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July 2004 Virginia Engineers on the Move · Jul 1st

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB), has announced the promotion of Chris W. Frye to associate. Mr. Frye is a coastal/environmental scientist in VHB’s Williamsburg office with more than 16 years of experience in the permitting and design of shoreline protection projects. In addition, he has provided private-and public-sector clients permitting, design, construction, and post-construction oversight services for non-tidal wetland projects. Mr. Frye earned a Master’s degree in Geological Oceanography from Old Dominion University, and earned his bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University.

AES Consulting Engineers has announced that Tavia White has joined the firm as a Designer. Ms. White brings over five years of drafting design experience to the firm and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Penn State University. Ms. White was formerly with Dunlap and Spriggs Engineers, P.C..

Brent Huss, P.E., has joined Dewberry’s Danville office as a project engineer specializing in land development design. He brings nine years experience to the firm in the design of both residential and institutional property ranging from 10-to 400-acres in size. Mr. Huss is a graduate of the University of North Carolina with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.
William G. (Bill) Massey, a former hurricane program manager for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has also joined Dewberry. Mr. Massey will serve as director of hurricane and emergency management programs. As FEMA’s National Technical Expert for the Hurricane Program, Mr. Massey developed and implemented new and innovative program activities in hurricane-prone areas in the agency’s Region IV, which encompasses the southeastern United States. Mr. Massey was the chief architect of HURREVAC, an internationally used computer hurricane tracking and decision assistance tool that enables government decision-makers to create and follow hurricane emergency planning strategies. During his 25-year career with FEMA, he also authored numerous publications, manuals, and multimedia instructional tools for hurricane-related education and preparedness. A Vietnam veteran, he earned a BBA from the University of Georgia. Dewberry has worked continuously with FEMA for 30 years.

Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern, Inc. (HSMM), recently announced the addition of J. Todd Whitesell to the professional staff in firm’s Virginia Beach office. Mr. Whitesell, a graduate of Old Dominion University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, has joined the firm as a mechanical engineer.
John Otterbourg, III, has joined the Virginia Beach office of HSMM as construction administration department head. With extensive experience in all phases of construction, Mr. Otterbourg will be responsible for managing new construction and renovation projects, and serving as advisor to project representatives. A graduate of the University of Southern Illinois with a Bachelor ‘s degree in Education, Training, and Development, he has directed comprehensive corrective and preventative maintenance programs, successfully implemented new programs, and effectively managed projects within budget. He brings a broad range of knowledge of regulatory guidelines such as building healthcare facilities and fire codes, as well as OSHA and JCAHO surveys from his background in major healthcare facilities.
Bruce N. Grulke, NCARB, AIA, has joined the Virginia Beach office of HSMM as a senior architect. Mr. Grulke brings over 25 years of professional experience in housing, higher education, and commercial buildings to HSMM and will be responsible for programming, design, and condition assessment for major projects. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University. He has served as a professor in the architecture departments of several colleges and universities, namely Mississippi State University, South Dakota State University, and most notably and recently the highly regarded Savannah College of Art & Design in Georgia. Mr. Grulke has received numerous awards including honors from the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, as well as the American Institute of Architecture/Georgia for environmentally sustainable design.

Power Equipment Company announced the recent appointment of Keith O’Connell to an Outside Sales position. In his new role, Mr. O’Connell will be responsible for Industrial Combustion sales and other product lines represented by the company.
He was most recently Regional Sales Manager for Invensys Controls. Previously, he was associated with several manufacturers’ representatives in and also spent several years with Carrier Corporation as an area representative.

Timmons Group is pleased to announce an expansion to its staff. The Richmond-based civil engineering firm is growing rapidly with plans to increase its workforce by nearly 20% over the next twelve months as it strives to become the leader in providing professional engineering, planning, surveying and technology services throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
Heath Lyle has been named Project Engineer for the Site Development Sector. Mr. Lyle comes to Timmons Group with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University. He currently holds his Engineer in Training registration in Iowa.
Nathan Varnier is the newest Environmental Scientist within Timmons Group’s growing Environmental Group. Mr. Varnier brings two years experience to the firm and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from Virginia Tech.
Brian Walker has joined Timmons Group’s Residential Group as a Project Engineer and brings with him five years experience. Mr. Walker graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology and from J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College with an Associate’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
John Combs has been named Project Engineer in Timmons Group’s Water/Waste Water Group. Mr. Combs is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University; he will graduate in December 2004. Mr. Combs brings three years experience to the firm and is currently registered as an Engineer in Training.
Bill Stagg has joined Timmons Group’s Transportation Group as a Project Engineer and brings with him three years experience in the area. Mr. Stagg has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Military Institute and is registered as an Engineer in Training.
Dustin Foster has been named a Project Engineer in Timmons Group’s Commercial Group and comes to the company with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Mr. Foster is registered as an Engineer in Training.

HDH Associates, P.C. a full service Architectural/Engineering firm in Christiansburg, VA, is proud to announce that Project Manager and Associate of the firm, David C. Liebal, recently passed the Virginia Professional Engineer licensing exam. His specialization is in Mechanical Engineering. He also recently achieved the highly respected designation of Registered Roof Consultant by passing an exam provided by the international organization, Roof Consultants Institute. Mr. Liebal has been with HDH for three and a half years and was formerly, following his graduation from Virginia Tcech, associated for approximately five years. Prior to his most recent employment with the firm, Mr. Liebal worked in the public university sector in facilities management and in the private sector as facilities director at a National Trust Historic site.

Wiley & Wilson has announced two recent additions to its Engineering and Survey Departments.
James J. Lewis, Jr., P.E., L.S., has joined the firm as Manager of Survey Crews/Project Engineer. Mr. Lewis holds a B.S. degree in Engineering Technology with a Construction Option from East Tennessee State University. He also earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee.
Derrick A. Coley has joined the firm as a Senior Designer in the Mechanical Engineering Department. He attended Central Virginia Community College, and will be focusing primarily on HVAC and piping design for industrial projects.

Ted Cassidy, P.E., P.H., Senior Engineer at Marshall Miller & Associates, Inc. (MM&A) holds one of only two nationally recognized Professional Hydrologist Licenses in the State of West Virginia. The license, issued by the American Institute of Hydrology, certifies Mr. Cassidy in matters related to surface water hydrology. Mr. Cassidy’s experience and credentials qualify him as an expert witness in legal cases involving surface water issues, such as flooding. Mr. Cassidy supervises MM&A’s civil design department in Bluefield, VA. Before joining MM&A, he was Senior Water Resources Engineer for a major engineering firm located in Raleigh, NC.

Ralph Whitehead Associates Inc. recently announced that John S. Buffington has joined the firm as a design engineer.

Anderson & Associates would like to welcome to their Blacksburg office David Inman as Project Engineer, Valerie Beelman as Marketing Assistant, and Renee Webb and Sharrika Davis as Office Assistants. The firm also announced the addition of David Rosser to their Greensboro office as Survey Technician.

Haydn N. Wadley has been named the 2004 Edlich-Henderson Inventor of the Year by the University of Virginia Patent Foundation. He is with the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Mr. Wadley has 25 patent applications in varying stages of approval at the U.S. Patent Office.

Facility Engineering Associates, P.C. (FEA), recently announced the selection of Bernard “Bernie” G. Dennis, Jr., to the position of Transportation and Infrastructure Market Segment Leader. In his new role, Mr. Dennis will manage Transportation and Infrastructure projects and will lead FEA in developing products and services aligned with the needs of customers in this market. He joins FEA from Delon Hampton & Associates, and has over 30 years of civil/ structural engineering and program management experience across the United States.

Thompson & Litton has announced that one of the firm’s Construction Administrators, Tony Kennedy, recently passed the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Construction Document Technology Exam. Mr. Kennedy, with nine years experience at Thompson & Litton, works out of the firm’s Radford office. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Building Construction from Virginia Tech in 1991.

Clark•Nexsen Architecture and Engineering, an award-winning design firm headquartered in Norfolk, VA, announces the promotion of five of their top employees. David A. Bradshaw, P.E., Ronnie W. Rouse, P.E., and Danny E. Walker, AIA were all appointed Principals. Robert B. Cummings, II, P.E., was appointed Vice President. Scott P. Schwerin, P.E., was promoted to Director of Electrical Engineering.
Mr. Bradshaw, has over 18 years of professional experience in design and project management of transportation engineering including major roadway and storm drainage projects. His experience also includes utility designs/relocations and civil engineering projects for the Federal Government and the U.S. Department of Defense. He is a 1986 graduate of Old Dominion University with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. Mr. Bradshaw is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia, North Carolina, and Ohio. He is also a member of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers (VSPE), the Virginia Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (VASITE), and the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE).
Mr. Rouse, has over 24 years of professional experience in civil and construction engineering, with five of those years as a civil engineer with the Atlantic Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command and the United States Army Corps of Engineers. He is a 1980 graduate of Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. Mr. Rouse is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, and Washington, DC. He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), the Professional Construction Estimators Association (PCEA), and the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Since December 1982, he has served as a United States Naval Officer in the Civil Engineer Corps (Reserves).
Mr. Walker, has over 27 years of professional experience as project manager/project architect on a variety of government and private contracts. His project experience with the U.S.
Department of Defense is extensive and covers many building types including offices, classrooms, teleconference, computer, commissaries, exchanges, clinic, training facilities, recreational, and maintenance facilities. In his new position with Clark•Nexsen, Mr. Walker will serve as a Design Team Principal-in-Charge. He is a 1985 graduate of Hampton University with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. A Registered Architect in Virginia, Maryland, Georgia, New Mexico, and Washington, DC, and a NCARB Certificate Holder, Mr. Walker has a long-standing relationship with the law enforcement community and currently holds the rank of Sergeant with the Portsmouth Police Department Auxiliary. He has past experience in many different capacities including a Uniformed Patrol Officer and an Investigator for both the Special Victim’s and Homicide Squads.
Mr. Cummings, has over 16 years of professional experience in managing and designing multi-disciplined projects for both the public and private sectors.
He also has vast experience in construction operations for the federal government, local government, and private industry. His civil engineering background includes site work, utilities, storm water conveyance, airfield-related projects, and project management of numerous projects at private, local, state, and federal installations around the world. In his new position with Clark•Nexsen, he will be responsible for Corporate Business Development and Marketing. Mr. Cummings is a 1988 graduate of Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia and Maryland. Additionally, he is a member of The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), the Virginia Economic Developers Association (VEDA), and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Tidewater Chapter of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers (VSPE).
Mr. Schwerin, has over 14 years of extensive design experience with electrical substations and switchgear, power distribution systems, relay protection systems, lighting systems, UPS systems, communications systems, and process control systems. In his new position with Clark•Nexsen, Mr. Schwerin will be the Director of the Electrical Engineering Department. He is a 1991 graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and also holds a Master’s degree in Management of Technology from Georgia Tech. Mr. Schwerin is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. He is also a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE).

Hilemn DeShazo Construction, Inc., recently announced that Mandy Lenhart has joined the company as office manager.

Coastal/environmental scientist, Chris W. Frye, has recently been promoted to associate with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.

The National Science Board (NSB) has named Mary L. Good to receive the 2004 Vannevar Bush Award for her life-long contributions to science, engineering and technology, and for leadership throughout her multi-faceted career. The award is named for Vannevar Bush, a prominent science advisor to several presidents. The NSB is the policy body of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and advises the president and Congress on matters of U.S. science and engineering. Ms. Good, who currently serves as Dean of the Donaghey College of
Information Science and Systems Engineering at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, received her master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

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