KS Associates Inc., a civil-transportation engineering and surveying firm in Elyria, Ohio, is welcoming Hamid V. Homaee, P.E., as principal.

Homaee is KS Associates' first new principal since the company was founded by Lynn S. Miggins, P.E.,president and Mark Skellenger, P.E., vice president in 1987.

"I am excited and energized to join this well-respected firm. KS Associates already has a solid reputation in the industry and is poised to grow. I am confident I can contribute to that growth,” Homaee says.

In addition to his primary role of strategic firm leadership, Homaee will guide the firm's efforts to grow its transportation group, which provides planning, design and construction-related services for transportation infrastructure projects. Prior to joining KS Associates, Homaee established a 30-plus year track record of contributing to the growth and prosperity of regional and national engineering firms.

In his new role, Homaee will be responsible for working directly with KS Associates' transportation clients, including the Ohio Department of Transportation; Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission; Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority; other transit authorities, counties, and municipalities throughout Ohio; and private-sector clients.

"We feel fortunate that Hamid has chosen to join our leadership team,” Miggins says. “His technical knowledge, business acumen, and industry relationships make him the ideal addition to our already successful firm. The future looks bright."

Homaee is a professional engineer, licensed in eight states including Ohio. He has a master’s degree in structural engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a bachelor’s degree in structural engineering from West Virginia Institute of Technology.

About KS Associates
KS Associates Inc. is a civil and transportation engineering and land surveying firm, founded in 1987. The firm provides planning, design and construction phase services related to public infrastructure projects in the areas of transportation, water, waste water and storm water; coastal engineering services; site development engineering services for institutional, commercial and residential uses; land surveying and mapping services; and 3D laser scanning services.