Howard S. Hodder, Jr. MGIS, GISP, was promoted to Director of Geomatics. Howard holds a Masters degree in GIS from The Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelors degree in Geography from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. He joined HRG in the Lancaster office in October 1998 as a GIS Specialist in the Survey Service Group. During his career with HRG’s Survey/Geomatics Service Group, Howard also served in the role of GIS Regional Service Group Manager and, most recently, as GIS Specialty Service Group Manager. Howard was named an Associate in 2006.
As a technical director, Howard will be responsible for maintaining general technical project standards, executing Quality Management Plans, and collaborating with the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and Marketing Manager in developing marketing strategies.
Originally founded in 1962, HRG has grown to be a nationally ranked Top 500 Design Firm, providing civil engineering, surveying and environmental services to public and private sector clients. The 200-person employee-owned firm currently has office locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.