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Nolte Names New Associates and Principals

Nolte Associates, Inc., a leader in the delivery of sustainable solutions for civil infrastructure, recently announced the appointment of Victor Alaniz, Lyle Bissegger, Will Coffield, Chandu Shenoy, Doug Taft and Melannie Turner to Associate and Todd George, Brad Riel and Larry Shaw to Principal.

Associates and Principals are partial owners of the firm, are charged with fostering the technical and managerial abilities of the firm’s staff, and assist, to varying degrees, in managing firm-wide operations and planning. Selection is based on the individual’s dedication to the company’s philosophy, performance and effectiveness in serving Nolte’s clients and working with other team members.

Victor Alaniz is an engineering manager, in the Sacramento, CA water group, with significant experience in the expansion of wastewater treatment facilities. With over 20 years of experience in water facility planning and design, he provides master planning services for individual projects (developments) and complete city/district water distribution systems. Alaniz has used his wastewater collection system master plan experience to resolve a number of water use challenges by preparing water reuse master plans, designing water recycling projects, and delivering water distribution and conveyance projects.

Lyle Bissegger is a survey manager in Nolte’s Colorado Springs, CO office. During his 33 years of surveying experience, he has conducted topographic, boundary, photogrammetry, right of way and route surveys for public and private sector clients throughout the West. From preparing complex GPS-GIS control surveys and writing legal descriptions to FEMA certification and construction staking, Bissegger’s years of surveying experience has provided Nolte’s clients with the appropriate level of service for their specific project needs.

Will Coffield is an engineering manager in Nolte’s Denver, CO construction management group. He has 10 years of engineering design and construction management experience emphasizing the residential, downtown revitalization and transportation markets. His experience, which runs from program establishment and initial design through construction management and closeout, facilitates management services and decisions for timely and cost-effective project execution.

Todd George is an engineering manager who leads the construction management practices in Nolte’s Manteca and Madera, CA offices. His ability to deliver projects with little to no claims is largely attributed to his broad range of experience in planning, engineering, project development, and construction. George’s 21 year career has been devoted to the design and construction management of complex highway and roadway projects, and he is currently managing a multi-phase expansion of the Westside Parkway for the City of Bakersfield.

Ken Kerrick, vice president of information technology at Nolte, has more than 30 years of technology experience throughout the United States, Mexico and Japan. Since joining Nolte in 2006, he has developed new network architecture, transformed the firm’s data center with cloud computing and implemented new field technologies, all of which have increased staff efficiency while reducing overall costs.

Rich Miller has 13 years of civil engineering experience, following 15 years in the construction industry, focused on grading design, roadway improvements, utility design, drainage design and stormwater management for land development projects. As an engineering manager in Nolte’s San Diego, CA office, Miller’s recent efforts have emphasized infrastructure design for renewable energy projects.

Brad Riel is an engineering manager who leads Nolte’s construction management practices in the Sacramento, Walnut Creek and San Jose offices. Throughout his 31 year career, Riel has served as the resident engineer, resident structures representative and assistant structures representative on millions of dollars worth of highway and bridge improvement projects in Northern California. His management and mentoring of construction management staff has been integral to Nolte’s growth in the construction management arena.

Larry Shaw is the regional marketing director for Nolte’s Southern California offices and he leads the firm-wide renewable energy practice group. With 27 years of experience in strategic pursuit development, he drives the development of regional plans for business development opportunities with private and public sector clients. By helping to identify, evaluate, position and capture strategic opportunities, Shaw has been integral to the firm’s growth and the consistent delivery of quality service for Nolte’s clients.

Chandu Shenoy is an engineering manager in Nolte’s structural engineering practice in Sacramento, CA. With over 20 years of experience in the design and construction of structural and transportation engineering projects, he has a strong background in structural analysis and dynamics, structural design of new bridges, and the retrofit and rehabilitation of existing structures. Knowledgeable of Caltrans procedures and guidelines, Shenoy has developed advanced planning studies, prepared structures layout, conducted structural calculations and developed design details for numerous bridges in California.

Doug Taft, a senior surveyor in Nolte’s San Diego, CA office, has 10 years of civil design, drafting and surveying experience. Most recently he has been managing a team of engineers, designers and surveyors conducting complex electrical and fiber optic utility undergrounding projects. When faced with project constraints, Taft has proven himself adept at developing unique, cost-effective solutions to overcome each design challenge.

Melannie Turner is a training, meetings and administrative manager in Nolte’s Sacramento, CA office. With over 20 years of executive-level administrative experience, she provides firm governance, including oversight for stock transactions, and is responsible for the firm-wide training program. Turner’s organization and meeting management skills have been vital to the development and execution of Nolte’s lifelong learning and personal development philosophy.

“This group of well qualified professionals continually goes beyond the realm of the project at hand,” said Ken Rudolph, President of Nolte. “Their success has been our success, and we are pleased at the prospects of where they will help lead the firm.”