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Drone-based Lidar Expert Joins Ayres

March 30, 2020

Ravi Soneja has joined the aerial mapping team at Ayres, offering our clients a unique background in unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones, especially in using drone-based lidar technology for engineering and electric transmission applications. As a geospatial services technician, Ravi will work to build on our aerial mapping team’s expertise in geospatial technology and… Read More »


Roundabout Intersection Wins WisDOT Excellence Award

March 26, 2020

Pictured, from left, are Rebecca Burkel, Fred McCue, and Dan Erva of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation; Andy Dana, Ayres project manager; Kevin Kuhlow, Ayres roundabout designer and transportation manager in Madison; and Steve Krebs of WisDOT. Ayres won a Consultant Rural Design Award from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Excellence in Highway Design program.… Read More »


Pantzlaff Promoted to Director of Midwest Transportation Services

March 5, 2020

Dave Pantzlaff, PE, has been promoted to the position of director of Midwest transportation services. Pantzlaff is based in our Eau Claire headquarters. In this new position, Pantzlaff focuses his more than four decades of structural engineering experience toward understanding what clients need and directing the collective energy of Ayres’ respected structures, hydraulics, and roadway… Read More »


Sydow Promoted to Manager of Structural Engineering

Dan Sydow, PE, has been promoted to manager of structural engineering, taking the reins from Dave Pantzlaff, PE, who has been promoted to director of Midwest transportation services. In his nearly 20-year career at Ayres, Sydow says he has enjoyed the challenges along his path to this opportunity to manage Ayres’ talented structural engineers. Sydow… Read More »


Kuhlow Named Manager of Transportation Services in Madison

Kevin Kuhlow, PE, has been named manager of transportation services in our Madison office. Kuhlow oversees staff managing transportation projects for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, counties, cities, villages, and towns. His leadership is informed by his experience in project management, public involvement, design, client contact, agency coordination, and plan preparation for transportation projects. Kuhlow… Read More »