Highlighter Summer2016

2 Pond | www.pondco.com EXECUTIVE CORNER Pond’s new Fiscal Year, which started on July 1st, provides us with the opportunity to reflect on and take stock in every aspect of our business; to celebrate what has been successful, and to identify areas where improvement is needed. While there is always room for improvement, I’m proud to say that we had one heck of a successful FY16! Here are several highlights of our achievements: Leadership from Within – As mentioned in our July Company Meeting, with unprecedented growth comes opportunities for emerging leaders. This year’s 53 promotions throughout the company are impressive and very well deserved by all those individuals who were recognized. Physical Growth – FY16 saw a lot of physical growth in our offices around the globe. FY17 will not be any different, with major expansions and renovations across all floors in the Peachtree Corners HQ office. Increased Client Satisfaction – The results of our annual Client Satisfaction Survey showed notable i n c r e a s e s i n o u r r a t i n g s o n communications, quality and customer service. With these numbers already reporting high last year, it was a true effort across the Pond to push these marks up! Moving up the Ratings – During FY16, Pond moved up in every regional and national ranking! We jumped 44 spots on the ENR National 500 list, to #230; we moved up to #32 in the ENR Southeast Top 100; and came in at #6 in ENR’s ranking of Atlanta Design Firms. We also moved up to the 3rd spot on the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s list of the largest engineering firms in Metro Atlanta. Record Contr ibut ion for Wounded Warrior Program – Our annual fundraising campaign recently came to a close, and we raised a whopping $92,378 for WWP! I want to extend many, many sincere thanks to all who contributed. There is still a lot of work to be done by WWP for our veterans in need, and your generosity will go far to help many deserving men and women. Thank you all for making FY16 extremely successful for Pond and our clients. Your hard work and dedication to your profession differentiates Pond from the competition through the quality projects and services we provide. I am always extremely proud of sharing my business card wherever I go, because I know our name and reputation is second to none! Thank you again for all you do to make this firm a great place to work. I’m looking forward to an even better FY17! Tony Parker President & CEO Tony Parker, President & CEO TIME TO USHER OUT THE OLD AND RING IN THE NEW!