Honoring International Women in Engineering Day 2022

Our organization is committed to supporting the women who contribute to Ross & Baruzzini’s success. Women across our different teams, from aviation to accounting, are extraordinary models of skill, experience, and tenacity.

Ross & Baruzzini is celebrating International Women in Engineering Day 2022 by recognizing several of our engineers, leaders, and designers:

Tori Gillespie, PE, Director of Operations – Healthcare, Featured in Thrive Global

Tori Gillespie was recently featured in a Thrive Global community article on reaching career goals and finding a role that brings long-term satisfaction:

“Refrain from saying ‘no’ until you really have evaluated the opportunity,” she says. “You should not be afraid if something takes you outside of your comfort zone. With every challenge, there is an opportunity for growth. If there is something you are not sure about, ask questions. There’s nothing wrong with weighing the pros and cons. Anytime I am unsure of an opportunity, I discuss it with my advocate and personal board of directors. I like to get feedback from others to see things from a different perspective and view.”

As a Director of Operations, she leads multi-discipline teams, managing scope, schedule, and budget to deliver high-performing building infrastructure systems that meet her healthcare client’s goals. Some of her notable project clients include Siteman Cancer Center, BJC HealthCare, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Mobility Systems Vice President – Managing Principal, Megan Huff, PfMP, Accepted into Chief Women in Leadership Network, for Second Consecutive Year

Earlier this year, we were excited to congratulate Megan Huff on her second year with Chief.

Chief’s mission is to drive women to the top — and keep them there. As a private network for powerful women, it’s the only organization specifically designed for women at the highest levels of leadership. At a time when women’s participation in the workforce is at a 33-year low, supporting women in leadership is more vital than ever.

As a member of Chief, Megan is in good company with executive leaders from Google, Square, IBM, and many other leading businesses. “We really are focused on building a community and resources specifically for executive women,” says Chief co-founder Carolyn Childers.

Celebrating the Women of Ross & Baruzzini – “Alone We Can Do So Little, Together We Can Do So Much.”

This quote from Helen Keller highlights the power of teamwork, and we are proud to salute our innovative talent across our firm leading teams, managing deadlines, and keeps projects on track for success in our Women of Ross & Baruzzini series:

Celebrating the Women of Ross & Baruzzini: Government & Accounting

Celebrating the Women of Ross & Baruzzini: Mobility and Security

Celebrating the Women of Ross & Baruzzini: Business Development and Marketing

Celebrating the Women of Ross & Baruzzini: Medical Equipment Planning

Celebrating the Women of Ross & Baruzzini: Healthcare, Higher Education, and Human Resources

Celebrating the Women of Ross & Baruzzini: Indianapolis and Kansas City Offices

Aviation Profile

Founded in 1953, Ross & Baruzzini is consistently ranked as one of the premier consulting engineering firms in the world. Since our first airport project in 1973, Ross & Baruzzini has managed projects in nearly 200 airports throughout the United States and 30 countries for projects ranging from $1 Million to $32 Billion.

These projects include the redevelopment of existing terminals while existing airline operations were maintained to develop the world’s largest, newest airport complex. Ross & Baruzzini is the largest and most experienced provider of airport I.T. and security consulting and engineering services in the U.S. aviation market.

Smart Airport operations incorporate improved operational efficiencies, enhanced passenger experience, and advanced security protection. As an international aviation firm, Ross & Baruzzini has a true understanding of where technology is heading and how it can improve airport operations and the customer experience.

Our team of airport operations experts, system engineers, and technology consultants specialize in developing integrated airport operations and technology applications that enable airport processes and procedures to operate more intelligently. Ross & Baruzzini provides a wide range of aviation services, including operations strategic planning; systems design and engineering; systems installation, testing, commission; and program management support services providing staff augmentation to support all aspects of airport operations.

airport waiting area with airplane taking off in the background

In addition to traditional consulting and engineering disciplines, Ross & Baruzzini is a nationally recognized leader in risk and resilience management and security planning in the airport sector and within a wide range of critical infrastructure sectors.

The Ross & Baruzzini Team possesses broad industry experience and expertise in conducting threat and vulnerability assessments. Our team combines assessment knowledge with a comprehensive understanding of airports and the operating environment. It is cognizant of potential changes and industry-leading mitigation strategies that may have a risk management impact.

Ross & Baruzzini also provides specialized engineering experience in aviation support systems.
Primary professional services focus on planning, assessments, design, procurement, installation, and commissioning of complex automated baggage handling systems (BHS), explosive detection and trace detection systems for baggage security screening. Our full range of services are offered by professional staff with extensive hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge of applied technology, manufacturing, construction, and application of governmental security mandates and processes. We have handled more than 1,000 complete or in-process projects involving automated baggage systems ranging from $25,000 to $235 million in contract value.

Additionally, the Ross & Baruzzini professional staff have authored and contributed several critical security and information technology guidance studies as part of the Program for Applied Research in Airport Security (PARAS) in coordination with Safe Skies Alliance.

Moreover, our personnel and system subject matter experts (SMEs) have over 14 years of TSA technical support experience at over 140 U.S. airports with over 800+ Explosive Detection Systems (EDS).

Specialty Services

Airport Operations
• Operations Master Planning
• Airside/Landside/Terminal/FAA Operations
• Policies and Procedures Development
• Title 14, CFR, Part 139 Compliance
• Operation Processes Re-engineering
• Resources and Staff Optimization
• CAPEX, OPEX Budget Planning

Airport Security
• Security Concept of Operations
• Security Risk Assessment and Compliance
• TSA/CBP/Law Enforcement Requirements Planning
• Passengers, Baggage, and Goods Screening
• Security and Emergency Control Centers Planning
• Access Control and Video Surveillance
• Perimeter Intrusion Detection
• Public Space Risk Assessment
• Threat & Vulnerability Assessment (TVA)
• Automated Screening Lanes (ASLs)

Airport Technology
• Technology Master Planning
• Airport Integration Platforms
• Common Use Systems
• Communications Infrastructure Systems Engineering
• Telecommunication Systems Engineering
• Aviation and Passenger Operation Systems Engineering
• Life Safety and Security Systems Engineering
• Audio-Visual and Augmented Reality Systems Engineering
• Process and Building Automation Systems Engineering
• Airport Digital Transformation
• Data Center and Business Continuity Systems Engineering

Baggage Handling Systems
• Automated Outbound Systems
• Integrated Security Screening Systems
• International Recheck and Transfer Systems
• Early Bag Storage Systems
• Inbound Claim Systems
• Automated Sorting Systems

See You in Paris: Join Our Aviation Team in France for the 2022 Passenger Terminal Expo & Conference

The world’s largest annual airport exhibition is back in Paris! The Passenger Terminal Expo is a must-attend event bringing together thought leaders from across the world to explore the industry’s latest technology and rapid growth potential.

Let’s meet in Paris to talk about how we can help you develop an integrated approach that is personalized to your individual needs, ensuring that your next project is safe and secure as passenger demand grows:

Why Attend the 2022 Passenger Terminal Expo & Conference?

The Passenger Terminal Expo & Conference will once again provide a significant opportunity for airports and airlines to debate current issues and form business relationships on a global scale, with 10,000+ people from at least 130 countries attending each year.

Attracting 1,900+ senior airport, airline, aviation authority, government, and related business executives from all over the world, this event provides essential solutions and idea exchanges for the future development of the world’s airports.

Stay Ahead of the Game and Connect with Our Aviation Experts

Business Development Directors, Jim Carey and Jen Zemba, will be in attendance. If you’re attending, contact us here to set up your one-on-one during this event.