Pettigrew & Associates P.A. Hires New GIS and Engineering Technicians

Debra Hicks, PE/LSI, Chief Executive Officer of Pettigrew & Associates, P.A., recently announced the addition of two employees - Misganaw Wole, GIS Technician; and Sakaria Hashi, Engineering Technician II.

Hobbs, NM, September 14, 2014 --( Misganaw Wole was recently hired as the firm's GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Technician responsible for collecting and assembling data to integrate into the GIS database, maintaining maps, and digitizing new subdivisions, infrastructure, etc. Mr. Wole was born and raised in Nazareth, Ethiopia and comes to Pettigrew from Denver, Colorado. Mr. Wole has a Master of Science in Geoinformatics from the University of Twente, Netherlands, a Bachelor’s in Surveying Technology from Adama University in Ethiopia and an Associate Degree in Surveying Technology from Nazareth Technical. Misganaw is joined in Hobbs, NM by his wife and one-year old son.

Sakaria Hashi recently joined the Pettigrew team as an Engineering Technician II, currently working in the materials testing laboratory. Mr. Hashi was born in Somalia and moved to Kenya at a young age, where he lived until moving to the United States in 2004. Mr. Hashi received his Associates Degree from Saint Paul Community College in Saint Paul, Minnesota and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota. He is currently pursuing his professional engineering licensure.

"The growth and development of the area and the great New Mexico weather are a couple of reasons for the move," Sakaria said.

Debra Hicks commented on the newest employees, “It is always rewarding to find enthusiastic and skilled employees to be part of the Pettigrew team. We are excited to welcome these two young men to our company and our community.”

Based in Hobbs, NM, Pettigrew & Associates was recently named to the New Mexico Private 100 list. For more information on job opportunities at Pettigrew & Associates, contact Erica Cruz at 575.393.9827 or visit

For nearly 50 years, Pettigrew & Associates, P.A. has been a leader in fully integrated engineering, surveying, and materials engineering and testing, serving customers in New Mexico, Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and other states. A registered women-owned enterprise, Pettigrew & Associates is the only firm located in southeastern New Mexico with the unique capability to provide all facets of a civil design project in-house, including planning, preparation of funding applications, Right of Way services, geotechnical investigations, design and construction engineering, surveying, monumentation, and additional services such as construction management, inspection, materials testing, and staking.
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