Member Update February 2019
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Richard ‘Mike’ Fritz, former executive director of ACEC New York (then CEC/NYS) passed away on Feb 10 at age 91.

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has announced Salvador Bentolila, PE, ENV SP, water and wastewater engineer for AECOM, as one of ten 2019 New Faces of Civil Engineering in the Professional category.

C&S Companies announced that the following employees have been promoted to new roles in their Syracuse and Albany offices: Jeffrey Palin, P.E., LEED AP to vice president; Eric Quinn to chief information technology officer; and Marc Champigny as aviation planning group manager.

CHA announced that John Urban joined the firm’s electric distribution design group in Syracuse as an assistant systems analyst. CHA also announced that Michael Yergeau Sr., PMP, has joined their Energy Group in Rochester as project manager and Nabil Ayad, PE, has joined the the Colonie office high voltage electrical group as senior engineer and section manager.

The Chazen Companies announced that Norabelle Greenberger, AICP, has joined the company as a Planner for its Glens Falls office.

Creighton Manning Engineering announced the opening of a new regional office in the Village of Ossining, Westchester County, New York. They also announced the addition of Frank A. Filiciotto, PE as Branch Manager and Hans Priebe, PE as the firm’s Construction Supervisor for projects in the Hudson Valley.

Dewberry announced the following promotions: Katherine Dewkett, PE, and Ozlen Ozkurt, PhD, PE, CFM, ENV SP, to associate vice president; Daren Dong, PE, ENV SP, LEED Green Associate, and Leonid Ostrovsky, PE, to senior associate.

Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. announced that Roderic A. Sechrist, P.E. has joined the firm as Transportation Operations and Asset Management Specialist for its New York State offices and James M. Bazata, P.E., ENV SP, has been named vice president and director of civil engineering for its Babylon, New York office.

H2M architects + engineers announced six new Associates: Stephanie DeCotiis, P.E.; Alan Hilla, Jr., P.E., P.P., CME; David Leun, P.E., BCEE; Katrina Pacheco, R.A., LEED AP BD+C; Jason Smith, R.A., LEED AP BD+C, CSI; and Michael Tumulty, P.E. H2M also announced the promotion of the following: Joseph M. Mottola, AIA to Chief Operating Officer; Saverio Belfiore, AIA, CSI to Deputy Market Director of Education; David L. Mammina, AIA to Deputy Market Director of Real Estate; and Michael V. Tumulty, P.E. to Office Director of Suffern; Alexander Hochhausl, P.E. to Department Manager in MEP for HVAC; and Matthew R. Mohlin, P.E. to Department Manager for Civil. Robert F. Bee, R.A., LEED AP, to Assistant Studio Director for Architecture. Michael V. dePierro, EIT; Matthew J. Ellis, P.E.; Matthew D. Hornberger, EIT; Christopher T. Lamond, EIT; and Tesfamichael Z. Yehdego, EIT to Project Engineer 1.  Andrew M. Manfredi, EIT; and Sujata Pal, P.E. to Project Engineer 2. Joseph E. Balicki; John A. Bruscella; Suraj Kumar, EIT, LEED Green Associate; Jack M. Mueger; and Justin M. Tomkins, EIT to Staff Engineer 2. Carlos A. Salvatierra and Timothy J. Schultz to Project Designer 1. Michael Freitas and Anna Musial to Project Designer 2.  Diana L. Mercado to Project Designer 3. Jennifer H. Guzman; Matthew L. Hausser; Robert E. Hein, III; Cole A. Ostwald; Alexander S. Schweitzer; Christopher W. Silliman; and Crystal L. Soudant to Staff Designer 2. Anders N. Brunelle to Construction Inspector 3 and Gregory T. Quinlan to Senior Construction Inspector 1. Kyle P. Vander Schuty to Project Scientist 1; Ashley M. Little to Project Scientist 2; Kaitlyn A. Gioia and David R. Marsden to Staff Scientist 2. Obed A. Mendoza to Senior CADD Technician 1; Randy J. Haverilla, P.E. to Resident Engineer; Jeremy J. Cirillo to Assistant Project Controls Specialist 2. H2M also recognizes the corporate promotions of: Michelle R. Falese to Proposal Manager and Kristina M. Konrad to Communications Specialist 2.  Kristeen Coffey to Project Accounting Team Leader; Deborah E. Aiello to Manager of Project Accounting; Julie E. Etter to Project Accountant 2. Suzanne Mayo, Preetha Sasikumar, and Amanda R. Vardakas to HR Business Partner. Julie S. Davis, Susan L. Jannace, Jenna L. Porteus, Clara D. Sipic, and Christine E. Woodson to Senior Administrative Support Professional. H2M also introduced the addition of Nicholas Amato and Dave Sheldon, P.E. as Project Engineer.  Katelyn Ireland, EIT; Thomas Van Dyke, and Greeshma Thomas as Staff Engineer; and Steve Renna, P.E. as Resident Engineer, as well as Laurice Carchi and Thomas Danis as Project Designer; Jane DeSimone, R.A. as Project Architect; Nada Radi, LEED Green Associate as Staff Landscape Architect; Matt Caponi as Staff Scientist; Arthur Eschete, Jr. as Department Manager of Coatings; and Patricia DelCol as Deputy Municipal Market Director for Long Island.

Hunt Engineers, Architects, and Land Surveyors elected Greg Barr and Darin Rathbun as Vice Presidents and Tim Steed as Corporate Secretary. On February 1, Hunt announced that former Vice President Chris Bond, P.E. had been named President, and Dan Bower was named Chief Executive Officer.

Goldman Copeland announced that it has named Tristan Schwartzman a principal of the firm.

Langan congratulates Rachel Belsky, AICP, Associate, and Domenica Stasiak, PE, ENV SP, Senior Project Manager, for being named 2019 Women in Building Services by New York Real Estate Journal.

LERA announced that Richard Garlock has been named a partner of the firm. LERA also announced the following promotions: Antonio Rodriguez, P.E. as Associate Partner; Halle Doenitz, P.E. as Senior Associate; Michael Hopper, P.E. as Senior Associate; Thomas Kelleher, P.E. as Senior Associate; and Alfonso Oliva as Senior Associate.

Modjeski and Masters announced the appointment of Blaise Blabac to Senior Project Manager - Structures with the Poughkeepsie, NY office.

Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis Engineering & Surveying, D.P.C. announced the promotion of Matthew G. Yerkey, P.E., to Principal.

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