Hanson opens Twin Cities metropolitan office


April 30, 2014

Contact: Darrel Berry, Marketing Communications Manager
Hanson Professional Services Inc.
(217) 747-9291

Hanson opens Twin Cities metropolitan office

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ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. — Hanson Professional Services Inc. recently opened an office in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. This office will help serve clients and expand the firm’s presence in the upper Midwest.

With an initial focus on the railway market, the firm also will offer services for water resources, military facilities, power/industry and roadway projects. Shawn Goetz, P.E., S.E., a senior associate and project manager at Hanson’s Kansas City metropolitan office, will relocate to the Twin Cities area and provide engineering and oversight for work in the region, helping with project management, business development, broadening the firm’s client base and growing the office into one that serves multiple disciplines and markets.

“Hanson has been very busy serving clients in Minnesota and in the Twin Cities. I am looking forward to the opportunity to help grow Hanson’s business and serve these clients more directly from our Twin Cities office,” Goetz said.

Goetz intends to continue his involvement with the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association, where he serves as the secretary of Committee 8: Concrete Structures and Foundations, and the American Council of Engineering Companies. He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Bradley University and a Master of Business Administration in strategic management from the University of Kansas.

William Meyer, P.E., recently returned to Hanson to be the firm’s first employee at the Twin Cities metropolitan office. As a project manager, he will be responsible for client development, project management and design.

Meyer previously worked for Hanson from 1982 to 1998 at the firm’s Rockford, Ill., office, starting as a civil engineer and advancing to the role of project manager. Since then, he has worked for several engineering firms in Wisconsin and started his company, Evergreen Civil Engineering LLC, in 2010. He has a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, serving as a past president of the Wisconsin Section, and the Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers. He also has been actively involved with the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce.

“This is a great opportunity for Hanson to grow strategically along with our clients because so many of our clients have growing needs in the upper Midwest. Opening our Minneapolis office will help Hanson to better address our clients’ growth expectations,” Hanson’s President and CEO Sergio Pecori, P.E., said.

Hanson intends to add to its Twin Cities workforce as services grow. The firm is actively seeking potential employees. Jobseekers can find openings posted on www.hanson-inc.com/supplement/careers/applytohanson.htm or can follow Hanson’s Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter pages for posts linking to the latest openings.

Hanson is a national, employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering, planning and allied services. The Twin Cities metropolitan office is located at 1650 West End Blvd., Suite 100, St. Louis Park, MN 55416. The office may be reached by phone: (763) 259-5756.


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