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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 Names New Associates

by Jessica Pairrett 8. January 2016 11:12

R.A. Smith National — a multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm — headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., has named John Frydrych, Stephan Hoffmann, Chris Stamborski and Chuck Stevens as new associates.

John Frydrych

John Frydrych is the eastern regional manager in R.A. Smith National’s Oakmont, Pa., office. Frydrych joined the firm in 2004 and has led the eastern office since that time. He has more than 24 years of broad-based civil engineering, municipal engineering and land development design experience. The markets he has served include retail, commercial, hospitality and industrial developments, as well as expert witness work associated with land development. Frydrych is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia.

Stephan HoffmannStephan Hoffmann is the director of transportation at the firm’s Brookfield, Wis., headquarters. Hoffmann joined the firm in 2006 and was named director in 2014. He has more than 22 years of project management and design experience, including rural and urban roadway reconstruction and rehabilitation, drainage analysis, utility coordination, public involvement and environmental documentation. Hoffmann is a licensed professional engineer in Wisconsin.

Chris Stamborski

Chris Stamborski is the assistant director of municipal services at
the firm’s Brookfield, Wis., headquarters. Stamborski joined the firm
in 2000 and has been a key leader in the municipal division,
assisting in its growth and the addition of new services. He has
more than 15 years of experience, spending the better part of his career specializing in sanitary sewer evaluation, investigation and rehabilitation. Stamborski also has experience in urban and rural
road design, stormwater management, water main and sanitary
sewer facilities, and is the current engineer for the towns of
Raymond and Ixonia. Stamborski is a licensed professional
engineer in Wisconsin.

Chuck Stevens

Chuck Stevens is the director of marketing at the firm’s Brookfield, Wis., headquarters. Stevens joined the firm in 2000 and has been instrumental in developing the firm’s corporate brand, furthering growth and new opportunities, strategic planning, as well as
leading the corporate marketing and marketing communications programs. He has more than 34 years of experience in the
marketing, public relations and newspaper industries. Stevens is chairman of the Wisconsin Philharmonic marketing committee and
also a member of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and
Waukesha County marketing committee.

The associate program at R.A. Smith National was created to provide recognition and reward to employees who have consistently demonstrated exemplary leadership, performance, unwavering dedication, loyalty and support for the principles, philosophies and goals of the firm.

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