Leadership Team

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Chuck Stark, PE, RPLS
Managing Principal, Barron, Stark & Swift Consulting Engineers, LP

Prior to joining the Barron Companies, Chuck owned and managed Stark Consulting, LLC. Chuck brings over 30 years of experience to his areas of expertise: land development, commercial site plans, and municipal infrastructure design and rehabilitation.

Chuck is both a Registered Professional Engineer and Registered Professional Land Surveyor, and holds a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University and a Masters of Science from the University of Colorado.

Steven J. Minear, PE, PMP
Senior Vice President, Barron, Stark & Swift Consulting Engineers, LP

Steve Minear is a retired US Army Corps of Engineers Colonel and has more than 33 years of industry experience. He has led some of the federal government’s largest acquisition efforts has been responsible for major engineering, construction, facilities management, disaster response and federal contracting programs and has led large, diverse, and complex organizations around the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, and throughout the United States.

Steve is a Registered Professional Engineer, Project Management Professional, and a Certified Department of Defense Acquisition Professional in Facilities Engineering, Contracting, and Program Management. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the US Military Academy at West Point, a Masters of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado, a Masters of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Mark R. Westfall, PE
Vice President of Engineering – Barron, Stark & Swift Consulting Engineers, LP

Mark has 38 years of experience in the design and management of engineering and construction for multi-state roadway, infrastructure, site and facility projects for municipal, government, institutional, resort and recreation, residential, industrial, commercial, aviation, healthcare and retail/restaurant concerns. Prior to joining Barron, Stark & Swift, Mark founded Resonance Development Services, managed the real estate development and environmental engineering groups for AECOM’s Fort Worth office, and oversaw land development operations for Centex Destination Properties’ Central Division.

Mark is a Registered Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Trine University.

Gordon Swift, PE
1934-2016

Gordon was an engineering powerhouse in the DFW area for the past 45 years. He brought extensive knowledge and experience in civil engineering and land surveying. No stranger to hard work, Gordon immediately took a position as draftsman after college with the City of Fort Worth Public Works Department where he worked 15 years, ending his tenure in the capacity of Chief Design Engineer.  In 1967 he joined the Architectural Firm of Kneer and Hamm, changing the name to Kneer and Hamm Architectural and Engineering Firm. After two years Gordon opened a new firm to call his own: Gordon S. Swift Consulting Engineer, Inc. He joined Chuck Stark, PE and Greg Barron in a merger that created Barron, Stark & Swift Consulting Engineers, LP in 2012.

Gordon had the opportunity to help clientele with some 2,500+ engineering projects throughout Texas and in California, Colorado, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Alaska during his career, and his legacy lives on at Barron, Stark & Swift.