November 2004 Virginia Engineers On The Move

Rivermine Software provider of Enterprise Telecommunications Management solutions announced recently that it has appointed Mark Madsen as vice president of engineering. In this new role, Mr. Madsen will lead Rivermine’s technology development efforts supporting the company’s goal of providing sophisticated solutions to meet the demands of network-centric organizations striving to optimize their telecom environment. A former technology director of PeopleSoft, he will focus on ensuring the engineering process remains an efficient engine that meets both the company’s business objectives and the robust functionality requirements of its clients. He holds a wealth of software engineering and product development experience with enterprise software companies. Mr. Madsen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Management and Science from Metropolitan State College in Denver, CO.

Timmons Group is pleased to announce that Bruce McCloy, P.E., and Stig Owens, P.E., have been accredited as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Professionals.
Mr. McCloy is the Group Leader for Timmons Group’s Public Safety Sector. Mr. McCloy is licensed in Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland and works with local, state and federal governments across the country to fulfill their site design needs for correctional, courthouse, police and fire, military and homeland security projects. As Sector Leader for Timmons Group’s Site Development Sector, Mr. Owens is responsible for the overall management of the Commercial, Education, Healthcare and Public Safety Groups. Mr. Owens has 18 years of experience with the firm and is licensed in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and Delaware.

Engineering Concepts, Inc. (ECI) has promoted Michelle Caruthers to Team Leader. Her responsibilities include managing production on ECI projects, scheduling and budget control. Previously with Westvaco and an Alleghany County staff engineer, she is a graduate of Virginia Tech’s Biological Systems Engineering department.

John S. “Skip” Groupe, IV, President, has announced that The Engineering Groupe, Inc. of Woodbridge, has been selected by Loudoun County to provide as-needed Civil Engineering and Surveying services for a one year period. Services to be provided may include; engineering feasibility studies, drainage studies, design of stormwater management structures, land utilization studies, sewage treatment facility design, traffic control studies, and additional Civil Engineering services as required. The contract will be managed by John S. Matusik, P.E., Vice President of the firm’s Western Region, with work to be performed by personnel based at the firm’s full service Branch Office in Leesburg.

Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern, Inc. (HSMM), one of the largest architectural and engineering design firms in Virginia, has announced the addition of Richard Misfeldt to the professional staff in Virginia Beach. Mr. Misfeldt has joined the firm’s Architecture Department as a drafting/design technician.
The firm also announced that Cecil G. Doyle has been named a fellow of the American Council of Engineering Companies.
HSMM also announced that Gary D. Senechal, P.E., mechanical department head and Stephen O. Lowe, E.I.T., a mechanical engineer have 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. Senechal and Mr. Lowe successfully completed the LEED training program and Accredited Professional exam.
American Correctional Association (ACA) President, Gwendolyn C. Chunn, has re-appointed Virginia Beach architect Steven E. Loomis, AIA, to serve a second term on the Association’s Facility Design Committee. Mr. Loomis, a Principal Associate with HSMM, specializes in the planning and design of courts buildings, juvenile justice facilities, and law enforcement/communication centers. His committee responsibilities will include reviewing information relating to the Performance Based Standards of the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators on living unit and facility size for juvenile incarceration. Among other activities, Mr. Loomis will contribute to drafting a model set of design and construction guidelines for new training schools and juvenile detention centers. He will work in cooperation with the American Probation and Parole Association to develop functional model guidelines for designing new or renovated probation and parole/aftercare offices, with the focus on staff safety and security. These guidelines will be submitted to the ACA Standards Committee for review and action.
The Chesapeake City Council has appointed Bruce N. Grulke, NCARB AIA, LEED to serve on the South Norfolk Revitalization Commission. Mr. Grulke, a Senior Architect with the Virginia Beach office of HSMM, has over 25 years of professional experience in the programming, design, and condition assessment for major projects. His committee responsibilities will include reporting and discussing problems existing in the South Norfolk borough of the City of Chesapeake, and make recommendations for corrective actions to members of city council.

Miles C. Johnston, III, has recently joined the staff at Moseley Architects as a mechanical engineer. He had been with the city of Richmond’s transportation department.

Robert H. Johnston, with Winks-Snowa Architects, has recently received architectural licensure from the state.

Hankins and Anderson, Inc., has recently announced that Peter Glade has been named a certified Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute. The firm also announced that Stefana Petrova has joined the mechanical department. She had been with John T. Moore and Associates.

Resource International has recently announced that Benjamin E. Becker is a landscape architect in the land-planning studio.
The firm also announced that Lonnie Hawkins and Scott Kublusek have joined the land-development engineering staff. Mr. Hawkins is a CADD technician and Mr. Kublusek is a staff engineer.

Charles Tilley, with BCWH Architects has recently been accredited as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Professionals.

Anderson and Associates would like to congratulate Russell Jackson, Blacksburg Project Engineer, on his promotion to Project Manager and Heather Porterfield, A&A’s Marketing Director, on becoming Director of the Affiliate for the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS).
Anderson and Associates would also like to announce several staff additions. Calvin Clifton has recently joined the Tri-Cities office as a Project Manager; Joey Conrad has joined the Blacksburg office as a Design Technician; Christian Mann has joined the Fredericksburg office as a Survey Technician; Lia Ovelar has joined the staff in the Blacksburg office as an Office Assistant; Erin Palmer has joined the Fredericksburg office as a Design Technician; Josh Reese has joined the Fredericksburg office as a Party Chief and Ben Strause has joined the staff at the Middletown office as an Intern.

Thomas S. Flournoy, P.E., has joined STV Incorporated as manager of the firm’s Vienna, VA, office. In his new position, Mr. Flournoy is responsible for the office’s operations, administration and business development. Part of the company’s Baltimore-based Atlantic Region, STV’s Vienna office specializes in transportation and infrastructure projects in the National Capital area. Prior to joining STV, Mr. Flournoy was a section manager with a renowned international environmental and infrastructure firm. He brings to his new position more than 25 years experience managing multidisciplinary professionals engaged in transportation planning studies, traffic engineering, highway and bridge design, facility design, and municipal engineering. His expertise includes design, construction, and rehabilitation of infrastructure in both rural and urban settings. He earned a B.S. degree in civil engineering technology from Old Dominion University. A professional engineer registered in Virginia, Maryland, New York, and the District of Columbia, he is a former instructor for several Federal Highway Administration training courses, and co-author of several FHWA publications and other technical papers.

Draper Aden Associates has recently announced that Tim P. Sexton, CPSS, CNMP, has joined the firm’s staff as a Senior Program Manager on the Environmental Team in the Richmond office. Mr. Sexton brings more than 29 years experience in soil, land use management, and environmental consulting to the firm, previously working for commercial and residential developments throughout Virginia. He holds a B.S. degree in Soil Science from North Carolina State University and is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist in Virginia and a Certified Nutrient Management Planner in both Virginia and Delaware.

A Penn State scholarship created in memory of Dean Meyers, an engineer and Pennsylvania native who was shot and killed in the October 2002 D.C. sniper attacks, has reached its $100,000 endowment goal. Mr. Meyers’ employer, Fairfax, VA-based Dewberry, led the fundraising effort and matched all contributions. A civil engineer, Mr. Meyers had worked for Dewberry for 20 years. He was based in the firm’s Manassas, VA office. The endowed scholarship will be awarded annually to a civil engineering student from a rural Pennsylvania high school. Mr. Meyers graduated from Penn State in 1975.

A University of Maryland School of Medicine faculty member has received the 2003 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the nation’s highest honor for professionals at the outset of their independent research careers. Steven D. Munger, Ph.D., assistant professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, was honored for his research involving the sense of taste. Dr. Munger’s study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is investigating how sweet receptors on the tongue interact with chemically different substances, such as table sugar or an artificial sweetener. The research could lead to new and more versatile artificial sweeteners that actually taste more like natural sugar. These alternative artificial sweeteners could directly benefit those battling obesity or diabetes.

Mr. Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO and Founding Chairman of The United States Green Building Council (USGBC), recently announced the acceptance of USGBC – James River as a Provisional Chapter of the Council. The announcement recognizes years of organizational work performed by a local group of architects, engineers, planners and other building professionals to bring heightened awareness about and application of sustainable building practices to the area. A long-range goal of the group is to see green-building methods become the standard for all construction.

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