Buddy Gratton, PE ~ President

Buddy Gratton, PE joined MA in 2009 as Executive Vice President following his retirement from GDOTand was named President October 2010. Buddy received his master’s degree in civil engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and is a Professional Engineer in several states. His significant experience in transportation engineering and program management provides MA the leadership direction to continue MA’s growth.

Over his 26 years with GDOT management positions included State Bridge Maintenance Engineer, State Maintenance Engineer, Metro Atlanta Engineer, Preconstruction Director and Deputy Commissioner. Significant major accomplishments with GDOT included; project manager for the development of numerous management systems (Pavement Management – CoPaces, Maintenance Management, Bridge Information Management and Inspection System – BIMS); managing the development of GDOT’s Plan Development Process (PDP); coordinating over 2,000 bridge inspections to determine damage caused by Hurricane Alberto in 1994 and the coordination all emergency bridge repairs and bridge replacements for over 250 structures. While at GDOT he oversaw the improvement of the project delivery process that allowed the Depatment to double the value of its annual construction lettings.