A. E. “Andy” Farris, Jr., is President of Brown & Root’s Engineering business. A licensed, professional Civil Engineer, Andy has more than 35 years’ experience both as a practicing engineer and project manager, and as Chief Executive of Wink Engineering, a multi-discipline engineering consultant firm which was acquired by Brown & Root in 2015 and became the foundation for the company’s Engineering Division.

Andy joined Wink in 2001 as General Manager of the newly-formed Baton Rouge office; under his leadership, the office grew from a 4-person startup to a full-service, multi-discipline organization.   In 2005, he was promoted to Executive Vice President, and in 2009 he was named President of the company.

Farris brings a unique combination of technical knowledge and experience, along with inherent leadership and communication skills, to his role as President of a major, multi-disciplined engineering and integrated EPC organization.

A 1980 graduate of Louisiana State University, Andy resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with his wife Kendra.  They have three adult children, a daughter and two sons, who also live in Baton Rouge.


The leadership of Brown & Root is committed to the highest level of health, safety and environmental performance.  Our behavior-based safety program is focused on keeping our employees safe 24/7, and has resulted in world class safety performance statistics.


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