Indianapolis-based engineering and architectural consulting firm RQAW Corp. has chosen two people to co-lead the firm following the retirement of its current president. Troy Woodruff and Brad Battin will serve as co-presidents, succeeding Richard O’Connor, who will step down in June.
O’Conner is retiring after more than 42 years with the firm. He became a principal partner at RQAW in 1997. The firm says it was O’Connor’s idea to create a co-presidency between Woodruff and Battin.
"With their experience in working alongside each other on multiple fronts, their co-presidency roles allow the benefit of not only having two minds on every project, but also a wide scope of specialized knowledge and applied leadership," said O’Connor.
Woodruff is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who joined RQAW in 2015 as vice president of operations. In his new role, he will oversee the technical operation of the firm. Battin joined RQAW in 2013 as vice president. He will be responsible for overseeing business development, marketing and finance upon becoming co-president.
Woodruff and Battin also serve as co-owners of RQAW’s sister company, BW Development.