Bill Caretsky has been named managing principal of the New England Region of Syska Hennessy Group, a leading consulting, engineering and construction firm.

Syska Hennessy Group’s Cambridge office, which is located near Boston’s colleges and medical centers, has a practice that provides comprehensive design and consulting services for healthcare/health-sciences, higher education, critical facilities, vertical transportation, high performance solutions, museums, aquariums and visitor attractions. Some noteworthy projects spearheaded by the Cambridge office include a LEED silver renovation of Aldrich Hall at Harvard Business School, work at the Boston Federal Reserve and the University of Massachusetts Boston, as well as the new Miami Science Museum and the Georgia Aquarium.

In his new role at Cambridge, Caretsky is charged with leading a staff of 25 technical professionals who are committed to the firm’s vision of “creating exceptional environments.” He has 35 years of client and market-focused design experience for all building types, supplemented by his expertise in the healthcare/health sciences market sector. In addition to his new regional leadership responsibilities, Caretsky will continue in his position as operations manager for Syska Hennessy Group’s national healthcare/health sciences practice to accelerate the growth of this market in the New England region. He and his team recently led the engineering design of two prominent healthcare projects -- the University Medical Center at Princeton replacement hospital, and the critically acclaimed Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Prior to joining Syska Hennessy Group in 2006, Caretsky served as managing partner of Caretsky & Associates Consulting Engineers, an award-winning, full service consulting engineering firm that provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and commissioning services from offices in New York City and Houston. Clients included prominent architectural firms, hospitals and healthcare networks, corporations, governmental agencies and academic institutions.