December Business Briefs


Joel E. Bowdan III, P.E., and Michael E.Turner, P.E., joined the San Diego office of Irvine, Calif.-based RBF Consulting.

Bowdan is a project manager in the Water Resources Division and Turner is a project engineer in the Land Development Department. Bowdan has 11 years of experience in the planning and design of municipal and industrial water and wastewater systems. Additionally, he was awarded the American Society of Civil Engineers’ "Young Engineer of the Year Award" in 2001. Turner has 14 years of experience in the design of infrastructure improvements for both the public and private sectors.

St. Louis-based Horner & Shifrin, Inc., named Leo A. Ebel,P.E., senior vice president and director of technical operations. Ebel has more than 30 years of consulting engineering experience. He joined Horner & Shifrin in 1995 as a senior environmental project manager. He was named associate in 1997, and became vice president and director of environmental engineering in 1999.

Terry F.Neimeyer,P.E., president, CEO, and chairman of Hunt Valley, Md.-based KCI Technologies, Inc., was inducted into the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Hall of Fame, which "honors businesses and their dynamic leaders who enhance the quality of life in Baltimore County." Neimeyer has served as director and president of the juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Maryland; is the current vice chairman of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce; and sits on the board of the Maryland Highway Contractors Association.

Jeff Pisha, P.E., was hired by Smith Engineering Consultants, Inc., of McHenry, Ill., as a project manager in the Transportation Engineering Department. Pisha’s career in private consulting engineering began in 1994. His areas of expertise include roadway and highway design, traffic impact studies, and drainage design.

Raul Laborin, P.E., and Jay Radke, P.E., were both promoted to associate of Nolte Associates, Inc., a Sacramento, Calif.-based engineering firm. Laborin is an engineering manager in the Civil Resources Group of the firm’s San Jose, Calif., office. He has 14 years of experience in civil and structural engineering. Radke, based in Sacramento, is a LEEDaccredited professional specializing in land development and urban roadway master planning and design.

Sacramento, Calif.-based Mead & Hunt added several new staff members. Jeff Kashiwada and Esteban Arellano, P.E., joined the firm’s Water Resources Department in Sacramento; and William Kratt, E.I.T., joined Mead & Hunt’s Highway and Bridge Department in Madison, Wis., as a bridge design engineer.

Movers & Shakers

SEC Planning Consultants of Austin, Texas, a division of Smith Engineering, opened a new office in Yorkville, Ill. The office will be led by Phil Stuepfert, who will work with clients in the Chicago market.

A new San Francisco Bay engineering firm opened for business, offering design and construction management services to municipal clients. Pakpour Consulting Group, Inc., based in Pleasanton, Calif., is headed by Joubin Pakpour, P.E., who has more than 10 years of public works design and construction management experience. He has served as project manager and resident engineer for various water distribution, flood control, storm drainage, sanitary sewer, and transportation projects throughout California.

Traverse City, Mich.-based engineering firms Gourdie Fraser & Associates and Arms & Cole announced a joint effort recently to design, build, and operate wastewater treatment facilities in small communities throughout Michigan. "The rationale is to provide sewer and water solutions that will protect environmentally sensitive areas throughout the state in a cost-effective and timely way," said Scott Hardy, president of Arms & Cole.

Ulteig Engineers, Fargo, N.D., recently celebrated its 60th anniversary with the opening of a new office in Fargo. "The reason we have been around so long is because of our staff’s commitment to providing high-quality work and unmatched client service," said Ulteig President Gerry Floden. The firm was founded in 1944, and has grown to include regional offices in Bismarck, N.D., Sioux Falls, S.D., and Minneapolis and Detroit Lakes, Minn.


The San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Public Works Association recognized the city of San Diego and its engineering and design partners with a Public Works Project of the Year Award for their work on the La Jolla Cove Wall Replacement and Bluff Improvements Project. The city worked with RBF Consulting of San Diego and local residents to improve public facilities with an emphasis on preserving the natural beauty of the surrounding coastline. Key components of the project included constructing a safe structure able to withstand the natural effects of erosion, providing bluff stabilization, and addressing sensitive environmental concerns.

Aaron C. White, P.E., a senior engineer for Walter P. Moore in Tampa, Fla., was chosen as the 2004 recipient of the Javier F. Horvilleur Outstanding Young Engineer Award. Walter P. Moore established the award in 2002 in honor of one of its structural engineers who passed away suddenly. The award is intended to encourage and recognize excellent performance among young structural engineers at the firm.

MACTEC Engineering & Consulting of Alpharetta, Ga., and Atlantic Station LLC of Atlanta, were recognized for developing the best brownfield redevelopment project in the country.

The team was awarded the 2004 Grand Prize Phoenix Award from Marasco Newton Whittaker Foundation for the Atlantic Station development, a multi-use development under construction in downtown Atlanta on the former site of Georgia’s first steel mill. When completed in late 2005, it will feature retail, office, residential, and hotel space, as well as 11 acres of public green space.

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