Ware Malcomb Announces Key Promotions In Southern California

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Ruth Brajevich, CMO rbrajevich@waremalcomb.com




 IRVINE (March 22, 2016) – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced a number of key promotions in the firm’s Irvine, Calif. headquarters office, including: Maureen Bissonnette, Associate Principal, Marketing; Moses Gonzales, Associate Principal, Information Technology; Lon Stephenson, Associate Principal, Operations and Sonia Sorensen, Director, Civil Engineering.

“All of these promotions reflect the continued success of Ware Malcomb,” said Lawrence R. Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer of Ware Malcomb. “Each of these leaders has an important role to play across multiple offices, enabling our firm’s growth and innovation.”

Maureen Bissonnette, Associate Principal, Marketing

Maureen Bissonnette has been promoted to Associate Principal, Marketing. Bissonnette joined Ware Malcomb in 1998 as a Marketing Assistant. Since then she has been promoted four times, most recently to the position of Director, Marketing in 2007. She has played a key role in the firm’s innovative and award-winning marketing program, and helps lead a dedicated marketing team which supports the firm’s 17 offices across North America. Bissonnette received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Pepperdine University’s George L. Graziadio School of Business & Management.

“Maureen’s strong commitment, positive attitude and collaborative leadership style have inspired many within Ware Malcomb,” said Armstrong. “Her talents have contributed to Ware Malcomb’s industry-leading marketing outreach across all of our markets.”

Moses Gonzales, Associate Principal, Information Technology

Moses Gonzales has been promoted to Associate Principal, Information Technology. Since joining Ware Malcomb in 1999, he has been integral to the growth of the firm’s technology systems over the years. Promoted to Director, Information Technology in 2007, Gonzales has assisted in the firm’s international expansion by adding new systems and technologies to support its larger platform, creating efficiencies and enabling innovation. Gonzales received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Operations Management from California State University, Fullerton. He also received an Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix.

“Moses’s dedication, approachable personality and great attitude make him a pleasure to work with every day,” said Armstrong. “We appreciate his tremendous expertise in an area that is so vital to our operations.”

Lon Stephenson, Associate Principal, Operations

Lon Stephenson has been promoted to Associate Principal, Operations. Stephenson joined the Ware Malcomb team in 2001 as Senior Project Architect. In 2004, he was promoted to Director, Operations, and has since been instrumental in the management of key Ware Malcomb projects, the Irvine operations, and companywide operations. He has also demonstrated significant leadership in the training and development of Operations Leaders across the firm’s 17 offices. Stephenson is a graduate of the California Polytechnic University at Pomona School of Environmental Design in Pomona, California and has been a licensed architect in the State of California since 1990.

“Lon has played a key role in enabling our firm’s operational expansion over the years,” said Armstrong. “Lon’s patience, calm nature, and sense of humor come together to provide a great mix of leadership qualities to the Ware Malcomb team.”

Sonia Sorensen, Director, Civil Engineering

Sonia Sorensen has been promoted to the position of Director, Civil Engineering. Sorensen joined Ware Malcomb in 2014 as an Engineering Regional Manager to help grow the firm’s market share in both the public and private sectors across Orange County, San Diego and the LA Metro Area. She continues to diversify Ware Malcomb’s public client base including Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas & Electric, LA Metro Water District and others. Sorensen earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. A Registered Professional Engineer, she is also Southern California Edison Project Management Certified, Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Developer (QSD) licensed, and 40-Hr Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) certified.

“Sonia took over management of our Southern California Civil Engineering team with great enthusiasm and energy,” said Armstrong. “She has transformed it into one of the most successful teams in the firm, while also fostering a client-oriented culture within the group.”

About Ware Malcomb (waremalcomb.com)

Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is an international design firm providing planning, architecture, interior design, branding and civil engineering services to commercial real estate and corporate clients. With 17 office locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Panama, the firm specializes in the design of commercial office, corporate, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, retail, auto, public/educational facilities and renovation projects. Ware Malcomb was among the top 10 midsize firms in Real Estate Forum’s 2015 Fastest Growing Companies list, the top 20 architectural firms in Building Design+Construction magazine’s 2015 Giants 300 ranking, and the top 50 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine’s 2016 Top 100 Giants.

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