Kutzmann & Associates, Inc.
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Our Staff

Our plan review staff includes structural, civil and mechanical engineers; architects; ICC certified plans examiners; and CASp certified personnel.

Ron La France

Northern California Operations Manager
Responsible for the overall business activities and services.

Professional Experience

Northern California Operations Manager, Kutzmann & Associates, Inc. | 2019 to Present

City of Menlo Park | 1997 to 1989

  • Assistant Community Development Director/Building Official | 2014 to 2018
  • Building Official | 2003 to 2014
  • Senior Building Inspector | 1997 to 2003

Building Inspector, City of Santa Clara | 1996 to 1997

La France Construction | 1994 to 1997

Credentials and Professional Experience

  • ICC Certified Building Inspector
  • IAPMO Certified Plumbing Inspector

Education

California Polytechnic University

BS, Physics Degree, San Luis Obispo

Hossein Sanikhatam, SE

Structural Engineer
Primary contact for all project specific issues.

Professional Experience

Plan Review Engineer, Kutzmann & Associates, Inc. | 2006 to Present

Ahearn, Knox & Hyde Structural | 1997 to 2006

Structural Design Experience | 1994 to 1997

Credentials and Professional Experience

  • Registered Structural Engineer S5514
  • Registered Civil Engineer C67573

Education

San Jose State University

BS degree, Civil Engineering, 1992

San Jose State University

MS degree, Civil Engineering, 1994

Jim Lau

Plans Examiner
Architectural, Disabled Access, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Cal Green and Energy Code plan review

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Plans Examiner, Kutzmann & Associates, Inc. | 1997 to Present

Market Share | 1991 to 1997

CRCG | 1989 to 1991

CREDENTIALS AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Licensed Architect 33402
  • ICC Certified Plans Examiner

EDUCATION

University of California, Berkeley

BA Degree, Architecture, 1985

Julian Susanto

Plan Review Engineer Structural Plan Reviewer

Professional Experience

Plan Review Engineer, Kutzmann & Associates, Inc. | 2019 to Present Project Engineer/Structural Designer, Adamo & Associates Structural Engineers, Inc. | 2014 to 2019

Office Engineer, Hensel Phelps Construction Co. | 2013 to 2014

Structural Designer, Baldridge & Associates Structural Engineering, Inc. | 2012 to 2013

Structural Designer, Dutcher & Associates Consulting Structural Engineering, Inc. | 2009

Structural EIT, Taylor Teter Partnership, LLP | 2009

CREDENTIALS AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Registered Civil Engineer C90065

EDUCATION

Stanford University

MS, Structural Engineering, 2011

California State University, Fresno

BS, Civil Engineering, 2008

VICTORIA KVASHIN

Administrative Support

Invoices, project processing and status

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Administrative Support, Kutzmann & Associates, Inc. | 2017 to Present

Various Employers | 1997 to 2007

EDUCATION

Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts

KARL SCHNEIDER

Fire Plans Examiner

Fire Prevention and Hazmat Plan Checker

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Fire Plans Examiner, Palo Alto Fire Department, Kutzmann & Associates, Inc. | 2017 to Present

Government Fire Agencies (including the Palo Alto Fire Department - retired) | 25 years experience

CREDENTIALS AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • ICC certified Fire Inspector II
  • ICC certified Building Plans Examiner

EDUCATION

CSULA

BS degree in Fire Protection Administration/Technology

CSULB

Attended graduate school

CARROLL WOODS

Civil Engineer

Structural, Architectural, Accessibility, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Energy plan review;24 years plan check experience, 10 years municipal building department experience, Kutzmann & Associates, Inc. employee for 13 years.

JOSEPH AFONG

Fire Prevention and Hazmat Plan

Checker/Inspector

15 years of experience as private sector environmental scientist, 17 years municipal fire department experience including prior City of Palo Alto Fire Department Inspector, Plan Checker (retired). Kutzmann & Associates, Inc. employee for 5 years. Currently working in Palo Alto.

DEBORAH LEE BACH

Fire Prevention and Hazmat Plan Checker/Inspector

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