March 1, 2022

Phil Ramlet, PE Retires

Phil Ramlet, Appleton, Public Infrastructure, Wisconsin Phil Ramlet, Appleton, Public Infrastructure, Wisconsin

Westwood Professional Services congratulates Phil Ramlet, PE on his upcoming retirement. Phil joined Westwood through the 2019 acquisition of OMNNI Associates, a multi-discipline consulting firm based in Appleton, WI. Phil, who was President and CEO of OMNNI Associates, led Westwood’s public infrastructure business in Wisconsin. Throughout his 40-year career, Phil has been dedicated to leading and developing a dedicated team to provide quality products and services to clients, supporting the industry and his profession, and engaging and enhancing communities. 

Project Success  

Phil began his career as a staff engineer with the City of Chicago before moving on to a position with another consultant. He was fortunate to work on a myriad of projects across the east side of the Mississippi River. 

Throughout his career, Phil enjoyed every opportunity to work with clients. Although not every day was stress-free, his team made it worthwhile.  

“Our office environment has always been positive,” says Phil. “Many members of our staff have worked with me for over 30 years. We have supported each other through the good times and the bad.” 

When asked about some of his favorite projects, Phil had difficulty narrowing down a list. A few he mentioned included being a member of the design team for the Fox City Performing Arts Center and the transformation of College Ave in the early-2000’s. Additionally, being a part of the reconstruction of Wisconsin Avenue in Appleton.  

“The transformation of these two major arterials has had an enormous impact on the economic development of the area,” says Phil.  

Phil also mentioned the Fox Cities Stadium and Appleton International Airport (ATW). The Fox Cities Stadium was a large project that won several national awards. The Appleton International Airport is one of Phil’s longest relationships dating back to the mid-1980s. The airport is one of the major engines driving economic development in northeastern Wisconsin. The growth at the airport has been phenomenal and is poised for future expansion. 

Giving Back  

Throughout his career, Phil has also been heavily involved in the community. Locally, Phil was appointed the chair of the Fox City Chamber of Commerce. In this role, he helped support local businesses of all sizes in the Fox Cities region. In 1995, Phil had the honor of being named Outstanding Businessperson by the Chamber. Additionally, Phil worked with the Chamber and other leaders to start an engineering program at UW Fox Valley. He also was the chair of the Appleton Redevelopment Authority. The group played a significant role in the development and transformation of the Appleton riverfront.  

At the state level, Phil was on the board of the Future of Transportation Development Association (TDA) in Wisconsin and the chair of the Wisconsin chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).  

Phil was also passionate about the future of the engineering industry. Phil, and several staff members in the Appleton office, have supported school districts to promote STEM programs. Phil has spoken to students at several events about the profession.  

He says, “It was my goal to bring more awareness to the profession. Careers in STEM are often overlooked.”  

Next Chapter 

Phil plans to remain involved in the community. He looks forward to the extra time he will get to spend with his grandsons and family. He also plans to fit in a few more rounds of golf and catch up with friends.  

“We are sad to see Phil go,” says Barry Morgan, Westwood’s Senior Director of the North Region Land Division. “We wish him all the best in his next chapter and are grateful for all he did for our team.” 

Phil built countless relationships throughout his career. He enjoyed developing relationships as much as working on projects. Phil looks forward to these relationships continuing to flourish after his departure.  

Phil says, “As I pass my relationships on to other members of my team, my clients are in good hands. They appreciate the quality work we’ve provided and have come to rely on Westwood for the great people and service we’ve provided on their projects. I don’t expect that to change anytime soon.” 

Congratulations to Phil for his 40 years in the profession. Best of luck from the entire Westwood community. 

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