Greenman-Pedersen Inc. Promotes Paul Vinik to Executive Role

Caption of Paul Vinik, GPI.Greenman-Pedersen Inc. (GPI) (Gainesville, Florida, USA), a leading engineering, planning, surveying, and construction inspection firm, recently announced the promotion of Paul Vinik, P.E. to the position of executive vice president and Florida branch manager. According to the company, this promotion recognizes Vinik’s exceptional contributions and leadership within the organization.

Vinik joined GPI in January 2017. Since then, the company says he has played a pivotal role in the growth and success of its corrosion protection division. As the cathodic protection (CP) services manager, Vinik has overseen coatings and corrosion services throughout the U.S. Southeast region, delivering innovative solutions to critical infrastructure projects. 

Under his leadership, GPI has completed CP projects related to buildings, bridges, and water control structures owned by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Southwest Florida Water Management District, and the Texas Department of Transportation.

Prior to his tenure at GPI, Vinik worked at FDOT as the leader of the structural materials section at the state’s materials office. His role there encompassed the management of 44 full-time, on-site employees and the department’s structural materials program, which had statewide oversight of concrete, corrosion, and chemical materials. 

According to GPI, Vinik’s leadership there extended to building valuable relationships with national organizations and major corporations, which further enhanced his influence and expertise. Notably, he completed FDOT’s Leadership Academy administered through the executive education program at University of Indiana.

In recognition of his many achievements and contributions to the corrosion industry, Vinik was chosen by his peers to serve as the chairman of the Board of Directors for the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), a prestigious organization with global reach and a membership of over 40,000 professionals in more than 100 countries.

GPI says Vinik’s promotion solidifies his status as a recognized leader in the field, where he is well regarded for his dedication, expertise, and ability to build strong, long-lasting teams through effective recognition and clear communication.

“This decision reflects our commitment to promoting talent from within our organization and recognizing exceptional individuals who embody our values and culture,” Patrick Kenneally, P.E., president and CEO. “I have every confidence that Paul’s leadership will elevate our Florida branch to new heights, and I am excited to see the positive impact he will have on our team and our clients.”

Source: GPI,