To all interested:
Fourteen individuals applied for the position of Boxford DPW Superintendent/Town Engineer. (Current Superintendent John Dold will be retiring July, 2019). A screening committee has concluded reviews and interviews in confidence and named three finalists for consideration by the Board of Selectmen. The three finalist will be publicly interviewed at the Board of Selectmen meeting this Thursday, April 4, 2019, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Feel free to attend and listen live, or watch the interviews on BCATv. The BOS will likely NOT make a decision Thursday night. Public input is always welcome via the town’s web contact portal: https://www.town.boxford.ma.us/board-selectmen/webforms/contact-selectman. Please note: pursuant to state law, all such messages are considered public documents subject to public request for review.
The finalists in alphabetical order are:
John H. Daghlian
Mr. Daghlian currently works as an Associate City Engineer in the City of Newton, 83,000 residents. He has an extensive educational background with a strong understanding of both architecture and engineering - disciplines that the screening committee felt would complement the needs in Boxford. Mr. Daghlian has 20 years of experience in the public sector and currently manages a staff of 15 in construction management, design, surveying and permitting. His engineering and management experience made a strong impression on the committee as he holds two Master degrees – one a Master of Science Civil Engineering, and a Master of Administrative Studies, and two Bachelor Degrees one in Architecture and one in Civil Engineering. The screening committee identified Mr. Daghlian’s management of project funds as evidence that he would be able to handle financial aspects of the DPW Superintendent/Town Engineer role in Boxford without issue.
Mr. Goodwin is a candidate with strong operations experience from a similar community. He has been working in the public sector for 28 years and though currently the Deputy Superintendent/Project Engineer in Middleton, he spent the previous 14 years of his career in the role of Superintendent of the Department of Public Works in Essex, 3,500 residents. In this position he provided budget and capital planning, procurement, regulatory compliance, tree warden duties, grounds maintenance, road construction improvements and snow removal. Mr. Goodwin has a wealth of applicable experience that lines up with the needs of Boxford including MA Drinking Water Treatment and Distribution Licenses, and CDL B and Hoisting Engineer’s licenses. The screening committee felt that this type of experience could offer Boxford a seamless transition to a new Superintendent. Mr. Goodwin’s strength in operations is evident as is his experience managing projects. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Christopher Olbrot, PE, SE
Mr. Olbrot is a Professional Engineer currently serving as Town Engineer in Concord, population of 15,500, where all engineering is completed in-house. He currently manages six staff members in his department. He has a strong engineering background in both civil and environmental engineering, and in addition to Certification as a Professional Engineer (PE), he is also a Licensed Soil Evaluator. Mr. Olbrot spent the first eight years of his career in the private sector and the past 10 years in the public sector. The screening committee saw Mr. Olbrot as a process driven, technically savvy engineer. His great communication skills and extensive education and experience impressed the committee. Mr. Olbrot has a (BSCE) Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering.