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Industry News Shannon & Wilson Expands Underground Services Practice Shannon & Wilson is expanding its underground services practice with strategic hire Axel Nitschke, PE, leading the effort as the firm’s new Director of Operations for Underground Services. Shannon & Wilson seeks to widen its national underground services portfolio and provide full-service underground consulting and engineering to transportation, utility, and other infrastructure Axel Nitschke clients throughout the United States and Canada. Shannon & Wilson has completed more than 900 tunnels and trenchless projects ranging from 2 to 65 ft (0.6 to 19.8 m) in diameter, and using a variety of techniques. Services have included geotechnical exploration, testing, instrumentation, engineering, and monitoring services. Nitschke, based in the firm’s Washington, DC, Metro office, will focus on growing the firm’s underground practice in new geographic markets and for new clients. Nitschke is a 20-year veteran of the underground services industry working on road, rail, and utility tunnel projects for infrastructure and mining clients in both urban and remote areas throughout North America, South America, and Europe. He is an active member of numerous professional associations and a regular contributing author for tunneling and shotcrete publications and associations, including the 2016 World Tunnel Congress. With the addition of Nitschke, Red Robinson will shift his role to Director of Marketing for Underground Services. Robinson has been with Shannon & Wilson since 1974, and he has more than 40 years of underground experience consulting on 300-plus tunnel projects throughout the United States and abroad for city, state, and federal agencies; construction contractors; private industry; and railroads. He has written or co-authored more than 60 papers and 200 technical presentations for professional publications and associations. Shannon & Wilson is an employee-owned consulting firm with more than 60 years of experience providing geotechnical and environmental consulting services from 12 offices across the United States. Contact Stephanie Fortner at (720) 258-4144 or smf@shanwil.com for further information. King Shotcrete Solutions and Minequip Announce Staff Promotions King Shotcrete Solutions (KSS) is pleased to announce several staff promotions within the King family of companies. KSS has appointed Simon Reny to the position of Sales Manager, Canadian Markets. In this position, Reny will be responsible for the sales of the complete line of KSS Products throughout the Canadian mining, tunneling, and construction markets. Reny began his career at King in 2004 as a Technical Sales Representative, after receiving his degree in civil engineering from Laval University. In his previous position as Manager, Technical Services, Reny helped build an industry-leading technical team that has established KSS at the forefront of new and emerging shotcrete technology. He is a member of ASA; Chair of Simon Reny ACI Subcommittee 506-A, Shotcreting-Evaluation; and a member of ACI Committee 506, Shotcreting. KSS has appointed William Clements to the position of Technical Services Manager. In his new position, Clements will be responsible for all technical aspects of the KSS shotcrete materials line. Clements joined King Packaged Materials Company (KPM) in June 2010 as a Technical Support Engineer and in this role has worked closely with the KSS technical sales team, providing William Clements guidance on product development projects and providing technical support for both internal and external customers. Clements is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario (APEO), and received his MASc in civil engineering from the University of Windsor in 2010. KSS has appointed Craig McDonald to the position of General Manager, Minequip. He will be responsible for managing both Minequip’s operations and sales functions. McDonald began his career at King over 20 years ago as a mechanic for the Minequip division of KSS after graduating from Canadore College in mechanical engineering technology. He has since taken on Craig McDonald sales management roles for both the shotcrete materials and equipment divisions. He is a member of The Canadian Institute of Mining. King Shotcrete Solutions is a leading manufacturer and supplier of shotcrete materials and equipment for the North American shotcrete industry. Minequip is the shotcrete equipment arm of King Shotcrete Solutions and has grown to become a leading supplier of Aliva shotcrete placement equipment and Putzmeister concrete/shotcrete pumps for the North American shotcrete industry. CCS GROUP, LLC, Launches New Website CCS Group, LLC, announced a recent update to their website. The site was redesigned with streamlined menus, simple navigation, product brochures, and online quote requests. It has the information you need at any time of day. CCS Group will continually be expanding its online content 62 Shotcrete • Winter 2016


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