In September 1968 CH2M acquired the Seattle partnership of H. Zinder & Associates. Zinder was a firm providing consulting services in Electric Power, Electrical Design, Systems Analysis, and Economics and Financial Feasibility. All of these capabilities were added to the services of CH2M, greatly expanding the firm’s ability to serve electric utility clients, industrial clients that were significant users of electric energy, and regulatory agencies involved in electric utility regulation. Several important new clients came to CH2M as a result of the Zinder acquisition.
Five professionals, Sol Schultz, Senior Electrical Engineer and former Chief Engineer of the Bonneville Power Administration in Portland, Oregon; Herschel Jones, Economist and first Director of the firm’s Economics Discipline; Lyle Dunstan, Systems Analyst and computer applications specialist; Hal Mozer, Senior Electrical Engineer and Director of the Electric Utility Discipline for several years in the 1970s; and Al Eastorp, a Senior Electric Utility Design Engineer; a graphics designer, Maryann Nixon; and an Administrative Assistant, Sally Ruggles, came into CH2M with the Zinder organization.
Sol Schultz, Herschel Jones, Lyle Dunstan and Al Eastorp are now deceased. Hal Mozer retired in 1993, but continued to do some consulting work for CH2M HILL until 2008. Sally Ruggles retired in 2000 after 32 years with CH2M HILL in the Seattle, San Francisco, Milwaukee, Sacramento and Redding offices. Maryann Nixon left the firm in the 1970s.