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VHB Announces Jim Diorio as Senior Principal and Christopher Danforth as Principal

April 21, 2009
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Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., an integrated transportation, land development, and environmental services firm, announces Jim Diorio as a senior principal and Christopher Danforth, PLS, as a principal.

WATERTOWN, MASS. - Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB), an integrated transportation, land development, and environmental services firm, announces Jim Diorio as a senior principal and Christopher Danforth, PLS, as a principal.

As a Generational Company, VHB is committed to expanding employee ownership to associates and principals, fostering the sustainability of the firm. Embracing the responsibilities of stewardship, leadership is dedicated to passing along a healthy, growing enterprise to the next generation.

Mr. Diorio and Mr. Danforth display exemplary qualities of professionalism, technical excellence, and dedication to the success of the company. Furthermore, they demonstrates behaviors consistent with VHB’s corporate values and beliefs with the utmost integrity.

Jim Diorio is VHB’s Director of Land Survey, located in the Watertown, Massachusetts headquarters office and has worked at VHB for 23 years. He manages all survey activities across VHB's offices. Current or ongoing projects of note that he is working on include: Massachusetts Military Reservation, Cape Cod, Massachusetts; Sunday River and Sugarloaf Ski resorts in Maine; MBTA Green Line Extension, Medford, Massachusetts; University of New Hampshire in Durham; and numerous projects along the East Coast.

He is Registered Professional Land Surveyor in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, North Carolina, and Florida, and a Licensed Construction Supervisor in Massachusetts. Professional associations, industry associations, and/or community involvement that he is active in include: New England Railroad Club; Maine Society of Land Surveyors; Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors & Civil Engineers; New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association; Rhode Island Society of Professional Land Surveyors; American Congress on Surveying and Mapping; American Railroad Engineering Association; and a former member of the Wilmington Planning Board.

Christopher Danforth, PLS, is licensed to practice land surveying in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, working out of VHB’s Middletown, Connecticut office. He is active in the Connecticut Association for Land Surveyors; Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors Engineers; and Rhode Island Society of Professional Land Surveyors.

VHB is an 850-person firm that provides integrated transportation, land development, and environmental services from 19 offices along the east coast. Engineering News-Record ranks VHB 84th of the Top 500 U.S. Design Firms, 46th of the Top 100 Green Design Firms, and among the Top 50 Transportation Firms in the Nation. CE News magazine consistently ranks VHB among the Best Places to Work in the U.S. For more information, visit

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