WS Appoints Director of Structural Engineering Practices

Mr. Jeffrey P. Cook, P.E. has been promoted to the position of Director of Structural Engineering Practices. In this position, Mr. Cook will be focused on the technical leadership of the means and methods to accomplish the engineering work for the corporation. He will be the technical go-to person for the structural engineering domain for Building Envelope Engineering and Consulting within the organization. Mr. Cook will continue to serve as a Senior Engineer and PE in charge, working within the Stow Engineering Department and servicing existing clientele. As an engineering specialist, Mr. Cook is charged with the interpretation of codes and standards for the department, implementation of new software templates and platforms, analysis techniques and assumptions, technical manuals, training guides, and creative applications for structural solutions. Mr. Cook will lead the charge for technical innovations within the organization to better serve the needs of our clients.

Mr. Cook is a veteran employee of Wheaton Sprague, having initially served as a co-op engineer with the firm through the University of Akron while he was in college. Following experience with GBC Design and GPD Associates, both of Akron, OH, Jeff returned to Wheaton Sprague in 2004. Since then, he has moved up the ranks within the engineering department, leading large-scale and increasingly complex projects. Jeff is a licensed engineer in the states of Missouri, Ohio, Virginia and Washington.

According to Mike Kohler, Stow Branch Manager, “In his new role as Technical Director for WS Engineering Jeff Cook will leverage his passion for engineering process, differentiated solutions and exploring new methods by which to enhance our current product offering and expand services to adjacent market opportunities.  Jeff’s focus on “winning the task” through project management efficiencies and accuracies make him a tremendous asset to our continued growth plans at WS.”

President John Wheaton had this to say about Mr. Cooks new position: “Jeff’s promotion fills this new role in our organizational chart, to provide technical leadership in the practice domain of structural engineering.  It also is a step in accomplishing our strategic goals for long-term sustainability and growth as an organization in this important area of our work.  Jeff has differentiated himself as a technical leader over the years and this role will greatly leverage his skills and facilitate the work of other engineers and engineering leaders. I’m excited for Jeff, for clients, and for the future of WS.”

Contact: Jeffrey P. Cook, P.E.
Phone: 330.923.5560 x 18