Kuker-Ranken Inc., Seattle, hired Kristopher Hartwell as general manager of its Tacoma location.
F. Robert Bell and Associates (FRBA), Anchorage, Alaska, announced that senior surveyor and lead civil engineer Craig Shavlik, PE, PLS, passed the Alaska registration test to become a professional land surveyor. Shavlik has more than eight years of engineering and surveying experience with FRBA.
Also, KPFF Consulting Engineers hired Tod Kelso, PLS, as survey manager. Kelso has 18 years of experience in all aspects of land surveying, including topographic, boundary, construction verification, and research. He specializes in right-of-way determination and topographic surveys, residential and commercial subdivisions, ALTA/ACSM surveys and legal descriptions.
KAPPA Mapping Inc., Bangor, Maine, announced that Vice President Stevenson W. Sheppard, PLS, obtained his professional land surveyor license in Pennsylvania. Sheppard has been a licensed professional land surveyor in Maine for almost 20 years.
Also, KAPPA Mapping INC. announced that Sean Gambrel has joined the staff as a full-time mapping analyst. Gambrel had been working part time for KAPPA Mapping since October 2006.
Merrick & Co., Aurora, Colo., appointed David A. Sprenkle, PE, to chief operating officer (COO). Sprenkle is responsible for overseeing the accomplishment of the firm’s $75 million annual portfolio of professional services. Sprenkle has twice served on the firm’s board of directors for a total of 18 years and is currently a senior vice president with the company.
Associate Editor Wendy Lyons compiles “Turning Points.” Contact her at 248/786-1620 orlyonsw@bnpmedia.