Business Briefs for July 2006


David Pinsky was elected president and chairman of the board of Tighe & Bond, Inc., a 95-year-old engineering and environmental services firm based in Westfield, Mass. Pinsky assumed the role from retiring President and Chairman David G. Healey, a 36-year employee of the firm.

Charlotte, N.C.-based WK Dickson, a multi-disciplined consulting firm specializing in total community infrastructure solutions, named Sean K. Flynn, P.E., branch manager of the firm’s Hilton Head Island regional office.

CTE, a Chicago-based transportation and environmental services firm, named Dick Wolsfeld, P.E., president. He comes from sister AECOM company DMJM Harris, where he served as executive vice president and operating division’s general manager.

Louis A. Raimondi, P.E., L.S., P.P., manager of the West Nyack, N.Y., office of Maser Consulting P.A., was chosen president-elect of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). He will be inducted as president at the NCEES 85th Annual Conference in September.

Molly Chan, P.E., was named a principal in TW Hartmann, Inc., Ft. Collins, Colo.

Borcon Puerto Rico, Inc., P.R., a real estate development company, named Luis Cardona I,P.E., president of the company. Among other responsibilities, Cardona will directly supervise the in-house department of planning and design.

MACTEC Engineering & Consulting announced several recent appointments. Charles E. Law, P.E., was named Transportation Business Line leader. Law has more than 30 years of experience with the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Cobb County DOT. Charlene A.Stroehlen,P.E., was named principal water resource engineer. She has more than 25 years of experience in a variety of water resource-related disciplines, including stormwater treatment and wetland restoration. Dave Briglio, P.E., was named principal water resources engineer. Briglio has more than 15 years of experience with stormwater management, watershed assessment projects, and FEMA floodplain studies.

Greg Milakovic, P.E., was appointed director of Design-Build and Public-Private Partnership activities at Gannett Fleming. The firm’s newly formed Design-Build Market Leadership Team explores innovative options and alternative project delivery methods.

With the addition of Irving Hoffman,P.E.,R.L.S.,C.P., as survey services manager of its Georgia office, Mulkey Engineers & Consultants now offers clients a greater range of services, including land, engineering, and geodetic surveying; topographic remote sensing; subsurface utility engineering; and hydraulic and hydrological studies.

Greenhorne & O’Mara (G&O), Laurel, Md., appointed Frederick J.Wagner, P.E., as senior vice president, Mid-Atlantic Transportation. He will oversee all G&O transportation projects and operations in Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

AVCON, Inc., added three engineers to its staff. Brian Flynn, P.E., joined the firm in its Orlando, Fla., office as Transportation Design manager and will manage all of the firm’s surface transportation projects in Florida. With three years of expertise in residential, commercial, and industrial civil engineering projects, Amanda Reese joined the firm as project engineer in the Niceville, Fla., office.

Also in the Niceville office, Alison MacAloon- Smith joined AVCON as project engineer, with experience in site development, utility design, and permitting.

John M. Hashtak, P.E., joined Taylor Engineering, Inc., as senior engineer in the firm’s Jacksonville, Fla., office. He previously served as chief of the Hydrology and Hydraulics Branch of Engineering Division at the Jacksonville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He has 37 years of experience in planning, designing, constructing, and operating large-scale civil works projects.

The board of directors of Hampton, Lenzini and Renwick, Inc.

(HLR), an employee-owned, full-service civil engineering firm based in Elgin, Ill., appointed 30-year HLR employee David H.

Hinkston as CEO and chairman of the board. Hinkston replaces David Newkirk, who remains as president during his two-year transition toward retirement.

Mike Chesney,P.E., vice president of Transportation Engineering for RBF Consulting, was installed as chair of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Industrial Advisory Board at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Chesney will serve as chair of the Advisory Board for two consecutive three-year terms.

CTL | Thompson, Inc., named Britt Babcock, P.E., division manager for the Austin, Texas, location of CTL| T hompson Texas LLC, a subsidiary of CTL | Thompson. Babcock previously served as Geotechnical Construction Services manager in the parent firm’s Colorado Springs, Colo., office.

New York City-based Hazen and Sawyer, Environmental Engineers & Scientists recently announced staff promotions, including two new vice presidents: Charles Hocking and Paul Saurer. Hocking manages the firm’s Atlanta office, which he established in 2000, and specializes in the design of water and wastewater facilities. Saurer has played a major role in the design of large-scale wastewater treatment facilities. Hazen and Sawyer also elected two new shareholders: Jeffrey Cruickshank,P.E., senior associate; and Shajan Joycutt,P.E., senior associate.


Darren E. Forgy, P.L.S., a civil engineer and land surveyor with Hanson Professional Services, Inc., Springfield, Ill., was named Young Engineer of the Year by the Capital Chapter of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers. The annual award is based on educational and collegiate achievements, professional and technical society activities, civic and humanitarian activities, continuing competence, and engineering achievements.

The Asphalt Institute named Vaughn Marker, P.E., to its Roll of Honor for his outstanding contribution and commitment to the asphalt industry. Marker began his career in 1942 with the California Division of Highways and joined the Asphalt Institute in 1955. He retired from the Asphalt Institute in 1983.

John Jernigan Ph.D., P.E., special projects engineer for Nashville, Tenn.-based Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. (SSR), was named the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers Memphis Chapter’s 2006 Outstanding Engineer of the Year. It is the second straight year an SSR employee has received the honor. Tom Needham, senior project manager for SSR’s Memphis office, was recognized in 2005. The Outstanding Engineer of the Year award is presented annually to a professional engineer to recognize his or her engineering achievement, education, continuing education, professional and technical society activities, honors and awards, and civic activities.

The Delaware Valley Engineers Week Council awarded Moustafa A.Gouda,P.E., F.ASCE, the Outstanding Service Award for Outstanding Service to the Engineering Community. This award is based not only upon accomplishments during his 40-year career as a geotechnical engineer, but also in concert with his collective achievements teaching and mentoring, his lifetime involvement in industry organizations, and his dedication to promoting the field of engineering, especially to minorities. Moustafa is a principal at Schoor DePalma, Manalapan, N.J.

The Tufts University Department of Civil Engineering presented its Distinguished Service Award to Michael Alberi, P.E., senior vice president of Woodard & Curran. The award recognizes Alberi’s accomplishments as a loyal alumnus and as a leader in the engineering profession.

Psomas doubled its presence in Riverside County, Calif., with the acquisition of Canty Engineering Group.

Maser Consulting P.A., Red Bank, N.J., joined forces with A.R. Hipolit, P.E., LLC and opened its eighth regional office in Mt. Arlington, Morris County, N.J.

PBS&J merged with EIP Associates, a 100-person environmental services consulting firm headquartered in Sacramento, Calif. EIP will be PBS&J’s California Sciences and Planning Division.

Geotechnology, Inc., a St. Louis-based geotechnical and environmental engineering firm, acquired the assets of Advance Environmental Associates, LLC, also of St. Louis.

Schoor DePalma, Manalapan, N.J., agreed to purchase CMX, a 280-person engineering and consulting firm with offices in Phoenix, Chandler, Mesa, and Peoria, Ariz.; and Chihuahua, Mexico. CMX will continue to operate under its current name as a subsidiary of Schoor DePalma.

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