NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Feb. 12, 2018 – Michael Paris and Brent Thornton have joined the board of directors of Ross Bryan Associates as vice presidents. Current board members Steven Qualls and Kurt Boyd have been named associate principals.
Paris has more than 25 years of engineering and design experience and specializes in glass fiber reinforced concrete and architectural precast design. He joined Ross Bryan Associates in 1992 and has worked on the renovation of Shepard Hall at The City College of New York and numerous New York school façade restoration projects. He is a member of the board of directors of RBA Audit LLC.
Thornton joined the structural engineering firm in 2000. He oversees contract document prep and construction administration and also provides investigative and auditing services. He has been the design engineer on several buildings on the Belmont University campus including Patton Hall & Bear House, Potter Hall, McWhorter Hall Health Services Pharmacy and the Troutt/Blackbox Theatre Complex. He has also provided engineering design for the new University of Tennessee-Knoxville Student Union. He is also member of the board of directors of RBA Structural Engineering LLC.
“Michael and Brent are experienced engineers, strong leaders and good critical thinkers,” said Elizabeth Surface, president of Ross Bryan Associates. “We welcome and appreciate the strength and energy they bring to the board.”
A board member since 2013, Qualls joined the structural engineering firm in 1995. He is also an adjunct professor in the Civil Engineering Department at Tennessee Tech University.
Boyd joined the firm in 1993 and has been a member of the board of directors since 2011.
RBA Structural Engineering LLC and RBA Audit LLC are subsidiaries of Ross Bryan Associates.
About Ross Bryan Associates
Founded in 1949, Ross Bryan Associates and its subsidiary RBA Structural Engineering LLC provide responsive, innovative engineering solutions for complex projects. The Nashville, Tenn.-based firm provides structural design and restoration and investigative services throughout the U.S. Its subsidiary RBA Audit LLC is an IAS-accredited auditing agency and has served construction industry certification programs for more than 50 years. For more information, visit www.rossbryan.com.