HRC Appoints Two New Directors, VPs

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Hubbell, Roth & Clark Inc., a 100-year old Michigan-based professional engineering services firm, HAS announced the appointments of Michael MacDonald, P.E., and James Burton, P.E., to its board of directors as vice president and partners of the firm, effective July 1.

HRC has been a corporate member of The Engineering Society of Detroit since 1991.

“Mr. MacDonald and Mr. Burton have demonstrated unwavering leadership and drive to further HRC’s 100 year legacy as a Michigan-based trusted provider of consulting engineering services to local communities, governmental agencies and private sector clients,” said HRC president George Hubbell, P.E. “The HRC Board of Directors is confident they will be instrumental in HRC’s continued success as we span a second century of innovation and design excellence.”

MacDonald leads an extensive array of major infrastructure improvement projects for municipal clients and governmental agencies, including utility master plans; site civil engineering projects involving roads, stormwater, water, and sanitary sewer systems; and parks and recreation facilities. MacDonald joined HRC in 1990, has 26 years of professional experience, and is a licensed
professional engineer in the state of Michigan. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Lawrence Technological University.

Burton provides municipal engineering services to several communities and leads environmental, stormwater management, and sustainability initiatives. He serves as project manager for numerous habitat restoration projects and has successfully managed the procurement and administration of millions of dollars
in grant funding for communities and governmental agencies. Burton joined HRC in 1998, has 17 years of professional experience, is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Michigan, and holds LEED AP and CFM designations. Burton holds a bachelor’s degree in biosystems engineering, and a master’s degree in business administration in integrative management from the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University.

For 100 years, through innovation and design, HRC has made significant contributions to Michigan’s vital infrastructure by providing consulting engineering and architectural services to municipal, industrial and private clients. HRC is a full service, multi-disciplined firm comprised of 200 professional engineers, surveyors, architects, and technical support staff, including LEED AP accredited professionals. HRC is an Engineering News Record Top 500 Design Firm and Top 50 Trenchless Technology Design Firm whose work has been recognized by prestigious industry awards. HRC was honored by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan as 2014 Large Firm of the Year. HRC has offices in Bloomfield Hills, Grand Rapids, Howell, Detroit, and Delhi Township. For more information, visit

James Burton, PE. Hubbell Roth & Clark photo.
Michael MacDonald, PE. Hubbell Roth & Clark photo.

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