ATLANTA – (9.25.20) – Pond welcomes Bob Ruch, US Army Colonel (retired) as Executive Vice President for Defense and Federal. With over 30 years of military experience and leadership, he will oversee Pond’s support to the Army, Navy, Air Force, and National Guard as well as Pond’s non-DoD federal clients.
Col. Ruch is a proven strategic leader who builds team-oriented, cohesive staffs, and devises innovative programs that get results for clients and their constituents. As the Commander of the U.S. Army Engineering & Support Center in Huntsville, AL he was responsible for more than 6,000 contracts valued at $2.5 billion annually in engineering, construction and technical services to support worldwide strategic programs, Army and Air Force installation facility repair and renewal construction, national energy savings programs, nationwide environmental and ordinance remediation programs, and overseas contingency operations.
“I am so excited to have this opportunity to work at Pond in my new capacity,” said Col. Ruch. “I have spent my entire adult life supporting our Federal government from inside and out, which includes work for DoD and many of the other federal agencies. The professional staff at Pond is focused on that exact same mission and together we will continue to be the firm that delivers the most challenging projects with the most innovative solutions.”
Col. Ruch’s 30+ year military career also included leadership posts as District Commander for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Omaha District, District Commander for the USACE Philadelphia District, Division Engineer for the 1st Calvary Division, and Crisis Operation Construction Officer serving NATO in Belgium.
“Col. Ruch brings a strategic vision and unparalleled understanding of our federal clients’ missions and needs. His depth of experience in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and his distinguished military career will provide credible leadership to enhance our team,” said Lorraine Green PE, President of Pond. “His knowledge will be invaluable as we continue to grow in our support of the federal government.”
Pond was recently ranked #78 of ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms List. Pond is a technology-driven full-service engineering, architecture, planning, and construction firm providing design solutions to defense, government, corporate and private clients worldwide. With locations throughout the U.S. and overseas, Pond is one of the fastest growing A/E/C firms in the country.