As a CDR Maguire client, you gain the hands-on involvement of a small firm with the full-scale resources of a large firm. We help you meet your project schedules and handle specific needs with the newest innovations, approaches, and technologies in the industry. Every client has access to the resources and capabilities of the entire organization through any of our regional headquarters or local offices. From small towns to Fortune 500 companies, our goal is to provide an effective set of solutions to each client.
Carlos A. Duart, President & Owner of CDR Maguire.
In June 2009, Carlos A. Duart purchased the controlling interest of CDR Maguire. As the new President, he had an ambitious vision for this New England architectural and engineering firm: go and grow! Expansion included more construction, inspection business, and transportation-related ITS (intelligent transportation systems) projects, as well as growth in Emergency Management Services.
In addition to adding new services, CDR Maguire will also focus on how those solutions are provided. With Alternative Project Delivery systems, project completion will be faster, more effective, and more cost-efficient than ever. This underscores Mr. Duart’s goal of providing the resources of a national firm on a local, personal level. A hands-on president, don’t be surprised if you see him in your office.
Mr. Duart is the current Vice Chairman and served as the former President of Metric Engineering, Inc., where he oversaw operations, business development, and strategic direction for a staff of over 300 employees. He began his career at Metric in 1992 after earning both his Bachelor’s of Science degree in accounting and Master’s degree in taxation from Florida International University in Miami.
Tina Vidal began her career turning around distressed assets in the healthcare industry and expanded into other industries including distribution and logistics, clean energy, sports, marketing and media, and engineering. With 15 years’ experience, she is considered an industry expert in start-ups, corporate restructurings and mergers and acquisitions. T. Vidal has been recognized nationally for her work turning around businesses in various industries, including write ups in Modern Healthcare Magazine and lectures and panel talks at multiple universities and colleges. Her experience and areas of expertise include corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, business strategy, negotiation, cash flow management, project management and special projects.
Currently, T. Vidal serves as CDR Maguire’s Executive Vice President and Human Resources Director, a position she began in 2015. Hired to restructure the firm’s project management practices, she streamlined CDR’s PM operations and implemented uniform practices and policies company-wide. During that time, she advised ownership regarding several corporate restructuring and expense reduction recommendations she discovered and later implemented, helping increase profit by over 350%. As a result of that success, ownership expanded her duties to Human Resources and Special Projects.
Prior to joining CDR Maguire in 2015, T. Vidal was the vice president of business development for Pacer Corporation where she assisted the firm in acquiring and turning around numerous hospitals and healthcare facilities, a distribution and logistics firm, and a clean energy firm, as well as starting up firms in media and marketing, and a sports agency. She began with the start-up and helped grow the company to over 800 employees and $70 million in revenue. Initially hired at Pacer Corporation as the Director of Corporate Operations in August 2003, she quickly advanced to serving as Interim CEO for company acquisitions, Chief Operating Officer of the Healthcare Division, and eventually Vice President of Business Development. T. Vidal oversaw the acquisition, due diligence, turn around and eventual sale of several of the firm’s subsidiaries including Minnie G. Boswell Memorial Hospital, Brick Mountain Logistics, and Watch Energy (Ei3), as well as starting up Stinghouse, a marketing and media company, and ML Management, a sports agency. While at Pacer, she collaborated to achieve venture capital funding of approximately $25 million and was directly responsible for the addition of $30 million in additional revenue to the firm through acquisitions and joint ventures. She helped increase cash flow by over $1 million per year in new business and reduced losses by over $2 million in various subsidiaries through her turnaround efforts.
T. Vidal holds a B.A. in International Business and Marketing, magna cum laude, and a Master’s in International Business, summa cum laude, from Florida International University. She is the former Chair of the Florida International University (FIU) Honors College Advisory Board, a position she held from 2012 to 2016, and Co-Chair of the Development Committee of the FIU President’s Council from 2011-2012.
Leading CDR|M’s Milton, MA office, Matthew J. Amorello is a Senior Vice President at the firm. He has over 30 years in the construction industry in both the public and private sectors, from the family road building company in Worcester, to senior level public sector leadership positions. Prior to joining CDR|M, Mr. Amorello served as Chairman and CEO of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority (MTA) overseeing 1,900 Commonwealth employees for Massachusetts’ toll road system and the Central Artery Tunnel (CA/T) project (“The Big Dig”) considered the largest and most technically challenging infrastructure projects in U.S. history. Prior to his appointment to the MTA, he served four years as the State Highway Commissioner for MassHighway (now MassDOT) and eight years as a Massachusetts State Senator where he was the assistant minority leader. From this experience he thoroughly understands the day-to-day operations; financial considerations; short term challenges and long-term planning needs inherent in transportation agencies and large infrastructure projects. Mr. Amorello holds an undergraduate degree from Assumption College, an MPA in Public Administration from American University, a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School and holds a certificate from the Senior Executive Leadership program at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Andre A. Duart is the Vice President and Emergency Management Director for CDR Maguire. He is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and for enhancing internal organization processes for the entire company.
Mr. Duart joined the firm in February 2011 after leaving a successful career as a financial advisor and business consultant where he assisted business owners with strategic planning and transition. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Decision Information Sciences.
Based in our Milton, MA office, Gregory Blake, P.E., serves as CDR|M’s Assistant Regional Transportation Manager for New England. Mr. Blake earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at the University of Maine in Orono. He joins our team with over 33 years of experience in the design, engineering, construction, and project management services for a wide variety of transportation and infrastructure projects. His broad range of experience includes designing horizontal and vertical alignment adjustments, open and closed drainage systems, intersection design, and traffic control. He has managed and progressed bridge, highway, turnpike, toll system, multi-modal and parking facility reconstruction projects from concept design through project closeout. Throughout his career, he has also been responsible for project management, technical guidance, team leadership, contract documents, and client coordination.
A natural addition to our leadership team, Mr. Blake also served in the USAF/ANG from 1986-2006, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. During his tenure, he led his 100-person squadron in response efforts for the “Maine Flood of 1987.” While serving in the City of Portland’s Engineering Department of Parks and Public Works, he received a Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding service in preparing for and response during and after Hurricane Gloria in 1985.
Mr. Blake is currently managing the projects below.
Maguire was originally founded in 1938 with a staff of two and not a single project on the books.
In 1954, the firm’s direction was managed by a group of partners that continued to diversify services throughout New England, especially bridge projects in the State of Rhode Island.
By 1963, more than $3 billion in projects had been completed, and with new ownership, focus now included the private sector with clients like Polaroid, United Aircraft, and Kaiser Aluminum.
This era of expansion for the company included acquisitions and growth into markets like the Caribbean, South America, and Africa.
During the slowdown of the 1970s, the firm underwent consolidation and was repurchased from Combustion Engineering.
During a major reorganizational phase, the company established itself as one of the leading firms in Pennsylvania, led a joint venture in designing the most complex section of the Boston Central Artery, and was awarded the IWAY project, which became the company’s signature project.
As our nation’s priorities shifted from infrastructure spending to military and defense, the company also shifted its priorities from growth to optimizing operations and internal organization. As part of that shift, the company was sold to Mr. Duart, who had extensive experience in streamlining engineering firms.
As chance would have it, the company found its new owner while expanding its geographic reach into Florida. Carlos A. Duart, then President of Metric Engineering, partnered with Maguire on an environmental CM assignment in Hialeah, FL. Mr. Duart’s vision of expanding into the northeastern market and Maguire’s goal of finding an outside partner were a perfect fit.
Returning focus to its core strength – transportation engineering – and with renewed ambition to renew its greatness, the company promises to lead the way with innovative solutions for its clients.