April 2008 Virginia Engineers On The Move

Don Baird, professor of chemical engineering in Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering, is the 2008 recipient of the Jack Breslin Life Achievement Award from the Michigan State University Alumni Varsity Club.
Dr. Baird, who holds the Harry C. Wyatt Professorship of Chemical Engineering, has research interests in polymer processing and rheology, composite materials and processing, and polymeric materials and properties. He is a member of the Virginia Tech Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute. Dr. Baird received his B.S. degree in Chemical and Materials Engineering from Michigan State University in 1969 and his M.S. degree in Materials and Mechanics in 1971. In 1974, he received his doctorate in Engineering Science and Mechanics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Thompson & Litton (T&L) is pleased to announce that Chuck Forbes, has become a Certified Land Surveyor in the state of Virginia. Mr. Forbes is a 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech receiving a B.S. Degree in Forestry and brings 8 years of experience in the field of surveying. He has served T&L for three years as the Radford office Senior Survey Technician and received a Licensed Surveyor registration in 2007 from the Commonwealth of Virginia. His specific experience is in the following areas of concentration: Survey control, Topographical Surveys, Global Positioning Surveys, Roadway Surveys, Property Surveys, Boundary Surveys and Construction Staking. Mr. Forbes is also a member of The Virginia Association of Surveyors.
The Board of Directors of T&L is pleased to announce five new Associates of the firm. They are James Baker, Jennifer Dawson, Carl Gutschow, Sam Kiser and Charlotte Sacre.
James Baker, P.E. is a 1981 graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering and is located in the firm’s Wise office. Mr. Baker joined T&L in 2000 and has 26 years of experience in the design and construction of engineering projects. Since joining T&L, he has played a major role in the preliminary and final design of various water, wastewater, site and infrastructure development projects for multiple engineering and architectural projects.
Jennifer Dawson, P.E. is a 1995 graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. Ms. Dawson received her A.A.S. in Civil Engineering from Southwest Virginia Community College before attending Virginia Tech. She joined T&L in 1996. She is located in the firm’s Wise office where she serves as a Project Engineer and oversees all planning and development of design concepts and alternatives, and supervises design engineers and technicians who develop design details and construction documents.
Carl C. Gutschow, AIA, NCARB is located in the Bristol, TN office and is a 1976 graduate of Louisiana Tech University, where he received his B.A. in Architecture. Mr. Gutschow is a Design Supervisor for Thompson and Litton and a former project manager for the firm. He has over 32 years of experience in architectural management and design. Since joining T&L in 2002, Mr. Gutschow has played a major role in the development, planning, funding and design of new construction and renovation/adaptive reuse projects throughout the T&L service area.
Sam Kiser, PE, is a 1972 graduate of Vanderbilt University where he received a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering. He has over 30 years of experience in the management and design of engineering and architectural projects and serves as a Project Manager in the Bristol, TN office.
Charlotte Sacre has served as Director of Sales for T&L for 10 years. Mrs. Sacre received a B.S. degree cum laude in Education from the University of Georgia in 1971. In 1974, she received a Master of Arts degree in Education from Furman University and in 1995 she earned a postgraduate specialist degree in advanced graduate studies with an emphasis in administration, organizational management, and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Tech. Her responsibilities with the Business Development Department include marketing, sales, public relations, and business development tasks for the firm.
T&L is pleased to introduce the following new personnel.
The firm’s Clintwood office has welcomed:
Survey Technicians, Forrest Gilley, Ray Counts, Lucas Salyers; and CADD Technician, Christina Jones. Mr. Gilley, Mr. Counts, and Mr. Salyers serve as Rodman on the Clintwood Surveying Team. Ms. Jones is a 2006 graduate of Mountain Empire Community College where she received an Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Assisted Drafting and Design.
New faces at T&L’s Radford office include:
Survey Technician, Philip Sowers; Senior Architect, Darrell Gilmore, AIA; Construction Contract Administrator, Kim Fisher; Intern Architect, Holly Lebarre; Survey Technician, Nick Norman, E.I.T.; Design Engineer, Barry Anders; Survey Instrument II, Jason Jordon; Structural Engineer, Patricia Arav; Survey Technician, Richard Heldreth; Party Chief of Surveying, Michael Melton; and CADD Technician, Ryan Holcomb.
Welcome new additions to T&L’s Wise office staff are:
John Polly, Technician, is a 2002 graduate of the University of Virginia’s College at Wise with a B.S. degree in Computer Science as well as an Associates degree in Science from Southwest Virginia Community College in 1999.
Stacey Dotson, Technical Office Assistant, is also a graduate of the University of Virginia’s College at Wise with a B.A. degree in English Literature.
Robin Lee, P.E., Project Engineer, is a graduate of Bluefield State College with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering Technology and brings over 15 years experience as a structural engineer to his new position.
Tim Johns, P.E., Design Engineer, is a 1996 graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering.
Andrew Monk, Design Engineer, is also a Virginia Tech graduate earning his B.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2007.

Randall (Randy) A. Neuhaus, P.E., has been named President of S&ME, Inc. He joined the firm in 1988 to open S&ME’s office in Knoxville, Tenn. Mr. Neuhaus was named a vice president in 2000 and executive vice president in 2005. He has also been very active in professional organizations, serving in responsible positions in state and national engineering associations. Mr. Neuhaus earned his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Neuhaus succeeds John R. Browning, P.E., a 31-year S&ME veteran, who has been president the past seven years. Mr. Browning will remain CEO and chairman of S&ME’s Board of Directors until April.

EEE Consulting, Inc. has recently announced that Ryan Day has joined the Blacksburg office as Environmental Scientist. He was previously with Simon Associates; and Rhiannon Chandler has also joined the Blacksburg location as Environmental Scientist. She was previously with the Conservation Management Institute at Virginia Tech.

Anderson & Associates, Inc. would like to welcome Jared Wilson, LSIT, as Johnson City Design Technician; Stephen Taylor, as Johnson City Party Chief; Darryl Merchant, LS, as Middletown Assistant Survey Manager; and Michael Harris, as Blacksburg Design Technician.
The firm also congratulates Joe Parrish on his promotion to Blacksburg Environmental Project Manager.

Wiley & Wilson, Inc. is pleased to announce that Byron L. Cook, P.E. recently joined the Structural Engineering Department as a senior engineer. Mr. Cook focuses on structural design for federal, state and private projects. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech.

Draper Aden Associates is pleased to announce the addition of DeWayne A. Craddock, E.I.T. to the Site Planning and Engineering Team in the Hampton Roads office. Mr. Craddock has engineering experience as a project engineer for site design, stormwater management and public and private utility system design. He is a 2002 graduate of Old Dominion University with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering.
The firm also announced the addition of Gregory A. Brazeau, E.I.T. to the Site Planning and Engineering Team in the Blacksburg office. Mr. Brazeau brings seven years of engineering experience in site design for commercial and industrial facilities to the firm. He is a 2002 graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering.
Draper Aden Associates is also pleased to announce Susan A. Estes P.E. has earned her Professional License in Tennessee. Ms. Estes is a Project Engineer on the Solid Waste Team and earned her Professional License in Virginia in 2005. She earned a B.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Virginia Tech and a B.A. degree in Business Administration from Mary Baldwin College.
Jeffrey E. Smith, P.G., Senior Project Geologist of Draper Aden Associates spoke at the National Ground Water Association’s 2008 Ground Water Summit in Memphis, Tennesse. Mr. Smith presented “Karst Landfill Environmental Assessments In the Valley and Ridge Geologic Province of Tennessee and Virginia.” He has 20 years of experience managing geotechnical and hydrogeologic investigations at a variety of proposed, existing, and closed landfill sites in Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Mr. Smith has been with Draper Aden Associates for 16 years and has a B.S. in Geological Science from Virginia Tech.

Leigh M. Dicks, Executive Director of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers, has recently earned the Certified Association Executive designation from the American Society of Association Executives.

Groundwater & Environmental Services Inc., is pleased to announce the promotions of Erin Nugent as a project manager; and Melissa Orndorff as an associate geologist.

Froehling & Robertson Inc. has recently announced that Rommel Tamayo has joined the firm’s professional staff as an engineer.

Cubellis, a national, architecture, interior design and engineering services firm, is pleased to announce that Charles Garrison, RA, has joined the firm as Managing Principal, Architecture. In this capacity, he will add senior leadership to the Tysons Corner studio, with a focus on residential, retail and hospitality work in the Washington DC metro area.
Mr. Garrison joins Cubellis from Perkowitz + Ruth Architects, where he was Director, Eastern Region, responsible for regional office operations, including business development, oversight of project delivery and quality control, and financial, personnel, and administrative management.
Mr. Garrison holds a Master of Architecture Degree from Catholic University of America and a Bachelor’s Degree in from United States Naval Academy. He also served as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy. ##

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