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LACO names new owner, VP of Engineering

Rod Wilburn, PE

Rod Wilburn, P.E., New Owner and Appointed Vice President of Engineering for LACO Associates


Eureka, CA – March 1, 2017 – LACO Associates, a multidisciplinary consulting firm, has announced Mr. Rod Wilburn, P.E., as a new owner and director of the firm. The Board of Directors approved the appointment of Vice President of Engineering in January 2017.


Wilburn joined LACO in the spring of 2016 and has 17 years of engineering experience with specific expertise in the planning and design of water and wastewater systems, transportation facilities, public works engineering, construction management, and project management. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Resources Engineering from Humboldt State University, and is a Registered Civil Engineer in the state of California and a Qualified Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Developer/Practitioner (QSD/QSP). He is located in our Ukiah Office and looks to continue to develop the Civil Engineering Department in that area.


When asked how he felt about being part owner and leading the Engineering Team, Wilburn said, “I’m honored to have this opportunity with a company like LACO with such an extensive history on the north coast.  The diversity in experience and knowledge with our current staff is a tremendous asset to our clients, while providing a great foundation for future growth.  This is an exciting time to be working for LACO!”


About LACO Associates

LACO Associates, Inc. (LACO) is a multidisciplinary consulting firm providing integrated solutions for development, infrastructure, and geo-environmental projects. LACO was founded in 1954, incorporated in 1972, and has offices in Eureka, Ukiah, and Santa Rosa, California. LACO offers professional consulting services throughout Northern California in the following disciplines: civil engineering; site design; planning, permitting, and environmental compliance; geology and geotechnical engineering; environmental science; and materials testing and special inspection.