Susan Dingman joins PDI Rail Solutions as Manager – Contracts Administration and Proposals

PDI Rail Solutions is pleased to announce that Susan W. Dingman has joined the firm as Manager – Contracts Administration and Proposals.In her new role, Ms. Dingman will be responsible for proposal administration and contracts administration for this new division of PDI. “Susan brings a wealth of experience to PDI Rail Solutions. She is a creative, versatile team player and is highly regarded in the rail and transit consulting community. I am very pleased she has chosen to join us”, said PDI President & CEO, Bob Andrews. “While PDI has been practicing fire protection and life-safety engineering for almost 25-years, I fully recognize that there are unique purchasing and contract requirements at the federal, state, and local level, associated with government rail and transit projects. We all look forward to learning from Susan as she guides us through the myriad qualification and procurement activities required by the industry”.Ms. Dingman comes to PDI Rail Solutions from Virginkar & Associates after eight years in a similar capacity. She is a graduate of the California State University at Long Beach where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Susan will be based in La Habra, California. She can be reached via e-mail at:

About PDI:

Founded in 1985 as a fire protection engineering firm, PDI provides a full spectrum of fire protection engineering services including sprinkler and fire alarm design, smoke modeling, and performance-based designs offering innovative solutions to complex fire and life-safety challenges. In addition, PDI provides consulting services for fire, building, and life-safety code compliance, including plans review and the issuance of commodity letters. PDI also provides government third-party plan review services on behalf of local, state, and federal agencies. In addition to its engineering and consulting services, PDI, through its Permitting Section, assists its clients in negotiating the complex permitting process, managing that process from initial application, through all necessary inspections, to final Certificate-of-Occupancy.

In June 2009, PDI expanded its commitment to the rail / transit consulting market by launching a new, dedicated division, targeted specifically at that industry. The new division is called PDI Rail Solutions (

Protection Development, Incorporated (PDI) is a Texas Registered Engineering Firm (Firm Number F-2816), licensed under the authority of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers (TBPE). PDI is a Bob Andrews Group Company (