Pond Appoints Four New Principals to Firm

Thursday, May 9, 2024 People
headshots of Flynt Barksdale, Jose Morales, Richard Wood, and Kate Woods


ATLANTA – (May 9, 2024) – Pond, an industry leader in engineering, architecture, planning and construction management services, is proud to announce the firm’s newest principals. These individuals were recognized for their commitment to excellence, client service, and dedication to the core values of the firm.

Flynt Barksdale, PWS – Director of Environmental Services
Flynt Barksdale is a professional wetland scientist (PWS) and has spent his career guiding public and private clients through regulatory requirements in an ethical and sustainable manner. He manages the day-to-day operations of Pond’s Environmental & Water Resources team, assisting in guiding the firm’s growth, and ensuring quality.

Jose Morales, AMPP CP4 – Program Director, Corrosion Control
Jose Morales has over 12 years of experience in all phases of cathodic protection survey, design, and testing. He has led and managed corrosion technicians and engineers in the collection of data for various operators in the power generation, military, energy, and water/wastewater sectors.

Richard Wood, PE – Director of Process Engineering
Richard Wood manages a multi-disciplined engineering team within Pond’s Life Science & Industrial division working in medical device sterilization, air pollution control, pulp and paper, energy, chemicals, and food and beverage industries. He has more than 16 years of experience working as a process engineer and design manager for large scale projects within the process, power, and medical industries.

Kate Woods, GISP – Technical Director, Federal Planning
Kate Woods has 16 years of experience working for Army, Navy, Air Force, and other State and Federal Government agencies. Her leadership in large-scale initiatives including enterprise-level strategic and regional master plans, EV charging facility master plans, organic industrial base master plans, and multi-disciplinary project management expertise have contributed to the growth and success of Pond's Federal Planning practice.

“Each of these individuals exemplifies the traits that have made our firm successful,” said Pond CEO Bob Williams, PE. “Although they each operate in different markets, they work tirelessly, without fanfare, with their team to deliver quality projects, on schedule and within budget so that we can continue to be the consultant of choice for our clients.“

About Pond
Pond is a full-service consulting firm providing integrated engineering, architecture, planning, and construction management solutions to public and private clients since 1965. Our staff, located throughout the U.S. and globally, is committed to delivering tailored solutions. Recognizing that clients benefit the most when multi-disciplined expertise is leveraged, Pond builds teams based on client and project requirements, regardless of location, reinforcing our “One Pond” culture.

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