Wenck has expanded into the Duluth market and hired Brett Ballavance, PE, as regional manager Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. He brings more than 25 years of diverse engineering experience to Wenck and its clients.

Wenck also announced that it is opening a new office in the Duluth Technology Village, putting Wenck staff on-the-ground to better serve clients in Duluth as well as northern Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Ballavance has spent two decades building a network of industry resources.

”Perhaps no place in Minnesota sits at the intersection of industry and environment more than Duluth, and Wenck is excited to add to our team one of the single most knowledgeable people in Duluthnt of Wenck’s Engineering and Environmental Group. “Wenck was built on air, water and waste services and we recognized Brett as the person to continue serving our existing clients while offering great outcomes to new clients.”

”This region has shown that a balance between industry and government will produce economic benefits. As a new member of the Wenck team, I plan to leverage my network and technical expertise to help further that balance,” Ballavance said.

He is a registered professional engineer in Minnesota with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth, a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of North Dakota - Grand Forks and an M.B.A from UMD.