Our History

Atlantic Bridge & Engineering was founded as a small union steel erector by Victoria Kolenda in 1996. Victoria’s goal was to address the growing need of building and bridge steel contractors in New England. The first jobs were rebar projects but Atlantic soon transitioned to high-value installation of complex structural steel and precast structures. Not long after the company’s founding, Atlantic was awarded several contracts on the Central Artery Project in Boston, MA. The company continued to expand their offerings and opened their first steel fabrication shop in 2006.


Today, the fast-growing company is adept in all facets of the steel business. The entire Atlantic team is committed to meeting contractors’ goals and by offering complete steel erection and fabrication packages from project management to engineering and detailing. Atlantic strives to offer the highest levels of efficiency, quality, and safety. 

Our Leadership

Victoria Kolenda


Eric Paquette

Executive Vice President

Jeffrey Patch

Senior Vice President

Chief Estimator

Courtney Branagan


Paul Ladakakos

Vice President

Quality Control & Safety

Director of Fabrication

John Erb

Field Superintendent

We know that our employees are what drives success at Atlantic Bridge & Engineering.  It is our job to provide the best resources available and to empower our employees to deliver Atlantic’s high quality of work.



Team Building

Our Team

Joel Asencio
Project Engineer

David Blais, P.E.
Senior Project Manager 

Pat Brown

Project Manager

Kathleen Cegelis

Accounts Payable Specialist

Mariano Cepeda

Lead Fabricator

Daniel Cocci, P.E.

Senior Engineer

Jason Freeman, CWI


Assistant QC Representative

Steve Freeman
Project Manager

Chris George

Equipment & Facility Maintenance

Keith George
Equipment & Facility Maintenance

Scott Gordon

Foreman, 15 years

Artie Gosselin

Foreman, 14 years

Christopher Heywood
Foreman, 14 years

Mark Jewett

Purchasing Manager

Leslee Kolenda

EEOO, HR, & Payroll Manager

Adam Kolenda

Foreman, 21 years

Ken Koza, CWI

Production Supervisor

Joe Lambert Jr.

Foreman, 11 years

Todd Leborgne
Foreman, 14 years

Sherri Marshall

Office Manager

Christopher Martel, CWI

Quality Control & Safety Manager

Noah Mathison, CWI
Assistant Project Manager

Zachary Nault, CWI

Quality Control Representative

Brendan Paquette
Business Operations Manager

Jeffrey Pouliot

Foreman, 10 years

Jonathan Proulx

Project Manager

Eric Rastauskas

Director of Equipment & Maintenance

Frank Rice

Foreman, 21 years

Tom Rumpf
Senior Estimator

Roy Sample


Troy Smith

Foreman, 14 years

Nick Spring

Foreman, 14 years

Nate Susi, P.E.

Senior Project Manager

Eric Walsh
Equipment &
Facility Maintenance

James White

Lead Fabricator