January 2010 Virginia Engineers on the Move
Dewberry has named Michael K. Buckley, P.E., as vice president for strategic initiatives of management and consulting services (MCS) in the firmâ€™s Fairfax office. In his new position, Mr. Buckley will be responsible for identifying, defining, and proposing new strategic initiatives for MCS; identifying new business opportunities with federal, state, and local agencies; and providing executive and technical support to on-going projects. He has more than 35 yearsâ€™ experience in the field of emergency management and most recently served as the acting assistant administrator for FEMAâ€™s Mitigation Directorate where he was responsible for an annual operating budget of over $3 billion. During his 29 years at FEMA, he led numerous strategic initiatives and programs to better inform the public of the risk of hazards in their communities and alternatives to reduce those risks. He also provided policy and program direction for several national programs including the National Flood Insurance Program, Flood Map Program, National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program, National Dam Safety Program, National Hurricane Program, and five Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs. Mr. Buckley attended Virginia Tech for Civil Engineering.
Deborah K. Flippo, Business Development Manager for Draper Aden Associates, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Virginia Economic Development Association (VEDA). VEDA is a professional association designed to provide educational, networking, and technical assistance for professionals who have an interest in economic development. Ms. Flippo has 19 years of marketing, business development and public relations experience in the engineering field. She has been a member of VEDA since 2002 and is a member of the Society for Marketing Professionals.
Clark Nexsen is pleased to announce that Jonathan C. Walker, E.I.T., LC and Carlton Chew, LEEDÂ® AP, LC have earned Lighting Certified (LC) professional status from the National Council on Qualification for the Lighting Professions
Mr. Walker is an Electrical E.I.T. who graduated with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree, with an emphasis on Lighting and Electrical Systems from Penn State University in 2009. He has passed the NCQLP Lighting Certification exam and recently became a Design Member of the International Association of Lighting Designers.
Mr. Chew is an Electrical Designer and LEED Accredited Professional with over 20 years of experience in the Architectural Engineering field, with the past 9 years at Clark Nexsen focusing on designing Lighting and Power systems for Commercial and Governmental facilities.
Clark Nexsen is also pleased to announce that John W. Herzke, P.E. has joined the firm as Vice President â€“ Municipal Services, a newly created position at the firm. He is a Civil Engineer with over 38 years of experience in the design and management of public, private and commercial projects. Mr. Herzke has performed in the role of Special Projects Engineer, City Traffic Engineer and City Engineer for the City of Virginia Beach; plus he was branch manager for an A/E design firm for 4 years. He has designed, managed, and supervised a myriad of projects including transportation projects (i.e., roadways, intersections, traffic signals, etc.), drainage projects, waterfront construction, building projects and a variety of other governmental infrastructure projects. His design and construction supervision experience includes facilities such as urban highway projects; parking structures; highway bridges; canal/bulkheads; erosion control projects; and many, significant building/facilities. Mr. Herzke has been instrumental in the establishment and implementation of in-house training for self-directed, departmental and interdepartmental teams, with a focus on continuous improvement and quality control.
Wiley|Wilson is pleased to announce that G. Keith Thompson, Jr., P.E., LEEDÂ® AP has been promoted to Department Manager/Senior Civil Engineer for Wiley|Wilsonâ€™s Civil Engineering â€œSpecial Projects Team.â€ Mr. Thompson will manage the design of water, wastewater, and storm sewer systems. He received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University.
Hankins and Anderson, Inc., announces the addition of Emmitt Parkman, Jr. to the firmâ€™s staff. He has joined the Life Safety Department in their Glen Allen Office as Fire Protection CADD Technician. Mr. Parkman was formerly with McDean.
Hankins and Anderson has also announced that Dylan Hirsch has joined the Production Department in their San Diego Office as Project Manager. Mr. Hirsch was formerly with Macerich.
Joseph Gurskis has joined Parsons Brinckerhoff as a Principal in the firmâ€™s multimodal goods movement advisory practice. In his new position, Mr. Gurskis will focus on the development and delivery of freight rail and intermodal consulting services to both public and private sector clients. These services will include development of state rail plans, regional freight transportation plans, and infrastructure feasibility studies for private clients. He will be based in PBâ€™s Herndon office. Mr. Gurskis is an experienced transportation and logistics professional with extensive knowledge of the logistics industry including operations, markets, supply chain requirements and economics. He comes to PB with over 30 years of management and consulting experience throughout Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Latin America, and the Middle East. Mr. Gurskis earned a master of City Planning degree from Harvard University and a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Michael Baker Jr., Inc. is pleased to announce that Lui K. Zukosky, P.E., LEEDÂ® AP has recently joined the Virginia Beach office as a Civil Engineer in the Transportation Department. Mr. Zukosky will be working on structures projects, including the VDOT Region II (Lynchburg, Richmond, Hampton Roads and Fredericksburg Districts) Load Rating of Existing Structures contract. He earned his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Old Dominion University and his B.A. degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia. He has more than 10 years experience and has performed structural analysis, design, plan production and construction administration for transportation, commercial, industrial and waterfront structures.
Resource International has announced that William O. Randall is a senior project manager in the wastewater and infrastructure group. Mr. Randall has more than 18 years of experience in water and wastewater engineering. He earned his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering and his M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering from Virginia Tech.
GET Solutions, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of a branch office in Jacksonville, NC. The office will service the Camp LeJeune and Cherry Point military installations as well as commercial and municipal projects in the surrounding area.
GET Solutions, Inc. welcomes Glenn Hohmeier, P.E. as manager of the Jacksonville branch office. Mr. Hohmeier has over 20 years of combined experience in geotechnical, materials testing, environmental and construction engineering. His responsibilities include project management, technical review and quality assurance. Experience includes projects for Department of Defense and Federal Government agencies, residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation facilities.
Robert JÃ¶nsson takes office as President of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) for 2010. JÃ¶nsson currently is the Chairman of the Department of Fire Safety Engineering and Systems Safety at Lund University in Sweden.
JÃ¶nsson, who will become the first SFPE president to reside outside North America, has served on the Societyâ€™s Board of Directors since 2002 and is an SFPE Fellow.
JÃ¶nsson holds a Master of Science in Civil and Structural Engineering from Lund University and a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
For the first time in its 78-year history, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has elected a woman to lead the organization. Barbara M. Fossum, PhD, FSME will serve as 2010 president and was officially sworn in â€“ along with the rest of the 2010 SME Executive Committee – at the Societyâ€™s Awards and Installation Banquet held November 14th, in Dearborn, Mich.