September 2004 Virginia Engineers on the Move

Brendan J. Wesdock was recently named military director at GeoDecisions®, a leader in the information technology industry that specializes in geospatial solutions. Mr. Wesdock works in GeoDecisions’ regional office in Newport News. He has experience as lead developer and project manager for the company’s award-winning application, IRRIS™. As military director, he will be responsible for providing leadership on IRRIS™ projects as well as guiding the company’s growing military market. He will also continue to serve as project manager for IRRIS™. IRRIS™ provides a wide range of cutting-edge solutions for transportation security, emergency response, vehicle tracking, and disaster preparedness.

Joyce Engineering Inc. has announced that Ethan Virts has recently accepted a position as an environmental technician.
Tyler Fritz has recently accepted a position with ccrd partners as an electrical engineer.

Draper Aden Associates has announced that Mark S. Leeper has joined the staff as Senior Project Geologist for the Environmental team in their Richmond office. Mr. Leeper is a graduate of the College of William & Mary with a B.S. degree in Geology and has over 8 years experience in geologic and environmental engineering services. He was previously a Project Manager in the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s Federal Facilities Remediation Program.
The firm also announced that Kevin Good has joined the staff as a geotechnical field technician.

AES Consulting Engineers recently announced the following new staff members:
Franklin O. Duff, E.I.T., has joined AES Consulting Engineers as a Project Engineer. Mr. Duff recently completed the course requirements for a Master’s degree in Construction Engineering and Management from the University of Michigan. He also holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering.
Joseph S. Madren, E.I.T., has also joined AES Consulting Engineers as a Project Engineer. Mr. Madren recently received his B.S. degree in Biological Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Matthew J. Rembold has joined AES Consulting Engineers as a Designer. Mr. Rembold recently received a B.S. degree in Industrial Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech.
James D. Salmons, Jr., previously a staff member with Balzer and Associates, is now a survey party chief with the firm.
David A. Brewer has been hired as an instrument man. He had previously been with Woolpert Inc., and Melissa A. Conner has joined the firm as an office assistant.

Precision Measurements, Inc., has recently announced the addition of Tano J. Lentini, L.S. to the firm. Mr. Lentini has over 10 years of land surveying experience and has a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Old Dominion University. Mr. Lentini will serve as a project manager and will be in charge of projects including, but not limited to, boundary, hydrographic, bridge, GPS control, construction, route, and topographic surveys for a wide variety of private and governmental projects. During his previous employment by the City of Virginia Beach, he acquired extensive experience in conducting research and property plats reviews as well as deeds and construction plans for the engineering staff and other agencies to ensure the accuracy and adequacy for recordation.

Resource International Ltd., a Consulting and Engineering firm located in Ashland, VA, would like to announce these promotions to their Corporate Office.
Steven Bruce has been promoted to the position of Civil Engineering Designer with the Land Development Engineering Division. He had previously been Manager of general CADD Services. He has been with Resource for 15 years and has experience in landfill design, wastewater systems, commercial site plans, and subdivisions.
Matthew Thiel has joined the firm as Resident Project Representative in the Engineering and Construction Division. In his new position, he will be responsible for construction observation and coordination between the general contractor and owner during the construction of a new disposal cell at the Prince Edward County Landfill to help ensure a quality project.
Julia Groff has also joined Resource International Ltd. as a staff engineer in the Land Development Group. She graduated from Virginia Tech in May 2003 with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and while there, served as a teaching assistant for surveying and land development classes. She was most recently a member of the staff at the Naval Shipyard in Newport News.

Ignatius Mutoti, Ph.D. has recently joined Timmons Group as a Process Engineer and will work in the firm’s Water/Wastewater Group. Originally from Zimbabwe, Dr. Mutoti brings 8 years experience to the Timmons Group. He will promote specialized aspects of process designs and applications to ensure success from project conception to completion. He will oversee a diverse range of projects from pump station designs to preliminary engineering reports (PER). Dr. Mutoti holds a B.S. degree in Applied Chemistry and Chemical Technology from the University of Zimbabwe, a M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Sydney and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Central Florida. Before joining Timmons Group, Dr. Mutoti earned his Ph.D. with a research project funded by the American Water Works Association Research Fund and Tampa Bay Water. This research project focused on treatment requirements and impacts of blending significantly different source waters on distribution system drinking water quality. As part of the research project, he developed models to predict potential adverse distribution water quality impacts, disinfectant loss and mitigation measures.

Valerie L. Neal has joined the Virginia Beach office of Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern, Inc. (HSMM) as the firm’s new business development coordinator. Ms. Neal, a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a B.A. degree in Mass Communications, brings experience in the design and production of direct marketing, advertising, promotional, and sales materials to the firm.

Collins Engineers, Inc. has recently announced that the following professionals have joined their Newport News, Virginia office:
G. Donald Gartrell, III, P.E. has joined the firm as Regional Manager. He has most recently been a project manager in the firm’s Virginia Beach office. Mr. Gartrell brings over 30 years of municipal utility and general civil engineering experience to the firm and is a registered Professional Engineer in Virginia. In his new position, he will be responsible for regional client development and project management for municipal utility assignments
Timothy J. Werner, P.E. has joined the firm as a senior structural engineer. Mr. Werner comes to the firm following 10 years with the VDOT Bridge and Structure Division in Richmond. He earned his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Clarkson College of Technology. Mr. Werner brings nearly 30 years of railway, highway, bridge, and industrial engineering experience to the firm and is a registered Professional Engineer in Virginia and Illinois. He will be providing structural design and inspection services related to bridge and other heavy construction projects.
Brent A. Betlack has joined the firm as construction quality assurance/quality control specialist and construction project manager. Mr. Betlack has most recently been a construction phase project engineer and engineering manager for Peter Kiewit Sons, Inc., beginning in 1992. He earned his B.S. degree in Construction Management from Colorado State University. Mr. Betlack brings over 12 years of construction management, engineering, and inspection experience to the firm. He will be providing construction management and oversight services for a variety of project types.

Anderson & Associates would like to congratulate Rodger Hoke, Greensboro Assistant Project Manager, on his promotion to Project Manager, and Jay McGuire, P.E., Blacksburg Project Engineer, on his promotion to Project Manager, and to Kelly Dunn and Kelly Henshaw, on earning their Virginia Professional Engineer (PE) licensure.
The firm would also like to welcome Matt Bolick, P.E., in his new position as Fredericksburg, Branch Manager; Paul Cooper as a Survey Technician in the Middletown office; DeWayne Cullers as a Survey Technician in the Fredericksburg office; and David Inman as a Project Engineer in the firm’s Blacksburg office.

McKinney and Company recently announced the following new staff additions:
Ingrid Stenbjorn, previously with KCI Technologies, Inc., has recently accepted a position with the firm as a senior civil engineer.
Bianca M. Cabrera, previously with E&M Group–Siemens & Tren Urbano in San Juan, Puerto Rico, has accepted a position with the firm as a civil engineer.
David S. Miller has joined the firm as a soil and concrete laboratory manager. He had previously been with CeraTech Inc.

Wiley and Wilson has announced that Daniel J. Woolford is a certified engineer with the firm.

Alexa Taillon, most recently with Spaulding & Slye Colliers in Washington, is now an assistant project manager with Hankins and Anderson Inc.

Dewberry recently welcomed Joseph Stanley, P.E., as a Senior Project Manager in its Danville office. Mr. Stanley specializes in civil engineering design and economic development projects. His professional background includes serving as City Engineer for the City of Eden. A registered Professional Engineer, Mr. Stanley bringss 17 years experience in engineering management and design to the firm. He holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky and a number of affiliations including American Society of Civil Engineers, American Water Works Association, National Society of Professional Engineers, and the North Carolina Rural Water Association.

Marshall Miller & Associates, Inc. (MM&A), has announced a new appointment to its growing staff. The company recently added James L. Douglass, PG, P.E., Senior Engineer, to its Richmond staff. Mr. Douglass holds a M.S. degree in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering and a B.S. degree in Geology, and is a registered professional engineer in four states and a licensed professional geologist in three states. Since 1985, he has been involved in all phases of environmental studies, hydraulics/hydrology, hydrogeology, soil and ground water investigations, corrective action planning, NEPA and due diligence assessments, NPDES and other environmental compliance permitting, and engineering design. Before joining MM&A, Mr. Douglass was Senior Project Engineer for Garver Engineers, LLC, in Huntsville, AL.

Timmons Group, has recently announced that Lu Gay Lanier, LA, FASLA, was selected to be one of eight Master Graders for the national Landscape Architecture Registration Exam. The Landscape Architecture Registration Exam (LARE) is a two part performance based exam that tests Landscape Architect candidates’ knowledge of safe site design and the technical aspects of grading and drainage. The exam focuses on projects that have challenging health, safety and welfare design issues. Ms. Lanier has been involved with grading the LARE since 1994 and was named a Master Grader by the Council of Landscape Architecture Registration Board in July 2003.

Baskervill has recently announced the promotion of Robert J. Clark to President from his previous position as Director of Operations. Mr. Clark holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from VMI and his MBA from the College of William and Mary. ##


In Memoriam

It is with regret that the recent death of Roland E. Dubbe, in July. A longtime resident of Hampton Roads, Mr. Dubbe was the son of the late Everette “Bud” Dubbe and Arleen Stofferahn Dubbe of Morgantown, W.Va. After receiving his civil engineering degree at West Virginia University and his master’s at Duke, Roland built his professional career in the Tidewater area, most
recently as a partner at GET Solutions, Inc. Mr. Dubbe was a former member of the Board of Directors of the Norfolk
Rotary Club, receiving the Paul Harris Fellow from Rotary International and serving as chairman of Paint Your Heart Out, his favorite Rotary charity. He was an active member of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers, Engineers Club of Hampton Roads and Society of American Military Engineers where he held numerous leadership roles. In 1987, Roland
was named Engineer of the Year by the Tidewater Chapter of VSPE. An avid sportsman, he was also a member of the
Dawn Busters Kempsville Golf Team and a pitcher for the MMM Design Group Softball Team. A loving and devoted father and grandfather, Roland is survived by his two daughters, Heather Dubbe Gradine, her husband, Steven, and Roland’s grandson, Garrett Everette, of Suffolk; Lisa Dubbe-Herbert and her husband, Darrel of New York, N.Y.; three brothers, David Dubbe and his wife, Margy of Yorktown, Va., Dean Dubbe and his wife, Gina of Glenelg, Md., Jeff Dubbe of Oklahoma City, Okla.; four nephews and three nieces.



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