Mr. Michael M. Vale, P.E., has been named Chief Executive Officer of Hammontree & Associates and Morris Knowles and Associates, A Hammontree Company. Mr. Karl J. Oprisch, P.E. has been named Executive Vice President of the firm.
Mr. Vale, P.E., C.E.O., previously served as the Executive Vice President and has over 20 years of experience in Civil Engineering. Mr. Vale has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Akron and is a registered professional engineer in Ohio and Pennsylvania. He is the current President of the Canton Joint Engineering Council, and a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers. Mr. Vale will oversee and guide the operation of Hammontree & Associates and Morris Knowles & Associates, A Hammontree Company.
Mr. Oprisch, P.E., Executive Vice President, has been a partner with the firm and the Transportation Manager, with over 30 years of experience in project management and transportation and bridge engineering. Mr. Oprisch has a BSCE from Columbia University and is a professional engineer in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. He is prequalified by ODOT for Bridge Design, and Bridge Inspection. Mr. Oprisch is a member of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE), and he is on the Board of Directors for Friends of Stark Parks. Mr. Oprisch has been a project manager and chief bridge and transportation engineer on many high profile projects in the tri-state area.