MSA Professional Services, Inc. (MSA) announces the promotions of Michael Statz, PE, to Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Rob Uphoff, PE, to Vice President and Southwest Wisconsin Program Manager.
Statz Assumes Expanded Role
As COO, Statz will oversee daily company operations in addition to his current role as Transportation Program Manager. In his 25 years at MSA, he has been instrumental in managing and mentoring staff, providing exemplary client service, and expanding MSA’s transportation presence across the nation. Statz also serves as chairman of MSA’s Board of Directors.
“During his tenure at MSA, Mike’s passion for engineering, vision for the firm, and proven track record of leadership success have been a driving force behind MSA’s growth,” said Gil Hantzsch, CEO of MSA. “I look forward to working with Mike in this new capacity, enabling MSA to continue to build strong teams that deliver excellent client service.”
Uphoff to Lead Southwest Wisconsin Program
Uphoff brings more than 28 years of municipal engineering experience to his new role as Vice President and Southwest Wisconsin Program Manager. In this new role, he will lead approximately 70 engineers, architects, environmental professionals, funding experts, surveyors and technicians. Rob also serves as chairperson of MSA’s Potable Water Community of Practice, a group solely focused on the modeling, planning, design and construction of water system facilities.
“Through his work with municipal governments across MSA’s geographies, Rob has earned universal respect of his clients and colleagues,” said Hantzsch. “I am pleased to recognize Rob’s commitment to MSA and the expertise he brings to MSA’s Leadership Team.”