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As the Wheel Turns

Suthers Hired as Senior Project Engineer
DULLES, Virginia - Thomas H. Suthers, PE, has been hired as Senior Project Engineer in the Bridge and Structural Department in Burgess & Niple's Dulles, Virginia, office. He brings nearly 25 years of experience in bridge inspections, material testing techniques, structural evaluations, and bridge design. He is responsible for managing bridge design and inspections as well as structural evaluations for public and private clients.

Suthers's past experience includes nearly 4,000 bridge inspections, 600 load ratings, and 70 deck evaluations for various clients throughout the United States. He has managed statewide bridge inspection quality assurance programs. Suthers was lead instructor for National Highway Institute (NHI) training courses in inspection of fracture critical bridge members and bridge maintenance.
Suthers graduated in 1976 from Old Dominion University, with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Virginia and Maryland.
Suthers and his wife, daughter, and two sons have been residents of Prince William County for the past 20 years. Most of his time outside of work is spent with his family and keeping up with his children's activities.

Hofsass Named National Transit Director
(Valley Forge, Pa.) Raymond L. Hofsass, P.E., was recently named the national transit director of Gannett Fleming, an international consulting engineering and construction management firm. Based in the firm's Valley Forge, Pa., office, he is also a senior vice president.

As the national transit director, Hofsass is responsible for coordinating Gannett Fleming's overall transit and rail activities. This includes managing and overseeing the firm's Transit and Rail Practice Leadership Team, providing strategic business development, managing commitments on major transit assignments, and coordinating transit and rail systems and maintenance facilities activities.

Hofsass has more than 35 years of transportation engineering experience. He is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania and Maryland and a member of the American Railway Engineering Association, the American Society of Highway Engineers, the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers, and the National Society of Professional Engineers.

James W. Charles, PE has been promoted to director of engineering. A senior vice president at Urban, Charles had been in charge of planning and design services in the firm's Philadelphia, Pa. office. In his new position, he will oversee engineering practices corporate wide. He is past national president of the American Society of Highway Engineers, and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

Matthew C. Marquardt has been promoted to senior vice president. He had been vice president and deputy director of Urban's highway and bridge division. As senior vice president, Marquardt will oversee the firm's highway, bridge, airports, and site development practices. He is a board member of the American Society of Highway Engineers.

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