July 2006 Virginia Engineers On The Move
Two new engineers have joined the staff of Bury+Partners Fairfax office. Robert Archondo, E.I.T. has a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech. David Rogers, E.I.T. holds a B.S. degree in Aerospace and Ocean Engineering from Virginia Tech. Both will lend their expertise to commercial, residential and land development projects.
Draper Aden Associates is pleased to announce that Aaron Hofberg has joined the Blacksburg Site Planning and Engineering Team as Staff Engineer. Hofberg has a B.S. degree in Biological Systems Engineering with a minor in Environmental Science from Virginia Tech. He is a certified Engineer-in-Training. Mr. Hofbergâ€™s experience includes stormwater drainage design and construction management as well as soil and water conservation, wetlands, stream restoration, watershed protection and the use of Geographic Information Systems.
Draper Aden Associates is also pleased to announce that Alan W. Gregory has joined the staff of the firmâ€™s Richmond office as GIS Administrator. Mr. Gregory is an experienced, process and result oriented project manager with a strong background in all facets of GIS, systems management, software administration, GPS technology, client relations, technical support, database design, and field data collection and verification. He is also very knowledgeable in transforming new and existing GIS data for the incorporation into other GIS structures. Mr. Gregory earned a degree in Geography from James Madison University and has 15 years of overall experience.
Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern, Inc. (HSMM), one of the largest architectural and engineering design firms in Virginia, announces promotions to Registered Associate from the HSMM Buildings Roanoke, VA, office. Recipients include Barry Band, Jr., P.E., chief structural engineer; Kevin Bertholf, AIA, senior architect; Joey Caldwell, P.E., CPD, assistant mechanical department head; Rachel Fore, P.E., electrical engineer; E. Scott Okes, Jr., AIA, CCCA, architectural department head; and Michael Wright, P.E., mechanical engineer. Marty Crow, P.E., site/civil department head, received a promotion from the HSMM Civil & Environmental Division.
Mr. Band, chief structural engineer, joined HSMM in 2002. In addition to his skill in general structural engineering, he has specialized training and experience in seismic design of structures including dynamic analysis of structures and components. Mr. Band received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from West Virginia Institute of Technology, and his M.S. degree in Civil Engineering-Structural from Virginia Tech.
Senior architect, Mr. Bertholf has 21 years of experience working on new construction and renovation projects â€“ with expertise in preserving and replicating the architectural integrity of historical buildings. Mr. Bertholf, a registered architect, earned his Bachelor of Architecture with honors from Virginia Tech and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.
Mr. Caldwell joined HSMM in 1996 and is presently serving as the assistant mechanical department head. He specializes in plumbing and fire protection systems for a variety of new construction and renovation facilities for Department of Defense, federal, state, and private sector clients. He is a member of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.
Ms. Fore, a senior electrical engineer, has 17 years of experience in all aspects of electrical design on renovation and new construction projects for both the public and private sectors. She earned her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Controls Systems from Virginia Tech.
As architecture department head, Mr. Okes is responsible for the overall productivity, quality, and profitability of the architecture and interior design. He is a registered architect and member of American Institute of Architects, receiving his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Tennessee.
Mike Wright, a mechanical engineer, joined HSMM in 1999. His expertise in designing utility and HVAC systems includes additions and renovations. He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE).
Mr. Crow is an experienced civil/site engineer in the consulting engineering field. He has nine years of experience, consisting of comprehensive site development including site planning, access road design, grading and drainage, erosion control, and stormwater management. He earned his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE).
HSMM also announces the additions of Nicole C. Davilli, AIA and Tara L. Wright to its professional staff in Virginia Beach.
Ms. Davilli, who joined the firm as an architect, holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech and was recently recognized as an American Institute of America (AIA) Hampton Roads Emerging Professional. She serves as treasurer for the AIA Executive Board of Directors and participates in AIAâ€™s Young Architects Forum Regional Liaison for the Virginias.
Ms. Wright, an East Carolina University alumnus with a B.S. degree in Interior Design, has recently assumed an intern interior designer position within the firmâ€™s architecture department. She is currently a member of the American Society of Interior Designers.
HSMM has also announced that Dmitri Zaichenko, E.I.T., an electrical engineer, has earned Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) accreditation through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a coalition of building industry leaders promoting environmentally responsible buildings. Mr. Zaichenko, a graduate of the National Technical University of Ukraine in Kiev, Ukraine with a Masters in Electrical Engineering, successfully completed the LEED training program and Accredited Professional exam. LEED accreditation signifies his understanding of sustainable design principles which include environmental responsiveness, resource efficiency, and cultural and community sensitivity.
Wiley & Wilson, Inc. is pleased to announce that Ronald B. Davis, P.E., a member of the firmâ€™s Business Development team, has been elected Senior Vice President. His focus will continue to be as a relationship liaison between clients and Wiley & Wilson professionals, develop teams for project delivery, and initiate new business development opportunities. Mr. Davis holds a B.S. degree in Engineering from the University of Virginia, a M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and an M.B.A. degree from Lynchburg College. He has over thirty-five years of engineering and project management experience with a focus on federal and industrial clients.
Wiley & Wilson, Inc. is also pleased to announce that John B. Guthrow has joined the firm as a Graduate Engineer in the Mechanical Engineering Department. Mr. Guthrow will focus on HVAC design as well as college and university utility master planning. He received a B.A. degree in History and a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University, New York, New York.
Frances A. Oâ€™Leary has joined the firm as a Designer/Drafter in the Civil Engineering Department. Ms. Oâ€™Leary will be responsible for the preparation of civil drawings and support for the associated design effort. She received an Associateâ€™s degree in Computer-Aided Drafting from Mesa State College, Grand Junction, CO.
Michael C. Taylor has recently joined the professional staff at Wiley & Wilson as a Senior Designer in the firmâ€™s Civil Engineering Department. In his new position, Mr. Taylor will focus on water and wastewater processes and treatment design projects. He received an A.S. degree in Mechanical Drafting and Technical Illustration from Lake Washington Technical College, Kirkland, Washington.
KCI Technologies Inc., a Maryland-based engineering firm with 22 offices in the mid-Atlantic, northeast and southern United States, has appointed Executive Vice President Nathan J. Beil, P.E., as its new president, effective June 7, 2006. The announcement was made recently on behalf of the board of directors by Terry F. Neimeyer, P.E., the company’s current president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board. Neimeyer, who became president in December 1995, will retain his role as CEO and chairman. Working from KCI’s corporate headquarters in Hunt Valley, MD, Mr. Beil will oversee operations for a company employing more than 900 people and posting sales of $104.7 million in 2005.
Jason M. Pauley has joined the professional staff in Louisa County as the new County Engineer. Prior to accepting his new position with Louisa County, Mr. Pauley served as the Director of Environmental Services for King George County, Virginia, for the past nine years. Mr. Pauley earned his M.S. degree in Environmental Management from the University of Findlay in Ohio, in addition to a B.S. degree in Environmental and Hazardous Materials Management, also from the University of Findlay. In his new position, Mr. Pauley will be responsible for the management of capital projects and oversight of the county landfill. ##