Rashed Islam Named Central Region Transportation Director
Industry Leader Will Continue Tradition of Quality, Innovation and Service in Central U.S.
Rashed Islam, P.E., PTOE, ENV SP, has accepted a new role as HDR's Central Region transportation director. The region stretches from Canada to Mexico and spans the U.S. from Indiana to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.
As regional director, Islam will help coordinate HDR’s transportation work, involving every transportation sector we provide services in: highways and roads, transit, aviation, ports and maritime, freight rail and federal transport. Islam, a 27-year veteran in the industry, will be responsible for strategic leadership, business development and management of key initiatives. He will oversee the delivery of HDR projects throughout the region as well as development of staff and the continued expansion and application of full life cycle services. He will assist clients in overall program delivery, adapting to new technology, advise them on preparing for the future and help shepherd community-changing projects from idea to reality.
Islam’s leadership has been evident in the hundreds of projects he has completed in his career for many public and private clients, including the first continuous flow intersection in central Texas and his 20-year involvement in the award-winning 712-acre Robert Mueller Municipal Airport Redevelopment project.
“We don’t want to just do projects,” Islam said. “We want to contribute to building communities where we live, work and play and continue to improve quality of life for the citizens.”
“HDR is fortunate to have strong leaders with impeccable expertise, ingenuity and integrity,” said Transportation President Brent Felker. “Rashed is not only great to work with but passionate about helping our clients as well as the staff he works with at HDR to develop and deliver innovation and quality infrastructure, helping our communities thrive.”