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James Foringer Named New District Executive for PennDOT’s Northwest Region


​Oil City, PA – James “Jim” A. Foringer, P.E., has been appointed the District Executive for the northwestern region of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). ForingerJ.jpg

In his new position, Foringer is responsible for overseeing all functions in PennDOT District 1, which serves Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango, and Warren counties.
“Jim is a trusted and respected leader in the department,” said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. “He brings with him a wealth of knowledge from years of experience working for PennDOT in the Pittsburgh and Harrisburg areas.”
Foringer started his career with PennDOT in District 11, which serves the Pittsburgh area, as a Civil Engineer Trainee. He has held various positions over his 33 years with the department, including Construction Project Engineer, Construction Quality Assurance Engineer, Structure Control Engineer, Principal Assistant Construction Engineer, and Assistant District Executive for Construction. He most recently served as the Acting Director of the Bureau of Project Delivery in PennDOT’s Harrisburg office.
He was named the 2016 Engineer of the Year by the Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania.
“It is my honor to lead District 1, where the employees have consistently been recognized as innovators and experts in their field,” Foringer said. “I hope to guide the district to build on this expertise and teamwork to achieve greater improvements in our transportation system while using the PennDOT Connects program to create stronger partnerships with the communities within our region.”
Foringer succeeds William Petit, P.E., of Erie. Petit retired from the position earlier this year after more than 35 years with the department.
Foringer currently resides in Moon Township, Allegheny County, with his wife, Becky. 
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