GAI Consultants Appoints Chief Human Resources Director

John Oliverio, SPHR
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PITTSBURGH - Jan. 9, 2014 - PRLog -- National engineering and environmental consulting firm GAI Consultants, Inc. (GAI) welcomes John S. Oliverio, SPHR as Chief Human Resources Director. John brings over 20 years of experience in the HR field and will be responsible for corporate oversight of GAI’s company-wide human resources activities along with developing and executing human resources strategies in support of the firm’s overall business plan. He will also play a critical role in shaping GAI’s culture as the company continues to grow, both organically and through acquisitions.

“John brings a strong background of diversified Human Resources experience and leadership skills to GAI that will enable us to continue focusing attention on our valued employees through career development, education and training,” stated GAI President & CEO Gary DeJidas, P.E.

"I am excited to work with the strong leadership team and employees at GAI and shape the culture that attracts and retains top quality talent to drive overall business success,” offered Oliverio. “Despite a volatile economy, GAI has experienced substantial growth, and I am pleased to join the team focused on human capital development."

Prior to joining GAI, John served as Director of Human Resources for WESCO, Inc., leading  HR functions for their utility, industrial, manufactured structures, and construction divisions. Before WESCO, John was Principal of Canadian-based human resources solutions company, Morneau Sobeco. He has also acted as VP of Human Resources for the online division of Education Management Corporation, and Regional Human Resources Manager for ADVO, Inc. (now Valassis.)

John holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification. He is the President of Pittsburgh Young Professionals, board member/HR Committee Chair of the Animal Rescue League, an active member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), and former president of both the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association (PHRA) and Pittsburgh Cares.

About GAI Consultants: Transforming ideas into reality® for over 50 years, GAI is a 900-person, employee-owned, multidisciplined engineering and environmental consulting firm, serving our clients worldwide in the energy, transportation, real estate, water, municipal, government, and industrial markets from U.S. offices throughout the Northeast, Midwest, and Southeast. For more information about GAI’s history, services, and people, visit

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