Burgess & Niple Elects Seven New Owners


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Burgess & Niple (B&N) is pleased to announce the election of seven new Owners effective January 3, 2017. These appointments expand our leadership team and reflect the firm’s continued growth.

B&N’s newly elected Owners are:

Jon Brunot, PE

Jon is the Director of the Transportation Section in our Cincinnati, Ohio office. His expertise includes transportation projects that range from small rural roads to large interstate highway improvements. Jon joined B&N in 1994 and has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University.

Vui Chung, PE

Vui is the Director of the Treatment Plant Design Section in Columbus, Ohio. During her 29-year tenure with B&N, Vui has led the design of a wide range of water and wastewater treatment plant improvements. She excels at diagnosing and solving treatment plant problems using her assessment, planning and rehab expertise. Vui earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University.

Mark Hutson, PE

Mark is the Great Lakes Division Director based in B&N’s Painesville, Ohio office. He joined B&N in 1998 and has led numerous wastewater treatment, wastewater collection, water distribution, and water treatment projects on behalf of the firm. Mark attended the University of Akron where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

Ben Nye, CPA (Inactive)

As the Accounting Division Director based in Columbus, Ohio, Ben is responsible for the firm’s accounting and management information systems (MIS) operations. Ben joined the firm in 1985. He is a Certified Public Accountant (Inactive) and has a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Business Administration from Ohio Dominican University.

Jason Pagnard, PE

Jason joined B&N in 1999 and is a Senior Project Manager in the Phoenix, Arizona office. Jason is a transportation engineer who leads diverse projects including complex roadway designs, transportation planning, corridor studies, and traffic engineering. Jason attended the University of Toledo where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

Brian Toombs, PE

Brian’s expertise as a Senior Transportation Engineer in the Columbus, Ohio office includes designing complex roadway geometrics using a Practical Design approach. He leads a wide range of highway design and transportation projects, including feasibility studies, detailed design, and plan development for rural and urban highways. Brian joined the firm in 1998 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University.

Brian Tornes, PE

As the Environmental Services Group Director in the Columbus, Ohio office, Brian is an environmental health and safety expert who specializes in the design of wastewater and stormwater treatment facilities for industrial clients. He leads initiatives that assist our clients with achieving overall environmental compliance. Brian earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University and joined B&N in 1990.