Title: Vice President (Retired)
Company: Heery International
Location: Johns Creek, Georgia, United States
Joseph P. Bellanca, P.E., Retired Vice President at Heery International, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in construction and civil engineering management.
Lauded for more than 50 years of professional excellence, Mr. Bellanca is proud of the impact he has had on the field of construction and civil engineering. Some of his notable achievements include management of an airfield pavement design for a future two-million-pound aircraft at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the terminal complex plan at the Denver International Airport, and construction management contracts at Chicago O’Hare/Midway. He also had executive level involvement in airport development programs for Dallas-Fort Worth, Tehran, Atlanta, Chicago, Doha International, New Orleans, Denver, Barcelona, Amman in Jordan, 4 airports in Saudi Arabia, New Seoul, Detroit Downtown People Mover, and Istanbul International, with a combined constructed value in excess of $50 billion in present value. Further, Mr. Bellanca is responsible for grading, drainage, and initial airfield pavements for an 18,000-acre site at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, and for a program management contract at New Orleans Airport.
Mr. Bellanca is a registered professional engineer in the state of Georgia and in the District of Columbia, former professional engineer in nine other states, with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Purdue University. He has garnered hands-on experience as a project engineer and an associate and resident manager at Tippetts-Abbett-McCarthy-Stratton Consultants, as the president of Bellanca Engineering Consultant, as a CM director for Schal Associates, and as the vice president of Greiner, Inc., the Bechtel Corporation, and the Turner Construction Company. After a few years as the executive vice president of Bovis Lend Lease, he joined Heery International as a vice president. He remained in that role from 2002 until his retirement in 2013.
In addition to his work in the field, Mr. Bellanca was involved with the Airport Consultant Council as a lobbyist, the American Society of Civil Engineers as a fellow, and the Mid-Cities Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers as the president. He also used his background to edit “Airports–Challenges of the Future” and “World Travel Center–Detroit Metropolitan Airport,” and to author “Many White Papers and Documents Related to Aviation Projects.” From 1960 to 1965, Mr. Bellanca was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves.
As a testament to his efforts, Mr. Bellanca was named Young Engineer of the Year by the Mid-Cities Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers in 1971. His achievements were highlighted in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the World, as well as one edition each of Who’s Who in the South and Southwest and Who’s Who in Finance and Business.
In his free time, Mr. Bellanca enjoys reading, bocce, walking, cooking and history.
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