Dallas — Klotz Associates opened a new office in Fort Worth, Texas. The Fort Worth office will expand the reach of the engineering firm, which already serves a large part of the state from offices in Houston, Lufkin, San Antonio and Austin. Duane M. Hengst, P.E., will serve as the regional manager for the new office.

Hengst brings 33 years of experience to his position. During this time, he has been responsible for a variety of water and wastewater projects that include water transmission, distribution, pumping stations, storage and wastewater collection and treatment. Hengst received his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Houston, and his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He is involved in many organizations, including the American Water Works Association, Water Environment Federation and the American Public Works Association.

“Our entire team looks forward to bringing our collective talents to new projects in the Dallas-Fort Worth area,” said D. Wayne Klotz, P.E., D.WRE. “Duane is the right person to lead this effort, and I’m confident he’ll find success with our new office.”