Eric Scuoteguazza, MA, MBA, RPA, has long known of CEC by reputation. He’s held a great respect for the firm and has always found the quality of work to be top notch, with pleasant, professional interactions.
He’s now joined CEC as a Principal and is poised to lead the firm’s Cultural Resources Practice corporate-wide. Eric is looking forward to having a hand in growing the opportunities and business.
“I’ve received a lot of support and seen a glimpse into the collaborative team culture here at CEC. It’s truly been a warm welcome,” Eric says.
Based in the Pittsburgh headquarters office of CEC, Eric brings 30+ years’ experience leading cultural resources investigations under the National Historic Preservation Act.
He’s excited to lead Cultural Resources as one of CEC’s primary practice areas. “I look forward to championing the efforts of the CEC archaeologists, scientists, and architectural historians as they guide clients through a wide variety of federal and state regulations, as well as provide a voice for cultural resources and therefore adding value and strategies for clients in the early planning stages of their projects,” Eric says. “It’s truly an honor to be chosen to lead this practice.”
A Registered Professional Archeologist, he earned his bachelor’s degree in anthropology/earth science from Gannon University, a master’s degree in anthropology from Ball State University, and an MBA from Point Park University.
“I’m here to advance business development. I’ve been in the business for a number of years and have built many client relationships,” he says. He’s ready to continue those relationships with CEC. When asked if he misses his days in the field, he responds simply, “Business is an adventure.”
He was attracted to CEC, in part, because he liked the idea of an engineering firm that can do its own Culture Resources management. “I like the team approach, the collaboration, the team spirit.”
Eric is excited about the regional approach taken by CEC’s offices across the nation. Plans are in motion for him to meet with Culture Resources team members outside of CEC’s headquarters, including those in CEC’s Oklahoma City and Indianapolis offices.
“I want to see the group grow in scope and reputation. I want Culture Resources to have a seat at the table as we develop new business. I want to see the practice get in at the start of the process — to be part of the big picture,” Eric adds.
Eric is a member of Offshore Wind Business Network, Society of American Military Engineers, American Society of Highway Engineers, Pennsylvania Archaeological Council, Marcellus Shale Coalition, and Southern Gas Association.