Ellers, Oakley, Chester & Rike, Inc. (EOCR), a full-service consulting engineering firm and subsidiary of Smith Seckman Reid, Inc., has hired Sam Leimer as structural engineer. Leimer's primary responsibility will involve drafting and supporting the structural design team.

Prior to joining EOCR, he served as naval architect for Guarino & Cox, LLC, a naval architecture consulting and design firm in Mandeville, LA. Previously, he was an intern for Tidewater Marine in New Orleans. Leimer is a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. He received a bachelor's degree in naval architecture and marine engineering from the University of New Orleans.