WLG Founder’s Retirement and New Ownership Transition

WLG Founders Rich and Mary Josenhans

After 21 exciting and prosperous years, Westland Group, Inc. (WLG) would like to congratulate President and CEO Mary Josenhans and Vice President and COO Richard “Rich” Josenhans, PLS, for writing the final chapter in their “WLG novel” as they announce their long-anticipated retirement.

The Josenhans founded the firm in 2000 and successfully transformed WLG from a small, single-office, surveying and mapping operation into the thriving, mid-sized, multi-disciplined, and award-winning firm with branch offices throughout Southern California and the Central Valley that it is today. With over 90 years of combined experience, their contributions to the overall success of the firm cannot be understated. Their progressive yet family-oriented leadership played an invaluable role over the past two decades by continuously challenging the status quo, ensuring client diversity, embracing advancements in technology, promoting staff development, and staying true to their philanthropic ideologies by helping local communities and charities.

As the Josenhans start a brand new “novel” in retirement and enjoy the fruits of their labor, ownership and operations will transition to newly-appointed Presidents and Principals Glenn M. Chung, PE, QSD, and Matthew H. Okubo, PLS.

The company’s status as at Woman-owned Business Enterprise (WBE) under the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Supplier Clearinghouse will remain in effect until July 2022. However, WLG has already begun the process of converting to a Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE) and will have this finalized prior to the July 2022.

WLG’s family wishes Mary and Rich Josenhans health and happiness as they live out their dreams in retirement.


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