Division creates “Go-To Company” image for reliable service and code expertise

ORANGE, Calif. – October 3, 2008 – Charles V. Russell has been named Vice President of the VCA Code Group, according Tom VanDorpe, President of the Orange, Calif.-based consulting and engineering firm. Russell will be responsible for the operations and management of the firm, which provides building code evaluation and plan checking services for municipal and count building departments across Calif.

Responsible for the strategic management and growth of the VCA Code Group, Russell manages sales, marketing, training, branding and community outreach.

“We are delighted to have Russ aboard,” VanDorpe commented. “Russ brings a new dimension of experience and expertise to our team.” “His long and successful career as a building official responsible for the examination and approval of plans, and evaluation and interpretation of building codes, will be invaluable to us and to our public sector clients,” VanDorpe said.

Prior to joining VCA Russell was the Chief Building Official for the city of El Monte, Calif. He also brings 15 years of successful experience in construction and construction management. Russell is a Certified Building Official, Certified Building Plans Examiner, and Certified Building Inspector.

“I’m looking forward to bringing my experience in both the public and private sectors to bear on the challenges facing our city and county building officials, today,” said Russell. “Managing one of the leading firms that provides plan check, building code and related services is an opportunity few are given.

Charles Russell is a graduate of Pasadena City College and the University of Phoenix. He currently resides in the City of Pasadena with his family.

About VCA Code Group

For more than 30 years, The VCA Code Group has provided code administration services, including plan review, inspection and temporary staffing and assistance with computerized permit processing, to city and county building municipal jurisdictions and fire departments. VCA offers a full range of building code-related services including assistance with plan checking, permit processing and inspection for thousands of projects to assorted occupancies and construction, from single family residences to high-rise offices, assembly and amusement structures, and heavy industrial buildings. For more information, call 714-363-4700 or visit: www.vcacodegroup.com