Hanson Professional Services Inc. has named Mat Fletcher, P.E., S.E., a senior vice president and the firm’s railway market principal.
Fletcher, who joined Hanson in 1999 and works for the Peoria office, will lead the company’s railroad market operations and business development efforts, serving as a client liaison. He has provided services for more than 200 projects, including the reconstruction of Interstate 74 in Peoria; grade separations for BNSF Railway Co. in Galesburg; work for Union Pacific Railroad for the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency program; the BNSF intermodal facility expansion in Memphis, Tennessee; a variety of bridge replacements for Canadian National Railway Co. and Norfolk Southern Corp.; and Alaska Railroad Corp.’s northern extension, including the Tanana River bridge near Salcha, Alaska.
Fletcher received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Bradley University, respectively. He is a licensed professional engineer in 26 states, including Illinois, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan, and he is a licensed structural engineer in Alaska and Illinois. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) and the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association. In 2012, he was selected as a Rising Star in Structural Engineering by Zweig Group, a management consulting and research firm. He received the Civil Engineer of the Year Award in 2014 from ASCE’s Central Illinois Section.
Hanson is a national, employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering, planning and allied services. The Peoria office is located at 7625 N. University St., Suite 200, Peoria, IL 61614. The office may be reached by phone at (309) 691-0902.