Derek Wassink, P.E., R.A., LEED AP, has joined the Fort Lauderdale office of Thorton Tomasetti as a vice president in the structural engineering practice. He has over 25 years of experience in structural design, project management and coordination, as well as business development, spanning various types of construction projects, all of which will be an asset as the Florida office expands.

Previously, Wassink was president of the structural engineering group at TRC Worldwide Engineering, Inc., also in Fort Lauderdale, where he led and managed the firm’s largest division across the U.S. and India. He is a licensed professional engineer, licensed architect and licensed inspector, and a structures specialist with FEMA’s Urban Search and Rescue Florida Task Force One. Wassink graduated with a BSE in civil engineering and a certificate of proficiency in architecture and engineering from Princeton in 1987 and a master’s from Villanova University in structural engineering.

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