VIKA Announces Appointment of New Principal – Robert R. Cochran


“Bob is an essential VIKA partner and contributes critical expertise on both the divisional and corporate level.  He has worked diligently to earn this principal-level recognition and continues to evolve as a dynamic partner and key component to VIKA Companies’ overall success,” said John Amatetti, Founding Principal.  “While his leadership has strengthened our corporate culture, his commitment to the overall corporate culture has set a standard of leadership, flexibility, responsibility, and accountability that is the hallmark of a successful VIKA partner.  Bob possesses the key requirements of a highly effective practicing Principal.  His tireless commitment to the sustained growth and development of new services and use of leading edge technology will be invaluable as we enter our fourth decade of business.”

“Bob will now have the opportunity to contribute his unique talents and add a high level of intensity to the Founding Partners’ vision of sustainable growth through relationships and delighting our clients.  As such, he will be a role model to all our Partners, Associates, and dedicated employees,” said Chuck Irish, Founding Principal.  “Bob’s impressive problem-solving skills, and talent for “thinking outside the box” for client, corporate, and marketing strategies, are strong assets he brings to his expanded leadership role.  This promotion provides Bob even greater opportunities to formulate and lead our marketing efforts, develop new services, and to guide the future direction of VIKA.  Bob’s competitive spirit coupled with his vision for ways to continually improve VIKA and the level of service we provide, are attributes that will serve us as we map VIKA’s future.”

Commenting on his appointment to Principal, Bob said “I am honored to be recognized as the next Principal at VIKA.  I look forward to continuing the nearly 40-year tradition of being a practicing Principal at the firm.  I want to thank all the dedicated and talented design professionals here at VIKA that have worked side by side with me.  The VIKA staff, our visionary clients, and the amazing projects we work on together are what make this firm unparalleled in its excellence.  I’m excited to be a key member of a team leading VIKA’s entire staff as it takes advantage of the opportunities and challenges in the coming years.”

Bob Cochran joined VIKA in 1988 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Technology from Old Dominion University.  He is a Licensed Land Surveyor in Virginia and former Board Member of the Fairfax County Park Foundation and currently serves as a Delegate on the Tysons Partnership’s Land Use Council.  He is VIKA Virginia’s Director of Planning and has been a VIKA Partner since 2005.