Andrew Baum, PE Joins Hancock Associates as Engineering Manager, Senior Project Manager

January 31, 2022 Andrew Baum, PE

Hancock Associates is proud to announce that Andrew Baum, PE has joined the firm as Engineering Manager and Senior Project Manager for their Palmer, Massachusetts office.

Andrew has over 20 years of experience in civil engineering. Prior to joining Hancock Associates, he held positions such as President/Operations Manager, Construction Manager/Managing Partner and Vice President/Principal Engineer at several well-respected firms.

Andrew has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and an Associate degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology. He is a licensed Professional Civil Engineer in Massachusetts and a Massachusetts Landfill Inspector.

Andrew is a Member of the Hubbardston Zoning Board of Appeals and a resident of New Braintree, Massachusetts.

“I joined Hancock Associates because of their dedication to quality work for their clients and the end user,” said Andrew. “I look forward to continuing that tradition by working diligently to design the right engineering solutions and helping our clients get their projects completed successfully.”

“When meeting with Andy, I knew he had a very deep knowledge of civil engineering and construction, and that he blended his technical ability nicely with his business background,” said Wayne Jalbert, Hancock’s President. “His combination of skills will serve as a nice foundation for the continued success of our Palmer office.”

About Hancock Associates
Hancock Associates is made up of talented surveyors, engineers and scientists dedicated to excellence in land/coastal development, construction and preservation. They have maintained their position as an industry leader through their investment in exceptional staff, state-of-the-art equipment/technology and acquisition of multiple surveying and engineering firms, and historical survey records dating back to 1852. Since 1978, Hancock Associates has been providing land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island. They value the long-term relationships they have with their clients served through their offices in Boston, Brockton, Chelmsford, Danvers, Marlborough, Newburyport, Palmer and Princeton, Massachusetts and Concord, New Hampshire.

Hancock Associates’ Vasek Talacko, PE Moves to Newburyport Office

August 19, 2021 Vasek Talacko and Ed Dixon

Hancock Associates is proud to announce that Vaclav (Vasek) Talacko, PE has moved to the firm’s Newburyport office.

Vasek has been with Hancock for over 40 years. He will oversee civil engineering projects and proposal development in the office and support Hancock’s new Engineering Manager, Charlie Wear, PE, LEED AP. The move is part of Hancock’s strategic plan to expand services in the Newburyport area and augment the office’s land surveying capabilities with civil engineering expertise.

“It’s great to be in Newburyport and have the support of Ed Dixon’s extensive experience in the area,” said Vasek.

“Vasek’s vast experience and knowledge will greatly benefit our office and our clientele,” said Edward Dixon, PLS, Senior Project Manager and Regional Office Manager of Hancock’s Newburyport office. “We’re excited to have him here!”

 Photo Caption: (L to R) Vasek Talacko, PE and Ed Dixon, PLS

 About Hancock Associates

Hancock Associates is made up of talented surveyors, engineers and scientists dedicated to excellence in land/coastal development, construction and preservation. They have maintained their position as an industry leader through their investment in exceptional staff, state-of-the-art equipment/technology and acquisition of multiple surveying and engineering firms, and historical survey records dating back to 1852. Since 1978, Hancock Associates has been providing land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island. They value the long-term relationships they have with their clients served through their offices in Boston, Brockton, Chelmsford, Danvers, Marlborough, Newburyport, Palmer and Princeton, Massachusetts and Concord, New Hampshire. For additional information, call (978) 777-3050 or visit www.HancockAssociates.com.

J. Dan Bremser Named President of MALSCE

June 21, 2021 Dan Bremser

Hancock Associates, a leading provider of land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services, is proud to announce that J. Dan Bremser, PLS has been named President of the Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers (MALSCE). Dan is a Senior Project Manager in Hancock’s Marlborough office located at 315 Elm Street.

“I’m honored to serve as President of MALSCE for the next two years. In my 35 years with MALSCE, I have met so many great people. It’s my pleasure to have this opportunity to give back to the profession that I’ve enjoyed so much,” said Dan. “We have a number of challenges ahead of us, but I see the biggest one as the greying out of our profession and the need to attract more young people. I hope to build on the work of my predecessors to achieve success in this area.”

“Dan’s dedication to the profession is admirable and appreciated,” said Hancock President Wayne Jalbert. “MALSCE is in good hands under his leadership. We look forward to his stewardship.”

 About Hancock Associates

Hancock Associates is made up of talented surveyors, engineers and scientists dedicated to excellence in land/coastal development, construction and preservation. They have maintained their position as an industry leader through their investment in exceptional staff, state-of-the-art equipment/technology and acquisition of multiple surveying and engineering firms, and historical survey records dating back to 1852. Since 1978, Hancock Associates has been providing land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island. They value the long-term relationships they have with their clients served through their offices in Boston, Brockton, Chelmsford, Danvers, Marlborough, Newburyport, Palmer and Princeton, Massachusetts and Concord, New Hampshire. For additional information, call (978) 777-3050 or visit www.HancockAssociates.com.

 

 

Robert A. Chrusciel Retires from Hancock Associates

June 14, 2021 Bob Chrusciel Retirement

Hancock Associates recently announced that Robert A. Chrusciel, Senior Project Manager, has retired from the firm.

Bob has over 50 years of experience in civil engineering at several well-respected Boston-area engineering firms and the District of Columbia Department of Transportation.

In his distinguished career at Hancock, Bob was lead design engineer handling the layout, grading, stormwater and utility design for many high profile projects including the Apex Center in Marlborough, MA; Breakwater North Harbor in Lynn, MA; Avidia Bank South Branch in Hudson, MA; and the Green District in Marlborough, MA.

“Bob was a key member of the Hancock family for seven years, providing exemplary engineering services to our clients,” said Hancock Associates’ Director of Engineering Joe Peznola. “His attention to detail, especially on complex dense sites with challenging grading, was unmatched. We wish him all the best in his retirement.”

“Those who worked with Bob know how truly committed he was to the profession of civil engineering and to mentoring young engineers,” said Hancock Associates’ President Wayne Jalbert. “He will be missed!”

Photo Caption (L to R): Wayne Jalbert, Bob Chrusciel and Joe Peznola.

 About Hancock Associates

Hancock Associates is made up of talented surveyors, engineers and scientists dedicated to excellence in land/coastal development, construction and preservation. They have maintained their position as an industry leader through their investment in exceptional staff, state-of-the-art equipment/technology and acquisition of multiple surveying and engineering firms, and historical survey records dating back to 1852. Since 1978, Hancock Associates has been providing land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island. They value the long-term relationships they have with their clients served through their offices in Boston, Brockton, Chelmsford, Danvers, Marlborough, Newburyport, Palmer and Princeton, Massachusetts and Concord, New Hampshire. For additional information, call (978) 777-3050 or visit www.HancockAssociates.com.

 

Hancock Associates Announces New Associates

June 7, 2021 2021 New Associates

Hancock Associates, a leading provider of land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services, is proud to announce that Anthony Donato, P.E., LEED AP, Katherine Cruz, P.E., LEED AP, David Cowell, PWS, CWB, CESSWI, CERP, and Matthew Magee, Project Surveyor have been promoted to Associates at the firm.

Anthony Donato is the Regional Office Manager for Hancock’s Boston division of H.W. Moore. He has nearly 30 years of experience with a long history of permitting in retail and residential developments throughout New England. Tony is responsible for business development, financial management, staff oversight and project management and has a broad range of project experience including residential subdivisions, mixed-use developments, quick-serve restaurants, K-12 and higher education projects from conceptual design stage through construction. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and is a Professional Civil Engineer in MA, NH and RI, a licensed Soil Evaluator and LEED AP certified. Tony lives in Winchester, Massachusetts.

Katherine Cruz is a Project Manager in Hancock’s Danvers Civil Engineering department. During her eight years at the firm, she has built a proven track record of successfully guiding projects through all aspects of land development from conceptual design to permitting, construction and as-built certification. Katie works on large and small projects including commercial, residential, recreational, industrial, mixed-use and healthcare developments in both urban and rural areas. She has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Syracuse University. Katie is a Professional Civil Engineer in MA and NH, a licensed Soil Evaluator and LEED AP certified. She lives in Amesbury, Massachusetts.

David Cowell is a Project Manager and Senior Wetland Scientist and has been with Hancock’s Marlborough office for over six years. He has over 20 years of experience providing wetland, wildlife and ecological consulting services in both the private and public sectors in support of projects in land development, energy/utilities and transportation industries. Dave has performed wetland delineations, peer review, expert witness testimony, wetland replication design, vernal pool characterization, rare plant and animal surveys and conservation permitting as well as construction monitoring and environmental compliance and inspection services. He has experience with federal, state and local regulations such as the Clean Water Act (CWA), National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), MA Wetlands Protection Act (WPA), MA Environmental Policy Act (MEPA), MA Endangered Species Act (MESA), as well as local bylaws. Dave has a M.S. in Environmental Management (Ecology) from the University of San Francisco and a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is a Professional Wetland Scientist, Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Erosion, Sediment and Stormwater Inspector and Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner. Dave lives in Berlin, Massachusetts.

Matthew Magee is a Project Surveyor with almost 20 years of experience in the Danvers Land Surveying department at Hancock. He has a broad knowledge of the technical and legal aspects of surveying projects and is responsible for the coordination of utility, residential, commercial and municipal projects including client contact, briefing field crews, conducting research, calculations and the preparation of final plans and associated documents. Matt is also responsible for CAD operations, calculations and field crew automation for the duration of various survey projects. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and is an Engineer in Training (E.I.T.). Matt lives in Newbury, Massachusetts.

“Tony, Katie, Dave and Matt have all made significant contributions to the success and growth of Hancock,” said Hancock Associates’ President Wayne Jalbert. “They bring a diverse set of talent to Hancock’s ownership team. I am proud to see their growth. They embody the motto “great things ahead!”

 Photo Caption: (Top Row: Anthony Donato, Katherine Cruz. Bottom Row: David Cowell, Matt Magee)

 About Hancock Associates

Hancock Associates is made up of talented surveyors, engineers and scientists dedicated to excellence in land/coastal development, construction and preservation. They have maintained their position as an industry leader through their investment in exceptional staff, state-of-the-art equipment/technology and acquisition of multiple surveying and engineering firms, and historical survey records dating back to 1852. Since 1978, Hancock Associates has been providing land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island. They value the long-term relationships they have with their clients served through their offices in Boston, Brockton, Chelmsford, Danvers, Marlborough, Newburyport, Palmer and Princeton, Massachusetts and Concord, New Hampshire.