March 2008 Virginia Engineers on the Move
John (Skip) Groupe, IV, P.E., President of The Engineering Groupe, Inc. of Woodbridge, is proud to announce the appointment of John Matusik to the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreationâ€™s Stormwater Management Handbook Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). Mr. Matusik, P.E., currently serves as the Vice President and Director of Water Resources for The Engineering Groupe, Inc. In addition to this appointment, Mr. Matusik is also an Adjunct Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.
Haynes Whaley Associates recently announced the following personnel promotions in their Reston, Va. office:
Brian Cornell, P.E., Project Manager, Larisa D. Ramich, P.E., Project Manager; and Renee P. Meador, Marketing Coordinator. Ms. Meador recently served as a Board Member for Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Northern Virginia and currently serves as a member of CREWâ€™s Program Committee. She has been a member of the firm for over six years.
Draper Aden Associates is pleased to announce they have named Douglas R. Wilson, in Blacksburg, and Sheryl S. Stephens and Charles H. King, in Richmond, as the firmâ€™s newest professional associates.
Mr. Wilson came to the firm six years ago and has spent the past three years as the firmâ€™s CAD Manager. He earned his B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Ms. Stephens is a Senior Funding Specialist for the firm and has been with Draper Aden Associates for seven years. She holds a B.A. degree from Mary Washington and an M.S. degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Virginia.
Mr. King is a Senior Project Surveyor who has been with Draper Aden Associates for five years and has over 11 years of surveying experience.
Aaron S. Hofberg, P.E., a staff engineer on the Site Planning and Engineering Team with Draper Aden Associates has earned his Professional Engineer license. He has been with the firm for two years and is a graduate of Virginia Tech where he earned a B.S. degree in Biological Systems Engineering.
Draper Aden Associates is also pleased to announce the following promotions:
Carrie N. Blankenship has been promoted to Project Geologist on the Environmental Team in the firmâ€™s Blacksburg office. Ms. Blankenship holds an M.S. degree in Environmental and Engineering Geology from Radford University. She earned her B.S. degree in Geology from Virginia Tech. Ms. Blankenship will take on the added duties of project management, development of soil and groundwater sampling plans, data analysis, site remediation and proposal and report writing.
Srikanth Nathella, P.E., has been promoted to Program Manager on the Environmental Team in the firmâ€™s Blacksburg office. His additional responsibilities include assisting with management of the Environmental Team, preparing proposals and business development. Mr. Nathella earned his M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Arizona State University and has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Anna University in Madras, India.
Hankins and Anderson, Inc., announces the following new employees:
Rachel Kot and David Hughes have joined the firmâ€™s Mechanical Department. Ms. Kot was formerly with Wick Fisher White Consulting Engineers of Philadelphia, Penn. Mr. Hughes was formerly with The Bell Company of Rochester, NY.
McDonough Bolyard Peck, Inc. (MBP) is proud to announce the promotions of Jim Mascaro P.E., CCP and Don Young P.E., CCM to Associate.
Mr. Mascaro has lead MBPâ€™s commissioning services team since 2005. He has more than 28 years experience in the construction industry.
Mr. Young has facilitated key growth through his role as the Williamsburg Regional Operations Manager. He has more than 26 years of extensive construction management experience in worldwide support with the US Army Corps of Engineers.
MBP has begun 2008 with a new corporate structure. In line with the firmâ€™s succession plan, Frank A. McDonough, P.E. has stepped down as Chairman of the Board and Officer of the firm. He will continue to be involved on a daily basis as Chairman Emeritus and as Claims Consultant for the firm. Principals Charles E. Bolyard, Jr., PSP, CFCC and Blake V. Peck, P.E., CCM will now take over as Chairman of the Board/CEO and President/COO respectively.
Anderson & Associates, Inc. would like to congratulate Tim Ingold, LS on receiving his new designation as Certified Flood Plain Surveyor; Scott Gross on receiving his new designation as certified Erosion & Sediment Control Inspector; Blacksburg Project Engineer Lowell Bowman on passing his LSIT Exam; Blacksburg Design Technician Adam Krantz, on passing his LS Exam; Justin Lewis, Blacksburg Assistant Project Manager, on passing his LS Exam; as well as Josh Turner Middletown Project Manager, on recently passing his PE exam.
The firm also welcomes new staff additions Eric Devine, as Greensboro Party Chief; Michael Deeker, P.E., as Johnson City Project Engineer; Stephanie Huppert, as Blacksburg Marketing Assistant; Bill Bushman, P.E., as Blacksburg Project Manager; Chris Farrish, P.E., as Beckley Project Engineer; Justin Summers, as Blacksburg Project Engineer; and Jake Jernigan, as Blacksburg HR Assistant.
Anderson & Associates, Inc. is also pleased to announce the following promotions:
Mary Ann Bonadeo, P.E. has been promoted to Vice President of Operations. Ms. Bonadeo received her B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech along with her M.B.A. degree in Organizational Leadership. She has been a member of the firm since 1998.
Trevor Kimzey, P.E. has been promoted to Vice President of Land Development. Mr. Kimzey received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and joined Anderson & Associates in 2004.
Wiley & Wilson, Inc. has announced these promotions.
Christopher N. Beverly, P.E. was recently promoted to Senior Engineer in the firmâ€™s Mechanical Engineering Department. Mr. Beverly focuses on HVAC studies and design for institutional, industrial, and local government clients. He received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia.
H. Anthony Pace, P.E. has been promoted to Project Engineer in the firmâ€™s Structural Engineering Department. Mr. Pace will focus on structural analysis and design of institutional, industrial, and military projects. He received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University.
Anne E. Burkhardt, E.I.T. recently joined Wiley & Wilsonâ€™s Civil Engineering Department as an Engineer-in-Training 2. Ms. Burkhardt focuses on site and civil design. She received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Clemson University and has earned the designation of Engineer-in-Training by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Ryan E. Brown, E.I.T. was recently promoted to Engineer-in-Training 2 in the firmâ€™s Structural Engineering Department. Mr. Brown’s duties include the design of complex structural systems. He holds a B.S. degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Washington and has earned the designation of Engineer-in-Training by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Matthew V. Hoang, E.I.T. recently joined Wiley & Wilsonâ€™s Electrical Engineering Department as an Engineer-in-Training 1. Mr. Hoang focuses on electrical systems design for building lighting and power for government, institutional, and private sector clients. He received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
Ashley B. Fisher, E.I.T. recently joined Wiley & Wilsonâ€™s Land Development/Utilities/Survey Group as an Engineer-in-Training 2. Ms. Fisher focuses on land development design, including site layout, grading, roadways, stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, water distribution systems, and sanitary sewer systems. She received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia, and has earned the designation of Engineer-in-Training by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
R. Christopher Garner, P.E. was recently promoted to Project Engineer in the Civil Engineering Department. Mr. Garner focuses on site development, transportation, and drainage design. He holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Old Dominion University.
Andrew E. Boehm, P.E. was recently promoted to Engineer in the firmâ€™s Mechanical Engineering Department. He focuses on large central mechanical systems. Mr. Boehm received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia.
Brian W. Yannetti, E.I.T. was recently promoted to Engineer-in-Training 2 in the Electrical Engineering Department. He focuses on electrical design of power, lighting, fire alarm and communications systems. Mr. Yannetti received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Military Institute and has earned the designation of Engineer-in-Training by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Wiley & Wilson has also announced three new Vice Presidents have been appointed at the firm:
Anthony R. Buscemi, P.E., LEEDÂ® AP received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from West Virginia Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. degree from Portland State University. Mr. Buscemi is both a project manager and manager of the civil and structural departments in the firmâ€™s Alexandria office.
Thomas L. Fitzgerald, P.E. received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of South Carolina. He is a project manager for civil as well as multi-disciplined projects in the firmâ€™s Lynchburg office.
Randal S. Vaughan, AIA, LEEDÂ® AP holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech. He is a project manager and lead architect for multi-disciplined building projects in the firmâ€™s Lynchburg office.
Alireza Hedayati has been named a senior supervising engineer in the Herndon, Va. office of Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB). Mr. Hedayati has nearly three decades of experience in bridge engineering and project management. Prior to joining PB, he served as director of the structures department for a major engineering firm in Vienna, Va. He earned his M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan and a B.S. degree from the University of Tehran.
The MITRE Corporationâ€™s Board of Trustees has endorsed the appointment of Dr. Jason F. Providakes as director, senior vice president, and general manager of the Center for Enterprise Modernization (CEM), the federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) the company operates for the Internal Revenue Service.
Dr. Providakes, who was appointed vice president of CEM in October, assumed his new role following the retirement of long-time director J. Michel (Mike) Blom at the end of February. Dr. Providakes brings broad experience to CEM. He previously served as chief engineer for the former Washington Command, Control, and Communications Center and as executive director for MITREâ€™s Army Systems & Technology Division. He holds a doctorate in electrical engineering from Cornell University and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
In addition to leading CEM, Dr. Providakes will continue as the director of MITREâ€™s Homeland Security Center of Excellence.
Ali R. Butt, an assistant professor of computer science in Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering, has received a $400,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, which is the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for creative junior faculty who are considered to be future leaders in their academic fields.
Dr. Butt is director of Virginia Tech’s Distributed Systems and Storage Laboratory, where research is focused on tailoring next-generation storage and file systems for the growing data demands of modern high-performance computing applications.
Before joining the Virginia Tech faculty in 2006, Dr. Butt completed his doctorate in electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology in Lahore, Pakistan.
Virginia Tech College of Engineering researcher Jung-Min Park, has received a $430,000 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award to support his research.
Every CAREER project has an educational component, so Dr. Park will develop both undergraduate and graduate courses in cognitive radio systems at Virginia Tech. He also plans to initiate a summer internship program for women undergraduates and to disseminate his course materials to educational institutions in Virginia that serve underrepresented students.
Dr. Park joined the Virginia Tech faculty in 2003 after receiving his doctorate from Purdue University’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in electronic engineering from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. He is the director of the Laboratory for Advanced Research in Information Assurance and Security, which is associated with Wireless @ Virginia Tech.##