2014: New VIKA Principal Named

John F. Amatetti, PE and Charles A. Irish, Jr., PE, Prof. LS, LEED AP are pleased to announce the expansion of ownership at VIKA Companies and VIKA Virginia, LLC to include: P. Christopher Champagne, PE, LEED AP+ as Principal VIKA is pleased to announce the appointment of P. Christopher Champagne to Principal. “We are excited to have someone of Chris’ caliber as the first new Principal,” said John Amatetti, Founding Principal. “We look forward to leveraging his substantial expertise and strong leadership talents to spearhead VIKA’s future growth and identify new opportunities that will contribute to our ongoing success and leadership transition. I know Chris will pursue his new role with passion and excellence. The common thread throughout Chris’ impressive career is his proven ability to successfully execute projects and create significant value for clients. Chris has a depth of experience in the design, construction and management of projects coupled with keen business acumen and a vision for the future. Chris possesses the technical and visionary skills to help VIKA achieve its next stage of growth through continued innovation and maintaining our core values. Chuck and I are extremely pleased that Chris will be contributing as a Principal to the direction of VIKA at a time of growth and transition for both the company and our land development service offerings.” “Chris’ commitment to building strong client relationships and effective project management, as well as his proven record of growing VIKA’s services and markets, will be crucial to VIKA’s success as we approach our 35th year of operation,” said Chuck Irish, Founding Principal. “Chris’ appointment signifies VIKA’s strong commitment to solidifying its future and core competency of civil engineering, as well a steady growth strategy for the firm.” Commenting on his appointment, Chris said “John and Chuck are two of the most respected and smart businessmen and engineers in our highly competitive business. I have always counted on their excellent judgment and am fortunate to have them as partners. What John and Chuck have achieved is a solid foundation for future growth, and I’m thrilled to partner with them to build upon it to help VIKA achieve its future potential.” Chris Champagne joined VIKA in 2007 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Lehigh University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying Model Law Engineer, a LEED AP BD+C, and accredited by the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association as a Geothermal Installer for geothermal heating and cooling systems. Prior to joining VIKA, he was with Dewberry for 16 years.