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Nathan Vaughn of R.A. Smith National Selected Wisconsin’s Young Surveyor of the Year

by Jessica Pairrett 23. February 2016 11:44

Nathan Vaughn

Nathan Vaughn of R.A. Smith National — a nationwide, multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm — headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., has been awarded Young Surveyor of the Year by the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors (WSLS). The award was presented during the WSLS Annual Surveyors’ Institute on January 28, 2016.

The WSLS Young Surveyor of the Year award is presented annually to recognize the achievements of an outstanding land survey professional. Individuals who are named to receive this award are nominated by their peers due to their dedication of furthering the surveying profession. Vaughn has well-represented this profession with his advanced technical expertise, strong leadership and project management skills throughout his career. 

Vaughn has more than 12 years of experience and is currently a survey transportation manager within R.A. Smith National’s survey division. He is also a survey data coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. In August 2015, Vaughn was appointed to a three-year term on the Wisconsin Land Information Council to represent WSLS. The council advises the Wisconsin Department of Administration on the administration of the Wisconsin Land Information Program

Vaughn holds a bachelor’s degree in geography with a minor in environmental studies from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater and is a professional land surveyor.

R.A. Smith National’s Mike Bach Promoted to Project Manager

by Jessica Pairrett 8. February 2016 10:39

Mike Bach of R.A. Smith National — a nationwide, multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm — headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., has been promoted to project manager in the land development services division.
 
In this role, Bach is responsible for maintaining existing national clients as well as working to expand R.A. Smith National’s presence in federal, tribal and the Southeastern Wisconsin market. Additionally, he is responsible for professional development and mentoring staff members.     

Bach has more than eight years of experience as a lead project engineer and works in markets such as health care, commercial, retail and federal. He has led large multi-disciplinary A/E teams and coordinated project efforts with all team members. Bach’s project management and design experience encompass due diligence analysis and reporting, site planning and design, permitting and construction administration. 

Bach holds a bachelor of science in environmental engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Platteville. He is a registered professional engineer in Wisconsin and also is a certified soil erosion inspector. He joined R.A. Smith National in June 2014.

Bach currently resides in Germantown, Wisconsin. 

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