December 2009 Virginia Engineers on the Move
Wiley|Wilson is pleased to make the following staff announcements:
Scott M. Parr, P.E., CEM completed the prescribed standards for certification for becoming a Certified Energy Manager (CEM). Mr. Parr is a Project Mechanical Engineer in the Mechanical Engineering Department. His duties include focusing on the design of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and control systems for new buildings and renovations for federal, state, institutional, and private sector clients. He received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech;
R. Chris Garner, P.E. has been promoted to Project Manager in the firm. Mr. Garner focuses on federal government designbuild projects. He received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Old Dominion University and a B.S. degree in Business and Economics from Randolph-Macon College; and
R. Corey Clayborne, AIA, LEEDÂ® AP has been promoted to Project Manager in the firm. Mr. Clayborne focuses on planning and architectural design services for local, state, and federal government clients. He received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech.
Hankins and Anderson, Inc. announces Tom Capece as a new employee. Mr. Capece has joined the Electrical Department in their Glen Allen office as Electrical Engineer. He was formerly with Qimonda.
Hankins and Anderson, Inc. also announces that James I. Johnson, P.E. has joined the Electrical Department in the San Diego Office, with the title Senior Electrical Engineer. Mr. Johnson was formerly with IAP Worldwide Services, Inc.
Clark Nexsen is pleased to announce that James A. Mercer has joined the firm as a Senior Mechanical Designer. Mr. Mercer is a Mechanical Designer with over 18 years of experience in the design of public, private and commercial projects. Mr. Mercerâ€™s design experience includes facilities such as elementary schools; high schools; university classrooms, dormitories, and administrative buildings; museums; hospitals and clinics; supply facilities; maintenance facilities; office buildings; vehicle maintenance facilities; airport concourse facilities; parking structures; industrial plant rehabilitation projects; libraries; and sports facilities.
Christa Nye, LEEDÂ® GA, recently became a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Green Associate (LEED GA). An environmental scientist in the Burgess & Niple (B&N) Woodbridge, Va. office, Ms. Nye graduated with a B.S. degree in Wildlife Biology from Baker University in 2000. Prior to joining B&N in 2007, she worked for the National Park Service providing environmental education and vegetation management data. Ms. Nye is experienced in conducting wetland delineations and mitigation, Environmental Site Assessments, stream assessments, and vegetation and endangered species surveys for public improvement and private development projects. Her expertise includes application of the Clean Water Act, Waters of the U.S., and the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act, and preparation of Joint Permit Applications. Ms. Nye has provided environmental services for several projects for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, the Fairfax County Park Authority, and the Vint Hill Economic Development Authority.
The Board of Directors of Draper Aden Associates is pleased to announce that Jeffrey N. Lighthiser, P.E. will be assuming the role of Chief Executive Officer and President on January 1, 2010. Bill Aden, P.E., current President and CEO will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board and work full time for the firm.
Mr. Lighthiser, currently Executive Vice President and Director of Marketing and Strategic Growth, brings 33 years of engineering and management experience to the post. He was instrumental in establishing the Richmond office and served as office manager for 22 years. He also currently holds the position of Site Planning and Engineering Division Director and is a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Lighthiser is an active member in the American Water Works Association, the Virginia Water Environment Association, the Virginia Economic Developers Association, the Greater Richmond Association of Real Estate, the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce, and the Virginia Tech Land Development Design Initiative. He has a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Bill Aden, co-founder of Draper Aden Associates, will remain active with the firm in business development efforts and will take on special strategic projects to enhance the firmâ€™s growth opportunities. He will continue his role in project work and mentoring.
Draper Aden Associates is also pleased to announce David M. Maruskin, PE, has recently passed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Professional Accreditation exam and is now a LEED Accredited Professional. Mr. Maruskin joined the Richmond office of Draper Aden Associates as a Senior Project Engineer for the Site Planning and Engineering Team with eight years of engineering experience in land development and infrastructure coordination with regulatory and permitting agencies. He holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Ohio University and is a member of the American Society for Civil Engineers.
The Richmond office of The Louis Berger Group, Inc. (BERGER) is very pleased to announce that Charles (C.B.) Smith, P.E. was promoted to Senior Transportation Engineer. Mr. Smithâ€™s engineering activities focus on hydraulic / drainage engineering for a range of transportation projects in Virginia, and his duties also include roadway engineering and storm water management design.
Donald G. Baird, professor of Chemical Engineering at Virginia Tech, has been named the Alexander F. Giacco Professor of Chemical Engineering by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. Prof. Baird is internationally known for his expertise, research, and teaching in the field of polymer rheology and its application to polymer, biopolymer, and polymer composite processing. During the past 31 years, he has been the principal or co-principal investigator on research funding totaling more than $33 million. Prof. Baird has authored more than 153 peer-reviewed publications, including four major review articles, 107 refereed preprints, 43 other publications, 10 book chapters, and a major textbook. He has received numerous awards for both his research and teaching, including the International Award from the Society of Plastics Engineering (the highest sward presented by the society), the Jack Breslin Award from Michigan State University, the Deanâ€™s Award for Excellence in Research, the Deanâ€™s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the DuPont Young Faculty Award. Prof. Baird received his bachelorâ€™s degree and masterâ€™s degree from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Roe-Hoan Yoon of Virginia Techâ€™s Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering was recently awarded the 2009 Stephen McCann Memorial Award for Educational Excellence by the Pittsburgh Coal Mining Institute of America. Professor Yoon, the Nicholas T. Camicia Professor in the College of Engineering, was recognized for his international record of teaching and researching in mineral processing science and technologies. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and is the director of the Center for Advanced Separation Technologies.
Wendy Yarno, the former chief marketing officer for Merck & Company Inc., is the new Brent Halsey Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science. Prof. Yarno spent 26 years in the pharmaceutical industry, much of it in leadership positions. Starting in 2006, she served as the chief marketing officer at Merck and was responsible for the global marketing and medical support organizations. She also has held a series of other executive positions at Merck, including general manager of U.S. Human Health, executive vice president of Worldwide Human Health Marketing and senior vice president of human resources. Additionally, Prof. Yarno served as the vice president of the Women’s Health Care Franchise at Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest health care company.
CH2M HILL announces that CEO and President Lee A. McIntire has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2010. He will assume the role from interim Chairman, Jerry Geist, an outside director. Mr. McIntire joined the firm as President and Chief Operating Officer in February 2006. He has more than 30 years of international experience in the engineering and construction industry. He also lends his leadership to several organizations, including the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum, the Council on Competiveness, Aspen Instituteâ€™s Dialogue and Commission on Arctic Climate Change, the National Petroleum Council, the World Business Council on Sustainable Development and advisory boards for several academic institutions. Mr. Geist has been a member of CH2M HILLâ€™s Board of Directors since 1989 and will continue to serve the firm as an outside director.
Julie McDonald, formerly with Hensel Phelps Construction Co., is a construction materials testing project manager at Froehling and Robertson Inc.
Dunlap and Partners Engineers has recently announced that Laura Froelke has joined the firm as a mechanical engineer. She previously was with Moseley Architects and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Versar Inc. has recently announced that Josh Nay is a project coordinator at their U.S. Engineering and Construction Division in their Glen Allen office. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Building Construction from Virginia Tech.
Groundwater & Environmental Services has recently announced that Travis Cosgrove has been promoted to associate environmental scientist. He is a graduate of James Madison University and Kara Ford has been promoted to associate remedial scientist/engineer. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech.