Stewart C. Haney
PE, LEED AP, PMP
As CEO of one of ENR’s Top 500 design firms in the US, Stu Haney focuses his time on the firm’s strategy, growth and culture. Under his leadership and guidance, Wendel has increased in size by about 25% in the past 3 years based on an aggressive growth strategy he implemented. Through his vision and strategic acquisitions, Wendel expanded our interior design and architectural presence in the mid-west and southern regions of the United States.
Stu is regularly sought after to present on a national scale. He has authored several thought provoking articles for industry publications and news outlets such as Professional Services Management Journal, on the “Misconceptions of Design-Build” and “Arc Flash – Get in Compliance There’s No Excuse” which appeared in the Minnesota Educational Facility Management Professionals (MASMS) Newsletter. His speaking engagements have included topics ranging from reinventing the A/E business at the ACEC | Canada (Association of Consulting Engineering Companies) Leadership Summit, to changing alternative energy use and the impact of renewable energy resources at the Buffalo Business First Industry Roundtable.
Stu’s participation in several professional and community boards are a reflection of his passion for achieving goals through the collaborative efforts of talented people. When not in the Board Room, Stu can be found on the soccer field as a volunteer coach for organizations like the Amherst Soccer Association.
Get to know Stu…
If I’m not working, I’m likely…
Helping out a family member, golfing, playing-coaching-watching soccer, running, biking or hiking.
What is one thing about you that people would be very surprised to find out?
That I am a recovering introvert! Somewhere in my youth I figured out that being introverted wasn’t serving me well so I pushed out of my shell. I think most people would guess me an extrovert but that’s more a result of choice than nature.
Most memorable Wendel moment?
There are many, but if I leave out the Holiday parties, I am left with a string of moments of team achievement that have come in the countless project design and construction challenges we have met together. Things like our first energy studies, major manufacturing process upgrades and fast track building projects. The challenge and the struggle make the success that much sweeter!