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Westwood Announces New Shareholders

January 19, 2016
By Business Wire News


Westwood Professional Services, Inc., (Westwood) an award-winning, multi-disciplined surveying and engineering firm providing services for national commercial and residential development, wind and solar energy, electric transmission, and oil and gas pipeline development is proud to announce the advancement of three associates to shareholding positions. Westwood’s new shareholders include:

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Hovas becomes Westwood Shareholder (Photo: Business Wire).

Hovas becomes Westwood Shareholder (Photo: Business Wire).

Richard Hovas, PE– Hovas is the residential market leader, a professional civil engineer, and senior project manager in Westwood’s Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) office. Hovas was the president of Tipton Engineering before it was acquired by Westwood. His 35 years of professional engineering, project management, entrepreneurial and executive leadership experience has earned him great respect from his clients. Hovas contribution can be seen in his work on hundreds of complex residential projects and subdivisions throughout the Metroplex. Hovas has greatly contributed to the growth of Westwood’s residential business throughout North Texas.

Kevin LarabeeLarabee is Westwood’s vice president of human resources. He joined Westwood in 2012 and has helped to nearly double the size of Westwood’s business through effective recruiting, staffing, and employee development. Larabee supports Westwood’s long-term vision and business objectives with a focus on identifying, nurturing, and retaining key talent. His strategic direction and positive employee engagement has helped the firm win multiple awards for top workplaces in 2015.

Mallory Lindgren Lindgren has played a significant role in the growth of Westwood’s wind and solar energy business. In her role as director of strategy for the markets, she is diligent in supporting industry organizations, conducting market analyses, and monitoring policies. Lindgren’s focus on client satisfaction, combined with her expertise and knowledge of the business, has made her a leading project manager on Westwood’s national power generation team.

About Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood)
Westwood was established in 1972 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has grown to serve clients across the nation from multiple U.S. offices. 2015 awards include the Inc. 5000 list, #8 on POB Magazine’s Top 100 U.S. Surveying Firms and #9 on Zweig Group’s prestigious Hot Firm List, recognizing the 100 fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning and environmental consulting firms in the U.S. and Canada. Westwood also received awards for Zweig Group’s Best Firms to Work For and the Minneapolis Star Tribune Top Workplaces.

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.
Clare McDonough, 952-906-7461
Director, Marketing & Communications