Danvers, MA, May 17, 2022 — Hancock Associates, a leading provider of land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services, announced that Vaclav (Vasek) Talacko, PE has retired from the firm. Vasek had been with Hancock for nearly 40 years.

Though based in the Danvers office for most of his career, he recently was working from the Newburyport office overseeing civil engineering projects and proposal development, and supporting Office Manager, Ed Dixon, PLS and Engineering Manager, Charlie Wear, PE, LEED AP.

After receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire and spending a short period of time in the world of geotechnical engineering, Vasek joined Hancock in 1984. His knowledge of local permitting and friendly manner allowed him to establish beneficial relationships with most North Shore municipal Boards, including Planning, Zoning, Health and Conservation Commissions, and grow into one of the foremost experts in the area.

“Vasek easily handled a myriad of complex projects with such a confident manner that it appeared he never had a bad day,” said Hancock Associates’ President, Wayne Jalbert, PLS. “As a former Hancock Principal and Shareholder, his utmost professionalism and infectious smile will be greatly missed.”

About Hancock Associates

Hancock Associates is made up of talented surveyors, engineers and scientists dedicated to excellence in land/coastal development, construction and preservation. They have maintained their position as an industry leader through their investment in exceptional staff, state-of-the-art equipment/technology and acquisition of multiple surveying and engineering firms, and historical survey records dating back to 1852. Since 1978, Hancock Associates has been providing land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island. They value the long-term relationships they have with their clients served through their offices in Boston, Brockton, Chelmsford, Danvers, Marlborough, Newburyport, Palmer and Princeton, Massachusetts and Concord, New Hampshire. For additional information, call (978) 777-3050 or visit www.HancockAssociates.com.

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