RETTEW’s CEO and Chairman of the Board, Mark Lauriello, is stepping down as CEO effective February 4, 2022. Consistent with the firm’s leadership transition plans, Lauriello is passing the torch to current President, Clayton Bubeck, who will become President and CEO effective February 5, 2022.
“Clayton’s leadership, client relationships, and proven performance at RETTEW undoubtably make him the right choice to succeed me as CEO,” Lauriello said. “The company’s future is bright, and I have full confidence our leadership team, under Clayton’s helm, will take this company to new heights.”
Lauriello will remain with RETTEW in a part-time capacity, working with staff and clients as CEO Emeritus. He will also continue as Chair of RETTEW’s Board of Directors for another year.
Lauriello handed the reins of President to Bubeck in 2019 but remained as the company’s CEO to support Bubeck’s transition. This leadership transition now comes at the right time for RETTEW.
“Leading and transforming RETTEW into the company we are today has been a great honor,” Lauriello said. “After my 32 years with RETTEW, 15 of which I spent as President, I am proud of the company we’ve built and feel privileged to have worked with so many amazing people.”
“I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to succeed Mark,” Bubeck said. “He has put a strong foundation in place, has been an amazing mentor and coach to so many of us at RETTEW, and I look forward to leading RETTEW to the next phase of our journey.”
Bubeck started his career in RETTEW’s regional offices in Schuylkill County, Pa, before leading the company’s entry into the oil and gas market. As Vice President of the firm’s energy division, he helped evolve RETTEW from a mid-Atlantic based firm to one now competing on a national level. More recently, Bubeck played a vital role in transitioning the company to a 100% ESOP at the end of 2018.
Bubeck graduated from Wilkes University with a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in 24 states. He has more than 20 years of managerial and technical experience. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Greater Philadelphia Energy Action Team, and the National Water Environment Federation. He is a recent graduate of ACEC’s Senior Executive Institute and received a certificate from the Wharton School of Executive Education at The University of Pennsylvania.