Barr names nine new officers

Barr Engineering Co.’s board of directors has named nine new vice presidents, who are also principals of the firm. They are:

Tom Boom, a senior environmental engineer in Barr’s Ann Arbor office who has more than 17 years of experience with the assessment, design, and implementation of complex engineering projects involving risk management, site assessment, feasibility studies, design, permitting and monitoring.

Travis Davidsavor, a senior geotechnical engineer in Barr’s Duluth office who has more than 17 years of experience with geotechnical design, geotechnical investigations and in situ testing, tank foundation design, horizontal directional drill evaluations, construction and blast vibrations monitoring and blast design.

Jim Eidem, a senior hydrogeologist in Barr’s Minneapolis office who has more than two decades of experience and has served as project manager and lead hydrogeologist on projects involving

soil and groundwater investigation and remediation, brownfields redevelopments, and solid-waste facility expansions.

Whitney Hansen, a senior civil/structural engineer in Minneapolis who has over 12 years of civil and structural engineering experience working primarily on structural design, evaluati on, and rehabilitation projects involving floodwalls, gatewells, foundations, spillways, retaining walls, hydraulic structures, penstocks, and dams.

Jon Minne, a senior civil engineer in Barr’s Hibbing office who has over 25 years of experience in project management, conceptual engineering and planning, design engineering, and construction administration. He works with his clients to implement multi-disciplined capital improvement projects throughout the Midwest.

Dan Palo, a senior process engineer in Barr’s Salt Lake City office who has over 20 years of experience in process engineering. He has worked extensively in process development for minerals, fuels, and chemicals for a variety of clients.

Sarah Stratton, a senior water resources scientist in Minneapolis who has nearly two decades of experience in water resources management, including integrating geographic information systems with hydrologic and hydraulic modeling for stormwater and floodplain management studies.

Erin Anderson Wenz, a senior water resources engineer in Minneapolis who has over 20 years of experience working on projects involving stormwater and lakewater quality modeling, climate change adaptation, and planning and implementing green infrastructure for watershed districts and municipalities.

Sheryl Filby Williams, a senior hydrogeologist in Duluth who has more than 17 years of experience with environmental and hydrogeologic investigations and remediation for industrial and commercial properties.

Barr is an employee-owned engineering and environmental consulting firm that works with public and private clients who develop, manage, process, and restore natural resources. The company employs more than 750 people and has offices in Minneapolis, Duluth, and Hibbing; Bismarck, N.D.; Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids, Mich.n; Jefferson City, Mo.; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


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