Press Release: F&V Welcomes New Fort Wayne Manager

GRAND RAPIDS, MI, NOVEMBER 2013: Fleis & VandenBrink (F&V), a civil/environmental engineering and architectural firm with nine offices serving clients throughout Indiana and Michigan, is pleased to announce Mitch L. Hansel, PE, has joined the firm as manager of the Fort Wayne, IN office.

Hansel specializes in transportation projects in addition to having major experience in residential and commercial site design projects for private development clients. He was employed with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) early in his career and has been trained in the most recent INDOT regulations regarding roadway design and construction. As a former head design engineer and later production manager for INDOT’s Fort Wayne District, Hansel’s experience will be invaluable to F&V’s current and future Indiana clients.

Along with his private development tasks, he will be assisting the firm’s client communities with various types of transportation projects from sidewalks, signals, signs, small structures, and storm sewers to road resurfacing, maintenance and reconstruction. Hansel and his staff have the expertise to assist communities from evaluation of alternatives to design, scheduling and budgeting of the various transportation projects.

“We are excited to add someone with Mitch’s talent to our current team of professionals,” stated Larry Fleis, PE, President of F&V. “Bringing Mitch onboard will strengthen our ability to provide top-notch transportation expertise and site design. We have no doubt our client base in the Fort Wayne region will continue to expand under Mitch’s supervision.”

Fleis and VandenBrink currently employs over 130 individuals, more than 40 of whom hold professional licenses. All of the firm’s projects are completed with an eye toward community benefit, as well as environmental and fiscal responsibility.

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