Origin Design Announces 2023 Employee Owner Promotions.

Cody Austin
Gabe Bonn
Gertrude Heimerdinger
Noah Hofrichter
Nate Miller
Nick Rettenberger
Nick Schneider
Zach Thielen
Mat Townsley
Erin Ure
Matt Weimerskirch
Bryson Winsky

Origin Design is pleased to announce our recent employee owner promotions. The following staff were promoted effective 2nd Quarter 2023.

  • Cody Austin, PE, LEED AP, was promoted to Professional Engineer IV.
  • Gabe Bonn was promoted to Survey Technician III.
  • Gertrude Heimerdinger was promoted to Designer II.
  • Noah Hofrichter, PE, was promoted to Professional Engineer II.
  • Nate Miller, PE, was promoted to Professional Engineer IV.
  • Nick Rettenberger, AIA, was promoted to Licensed Architect II.
  • Nick Schneider, PE, was promoted to Professional Engineer III.
  • Zach Thielen, AIA, NCARB, was promoted to Licensed Architect I.
  • Mat Townsley was promoted to Designer III.
  • Erin Ure, PE, was promoted to Professional Engineer I.
  • Matt Weimerskirch was promoted to Design Engineer III.
  • Bryson Winsky, PE, was promoted to Professional Engineer II.
I’m very proud of the growth and success this group of employee owners has achieved. I want to congratulate them on their promotions and thank them for their dedication to Origin Design and the clients we serve.

Pat Ready President & CEO

Congrats on your promotions!


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