From Mark Van Port Fleet, MDOT chief operations officer:
I am pleased to announce that Matt Chynoweth has accepted a new position as the director of the Bureau of Bridges and Structures. He is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering, and Wayne State University with a Master of Science in structural research engineering. Matt began his career with MDOT in 2003 as the Metro Region bridge engineer, and served as the Detroit TSC development engineer, Bay City TSC manager, engineer of Bridge Field Services, and is currently the deputy Metro Region engineer. He is a registered professional engineer, and the Michigan bridge lead for the Gordie Howe International Bridge.
Matt brings more than 10 years of managerial experience, with a focus on development and mentoring staff. In addition, he is a member of the AASHTO Subcommittee of Bridges and Structures (chairing their technical committee on FRP composites), the American Segmental Bridge Institute, the Lawrence Technological University Civil Engineering Advisory Board, and the MDOT/MITA Bridge Operations Committee. He managed the Zilwaukee Bridge CM/GC Bearing Replacement Project and development of MDOT’s Accelerated Bridge Construction Policy.
Matt will start on Monday, Sept. 11, and looks forward to working with staff to develop the new Bureau of Bridges and Structures. His office will be located in the Operations Field Services Building on Old Lansing Road. Please join me in congratulating Matt on his promotion.