FINLEY Engineering Group Hires Graverholt as Operations Manager
TALLAHASSEE, FL — Bridge Design and Construction Engineering firm, Finley Engineering Group (FINLEY) welcomes Jeff Graverholt as Operations Manager to its rapidly expanding bridge design firm.
Graverholt has a bachelor’s in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri, a Masters of Business Administration from the College of William and Mary and he is pursuing his Project Management Professional Certification from the Project Management Institute. His 10 years experience includes project management and operational planning during his service as a helicopter pilot and multiple operations leadership roles aboard aircraft carriers for the United States Navy.
Notable accomplishments encompass managing the planning and asset allocation for 15 helicopters from two squadrons to support combat operations for five forward deployed ships while maintaining the Carrier Strike Group at a combat ready status; maximizing and balancing competing operational commitments; and successfully managing a $1.6 million dollar annual fuel and flight hour budget for two operational deployments.
“I was attracted to FINLEY because the firm is very innovative and focused on using the latest technology to drive solutions. FINLEY’s made a significant investment in new software and training to fully transition to SOFiSTiK and now have full BrIM capabilities. I am very excited to be part of the FINLEY team and the opportunity to work on complex bridge projects all over the world.” said Graverholt.
“FINLEY projects have become more complex and geographically-dispersed throughout the world. Jeff’s experience incorporates managing highly-detailed training programs involving scheduling, budgeting, forecasting and building high-performance teams in the most complex work environments. His extensive operations experience and proven ability to lead highly-technical staff will add efficiency to our international operations and scheduling. We are very excited to have Jeff join our team.” said Craig Finley, PE, President, FINLEY.