December 2006 Virginia Engineers On The Move

Anderson & Associates, Inc. would like to congratulate Kimberly Rennick on passing her Landscape Architecture Registration Exams, and becoming licensed to practice Landscape Architecture as a CLA in the Commonwealth of Virginia; Chip Worley on being recognized as a Life Member at the Virginia Section American Water Works Association (AWWA) annual conference in October in observance of his 30 years of membership in AWWA and in service to the waterworks industry; Rick Howard for passing the LEED® exam and becoming a LEEDâ„¢ Certified Professional; and Patsy Shivers on her promotion to Tri-Cities Office Manager.
Anderson & Associates also welcomes new staff members Alyssa Mellon as Blacksburg Office Aide; Bonnie Webb as Blacksburg Office Aide; Joan White as Blacksburg Office Aide; Misty Robinson as Johnson City Design Technician; Scott Gross as Beckley Design Technician; Dale Lehnig as Middletown Project Manager; Jimmy White as Blacksburg Associate VP of Transportation; Stacie Castroas as Blacksburg Assistant Accounting Manager; and Donnetta Snider as Blacksburg GIS Marketing Assistant.

Bury+Partners-Virginia is pleased to welcome Timothy Johns, P.E. and Gary Hahn, P.W.S. to the team. Mr. Johns has ten years’ experience in stormwater management, wastewater collection design, grading and drainage. Previously he was a Project Engineer with Terra Development Services in McGaheysville, VA. Mr. Johns has a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech.
The firm also welcomes Gary Hahn, P.W.S to the team as the Environmental Services Manager. Mr. Hahn has twelve years’ experience in wetland monitoring and management, GIS analysis, project manager, training, public speaking and media initiatives. Before joining Bury, he was a Project Officer with the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency. He has a B.S. degree in Forestry from the University of Kentucky and a M.S. degree in Public Administration from Kentucky State University.
Bury+Partners-Virginia is pleased to welcome Jamil Ghannoum, P.E. to their team as a Project Manager. Mr. Ghannoum brings over fifteen years of experience in civil engineering design and project management. Previously he was a Senior Civil Engineer with Stafford County in Virginia.

Bowman Consulting recently announced that David Frankenfield has been promoted to Director of Surveys in their Winchester office.

Virginia A&E is pleased to announce that Wyatt Torrence has joined the firm as an Architectural Intern. Mr. Torrence is a graduate of Virginia Tech and is proficient in AutoCAD. He will assist with the design of roof replacements, building renovations and additions, inspections/assessments, feasibility studies, interior space planning and renovations, ADA compliance studies and upgrades, and new building design.
Elizabeth Barnes, AIA has recently joined the firm of Virginia A&E as Project Architect. Ms. Barnes is a Registered Architect with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). She has 20 years’ experience providing architectural design.

Wiley & Wilson, Inc. is pleased to make the following announcements:
Milton C. Ritchie, P.E. has joined the firm as a Senior Engineer in the Mechanical Engineering Department. Mr. Ritchie will focus on the design of central heating plants, steam distribution systems, utility master plans, industrial piping, and HVAC design. He received a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an M.B.A. degree from Shenandoah University.
Grant W. Thrower has joined the firm as a Graduate Architect in the Architectural Department. Mr. Thrower will focus on developing architectural designs and construction documents for a variety of building types. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech.
Brian W. Yannetti, E.I.T. has joined the firm as a Graduate Engineer in the Electrical Engineering Department. Mr. Yannetti will focus on electrical design of power, lighting, fire alarm and communications  systems. He received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Military Institute.
Wiley & Wilson, Inc. has also made the following announcements:
David A. Nardi, P.E., CEM, LEEDâ„¢ AP was recently promoted to Mechanical Engineering Department Manager. He will manage the mechanical engineering technical personnel in the Lynchburg Office in support of HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, and mechanical utilities/process design. Mr. Nardi received both a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Engineering Administration degree from Virginia Tech.
Kevin L. Patrick was recently promoted to Project Designer and IT Manager of the Alexandria Office. His duties include design and drawing preparation for mechanical HVAC and plumbing systems in addition to managing the office IT and CAD systems. Mr. Patrick attended Maryland Drafting Institute where he received a degree in Architectural and Engineering Technology.
John E. Reichardt, LEEDâ„¢ AP was recently promoted to Project Designer. He will be focusing on electrical systems design. Mr. Reichardt received an A.A. degree in Applied Science and Architecture from NOVA Community College and a Master of Divinity from Evangel Theological Seminary.
Wiley & Wilson has also announced that John C. Mayes is senior mechanical designer and David L. Quinn is now an electrical designer with the firm.

Hankins and Anderson, Inc., announces the following new employees:
Steven Sharp, formerly with Dunlap and Partners of Richmond, has joined the firm’s Electrical Department and Glenn Rose, a Plumbing Designer formerly with Dunlap and Partners of Richmond, has joined the firm’s Mechanical Department.

David E. Minor and Benjamin C. Linkous have recently become stockholders in Hurd & Obenchain Inc.

Sudha Mudgade has joined the Richmond Department of Public Works as civil engineer supervisor for capital improvements.

Jennifer Hurt has joined Environmental Alliance Inc. as a marketing associate. A graduate of Randolph-Macon College, Ms. Hurt has over ten years of environmental experience working with private industry and local, state and federal government agencies.

Timmons Group has recently announced that Brian Foster Bortell has been named president. Mr. Bortell was previously chief operating officer with the firm. He received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and his MBA from Averett University.
Timmons Group has also announced that Chris Clark and Rebecca Draucker are project managers; Robert Nichols and Herbie Withers have joined the staff as CADD technicians; Sheila Royce is an administrative assistant; Jason Riley is an environment technician; Kelly Eichfield was promoted to human resources recruiter; Laurie Epps and Kathleen Halpaus were promoted to Project Engineer II positions; Quincy Mason and Jon Pickral have been promoted to Engineer III positions; and Roger Rodriguez and Shawn Smith have been promoted to senior project managers.

O’Brien & Gere has announced that Joseph Henry is senior project controls supervisor; Raymond Wilson is senior operations supervisor; Nicole Smiley is a staff designer; and Yara McLean has joined the staff as a design engineer.

Rear Admiral R. Dennis Sirois has joined the EG&G Division of URS Corporation as Vice President of Counter Terrorism Programs. Recently retired from the Coast Guard, Admiral Sirois will focus on business development activities in counter terrorism, law enforcement, and homeland security markets. Prior to joining URS, he served as Assistant Commandant for Operations, Director of the Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) South in Key West, FL. He holds a B.S. degree in Marine Science from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, a M.A. degree in liberal studies from Wesleyan University, a M.S. degree in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a M.A. degree in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College.

McCrone Inc. has announced that Steve Judd is now a survey manager for the firm.

The Office of Naval Research congratulates Dr. David J. Wineland of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an ONR grantee who has been named as one of the Scientific American 50 for 2006. The December 2006 issue of Scientific American magazine lists the 50 American technology and policy leaders who have been selected for this year’s recognition. Dr. Wineland, who works in the Boulder, Colorado branch of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, conducts basic research to advance the science of atomic clocks and quantum-limited metrology. Dr. Wineland was recognized this year for the progress that he and his research group have made in miniaturizing traps for holding individual atomic ions, a key factor in making the still-hypothetical quantum computer a reality. His group has provided some of the most advanced experimental demonstrations to date of quantum logic operations, the essential basic elements of the quantum computer.

In Memoriam
It is with deepest sympathy that we announce the death in September of James J. Corbalis, Jr., P.E., age 87.

Born in Yonkers, N.Y. in 1913, Mr. Corbalis was a 1940 graduate of Manhattan College. He did graduate work in sanitary engineering at Virginia Tech. Following service in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineers Corps during World War II, he returned to his position as a sanitary engineer with Fairfax County. In 1953, Mr. Corbalis was named engineer-director of the Alexandria City Sanitation Authority. As the first engineer-director of the Fairfax County Water Authority in 1958, he was considered the authority’s founding father. The county’s Corbalis Water Treatment Plant is named in his honor.

During his career, Mr. Corbalis held many leadership positions in several engineering and technical organizations. He was president of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers; director of the National Society of Professional Engineers; director of the American Water Works Association; president of the Virginia Water Pollution Control Association; and president of the Virginia Waste and Sewer Authorities Association. ##

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