Business Briefs for October 2006

International Erosion Control Association Board Director Carol Forrest, CPESC, CPSWQ, P.E., was killed Aug. 13 in a helicopter crash outside of Astoria, Ore., as she was preparing to take part in Flight of Discovery, an aerial expedition to study the environmental and cultural changes along the Lewis and Clark trail. Forrest shared her more than 28 years of experience in urban runoff, stormwater quality, and watershed management with professionals around the country through workshops and seminars. She also authored many articles and manuals focusing on stormwater management and erosion and sediment control.

SEPI Engineering Group, Raleigh, N.C., named Rick Baker, P.E., project manager in the firm’s site development practice. Baker has 15 years of experience in municipal engineering, site planning, grading, erosion control, water, sewer, streets, and construction management. SEPI Engineering also named William Piver, P.E., vice president of site development. Piver, who has more than 30 years of experience, joined SEPI after 13 years of running his own practice, Piver & Associates, P.A.

Zipper Zeman Associates, a subsidiary of Terracon, opened a new office in Portland, Ore., to provide geotechnical and environmental engineering services across Oregon and southern Washington. Kris Hauck, P.E., will serve as office manager; Chris Wilson, a registered environmental assessor, will manage environmental services.

Hazen and Sawyer opened a Boston office to serve water and wastewater clients in the New England area. Matthew Valade, P.E., a senior associate and water treatment process specialist, will manage the new office.

Rothberg, Tamburini & Winsor, Inc., Denver, established a Southeastern Group, with new offices in Augusta and Savannah, Ga., to serve area water and wastewater facilities. Thomas D. Wiedmeier, P.E., joined the firm as vice president/senior project manager and manager of the Augusta office. Mitchell E. Freeman, P.E., who also joined the firm as a vice president/senior project manager, will manage the Savannah office.

Smith Seckman Reid, Inc., opened an office in Hernando, Miss., its tenth office nationally. Key management in the new office includes Patrick Smith, P.E., R.L.S., and John Heard, who both transferred from the firm’s Memphis office. Smith serves as office manager and also is a principal surveyor and project manager for transportation, civil, and municipal projects. Heard is project manager for civil and transportation projects and will oversee marketing.

Lexington, Ohio-based Fuller, Mossberger, Scott & May Engineers (FMSM) is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2006. With more than 230 employees in seven offices in Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri, Indiana, and Georgia, FMSM provides services nationwide in geotechnical engineering and related earth sciences; environmental, water resources and seismic engineering; and GIS and information systems.

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