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August 2013 Virginia Engineers On The Move

Clark Nexsen has recently announced the recent addition of John A. Stuart, P.E., as Transportation Department Head in the Richmond office. He has experience in railroad design and roadway and utility construction and also has four years of management and leadership experience in the U.S. Army. Mr. Stuart holds a MBA degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Military Institute.
Clark Nexsen has also announced that Scott Christopher, P.E., LC, LEED AP, Senior Electrical Engineer in their Norfolk office, recently earned the Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) credential. He is a Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer with 18 years of experience in the design and management of municipal, state and federal projects. Mr. Christopher received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech.
John A. Stuart Scott Christopher

Neal T. Wright, P.E., PMP, FSAME, FASC, Dewberry vice president and director of DOD business development, was recently awarded the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) President’s Medal at the society’s annual conference in San Diego. The award was presented to Mr. Wright in recognition of his outstanding leadership and accomplishments with the organization at the national, regional, and local levels. Based in Dewberry’s Virginia Beach office, Mr. Wright oversees the firm’s national initiatives for delivering consulting services to the U.S. Department of Defense. He has more than 35 years of experience and has also served as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and as chief engineer for a major commercial port. Mr. Wright holds a M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University and a B.S. degree in Environmental Planning from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Dewberry welcomes G. Scott Funk, P.E., as senior project manager in the firm’s Virginia Beach office. His new responsibilities will include managing and designing water/wastewater projects and expanding the firm’s water/wastewater services into the Hampton Roads market. Prior to joining Dewberry, Mr. Funk served the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) as a task order/project manager for its Utility Relocation Program. Mr. Funk has 15 years of engineering experience primarily involving the inspection, evaluation, design, and rehabilitation of water/ wastewater collection system infrastructure. He earned a B.S. degree in Environmental Engineering and a M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia.
Neal T. Wright G. Scott Funk

Pennoni Associates has announced that Tony Bartolomeo, P.E., President and CEO, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Mr. Bartolomeo also serves as chair of ASCE’s Industry Leaders Council. A Civil Engineering graduate of the University of Pennsylvaniae, he has more than 35 years of experience in environmental engineering, coupled with broad experience in the relationship development among the federal, state and local government levels.
Tony Bartolomeo

MBP is pleased to announce the promotion of Julie Detwiler, CPP, SPHR to Vice President. Joining the firm in 2003, Ms. Detwiler has been a part of the Corporate Human Resources team, most recently serving as Director. She graduated from Strayer University with a degree in Business Administration.

Wiley|Wilson President and COO Tim Groover, earning his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech, is a 2013 inductee into the Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni at Virginia Tech. One of seven individuals selected for this honor, he was recognized during the Fifteenth Annual Alumni Achievement Awards Banquet and Induction Ceremony. Mr. Groover was also elected President of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Virginia for 2013- 2014.
Tim Groover

David S. Clark, P.E. has joined Speight, Marshall & Francis, P.C., as Structural Engineer. Mr. Clark earned a B.S. degree with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia. He is proficient in Autodesk Revit Structure as well as AutoCAD.
David S. Clark

Benjamin Standish, P.E., has been named a Senior Project Manager at Primary Integration (PI). Working from PI’s McLean office, Mr. Standish further expands PI’s state-of-the-art power and energy capabilities. With over 16 years of experience in the electric power engineering and construction industry, he has managed large, complex projects for federal agencies, universities and utility companies. Previously serving as Senior Chief Design Engineer at a Maryland engineering firm, he holds a master of systems engineering degree from the University of Maryland, and a BSEE degree from Western Michigan University.
Ben Standish

Padma Rajagopalan, the Robert H. Hord Faculty Fellow and associate professor of chemical engineering at Virginia Tech, has accepted an invitation from the Center for Scientific Review at the National Institutes of Health to serve as a member of the Biomaterials and Biointerfaces study section. In this role, Rajagopalan will review grant proposals made to the NIH Biomaterials and Biointerfaces study section and make recommendations for funding.
Rajagopalan received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and her Ph.D. from Brown University. Rajagopalan’s research focus is on biomaterials, cell and tissue engineering.
Padma Rajagopalan

The International Code Council Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Dominic Sims, CBO, has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Sims, who previously held positions as interim CEO and Chief Operating Officer, continues to serve with the full support and confidence of the ICC Board. Sims is a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University and is a past recipient of the William J. Tangye Award.
Dominic Sims


In Memoriam

Edgar A. Kovner, a pioneering engineering technology professor at Old Dominion University, whose endowed scholarship has aided hundreds of students, died June 11, 2013, in Tamarac, Fla. He was 94.
Kovner, a dean of the school’s old Technical Institute and later a professor of mechanical engineering technology in the College of Engineering and Technology, taught 43 years at ODU, starting part time in 1943. He retired with the title of professor emeritus.
Edgar A. Kovner

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