MELBOURNE, FLA. Oct. 18, 2023 – BRPH, a nationally ranked architecture, engineering and construction firm headquartered in Melbourne, Fla., announced today the appointment of Gregory Kern to strategic account leader. In this new role, Kern is responsible for identifying, developing and nurturing relationships with key clients to drive revenue growth with large organizations at the corporate level.
“With a long history of technical and design excellence, BRPH is well-positioned for exponential growth within our key markets—particularly aerospace and defense and manufacturing/industrial,” said Brian Curtin, CEO of BRPH. “Gregory has a proven track record in strategic planning, business development and client relations and we’re confident in his ability to work with the rest of our team to capture the exciting opportunities in today’s marketplace.”
Kern comes to BRPH with 20 years of experience in program management, client development, business development, and technical sales with a focus on building multidisciplinary teams. Throughout his career, he has captured more than $650 million in technical sales and has led new market development for industries including commercial space, oil and gas, industrial development, aviation and land development. Most recently, Kern served as special projects leader and program manager for Michael Baker International, an engineering consultancy with nearly 100 offices across the United States.
He spent much of his career serving in progressive roles at Tetra Tech Inc., a consulting and engineering firm with 550 offices worldwide. He culminated his career there as director of state, municipal and commercial market sectors, where he led business development activities for the EGS Division comprised of 450 employees and $185 million of business in annual revenue.
“The depth of technical and design expertise at BPRH is outstanding, and the portfolio of work speaks for itself,” said Kern. “There are exciting growth opportunities around every turn and I’m thrilled to take part in strategically channeling that growth and developing new client relationships.”
Kern earned a Bachelor of Science from Indiana University, Bloomington, with additional focus areas in Environmental Law and Business and Organic Chemistry. Kern is an Eagle Scout.
ABOUT BRPH – BRPH is a technically focused, creative AEC firm dedicated to solving clients’ most challenging problems through architecture, engineering, design, interior design, construction and mission solutions. The firm partners with mission-driven clients in the aerospace, defense, manufacturing, commercial, education, entertainment and hospitality markets to identify gaps in their program delivery, then plans, designs, manages and constructs facilities and solutions that get the job done – beautifully and intelligently. Founded in 1964 to support America’s space program, BRPH is consistently ranked among the nation’s top firms and has completed a wide range of projects across the United States and throughout the world. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, BRPH operates regional offices in Orlando; South Florida; Atlanta; Charleston, South Carolina; Huntsville, Alabama; Seattle; Phoenix; and Palmdale, California. For more information, visit brph.com.