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May 19, 2016
Contact: Darrel Berry, Marketing Communications Manager
Hanson Professional Services Inc.
Three employees celebrate 15-year anniversaries at Hanson
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Three employees at Hanson Professional Services Inc.’s Springfield headquarters recently celebrated 15 years of service with the firm. Matt Heyen, P.E., Robert Johnson and Matt Rinker all joined the company in 2001.
Heyen, a transportation engineer, provides geometric design of roadways and railways; design of storm and sanitary sewers; and project, client and utility management. His project experience includes the reconstruction of Interstate 74 through downtown Peoria, the reconstruction of Interstate 294 in Chicago, the Capitol Avenue streetscape design and beautification in Springfield and tiered environmental impact studies for high-speed rail for Springfield and for the Chicago-to-St. Louis corridor. He received the 2013 Young Engineer of the Year Award from the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers, of which he is a member, and the 2014 Young Civil Engineer of the Year Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Central Illinois Section. He also is a member of the American Public Works Association and National Society of Professional Engineers. He received a bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics in 2000 from MacMurray College and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering in 2001 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a licensed professional engineer in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Tennessee and obtained his private pilot’s license for use in commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operations at Hanson.
Johnson, a technician, has provided computer-aided design and drafting services for transportation projects, including the replacement of the eastbound span of the McClugage Bridge in Peoria and Tazewell counties; the widening and reconstruction of a 22-mile section of Interstate 90 (Jane Addams Memorial Tollway) in Boone, McHenry and Kane counties; the Chicago Regional Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) program’s Beltway Corridor in Chicago; and a tiered environmental impact study for high-speed rail from Chicago to Joliet. He received an associate degree in aviation maintenance technology in 1993 from Belleville Area College.
Rinker, a resident project representative, has conducted topographic and boundary surveys and designed pavement reconstructions and fencing, lighting and drainage installations for airports, including Coles County Memorial Airport in Mattoon, Decatur Airport, Lambert–St. Louis International Airport, Litchfield Municipal Airport and Quincy Regional Airport. He also has performed hydrographic surveying on the Missouri River in North Dakota for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Omaha District.
Hanson is a national, employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering, planning and allied services. The firm’s corporate headquarters is located at 1525 S. Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62703. The office may be reached by phone at (217) 788-2450.