Randy L. Van Winkle, P.E.

Registrations: Licensed P.E. in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Kansas, Indiana, Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia.

Experience: Forty (40) years in consulting engineering. Includes water treatment and distribution systems, sanitary and storm sewers, water towers, wastewater treatment facilities, commercial, industrial and residential buildings, street, culverts and bridges. Randy's primary focus is Forensic Engineering, with experience including structural inspection and evaluation, wind, fire, hail, and water damage evaluation, expert witness testimony, arbitration, umpiring/appraisal and failure analysis.

Associations: Structural Engineers Society of Eastern Iowa, National Council of Structural Engineers Associations Chi Epsilon, American Society of Civil Engineers, American College of Forensic Examiners.

John T. Palmer, P.E. (Jack)

Registrations: Licensed P.E. in Iowa, Wisconsin, Arizona, Nebraska, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio

Experience: Meat processing industry for thirteen (13) years, six (6) years as a project engineer and seven (7) as plant engineer supervisor. Plant engineering background with boilers, ammonia refrigeration, conventional (Freon) systems including roof top units and other split systems, plant wide compressed air systems, hydraulic systems, electrical distribution, power metering, PLC control systems, electro-mechanical control systems, plant wastewater systems, Cryogenics, Packaging, Safety, and other industrial systems and processes. Ten (10) years in consulting specializing in forensic engineering including boiler failures, farm equipment, control systems, industrial equipment, processes, and systems. Expert witness for both plaintiffs and defendants, injury cases. MEP design for projects and plan review for contractors on design build projects.

Associations: Member ASHRAE, International Institute of Arson Investigators.

Cindy Barnes, Office Manager

Experience: Cindy graduated from Coe College with multiple Liberal Arts degrees. She has a great personality and works with our clients in a friendly and professional manner. She also handles bookkeeping, accounting, and other office tasks with great skill and efficiency. She joined the VSP staff in 2019.

Maxwell Wever, Civil/Structural Engineer

Maxwell joined VSP Engineering full time after graduating from Cornell College with a degree in Civil/Structural Engineering. He worked as an intern for VSP during the summer between his Junior and Senior year. Maxwell has experience working as an electrician prior to attending college so he is also able to help with MEP needs.