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May 24, 2023
Local engineering, planning, and code compliance consulting firm BHC Consultants, LLC has announced the following leadership changes. After serving as president of BHC since June 2017, Ronald Dorn, PE, has stepped down, and the board of directors has appointed James (Jim) Gross, PE, PMP, former executive vice president and director of engineering, as the new president as of January 2023.
Dorn stepped down from the board of directors in May 2023, and will continue to manage projects through the end of 2023. Dorn has more than 40 years of engineering experience managing, planning, and designing a wide variety of municipal utility projects. He has served on the company board for fourteen years and was previously the director of engineering for the company. Gross has more than 30 years of civil and environmental engineering consulting experience, primarily in drinking water and wastewater planning, design and construction support.
Cameron Ochiltree, PE a senior engineer with BHC for seven years has been named executive vice president and promoted to director of engineering. Ochiltree has 25 years of experience working as a principal, project manager, and lead engineer primarily on wastewater collection, conveyance, and treatment system facilities through planning, permitting, design, and construction. Ochiltree will lead an engineering department with more than 45 engineers specializing in drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, solid waste, structural, and electrical engineering.
William (Willie) Hill, CBO, ACO will be retiring at the end of 2023 after serving as the manager of building code and construction compliance at BHC for 14 years.
Shane Daugherty, AIA, NCARB has been appointed as the new manager of building code and construction compliance as of January 2023. Daugherty is a licensed architect with more than 20 years of experience in commercial, hospital, and residential projects through all stages from planning to completion. His background includes architectural and construction project management, and the Factory Assembled Structures (FAS) program at Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Daugherty will lead a building code and construction compliance group that includes eight in-house certified building inspectors able to address all aspects of building code compliance.