Member News: WGI’s Parking Solutions Division Hires Several Associates in Multiple States
WGI’s Parking Solutions Division Hires Several Associates in Multiple States
(WEST PALM BEACH, FL – August 23, 2018) WGI is pleased to announce that several associates joined the firm’s Parking Solutions Division in multiple states:
Rene Chacon joined WGI’s Dallas office as a project engineer. Rene has over 10 years of experience with specific expertise in concrete and steel design of mid-rise and high-rise building structures. Rene is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas and holds a graduate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Amir Ashtari joined as a project engineer in WGI’s Dallas office. He has experience in the analysis, design, and implementation of steel and concrete structures. Amir is a registered Engineer in Training (EIT) and holds a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Southern Methodist University. He is an active member of the American Concrete Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Structural Engineers Association of Texas.
Mario A. Garcia works as a planner in WGI’s Houston office. He comes to WGI with three years of experience in parking functional design, studies, and technology. Mario holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from University of Texas-Pan American. He is an active member of the Texas Parking and Transportation Association.
Boyd Zander joined WGI as a principal engineer in its Chicago office. He has over 25 years of experience with specific expertise in the design and evaluation of concrete superstructures. Boyd is a registered Structural Engineer in Illinois, Professional Engineer in seven states, and holds a master’s degree in Engineering from Purdue University. He is an active member of the American Concrete Institute.
Justin Thomson is a project engineer in the Kalamazoo office. He has over 13 years of experience with expertise in project engineering and management, construction and contract administration, and facility condition assessments. Justin is a registered Professional Engineer in Canada and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, SK, Canada).
Emma Floyd joined the Kalamazoo office as an engineer intern. She comes to WGI right out of graduate school, making the job her first since graduating. Emma is a registered Engineer Intern and holds both a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University.
Benjamin Sands joined WGI’s Charlotte office as a project manager. He has over 20 years of experience with specific expertise in site feasibility, design, equipment installation, underwriting, event parking, valet services, general parking management, logistics, and operations.
As a multidisciplinary consulting firm, WGI has 14 offices in six states, serving an active client base in over 30 states, specializing in the following disciplines: Land Development/Municipal Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Parking Solutions, Geospatial Services, Subsurface Utility Engineering, Structures, Water Resources, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Sciences, Architecture, Land Planning, and Creative Services. The Zweig Group ranked WGI #4 on its 2017 Hot Firms list and #23 on the 2017 Best Firms to Work For list. In 2017, WGI ranked #2195 on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. South Florida Business Journal ranked WGI #5 on its 2018 Top 25 Engineering Firms, WGI #61 in its 2017 Top 100 Private Companies, and #16 in the $25M and over category as a 2017 “Fast 50” Honoree from the same publication. In 2017, WGI ranked #252 on the ENR’s list of the Top 500 Design Firms and ranked #22 in ENR’s Top Southeast Design Firms of 2017. For more information, please visit www.wginc.com.
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