Winter Haven, FL Office Expands with Senior Engineer Hires: Jim Hall and Don DeBerry Join Pennoni

WINTER HAVEN, FL— Pennoni’s Winter Haven, FL office is pleased to announce the addition of two Senior Engineers: Jim Hall and Don DeBerry. Winter Haven Office Director Beth Evans, AICP, LEED AP, expresses her excitement of these two additions, saying, “Bringing Jim and Don on board adds an even deeper level of experience to our growing water/wastewater and transportation groups in Florida. Thanks to the capabilities they bring to the table, we are already seeing new opportunities and projects come our way. We anticipate a great 2019!”

Jim Hall has joined Pennoni as Senior Engineer with more than 20 years of experience. Jim has extensive experience in the design and implementation of systems integration and controls for municipal projects, design and construction of major pumping and mechanical systems for water and wastewater applications. He has experience in field and office management with an emphasis on team-orientation. Jim shared his excitement on joining the firm, highlighting one major project, saying, “I am most excited to be involved with the construction of the two plants in Bowling Green that I helped design, one a wastewater plant, the other a water treatment plant. It’s a good feeling to see lines on a page come to life. The other is the potential to help develop asset management programs. I have a lot of interest in this subject and can speak on many levels regarding it at this point in time. I’ve been a mechanic, a designer, and an owner, so the many aspects that involve asset management are of great interest to me.”

Before joining Pennoni, Jim was the General and Engineering Manager of operations at Rocha Controls. He was responsible for all design work, assembling of submittals, authorizing purchasing, oversight of panel shop and production, and scheduling of field and programming staff. He acted as Project Manager for all projects where Rocha Controls was the Prime Contractor. 

Don DeBerry has joined Pennoni as a Senior Traffic Engineer. In this role, Don will be responsible for providing project management and traffic and transportation engineering services to our existing clients in Florida, as well as facilitating new client relationships and projects. Don has more than 35 years of management, design, construction and environmental experience in the transportation industry, government and the consulting field. His government experience includes service as Deputy Director Public Works and Transportation Engineer City of Lynchburg, Operations Manager for Lee County Department of Transportation as well as Local Area Program Coordinator with District 1 FDOT, and with FDOT as Assistant Area Construction Engineer and Traffic Operations Engineer. His consulting experience includes design and management of a variety of transportation, traffic operation, water resources, FEMA, water and sewer projects as well as both commercial and residential land development projects. His transportation projects managed included NEPA documents, design, right of way and construction phases. He has personally managed all forms of project delivery including: design-bid-build, design-build, P3 and CM at risk.

On joining Pennoni, Don says, “I’m excited to be offered an opportunity to join the Pennoni team in Florida. I am looking forward to helping the firm grow and prosper and hope to finish my career here.”


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