Jacobs Associates recently announced the following promotions to the Senior and Lead Associate levels:
Norman Joyal, P.E., GE, was promoted to Senior Associate and is based out of the Walnut Creek office in California. He has spent the last 20 years of his 30-plus year career focusing on trenchless designs and evaluations for water and wastewater projects performing geotechnical engineering investigations. This includes Bayside System Authority Force Main Reliability project in Redwood City, Calif., and the San Francisco Department of Public Work’s Northshore Force Main that extends through the heart of San Francisco’s financial district and Embarcadero.
Joel Kantola, P.E., was promoted to Senior Associate and is based out of the Boston office. He has more than 20 years of experience in the areas of design, analysis, claims, and construction. Kantola has worked on a variety of projects, including dredging, waterfront bulkheads, highways, mass transit, wastewater treatment, and water supply. He currently serves as a project manager on the DC Clean Rivers Program in Washington, D.C.
Blake Rothfuss, P.E., DWRE, was promoted to Senior Associate and is based out of the Walnut Creek office in California. For more than 30 years, Rothfuss has applied his combined experience in water resources and hydroelectric planning, design, construction, and asset management, to successfully delivering critical infrastructure and business projects ranging in size and complexity. Mr. Rothfuss currently serves as project manager on the Vista Grande Drainage Basin Improvements project in Daly City, Calif.
Chris Burke was promoted to Lead Associate and is based out of the Boston office. He has 20 years of progressive experience in engineering, construction, project management, and forensic construction consulting. He works primarily in claims services, providing dispute resolution services, including entitlement analyses and damages assessments for contractors and design professionals. Burke is currently providing claims consulting services on a variety of projects throughout the United States.
Tom Hennings, P.E., was promoted to Lead Associate and is based out of the Boston office. He has more than 20 years of structural experience, and for nearly 15 years has specialized in underground projects involving tunnels, underpinning and deep excavation support systems. Presently, he is serving as tunnel inspection lead on the Rondout‐West Branch Bypass Tunnel project in Orange and Duchess counties, N.Y.
John Murray, P.E., was promoted to Lead Associate and is based out of the New York City office. He has 15 years of engineering experience, consulting on a broad range of tunneling projects spanning mass transit, highway, water, and wastewater tunnels. Mr. Murray’s experience includes preliminary design, final design, design support during construction, and construction management. Presently, he is the project manager for the Catskill Aqueduct Repair and Rehabilitation Project.
Rick Vincent, P.E., was promoted to Lead Associate and is based out of the Cleveland office. For almost 20 years, he has applied his comprehensive tunnel and structural design experience to managing and designing large underground projects of all types, including early and advanced planning, detailed design and assessment/repair of existing structures. Currently, Vincent manages the Cleveland office and serves as Jacobs Associates’ Project Manager for the City of Akron’s Ohio Canal Interceptor (OCIT) Tunnel project and the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s Advance Facilities Plan and Program Support Services (AFP‐PSS) project in Cleveland, Ohio.