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Molzen Corbin Announces New Officers

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (September 16, 2016) – Molzen Corbin, a nationally ranked multidiscipline engineering and architectural firm, announces the appointment of Kevin W. Eades, PE, and Jerry B. Paz, PE, as executive vice presidents; and Clayton H. Ten Eyck, MS, PE; Daniel Gonzales, PE; Kent S. Freier, PE, CFM; and Wyatt D. Kartchner, PE, as new corporate vice presidents.

“We are very proud of this team of hard working, dedicated professionals who are extremely deserving of this appointment”, stated Adelmo “Del” Archuleta, PE, president and owner of Molzen Corbin. “Their long tenure with the company, their strong work ethic, and contributions to our organization as well as to the communities they serve, are the basis of our ability to maintain lasting productive relationships with our clients for over 56 years.” 

Executive Vice Presidents: The executive vice presidents will oversee the company’s technical departments and help formulate corporate policy and strategic planning:

Eades was raised in northwestern New Mexico and attended NMSU, where he received his B.S. in Civil Engineering. His career with Molzen Corbin began in 1994 and he was appointed a vice president in 2002. Today he leads the Civil Engineering Group overseeing numerous projects, and serves as technical services manager for the majority of the firm’s on-call municipal clients, responsible for coordinating all future projects, master plans, and construction as they relate to each individual community’s short and long-term needs and vision.
Paz, a native of Las Cruces, has been with Molzen Corbin for over 32 years and was appointed a vice president in 2000. He serves as the firm’s Las Cruces office branch manager having managed millions of dollars worth of infrastructure improvements over his career with an emphasis on large regional water, wastewater, and transportation system design and improvements. Also an NMSU graduate with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, Paz is currently the Region 6 Governor for the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Vice Presidents: The vice presidents will advise the board of directors in planning efforts:

Ten Eyck launched his career at Molzen Corbin in 2009 and has been leading the firm’s highly reputed Water Resources Group. A graduate of Northern Arizona University where he received a B.S. in Civil Engineering, Ten Eyck went on to receive an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Utah State University. Under his leadership and oversight, Molzen Corbin has produced several innovative, state-of-the-art water and wastewater treatment facilities and systems in New Mexico, garnering state and national engineering awards and recognition. He is active in the Water Environment Federation and Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association.

A lifelong resident of Los Lunas, Gonzales received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology at NMSU. Joining  Molzen Corbin in 2006, Gonzales quickly paved the way for the electrical department to expand and introduce new technology–based capabilities into its scope of services. Today, he leads his specialized team in designing electrical engineering solutions for diverse applications from power, instrumentation and controls, and renewable energy, to street lighting, and parks and recreation facilities.
Born and raised in Artesia, and currently a 21-year resident of Los Lunas, Freier opted to pursue his higher education at Texas Tech University, where he received his B.S. in Civil Engineering. This native New Mexican then decided to return to his roots, and began his career with Molzen Corbin 38 years ago. His contributions in consulting engineering to communities and airports throughout the state are innumerable, and include innovative applications of new and existing techniques in the areas of hydrology, transportation, and aviation engineering.
Kartchner hails from the southwestern part of New Mexico, attending NMSU where he received a B.S. in Civil Engineering (Structural Option). Deciding to remain in Las Cruces where he has now lived for 13-years, he joined Molzen Corbin’s Las Cruces office in 2008. Kartchner quickly grew within the organization to lead a number of challenging design projects addressing drainage, hydrology, transportation, wastewater, and water system issues throughout southern New Mexico.

As a leading full-service consulting engineering and architecture firm, Molzen Corbin has a rich 56-year legacy of providing professional services, including civil, transportation, airport, water resources, electrical, and mechanical engineering, and architecture, landscape architecture planning and design services in the Southwest. Molzen Corbin’s professional engineering/architecture portfolio includes numerous high-profile national, state, and local award-winning projects.

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Molzen Corbin Expands into El Paso Market

EL PASO, TX (June 29, 2016) – Molzen Corbin, a nationally ranked engineering/architecture firm, has opened offices in El Paso. As a leading full-service consulting engineering and architecture firm, Molzen Corbin has a rich legacy of providing professional services, including civil, transportation, airport, water resources, electrical and mechanical engineering, and architecture and landscape architecture planning and design services in the Southwest. 

Jerry Paz, P.E., Vice-President, will oversee the new office located in the El Paso Coronado Tower building, and will focus on serving the City of El Paso, El Paso Water Utilities, El Paso County, Fort Bliss, TxDOT, and the surrounding community. Paz has over 32 years of engineering experience managing over $300 million in infrastructure improvements with an emphasis on large regional water, wastewater, and transportation system design and improvements. Paz is currently the Region 6 Governor for the American Society of Civil Engineers.

“Molzen Corbin is very excited to enter the El Paso market and bring the same level of professional services and successful projects that our clients have grown to expect over the past 56 years”, stated Adelmo “Del” Archuleta, President and Owner. “Molzen Corbin has always been dedicated to becoming an active member of every community we serve, and we will contribute to the El Paso community through professional services coupled with integrated community involvement -- our success has historically been reflected in the continued relationships we develop with our clients.”  Del Archuleta is the brother of Edmund Archuleta, former President/CEO of El Paso Water Utilities and now a member the Molzen Corbin El Paso team. Humberto “Bert” Juarez, who has over 35 years of engineering experience in El Paso, is the newest member of the Molzen Corbin staff in El Paso. The firm is committed to growing its presence in the El Paso market and plans to hire local professionals with a focus on providing future job opportunities for recent college graduates, as project responsibilities and opportunities grow in the area.  

Molzen Corbin’s professional engineering/architecture portfolio includes numerous high-profile national, state, and local award-winning projects. More information about Molzen Corbin and its projects is available through our website at molzencorbin.com.

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2016 New Mexico Airport Managers Association Awards Announced

RUIDOSO, NM (May 12, 2016) – The annual New Mexico Aviation Conference was recently held in Ruidoso where FAA and State Aviation representatives, airport managers, along with aviation industry and pilot representatives gathered to attend training workshops and exhibits.  A series of workshops were held to update attendees on the latest in aviation grant funding, the New Mexico Statewide System Plan and changes in Federal and State requirements.  One of the highlights of the conference was the awards ceremony where the following entities received outstanding recognition:

  • Airport Manager of the Year: Bob Hudson, Moriarty Municipal Airport. Bob has worked tirelessly to promote the Moriarty airport.  During his tenure, the airport has added eight new hangars with two more hangers in development along with the construction of a new runway, perimeter fence, improvements to several taxiways, installation of new airfield lighting and repaving the entrance road.  In addition to the airport improvements, Bob has promoted the creation of an aviation commercial sector to the airport which now has a state-of-the-art 69,000 square foot facility that can support a large aviation related manufacturing operation.
  • Most Improved Airport: Lea County Jal Airport. Corey Needham has recently spearheaded multiple projects which include a rehabilitation of Runway 01-19 and aprons and taxiways, the construction of a new general aviation pilot’s lounge and restroom, a fabulous new airport entrance sign and the construction of a new fuel farm.
  •  Airshow/Event of the Year: Double Eagle Aviation Adventure. This unique summer camp caters to students, ages fourteen to seventeen years old, and allows them the opportunity to explore a future in aviation, inspired by career speakers including pilots, mechanics, air traffic controllers, engineers and other aviation experts.  Jay Ashbacher, with Molzen Corbin, volunteered as a presenter at this year’s camp and shared his experience in the engineering profession with over twenty four students.
  •  Airport of the Year: Belen Alexander Municipal Airport. The Belen airport recently completed the construction of a second runway which will improve safety and efficiency on the airfield by providing a much needed crosswind runway, as well as enhance economic development for the entire community. The runway will expand airport service by accommodating larger aircraft.  In addition to enhancing the safety of current operations at the airport, the construction of this runway may provide future partnerships between the U.S. Air Force and the City of Belen.

Molzen Corbin is honored to work with each of these airports and would like to congratulate all the recipients for their service and dedication to the aviation industry.

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