John Wolosick Named Engineer of the Year in Industry by the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers

  • Mar 13, 2017
  • Hanover, MD
Ga Eng Awards

Hayward Baker, Inc. (HBI), North America’s leader in geotechnical construction, is pleased to report that John R. Wolosick, P.E., D.G.E., has received an Engineer of the Year in Industry Award from the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers.

The award was part of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia’s inaugural Georgia Engineering Awards event held on February 25, 2017 celebrating the state’s exceptional engineers, engineering projects and industry achievements.  More than 400 attendees were present at the awards event.  

Wolosick’s award covered one of nine engineering categories for which awards were given (Industry), and there were also 14 State and Honor Awards given to engineering companies based on noteworthy projects completed across seven categories. 

Wolosick is the director of engineering at Hayward Baker’s Atlanta office, where he is responsible for engineering design and business development support for HBI’s offices nationwide. With 37 years of experience in geotechnical engineering and contracting, Wolosick specializes in slope stabilization, support of excavation, soil nailing, micropile foundations including underpinning, and all types of grouting. He holds his B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a registered professional engineer in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states.

Highly active in the construction engineering field, Wolosick is the immediate past president of the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), an international association of more over 3,300 contractors, engineers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. In addition to having served as president and trustee at DFI, Wolosick is a member of the ASCE Earth Retaining Structures Committee. He is a former co-chair of the ADSC/DFI Micropile Committee (2004-2007), and chair of the ASCE/Geo-Institute of Georgia Geotechnical Committee (2003-2005). 

Wolosick is also the author of more than 35 technical papers and is the recipient of the 2008 ASCE/Geo-Institute Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award.

“I am deeply honored to be recognized by my peers with this award. My career has been a lot of fun. One of my mentors, George Sowers, often said that if you aren’t having fun at work, find something else to do!”

John Wolosick, commenting on the receipt of his award

John Wolosick is based in Hayward Baker’s Atlanta office. He can be reached at 770-442-1801 or

About the Georgia Engineering Awards

Debuting in 2017, the Georgia Engineering Awards celebrate the state’s exceptional engineers, engineering projects and industry achievements. The awards program is hosted by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia (ACEC Georgia) and the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers (GSPE), with the support of the nine other associations that comprise the Georgia Engineering Alliance:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers – Georgia Section
  • American Society of Highway Engineers – Georgia Chapter
  • Georgia Engineering Foundation
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers – Georgia Section
  • Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia
  • Society of American Military Engineers – Atlanta Post
  • Society for Marketing Professional Services – Atlanta
  • Structural Engineers Association of Georgia
  • Women’s Transportation Seminar – Atlanta Chapter 

John R. Wolosick, P.E., D.G.E. (r.) receives the Engineer of the Year Award for Industry from Steve Strong, P.E., president-elect of the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers, at the Georgia Engineering Awards ceremony held on February 25, 2017.