November 2006 Virginia Engineers On The Move
Rachel K. Aylor, E.I.T. has joined Austin Brockenbrough & Associates, L.L.P. as a Structural Engineer. Ms. Aylor, a University of Virginia graduate, was previously with Site-Blauvelt. In her new position, she will work in the firm’s Mechanical/Electrical/Structural Group.
Robert P. Kerr, President of Kerr Environmental Services Corp. announces that Eddie DuRant has been hired as Environmental Manager. Mr. DuRant brings over 15 years of experience in the environmental science profession and has experience throughout Virginia and North Carolina conducting and managing diverse environmental tasks. Mr. DuRant provides the corporation with experience successfully working with public and private sector clientele. He has a B.S. degree in Soil Science from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.
Hankins and Anderson, Inc., has announced the following new staff additions:
Paul Pinigis, P.E. has joined the firm as Chief Life Safety Engineer. Mr. Pinigis was formerly with Eyak Architecture and Engineering, LLC of Reston.
Dale Bingaman has joined the firm’s Life Safety Department. Mr. Bingaman was formerly with East Coast Fire Protection of Richmond.
Katonda Potts has joined the firm as a Project Manager. Ms. Potts was formerly with Schnabel Engineering of Richmond.
Michael Creamer has joined the firm as a Programmer. Mr. Creamer was formerly with LeClair Ryan of Richmond.
Valarie Blaes has joined the firm as Senior Marketing Coordinator. Ms. Blaes was formerly with Hening-Vest-Covey-Chenault Architectural Corporation of Richmond.
Adam Mease, E.I.T. has joined Hankins and Anderson’s Mechanical Department. Mr. Mease was formerly with EAC, PC in Burke, VA.
Kevin Kosker, Peter Rawls and Kil-Hwa Mounce have joined Hankins and Anderson as engineers.
Mr. Kosker is with the electrical department; Mr. Rawls is with the construction-administration department; and Mr. Mounce is with the civil department.
Michael W. Creed, P.E., president and CEO of McKim & Creed, P.A., which has an office in Virginia Beach, has been awarded the Leonardo da Vinci Award by the Professional Services Management Association. The award recognizes individuals who have achieved notable levels of excellence in the architectural and engineering profession and have significantly contributed to their firm’s success through their management achievements. Mr. Creed received the award recently during the joint conference of PSMA and the Society for Marketing Professional Services, held in Hollywood, CA. Mr. Creed earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from North Carolina State University.
McKim & Creed has also announced the following professionals have joined the staff in the firm’s Virginia Beach office:
Adrianne Free comes to the firm as a civil designer. She graduated from North Carolina A&T State University with a degree in graphic communication systems. Previously she served as an intern in the Guilford County, North Carolina, GIS department.
Jeff Gilley, LS, has joined the firm as a geomatics (surveying and mapping) manager. A graduate of East Tennessee State University and the U.S. Army Engineer Officer Advanced Course, he has 17 years’ experience in all aspects of land surveying and mapping.
Sinclair Pratt Cameron, P.C. is pleased to announce that Amy Kitts, E.I.T. and Shawn Maslaney, E.I.T. have recently joined the professional staff at the firm.
SFCS Inc. announces additional new staff in its Roanoke office:
Mark Shelton, AIA, has been hired as Project Designer and Project Architect. He was formerly with HSMM in Roanoke.
Robert Sikorski has joined the firm as an Architectural Intern from Virginia Tech.
Erin Hurt has joined the staff as a Marketing Assistant. She was formerly with Long & Foster Realtors in Roanoke.
Greg Watson has joined the staff as an Office Services Assistant. He was previously with PMD Screen Printing in Roanoke.
Robert “Skip” Notte, P.E. recently completed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)â„¢ Accreditation program. Mr. Notte received his Civil Engineering degree in 1997 from Virginia Tech and has served as a Project Manager with Dewberry for seven years.
Heather Campbell, of Dewberry’s Richmond office, recently received certification as a Professional Engineer from the Board of Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Landscape Architects of Virginia. Ms. Campbell received her B.S. degree in Civil Engineering in 2001 from Virginia Tech and has served as a Project Engineer with Dewberry for the past four years.
Timmons Group has announced the following promotions and professional staff additions:
Cecil McNair has been promoted to Project Engineer II with the Water/Wastewater group in the Infrastructure sector. Mr. McNair holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University.
Brian Walker has recently been promoted to Project Engineer II with the Water/Wastewater group in the Infrastructure sector. Mr. Walker holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering/Management from Old Dominion University.
Evan Bowles has been promoted to Project Engineer III with the Water/Wastewater group in the Infrastructure sector. Mr. Bowles holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Wes Hunnius has recently been promoted to Project Manager with the Water/Wastewater group in the Infrastructure sector. Mr. Hunnius received his B.S degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University.
Melissa Pritchard has joined the firm as Project Engineer I with the Environmental Services group in the Infrastructure sector. A graduate of Lawrence Technological University, Ms. Pritchard holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering.
Julian Ruffin has recently joined the firm as a Project Engineer I with the Site Development sector. Mr. Ruffin is a graduate of Florida State University where he received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering.
Turner Bradford has joined the firm as a Project Engineer I in the Charlottesville Office. Mr. Bradford received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University and a B.S. degree in Economics from Colgate University.
Amanda Gowin has joined the firm as a CAD Technician with the Residential sector. Ms. Gowin received her B.A. degree in Interior Design from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Vince Sheehan has joined the staff at Timmons Group as a designer; Craig Macaulay has joined as a Survey Project Manager; and Mitch Bowser has joined as a Project Engineer I.
Anderson & Associates, Inc. would like to congratulate Alan Schuetz, Scarlett Kitts, and Heather Jessup on their promotions to Assistant Project Managers; Jeremy Alexander on his promotion to Survey Project Manager; and Charity Sparks on her promotion to Administrative Assistant.
Anderson & Associates also welcomes new staff members Andrew McClaugherty as Blacksburg Survey Technician; Chuck Blackburn as Greensboro Survey Technician; Keli Ratcliffe as Blacksburg PR Specialist; and Willie Felder as Greensboro Design Technician.
Draper Aden Associates is pleased to announce that Meredith Ross, P.E. has joined the Blacksburg Structural Engineering Team as Senior Project Engineer. Ms. Ross graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. Her experience includes analysis and design of structural systems for a number of healthcare, institutional and commercial buildings. Much of her work has involved the design of timber, concrete, masonry, and structural steel projects.
Tom B. Langley, P.E., LS, President of Langley and McDonald, Inc., announces that A. Lawrence Hiebert has joined the firm’s staff as a Senior Engineering Technician. Mr. Hiebert has 3 years previous experience with local engineering firms and 24 years experience in Civil Engineering in the public and private sectors. His experience includes site design and drafting of residential subdivisions and condominiums and commercial development projects. Mr. Hiebert has a diploma in Design & Drafting Technology from Red River Community College in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada.
James Long III, P.E. has joined Collins Engineers, Inc. as Senior Bridge Design Engineer in the firm’s Newport News office. Mr. Long brings over 13 years of structural engineering experience. His primary task will be to manage bridge design in the Virginia region. Mr. Long holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Hartford, a M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Connecticut, and an MBA degree from the College of William and Mary.
Wiley & Wilson, Inc. is pleased to announce the following staff additions and promotions.
H. Anthony Pace, P.E. has been promoted to Engineer in the Structural Engineering Department. Mr. Pace will focus on structural analysis and design of institutional, industrial and military projects. He received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University.
Michael W. Vass, P.E. has been promoted to Engineer in the Mechanical Engineering Department. Mr. Vass will focus on HVAC design for commercial, institutional and municipal facilities. He received an A.A.S. degree in Mechanical Design from Blue Ridge Community College and a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University.
Daniel G. Bradley has joined the firm as a Designer/Drafter in the Civil Engineering Department – Land Development, Utilities, and Survey Group. Mr. Bradley will focus on projects for site development, utilities, drainage, erosion and sediment control, GIS, and construction administration. He received an A.A.S. degree in Engineering Technology with an Architectural/Civil specialization from Central Virginia Community College.
Wiley & Wilson, Inc. is pleased to also make the following announcements.
James J. Lewis, Jr., P.E., L.S. has been promoted to Department Manager/Senior Engineer in the Civil Engineering Department – Land Development, Utilities, and Survey Group. Mr. Lewis received a B.S. degree in Engineering Technology, Construction Option from East Tennessee State University. He also received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee.
G. Keith Thompson, Jr., P.E. has been promoted to Engineer in the Civil Engineering Department. Mr. Thompson focuses on design of water, wastewater, and storm sewer systems. He received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University.
Christopher N. Beverly has joined the firm as a Design Engineer in the Mechanical Engineering Department. Mr. Beverly will focus on HVAC design for institutional facilities, central cooling plants, and ice storage systems for campus facilities. He received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia.
Gregory O. Milstead is now a civil engineer with McKinney & Co.
The American Society of Safety Engineers has recently announced that James C. Harris has been named president of the Colonial Virginia Chapter. He is with R.S. Harritan & Co.
Timothy White, P.E., PTOE, has joined the professionals at T3 Design, P.C., a Fairfax-based traffic engineering and transportation planning firm, as Vice President. Mr. White, a registered Professional Engineer in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and North Carolina, joins Pat Timbrook, P.E., PTOE (President), Amy Morris, P.E., PTOE (Director of Engineering), and Leslie Prokop (Vice President of Business Development) to round out the partnership of the newest women-owned traffic engineering and transportation planning consulting business in Virginia. He brings 15 years of transportation engineering experience working in both the public and private sectors to the firm. Most recently, he served as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Vice President at Wilbur Smith Associates.
Raymond K. Best, P.E., Principal and Facilites Engineering Practice Lead of TEC Inc., is the newly elected President of The Construction Sciences Research Foundation, Inc. (CSRF). Elizabeth J. Heider, AIA, Vice President of Skanska USA Building, Inc., has been elected as Vice President; and continuing to serve as a CSRF Director is David E. Boelzner, Esq. of Wright, Robinson, Osthimer & Tatum of Richmond.
Dominic Sims, C.B.O., has been named Chief Operating Officer of the International Code Council (ICC). As COO, he will be responsible for the organization’s day-to-day operating activities, financial performance, short- and long-term planning and strategic business activities. Mr. Sims, who previously served as Deputy COO, was promoted by newly-named CEO Rick Weiland. Prior to joining the ICC and Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI), Mr. Sims was Executive Director of the Palm Beach County (Fla.) Planning, Zoning and Building Department. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Palm Beach Atlantic University.
Deborah A. Lange, Ph.D., P.E., D.E.E., R.B.P., executive director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research, has been elected to the board of directors of the Institute of Brownfield Professionals (IBP). A 1979 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering, Dr. Lange earned her Master’s Degree and doctorate from Carnegie Mellon, in civil and environmental engineering. She began her career as a research engineer with U.S. Steel in 1980, then became a project engineer at IT Corporation. Dr. Lange joined Paul C. Rizzo Associates in 1986, eventually becoming partner-in-charge of domestic and environmental projects. She became executive director of Carnegie Mellon’s Brownfields Center in 1997 and accepted the Steinbrenner Institute post in 2004.
John C. Wilson, president of emoryWilson company (formerly Emory L. Wilson and Assoc. Inc.), has joined Tencarva as vice president for the new Tencarva Municipal Division. This division now includes Tencarva’s current municipal group in Arkansas and Tennessee, as well as the territory of the former emoryWilson Municipal Division, which covers North Carolina, South Carolina, most of Virginia and a few counties in northeastern Tennessee.
Municipal Division employees from emoryWilson joining the Tencarva Municipal Division are Jim Miller, sales manager; Barry Harms, Todd Ritchie, Tom Thomas and Tim Tilley, outside sales; and Tom Hegarty and John Monroe, both on the inside sales team.
Tencarva Machinery Company, headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., recently announced the acquisition of Engineering Equipment Company (EECO), in Richmond, Va. After the acquisition, Dave Mathers, former EECO secretary-treasurer and co-owner, will continue to head up the operations of the EECO Division of Tencarva as EECO division manager. John Mills, former EECO president and co-owner, will work three months as a consultant to Tencarva prior to retiring in early 2007. Mr. Mathers came to EECO in 1975 from the industrial marketplace sales, and Mr. Mills joined the sales team to help expand the company into the municipal market. The company’s other five employees, who are joining the Tencarva team, are Tom Wade, outside sales engineer; Willie Lilly, inside sales; Robin Dodson, sales support specialist; Lori O’Boyle, bookkeeper and Dale Chablis, receptionist/sales support specialist. Tencarva sales engineer and compressor specialist, Stuart Taylor, who is in Chesapeake, has become a part of the EECO team servicing the Tidewater territory.
Dr. Russell A. Hulse, who won the 1993 Nobel Prize in physics for his discovery of the first binary pulsar, has been elected to Battelle’s Board of Directors. Dr. Hulse and his thesis advisor, Dr. Joseph Taylor Jr., shared the Nobel Prize for their 1974 discovery of a twin star system that continues to provide a rare natural laboratory for testing Einstein’s theories on gravity and relativity. Dr. Hulse was a 23-year-old graduate student at the time of the discovery. Today he is a principal research physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) at Princeton University. He replaces a Princeton colleague, Dr. John J. Hopfield, on Battelle’s Board. Hopfield, a Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton and recent recipient of the 2005 Albert Einstein World Award of Science, is retiring from his seat. Dr. Hulse earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and a doctorate in physics from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He joined the PPPL in 1977 and has worked there ever since. In 2004, he began his concurrent relationship with The University of Texas at Dallas. ##