WSP has hired Krishna Sandepudi, PhD, PE, SE, as senior vice president, national bridges and structures practice director.

Sandepudi directs a national team of seasoned technical experts, fostering strong client and stakeholder relationships with a focus on leveraging WSP’s 130-plus year legacy of bridge engineering. He possesses 34 years of global industry experience, including business development and execution of multi-disciplinary projects, as well as management of client relationships, sub-consultants and personnel within cross-functional teams. He is based in Tampa.

“Krishna has an impressive structural engineering background and extensive experience with design, construction and rehabilitation of all types of bridges,” said Jeff Heilstedt, senior vice president, WSP highway/bridge and tolling national market leader. “He is an incredible addition to our team and tremendous asset to our clients in the U.S. who face complex infrastructure issues.”

Sandepudi previously served as southeast U.S. director for an international engineering firm, where he was responsible for managing complex projects across a seven-state region, including major bridge and highway projects for state departments of transportation.

Sandepudi is a graduate of the Kellogg School of Management with a master’s degree in international business, marketing and technology. He also graduated from Florida Atlantic University with both a PhD in ocean engineering and a master’s degree in civil engineering, and Sri Venkateswara University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

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