International engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti announced that Kansas City Senior Principal W. Steven Hofmeister, P.E., S.E., LEED AP and Shanghai Senior Principal Yi Zhu have been elected to one-year terms on the firm’s board of directors. The addition of Hofmeister and Zhu brings the number of directors to 10.
Hofmeister manages the firm’s Midwest U.S region, overseeing the Kansas City, Chicago and Denver offices. He has more than 25 years of structural design and project management experience. He has been with Thornton Tomasetti since 2004 and has worked on such high-profile projects as MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Yankee Stadium in Bronx, N.Y., CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. and Bank of Oklahoma Center in Tulsa.
Zhu oversees the firm’s operations in China and helped to establish the Shanghai office in 2002. He has more than 24 years of experience in design, construction and seismic research of structures worldwide. He joined Thornton Tomasetti in 1994. His notable projects include Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Taipei 101 in Taiwan and Shanghai Tower in China. +