RS&H expanding tolls work - hire two senior guys from Atkins PERSONNEL
By Peter Samuel
RS&H (Reynolds Smith & Hills) have appointed two new vice-presidents to their tolls practice. The new hires are Kevin Hoeflich and Jerry Ramos both from Atkins/PBS&J. They join the company soon after it lost well known toll figure Max Crumit.
Crumit accepted the job of interim chief executive of the troubled Orlando Orange County Expressway Authority after the longtime executive director Mike Snyder was forced out.
The Jacksonville FL headquartered company says of their two new hires:
"Hoeflich brings more than 25 years of experience in the design and management of transportation and toll-related projects across the U.S. and will serve as the firm's Tolls/Program Management Market Leader. He will be supported by Ramos who also brings over 20 years of experience in the transportation and tolls sector."
Dave Sweeney, Senior Vice President of Transportation at RS&H says the company thinks that toll financing will grow in importance in the current financial environment: "User-financed toll facilities offer a viable option for improving mobility in the face of the nation's current transportation funding constraints. Both Mr Hoeflich and M Ramos will be instrumental in assisting our clients evaluate and manage toll-related programs, as well as capitalize on new tolling technology."
Hoeflich, 48 has been involved AET conversions, HOT or express lanes projects and tollroad expansions, and has been active in the industry trade association IBTTA.
Ramos, 43, a Texan, has done key work on the Austin TX toll systems and in Houston on the Grand Parkway.