Woolpert Hires Senior Project Manager to Help Facilitate Geospatial Transportation Growth
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 4, 2018) — Woolpert hired Jeff Padgett as a senior project manager for the firm’s Transportation market. Padgett, who worked for the firm from 2007-2013, will be working out of Woolpert’s Lexington, Ky., office. He will help address the current workload and assist the firm in expanding its geospatial transportation services in the Midwest and the South.
Padgett’s supervisor, Woolpert Transportation Market Director and Senior Vice President Tom Mochty, said the firm has been gaining momentum in multiple transportation avenues and is providing geospatial services to an increasing number of departments of transportation (DOTs) across the country.
“We’re excited about how our services continue to grow in this direction and support the emerging technologies that enable connected and autonomous vehicle deployment,” Mochty said. “(Padgett) is a known quantity to the firm and is well respected in the industry. He has strong relationships in the DOT markets, particularly within the Transportation Research Board (TRB) community, and with several of our existing and prospective clients.”
Padgett is a standing member of the TRB’s Geospatial Data Acquisition Technologies in Design and Construction (AFB80) Committee and is certified in photogrammetry by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), where he will assume the role of director of the Professional Practice Division this year. The University of Kentucky graduate earned his degree in business administration and management, is licensed as a professional surveyor and mapper in Florida, and earned licenses to practice photogrammetry in South Carolina, Virginia and Oregon.
Padgett said Woolpert’s continued professionalism and “can-do attitude” made the decision to return easy.
“Woolpert is very well known and respected from the geospatial services perspective worldwide,” Padgett said. “The firm embraces technology and provides current technological solutions for its clients. It’s great to be back.”
Woolpert is a national architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm that delivers value to clients by strategically blending engineering excellence with leading-edge technology and geospatial applications. With a dynamic R&D department, Woolpert works with inventive business partners like Google and Esri; operates a fleet of planes, sensors and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS); and continually pushes industry boundaries by working with advanced water technologies, asset management, building information modeling (BIM) and sustainable design. Woolpert’s mission is to help its clients progress and become more progressive. For over 100 years and with 25 offices across the United States, Woolpert serves the needs of federal, state and local governments; private and public companies and universities; energy and transportation departments; and the United States Armed Forces. The firm currently is doing business in all 50 states and in six countries. For more information, visit woolpert.com or call 937-531-1258.