Henderson Engineers (Lenexa, Kan.) named Paul Villotti, P.E. as its new director of life Safety on Wednesday. Villotti, a recognized expert in fire protection and life safety, will work at Henderson’s headquarters in Kansas City.

Villotti will be part of Henderson’s fire and life safety team, which includes 39 fire protection engineers, code consultants, former firefighters and life safety specialists. He previously spent 30 years with Kansas City-based FP&C Consultants Inc., where he retired as vice president earlier this year.

With more than 35 years of experience, Villotti has spent his career helping venue managers, operators and facility owners resolve building and fire code issues, obtain building permits, coordinate with fire marshals, and resolve code issues by providing technical justification for code equivalencies and variances.

A registered professional engineer in 23 states and the Province of Alberta, Canada, Villotti has broad experience in all types of assembly venues. He is a member of the National Fire Protection Association, Society of Fire Protection Engineers and International Association of Venue Managers . Villotti is a Certified Firefighter II in Colorado. Villotti has taught code classes for the American Institute of Architects and IAVM facility managers.