September 5, 2023

Seth Horton Named Principal of Progressive Companies

Progressive Companies has named Senior Project Manager Seth Horton, PE as principal of the firm. In this role, Seth will provide leadership and direction to the firm while continuing to act as a team leader. He will also provide project management, strategy, and planning to clients over the life of their projects.

“I have been graciously afforded the opportunity to grow my career with Progressive Companies, and I'm honored to join my highly respected colleagues in leading Progressive Companies forward as a national firm,” Horton said.

Progressive Companies' principal group identifies and develops future leaders of the firm – ensuring leadership longevity for many years to come. They agree Seth exudes the criteria to serve the firm confidently and successfully.

Seth is a subject matter expert for the transit and higher education markets, a trusted client liaison, a business developer, and a community team leader. In addition to his work at Progressive Companies, Seth went through the Grand Rapids Chamber’s Leadership Grand Rapids program, as well as pursued and achieved his Master of Business Administration degree from Western Michigan University. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in construction engineering from Western Michigan University.

“During his 16 years with the firm, Seth has continually pushed himself to get out of his comfort zone to learn, grow, and master new competencies,” said Brad Thomas, President and CEO. “He is a strategic thinker who challenges the status quo and continually seeks a better path forward. With an ownership mindset, Seth demonstrates commitment to Progressive Companies and puts the firm’s interests above his own. We are proud to join Seth in celebrating this career milestone.”

In his free time, Seth is a self-described audiophile and enjoys woodworking, specializing in handmade furniture and the art of custom veneering.

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