EBENSBURG, Pa., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- L.R. Kimball (www.lrkimball.com), one of the nation's leading providers of architecture, engineering and communications technology services, is pleased to announce that Sharon Counterman, former Deputy Director of the Greater Harris County (GHC) 9-1-1 Emergency Network, has joined its team as Delivery Manager, Texas. Ms. Counterman assumed her new responsibilities on March 28, 2011 and will be based out of L.R. Kimball's Southlake, Texas office.
In her new role, Ms. Counterman will provide tactical oversight and leadership to L.R. Kimball's project delivery teams in Texas and surrounding states. Additional responsibilities include the development and supervision of the Quality Assurance/Quality Control process, project delivery process and project review process. Ms. Counterman will also be involved in a variety of business development activities.
"This was an opportunity that I just couldn't pass up," Ms. Counterman said. "L.R. Kimball is at the forefront of Next Generation 9-1-1 development. They've been working with clients across the country to advance our nation's emergency communications systems to the next level -- and generating impressive results. What they're doing with NG 9-1-1 is where I want to be."
Ms. Counterman brings more than 35 years of emergency communications experience to her new position. Since 2005, she has served as Deputy Director/Chief Operations Officer of the GHC 9-1-1 Emergency Network. In this role, she directed day-to-day operations of all technical areas, including network infrastructure, database maintenance and modifications. The GHC 9-1-1 network serves two counties and 49 cities in southeast Texas, including the city of Houston. With a call volume topping more than 9,000 per day and service to more than 150 police, fire and emergency medical agencies, it is the largest 9-1-1 system in Texas and the third largest regional 9-1-1 system in the nation.
In addition, Ms. Counterman has served as Deputy Director of the Houston Emergency Center and has held several communications technology leadership positions within the Las Vegas Police Department. In addition to her professional experience, Ms. Counterman is actively involved in several industry organizations, including the National Emergency Number Association (NENA), where she served as President, Vice President and Second Vice President; Texas 9-1-1 Alliance; and APCO International.
"Without question, Sharon is one of the most knowledgeable communications technology professionals in the industry," said Joel McCamley, Senior Vice President, L.R. Kimball. "Her proven ability to manage one of the largest regional 9-1-1 systems in the country will be invaluable as our clients prepare for and carry out NG 9-1-1 initiatives."
L.R. Kimball provides innovative technology and communications consulting with a broad range of solutions for public safety, government agencies, utilities and private organizations. These solutions range from geographic information systems (GIS), data management, radio and wireless, government and regulatory, telecommunications and operational consulting services to complete end-to-end program management services. L.R. Kimball's work in communications technology consulting and implementation includes hundreds of projects for the emergency response community, including extensive NG 9-1-1 development in 23 states; the Department of Defense; National Guard; U.S. Army; U.S. Department of Transportation; and work in the arenas of utilities, healthcare, local and state government.
About L.R. Kimball
Established in 1953, L. R. Kimball is among the nation's leading professional service companies offering its clients architectural and structural, mechanical and electrical design services, security systems design, civil, environmental and transportation engineering expertise, communications technology solutions and consulting. Headquartered in Ebensburg, Pa., the company is part of CDI Engineering Solutions and a subsidiary of CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI), a leading provider of engineering and information technology outsourcing solutions and professional staffing. L.R. Kimball employs approximately 450 at 10 locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Texas, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. Visit www.lrkimball.com.
About CDI Engineering Solutions
With offices throughout North America as well as joint ventures in Kuwait and Mexico, CDI Engineering Solutions provides engineering outsourcing, project management and professional services to clients in the aerospace, government services, infrastructure, life sciences and process & industrial markets. CDI Engineering Solutions is a division of CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI), a leading provider of engineering and information technology outsourcing solutions and professional staffing. Visit us online at www.cdicorp.com.
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