Meridian Associates Names John Ings, PE as President & CEO

John M. Ings, PE, President & CEO


BEVERLY, Mass., May 1, 2023 – In a long-planned evolution of the firm, Meridian Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that John M. Ings, PE has been promoted to President and CEO of the Beverly-based, employee-owned firm. John joined Meridian in 2011. He most recently has served as Meridian’s Vice President of Engineering.

Founded in 1990, Meridian provides integrated land survey, civil/site design, landscape architecture, 3D-laser scanning, and aerial and mobile light detection and ranging (LiDAR) services to public and private clients, and through prime consultants, construction management and general contractor partners across Massachusetts and New England.  John succeeds engineering industry veteran and business improvement expert Doug Reed, P.E., who joined Meridian as its CEO in 2019. Doug will continue to serve Meridian as its Chairman of the Board of Directors.


“John has embraced Meridian’s adoption of best business practices and the firm's strategic goal to fully realize the benefits of being an employee-owned firm,” said Doug Reed. “John has earned the respect of our employees, partners, and clients. Simply put, he is the perfect person for this role. He has helped me mentor many employees who have advanced their technical and business skills to become leaders themselves and to contribute to our strong ESOP performance.”


“I am excited to see what the future holds for Meridian Associates,” said John Ings. “It is an honor to take on the leadership responsibilities of an engineering, geospatial and surveying firm rooted in a rich history of service to its clients and surrounding communities. The pandemic years were filled with uncertainty, but Meridian has weathered it well. A deliberate plan to invest in our employees and client relationships and prepare for the future has proven to be a great formula for success.”

“Meridian is made up of a great group of people who are well prepared to lead us into a bright future,” said Ings. “I am deeply committed to working diligently to uphold the 'Meridian way,' to give our employees every advantage, and to work with our clients and partners to design and deliver great project outcomes.”


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For more information, please contact:


Chris Stockwell

Director of Marketing

Meridian Associates, Inc.

800-466-5505 ext. 233

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