Joseph R. Loring & Associates, Inc.(New York) has completed the first stage of a multi-year ownership and management transition plan. Under terms of the agreement, Ronald W. Mineo, P.E., company president; and Barry L. Maltz, P.E., vice chairman, will acquire ownership interested now held by founder Joseph R. Loring, P.E. Loring will continue as chairman and ceo, based in the firm’s Washington office.