Woolpert has announced that Chris Snyder has been promoted to lead its Aviation market and guide the logistical and innovative expansion of its geospatial and design practices. Snyder said the firm plans to strengthen its presence in targeted new geographies that include Texas and Florida, to augment key niche service offerings that include unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and strategic asset management consulting, and to grow the firm’s planning capabilities.
“We are creating a more deliberate national market strategy that encompasses the vast and varied skillsets of experts throughout Woolpert, leveraging the advantages that our international architecture, engineering and geospatial firm has to offer,” said Snyder, who works out of the firm’s Indianapolis office.
Snyder began his career with Woolpert in 2001 as an airport engineer and most recently served as aviation design practice leader. He said he has always been impressed with the firm’s entrepreneurial spirit and its ability to identify potential in its staff and clients.
“When I started at Woolpert, aviation services existed within the company, but our actual capacity and reach were pretty limited,” Snyder said. “Fortunately, leaders within the firm saw the market potential and began investing. It has proved to be a very good value for Woolpert and the airport clients we serve.”
Woolpert Senior Vice President and Infrastructure Sector Leader Tom Mochty said Snyder has earned the opportunity to lead this team of diversely skilled, hard-working professionals who want to do the right thing.
“Managing an airport project or program is similar to managing within a city environment—there are politics, bureaucracy, personalities and competition,” Mochty said. “The Aviation team is familiar with navigating in this environment, while delivering high-quality consulting on time and within budget. Chris not only values this experience within his team, but he leads by example. He serves his team and our clients well, and we’re looking forward to seeing where he takes the market next.”