Thornton Tomasetti, the international engineering firm, announces that Joe Vyhanek, P.E., has joined the firm’s Kansas City office as senior vice president. He will assist Principal Gary Storm with the building of an expanded mechanical/electrical/plumbing (MEP) team in the Midwest region.
Thornton Tomasetti’s Property Loss Consulting and Building Performance practices experienced exponential growth this year, and the expanded MEP team will help support this growing business. Kansas City’s proximity to the West Coast will also allow the expanded MEP team to support Thornton Tomasetti projects related to fire loss, earthquake and wind damage in the western states as well.
Vyhanek will assemble a new MEP team in the Midwest to support Building Performance and Property Loss Consulting practices. He will secure new projects and create a team that can address client demands for sustainable design and commissioning.
Vyhanek has more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of MEP, including facility design, construction management, project management, consulting, department management and business development. Most recently the vice president of operations at the C&C Group in Lexena, Kan., Vyhanek has also worked with JE Dunn Construction Company and Burns & McDonnell, Engineers, Architects and Consultants, both in Kansas City, Mo. BD+C