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Board of Directors

Our Board comprises recognized leaders from various disciplines and areas of expertise. Each member brings a unique blend of experience, insight and leadership to help us achieve our vision and goals.

Malcolm McLaren, PE

Founder / Executive Chairman of the Board

Since founding McLaren Engineering Group in his basement in 1977, Mal’s entrepreneurial spirit quickly propelled the firm to the forefront of the AEC industry. His vision has enabled us to provide an unparalleled line of quality services for well over 20,000 projects and make positive impacts on communities worldwide.

In the early days, Mal was a driving force behind the concept of the “engineer-as-diver” profession, combining his passion for recreational diving with his skills as a professional engineer to offer underwater investigative services. Since then, his out-of-the-box thinking, passion for innovation, and technical excellence has quickly launched an ever-growing engineering empire that has expanded to 10 key markets and 11 offices worldwide.

His extensive and diverse portfolio of project experience includes the construction of over 70 ferry terminals and landings; development of the famous MECU Pier 6 Pavilion in Baltimore, engineering, and design of a pair of 100-foot-tall animatronic Cranes in Sentosa Bay, Singapore; and the feasibility, planning and design of an urban aerial ropeway gondola that seeks to revolutionize transit in Albany, NY.

“Each member of our Board of Directors has achieved great successes and made significant impacts in their respective careers. These experts help to guide us as we continue to reach the next level of excellence.”

– Malcolm McLaren, PE, Founder

Roger Neuenschwander, FAIA

Former President/Board Chairman TVS DESIGN

As former president and board chairman of TVS DESIGN, Roger Neuenschwander grew the international design firm to $75M in annual billings and aggregate construction values of $25B.  He helped to establish an ESOP and guided its success over many years, motivating 300+ staff to drive the firm’s financial performance through employee ownership. Neuenschwander invested 40 years building and refining business models to support the pursuit of design excellence through economic and employment stability.

Dennis Hejlik

Lieutenant General, USMC (Retired)

Lieutenant General Dennis J. Hejlik, USMC was the commanding general of the United States Marine Corps Forces, Europe and United States Marine Corps Forces Command. Throughout his commissioned career, Hejlik has held command at platoon, company, battalion and brigade levels. He served in Vietnam, Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom, but he is perhaps best known for being the first commander of Marine Corps Special Operations Command.

Kenneth E. Arnold, PE

Founder and Former CEO of Paragon Engineering Services

Kenneth E. Arnold, PE is the founder of Paragon Engineering Services, an oil and gas project management and engineering services firm, which was sold to AMEC in 2005. He has over 55 years of experience in facilities engineering design and project management, having worked on both onshore and offshore projects in many areas of the world. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, on the Gulf Offshore Energy Safety Board (GOES), and serves as a senior technical advisor to Worley and to Oxy Oil and Gas.  Ken is also the Safety Committee Chair of the National Academy of Construction and a member of its Executive Committee.

James McCormick

Partner and Director of Construction, D&A Companies

James McCormick is Director of Construction at D&A Companies, helping to optimize development strategies with a project’s build in mind. He has led several high-profile project teams in New York City including The Graduate Hotel at Cornell Tech, 50 West, and The Viceroy Hotel. A graduate of Cornell University, he earned both a Master of Engineering in Project Management and a B.S. in Civil Engineering, in addition to having a concentration in architecture from the Cornell School of Architecture, Art, and Planning. James also sits on the advisory council of the Civil Engineering School at Cornell, and is an advisor to StructionSite.

Jay W. Carter

Former President of Lucent’s AT&T Customer Business Unit

A key business development and planning strategist, Jay Carter led the sales team for Lucent Technologies mobility sales in North America with annual multi-billion dollar quotas. He also led major sales teams as President of the AT&T customer business unit and President Asia Pacific region based in Hong Kong.  Throughout his career, Carter helped develop, refine and implement successful sales initiatives by focusing on customer relationships, market trends and growth opportunities.

The passion, creativity and determination of our talented staff make McLaren Engineering Group one of the top engineering firms in the country. Find out more about our Leadership Team.