August 2008 Virginia Engineers on the Move
S. Ted Oyama, who holds the Fred W. Bull Professorship of Chemical Engineering at Virginia Tech, has received a Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander Humboldt Foundation of Germany. Prof. Oyama, who came to Virginia Tech in 1993, is considered to be a world leader in research in heterogeneous catalysis and inorganic membranes. He has published extensively in the synthesis and characterization of these materials. His discoveries have led to 10 composition-of-matter patents and license agreements to various companies. He currently works in three areas of importance to environmental problems: the use of strong oxidants for pollutant remediation and the synthesis of high-value products; the development of novel catalysts for the upgrading of petroleum resources; and the development of advanced membranes for the selective separation of gases. As a Humboldt Award recipient, Prof. Oyama is invited to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany.
Mark McNamee, Virginia Tech senior vice president and provost has announced that Roop Mahajan, the James S. Tucker Professor of Engineering at Virginia Tech, has been named director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Medical Research Institute. Mr. McNamee also announced that Dennis Dean, the Stroobants Professor of Biotechnology at Virginia Tech, will be associate director. Dr. Mahajan will continue to serve as the director of Virginia Tech’s Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science. Dr. Dean will continue as the director of the Fralin Life Science Institute. Dr. Mahajan is an American Society of Mechanical Engineers fellow and has earned numerous recognitions for his educational leadership and research achievements. Dr. Mahajan received his Ph.D. from Cornell University and his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, India. Dr. Dean is also an internationally known researcher. He received his bachelor’s degree from Wabash College and a Ph.D. from Purdue University, and he was a National Institute of Health postdoctoral fellow in the Institute for Enzyme Research at the University of Wisconsin.
Clark Nexsen is pleased to announce that the firm has named the following new Associates:
Christopher H. Born, P.E., LEED® AP is the Director of Fire Protection with 21 years of experience in the design of buildings and fire protection systems. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in 17 states and has been instrumental in the design and construction of many types of facilities including office buildings, hospitals, dormitories, aircraft hangars, repair facilities, convention/conference centers, and hotels. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland where he received his B.S. degree in Fire Protection Engineering, and a graduate of Old Dominion University where he earned his Masters in Engineering Management.
Kathryn B. Brown, P.E., PTOE is a civil engineer. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2001 with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. Mrs. Brown is a licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia and North Carolina, and is a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE). She is very active in VASITE and has served on the Continuing Education Committee since 2006 and recently became the chairperson of the Committee. Since joining Clark Nexsen in 2003, Mrs. Brown has helped to grow a traffic specialty within the firm, and currently leads the traffic department for the Norfolk office.
Thomas Dalton, ASLA, CLA is the Director of Landscape Architecture and is responsible for overseeing the development of commercial, municipal, federal and higher education projects. A graduate of the University of Maryland, Mr. Dalton has over 14 years of diverse experience in master planning, design development and construction document preparation with an emphasis on aesthetic and practical sustainable design.
Susan A. Drew, CID, IIDA, LEED® AP is the Director of Interiors at Clark Nexsen with over 20 years of design experience. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech, where she received a B.S. degree in Housing, Interior Design, and Resource Management. Ms. Drew is a certified Interior Designer in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and holds a National Certification for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) designation.
W. Andrew Duncan, P.E. has over 7 years of experience in the design of public, private and commercial projects. Mr. Duncan is currently the Director of PCS in the Norfolk office.
Mark A. Elder, P.E. has B.S. and Master’s degrees in Engineering, and more than 30 years of experience in mechanical design and analysis. His background includes experience as a Federal employee, project manager for a large architectural/engineering firm, and owner and operator of his own consulting engineering firm.
Jonathan L. Dover, P.E. has over 23 years experience as a senior mechanical engineer, including mechanical systems design, cost estimating and preparation of specifications on projects. Mr. Dover is a graduate of Old Dominion University, where he received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, and a Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering.
Rose A. Moser, AIA is a graduate of Virginia Tech University where she received a Bachelor of Architecture. Since joining Clark Nexsen in 2004, she has worked on a broad range of projects, which includes office renovations, higher education buildings and embassy security upgrades.
Robert E. Kuhns, AICP was Clark Nexsen’s first certified planner (AICP) and has over 30 years of experience in local and state transportation project planning and design. In the early part of his career, Mr. Kuhns devoted 20 years in the public sector including senior level transportation positions.
Stuart P. Patterson, P.E. has experience working for private communications companies. He has a range of experience that includes the analysis of drainage structures and storm water management facilities, verifying compliance with the Chesapeake Bay Preservations Act, confirming adequate erosion and sediment control measures.
Clark Nexsen has also announced that Richard A. Clark, Jr., P.E. joins the firm as a Civil Engineer. A graduate of Old Dominion University, Mr. Clark has over 12 years of experience in the design and management of public, private and commercial land development projects. He started his civil design experience working on land development projects followed by project management responsibilities for municipal capital improvement projects, traffic engineering and land development plan review.
The firm also announced other staff additions: Jeffrey M. Loinette is senior architect; Christopher W. Jobe is a structural engineer; and James E. Cobb IV is an architectural intern.
Clark Nexsen is also pleased to announce that Chad F. Poultney, P.E. has been named one of the Principals in Charge for the firm. Mr. Poultney is a structural engineer with a strong background in construction, design, structure inspection, structure rehabilitation, and project management. His previous experience as a general contractor, coupled with his experience in the professional design arena enhances his ability to operate on a construction project with vast knowledge of construction processes. Mr. Poultney is a 1995 graduate of the University of Delaware with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. He has been a member of VSPE since 1996 and the National Engineering Design Challenge Chairman since 2000.
William H. Bushman joins Anderson & Associates, Inc. as Vice President of Transportation, following a successful 37-year career with the Virginia Department of Transportation where he has held a variety of positions including Planning Engineer, Resident Engineer, and Research Scientist. Mr. Bushman has acted as a leader in carrying out the Department’s mission, and working with local governments in Virginia to achieve their transportation goals and objectives. He received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia and his M.E. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia.
Anderson & Associates, Inc. would like to congratulate the following staff: Dennis Amos, P.E. on his promotion to Project Manager; Alan Schuetz and Rick Howard for earning their Virginia Professional Engineer (PE) Licensure; and Keli Ratcliffe on passing her Certified Professional Services Marketer Exam (CPSM). The firm would also like to welcome Chris Armstrong as Blacksburg Design Technician.
MMM Design Group is proud to announce that H. Dexter Casterlow, P.E., Christopher G. McKnight, P.E., and Karen M. Califano, CID, have been named Associates in the firm.
Mr. Casterlow has both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Civil Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, NC. He has 10 years of experience in structural design, safety inspections and project management. He is also an adjunct professor in Hampton University’s Department of Architecture.
Mr. McKnight has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Old Dominion University, and has 10 years of experience in planning, design and construction administration. His experience includes both public and private sector work in stormwater, site development, utility projects and airport facilities.
Ms. Califano has a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from the University of Maryland, and has nearly 20 years of experience in planning, design and construction administration. Her experience encompasses a broad range of projects including commercial office planning, medical/health care institutional, judicial, and governmental.
2rw Consultants, Inc. is pleased to announce the recent addition of Jim Kueck to the staff as Senior Project Engineer. Mr. Kueck brings to the company 30 years of experience in energy improvements of occupied private and public facilities. A Certified GeoExchange Designer (CGD), Mr. Kueck owned and operated mechanical contracting businesses in Wyoming and Colorado and has worked for national firms such as Trane and Honeywell developing energy savings performance contracts in federal facilities. Mr. Kueck also will be providing technical support on energy system projects and designs for 2rw.
Dewberry has recently announced several promotions of senior staff:
Timothy C. McCormick, P.E. has been named senior vice president. A member of Dewberry’s hazard engineering group, Mr. McCormick has over 24 years of industry experience and is in charge of providing services to the firm’s governmental clients in the areas of water resources engineering, floodplain mapping, hazard mitigation planning, hurricane preparedness, geographic information systems, and applications development.
Robert M. Shepp, PS, a land surveyor with Dewberry’s Ranson, W.Va., office, has been named senior vice president. Mr. Shepp has nearly 37 years’ experience in surveying and project management. He is involved in a variety of firm wide focus groups including the survey group, VRS user’s group, and the land development group. He has also recently been appointed to the Post Mine Land Use Re-development Group by the governor of West Virginia.
Theodore C. Van Kirk, P.E., manager of Dewberry’s disaster and mitigation services group which is part of the firm’s federal programs division, has been promoted to senior vice president. Mr. Van Kirk has 28 years of national experience encompassing a full range of FEMA mitigation, hazard identification, floodmapping, and disaster assistance programs. He is a FEMA-certified Train-the-Trainer and serves as an instructor for multiple FEMA training courses for the Mitigation and Disaster Assistance Directorates. He is a member of the steering committee for the disaster roundtable of the National Academy of Sciences and served on the American Society of Civil Engineers standards committee that developed ASCE 24-98 or Flood Resistant Design and Construction.
Timothy C. Culleiton, P.E., has been named associate vice president. A senior civil engineer, Mr. Culleiton has been with Dewberry for over 23 years. He has extensive experience in civil engineering, primarily as a manager of large site development projects involving multi-discipline services.
Grant M. Smith, PE, CFM, a water resources engineer and department manager has been named associate vice president. He has nearly 36 years of executive management experience, with proven ability in quality management, engineering management, and resource management.
Joanne M. Cheok, PE, a senior engineer in Dewberry’s Frederick, Md., office has been named senior associate. Ms. Cheok has 28 years of experience with Dewberry as a civil engineer. She has worked extensively in the areas of water resources and land development engineering.
Steven K. Kuntz, P.E., a transportation engineer with Dewberry’s Fairfax office, has been named senior associate. Mr. Kuntz has more than nine years of experience in the civil engineering field, concentrating primarily on major transportation design projects.
Jason R. McNamara, a senior project manager in Dewberry’s disaster and mitigation services group, has been named senior associate. Mr. McNamara has 17 years of experience in the fields of homeland security and emergency management prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery. He serves as Dewberry’s director of emergency management, responsible for support to Fairfax County, Va., Montgomery County, Md., Manassas Park, Va., and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments for a variety of emergency planning, training, and exercise services.
Marc A. Mezzanotte, PE, a civil engineer with Dewberry’s Frederick, Md., office, has been promoted to senior associate. He has over 20 years of experience in civil engineering, specializing in land design and consulting for private developers and townships.
C. Peter Okafor, PE, a civil engineer and senior project manager with Dewberry’s Gaithersburg, Md., office, has been named a senior associate. He has nearly twenty years of experience in the design, construction, and management of the civil and site engineering design for a wide variety of commercial, retail, residential, mixed-use, and transportation projects.
Lynn C. Russell, FSO, department manager of Dewberry’s geographic information systems productions group, has been named senior associate. Mr. Russell has more than 27 years’ experience in both the digital and manual cartographic production processes. He is currently the project manager of multiple contracts with the U.S. National Park Service and the task manager for flood plain mapping contracts.
Alejandro Villegas, MCSE, of Dewberry’s Lanham, Md., office, has been named senior associate. A project manager, Mr. Villegas has 7 years of experience in the industry.
Kenneth R. Davis, PE, a department manager with Dewberry’s Baltimore, Md., office, has been named associate. He joined Dewberry in 2007 with over 10 years of experience as a civil engineer.
Chris DePascale, P.E., a senior civil engineer in the Fairfax office, has been named associate. Mr. DePascale has over 10 years of experience in permitting and civil engineering design for institutional, commercial, telecommunication, and residential land development projects.
Brian J. Mayfield, CP, GISP, GLS, a senior project manager with Dewberry’s geospatial group, has been named an associate. Mr. Mayfield has 12 years of experience in the fields of photogrammetry, remote sensing and GIS.
David L. Taylor, Jr., RLA, a landscape architect with Dewberry’s Baltimore, Md., office, has been named associate. He is a veteran developer, homebuilder and professional consultant with 15 years of experience in a variety of land development and planning positions.
Dewberry has also announced that David S. Maxwell has recently been promoted to vice president at the firm.
Peter O’Hara, P.E., Senior Vice President, and Janis Asare-Bediako, Project Manager, of Engineering Consulting Services, Mid-Atlantic, LLC, have joined the distinguished list of The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Accredited Professionals.
Hankins and Anderson, Inc., announces the following new employees:
Kathryn Hallett has joined the Administration Department. Ms. Hallett was formerly with Xerox.
James R. Watson, PMP has joined the Construction Administration Department as a Contracts Administrator. Mr. Watson was formerly with Wallace Pledger, PLLC.
James Pontius has joined the Civil Department as a Civil Engineer. Mr. Pontius is a recent graduate from Virginia Military Institute.
Hankins and Anderson, Inc., also announces the following staff promotions:
Larry J. Willis, P.E., has been promoted to Vice President and Director of Government Programs. Mr. Willis has been with the firm for 20 years. He holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University and earned his M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Houston. He is a registered professional engineer and has been instrumental in the development of the Government Programs market for the firm.
Steven Pearson, AIA has been promoted to Vice President, Military Programs. A graduate of Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Mr. Pearson has been with the firm over a year and has been working in the federal government design and construction community for over 25 years, recently completed a professional certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP).
Robert McAtee, P.E., CEM,LEED® AP, CxA has been promoted to Senior Associate. Mr. McAtee has been with the firm’s Mechanical Department for five years.
Robert D. Connifey, P.E., LEED® AP has been promoted to Senior Associate. He has been with the firm’s Civil Department for 14 years.
Patrick N. Harrigal, P.E. has been promoted to Senior Associate. Mr. Harrigal has been with the firm’s Mechanical Department for five years.
Lisa Bilski has been promoted to Associate. Ms. Bilski received a B.A. degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master of Arts from Indiana University. She has recently earned her Diploma in Accounting from Strayer University and will sit for the CPA exam in the fall. Ms. Bilski has been with the firm for nine years.
Patrick Markley, P.E., RCDD, LEED® AP has been promoted to Associate. Mr. Markley has been with the firm’s Electrical Department for four years and holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University. His technical competency covers the spectrum of electrical engineering from medium voltage generation, distribution and control to low voltage telecommunications systems.
Ralph P. Mooz, Jr., P.E., RCDD, LEED® AP has been promoted to Associate. Mr. Mooz has been with Hankins and Anderson over five years and is a graduate of University of Virginia, where he obtained a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1990. Mr. Mooz also received a M.S. degree in Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2000.
Hurd & Obenchain, Inc. has recently announced that their Roanoke Electrical Department Head, Benjie Linkous, P.E., has achieved certification as LEED® Accredited Professional. He has been with the firm since 2000 and graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2000.
Wiley & Wilson, Inc. is pleased to make the following staff announcements. Jacob B. Fauber, E.I.T. was promoted to Engineer-in-Training 3 in the Mechanical Engineering Department. He holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Military Institute.
Jacqueline E. Miller, E.I.T. joined Wiley & Wilson as an Engineer-in-Training 1 in the Structural Engineering Department. She received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Kansas University and a M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia.
Jacqueline W. Rosser, E.I.T. joined Wiley & Wilson as an Engineer-in-Training 1 in the Structural Engineering Department. She received her B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia.
Lucinda T. Cordo, AIA joined Wiley & Wilson as a Senior Architect in the Architectural Department. She received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Tennessee.
Clough, Harbour & Associates has recently announced that Elizabeth Kricorian has been promoted to assistant project engineer III and Jermaine T. Jackson is a project engineer IV.
New officers on the board of directors for the American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia (ACECV) are president Steven G. Roberts with Bowman Foster & Associates; president-elect Cindy Allen with DJG Inc.; vice president western Donald J. Sipher with Froehling & Robertson Inc.; vice president eastern James W. Long with Collins Engineers Inc.; vice president at large Gary A. Weishaar with Royer Malcolm Pirnie; vice president central Raymond A. DeStephen with Schnabel Engineering Inc.; secretary Benjamin A. Lilly with Hankins and Anderson Inc.; and treasurer Michael W. Allen with Allen Associates. John M. Mann of Mann & Associates remains on the board.
Charles M. Vinores is a structural engineer at Stroud, Pence & Associates.
Sam Stocks has been promoted to vice president with KBS.
Ron Wolfe is an associate with HKS.
Formed in 1990, the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (CVWMA) is a public service authority that implements solid waste management and recycling programs for local jurisdictions including: Ashland; Charles City; Chesterfield; Colonial Heights; Goochland; Hanover, Henrico; Hopewell; New Kent; Petersburg; Powhatan; Prince George; and the City of Richmond. New officers for the board of directors of the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority are: chair, Marcia R. Phillips; vice chair, Gentry Bell; secretary, Elliot Danburg; treasurer, William G. Kuthy; director, Mark Kukowski; and immediate past chair, Marcia E. Kelley.##