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Walt Lautner Joins R.A. Smith National as Development Director

by Jessica Pairrett 25. January 2016 09:13

Walt Lautner has joined R.A. Smith National — a nationwide, multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm — headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., as a development director in the land development services division.

Lautner brings more than 20 years of comprehensive, diverse experience in land development, engineering, construction and project management to this role. He has proven experience with contract negotiations, due diligence/entitlements, strategic planning, construction/facility management, value engineering evaluations and market identification, as well as specialties in retail, multi-family and hospitality projects.

Prior to joining R.A. Smith National, Lautner provided consulting services to land owners, developers and retailers through his business, WJ Lautner. His past experience also includes serving as: the retail group vice president at Continental Properties Company, Inc.; a senior development manager for Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc.; and a senior project manager with Kmart Corporation.

With the addition of Lautner, R.A. Smith National’s development management services expand as part of the company’s plans for strategic growth. The company’s development management services include pre-development consulting, entitlement services and national program management. Development services are offered to clients nationwide with a focus on national retail, health care and residential.

Lautner holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in construction from Michigan Technological University. He is a registered professional engineer in Michigan.

Lautner currently resides in Hartland, Wis. 

R.A. Smith National to Attend WCHA Road School

by Jessica Pairrett 15. January 2016 07:58

Wisconsin County Highway Association Winter Road School 2016
Chula Vista Resort
Wisconsin Dells, WI
January 18–20, 2016

Jeff Mazanec, municipal services senior project manager; Doug Senso, transportation senior project manager; and Scott Ginal, director of structural services, will be attending and exhibiting at the Wisconsin County Highway Association’s Winter Road School 2016. This conference and exhibition will cover topics such as: work zone safety products and innovations; methods and innovations in road improvement; shore land zoning legislation; legislative priorities and transportation budget direction; concrete solutions and pavement rehabilitation alternatives for county roads; and bridge maintenance solutions.

For more information, visit WCHA online.

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