Draper Aden Associates is pleased to announce Deborah K. Flippo has been named the Economic Development Program Manager for the firm. Ms. Flippo has been a Business Development and Marketing Manager with DAA for 12 years and started in the engineering business development and marketing industry in 1992. She was recently elected as President of the Virginia Economic Developers Association. She has been involved with VEDA since 2002 and has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2010. Ms. Flippo earned her B.S. degree in Marketing from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Anderson & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that Jason Williams, P.E., SIT has been named Vice President of Transportation. Mr. Williams joined Anderson & Associates in 2010 and has had a successful run as a Project Manager in the transportation group. He has designed and managed a variety of projects and provides funding assistance to numerous clients. He has extensive experience with stormwater, trail, and railroad related projects and has managed all rail projects for A&A since 2010. He received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and A.S. degree in Business from Bluefield State College. As VP of Transportation, Mr. Williams will work closely with project managers and engineers in the transportation group, and he will provide senior project management leadership and advice throughout the company. He will utilize his marketing and business development skills to focus on developing and implementing new marketing strategies and initiatives for the firm.
Stantec has opened a new office in Roanoke located on ValleyPointe Parkway. Recently joining the local team is Mike Harris, a Roanoke native with more than two decades of experience developing and managing environmental mitigation programs, including site assessments, natural resources surveys, and construction plans for project sites. Mr. Harris augments the Stantec Right-of-Way team in the office that has been serving clients such as American Electric Power/Appalachian Power throughout the southwest region of Virginia for years.
Rinker Design Associates, P.C. (RDA) is pleased to announce that Chun “Mo” Kim, P.E., DBIA, has been named as President of the firm, and Edward “Jeb” Snider Jr., P.E., has been named as Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Board. Mr. Kim, a UVA graduate, has been employed at RDA for over 21 years and previously served as RDA’s Vice President of Operations. Mr. Kim also directs RDA’s Transportation Department. Mr. Snider, a VMI graduate, has been with RDA for more than 31 years, and previously served RDA as President for the past 12 years.
Richard M. Maser, founder of Maser Consulting P.A., is pleased to announce the firm has made a strategic change in its leadership. While maintaining his role as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the firm, he is passing the company presidency to Kevin L. Haney, P.E. and has advanced long-time director, Leonardo E. Ponzio, PLS to the position of Executive Vice President. Mr. Haney and Mr. Ponzio will continue to maintain their previous responsibilities as Chief Operations Officer and Chief Administrative Officer respectively.
Lei Zuo, associate professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Energy Harvesting and Mechatronics Research Lab in Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering, has been named an American Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellow. Dr. Zuo joined Virginia Tech in 2014 after six years at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and four years as a senior research scientist at Abbott Laboratories in Chicago. He has authored more than 130 research papers, over 40 of which have appeared in journals, and holds five U.S. patents. He received his doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2005 and two master’s degrees in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering in 2002 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 1997.
Todd Scharich has been named director of member services of the American Society of Concrete Contractors, (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, according to Bev Garnant, executive director. Mr. Scharich has served in a part-time position with ASCC, as decorative concrete specialist, since 2012. He will retain those responsibilities as well. Mr. Scharich managed a family-owned masonry construction firm in the 90s and opened decorative concrete supply outlets serving the upper Midwest in 2000.
Dewberry has hired Dennis E. Pitts, RLA, ASLA, and Larry J. Ragland, RLA, ASLA, as land planners in the firm’s Raleigh, North Carolina, office.
Mr. Pitts specializes in large-scale master planning and has been involved in more than 125 public and private school projects in North Carolina. He has 43 years of experience in project management, master planning, programming, site development, public outreach, construction administration, urban and streetscape design, and historic preservation. He received a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Landscape Architecture degree from North Carolina State University.
Mr. Ragland specializes in environmental inventory and analysis, project management, and construction administration. Throughout his 42 years of experience, he has worked on dozens of K-12 schools, parks, office parks, industrial parks, shopping centers, processing centers, transportation facilities, car dealerships, water treatment facilities, cultural centers, and farmers markets throughout North Carolina. He received a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Landscape Architecture degree from North Carolina State University.