February 2006 Engineers On The Move

Connie LaCross has joined the Virginia Beach office of Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern, Inc. (HSMM) as construction administration assistant. Ms. LaCross will provide administrative support during the construction administration phase of new construction and renovation projects designed by the firm.
Ben J. Fink, P.E. has joined the firm as project manager in the firm’s Roanoke office. Mr. Fink rejoins HSMM after working as Engineering Manager with The Spectacle Lens Group of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. He is an experienced project manager and engineer for projects involving design and construction of new multidiscipline building and industrial facilities, building and utility expansion and renovation, and engineering systems. A licensed mechanical engineer, Mr. Fink is a graduate of Virginia Tech.
HSMM has announced that William G. Porter, P.E. has successfully completed the Designation Program of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). As a Designated Design-Build Professional™, Mr. Porter is recognized as an experienced professional with demonstrated educational mastery plus practical knowledge, skills, and experience in design-build project delivery. He is a Senior Vice President with HSMM, currently serving as the firm’s Justice & Public Safety Market Director.
HSMM also announces the additions of Christopher L. Smith and Dmitri Zaichenko, E.I.T. to its professional staff in Virginia Beach. Mr. Smith, a graduate of Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, has joined the firm’s architectural department as an intern architect, while Mr. Zaichenko, an addition to the electrical department, graduated from the National Technical University of Ukraine in Kiev, Ukraine with a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering.

Melvin E. Hopkins, Jr., P.E. will head the new Hampton Roads office of Resource International Ltd., located in Newport News. Mr. Hopkins comes to the firm with more than 20 years of engineering experience in the Hampton Roads area. This will be a full service engineering office and will be providing services throughout the Hampton Roads area and eastern North Carolina.

John A. Mason, III, P.E. has joined MMM Design Group as a new addition to the civil engineering department. Mr. Mason brings over 30 years of civil engineering design and project management experience to the firm. He was previously with Hayes, Seay, Mattern, and Mattern in Virginia Beach, VA.
MMM Design Group congratulates Brian A. Turner, P.E., on passing the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation Professional Engineers examination. This honor has earned him the professional engineer accreditation from the Virginia Board of Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers, and Landscape Architects. Mr. Turner, a Duke University mechanical and biomedical engineering graduate, joined MMM in 2001. In addition, Mr. Turner was recently certified as a LEEDâ„¢ Accredited Professional.

Bowman Consulting is proud to announce the successful certification of several of its employees. Brian Larson became a Certified Landscape Architect, James A. Neville became a Licensed Surveyor, Tahir Benabdi, Clif Dayton and Abdullah Noorzad became registered Professional Engineers and Patrick O’Brien received his registration as a Certified Arborist, a certification that is a rarity amongst the industry. All six are certified in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Ryan Beatley has joined the Civil Engineering Department of Bury+Partners-VA, Inc. in the firm’s Williamsburg office. Mr. Beatley is a 2004 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. He is currently working on numerous civil projects providing expertise in the areas of layout and site design.

McKim & Creed is pleased to announce that the following group of professionals have recently joined the staff in the company’s Virginia Beach office:
G. Donald Gartrell, III, P.E., has accepted a position as a Senior Project Manager. Mr. Gartrell, most recently associated with Collins Engineers in Newport News, brings 34 years experience in the fields of water and wastewater engineering and design to his new position at the firm.
Jon Lester, Ph.D., P.E. has accepted a position as a Senior Project Engineer. Dr. Lester is a graduate of Virginia Military Institute and earned his Ph.D. from West Virginia University. He brings 10 years experience in the water and wastewater industry to his new position with the firm.
Edwin Pagsanjan comes to the firm as a Senior Civil Designer. Mr. Pagsanjan is a graduate of ITT Technical Institute with a degree in computer drafting and design. He has worked in the civil design field for 12 years.
Also joining the firm as a Senior Civil Designer is Kenia Ulloa. Ms. Ulloa brings 10 years of civil and site design experience to the Virginia Beach office. She is also a graduate of ITT Technical Institute, holding a degree in computer drafting and design.
Jeff Russell has joined the firm as a Senior Structural Designer. Over the course of his 20-year career, Mr. Russell has developed an expertise in steel and concrete structural systems which he brings to his new position.
Ron Carter, PLS has joined the firm as a Project Surveyor. In his new position, Mr. Carter’s responsibilities will include day-to-day management, project estimation, project setup as well as quality control. He brings more than 20 years experience to the firm.

Trelane Byrd, E.I.T. has joined the professional staff at Austin Brockenbrough & Associates, L.L.P. as a Civil Engineer. Ms. Byrd is a recent graduate from Old Dominion University.
Ian Elliott has also joined the professionaal staff at Austin Brockenbrough & Associates, L.L.P. as an Electrical Engineer. Mr. Elliott was previously employed at Haas Machinery in Richmond.

Timmons Group, has announced that Senior Project Engineer Chris Earley, LEED™, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the James River Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, serving the Central Virginia region. Mr. Earley joined the firm in June 2005 to head the new Urban Design practice and brings with him 22 years experience in engineering design consulting. Prior to joining the staff at Timmons, he was responsible for the management of a variety of civil engineering projects on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Mr. Earley studied Architectural and Civil Engineering Technology at J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College and received his B.S. degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Inlet Technology, headquartered in Virginia Beach, has announced the recent addition of Jim Fletcher Jr., as a new member to their computer-aided-design (CAD) technology sales team. Mr. Fletcher joins the firm as an Account Executive. His professional background includes 12 years experience in CAD and CAD management.

Hankins and Anderson, Inc. has recently announced that Daniel Ear has joined the firm’s staff as a CADD Technician. Mr. Ear was formerly associated with Fletcher-Thompson, Inc. of Connecticut.

Tom B. Langley, P.E., LS, President of Langley and McDonald, Inc., announced that Isaiah Holley has joined the professional staff at the firm as an Engineering Technician. Mr. Holley brings 22 years previous experience with local and national engineering firms to his new position. His experience includes land surveying and site design projects. He was previously associated with Arcadis FPS, Inc.

Triad Engineering, Inc., headquarted in Winchester, VA, recently announced the additon of Richard E. Davis, Jr., to its staff of diverse engineers. Mr. Davis is a graduate of West Virginia University earning his B.S. degree in Landscape Architecture.

Louise Zwicker, P.E. has been promoted to Office Director of William H. Gordon Associates’ Winchester office. Ms. Zwicker has recently transferred from the firm’s Leesburg, VA office to the Winchester, VA office. Ms. Zwicker was born in Halesworth, Suffolk, England and graduated from Nottingham Trent University. She holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering and acquired her Professional Engineering registration in 2004 in the state of Virginia. She has been with the firm since 1998.

Patrick M. Wales has joined Dewberry’s Danville office as an Environmental Geologist. Mr. Wales received his B.S. degree in Geology in 2003 from Radford University and his Masters of Engineering degree with emphasis in geology in 2005 from the University of Mississippi. He joins the office’s growing environmental services department and will perform a full spectrum of environmental consulting services to public and private clients.
Dewberry has recently named Leslie Keelty as the firm’s Director of Training and Development. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Keelty was the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development’s Director of Organization Development and Training. She has 17 years of corporate human resources experience, with specific attention to employee development and training initiatives. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University’s Masters of Applied Behavioral Science program, she is currently working towards her doctorate at The George Washington University in education and human development.

Wiley & Wilson, Inc. is pleased to make the following announcements about their professional staff.
Anthony R. Buscemi, P.E. has been promoted to Structural and Civil Engineering Manager for the Alexandria Office. Mr. Buscemi received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from West Virginia Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. degree from Portland State University.
Ken Nowakowski, P.E. has been assigned the position of leader of the Civil Processes/Treatment Group for the Lynchburg Office Civil Engineering Department. Mr. Nowakowski received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Old Dominion University.
James J. Lewis, Jr., P.E., L.S. has been assigned the position of leader of the Land Development/Utilities and Survey Group for the Lynchburg Office Civil Engineering Department. Mr. Lewis received a B.S. degree in Engineering Technology with a construction option from East Tennessee State University. He also received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee.
David A. Nardi, P.E., CEM has been promoted to Project Engineer in the Mechanical Engineering Department. He is also involved in the project management of selected HVAC projects. Mr. Nardi received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and is currently working on a Masters in Engineering Administration with Virginia Tech.
Jason T. Burger, AIA has been promoted to Assistant Architect in the Architectural Department. He focuses on planning and design services for local, state, and federal clients. Mr. Burger received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech.
R. Corey Clayborne, AIA has been promoted to Assistant Architect in the Architectural Department. He focuses on planning and design services for local, state, and federal clients. Mr. Clayborne received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech.

Thomas B. Heatwole with Commonwealth Architects has received his Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) accreditation.

McKinney and Co. recently announced that Jonathan J. Gray is now a project manager; Brian A. Crumley has joined the architectural department; and Daniel J. Woolford has joined the firm’s staff as a mechanical engineer.

Ryan Smith has recently joined Joyce Engineering Inc. as an environmental technician.

Draper Aden Associates has announced that Jeffrey S. Tyler is team leader for the newly formed infrastructure evaluation and rehabilitation team; and Jeffrey P. Kapinos has been named team leader for the utilities design team.

David Callan has been named a Vice President at Syska Hennessy Group. Mr. Callan will serve as Director of Sustainable Design and High Performance Building Technology, responsible for leading the firm’s sustainable design practice nationwide. A LEED™ Accredited Professional, Certified Energy Manager and Professional Engineer, he specializes in the design of high performance and sustainable building projects. Mr. Callan holds an M.S. degree in Construction Engineering and Management from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a B.S. degree in architectural engineering from Drexel University.

William J. Cashman, Jr., AICP, has been named branch manager of the Richmond, VA, office of URS Corp. A principal with a regional design firm prior to joining URS, Mr. Cashman has served as a principal transportation planner in the firm’s Virginia Beach office for the past five years. He earned a Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Tech, a Masters degree in Urban Studies from Old Dominion University and a Bachelors’ degree from the University of Virginia.

In addition to his recent appointment, Mr. Cashman has also been elected President of the Virginia Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (VASITE) for 2006.
Serving with him during 2006 will be Christopher Gay, AICP as Vice-President; Kirsten Black, P.E. as Secretary; Richard Lowman as Treasurer; Jeff Minnix, P.E. as ITE District 5 Representative; Timothy E. White, P.E. as Immediate Past-President and ITE District 5 Representative; Josh Hurst, P.E. as ITE Director; Carl Tewksberry as ITE Director; Anne Booker, P.E. as Director Affiliate; and Brian V. King as Director Affiliate.

Communication Technologies, Inc. (COMTek) a leading-edge telecommunications, managed services and training company, announced recently that President and CEO Joseph E. Fergus has been awarded the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award of the Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council (VMSDC). The award is presented to a leader in a minority-owned business who has demonstrated a commitment to supplier development and has fostered relationships with the corporate community, has used his/her success to develop other MBEs and their businesses, and has volunteered time to the VMSDC to further the mission of the Council. The award was presented during the VMSDC Annual Meeting at the MIC Gold Star Awards Celebration in December, 2005.

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