September 2012 Virginia Engineers On The Move
Wiley|Wilson’s Alexandria office is pleased to announce that John R. Turner, P.E., LC, LEED AP, has joined the firm as the Mechanical and Electrical Department Manager in the company’s Alexandria office. Mr. Turner brings to the firm more than 25 years of experience in designing various building systems. He received his BAE degree from Pennsylvania State University and his MBA degree from Villanova University. Additionally, Mr. Turner has completed Electrical Engineering coursework at Drexel University.
Anderson & Associates, Inc. has announced new staff additions in several of the firm’s Virginia offices: Dr. David Kibler, P.E., Senior Hydraulics Consultant; Scott Lawson, Blacksburg, Survey Technician; Spencer Collins, Blacksburg, Survey Technician; John Kent, P.E., Middletown, Regional Manager; and Andrew Johnson, Middletown, Survey Technician.
Anderson & Associates also congratulates Christopher Kaknis, LS on his promotion to Vice President of Survey and Neil Martin, LS on his promotion to Vice President of Survey.
Robert Snyder has been named a Senior Supervising Engineer in the Norfolk office of Parsons Brinckerhoff. Mr. Snyder is a waterfront structures engineer with close to two decades of experience in project management, structural design and business development. Prior to joining the firm, he was structural department team leader at a consulting firm where he served as a project manager and project structural engineer for various types of waterfront and building projects. Mr. Snyder graduated with honors from North Carolina State University receiving a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering.
Ian Doiron has been named a Supervising Structural Engineer in the Herndon office of Parsons Brinckerhoff. A Major in the Army National Guard, Mr. Doiron served as an Engineer Officer and recently completed a second military deployment as the Brigade Engineer for a combined international brigade in southern Afghanistan. Mr. Doiron has over 17 years of experience in the design of a variety of buildings. He received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Duke University and is currently a candidate for a master’s degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Virginia.
Draper Aden Associates is pleased to announce Pieter Conradie, P.E., has joined the firm as the Environmental and Waste Resource Engineering Team Leader for the central and eastern regions of Virginia. He brings over 16 years of environmental and solid waste engineering experience to the firm. Mr. Conradie earned his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.
Obenchain, Linkous, Daniels & Sowick, Inc., has announced that John Berg, P.E., has recently joined their staff as a Mechanical Engineer. Mr. Berg graduated with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Military Institute and will be located in their Roanoke office.
Jim Whittaker, president of Facility Engineering Associates, has recently been appointed to 2nd Vice Chair of the Executive Board of IFMA (International Facility Management Association). Mr. Whittaker has served successfully with the IFMA Board for the past 2 years and has a background in international consulting; facilities asset management; FM technologies research; and education and training.
Dewberry has announced recent staff promotions in their Fairfax office:
Peter Drenan has been promoted to vice president of the Emergency Management, Disaster and Mitigation (EMDM) service line. Mr. Drenan has a B.S. degree in Architecture from North Carolina State University. With 28 years of experience in design and construction management, he is a FEMA veteran;
Mark Montgomery, P.E., has been promoted to vice president of emergency management. He is a licensed civil engineer with 25 years of experience working with federal agencies on large, complex projects and IDIQ contracts. Mr. Montgomery has a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from West Virginia University;
J. Shane Engel, GISP, has been promoted to senior associate. Mr. Engel has a wide range of experience in the geospatial industry. He holds a master’s degree in Geography from the University of Maryland, and a bachelor’s degree in GIS and Remote Sensing from James Madison University; and
Catherine Bohn, GISP, CFM, has been promoted to senior associate. Ms. Bohn has 15 years of experience using geospatial technologies for analysis, application development, and responding to disaster events. Earning a master’s degree in Geographical and Cartographic Sciences from George Mason University, and a bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Mary Washington, Ms. Bohn has extensive experience with GIS analysis, needs assessments, field data collection, and training.
Professional Service Industries, Inc. (PSI) has recently announced that:
Elizabeth McDaniel, MHA has recently joined their Fairfax operations office as a Business Development Manager. Ms. McDaniel earned a B.A. degree in Political Science and Journalism from Southern Illinois University and a Master of Health Administration from the University of St. Francis;
Stephen Miller, PG has been appointed to Principal Consultant for the Phase I and Phase II/III ESA service line. Mr. Miller will be the primary Principal Consultant for the Fairfax, Va. and Harrisburg, Pa. operations offices of PSI. He is a graduate of West Virginia University with B.S. and M.S. degrees in Geology. Based in the Fairfax office, he serves a dual role as a Senior Environmental Consultant; and
Jiqiu (JQ) Yuan has accepted the position of Project Engineer in the Herndon operations office. Dr. Yuan earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Material Science and Engineering from Tongji University—Shanghai; a M.S. degree in Material Science and Engineering from China Building Materials Academy—Bejing; and his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Kansas.
Clark Nexsen is pleased to announce their eleven new shareholders in the Norfolk office. These shareholders include Brian Gurczynski, AIA, CDT, LEED GA , Brian Turner, P.E., CEM, LEED AP BD+C, Ian Johnston, P.E., James Spady, P.E., Janet Webster, P.E., Katherine Mearns, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Kurt Clemente, P.E., RCDD, Matthew Harlan, P.E., Rebekah Burke, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, Thomas Ostasiewski, P.E., PMP, LEED AP, and Walter Cole, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP.
Mr. Gurczynski is an architect with over 8 years of experience with involvement in all phases of design and construction of over 50 projects. He graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Architecture degree;
Mr. Turner is a Mechanical Engineer with over 11 years of experience in mechanical and green building design for a wide range of building types and clients. He has a B.S. degree in Engineering from Duke University;
Mr. Johnston is a Project Manager with over 15 years of experience in highway, civil, and site development engineering and design projects. He is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology;
Mr. Spady is a structural engineer with 34 years of experience in the design, analysis, and rehabilitation of buildings, waterfront and coastal structures;
Ms. Webster is the Structural Department Head for the Norfolk office. She has over 18 years of experience in the design and construction management of more than 200 public, private and commercial projects of various sizes;
Ms. Mearns is an architect at Clark Nexsen where she contributes to commercial and Department of Defense projects. She holds a Master of Architecture from Columbia University and a B.S. degree in Architecture from the University of Virginia;
Mr. Clemente is an Electrical Engineer with over 16 years of experience in the design of electrical and telecommunications systems. He earned a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a M.S. degree from Old Dominion University;
Mr. Harlan is a structural engineer with over 10 years of experience in the design and inspection of bridge structures;
Ms. Burke is Clark Nexsen’s Director of Sustainable Design and orchestrates the firm’s Sustainable Design Coordinators;
With over 18 years of experience in the commercial construction industry, Mr. Ostasiewski brings a unique combination of technical background, continuous improvement, project management and business leadership to Clark Nexsen; and
Mr. Cole has over 28 years of experience in planning, design, and project management ranging from community master plans to site-specific landscape design. He has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning from Utah State University.
Clark Nexsen is also pleased to announce that six employees have recently graduated from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Virginia’s Emerging Leader’s Institute. These professionals who were selected by the Clark Nexsen management team to participate in the year long program include: Janet Webster, P.E., Jeffrey Fisher, P.E., SE, Michael Tippin, P.E., Scott Schwerin, P.E., CDT, LEED AP, Stephen Wilson, P.E., LEED AP, and William Schooley, P.E., LEED AP.
Ms. Webster is the Structural Department Head for the firm’s Norfolk office. In addition to new construction, she has extensive experience with the renovation, repair and reinforcing of existing structures;
Mr. Fisher is a Senior Structural Engineer with over 16 years of experience in the areas of project management and structural engineering;
Mr. Tippin, an Associate and Stockholder, has years of project management and design experience. As a Project Manager, he has experience with large and small scale projects for municipal and private sector clients as well as DOD facilities;
Mr. Schwerin is an electrical engineer with 22 years of experience including LEED design;
Mr. Wilson is a Senior Project Manager with over 20 years of experience in heating, ventilation and air conditioning system design; and
Mr. Schooley graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering and an LEED AP certification. With over 12 years of experience, he has worked on hundreds of projects covering a broad range of construction materials.