February 2008 Virginia Engineers On The Move

Anderson & Associates, Inc. welcomes new staff additions Lauren Doren, as Blacksburg Landscape Designer; Zachary Pace, as Blacksburg Design Technician; Lee Vanderbogart, as Blacksburg Design Technician; Dwight Haynes, as Greensboro Design Technician; Kim Link, as Blacksburg Administrative Assistant; and Sheri Conklin, as Blacksburg Administrative Assistant.
The firm also congratulates Allison White on her recent promotion to Human Resources Manager; Valerie Neal on her promotion to Land Development Marketing Assistant; and Jason Wilkins, P.E. on his promotion to Land Development Project Manager.

In January, James H. Baldridge, P.E., President, ECS Mid-Atlantic, (ECS), completed an engineering career, of over 40 years, with the last 20 years servicing ECS’ clients. Leo J. Titus, Jr., P.E., will replace Mr. Baldridge as President of Mid-Atlantic, LLC. Peter W. O’Hara, P.E., will assume the role of Central Regional Manager, and Grant E. Walker, P.E., will replace Mr. O’Hara as South Regional Manager. Robert Hackman, P.E., will continue to serve as North Regional Manager.

Michael Baker Jr., Inc. is pleased to announce that Jonathan H. Soulen, AICP has recently been promoted to GIT Manager in the Virginia Beach office. Mr. Soulen has been with the firm for more than 14 years and has served as Project Manager for multiple GIS efforts covering many disciplines and subject areas. Mr. Soulen received his Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies from William and Mary and his Master’s in Regional Planning and Economic Development from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a Certified Planner.

Wade H. Tanner, P.E. recently joined Reid Engineering Company, Inc. as a Project Engineer to assist with wastewater engineering and to help expand their land development services nationwide. With over 8 years of engineering experience, he has a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Virginia.

John S. “Skip” Groupe, IV, President of The Engineering Groupe, Inc. of Woodbridge, is pleased to announce that Brad Pace has joined The Engineering Groupe, Inc. as Director of Surveying in their Piedmont Branch Office located in Charlottesville. Mr. Pace brings with him over 18 years of experience in surveying and will be responsible for overseeing all survey functions in their Charlottesville office.
The Engineering Groupe, Inc. is also pleased to announce that Kathryn Van Vleck has joined the firm as Business Development and Marketing Manager in their Woodbridge office. Ms. VanVleck brings years of experience in business development, market research, and strategic plan building and execution to the firm. She will be responsible for developing sales leads, securing new business, developing and enhancing client relationships, and retaining business company-wide.

Peter W. Marshall, P.E., Dewberry’s client service corporate coordinator for Navy programs, has been elected Fellow to the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). Mr. Marshall was nominated after serving on a volunteer research committee for the Academy. He is responsible for Dewberry’s interaction and product delivery to the U.S. Navy. He has more than 38 years of experience in design, construction and facilities management. Prior to his election as Fellow, Mr. Marshall served as a panel member for NAPA’s review of Department of Energy Environmental Management efforts. He earned a M.S. degree in Ocean Engineering from the University of Rhode Island, and a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Tufts University.
During the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) annual conference, Ronald L. Ewing, P.E., RLS, Dewberry’s chief executive officer, was inducted into the College of Fellows. Mr. Ewing is currently on the ACEC Metropolitan Washington Board of Directors, where he has served for two years. In addition to being named Fellow at this year’s conference, he received the 2007 Past Chairman’s Award for his special contributions to ACEC. As chief executive officer of Dewberry, Mr. Ewing is responsible for directing a professional engineering and architecture firm of over 1870 employees in 35 offices. Before joining Dewberry, he was regional general manager for a large international firm.

Wiley & Wilson, Inc. is pleased to announcement that John H. Epperson, P.E., LEED® AP is now certified by the United States Green Building Council as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional (AP). Mr. Epperson focuses on Project Management for Federal, State, and Local Government projects. He is a Vice President and senior electrical engineer with Wiley & Wilson with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech.

Draper Aden Associates has announced that Kristopher M. Caister, LSIT, has joined the firm as a project surveyor in the Charlottesville office. Mr. Caister has a A.A. S. from Flathead Valley Community College in Montana and earned his B.A. degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia.
Draper Aden is pleased to announce Steven Johns has joined the firm as a CAD Designer on the Site Planning and Engineering Team in the Richmond office. An adjunct professor at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Mr. Johns will provide technical drafting support for various projects through out the firm.
Lisa J. Kitchens, has joined the Administrative Support Team for the firm’s Blacksburg office. She will be providing direct support to the Environmental and Utilities Teams as well as general office administration. Ms. Kitchens has an A.A.S. in Human and Social Services from Stark State College.
Daniel A. Norman, P.E., has joined the Charlottesville office of Draper Aden as a Project Manager for the Utilities Team. He has over seven years of engineering experience in the development of water resources solutions and sustainable development design. He holds an MBA degree from the DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Business and a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
The firm also announced that Jim O’Dowd, P.E., has been selected to assume the position of Utilities Team Leader for the Blacksburg office. He has over 12 years of engineering experience and has been a Utilities Team Project Manager with Draper Aden for two years. Mr. O’Dowd earned a Civil Engineering degree from University College, Cork, Ireland.
Glenn Telfer, P.E., LEED® AP, has joined the Richmond office of Draper Aden as development and technical leader for Sustainable Design and a Senior Project Engineer for the Site Planning and Engineering Team. Mr. Telfer has an extensive background in sustainable development and green design experience. He earned his M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland and a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Victor Valenzuela, E.I.T., has joined the firm’s Utilities Team as a Staff Engineer in their Richmond office. His duties include water supply plans, water and sewer system design, and wastewater pump stations. Mr. Valenzuela is a 2007 graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering.
The firm is also pleased to announce two managerial changes. Glenn Custis, P.E. will become a Principal Consultant and Julia W. Skare, P.E. has been promoted to Site Planning and Engineering Team Leader in the Charlottesville office.
With over 36 years of engineering experience, Mr. Custis will split his time between the Charlottesville and Richmond offices. He will be responsible for assuring quality control on key projects in Richmond and provide third party reviews for the site planning and engineering teams for Charlottesville and the Hampton Roads office. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Ms. Skare has 25 years of engineering experience including all phases of design, site selection and plan preparation, construction management, administration and review. She received her B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Penn State and her MBA from the University of Dallas at Irving.
Carolyn A. Howard, PE, CFM, LEED AP, of Draper Aden Associates, recently moderated the Current Issues in Stormwater Regulation in Virginia seminar in Roanoke, VA. She was also one of the 5 presenters and made a presentation on stormwater utility fees. Ms. Howard is the Team Leader and Project Director for the Site Planning and Engineering Team in Draper Aden’s Blacksburg Office. She has extensive experience in sustainable site development, hydrologic and hydraulic analysis and stormwater management. She received her B.S. in Civil Engineering from Valparaiso University.

Timmons Group has announced the following staff additions:
Conrad Scott, P.E. has joined the firm as Senior Project Manager with the Transportation group. Mr. Scott comes from the City of Richmond where he was Project Engineer IV as Assistant to the City Engineer. Originally from Jamaica, he received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Morgan State and his M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University.
Chuck Byers has joined Timmons Group’s Ashburn office as Senior Project Manager. Mr. Byers comes from Huntley, Nyce and Associates where he was Survey Project Manager. He received his Associate in Land Surveying and Board of Regions degree from Glenville State College.
Mitch Mitchell has joined the firm as Senior Project Manager with the Commercial group. Mr. Mitchell comes from Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. where he was Project Manager/Construction Manager for eight years. He received his B.S. degree from Old Dominion University in Civil Engineering Technology.
Chris Cocker has joined the firm as Transportation Design Manager with the Transportation group. Mr. Cocker comes from AES Consulting where he was a Project Engineer. He received his B.S. degree in Geology from Virginia Tech.
Dan Gilliam has recently passed the Commonwealth of Virginia’s rigorous Professional Geologist examination and is now a registered geologist. Mr. Gilliam is a Geotechnical Engineer with the Geotechnical group.
Mitch Mitchell

Hankins and Anderson, Inc., announces the following new employees:
Winston Phillips, PMP has joined the firm as a Project Manager. Mr. Phillips was formerly with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation.
Jane Ray, PMP has also joined the firm as a Project Manager. Ms. Ray was formerly with McKinney and Company.
Michelle Dmytryszyn has joined the firm as an IT Technician. Ms. Dmytryszyn was formerly with Schweiger Construction Company.
Richard Bauer, P.E. has joined the firm’s Electrical Department. Mr. Bauer was formerly with Grumman Butkus Associates.
Kipp Salang has joined the firm’s Mechanical Department. Mr. Salang was formerly with Spence Engineering, LLC.
Laurie Watts has joined the firm as an Administrative Assistant. Ms. Watts was formerly with State Electric Supply Company.
Hankins and Anderson, Inc. has also announced that Christopher D’Alessio, Adam Torborg, and Matthew Williams, E.I.T. have joined the firm’s Mechanical Department. Mr. D’Alessio was formerly with Colonial Webb Contractors of Richmond. Mr. Torborg was formerly with Roach Consulting Engineers of Norfolk, and Mr. Williams was formerly with Northrop Grumman of Newport News.

Bay Design Group has added two engineers. W. Ben Burton, P.E., is now Senior Engineer working out of the firm’s Northern Neck office in White Stone. Aaron C. Bowman, E.I.T., will work in the Middle Peninsula office in Gloucester.
Mr. Burton is a 1973 graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. He will handle project management and civil engineering for infrastructure elements of projects for private, public and municipal clients and agencies. He has 35 years of engineering experience.
A 2007 graduate of Virginia Tech, Mr. Bowman has a degree in Biological Systems Engineering. He will be involved with site design and engineering of land development projects.

JP Harvey Engineering Solutions welcomes a Father and Son team to the staff.
James A. “Tony” Walls has joined the firm in the electrical department and is in charge of production. He has twenty plus years of experience designing electrical systems.
James R. Walls, P.E., has joined the firm as the professional in charge of electrical design and multi-discipline quality control. Bringing over 40 years of experience to the firm, Mr. Walls is an accomplished engineer who is currently overseeing various projects.

SFCS Inc. has added the following staff to its Roanoke office:
Adam D’Alessandro, E.I.T., has joined the firm as a Structural Engineer in Training;
Corinna Grogan is an Architectural Intern; Justine Sowers, Allied ASID is an Interior Designer; and Ashton McCauley is an Office Services Assistant.
SFCS Inc. also recognizes Treva Carter, Marketing Manager, who has been designated as a Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) by the Society for Marketing Professional Services.

Michael P. Deisenroth of Blacksburg, professor of industrial and systems engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, was conferred the “professor emeritus” title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors during the board’s quarterly meeting in November. A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1984, Dr. Deisenroth was a leader in developing the university’s manufacturing systems engineering program and he served as co-director of the Robotics and Automation Laboratory. He received his Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, and Ph.D. from Georgia Tech.
Stefan Duma, Michael W. Ellis, and Michael J. Roan of the Virginia Tech College of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical Engineering were appointed John R. Jones Faculty Fellows in Mechanical Engineering by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors during its quarterly meeting.
Dr. Duma, a professor of mechanical engineering, has served as assistant department head for research since 2006. He is a faculty member of the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences and founding director of the Center for Injury Biomechanics. His injury biomechanics research has been applied in many sectors, including the automotive industry, the U.S. military, and sports medicine. Dr. Duma received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati, and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.
Dr. Ellis, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, is co-director of the Graduate Automotive Technology Education Center for Automotive Fuel Cells and director of the Energy Systems Laboratory at Virginia Tech. He conducts research in the application of fuel cell systems for building cogeneration, modeling and analysis of building energy solutions, analysis of energy uses in industrial processes, heat pump modeling, and design of hybrid gas/electric chilled water systems. Dr. Ellis received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee and his Master’s degree and Ph.D. from Georgia Tech.
Dr. Roan came to Virginia Tech as an associate professor of mechanical engineering in 2005. He previously was head of the signal processing department at the Pennsylvania State University’s Applied Research Laboratory and a visiting fellow in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. Dr. Roan received his Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and Ph.D. from Penn State.

Scott Sheridan has recently received his Professional Engineering (P.E.) certification. A project engineer with Golder Associates, Mr. Sheridan has more than five years of experience in design and permitting for municipal solid waste and construction and demolition landfills, as well as design of landfill gas systems. He received his Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida.

Gene McCormick, a senior vice president with Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) is the recipient of the 2007 George S. Bartlett Award and the Guy Kelcey Award. Mr. McCormick has more than 40 years of varied transportation experience, encompassing planning, design, construction, and operation functions as well as implementing innovative management and administrative techniques. Prior to joining PB, he had a distinguished career in public service, serving as the Federal Highway deputy administrator from 1989 to 1993.

Linda Erbs has been named a Senior Associate at William H. Gordon Associates. Ms. Erbs brings over 30 years of engineering, land development, and land use experience to WHGA. She spent 15 years with Loudoun County, serving as the Chief of Engineering and Environmental Programs.

Bill Lenyk, AIA, NCARB, has joined PBS&J as a vice president and principal technical professional for architecture, where he will lead the firm’s federal and private-sector achitecture practice in the mid-Atlantic states. Mr. Lenyk is located in the Alexandria, Va. office and brings a 30-year career.

McDonough Bolyard Peck, Inc. (MBP) is pleased to announce the promotion of James Peck, PE, CCM to Vice President. As Branch Manager of the firm’s Columbia, Maryland office, Mr. Peck has overseen analytical and field operations throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania and has been responsible for significant growth in the firm’s federal sector services over the last several years. In his role as Vice President, he joins the Executive Team to build on MBP’s strategic outlook. Prior to joining MBP, Mr. Peck served more than 20 years in the US Navy Civil Engineering Command that concluded with his management of the $400 million design and construction program at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. ##

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