March 2009 Virginia Engineers on the Move
Anderson & Associates, Inc. would like to congratulate:
Josh Turner on his promotion to Engineering Manager in their Middletown Office;
Lindsay Lally on her promotion to Interim Project Manager;
Adam Czesnowski on passing his LEED exam and becoming a LEEDÂ® Accredited Professional;
Angela Parrish on passing her LEED exam and becoming a LEEDÂ® Accredited Professional;
Kelly Dunn on his 10-year anniversary with the firm; and
Adam Krantz on his 10-year anniversary with Anderson & Associates.
Jacqueline Severidt, with Hurd & Obenchain, Inc., was recently promoted to Marketing Manager. She graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. degree in Marketing and has worked for the firm since 2006.
Hurd & Obenchain, Inc. also announces that their Richmond Electrical Department Head, Dave Minor, P.E., has just passed his Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design exam and is now a LEEDÂ® Accredited Professional. A graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, he has over 16 years of engineering experience and has worked for the firm since 2001.
Bury+Partners-Virginia, Inc. is pleased to announce James Clark is now a Professional Engineer in the State of Virginia. Mr. Clark is in his second year with the firm and earned a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Union College.
MSA, P.C. is happy to announce the achievements of:
M. Tim MacVittie, E.I.T., Project Engineer I, who has passed the LEED Certification exam, earning the LEEDÂ® Accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council. Mr. MacVittie is a graduate of Old Dominion University and has been with MSA’s Civil Engineering Division for two years; and
George A. Franklin, Jr., Survey Crew Chief, who has successfully met the requirements necessary for certification as a Licensed Surveyor in Training (L.S.I.T.) in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mr. Franklin has been with MSA’s Land Surveying Division for twenty-four years.
Hankins and Anderson, Inc. announces the following Board of Directors Members for 2009:
Craig S. Newton, P.E., Senior Vice President, has been elected to serve as Chairman for the Board of Directors;
Steve M. Pearson, AIA, PMP, Vice President, has been elected to serve as Secretary for the Board of directors;
Larry J. Willis, P.E., Vice President, has been elected to serve as Treasurer for the Board of Directors;
Benjamin A. Lilly, P.E., Vice President, has been elected as a board member to serve on the Board of Directors; and
John T. Riding, P.E., Senior Vice President, has been elected as a board member to serve on the Board of Directors.
Hankins and Anderson, Inc. announces the following new additions to their staff:
Thomas Kung, P.E., LEED AP, has joined the Mechanical Department as Senior Mechanical Engineer in their Hampton Roads Office. Mr. Kung was formerly with BRPH;
John Csomay, P.E., has joined the Electrical Department as Senior Electrical Engineer in their Glen Allen Office. Mr. Csomay was formerly self employed with his consulting business;
Keshava (Kesh) B. Prasad, P.E., has joined the Mechanical Department in their San Diego Office as a Mechanical Engineer. Mr. Prasad was formerly with Modtech Holdings, Inc.;
Morteza Beheshti, P.E., has joined the Electrical Department in their San Diego Office as a Senior Electrical Engineer. Mr. Beheshti was formerly with EsGil Corporation. and;
David S. Echols has joined the Production Support Department as CADD Programmer in their Hampton Roads Office. Mr. Echols was formerly with IS2BE.
Jill N. Helgason has joined the Administrative Department in their San Diego Office as an Administrative Assistant. Ms. Helgason was formerly with Martinez + Cutri Architects.
Hankins and Anderson, Inc., also announces that Kevin T. Di-Fazio, P.E., has been promoted to Associate. Mr. DiFazio has been with the firm for 6 years and is a graduate of University of Virginia, where he obtained a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1995.
McDonough Bolyard Peck, Inc. (MBP) is pleased to announce that the firm has promoted Roy Beeson, P.E., CCM to Vice President of its Southeastern operations. Mr. Beeson has more than 35 years experience managing the design and construction of construction programs and projects of various sizes and types. He has worked for MBP for the last six years most recently serving as Branch Manager of the firm’s Atlanta, Georgia office.
Clark Nexsen is pleased to announce that:
Thomas S. Ostasiewski, P.E., PMP has passed the LEED Certification exam, earning him LEEDÂ® Accreditation from the US Green Building Council (USGBC). He has over 15 years of experience in the commercial construction industry. Mr. Ostasiewski’s project experience includes facilities such as elementary schools, high schools, universities, hospitals and clinics, office buildings, military and government facilities; and that
Tara N. Welch, P.E. has earned her Professional Engineer license. Ms. Welch is a Civil and Environmental Engineer with over five years of experience. She has worked primarily on design projects for federal installations. She has a broad range of engineering design experience involving site development, airfield and roadway pavement, storm water management facilities, storm water collection systems, utility services, and environmental permitting.
Draper Aden Associates is pleased to announce that Tim O. Moore, P.E., has been selected to assume the position of Utilities Team Leader for the Blacksburg office. He has over 11 years of utilities engineering experience and will help lead the firmâ€™s efforts in hydraulic modeling, water and wastewater infrastructure design and planning and operational issues in water supply networks and collection systems. Mr. Moore earned a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Military Institute, an M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland and is currently a doctoral candidate at Virginia Tech. His engineering experience includes water and wastewater infrastructure engineering, stormwater collection, treatment and design, and groundwater remediation, treatment and storage. He is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Water Works Association, the Society of American Military Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers.
Edward W.(Trip) Stakem III, P.E., a staff engineer on the Utilities Team with Draper Aden Associates has earned his Professional Engineer license. Mr. Stakem has over six years of experience in utility engineering. He has been with the firm for two years and is a graduate of Virginia Tech where he earned a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Manol P. Andonyadis, P.E., William Kilpatrick, P.E., Ph.D., Michael G. Doyle, A.I.A., Richard D. Storbeck, P.E., and Christopher J. Perrotta of ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC, have joined the distinguished list of The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDÂ®) Accredited Professionals.
John (Skip) Groupe, IV, P.E., President of The Engineering Groupe, Inc. of Woodbridge, is pleased to announce that:
John S. “Johnny” Groupe, V, recently received certification as a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mr. Groupe holds dual degrees from Elon University and George Mason University. Since joining the firm he has been responsible for site planning and infrastructure design for residential and commercial land development projects. His most recent that he’s actively involved in as project manager is Caton’s Crossing. Caton’s Crossing is a mixed use project located in Eastern Prince William County, contains 200 luxury garden apartments currently under construction and up to 410,000 gross square feet of office and retail space.
Megan Granados has been appointed as Business Development and Marketing Manager in their Woodbridge office. Ms. Granados has extensive sales and customer service experience and prides herself on her long-term business relationships, networking, and innovative marketing skills. She will be responsible for developing sales leads, securing new business, developing and enhancing client relationships, and retaining business company-wide. Ms. Granados will also oversee marketing, advertising, and public relations.
Wiley|Wilson is pleased to make the following staff announcements:
Dennis W. Knight, Jr., P.E. has been elected Vice President. He received a B.S. degree from Virginia Tech. He offers over 14 years of experience with a broad range of water, stormwater, and wastewater projects. He currently serves as a Project Manager for a number of clients;
C. Robert L. Mangrum, P.E., BCEE has been elected Vice President. He received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Clemson University and a M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering from Virginia Tech. He offers over 14 years of experience with water/wastewater engineering. He currently serves as Department Manager for their Treatment Team and Project Manager for a number of clients;
Andrew G. M. Blysak, AIA, LEEDÂ® AP has been elected Vice President. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University. He offers over 20 years of experience with projects in the public and private sectors ranging from corporate and commercial interiors to technology data and command/control centers.. He currently serves as Department Manager for their Alexandria Office Architectural Department and Project Manager for several clients;
Gazelle L. Soares, P.E., LEEDÂ® AP has joined the firm as a Project Engineer in the Electrical Engineering Department. Her duties include designing lighting and power distribution systems. She received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology;
Edward J. Shea, P.E., LEEDÂ® AP was promoted to Senior Engineer in the firm’s Civil Engineering Department. He is a lead civil designer for site, utility and transportation projects. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Virginia Tech;
Phillip C. Banton, LEEDÂ® AP was promoted to Project Manager. His duties include business development, planning, and managing projects for a wide variety of clients. He received an A.A.S. degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Central Virginia Community College, a B.S. degree in Business from Liberty University, and an M.B.A. degree from Liberty University;
Ashley B. Fisher, E.I.T. was promoted to Engineer-in-Training 3 in the firm’s Civil Engineering Department. She focuses on land development and utility 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;
R. Corey Clayborne, AIA, LEEDÂ® AP was promoted to Architect in the firm’s Architectural Department. He focuses on planning and design services for local, state, and federal government clients. He received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech.;
Abby J. Thornbury, E.I.T. was promoted to Engineer-in-Training 3 in the firm’s Civil Engineering Department. Her duties include the design of utilities, water and wastewater systems, site design, and engineering reports. She attended Penn State University where she received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering; and
Stephen C. Langseth, P.E. has assumed the role of Business Development Manager with Wiley|Wilson for the power and energy markets. His areas of focus will include conventional power and energy such as nuclear, coal, and gas as well as alternative energy sources such as biomass, wind, solar, and geothermal. He brings over 36 years of professional experience to his new position. Mr. Langseth received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Denver and is currently working on his M.S. degree in Structural Engineering.
Froehling and Robertson, Inc. has recently announced that Dan O’Connell is a senior geotechnical engineer with the firm and Andy Freeman has joined the firm as a CMT Technician.
James Anderton is now a senior mechanical designer with Dunlap and Partners.
ECS would like to announce the following LEEDÂ® accredited professionals:
Manol P. Andonyadis, P.E., William Kilpatrick, P.E., PhD, Michael G. Doyle, A.I.A., Richard D. Storbeck, P.E., and Christopher J. Perrotta of ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC, have joined the distinguished list of The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDÂ®) Accredited Professionals.
Ohio University and the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) recognized Elmer L. Gaden, Jr., of Charlottesville, Va., with the 2009 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize, the top bioengineering prize in the world. He received the prize recently during a gala event in his honor. Long considered the “father of biochemical engineering,” Dr. Gaden is being recognized for his pioneering research that enabled the large scale manufacture of antibiotics, such as penicillin. The engineering equivalent of the Nobel Prize, the Russ Prize is awarded biennially to honor a bioengineering achievement that is of critical importance, advances science and engineering, and improves the human condition. Dr. Gaden’s research began more than 50 years ago while he was a student at Columbia University, working toward his doctorate. During this postwar period, antibiotics were becoming increasingly in demand, particularly penicillin, which had been successfully used to treat battlefield injuries. Drug companies were looking for methods of quickly growing mass quantities of the mold-derived drug. Chemical engineers began experimenting with a mechanical process of microbial fermentation â€“ used primarily to produce yeast for food. Dr. Gaden, building on a lifelong interest in biology and medicine, instead decided to focus on accelerating the yeast’s growth. Through the engineering concept of mass transfer â€“ in this case, the movement of molecules and atoms through the yeast cells while in a fluid – he then introduced oxygen to the yeast, providing more fermentation energy that enables yeast to grow and multiply more rapidly, thereby providing the method of large-scale antibiotics manufacturing. During his illustrious career, Dr. Gaden also established the international research journal Biotechnology and Bioengineering, the first of its kind and now recognized as the leading journal worldwide for the profession. He served as its editor for 25 years. Following his retirement, the publication established the Gaden Award in his honor, which recognizes the most outstanding paper of the year. Dr. Gaden’s work has had a global impact, changing medical practices in nearly every country by the availability of penicillin and antibiotics. His methods remain commonplace today and are still applied to produce numerous drugs, including insulin and interferon. Other than a brief stint at the drug company Pfizer, Dr. Gaden spent his entire career teaching and collaborating in academia, first at Columbia then in teaching and administrative appointments at the University of Vermont and the University of Virginia, from which he retired in 1994.
Facility Engineering Associates, PC (FEA) would like to announce the following:
The addition of Jay S. Bleier, P.E. to its Denver, Colorado office location. Mr. Bleier was self-employed prior to joining FEA earlier this month. Mr. Bleier has a Bachelor of Science in Structural Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado. As a Senior Project Manager, he brings over 12 years of engineering experience with him to FEA. Mr. Bleier’s skill sets include, but are not limited to; structural, geotechnical, and soil engineering, materials and laboratory testing and evaluation, structural and geotechnical forensics, and litigation support. Mr. Bleier is a Registered Professional Engineer in Colorado, and an active member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), Order of the Engineer, and Tau Beta Pi.
The addition of David Briggs to FEA’s Washington, DC office location. Mr. Briggs comes to FEA from ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC. He has a Bachelors and Masters in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University. As a project engineer, Mr. Briggs’s primary responsibilities will include geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring.
The Project Management Institute (PMI) – Richmond Chapter has announced the selection of new officers. Deborah Corbet-Cooper will serve as president with Bernie Hill as president-elect, Christina Morgan as past president, Kristen Baker as vice president of certification, Steve Mathes as vice president of communications, Joyce M. Glady as vice president of finance, Ed Hellermann as vice president of marketing, Jane Newell as vice president of membership, Bethany Bryans as vice president of professional development, and Sharon Robbins as vice president of volunteerism.
The Builders’ Exchange Association of Virginia has recently announced the election of new officers for its board of directors. Leading the association will be Joseph W. Crockett with Waco Inc. as president, Robert W. Garland with Taylor & Parrish Inc. as first vice president, Richard D. Krider with Howell’s Heating & Air Conditioning as second vice president, Berkley Pickels Jr. with Ace Electric Company, Inc. as treasurer, and Frances M. Wagner with the Builders’ Exchange Association as secretary.
Baskervill has announced the following staff accomplishments: Terri Callaway and Emily Pereira have received their Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design accreditation from the Green Building Certification Institute; Jay Chiaramonte is now a licensed Architect through the American Institute of Architects (AIA); and Randy Lowry has been appointed to the Richmond Building Code Board of Appeal Plumbing Division.