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Traffic Engineer Voigt Given Institute of Transportation Engineers’ Highest Honor

January 11, 2019

The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) has bestowed its highest individual recognition for professional achievement on Ken Voigt, senior traffic engineer at Ayres Associates. Voigt has been elected to ITE Honorary Membership in recognition of his 52 years of service to his profession and decades of service to ITE. Ken has completed hundreds of high-profile… Read More »


Ommen Takes Reins as Next Ayres President

January 3, 2019

Bruce Ommen, PE, has been named president of Ayres Associates, replacing Thomas Pulse, PE, who announced his retirement from the employee-owned engineering and architecture firm as of the close of 2018. Pulse will continue in his role as chairman of the board until the firm’s annual shareholders meeting in May 2019. Ommen began his engineering… Read More »


Kuhlow Named Traffic Services Manager

November 16, 2018

Kevin Kuhlow, PE, has been named manager of our traffic services group, supervising traffic staff who provide traffic analysis and engineering services around the nation from multiple offices. Kuhlow will employ his people skills as he manages a talented group of traffic engineers and analysts who have learned from some of the best in the… Read More »


Park Projects Win Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association Awards

November 8, 2018

Receiving the 2018 WPRA Park Design Award of Merit ($1,000,000 +) for the Calvin Moody Park project are Milwaukee County Parks Director Guy Smith, left; Milwaukee County Parks Planning Manager Sarah Toomsen, and Ayres’ Blake Theisen, PLA, who managed the project. Receiving the 2018 WPRA Park Design Award of Merit (Under $250,000) for the Bridge… Read More »


Bell Named Vice President of Colorado Operations

October 1, 2018

Rex Bell has joined Ayres Associates as vice president of Colorado operations. Bell has more than 35 years of experience providing project management, financial expertise, and operations leadership for engineering consulting work around the world. Throughout his career, Bell has demonstrated success with taking on complex issues. With his communication and team-building skills, Bell will… Read More »