June 2006 Virginia Engineers On The Move

John R. Bradner, P.E., L.S., manager of the survey department for Dewberry’s Danville, VA office, was recently presented with the firm’s Harold Williams Award for Professional Excellence. The award was presented by Chairman Sidney O. Dewberry in recognition of Mr. Bradner’s management expertise and leadership, enduring professionalism, and mentoring of other surveying and engineering staff members. Mr. Bradner currently manages five full-time survey crews for the office. He has been involved in all aspects of municipal engineering and planning for over 40 years. He joined Dewberry in 1982. Mr. Bradner holds a degree in civil engineering from Virginia Tech. He is licensed as a surveyor in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, and Tennessee and a Professional Engineer in Virginia and North Carolina. His son, Brian K. Bradner, is also employed at the Danville office of Dewberry as a civil engineer and an associate of the firm. The Harold Williams Award for Professional Excellence was named in honor and remembrance of Harold Williams, P.E., C.L.S., an engineer and director of special projects for Dewberry for 20 years until his death in 1987. The award is given annually to an employee who best exemplifies exceptional qualities of leadership, professionalism, and technical excellence.

Thompson & Litton is pleased to announce that Brian Tew has joined the firm as a Project Manager in the Radford office. Mr. Tew earned his Master’s of Business Administration from East Carolina University in addition to a B.S. degree in Urban and Regional Planning also from East Carolina University. Since joining the firm, he has become Project Manager on key contracts with several wireless providers, and is also Project Manager serving County and Municipal clients.
Thompson & Litton is also pleased to announce that David Dawson, Ph.D., P.E. has joined the firm. Dr. Dawson serves as a Project Manager and will work out of the Bristol office. He has expertise in environmental engineering and brings a strong background in technical and regulatory accomplishments as well as extensive experience in leadership, administration, and planning to the firm. He has his Doctorate in Environmental Systems Engineering from Clemson University and his Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Cincinnati where he also earned his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. Dr. Dawson brings over twenty years experience in the engineering field in municipal, industrial, and academic settings to his new position.

Sinclair Pratt Cameron, P.C. is pleased to make the following staff announcements:
Krista Lonesome, P.E. has recently received her Professional Engineer designation.
Jeff Rayhorn has been promoted to CAD Manager.
Will Harkins, Steve Minnich, and Margaret Saul have recently joined the CAD Department.

Wiley & Wilson, Inc. is pleased to announce the following staff additions and promotions at the firm:
Ioannis (John) Masouras, P.E. has recently joined the firm as a Mechanical Project Engineer in the Richmond Office. He received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech.
G. Keith Thompson, Jr., E.I.T., has been promoted to Design Engineer in the Civil Engineering Department. Mr. Thompson focuses on design of water, wastewater, and storm sewer systems. He holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Old Dominion University.
Leslie D. Brafford has been promoted to Designer in the Civil Engineering Process & Treatment Department. Ms. Brafford focuses on water and wastewater treatment plant design, utility infrastructure design, and computer modeling of utility infrastructure. She completed Civil/Architectural Engineering courses at Central Virginia Community College.
Jacob B. Fauber, E.I.T. has been promoted to Assistant Engineer in the firm’s Mechanical Engineering Department. Mr. Fauber focuses on college and university utility master plans and complex HVAC design. He holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Military Institute.
Wiley & Wilson, Inc. is also pleased to announce that John Eric James, E.I.T., was promoted to Design Engineer in the firm’s Alexandria Office Mechanical Engineering Department. Mr. James focuses on mechanical HVAC systems design for renovations and new construction projects for federal, institutional and private sector clients. He holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Polytechnic State University.

John S. “Skip” Groupe, IV, President of The Engineering Groupe, Inc. of Woodbridge, is pleased to announce that Susan Aitken Riddle, P.E., LS, has joined the firm as Director of Technical Services for Engineering and Surveys at the Charlottesville office. Ms. Riddle, a graduate of the University of Virginia, brings over 25 years of experience in land development engineering and site development to the firm. Prior to joining The Engineering Groupe, Inc., she served as the Engineer for Greene County, VA, where her position responsibilities included engineering plan review, administration of the Soil Erosion & Sediment Control program and CIP project management.

Draper Aden Associates is pleased to announce that Susan A. Estes, P.E. has joined the firm’s Blacksburg Solid Waste Team as Staff Engineer. Ms. Estes holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and a B.A. degree in Business Administration from Mary Baldwin College. Her expertise includes preparation of plans, specifications and drawings for various solid waste management projects, including assistance with Part B permit modifications. Prior to joining the firm, she also served as construction inspector on FS and VDOT roadway projects as well as other construction projects.

Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern, Inc. (HSMM) has announced the advancement of Paul T. Garrison, P.E. to Principal; E. Wayne Mortimer, AIA and Benjamin H. Danzing, P.E. to Senior Associate; Robert A. Maslyn, AIA to Registered Associate; and Vanessa Suggs Wallace to Associate.
Mr. Garrison has served as a project manager at HSMM since 2001, managing design efforts for multi-discipline correctional facilities in addition to design-build projects
Mr. Mortimer, employed with the firm since 1994, has a range of project management capabilities including interior space renovation, exterior renovation, additions, and new facility design.
As structural engineering department head, Mr. Danzing has 25 years of design and analysis experience for various structures.
Mr. Maslyn, who joined HSMM in 2004 as architectural department head, has over 20 years experience in new design and renovation projects for various commercial, state, and military clients.
Ms. Suggs Wallace, business development manager, is responsible for managing business development, marketing, and public relations programs for the Virginia Beach regional office.
HSMM also announced the following promotions to Senior Associate within the firm’s Roanoke division:
D. Rob Dean, Jr., P.E., bridge department head for HSMM Transportation; Kyle L. Dobbins, CCCA, CDT, construction administration department head of HSMM Buildings; and Bob Merrill, P.E., LEED® AP, project manager with HSMM Buildings.
Mr. Dean presently serves as Bridge Department Head in the Roanoke office of HSMM Transportation. Since joining the firm in 1995, he has been involved in a wide range of projects for public and private clients involving the design of new bridge structures, as well as the rehabilitation and renovation of existing structures. Mr. Dean earned his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech and his M.S. degree in Civil Engineering at Georgia Tech.
Mr. Dobbins serves as Construction Administration Department Head for the Roanoke Buildings Division of HSMM. He received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University.
Mr. Merrill is a project manager and mechanical engineer with 20 years experience in all aspects of project management and HVAC and plumbing design. He received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech.

Bowman Consulting has announced the following management appointments at the firm’s Fredericksburg office.
Brian Harris has recently been promoted to Branch Manager. Joining the firm in 2005, Mr. Harris brings over 20 years of engineering experience to his new position. He will oversee the day-to-day operations of the office to include project delivery and client service.
In addition, Justin Troidl, P.E. has been promoted to Director of Engineering. Mr. Troidl has been with the firm since 2000 and brings over five years of engineering experience to his new position.
Stephen Teter, L.S. has been promoted to Director of Surveys. Mr. Teter joined the firm in 2004 and brings over 35 years of survey experience to his new position. Land planning services provided by the Fredericksburg office will continue under the direction of Craig Van Dussen, C.L.A., R.L.A. Mr. Van Dussen, who also joined the organization in 2004, brings over 30 years experience in landscape planning, landscape architecture and master planning.

W. Jerrold “Jerry” Samford, P.G., vice president and principal-in-charge of geoenvironmental services at Virginia Geotechnical Services, PC (VGS), has been elected president of the Institute of Brownfield Professionals (IBP). Active in geotechnical consulting since 1977, he is a past president of ASFE/The Best People on Earth and currently chairs ASFE’s Project Risk Evaluation Process (PREP) Task Force. Before joining VGS in 1987, Mr. Samford was the senior geologist of the Virginia Department of Waste Management’s solid waste/superfund programs and the chief regional geologist for the Virginia Water Control Board’s Northern Regional Office. Mr. Samford earned a B.A. degree in Geology from the College of William and Mary and a M.S. degree in Geology from Virginia Tech.
Others professionals elected to serve with Mr. Samford are: President-Elect Donald W. “Don” Richardson, C.P.G. (BEM Systems, Inc.); Secretary/Treasurer David E. Lourie, P.E. (Lourie Consultants); and Directors-at-Large: James K. “Jim” Johnston, P.E. (PMK Group, Inc.); Kenneth H. “Ken” Kastman, P.E. (URS Corp.); Colleen Kokas (New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection/Site Remediation); James W. “Jay” Martin, P.E. (AMEC Earth & Environmental, Inc.); and Joni L. Powell (Kleinfelder, Inc.).

Inlet Technology welcomes David Sammons as a new member to their computer-aided-design (CAD) technology team to support Autodesk’s building information modeling solution (BIM) with a focus on the Autodesk® Revit® applications. With over 20 years experience as a structural engineer, Mr. Sammons started his professional career with Stroud, Pence and Associates immediately following graduation from Old Dominion University in 1984 with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. After 18 years with this firm, he joined the Naval Facilities Engineering Command as a structural engineer where he served for two years before starting a private practice with a colleague. He has extensive experience with planning, design, and construction observations for projects utilizing a variety of structural systems and construction materials.

Battelle recently awarded a Lifetime Achievement award to veteran researcher—and R&D forecast author— Jules Duga. Mr. Duga was honored at Battelle’s annual Reward and Recognition banquet held recently at the Aladdin Shrine Center. The R&D forecast has been an annual publication at Battelle since 1964. It looks at and predicts trends in U.S. spending on research and development. Mr. Duga worked on his first R&D forecast in 1979 and took over as sole author shortly thereafter. He finished his most recent forecast in January and last year prepared Battelle’s first international R&D forecast looking at global trends in R&D funding. Mr. Duga’s 50-year career at Battelle also includes pioneering work on developing technology partnerships between companies in the U.S. and India, strategic planning for research institutes in Mexico, and research analysis for the worldwide petroleum industry. He was a primary contributor to national programs to establish technology offices in all 50 states and in local governments. He was among more than 80 employees honored at the 30th annual Battelle ceremony. ##

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