served in numerous management and technical positions overseeing over $2 billion in damages and recovery for debris removal projects and $10 billion in disaster recovery.
He was the former chairman and president of Metric Engineering Group, Inc. where he oversaw operations, business development and strategic direction, growing the consortium of companies to over $75 million in revenues and 450 employees. During his tenure, he completed four (4) successful acquisitions (including CDR Maguire) and expanded the group’s presence nationally and internationally, as well as into new services including Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Project Development. He created the group’s international operations with projects with the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank in South and Central America, and the Caribbean Islands. The group ranked #262 (2011) on ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms and #47 (2010) on ENR’s Top 100 Construction Management list.
Mr. Duart holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a master’s degree in Taxation from Florida International University. He has attended Harvard’s Business School Executive Program in Leading Professional Services Firms, Financial and General Management.
Ms. Vidal-Duart has 12+ years of experience in the healthcare industry, most recently as the contracted Chief Executive Officer of the State of Florida COVID19 Infectious Disease Field Hospital System where she oversaw the management and deployment of the State’s field hospitals and its healthcare and administrative support personnel. In this role, she managed a system of administrative and clinical personnel, recruited, and staffed clinical and support functions, oversaw the development and deployed of SOPs and infectious disease protocols, assisted in the management of multiple contractors, served as an interagency coordinator between multiple agencies and regulating bodies, and helped secure various medical supplies and personal protection equipment for the facilities. After the hospitals were demobilized, Vidal-Duart assisted CDR’s COVID19 test site logistics team to deploy a call center, launch a patient portal, and develop a turnkey software solution from patient registration through result delivery and develop and launch a proprietary vaccination data management system.
Ms. Vidal-Duart currently serves as the Executive Vice President of CDR Maguire, Inc., providing administrative and operational oversight and leadership to the 80-year-old engineering and emergency management consulting firm which serves multiple state and local governments. She has a Master’s in International Business, summa cum laude, and a Bachelor of International Business and Marketing, magna cum laude.
H. Daniel Cessna, P.E. is the President of CDR Maguire’s Engineering Division, bringing over 28 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. His leadership experience spans the transportation and engineering markets—from project and program management, construction management and maintenance—to business development, client relations, and operations.
Prior to joining CDR Maguire, Cessna was a Senior Vice President for Michael Baker International, serving as National Practice Lead for Transportation since 2019, and Regional Director of their Pennsylvania operations from 2017. He served 24 years with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)—his last 12 years there as District Executive for District 11, where he was responsible for the State Transportation system in the Pittsburgh metro, including 1,802 bridges; 2,576 miles of highway; and four tunnels in Allegheny, Beaver and Lawrence Counties.
Cessna is an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering in Pittsburgh, PA. He is on the Board of Directors of the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors (APC) and is a Past President of the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania and the American Society of Highway Engineers.
He holds a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.
Matthew Macey has 26 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 Construction Management / Construction Inspection, Transportation Design, and Program and Project Management organizations.
Mr. Macey’s 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, prestressed I-beams, and 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 Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, and Massachusetts. He has a BA in Mathematics / Engineering from Saint Vincent College and a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
Mr. Macey has presented at the following events:
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.
Stephen Shadle has 30 years of experience in transportation construction, design, and program management. His CM/CI oversight includes contract administration and scheduling. Steve oversees management services for roadway and bridge replacement/reconstruction projects 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. This work encompasses design reviews for standard PennDOT design submissions (TS&L, Design Field View), as well as traffic control, signalization, E&S, right-of-way plans, and utility/PUC coordination, and multiple contract and funding oversight.
Mr. Shadle is overseeing over 20 federally funded, large-scale projects totaling $100M+ in construction costs; including past projects, he has overseen dozens of projects worth more than $500M. He is also the Program Manager for CDR|M’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).
He is licensed as a Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and is an MSCE Candidate in Construction Management at the University of Pittsburgh.
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|M in 2014, Mr. Evanko served for 31 years in several capacities with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
He is licensed as a Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
PENNDOT EXPERIENCE PRIOR TO JOINING CDR|M:
Joseph Sasso manages CDR Maguire’s Transportation Division. His 23 years of experience includes geometric design and layout of roadway and drainage facilities, preparation of plans and specifications according to PennDOT and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission requirements, highway signing and traffic signal design, preparing 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.
Mr. Sasso is licensed as a Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Indiana, and is a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan.
David Snively has 24 years of transportation design and construction/coatings inspection experience on statewide PennDOT, PA Turnpike, and Local Government agencies; and additional State agencies in the Mid-Atlantic region. His experience covers a full range of transportation projects including bridge replacements/rehabilitations, roadway widening/rehabilitations, innovative/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. Prior to joining CDR|M, he was a Project Manager and Roadway Engineer with increasing responsibilities at other engineering firms.
He is a licensed Professional Engineer in PA, DE, MA, MD, NC, VA, and WV and has a BS in Civil Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.
*With previous employers
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.