Doug Evans, P.E., has been named an alumni fellow of Penn State University. Chief operating officer for Kensey Nash Corp., a medical device and biomaterials developer in Downington, Pennsylvania, Evans holds more than 60 domestic and 105 international patents. In 2006, he received the President's Volunteer Service Award, a program established by former President George W. Bush to recognize outstanding volunteers nationwide.
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers presented a lifetime achievement award to Marcus Crotts, P.E., F.NSPE, at a ceremony last year. He founded the machine tool distribution company Crotts & Saunders Engineering Inc. in 1956 with his partner, Charles Saunders. At SME, Crotts has served as chapter and regional chairman, board member, and international president in 2002. He holds a bachelor's in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University, and a master's from the University of Illinois in Urbana.
Aaron Fagerness, P.E., was hired last fall by Ayres Associates at their Duluth, Minnesota, office. He brings nine years of experience working on a wide array of engineering projects, including the design of roadways, water mains, and sanitary sewer force mains. He has additional experience with conducting hydrologic and hydraulic studies. Fagerness is a certified floodplain manager and a LEED professional.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has appointed three new members to the state's Board of Technical Professions, two of whom are Society members. The first is Maurice Bowersox, P.E., who founded in 2005 his own consulting business, Engineering Resources. He's a former principal for Wilson & Co. Inc. Engineers and Architects, also a consulting engineering firm. Bowersox has served as president and national director for the ACEC Kansas board of directors. The second appointee is Larry Graham, P.E., manager of the infrastructure and development division of Shafer, Kline & Warren Inc., a multidiscipline engineering firm. Also a licensed surveyor, Graham served as president of the Kansas Society of Land Surveyors in 200506, and currently serves as an area director for the National Society of Land Surveyors, among other positions.
Brian Vokal, P.E., has been promoted to vice president of operations, maintenance, and engineering for Midland Cogeneration Venture, based in Michigan. He's been with the firm for 12 years and has held numerous positions, most recently as manager of the engineering department. He's responsible for all engineering activities, including evaluation and analysis of capital projects as well as facility enhancements.