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Bruce Ommen

Executive Vice President

Eau Claire, WI

As executive vice president, Bruce oversees the Wisconsin engineering services and architecture operations. Bruce joined Ayres Associates in 1990. He spent the first four years designing bridges and performing construction observation for the transportation structures division and in 1994 moved to the transportation highways group, where he served as manager and then vice president of Midwest transportation. Upon being promoted to executive vice president in 2015, he retained his transportation vice president position. His primary transportation responsibilities include overseeing transportation-related projects for the State of Wisconsin and local units of government and supervising the work of various project managers. Bruce has designed projects ranging from simple intersection improvements to projects exceeding $100 million. He has worked on two corridor teams requiring coordination among multiple design teams. He has experience in projects from conception through design, real estate acquisition, and construction observation. He manages traffic engineering and transportation planning projects and oversees Wisconsin staff providing those services. Mr. Ommen's many areas of expertise include:

  • Highway design
  • Public involvement
  • Storm sewer design
  • Wetland mitigation site design
  • Environmental reports
  • Bridge type studies
  • Bridge rehabilitation and repair
  • Bridge design-structural and hydraulic
  • Underwater inspections of bridges and dams
  • Construction observation
  • Economic feasibility studies
  • Material testing
  • PADI Certified Scuba Diver
  • BS, Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
  • Registered Professional Engineer, OK
  • Registered Professional Engineer, CO
  • Registered Professional Engineer, WI
  • Registered Professional Engineer, MN
  • Registered Professional Engineer, GA
  • Registered Professional Engineer, FL