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Awards, promotions, and new hires

Thomas Nogaj, Ph.D., P.E., and John Kabouris, Ph.D., P.E., joined Cardno, Inc. as Water & Wastewater Infrastructure Practice group manager and wastewater technology specialist, respectively. Nogaj has more than 30 years of experience in the civil and environmental engineering fields. Kabouris has more than 30 years of experience in environmental engineering, offering expertise in modeling, plant controls and optimization of nutrient removal, sidestream and mainstream anammox process development and optimization, and advanced digestion and biogas utilization.

Jeffrey Levine joined Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE) as an associate principal. A recognized industry expert in slate and metal roof systems, he started Levine & Company in Ardmore, Pa., in 2006 after 18 years of experience in building materials conservation. Levine’s colleague, Julie Palmer, also joined WJE as a project associate. She has more than 15 years of roof consulting experience with a specific focus on historic buildings.

John Barton, P.E., HNTB Corporation DOT market sector leader and senior vice president, was appointed to co-chair the Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s Smart Infrastructure Task Force. Barton will lead the committee in developing strategy for deploying new technology to move larger numbers of people and goods safely and securely through the country’s existing roads, bridges, ports, and terminals. Carrie Rocha, P.E., vice president, was named HNTB’s Atlanta office leader. She previously served in a similar role for HNTB’s Connecticut operation. She has 20 years of experience in transportation infrastructure project and construction management. Paul Godfrey, P.E., vice president, was named HNTB’s Maine office leader, serving the firm’s clients in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. He most recently was transportation planning/traffic engineering department manager and operations manager for HNTB’s Maine office, based in Portland.

Baxter & Woodman, Inc. appointed John P. Mick, II, P.E., F-ITE, F-NSPE, to Illinois Division manager based out of the firm’s Chicago office. During his 40-year career, Mick has served in both managerial and technical roles related to municipal, infrastructure, roadway, and utility projects.

CTL|Thompson welcomed back one of its former principals, Jeffrey Groom. He returns to CTL as senior principal engineer with specific oversight of the cement/fly ash/concrete materials engineering and testing laboratory, which is one of the most sophisticated testing laboratories in the country.

Mary Coombe Bloxdorf, P.E., S.E., received the Illinois Award from the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers for her contribution to the professional engineering industry during her career. She is a partner in Coombe-Bloxdorf, PC, which became a part of Fehr Graham in 2015.

Urban Engineers promoted Jared Krause, P.E., to vice president and deputy general manager of facilities construction services. He previously served as a practice leader and project manager, providing special inspection services to clients in New York City. Urban Engineers also promoted John DiValentino, P.E., to vice president and director of strategic operations. He has been with the firm for 18 years and previously served as deputy director for facility construction management.

Blair Hanuschak, P.E., was named regional director of Walter P Moore in the Northeast, leading structural engineering operations and client development in the company’s service region that includes Washington, D.C., New York City, and Toronto. Ryan Seckinger, P.E., LEED AP, assumed the role of managing director of Walter P Moore’s Washington, D.C., structural operations, with responsibility for all activities throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

Dan Grove joined Dewberry as a regional manager overseeing all subsurface utility engineering (SUE) services throughout North Carolina and southern Virginia. Hannah Hart joined Dewberry’s Orlando, Fla., office as a senior environmental scientist, focusing on major transportation infrastructure and municipal work. Minden Chan joined the firm as a senior engineer in the Long Beach, Calif., office, where he will work closely with the firm’s water resilience group, supporting coastal and ports projects. Dewberry hired Scott Kamien, P.E., in its Orlando, Fla., office as a senior project manager for Central Florida Expressway widenings on State Roads 429 and 417.

David Newson joined Ware Malcomb as engineering manager for its Toronto office, responsible for the overall growth and management of civil engineering services throughout the Canadian market. Patrick Gunn, P.E., CPESC, joined Ware Malcomb as engineering manager in the Denver civil engineering office. Gunn will assist with training and leadership of the firm’s civil engineering group in Denver.

TranSystems Corp. welcomed Thomas Ionta, P.E., as vice president and senior project manager in the company’s Santa Ana, Calif., office. He has more than 38 years of experience managing, planning, and designing highway and infrastructure improvement projects.