L.R. Kimball Hires Former Pennsylvania Emergency Management Association State 9-1-1 Director

Oct 18, 2010, 13:04 ET from L.R. Kimball

EBENSBURG, Pa., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- L.R. Kimball,(www.lrkimball.com) one of America's leading providers of architecture, engineering, and communications technology services, recently added Robert Wentzel, former State 9-1-1 Director for Pennsylvania to its staff.

Prior to joining L.R. Kimball, Mr. Wentzel was employed by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) since 2007 where he provided strategic and day-to-day leadership for the newly established 9-1-1 Bureau.  During his time with PEMA, he implemented an aggressive legislative agenda, rejuvenated a wireless deployment program culminating in full wireless deployment of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and initiated a Next Generation 9-1-1 pilot program.  

Mr. Wentzel also served as both Director and 9-1-1 Coordinator of the Dauphin County Emergency Management Agency and has a successful career record of executive leadership and leading sales, marketing and strategic initiatives at several manufacturing firms.  He has served in a number of civic affiliations including President of the Board of Directors for Upper Dauphin County Emergency Services, Medic 6.  Mr. Wentzel possesses his Emergency Number Professional (ENP) Certification and is a Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency certified Professional EMA Coordinator.  A 1979 graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point, Mr. Wentzel spent 9 years on active duty in various Armor assignments with the U.S. Army.  

Mr. Wentzel will lead business development for the firm's Communications Technology Group that serves public safety and 9-1-1 clients.  "Our firm has had a long relationship with Robb.  We believe that our client base will benefit greatly from Robb's experience with PEMA and his expert knowledge of the 9-1-1 and public safety industry," said L.R. Kimball Senior Vice President, Joel McCamley.  

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; the Department of Defense; National Guard; U.S. Army; U.S. Department of Transportation; 43 states across the United States; 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 design services, civil and environmental engineering expertise, communications technology solutions and consulting. With a focus on targeted results, expertly managed, L.R. Kimball is committed to offering its diverse public and private-sector clients a tailored approach designed to meet their needs and budget. Headquartered in Ebensburg, Pa., the company is part of CDI Engineering Solutions, a division of CDI Corp., a leading provider of engineering and information technology outsourcing solutions and professional staffing.  L.R. Kimball employs approximately 500 at 10 locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia. 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., a leading provider of engineering and information technology outsourcing solutions and professional staffing.  Visit us online at www.cdicorp.com.

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