Interstate Engineering Announces Multiple Hires & Promotion
Several Offices Gain New Experts
August 18, 2021 | View PDF
Interstate Engineering is stepping up recruitment and retention efforts across multiple disciplines and regions, expanding the team and services across the Great Plains Region.
"As an established firm, Interstate Engineering is listening to our clients and their needs while watching the industry trends," said Interstate Engineering Chairman Damon DeVillers. "Growth in various areas from drafting and engineering to surveying and drones allows our team to continue to be proactive in trying to meet our clients' needs while also supporting our team. Our company's growth comes from demand, and we are thankful to expand and meet the needs."
Charles Hankins was promoted to Central Regional vice president. "Charlie has been an asset to the company since he joined us in 2017," said Wade Senger, principal engineer, and board secretary. "He has built lasting client relationships as well as developed strong working relationships with coworkers. His work and interests connect Charlie to the community and the region. His ambition and personable attitude lend themselves well to the role of regional vice president. We believe Charlie will continue to drive the region in a positive direction." Having led the Beulah office for the past few years, I am excited to add cohesion to the central region," said Hankins. "Interstate Engineering is made up of people working as a team. Being able to lead an already vibrant group will provide opportunities for clients, coworkers, and the company."
Charlie will continue to work with municipalities, counties, and water districts in the Central Region of North Dakota.
Fergus Falls, MN
Holding the role of senior professional engineer, Barry Johnson is now part of the Fergus Falls team. Licensed in Minnesota and North Dakota, Barry brings 37 years of experience in the municipal sector. "I want to grow our municipal engineering sector and expand our client base throughout North Dakota and Minnesota,"says Barry, of his goals at Interstate Engineering.
Jason Johnson has also joined the Fergus Falls office as a CADD technician. Jason specialized in CADD, construction observation, and survey work for 24 years in the field with various entities. "I hope to keep the CADD workload moving," says Jason of his goals at Interstate Engineering.
Nick Johnson assumed a full-time position as a structural engineer. Based in Spearfish, SD, Nick is a registered professional engineer in South Dakota and Minnesota. "I would like to help grow the structural engineering team and help make Interstate Engineering the area's leader in structural design," says Nick of his goals at Interstate Engineering.
Corporate Office (Jamestown, ND)
Heidi Sagaser recently joined the corporate office in Jamestown, ND, as an accounting technician. With eight years of accounting experience, including with the North Dakota Farmers Union, Sagaser will be an asset to the entire company.
Jason Ericson has joined the Horace team as a senior project engineer. Ericson, specializing in transportation design and construction engineering, brings 14 years of experience, adding a robust team. "I hope to continue building strong relationships with new and existing clients, as well as delivering quality transportation projects on time and under budget," said Ericson of his goals in his new role.
The Sidney office added Shay Steinbeisser to the team. As a staff engineer, Steinbeisser brings local knowledge and an understanding of engineering principles to the team. "I am very excited to work at Interstate Engineering. I hope to bring some of my expertise in irrigation design to add another viewpoint to the company," says Steinbeisser.
In addition to Steinbeisser, Jeremy Grooms has joined the Sidney office as a survey party chief. Holding an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer-Aided Drafting from the ITT Technical Institute-Omaha, NE, Grooms has over 24 years of experience in the field. "I plan to help the company grow and help our clients understand what we are here for," Grooms said of his goals with Interstate Engineering.
Pedro Cruz expanded the Williston team by joining as a field technician specializing in concrete and dirt work. Pedro brings energy and is excited to expand the Interstate Engineering team. "I have always loved working in construction, and I enjoy learning more of what goes on behind the scenes," says Cruz of his passion for construction.