Celebrating a career in engineering that spans more than 50 years, Richard Fromm Beaubien is a respected engineer who has been serving as the managing director of his own firm, Beaubien Engineering, since 2012. Commencing his career after receiving his master’s degree in civil engineering in 1968, he served as a highway engineer for the Federal Highway Administration in Washington, D.C., for five years before relocating to Michigan as chief engineer of Reid Cool & Michalski Inc. until 1975. A former director of transportation for the city of Troy, MI, for 14 years, he also headed the Transportation and Right-of-Way Department for the city of Troy from 1975 to 1989. Prior to starting his current appointment, he was a transportation department head and director of transportation for Hubbell, Roth & Clark Inc. from 1989 to 2012.
Mr. Beaubien has additionally served as chairman of the Triangle Building and Housing Corporation since 1991, as well as sat on the transportation advisory council of the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments in Detroit since 1976. He has further contributed articles to many esteemed journals during his career, as well as directed a project to install the Sydney Coordinated Real-Time Adaptive Traffic System (SCATS) for the traffic control system in Oakland County, MI. Renowned for his achievements, he also directed a project to design and build intelligent transportation systems for metropolitan Detroit freeways.
In recognition of his successes, Mr. Beaubien received the Marsh Award from the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Engineer of the Year Award. Listed in multiple Who’s Who publications since 1989, he is a registered professional engineer in the states of Michigan, Illinois, California, Florida, and Missouri. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science in civil engineering and arts, and Master of Science in civil engineering, all from the University of Michigan.
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