October 2007 Virginia Engineers On The Move
Janet C. Frazier, of Draper Aden Associates, has become a Registered Brownfields Professional. Ms. Frazier, a Senior Environmental Scientist and Project Manager on the Environmental Team has worked for the firm for 17 years and is responsible for environmental site assessments in the Blacksburg office. She earned a B. S. degree in Biochemistry from the Virginia Tech.
Draper Aden is pleased to announce two managerial changes in the Richmond Office. Leslie S. Jeter, P.E. Program Manager has been selected to assume the position of Structural Engineering Team Leader and Robert M. Gore, P.E. has been promoted as a Senior Program Manager on the Richmond Utilities Team.
Mr. Jeter has over 18 years of structural engineering experience and earned a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Mr. Gore has 34 years of engineering experience. He holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Military Institute and an M.B.A. degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.
The firm is also pleased to announce the addition of Nate Mathews, E.I.T., to their Environmental Team in the Richmond office. Mr. Mathews is a 2005 graduate of Old Dominion University with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering Technology.
Colin McIntyre, E.I.T., Staff Engineer in Utilities Engineering for Draper Aden, has passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam to become an Engineer-in-Training. Mr. McIntire has worked for Draper Aden Associates for one year in the Charlottesville office. He earned his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Clarkson University.
Michael D. Lawless, PG, Environmental Program Manager for Draper Aden Associates has been elected National Vice President of the American Institute of National Geologists (AIPG) for 2008. He has been a member of the organization since 1994 and previously served as National Secretary in 2000. Mr. Lawless is a Professional Geologist in 3 states, a registered Brownfields Professional and a Licensed Remediation Specialist. He has been with Draper Aden Associates for 11 years in their Blacksburg office.
Bay Design Group has hired Edward E. Cahill, P.E., to focus on site design, water and wastewater engineering. He works out of the companyâ€™s Richmond office. Mr. Cahill is a graduate of Old Dominion University and has nearly 20 years of engineering experience.
Adam Crary, Senior Environmental Scientist, has joined Golderâ€™s Richmond office to develop and lead a wetland and ecological technical services group within the Environmental Group. Mr. Crary will manage projects including wetland delineation/assessments, stream evaluations, permitting, mitigation, and monitoring; and other ecological activities. He received his B.S. degree in Natural Resources from the University of Maine.
At the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAEâ€™s) 2007 annual meeting, 29 professionals successfully pass the first healthcare facility design professional certification exam. ASHRAEâ€™s certification program identifies individuals who have mastered a body of knowledge covering successful design and operation of healthcare facilities. The technical content for the exam was developed in cooperation with the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association (AHA). Three Virginians, John P. Castelvecchi, P.E., Robert E. Genter, P.E., and Michael McLaughlin, P.E., were included in the list of those who passed the first exam to grant healthcare facility design professional certification.
Three faculty members in Virginia Tech’s Department of Computer Science, Kirk Cameron, Wu-Chun Feng, and Dimitrios Nikolopoulos, have recently received IBM Faculty Awards. According to IBM, these awards are “internationally competitive,” and successful candidates are required to have an outstanding reputation for contributions in their field.
In collaboration with postdoctoral fellow Xizhou Feng, Mr. Cameron plans to use the funds to answer important open questions associated with plant phylogeny.
According to Mr. Feng, it is alarming that probable majors in computer science have dropped by 70 percent in the United States from 2000 to 2005, even though the job openings in science and engineering are expected to soar in the years to come.
Mr. Nikolopoulos plans to use the IBM Faculty Award to address problems that disrupt software productivity on emerging computing platforms.
Edmund G. Henneke of Blacksburg, professor and associate dean of research and graduate studies in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, was conferred the “associate dean and professor emeritus” title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors during the board’s quarterly meeting held recently. A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1971, he served as head of the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics for 13 years and as interim dean of the College of Engineering for two separate terms. Prof. Henneke received his bachelor’s degree in engineering science and his master’s degree and Ph.D. in materials science and mechanics, all from Johns Hopkins University.
Rick Cunningham has been named a senior vice president and national strategic sales manager at Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB). Based in the Herndon office, he will be responsible for indentifying and pursuing large infrastructure projects and facilitating key market initiatives in the U.S. He has over 26 years of experience in engineering and architectural marketing and operational management. Prior to joining PB, he served as a senior vice president and national marketing manager at a major architectural/engineering consulting firm. Mr. Cunningham holds masterâ€™s degrees in civil engineering and architecture and a bachelorâ€™s degree in architectural studies from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
KCI Technologies Inc. has hired Frank H. Kaul, P.E., to head its Mid-Atlantic Transportation Group. Mr. Kaul will oversee the direction and performance of the companyâ€™s transportation operations in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C., where he looks to expand the firmâ€™s regional client base. Prior to joining KCI, he served as vice president and head of the bridge department at another Maryland engineering firm and has nearly 20 years of experience in structural engineering. Mr. Kaul received a bachelorâ€™s degree in civil engineering from the University of Maryland in 1988. He replaces Senior Vice President Harvey M. Floyd, P.E., who was promoted to chief client services officer. Mr. Kaul will operate out of the firmâ€™s headquarters in Hunt Valley, Md.##