(Boston, MA) – BOND, a leading 107-year-old construction management and general contracting firm, announces today that two core members of the firm’s Civil & Utility Division have received promotions that will be instrumental in helping BOND grow and expand its gas and electrical footprint throughout the Northeast.
Anthony Bond, a fifth generation member of the Bond family, has been promoted to Vice President, Gas Transmission and Distribution Services, while Alan Watson has been promoted to Vice President, Electrical Transmission and Distribution Services. In their new roles, Bond and Watson will be responsible for the development and growth of their respective business units.
Bond has been with the firm for more than eight years, gaining hands-on construction experience in the utility, academic, and corporate markets. He has served as both Project Manager and Superintendent on various efforts and has worked with clients including Spectra Energy, National Grid, United Illuminating, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Most recently, Bond has been instrumental in the development of BOND’s New Haven, Connecticut Office, establishing a firm presence in the Mid-Atlantic states. During this time, he has managed major gas projects for clients throughout the Northeast, including work on the Millennium Pipeline for Columbia Gas in Ramapo, New York; work at an active compressor station for Kinder Morgan in Troy, Pennsylvania; the installation of a high-pressure gas main for Spectra Energy in Somerville, Massachusetts; and the construction of several gas meter stations for Summit Natural Gas in Maine.
Bond has also helped to expand BOND’s distribution portfolio with National Grid, and is actively engaged in two professional organizations, the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) and the Northeast Gas Association (NGA), where he is advancing the recognition of BOND as the “go-to” gas transmission and distribution contractor in the Northeast.
Bond has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Vermont, and a Master of Science degree in Construction Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Watson is a 10-plus year employee of BOND, and has more than 18 years of experience delivering large scale construction projects. He has served as project manager for two of the company’s largest electrical transmission projects: the $98 million NSTAR 345 kV Transmission Project in Boston, Massachusetts and the $190 million Northeast Utilities Norwalk to Middletown Transmission Project in Connecticut.
Throughout his tenure with BOND, Watson has managed a litany of projects for NSTAR, Northeast Utilities, and National Grid and has developed strong relationships with key electrical engineers and major cable vendors. He is widely recognized within the industry as being an expert in the construction of underground electrical transmission projects.
Watson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology.
“BOND is extremely proud of both of these gentlemen for their perseverance and dedication,” said Robert Murray, BOND President. “This is an exciting time for our company and we look forward to seeing our gas and electrical footprints, thanks to Tony and Alan’s guidance, continue to grow throughout the Northeast.”
Since 1907, BOND has managed some of New England’s most complex construction projects. BOND operates as a construction manager for academic and healthcare clients and a self-performing general contractor for the power and energy industry. BOND is well-known for delivering reliable, safe, and high-quality work. The Building Division has recently completed high-profile projects such as Harvard Business School’s Tata Hall, Boston University’s Center for Student Services, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham’s Cancer Center, and MIT’s famed Media Lab. The Civil & Utility Division has successfully completed the Hoosac Wind Project for Iberdrola Renewables, the West Roxbury-Newton Cooling Line for Northeast Utilities, and the Needham Regulator Station for Spectra Energy.