HUNT Engineers and Architects has named VP CHRIS BOND as its new president. He takes over the leadership of the Horseheads–based firm from Dan Bower, who will remain as CEO and chief strategic officer. Bond is only the third president of the 150-employee company which was founded by Robert Hunt in the wake of the devastating 1972 Corning floods. Bond graduated Clarkson University in 1988 and joined HUNT’s Transportation Division — then led by Chuck Franzese. He honed his skills as a structural engineer predominantly on bridges in upstate New York and by 1995 was working on a variety of building structures. In 1993, Bond earned his professional engineering license, and, subsequently, rose within HUNT to director of structural engineering in 2001, principal (2004), corporate secretary (2006), and VP (2015).