BEND, Ore. and CLEARWATER, Fla., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardno TBE is pleased to announce that James Anspach has joined the firm as Director of Utility Market and Practice Development. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110907/MM64542LOGO) Mr. Anspach is responsible for Cardno TBE's quality assurance for subsurface utility engineering (SUE) services corporate-wide, oversight of Cardno TBE's internal SUE University, development and implementation of best practices and continuous improvement in terms of compliance and standards. His first mission will be to focus on developing new research projects within the domestic and international markets for Cardno TBE, in addition to the existing research projects under way for the National Highway Institute and Federal Highway Agency. "We are very pleased to have Jim on board," commented Nick Zembillas, Senior Vice President Utilities-Global Operations "He is known as one of the principal founders of the subsurface utility engineering standard we use today and which is held as the highest standard of care available for this relatively new engineering discipline." Mr. Anspach routinely serves on national and international committees regarding utility detection, mapping, damage prevention and standards. He is a renowned author and major contributor to more than 50 publications on SUE and other engineering topics since 1991. He's an authority on standard of care issues for the utility damage prevention and practice of subsurface utility engineering. Mr. Anspach has an extensive background in the research, development and application of geophysical techniques crucial to utility identification and direction. He also has years of practical experience with managing many large subsurface utility engineering projects and has personally designated hundreds of thousands of feet of underground utilities. He is the 2012 Recipient of the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science Water Infrastructure Center of Excellence Awards Program for its Utility Engineering Category and is the 2009 Recipient of the Federal Highway Administration's Excellence in Utility Relocation and Accommodations Awards Program in its Leadership Category.