FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 4, 2014
Contact: Darrel Berry, Marketing Communications Manager
Hanson Professional Services Inc.
Riechers joins Hanson’s Kansas City metropolitan office
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Matthew Riechers, railroad designer, recently joined Hanson Professional Services Inc.’s Kansas City metropolitan office. His responsibilities will include feasibility studies and planning, rail evaluation and assessment, rail specification development and track design, studies, plans and specifications.
Riechers previously was an intern at Hanson’s Springfield, Ill., headquarters, where he assisted with the layout of a roadway. He also was an intern for Quigg Engineering Inc. in Springfield, where he conducted construction inspections and performed land surveying.
Riechers received an associate degree in mathematics from Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC). At SIUC, he was president of the Leadership Development Program, vice president of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ student chapter and SIUC’s Engineering Student Council and a member of engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi’s Illinois Epsilon chapter. He also was a student ambassador for SIUC’s College of Engineering and a member of Engineers Without Borders.
Hanson is a national, employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering, planning and allied services. The Kansas City metropolitan office is located at 10740 Nall Ave., Suite 200, Overland Park, KS 66211. The office may be reached by phone: (913) 214-3180 or fax: (913) 214-3181.