Westfield, MA Senior project manager Dan Holmes of Tighe & Bond has been named to the BusinessWest “40 Under 40” Class of 2020. The “40 Under 40” program was launched in 2007 to honor young professionals in Western Massachusetts who are not only reaching great achievements in their careers but are also leaders that shape their community.
Holmes has been a rising star since beginning his career with Tighe & Bond in 2007.
Throughout his career, he has worked with a diverse team of engineers, planners, and scientists to develop solutions for wastewater, drinking water, transportation, and civil/site projects. Holmes’ experience includes planning, evaluation, design and construction support of sewer separation and expansion projects, drinking water treatment and pump station improvements, roadway reconstruction, and civil/site improvement projects.
As a senior project manager, he generally works with public sector clients on a wide array of roadway and public utility projects. His management of projects has positively impacted numerous communities throughout Massachusetts, including the sewer expansion for the town of Raynham, the design of a drinking water pump station for the town of Southwick, and roadway improvements for Front St. in Belchertown. In 2019, he successfully managed seven construction projects throughout the state with a total construction value of nearly $11 million.
Holmes is also a team leader at the firm, advising his team to advance projects’ progress and mentor them to shape their professional development and career goals. This year, he is also acting as a career mentor for future engineers through an advisory role to engineering students at the University of Hartford for their capstone project.
Holmes is an active participant in his community, volunteering to coach multiple youth sports and a Board Member on the Suffield Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA). He is also an original member of the team that helped organize the first Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) Kids Ride in Connecticut. Since its inception, this bike-a-thon has raised $320,000 for cancer research and treatment to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.