For April 2006


Charlotte, N.C.-based Ralph Whitehead Associates promoted Richard Capps, P.E., to vice president, Transportation (Southeast), and Greg Sigmon, P.E., to vice president, Transportation (Mid-Atlantic). They will lead the company’s efforts on transportation- related projects for state, local, and private clients. The firm also appointed Stuart Matthis to head its newly formed Corporate Development Division.

Psomas, West Los Angeles, Calif., announced five new principals: Robert Blume, Northern California Transportation team leader; Thomas McGovern, vice president and regional manager for Arizona; Steve Speights, Northern California Land Development team leader; Ken Stram, Northern California Construction Management team leader; and Sean Vargas, Southern California Land Development team leader.

Craig Schneider, P.E.,T.E., joined RBF Consulting as project manager and associate in the company’s Ontario, Calif., office. He will be responsible for managing transportation and traffic improvement projects and developing new business in the Southern California area.

Giffels-Webster Engineers, Inc., Rochester Hills, Mich., named seven senior project managers as associates in the company. Following are the new associates and their respective areas of expertise: Scott Clein, P.E., urban redevelopment, road design and construction, municipal infrastructure and rehabilitation; Jay James,P.E., municipal engineering and public works; Eric Lord, P.E., transportation/municipal engineering, feasibility studies, commercial and residential developments; Paul Modi, P.E., urban redevelopment, infrastructure and rehabilitation, greenfield sites, residential developments; Michael Polmear, mixed-use, residential, and commercial development; Scott Ringler,P.E., municipal engineering, infrastructure rehabilitation, road design and construction; and Jim Sharpe, P.E., P.S., municipal engineering, commercial/institutional site design.

CLD Consulting Engineers, Inc., Manchester, N.H., announced that five senior staff members joined its management team as part of the company’s Management Growth Plan, which was developed to establish the firm’s future leaders and a processional growth track for continued leadership training. The new senior associates are Gregory S. Brown, L.L.S., P.L.S., responsible for daily administration of surveying services; JoAnn L.Fryer, P.E., York branch manager; Roch D. Larochelle, P.E., Highway team leader; Robert J.Woods, CFO; and David M. Still P.E., Site team leader.

Roger Machut, P.E., joined Darien, Ill.- based Wight & Company as a senior project manager with the civil engineering department.

He will focus on Wight’s infrastructure and development practice with large institutional development projects. He has more than 20 years experience, and in 2003, as a Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve, Machut led an engineer battalion in Iraq during the first months of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Mulkey Engineers & Consultants, Raleigh, N.C., promoted Charles V.Bruton, Ph.D., to vice president of environmental services and J.David Lee II to vice president and North Carolina survey service manager. Bruton has more than 30 years of experience in wetland mitigation planning and permit negotiation, government coordination, contractual agreement, transportation planning, and environmental streamlining and stewardship. Lee has 15 years of experience in the areas of surveying, design, contract administration, and construction engineering.

Wheaton, Ill.-based RJN Group Inc., named Robert J. Januska, P.E., chief operating officer. He is principal of RJN’s St. Louis regional office and has more than 24 years of experience in the engineering field. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental engineering from the California Institute of Technology.

Hugh S. Lee, chief engineer for the Bureau of Street Services in the Los Angeles Department of Public Works, became the new chair of ASTM Committee F36 on Technology and Underground Utilities. The committee has jurisdiction over nine standards that address various issues associated with the use, maintenance, and design of underground utilities.

Fairfax, Va.-based Dewberry appointed Dale K. Harris, P.E., SIT, as principal civil engineer in the firm’s Boston, Mass., office. He has more than 15 years of construction, design, and project management experience and in recent projects has designed synthetic and natural turf fields for football, field hockey, soccer, and multi-use facilities.

Dewberry also promoted David B. Askinazi, P.E., to assistant branch manager of the firm’s Rochester, N.Y., office. He has 18 years of diverse experience in the planning, design, and construction of site, civil, and transportation reconstruction projects.

Louis A. Raimondi, P.E., L.S., P.P., joined Red Bank, N.J.-based Maser Consulting P.A. as senior project manager in the firm’s West Nyack, N.Y., office. Raimondi has extensive experience in municipal engineering, including the design and administration of water systems, sanitary and storm sewers, and road improvement projects, as well as supervision of land planning.


Russ Morgan, P.E., a principal with GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., was selected as Engineer of the Year for 2006 by the Rhode Island Society of Professional Engineers. Morgan, who has more than 22 years of experience in geotechnical and landfill engineering, was selected with Kevin Viveiros, P.E., as part of their service on the Rhode Island Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 1 team. The team served on a 14-day deployment to Hancock County, Miss., performing structural assessments and monitoring structures during rescue and recovery operations following Hurricane Katrina.

The Northeast Florida Engineers Week Committee honored Terry Hull, P.E., as the Northeast Florida Engineer of the Year for 2006. Hull is senior vice president at Jacksonville, Fla.-based Taylor Engineering, Inc., where for more than 20 years he has practiced water resources engineering, including coastal and environmental engineering. He also led the company’s expansion into North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Louisiana.

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