James J. Heiser, P.L.S. President & CEO
James is the President and CEO of DPK. As a Professional Land Surveyor, he balances his deep industry expertise with a keen business acumen to effectively manage and guide DPK forward.
His commitment to being at the forefront of operational development and the development of top performing team members, keeps DPK ahead of the curve. James prides himself on the company’s ability to providing clients with the highest level of quality, accuracy and uniformity within all of DPK’s high-value deliverables.
James graduated from the New Jersey Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Surveying Engineering Technology and received licensure as a professional land surveyor in the states of New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
James is a member of the New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors, New York State Association for Professional Land Surveyors, and the National Society of Professional Surveyors. He is also a member in the Environmental Business Council, the Licensed Site Remediation Professionals Association and the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists.
James is a family man. He enjoys spending time with his wife and children, whether it’s traveling, golfing, playing darts, bowling, or attending all types of sporting events.
Raymond Hyman, Chief Operating Officer
Ray is DPK’s Chief Operating Officer. He is new to the Land Surveying industry but brings years of leadership and operational experience to the leadership team. His commitment to and expertise in the development of curriculum and professional development will keep DPK staff ready and able to provide “Service Without Boundaries” on all fronts.
As COO, Ray’s focus on operational and organizational culture will ensure that DPK is able to meet every customer’s needs.
DPK’s internal focus is all about continuous operational improvement that ultimately benefits our customers greatly. Ray is here to ensure that happens. Under Ray’s leadership, employees assess the specific skills and knowledge they currently possess via a skill matrix built from current curriculum. This information is used to create company-wide training opportunities for all job roles. This process verifies that all DPK staff members are well-prepared to successfully meet the requirements and challenges of each and every job.
As part of DPK’s on-going systemic assessment and strategic planning, we have identified ways to improve company-wide communications, both internally and with our customers. This not only includes communication of daily updates from employees to project managers and scheduling personnel, but also fosters and enhances the collegial culture that exists at DPK. This has enabled DPK to more consistently meet project deadlines, increase communication with our customers, improve our level of service, and be more proactive in meeting the individual needs of every customer.
Ray has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education with a concentration in classical guitar and voice from New Jersey City University and two Masters Degrees from Columbia University in Organizational Leadership and Curriculum, Teaching and School Leadership.
Most recently, Ray was the Director of Operations for 9 years at a #1 rated Mid-tier Point of Sale and Ecommerce company in New York. He also spent over 25 years teaching music at the secondary school level and working as a principal and superintendent. He has also taught at the graduate level as an adjunct instructor at several colleges and universities.
Ray and his wife have four grown children and he enjoys fly fishing, painting and playing his guitar.
Steven D. Parent, P.L.S. VP, Business Development
Steve is an industry veteran who enjoys managing all aspects of sales and marketing. As a New Jersey Licensed Professional Land Surveyor himself, Steve brings a wealth of experience to team. Clients count on Steve to provide guidance on complex projects as well as accurate and cost-effective solutions.
Steve is a member of the New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors, the Environmental Business Council, the Licensed Site Remediation Professionals Association and the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists.
Steve spent 35 years in the Land Surveying industry. He held positions as Chief of Surveys and General Manager at consulting, engineering and surveying firms across New Jersey.
Steve is an avid sports enthusiast. Growing up in the New England region, Steve is naturally an all Boston team’s fan. He’s had a good decade as Boston teams have won 13 world championships in the past 9 years! Even Yankee fans can appreciate that. Steve enjoys spending time with his family at their beach house in Delaware and playing golf with colleagues and friends.