Rincon Names Senior Biological Program Manager Principal

Rincon Consultants is pleased to announce the promotion of Biological Program Manager Steve Hongola to Principal. Mr. Hongola operates primarily from the firm’s Ventura headquarters.

In his new role, Mr. Hongola will continue to lead Rincon’s Natural and Cultural Resources Group, implementing professional development, quality assurance, and strategic planning initiatives in coordination with all of the firm’s service lines. “It has been a privilege to collaborate with a great team of colleagues here at Rincon over the last eight years,” says Mr. Hongola. “I’m looking forward to continuing the practices that have made our company a leader in the environmental consulting industry. In addition to providing exceptional products and services to our clients, I believe that focusing on the professional growth of our team members and fostering a winning culture play significant roles in driving the success of the firm.”

Mr. Hongola has been with Rincon Consultants more than eight years and has been an ecologist for over 14 years. His areas of expertise include biological resource assessments, focused surveys for sensitive species, wetland delineations, habitat restoration and management, conservation planning, and regulatory permitting. He has authored numerous technical reports in support of CEQA/NEPA compliance and regulatory permit acquisition for clients throughout California. Mr. Hongola also co-manages Rincon’s team of biologists and serves on the firm’s internal Advisory Board, among other responsibilities.

“I am very pleased by the Board of Directors’ unanimous selection of Steve as a principal of the firm” states Michael Gialketsis, President of Rincon Consultants. “Steve has worked diligently to build and enhance Rincon’s quality and professional development initiatives. Steve represents the spirit of Rincon with his commitment to the environmental consulting practice, his technical ability, client-focused orientation, and problem-solving approach. As one of the founders of the firm, I am especially proud of Steve’s accomplishment; it has been a pleasure watching him grow within the organization.”

About Rincon Consultants, Inc. Rincon Consultants, Inc. is an environmental science, planning, and engineering consulting firm with ten offices throughout California. Founded in 1994, the firm was has emerged as a statewide leader in environmental impact assessment, urban planning, biological resources, and soil assessment and remediation. Rincon’s wide breadth of expertise and qualifications are mirrored by the diversity of projects they manage, serving both public and private entities.
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Rincon Consultants, Inc.
For Immediate Release
Contact: Linda Hunter
Rincon Consultants, Inc.
805-644-4455 Ext 11
Fax: 805-547-0901

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