DiPrete Engineering promotes Carr, Burnett and Guglielmo to principals

July 14, 2023 - Front Section
Brandon Carr


Gregg Burnett


Sheryl Guglielmo


Cranston, RI DiPrete Engineering has promoted Brandon Carr, PE, LEED AP, Gregg Burnett and Sheryl Guglielmo to principals at the firm.

Carr has been an integral part of the DiPrete team for 15 years and has played a significant role in client development and project success. In his new role, Brandon will be responsible for helping to shape the overall direction of the firm to bring greater value to our clients and team members. Brandon will continue to maintain his existing client relationships and oversight on engineering projects. As a civil engineer registered in Mass., R.I., ME, and N.H., Carr has led the engineering design and permitting of many high-profile engineering projects. His project portfolio includes multifamily, industrial, and retail projects such as multiple 100-to-300-unit housing developments in RI, MA and ME, Yale Appliance’s new 200,000 s/f office, warehouse and showroom in Norton, Mass., and a five-story 100-room hotel in Dedham, Mass.

“Brandon’s ability to understand a client’s business, what that client needs, and how to help that client be successful is unique and impressive.” said Dennis DiPrete, president of DiPrete Engineering. “He brings a broad range of knowledge to the table. The depth of his engineering and permitting skills are the reason he is a trusted partner and advisor to his clients. He is a mentor to others at DiPrete Engineering who aspire to reach this level of value to their clients.”

Burnett is an accomplished civil engineer with over 20 years of experience. In his two years at DiPrete, he has developed new client relationships, implemented the firm’s new leadership development program, and assisted with growing the firm’s talent pool. In his new role, Burnett will continue to provide leadership, build strategic partnerships, and focus on new business opportunities in key markets outside of Mass. and R.I. Burnett joined DiPrete in 2021 after working as a civil department manager for a national civil engineering firm. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and earned his credentials as a Certified Development, Design, and Construction Professional (CDP). Burnett is the lead on multiple large-scale engineering projects throughout Mass. including a roll-out program for a national fast-food franchise in the Cape Cod, Boston, and Worcester areas, multiple large industrial warehouse developments throughout the MetroWest area, and the civil engineering on-call for the Springfield Technical Community College.

“Built over two decades of experience, training, and mentoring, Gregg has a solid understanding of how to assemble an engineering team to maximize client success.” said DiPrete. “Gregg’s success in corporate roll outs and working in new territories stems from his ability to adapt and put colleagues in the appropriate position to succeed. Gregg recognized that he could scale this skill and translate it to success for clients with large portfolios within multiple territories. We are excited to see Gregg apply this methodology here at DiPrete to help our entire firm be successful”.

Guglielmo has been an integral member of the DiPrete team for 17 years and has made significant contributions to the company’s success. In her new role as a principal, she will lead the firm’s Client Experience (CX) strategy which includes the implementation of a training and development program for the firm’s project managers. The goal of the CX initiative is for the firm to excel in creating extraordinary client experiences by turning client feedback into repeatable processes. Throughout her tenure at DiPrete she has volunteered her time with organizations such as the ACE Mentor Program, American Planning Association, Women in Transportation, and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Next Generation Boston Chapter. Most recently Guglielmo served for five years as a member of the City of Attleboro Planning Board. Guglielmo played a key role in bringing DiPrete Engineering to the Mass. market. She will continue to lead and mentor a team of engineers on land development projects in MA, RI, and NH. These include a large-scale electric vehicle charging program, redevelopment of retail areas at different scales from large projects like the Garden City Shopping Center in Cranston, RI to multiple neighborhood C-Stores with Shell-branded fueling facilities, and industrial building construction. Her expertise in land use permitting and project management has been invaluable in bringing these projects to successful completion.

“Sheryl has a unique ability to understand what her clients need to be successful.” said DiPrete. “Whether it be engineering, strategy, organization, or communication, she has found a way to become a valuable extension of their team. She understands that the most valuable engineers know a lot more than just engineering and she is a leader in making this part of the culture at DiPrete Engineering.”



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