OHM Advisors is pleased to announce the hiring of Matt Wendling, PE, as Practice Leader, Transportation, and Brad Stiffler, PE, as Practice Leader, Bridges. Together, these technical experts bring nearly 50 years of transportation and structural engineering experience to ensure that current and future clients consistently experience the award-winning service excellence and dedication to Advancing Communities our firm is known – and respected – for.
With large-scale engineering, transportation planning, and transit project experience working with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), cities and other agencies statewide, Matt fills a unique role at OHM Advisors. As a transportation practice leader, he will help to diversify and grow our transportation planning and transit-related services while providing technical expertise to our multidisciplinary staff.
Matt brings a balance of engineering judgment and planning foresight informed by infrastructure realities to support long and short-range transportation strategies, corridor plans, multimodal alternatives analysis, and feasibility studies for various clients.
He was responsible for delivering Michigan’s first project to follow the FHWA’s Planning and Environmental Linkages process. This project won the 2014 ACEC/MDOT Partnership Award for outstanding efforts toward inclusivity and team building.
“Matt’s passion for innovative transportation solutions will help us to develop a stronger engineering practice and elevate our design and planning expertise, sharing his talents with our holistic team of architects, engineers and planners.”
Pat Wingate, PE, Director of Transportation
Strengthening an already skilled structural engineering team, Brad Stiffler, PE adds over 20 years of experience serving the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), counties, cities, and contractors in the design of vehicular and pedestrian bridges spanning roadways, waterways, and railroads.
With extensive structural design experience, Brad will have a focus on quality oversight of our firm’s complex bridge practice from preliminary phase through final design – and will provide technical expertise to our holistically-minded staff of architects, engineers and planners.
“We are all very excited to have Brad join our engineering team. As our bridge practice leader, his decades of experience with complex structural projects will enhance our engineers’ capabilities, build on our industry-leading client service, and enable OHM Advisors to continue our trajectory as one of the top consulting firms in the marketplace.”
Frances Rourke, PE, Transportation Manager