Parson Brinckerhoff Names Planning Manager

Van Woensel previously served as an aviation planning project manager at the firm


John van Woensel has been named National Aviation Planning Manager at Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global infrastructure strategic consulting, planning, engineering and program/construction management organization. He will be based in the firm’s Cincinnati office.

In his new position, van Woensel will lead Parsons Brinckerhoff’s aviation planning practice, expanding relationships with existing clients, developing new markets both in the United States and globally, and expanding the firm’s profile in the practice of airport and aviation planning.

Van Woensel is returning to Parsons Brinckerhoff, where he previously served as an aviation planning project manager between 1988 and 1998. His most recent position was Vice President and Director of Airport Planning at a major consulting engineering firm. He has 26 years of experience in aviation planning, including strategic and master planning for large projects in the United States, Brazil, Australia, Israel and Thailand. He is a nationally recognized expert in airport master planning, strategic and implementation planning.

Van Woensel was the 2009 Chair of the Airport Consultant Council (ACC) planning committee, and he co-founded and lectured at ACC’s first annual training planning course in 2009. He holds an M.S. degree in contract and acquisition management and a B.S. in aviation management from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Parsons Brinckerhoff is a leader in developing and operating infrastructure around the world, with 14,000 employees dedicated to meeting the needs of clients and communities in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia-Pacific regions. The firm offers skills and resources in strategic consulting, planning, engineering, program/construction management, and operations for transportation, power, mining, water/wastewater, and community development projects. Parsons Brinckerhoff is part of Balfour Beatty, an international infrastructure services business operating in professional services, construction services, support services and infrastructure investments (www.pbworld.com).

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