Executive Vice President - Engineering Operations
Gary McNaughton is a Principal and Executive Vice President – Engineering Operations for McMahon. Gary has firmwide responsibilities for aligning and optimizing technical operations across all of McMahon’s regions and guiding business development strategies. Gary is also a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and assists in improving operations and interactions between corporate departments and regional staff. Prior to his current role, Gary managed the New England region and played a lead role in its growth from a single office of five staff to its current five locations offer a wide range of expertise and more than 40 staff members.
Gary has nearly three decades of experience in the transportation engineering and planning industry, 20 of which are with McMahon. In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Gary is a working principal with a focus on managing key projects for major clients. He served as lead traffic engineering professional on large projects such as, the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Replacement, Casey Arborway Project, I-95 Add-a-Lane, and Morrissey Boulevard Reconstruction. He is regularly recognized for his technical capabilities in his field and his progressive approach to traffic engineering solutions, particularly in urban environments.
Gary's career began with MassDOT (formerly MassHighway) where he gained an understanding of the needs and workings of public agencies. After a short period in private consulting where he gained experience serving public sector clients, he joined McMahon and was integral in the growth and direction of the New England Region. Early project successes include the MBTA Charles/MGH Station, traffic management and interim design for the Central Artery/Tunnel Project, and a range of municipal and private design projects.
Gary has been active in various professional societies and has been a regular speaker at industry conferences, including recent presentations for MassDOT’s Innovation & Mobility Exchange and Moving Together Conference, along with presentations for ASCE’s Technology & Development Institute, the New England Bike-Walk Summit and ITE Section meetings in New England and Mid-Atlantic.
Gary is active in multiple local organizations, including serving as a long-time coach for his
three sons in youth baseball and hockey, while serving in lead Board positions for these organizations. Gary is an avid boater, spending available free time on the water with his family.