GMK Associates, Inc., announced that Mr. Johnathan E. Hendrix, PE, has joined GMK’s design-build division to manage the division’s overall construction project portfolio.
Mr. Hendrix is a highly skilled and innovative project and program management professional with over 25 years of experience in managing and overseeing complex infrastructure and vertical construction projects. Mr. Hendrix has an impressive construction industry track record that spans multibillion-dollar program/project management, military installation master planning/programming, facilities maintenance, civil engineering, and environmental management, both within the private sector and while serving in the United States Air Force. This experience includes leading multiple master planning efforts to develop mission-critical airbase infrastructure and facilities in the Middle East, Southwest Asia, and Central Asia, among other management assignments stateside. His most recent assignment prior to joining GMK was serving as senior program manager for a $1.8-billion base development in Abu Dhabi, UAE, where he closely coordinated design and construction ef-forts among civilian A/E firms, the US Army Corps of Engineers, US Air Force stakeholders, and high-level government representatives from both the US and UAE.
“John’s extensive and broad-based industry experience and his exceptional leadership abilities will be a key asset for our design-build construction offerings,” said Ryan McCormick, PE, the director of GMK’s design-build division. “John’s skills in overseeing large, multi-phase building programs and achieving results on these programs within client budgets and schedules are directly aligned with our firm’s focus on client objectives and expectations.”
Mr. Hendrix is a registered professional engineer in South Carolina and a member of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME). He holds a master of science degree in engineering and environmental management from the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) and a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the United States Air Force Academy. Mr. Hendrix’s military service spans more than 25 years and includes serving as a Civil Engineer Officer and achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He was also an award-winning professor of aerospace science and adjunct professor of civil engineering at The Citadel where he taught AFROTC classes and held the position of Detachment Commandant of Cadets.
GMK Associates, Inc., is a multi-disciplinary planning, design, and construction services firm focused on the government, education, healthcare, utility, senior living, and hospitality industries. Established in 1966, the firm is based in Columbia, SC, with satellite offices in Greenville, SC, Raleigh, NC, and Augusta, GA. GMK employs close to 60 professionals and is comprised of five interrelated divisions — architecture, engineering, interior design, design-build, and construction services.