Earl W. Armitage, III, PE, serves as an Associate Vice President and Transportation Division Manager. His primary focus is in traffic and transportation planning, engineering and design, with background experience in project management, highway occupancy permits, regional traffic studies, traffic signal design, construction inspection, capacity analyses, Act 209 impact fee ordinances, land development reviews, cost estimation, and signal system design. He is proficient in various computer software programs including SYNCHRO, SimTraffic, Highway Capacity Software, and various Closed Loop system software. Mr. Armitage is currently the Municipal Traffic Engineer for four municipalities in eastern PA.
Michael G. Baker serves as Associate Vice President and Regional Utilities Discipline Leader. With more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunication/energy utility field, his hands-on experience with the construction of outside plant telecommunications and energy facilities provides him with a practical approach to utility construction and relocation. He has managed the design and construction inspection of numerous large-scale utility construction projects, including the placement of various pre-cast manholes, re-building of existing occupied vaults and manholes, placement of fiberglass structures, PVC, steel bridge duct, removal of existing manholes, and enlargement of central office buildings.
Daniel P. Barbato, PE, serves as Vice President and Office Director for our Newark, DE office. He is responsible for client services, project management, and business development efforts for the office and for managing the success and growth of the Newark staff and projects.
Dan joined Pennoni in 2007 and his experience includes a strong emphasis on water and wastewater treatment plant design and operations, water and sewer system design, public works projects, stream and pond monitoring and restoration projects, and on-call project management and engineering support for cities, towns, and authorities. Dan also provides specialized engineering services to renowned museum and garden facilities, such as Winterthur Museum and Longwood Gardens.
Dan earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Delaware. He is a licensed professional engineer in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Florida, and is a licensed large wastewater system designer in Delaware.
Dan serves on the Delaware Association of Professional Engineers and on the Board of Directors for the Delaware Nature Society. Dan volunteers at the Sunday Breakfast Mission and for the Delaware Nature Society and is a mentor for engineering college students.
Douglas Barry serves as Associate Vice President and Senior Project Manager in our Site/Civil Engineering Division. With more than 20 years of experience in civil/site engineering, his responsibilities include contract preparation, contract administration, billing, attending public meetings, project management as well as marketing and business development. His engineering duties include land planning, drainage and grading design, stormwater management design, utility design, roadway design, erosion and sediment control design, construction specification preparation and shop drawing review. He has extensive knowledge of applicable land development ordinances, coordinates with clients, government officials, architects, contractors, inspectors, and surveyors from project initiation to completion.
Anthony S. Bartolomeo, PE, ENV SP, Dist.M.ASCE, serves as a Senior Consultant. Tony joined Pennoni in 1986 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer for more than 33 years. He has more than 40 years of experience in environmental engineering, coupled with broad experience in relationship development at the federal, state, and local government levels, all of which have a stake in the success of major civil infrastructure projects. He has integrated the engineering and financial aspects of major projects into the legal, regulatory, and community objectives, to the benefit of Pennoni’s diverse client base. Tony is a licensed professional engineer in several states and is a civil engineering graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
Tony serves as a member of the Board of Directors for a number of non-profit organizations. He is a board member of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, member of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Chairman of the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation Advisory Board, and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rutgers University. He also served on the Governor’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Tony is a member and past chair of both the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Industry Leaders Council and the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) Design Professionals Coalition. While Chair of the Industry Leaders Council, he led the development of the ASCE Grand Challenge, which aspires to reduce the life cycle cost of our nation’s infrastructure systems by 50% by 2025.
Andrew Bennett, PE, serves as Regional Vice President for Pennsylvania North and West. He joined Pennoni in 2005 and has a wide variety of civil engineering experience, specializing in stormwater management and erosion and sedimentation control. Andy is responsible for client service and business development efforts for the Wyoming Valley, State College, Mechanicsburg, Pittsburgh, and Uniontown offices, as well as the management, growth, and success of the Lehigh Valley office.
His project experience includes designing, permitting, and constructing residential subdivisions, commercial, and industrial facilities, solid and aqueous waste management facilities, large earth embankments, and power generation facilities. His expertise also includes geotechnical and hydrogeologic investigations and analysis, site investigations and remediation, and traffic impact studies.
Andy is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and a board member of the Pennsylvania Infrastructure and Technology Alliance.
Frederick “Rick” Brinker, PE, serves as Associate Vice President and Division Manager. He has nearly 35 years of experience in civil engineering with specialized expertise in geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering. He is responsible for division staff management, business development, proposal preparation and reviews, technical direction and review of geotechnical reports/engineering calculations, contract reviews, financial performance, and technical mentoring/guidance of division personnel.
Craig E. Bryson, PLA, serves as Vice President and Office Director for our Philadelphia office. He joined Pennoni originally in 1996 and then rejoined the firm in 2007. Craig is responsible for client services and business development efforts, as well as the management, growth, and success of the Philadelphia office. He has a proven ability to manage multi-faceted, multi-consultant projects and is well versed in the areas of planning, land development and landscape architecture. Craig earned his bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from West Virginia University and is a registered landscape architect in Pennsylvania.
Craigs serves as Chairman of the Bucks County Planning Commission, is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Urban Land Institute, and the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Mark T. Celoni, PE, serves as Regional Vice President for our Greater Philadelphia region. He joined Pennoni in 1988 and has managed some of the region’s largest multidisciplinary projects for the firm. His expertise is in feasibility studies, master planning, and expert testimony at zoning hearings. He has additional expertise in subdivision and land development, environmental permitting, demolition, storm water management, utility design, and technical reports and specifications. He earned his bachelor’s degree in commerce engineering sciences and his master’s degree in engineering management from Drexel University, and is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania.
Mark serves as a board member for the University City District and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation. He also serves on the Advisory Council for ACE Mentor Program, Eastern Pennsylvania and Charter High School for Architecture and Design. He is also a member and active in many technical and community organizations including UNICO, the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia and the Urban Land Institute.
Nathan M. Cline, PE, serves as Associate Vice President and Office Director for our West Chester, PA office. Nate is responsible for client services and business development efforts for the office and for managing the success and growth of the West Chester staff and projects. Nate serves as township engineer for many of Pennoni’s municipal clients in both Chester and Delaware counties. He is a registered professional engineer and completed Chester County’s Master Planner Program in 2012. Nate earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Villanova University and a master’s degree in engineering management from Drexel University.
Nate has managed a wide array of projects, including a $2.5 million athletic field complex in Concord Township, multiple successful grant applications, annual road programs of over $400,000, road replacement projects, UCC reviews and inspections, E&S and Act 167 permitting, storm and sanitary sewer capital projects, subdivision/land development reviews, and construction observation.
Nate was the recipient of Chester County Engineer’s “Promise Award,” in 2013 and he was awarded the “Young Engineer of the Year” award by the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineer’s Delaware County chapter in 2010.
Peter J. Coote, PE, Esq., serves as General Counsel, Secretary, and Vice President. Peter joined Pennoni in 1997 and is a licensed professional engineer in Virginia. Peter is responsible for risk management and contract administration, interpretation and negotiation, legal compliance, and litigation management. He earned his civil engineering degree from the United States Military Academy, and a Juris Doctor with honors from the University Of Illinois College Of Law.
Peter is a member and past chair of the Legal Counsel Forum of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Association of Corporate Counsel.
Peter is an attorney for Protect our Defenders, a non-profit organization that supports soldiers, sailors, and airman who have been sexually assaulted. He has also lectured cadets on Engineering Law and Ethics at the United States Military Academy.
Michael Cromer, PG, DBIA, ENV SP, serves as Associate Vice President and Regional Vice President for the Energy and Design-Build region. Mike will be directly responsible for growing the region through increased service offerings and strategic business development. Mike has extensive experience in project management, construction operations, energy project development, project finance, contract structuring, design-build delivery, cost estimating, health & safety, environmental engineering and land development. He is a licensed professional geologist in Pennsylvania and Delaware and holds a national design-build certification (DBIA) and an Envision SP (ENV SP) certification for sustainable design. Mike has spearheaded the development of distributed generation, compressed natural gas (CNG) and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) business models providing diversification and additional revenue streams.
Mark H. Davidson serves as Vice President and Office Director for our Milton, DE office. He joined Pennoni in 2010 and has more than 27 years of experience in surveying, engineering, consulting, and land planning. Mark’s vast experience includes project and construction management, bidding phase administration, CQA/CQC, inspection and documentation, claims analysis, and boundary and contract dispute resolution. Mark is responsible for the management, growth, and success of the Milton office and Southern Delaware practice.
He has studied, planned, surveyed, designed, and engineered sustainable, master-planned, commercial, and urban redevelopment projects, as well as the public infrastructure that supports them. His project experience includes cutting edge design and technology, as well as value engineering to help clients through the ever-changing market. Mark also has experience in solar photovoltaic design, permitting, and installation. Mark is a DNREC certified construction reviewer, wastewater system designer, percolation and infiltrometer tester, and has sediment and stormwater management certifications in both Delaware and Maryland.
Mark is a past director of the Delaware Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association, as well as a member of the American Planning Association and American Institute of Certified Planners. He has served in the past as a committee member of Delaware Low Impact Development Roundtable Committee, Delaware Pollution Control Strategy Committee, Delaware Sediment & Stormwater Regulatory Advisory Committee, and the Delaware Technical Community College A/E Curriculum Committee.
Kevin J. Davis, PE, LSRP, ENV SP, serves as Vice President and Chief Environmental Engineer. He joined the firm in 1995 and has extensive chemical and environmental engineering experience in hazardous waste management, industrial wastewater treatment systems, and minerals recovery systems. Kevin is the senior expert for environmental services and is responsible for developing technical expertise within the discipline and strategic growth of the discipline throughout the footprint of the company. Kevin serves as a primary in-house trainer for project managers and works with various disciplines to support distressed projects.
Kevin is a licensed professional engineer in Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania, and earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Drexel University. Kevin is also a licensed site remediation professional (LSRP) in New Jersey.
With more than 30 years of experience, Kevin has become a client-focused, solution-oriented technical and business manager experienced in developing people and teams of professionals with various engineering expertise. Kevin has extensive experience as a project manager, an engineering manager, and a business unit leader.
Kevin has recruited, trained, and managed technical teams built on mutual respect and trust to gain their commitment to meet established client and firm goals and objectives. Kevin has diversified the company business lines to ensure current and future growth, including mining and minerals processing and industrial. He has planned and administered annual technology business plans, including sales designed to meet or exceed projected profit and revenue goals.
He is the past Philadelphia Post President and active member of the Society of American Military Engineers. He is also a member of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration; the Camden County Environmental Commission; and the South Jersey Chamber of Commerce, where he sits on the Environmental Committee.
David A. DeLizza, PE, serves as President and CEO. Dave joined Pennoni in 1979, is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, and has extensive experience in civil engineering, client services, and project management. Dave most recently served as COO. Dave graduated with a degree in civil engineering from Drexel University and is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Delaware.
A member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), Dave also sits on Rowan University’s Civil Engineering Advisory Council, the Advisory Council of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia, and the Stockton College Foundation Board of Directors.
Drew Di Sessa serves as an Associate Vice President & Senior Engineer for our Newark, NJ office. He has more than 35 years of experience with expertise in the areas of site design, planning and zoning, real estate due diligence, and municipal engineering including feasibility studies, master planning, testimony at planning board and zoning board hearings, subdivision and land development applications, environmental permitting, demolition, roadway design, storm water management, utility design, grading, earthwork, soil conservation, technical reports and specifications. His experience includes interacting with government agencies and other professionals involved in land acquisition, development, and construction. He is an experienced engineering expert witness and has testified before boards, courts, and commissions.
Drew has served as the planning board engineer for the Township of Vernon. Mr. Di Sessa has served as the township engineer and land use board engineer for the Township of Mansfield and planning board engineer for the Township of Hillside. He also serves as the municipal engineer representative for the Township of Nutley and Borough of Leonia, and as the municipal engineer representative and planning/zoning board engineer for the City of Plainfield.
Brian Diehl, PE, serves as Regional Vice President for Pennoni’s seven Florida offices. Brian joined the firm in 2013 and has more than 20 years of experience in site design, land development, stormwater management, and infrastructure projects. He has worked as Project Manager and Senior Design Engineer on many large government, commercial, athletic, residential, public transportation, land development, and industrial facility projects. In his role as RVP, Brian’s focus is client service and leading Pennoni’s growth in the Southeast region.
Hugh J. Dougherty, PE, CME, serves as Vice President. He joined Pennoni in 1985 and his experience includes municipal engineering, code compliance, reviews for planning and zoning boards for the design of roads, parks, and municipal facilities. He also has experience with stream and watershed hydrology, hydraulics, flood control structure design, grading reviews, and site engineering. He has extensive public involvement experience with community planning, policy making, and advisory boards. Hugh is responsible for the operations of the municipal engineering projects and staff in Southern New Jersey.
Hugh earned a degree in civil engineering degree from Villanova University and completed supplemental coursework at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and a certified municipal engineer in New Jersey. Hugh is Past President and a member of the South Jersey Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Justin Duncan, PE, serves as Office Director for our Tallahassee, FL office. Justin has more than 10 years of experience as a structural engineer and his expertise includes the use of finite element computer design software including RAM Structural System (3D-modeling), SP Mats, SP Wall, STAAD Pro, Enercalc, and more.
Justin has worked extensively on both large-scale and small-scale projects and specializes in the design of concrete buildings, steel buildings, masonry buildings, wood-framed buildings, precast concrete, post-tension slab design and composite steel framing. His project management skills have allowed him to manage each project from the early schematic phases all the way through the construction phase to the completion of the building. Justin’s close attention to detail allows him to design all of his projects very efficiently which in turn allows him to produce the most cost-effective designs available.
Justin received his bachelors degree in civil engineering from Florida State University and his masters in structural civil engineering from University of South Florida.
George Dunheimer, PE, serves as an Associate Vice President and Regional Director of Construction Services with more than 30 years of construction engineering experience. He is well versed in construction standards, specifications, project requirements, and is very knowledgeable of project documentation requirements.
Prior to joining Pennoni, George worked for 15 years as the Assistant District Executive responsible for the oversight of Department of Transportation construction projects in Montgomery, Chester, Bucks, Delaware and Philadelphia counties. His current role at Pennoni is Regional Manager for Construction Management and Inspection Services.
Steven Elias, PE serves as our Miami Beach, FL Office Director and municipal/environmental engineering Division Manager in central and south Florida. His responsibilities include directing the firm’s municipal and environmental engineering projects in the region, including marketing, planning, design, and construction administration of strategic projects. Steve leads efforts assisting municipalities with master planning practical and resilient solutions for complex projects along with developing grant/loan funding solutions as necessary from various agencies for strategic community infrastructure. Steve has more than 25 years of planning, engineering, and construction management experience, and has led resiliency and master planning efforts for 20 significant and diverse municipal infrastructure programs for transportation, water, wastewater, reuse, solid waste, and stormwater infrastructure. He was recently named engineer of the year by the Ridge chapter of the FES in part for his dedication to the profession in his community, including recently serving as an adjunct professor at Florida Polytechnic University teaching Engineering and Technology Project Management and Master Planning.
Michael Ellis, PE, is an Associate Vice President and Municipal Practice Lead with nearly 20 years of experience in the design, review, permitting, inspection, construction administration, and project management of water and wastewater infrastructure, land development, stormwater facilities, stream restoration, road rehabilitation, and a variety of other municipal and public works projects. His background includes contract plan and specification preparation; stormwater and sanitary sewer design and permitting; building, site plan and calculation reviews; cost estimating; construction coordination and inspection; construction contract administration; development of design/build Request for Proposals; local, county, state, and regional permitting; sanitary and storm sewer condition analyses; modeling of water and wastewater conveyance systems; water and sewer systems’ operations assistance; rate studies; grant writing; municipal planning and zoning; and attendance at public meetings.
Debbie Ferraro, PE, serves as an Associate Vice President and Transportation Division Manager. She provides design, planning, permitting, bidding, construction, and municipal consulting services to public and private sector clients. She is frequently asked to provide expert testimony in such matters as zoning change requests, ordinance applications, land development approvals, traffic impact assessments, stakeholder coordination, and public outreach. Debbie has been an adjunct professor at Drexel University since 2016, preparing students to take the transportation portion of the Professional Engineering Exam.
Debbie has more than 25 years of transportation experience, including expertise in traffic studies/modelling, highway design, master planning efforts, limited access interchanges, intermodal facilities, highway occupancy permit applications, traffic signal systems design, safety studies, traffic control and transportation management plans, right-of-way acquisitions, site circulation/access, and toll revenue studies. She has fostered Pennoni’s urban transportation design practice area which focuses on all system users including pedestrians, bicycles, and transit vehicles.
Debbie has delivered projects for a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies and large government agencies, including the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC), the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC), and numerous municipalities.
Thomas Frederick, PE, serves as Associate Vice President and Director of the Water/Wastewater practice. Tom is responsible for the overall coordination of the company’s engineering services to clients within the drinking water and wastewater industry, to include reuse water and water resources. He also is responsible for implementing business development initiatives, delivering quality projects timely and efficiently, and continuing to develop the firm’s existing strategic relationships. Tom will integrate other Pennoni services that are changing the water/wastewater sector such as energy, sensor technology, and asset management.
His qualifications as a successful water utility executive for multiple companies uniquely positions him to offer customized management services to water and wastewater clients, to include governance, benchmarking, leadership development, capital improvement planning and strategic planning. He is an experienced leader in the water utilities and solid waste industries with a history of solving very complex political and personnel issues. He is an excellent writer and experienced in public communications. He is an accomplished public speaker with expertise on water industry issues, motivation and leadership. He strongly advocates strategic thinking and clear vision, effective public relations, environmental excellence, proven innovation and technological advances, security and emergency preparedness, efficient and effective operations, strong financial position, and protection of public health and safety.
Bruce J. Frederick, LS, serves as Vice President and Office Director for our Hampton Roads, VA and Richmond, VA offices. His experience includes managing project teams in the design of water, sewer, and storm drainage systems and more than 27 years of experience in the management of survey projects from start to completion. Bruce is responsible for client services and business development efforts for the Hampton Roads area, as well as the management, growth, and success of the office.
Bruce has supervised numerous boundary and topographic surveys in the Tidewater area as a survey department director. He also has supervised many topographic and construction layout projects, survey calculations, and CADD production. Bruce works with existing and potential clients on a daily basis, as well as all field and office personnel.
A graduate of Bridgewater College, Bruce is a member of the Virginia Association of Land Surveyors, the Society of American Military Engineers, and the National Society of Professional Surveyors.
Thomas J. Friese, PE, is an Associate Vice President, Senior Engineer in our Site/Civil Design and Landscape Architecture Division. He is responsible for the technical aspects of site/civil projects and management of multi-disciplined projects. With more than 35 years of site design experience, his expertise includes site feasibility studies; zoning subdivision and land development projects for institutional, commercial, and industrial clients; structural analysis and design; environmental and stormwater design and permitting; and grading and earthwork. Tom has also prepared numerous existing conditions replacement cost evaluation reports for commercial buildings and residential associations. He represents clients before agencies, boards and commissions and has provided expert testimony in legal proceedings. Tom has represented clients and managed design projects in New York, Maryland, Indiana, Illinois, Virginia and Washington, D.C. in addition to Pennsylvania.
John-Thomas (JT) Graupensperger, PWS, serves as an Associate Vice President and Environmental Practice Lead in our Environmental Division, with a primary focus on environmental clearance and permitting. He is responsible for the management and mentoring of a group of highly skilled staff comprised of engineers, scientists, industrial hygienists, health and safety professionals, and trainers. JT is also the Ecological Services Discipline Leader and Environmental Discipline Leader for Transportation, where he is responsible for the oversight and management, standardization, and QAQC of environmental deliverables for projects and clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.
With over 18 years of experience, JT supports projects for federal, state, commercial and private clients with project management, wetland and habitat assessments, stream restoration, threatened and endangered species investigations and coordination including Phase I Bog Turtle Habitat Assessments, Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, permit applications, state and federal agency coordination, public involvement coordination, NEPA document preparation and review, and hazardous materials investigations, including asbestos and lead investigations. He is a Certified Professional Wetland Scientist, a Licensed Pennsylvania Asbestos Building Inspector, a Licensed Pennsylvania Lead Hazard Inspector, and a Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Wild Plant Management Permit holder.
Edward P. Guetens serves as Vice President and Office Director for our Haddon Heights, NJ, and Vineland, NJ offices. He joined Pennoni in 1998, and has experience designing and managing environmental remediation and hazardous material abatement projects throughout the United States. Ed is responsible for client services and business development efforts, as well as managing the success and growth of the Haddon Heights and Vineland staff and projects.
Ed has been responsible for technical staff providing services such as hazardous materials surveys, environmental site assessments, indoor air quality investigations, air monitoring, and safety inspections, quality control inspections, risk assessments, and the enforcement of federal, state, and local regulations.
Ed attended both Camden County College and Drexel University.
Bret Hadzimichalis, PE, CCM, serves as an Associate Vice President and Construction Services Practice Lead for the Mid-Atlantic region. He has over 14 years of experience in highway/bridge construction management & inspection, including scheduling, claims avoidance & mitigation, constructability reviews, value engineering, change order negotiations, and owner’s representation. Over a decade of his experience comes from his previous roles at the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA), including Transportation Design Engineer/Project Manager in the Office of Highway Development, Resident Maintenance Engineer of District 3’s Laurel Maintenance Facility, and Assistant District 2 Engineer for Construction on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. He has been involved in a broad range of projects – from minor safety improvements and routine maintenance activities to major roadway, bridge, and interchange construction with hands-on experience in highway design, construction, planning, maintenance operations, and alternative contracting. Bret is a registered Professional Engineer in MD, DE, DC, and VA, and is a Certified Construction Manager through the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA).
Roger Harris, LS, PS, serves as an Associate Vice President and Northern Virginia Survey Division Manager with more than 35 years of land surveying experience. He has extensive experience in coordinating and performing a variety of survey projects, including boundary and topographic surveys by photographic, plane table, transit tape and cross-sectional methods. In addition, he has experience in construction stakeout of streets, utilities, buildings (residential and commercial), as-built surveys, and surveys for right-of-way acquisitions. Roger is proficient in the use of survey field equipment including GPS units (both Static and RTK), robotic instruments and data collectors, and has training using High Definition 3D Laser Scanners. He has vast experience in survey computing and plat preparation using AutoCAD, Civil 3D and Carlson Surveying software.
Brian S. Hart, PE, serves as Office Director for our Uniontown, PA office. Brian is responsible for the day-to-day management and overall business development of the office and is the Construction Services Division Manager in Western Pennsylvania. Brian specializes in construction management and is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering technology. Brian is the former President, and a current member, of the Board of Directors for the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) Southwestern Pennsylvania chapter.
Khaled R. Hassan, PE, serves as Associate Vice President and Office Director for our King of Prussia, PA office. He has broad knowledge and expertise in civil/site engineering with more than 18 years of experience in design and construction management, storm and sanitary sewers, road culverts, stream rehabilitation projects, among other types of projects. Khal manages the day-to-day operations for our King of Prussia, PA office, as well as working to cultivate new and existing clients. Khal previously served as a senior engineer for the Civil/Site/Landscape Architecture Division.
Khal is a graduate of Temple University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Khal is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania and Delaware. He also possesses extensive knowledge in project management, zoning, and land development. Khal has significant experience with public presentations through his role as a Borough and Township Engineer.
Khal is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a Past President of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers’ Philadelphia Chapter.
John “JW” Haupt, PLS, serves as Associate Vice President and Regional Survey Discipline Leader. JW joined Pennoni in 1991 and possesses a strong background in the field, management, and operation of major surveying assignments. His experience, dating back to 1977, includes large tract boundary and topographic surveys, ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys, control surveys for aerial photogrammetry for site topography and GIS base maps, hydrographic surveys, high-rise construction surveying, wetlands surveys, surveys along and within waterways, and route surveys for roads. JW is responsible for managing survey projects and staff throughout Delaware and Maryland.
JW has additional experience in surveys for utilities and within industrial plant sites – control surveys include the use of traditional survey methods and GPS equipment. He continues to find new ways to inject new technology into the survey workflow. JW studied civil engineering at the University of Maryland and is a licensed professional land surveyor in Delaware and Maryland.
JW is a member of the American Congress on Survey & Mapping, the National Society of Professional Surveyors, the Delaware Association of Surveyors, and the New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors.
Todd M. Hay, PE, CME, serves as Regional Vice President for the Northern New Jersey, New York, and New England Region and as Office Director for our New York City and Boston Offices. He has been working with multidisciplinary engineering projects during his more than 27-year career as a civil engineer, project manager, and principal. Todd is responsible for client service, business development, and managing the success and growth of our projects and staff within the region.
Todd has been involved in transportation and traffic; utilities; parks and recreation; K-12; colleges/universities; rooftop/ground mount solar; and a variety of federal, private, private/public design and design-build projects. His work experience has included client contact and coordination; in-house review of site plan and subdivision projects for entitlement compliance; preparation and coordination of site plans and technical specifications for bidding purposes; preparation of site plans for entitlement submission; expert witness testimony before local, county and state authorities; contract administration and construction support services for both private and public projects.
Todd has served as principal-in-charge for private clients including Toll Brothers City Living, Simon Properties, Garden Homes, Verizon, as well as many high-profile clients, such as architects, developers and contractors. He has also been involved in litigation and court matters serving as a design and construction expert witness representing developers, construction contractors, and New Jersey State Transportation Authorities.
Todd is Chairman Commissioner to the Somerset-Raritan Valley Sewerage Authority in Bridgewater, NJ, and is also an Industry Advisory Board Member to the School of Applied Engineering and Technology at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), an Advisory Board Member to the Customer Experience Program at Rutgers University, Board Member to the Commerce Industry Association on NJ, Board Member to ACE New Jersey, and is co-chair for the New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers Annual Awards Program.
Todd is as semi-annual guest speaker for the Engineering Introductory Class at NJIT and has been involved with the Business and Economic Development Committee for the Joint Essex County Newark Workforce Board.
Philip Horsey, PE, serves as Associate Vice President and Transportation Division Manager. With more than 20 years of infrastructure design experience, Philip also serves as Project Manager and Senior Engineer on large multidisciplinary projects and client agreements with numerous task order assignments. As a project manager, he integrates tasks and work priorities of team members into a workflow and schedule to fulfill client commitments. He is experienced with design-build projects and has attended 35 hours of DBIA Boot Camp coursework training. He also performs Quality Assurance/Quality Control reviews on multidisciplinary infrastructure design projects.
Philip is a licensed professional engineer in Delaware and Maryland. He earned a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware. In 2017, Philip stepped into and now serves as the Course Coordinator for the UD Civil and Environmental Engineering Senior Design Capstone Course. Philip serves as the Co-Chair of the Transportation Committee for the American Council of Engineering Companies Delaware Chapter (ACEC-DE), is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE), Past President of the ASHE First State Section and has served as the Scholarship Committee Chair since 2008. In 2008, he began and continues to help organize the University of Delaware Civil & Environmental Alumni Golf Outing which raises scholarship money. He is also a supporter of Rugby Delaware which raises scholarship money for student-athletes.
Ted F. Januszka, PE, serves as Vice President and Regional Transportation. Ted joined Pennoni in 1995 and is responsible for managing the growth and success of transportation operations in Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, and is the Principal-in-Charge of Pennoni’s bridge engineering and bridge inspection practice.
Ted is a licensed professional engineer in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland, as well as an NBIS Certified Bridge Safety Inspector. He earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Delaware, where he has been the Structures Discipline Instructor for the civil engineering senior design course since 2005.
Ted currently serves as National Director of the American Council of Engineering Companies Delaware Chapter (ACEC-DE). He is also an active member of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE).
Brian R. Keaveney, PE, PTOE, serves as Associate Vice President and Division Manager for the Transportation Division. His project experience includes Open-End Traffic Engineering Contract management, traffic studies, traffic signal design, procurement and construction monitoring, traffic signal system design (including adaptive implementation), corridor analysis and optimization, Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) planning and implementation, capital improvement plan development/management, and congestion mitigation and safety improvement measures. Knowledge includes PennDOT specifications and policies, current Highway Capacity Manual methodologies, and current traffic and transportation analysis software.
Brian is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania, as well as a professional traffic operations engineer. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in transportation engineering from Villanova University.
Brian is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, the International Municipal Signals Association, the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE), and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and also serves on the Board of Directors of the Intelligent Transportation Society of Pennsylvania.
Doug Kennedy serves as an Associate Vice President. He has extensive experience in all aspects of transportation planning and traffic engineering, including traffic impact studies, preliminary roadway alignment/corridor studies, roadway mitigation recommendations, spot improvement feasibility studies, transportation modeling, and parking/signal studies. As an Associate Vice President with Pennoni, he has been active in coordinating transportation elements on multidisciplinary infrastructure projects.
He has more than 30 years of experience in transportation, primarily in Northern Virginia, but has also performed traffic impact analyses in Pennsylvania, Maryland, D.C., Shenandoah Valley and Tidewater, VA areas. He also teaches an annual continuing education introductory class in traffic studies and intersection design for localized applications of AASHTO and VDOT standards through the Engineers and Surveyors Institute.
Michael Kissinger, PE, LEED AP, ENV SP, serves as an Associate Vice President and Senior Engineer of the site/design group and land development group. He has more than eighteen years of land development engineering experience. His skills include the preparation of land development and subdivision plan sets for commercial, institutional and residential projects. His responsibilities include due diligence for compliance to local, county, city and states codes. He has designed site layout, grading, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, water distribution systems, stormwater management facilities, erosion control, construction details, earthwork analysis and cost estimates. He has been responsible for all phases of work from concept plan through project completion including securing permits for construction. He has represented clients and provided testimony at various planning commission, board of supervisor and zoning hearing board meetings. He has completed LEED documentation for the certification of project sites. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Philadelphia University teaching courses in GeoDesign.
Harry E. Laspee, PE, PP, serves as Associate Vice President. Harry has more than 35 years of experience in the design and contract administration of public works improvement projects including: bridges, highways, water distribution systems, and sanitary and stormwater conveyance systems. During this time, he has been in responsible for the design of public improvements with a combined construction cost in excess of $750 million.
Harry has been involved in all aspects of the work including administration of the design activities, survey liaison, highway design, utility coordination, the preparation of specifications, cost and schedule estimates, and construction liaison, including the review of shop drawings and response to RFI’s.
Matthew Lawrence, PE, DPE, LEED AP, serves as Associate Vice President and Office Director in our Leesburg, VA office. Matthew has more than 16 years of engineering design, management, and land development experience. His capabilities include the design of stormwater management facilities best management practice (BMP) facilities, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, water distribution, erosion and sediment control (E&SC) devices, and site design related to residential, commercial, institutional, and public works projects. Matthew has played a role in obtaining approvals from local agencies applications ranging from Zoning Applications to final development plans.
Matthew graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in civil engineering and water resources.
Thomas Leisse, PE, CME, serves as an Associate Vice President. He is Pennoni’s Senior Engineer specializing in municipal water and sewer design and construction management. He has more than 20 years of experience as lead engineer and project manager and has worked extensively on both large-scale and small-scale projects.
Tom has diverse technical experience concentrated in environmental and mechanical engineering. His responsibilities have included project planning, design and management. He is experienced in equipment and process research and selection, cost estimation, design and discipline coordination, client and vendor contact, performing site evaluations and making recommendations to upgrade equipment systems, providing construction management support in office and on site, and preparing local and state applications for site plan review of water and sanitary extensions.
Alan Lloyd, CIH, CSP, ENV SP, serves as the EHS Practice Leader of the firm and is responsible for developing technical expertise within the EHS discipline and strategic growth throughout the footprint of the company. Alan has been with the firm since 2001 and is an Vice President and the Corporate Health and Safety Officer. He has more than 20 years of experience in industrial hygiene and environmental remediation, having worked on projects throughout the United States. He has been responsible for conducting asbestos building surveys, abatement oversight and air monitoring, indoor air quality investigations (including mold assessments), pandemic response planning (including SARS-CoV-2), air permitting, noise assessments, health and safety oversight, and phase I, II and III environmental site assessments. In addition to performing as a reliable and competent expert witness, responsibilities have also included on-site project management, proposal development, maintaining client relationships, and technical specifications.
Alan has been a Certified Industrial Hygienist since 2005 and earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from the University of Delaware and a master’s degree from Western Washington University. Alan is also a Certified Safety Professional and an Envision Sustainability Professional.
He is the past President of the Delaware Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and active member of the American Society of Safety Professionals.
Keith Ludwig, PLS, serves as an Associate Vice President and Survey Practice Lead with over 40 years of experience. He is responsible to coordinate day-to-day operations of our Haddon Heights, NJ and Philadelphia, PA survey departments along with coordination of survey activities for all NJ and NY offices. He provides supervision of project managers, field crews and survey technicians. Keith has experience in boundary/property line analysis, State Plane, UTM and Geographic Coordinate computations, commercial and residential development, wetlands, tidelands, riparian, hydrographic surveys, highway surveys, railroads, road and stream cross-sections, topography, GPS (both static and RTK), aerial control networks, GIS mapping, 3-D laser scanning, Geomatics, and tax map preparation.
James P. Markham, PE, serves as Vice President and the Regional Transportation Principal of Southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. His group provides professional transportation engineering services to public and private sector clients. His project experience includes traffic studies, roadway design for public and private sector clients, storm drainage design and modification, and contract bidding and administration. In addition to his design experience, he is frequently the project manager for multidisciplined projects – calling upon expertise from across the firm. He also frequently presents at public meetings.
Jim is a registered professional engineer in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. He is the President of the Engineer’s Club of Philadelphia and a Past President of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Philadelphia Chapter. Jim also sits on board of the Economy League.
E. Michael McCarthy, PE, serves as Vice President. He joined Pennoni in 2016 when the firm acquired the assets of McCarthy & Associates, Inc., the firm he founded in 1985. Mike is responsible for the continued growth and success of the Clearwater, Delray Beach, and Tallahassee offices through the management of client relationships and business development efforts.
His engineering expertise includes more than 40 years of structural analysis, design and construction of both new and renovation projects throughout the country and internationally. Mike is a recognized expert in the design of buildings located in high wind hurricane zones and flood hazard areas.
He is a Professional Engineer in Florida and Ohio. Mike earned a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1978. He is a Special Inspector of Threshold Buildings with the State of Florida, and is a licensed instrument rated pilot.
Mike has served multiple terms on the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board and currently serves as the chairman of its Board of Adjustments and Appeals. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) “Flood Resistant Design and Construction” committee.
Robert E. McGee, III currently serves as Associate Vice President and Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications for Pennoni. He is responsible for the internal and external marketing and communications efforts of the firm. Bob is a seasoned marketing professional and brings more than 15 years of experience in a broad range of marketing and communications. His current role with the firm includes managing the marketing and communications staff in functional areas of proposals, communications, public relations, marketing plans/campaigns, conferences and tradeshows, working with business development staff to develop client relations; and assisting with the day-to-day application of CRM. In addition to the day-to-day supervision and leadership of this service division, his team also has responsibility for maintaining resume and experience data on Pennoni’s nearly 1200 employees and the corporate history of both the firm and its projects.
Stacey M. McPeak serves as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer. She joined Pennoni in 1991 and is a Certified Public Accountant. She has extensive experience in forecasting and budgeting, cash management, and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). Stacey is responsible for managing the financial systems that supply management with timely and reliable information necessary to make sound business decisions. She is a trusted advisor to owners, shareholders, and executives on accounting, finance, and tax matters. She also serves as an administrator of the 401(k) and ESOP. Stacey earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting and her master’s degree in taxation from Widener University.
Ronald C. Moore, Jr. serves as Regional Vice President for the Delaware, Maryland, and Washington D.C. region and is the Office Director for the Baltimore and Columbia, MD offices.
Ron has extensive experience in project management, traffic engineering, transportation engineering, municipal engineering, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), land development, and construction. He is very familiar with Department of Transportation (DOT) specifications and has provided training to DOT personnel on various traffic and ITS topics. Ron has also provided public testimony on numerous land development and transportation projects and has served as a traffic expert throughout the Northeastern United States.
Ron is a civil engineering graduate of the University of Delaware. Ron is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE).
Ron is also an elected official and Vice President of the Clearview Regional Board of Education, a member of the Boy Scouts of America, Garden State Council Advisory Council. He serves as Chairman of the University of Delaware Civil and Environmental Engineering Department’s External Advisory Council.
Todd Morris, PE, serves as Vice President and Regional Transportation Principal. With more than 30 years of infrastructure design experience, Todd is responsible for managing the growth and development of the transportation operations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, and is the Principal-in-Charge of Pennoni’s Highway Engineering Practice. He is directly responsible for monitoring the business practice/operations in several office locations. This includes developing and monitoring the regional business plan, client coordination, and production of a quality design product, as well as staff mentoring and promoting company goals. Todd is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and West Virginia. He earned his civil engineering degree from The Pennsylvania State University.
Todd is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Transportation Committee, Harrisburg. He is Past President and Board Member of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE), a member of several committees (Transportation, Education, and Economic Development) for the West Shore Chamber of Commerce. Todd also works as the Central Chapter Vice President and a Committee Chairman (Engineering Career and Workforce Development) for the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).
Joseph F. Mullen, PE, serves as Vice President and Office Director for our Wyoming Valley and Lehigh Valley, PA offices. He joined Pennoni in 2005 and is responsible for managing the growth and success of the projects and staff in both offices. Joe possesses a diverse engineering background that includes design and project management of site plans and subdivisions, K-12 and public higher education, recreation facilities (Divisions I, II, III), minor professional sports, heavy industrial, nuclear power, and dam engineering.
Joe is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania and he earned his civil engineering degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Joe is a member of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials.
E. Peter Nikolov, PE, serves as Vice President and Director of Civil and Municipal Engineering. He has more than 30 years of experience in civil engineering including roadway design, drainage design, parks design, site design, and bridge design, value engineering, construction management, stormwater management including complex modeling, alternative analysis, treatment system design, attenuation system design, erosion control system design, channel improvements design, public involvement and permitting. His experience also includes project management along with AutoCAD and GIS systems applications.
Elizabeth K. Norton, PE, is an Associate Vice President, Senior Engineer and Division Manager in our Civil/Site Design Division. She is responsible for the technical aspects of Civil/Site projects and management of multi-disciplined projects. With more than 20 years of site design experience, her expertise includes site feasibility studies; zoning subdivision and land development projects for institutional, commercial, and industrial clients. She has designed site layout, grading, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, water distribution systems, stormwater management facilities, erosion control, construction details, and earthwork analysis. She has completed LEED documentation for the certification of project sites. She represents clients before agencies, boards, and commissions.
Michael A. Padula, CWI, PE, serves as Associate Vice President and Chief Engineer, Construction Materials Engineering and Testing. Mike has more than 15 years of experience in structural engineering and construction. He is responsible for maintaining laboratory accreditations, confirming test procedures, laboratory staffing/scheduling, and documentation of test results. His experience includes materials testing and inspection for subgrades, deep and shallow foundations, concrete, masonry, structural steel structures and bituminous paving. His project involvement has included structural analysis/design and detailing, structural evaluations and troubleshooting, material testing and inspection and report writing. Duties include managing and overseeing plastic concrete sampling and laboratory testing, laboratory determination of soil properties (specifically moisture-density relationship and gradations) and field testing for compaction during backfill placement, bituminous concrete field and plant inspections, bituminous concrete coring and laboratory testing for air voids and asphalt content. Mike also serves as project manager for code required 3rd party Special Inspections for Class 1 facilities.
Andrew J. Pennoni, PE, serves as Regional Vice President and Principal-in-Charge of the Construction Services Discipline. He joined Pennoni in 1994 and has over 25 years of engineering-related experience that includes construction inspection, materials inspection, materials testing, and design and construction management. Andrew is responsible for the leadership, growth, and overall quality of the Construction Services group.
Andrew is a licensed professional engineer in several states and has obtained multiple industry certifications and training from the American Welding Society, the American Society for Nondestructive Testing, the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, the Prestressed Concrete Institute, the American Concrete Institute, and the International Code Council. He obtained dual degrees in civil engineering and architectural engineering from Drexel University, along with an MBA from St. Joseph’s University.
In addition to his role at Pennoni, Andrew is Secretary/Treasurer of ACEC’s Geoprofessional Coalition; serves Drexel University on its College of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council and its Athletic Director’s Advisory council; and is a board member of the March of Dimes annual TB&C Awards Luncheon. He is also a past board member of the Central Delaware County Authority; the Nether Providence Township Parks and Recreation Commission; and Nether Swarthmore Baseball. Andrew has participated on multiple quality committees with various departments of transportation and FHWA for more than 20 years, including the Mid-Atlantic QAW, SCEF, PCEF, and NSBA.
C.R. “Chuck” Pennoni, PE, is Pennoni’s Founder and Chairman. As a young engineer, Mr. Pennoni learned early that reputation means everything when providing consulting services. Doing good work for clients at a fair price and making sure to communicate with them every step of the way, helped him to build an excellent reputation as a professional engineer. That reputation provided the building blocks for the success of the firm that he founded.
Mr. Pennoni has more than 60 years of experience in civil engineering, planning, and related disciplines with particular interest in municipal and land planning, design, and construction. He was employed by Albright and Friel Consulting Engineers, the City of Philadelphia, and C & J Construction Company prior to founding Pennoni Associates Inc. in 1966. He has taught strength of materials and structural design at Temple University, lectured at numerous colleges and universities, and authored 46 papers (seven refereed) on the subjects of engineering, planning, ethics, and professional development.
In addition to his role with Pennoni, he has served as President of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Mr. Pennoni also served as the 2009-2010 Interim President and CEO of Drexel University, the institution where he earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering. This was a repeat service for him, having served as Interim President from 1994-1995, as well as having previously served as a University Trustee and Chairman of the Board and has been granted the honor of President Emeritus. Mr. Pennoni received an honorary doctorate from Drexel University in 1992 and was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 2000.
Mr. Pennoni served on the Engineering Advisory Boards of Widener University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Drexel University. He was Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Mr. Pennoni currently serves on the Boards of Parke Bank and Drexel University, and was past trustee of Lankenau Hospital.
David Pennoni, PE, serves as Chief Operating Officer. Dave joined Pennoni in 1989 and has extensive experience in civil engineering and public works projects involving planning, design, permitting, construction coordination and inspection, contract administration, contractor compliance, and regulatory agency documentation. His project experience includes infrastructure design, stormwater management, water and wastewater facilities, sewage facilities planning, traffic planning, and roadway and bridge systems.
Dave was most recently the Regional Vice President for the Metro Philadelphia/NJ Region. He is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania and earned a civil engineering degree from Lehigh University.
Dave is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), is past Vice Chairman of Springfield Township, Delaware County Planning Commission, is a past board member of the Delaware County American Red Cross, and is a board member of the Pennsylvania State Board of Registered Professional Engineers, Surveyors, and Geologists.
Edward P. Pluciennik, PE, LEED AP, serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Civil Engineer. He joined Pennoni in 1994 and his experience includes civil engineering and related technical and construction supervision and management, with particular emphasis in land development design, municipal engineering, and transportation design.
As the Chief Civil Engineer for the firm, Ed is primarily responsible for technical expertise within the discipline, strategic growth of the discipline in close coordination with Pennoni’s Regional Vice Presidents and business development team, and development and implementation of the firm’s QA/QC plan.
Ed is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania and has a degree in civil engineering and construction technology from Temple University.
Ed serves as Township Engineer for Lower Merion Township in Montgomery County, PA. He is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and a Director in the Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers. He is also a member of the American Public Works Association and the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE).
Jerry Prevete serves as an Associate Vice President. He joined Pennoni in 2010 and has been instrumental to the growth of the firm’s municipal/township and energy services in northern New Jersey. Through his efforts in business development and marketing, he has successfully increased Pennoni’s municipal client base and supported the launch of Pennoni’s energy design and engineering services. He has also maintained relationships and secured projects with a number of New Jersey municipalities including the City of Plainfield, the City of East Orange, the Township of Irvington, Berkley Township, Old Bridge Township, and Hillside Township.
A graduate of the City College of New York, Jerry has more than 25 years of experience in the solid waste and recycling industries and previously worked as a principal and vice president of marketing and sales for a solid waste consulting company. He is a trustee with the Independent Colleges of New Jersey and with the New Jersey Alliance for Action. Additionally, Jerry is an active committee member for the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Energy and Environment Committee and for the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International Energy and Environmental Committee.
Jeffrey E. Purdy, PE, is an Associate Vice President and Operations Manager of Intelligent Infrastructure Systems (IIS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Pennoni. He joined Pennoni in 2014 and has more than three decades of experience in transportation and systems engineering, strategic planning, and capital programming.
Throughout his career, he has assisted federal, state, and local transportation and public safety agencies to implement advanced technology to achieve organizational missions, goals, and objectives. He has assisted transportation agencies across the nation, as well as overseas to develop policies, implement best practices, and design, construct, and operate infrastructure that drive organizational change, improve operational efficiency, and advance safety for the agency as well and the public.
As the Operations Manager for IIS, he is responsible for bringing innovation to the engineering and management of civil infrastructures, especially bridges. IIS accomplishes this by leveraging and implementing powerful tools, such as performance-based engineering, asset management, structural identification, and structural health and performance monitoring. These technology-based applications have been shown to lead to significant cost savings to owners while assuring the efficiency, effectiveness, and reliability of aging infrastructures. IIS specializes in the development of systems supporting Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), bridge performance monitoring, and asset management.
Jeff earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Case Western Reserve University and a master’s degree in civil engineering with a concentration in transportation systems from the University of Virginia.
Richard D. Roberts, PE, SECB, serves as Vice President and Chief Structural Engineer. He joined Pennoni in 1989, and his project experience includes high-rise building structure design, deep foundation design, and evaluation and modifications of existing and historic structures.
Rich is the senior expert for structural engineering and is primarily responsible for technical expertise within the discipline and strategic growth in close coordination with Pennoni’s Regional Vice Presidents and business development team. His engineering experience includes structural design and management for a wide range of commercial, institutional, and industrial projects.
Rich is a licensed professional engineer in 14 states and is certified by the Structural Engineering Certification Board. He earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts with a minor in architecture from Virginia Tech and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Drexel University.
Rich is the Founding President of the Structural Engineers Association of Pennsylvania, as well as a member and past president of the Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers. He is a member of the American Concrete Institute, the American Institute of Steel Construction, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the Post-Tensioning Institute, among others.
He has also been appointed by the Governor of Pennsylvania to represent the Structural Engineering profession on the State Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council and serves on Drexel University’s Executive Board of the Construction Management Advisory Council. In addition, he served as the coordinator for the Civil Engineering Professional Engineer Review Course and also taught reinforced concrete design in the program.
Gregory Rogalski, PE, LEED AP serves Associate Vice President and Municipal Division Manager. He has more than 20 years of experience working on all aspects of land development, water/wastewater, and municipal engineering. His project experience includes the preparation of a variety of land development plans and infrastructure construction documents, sanitary sewer treatment and conveyance system design, municipal appointments, public meeting attendance and project management tasks.
Greg’s additional areas of expertise include wastewater conveyance and permitting, roadway and storm sewer design, stormwater management, permitting, and erosion and sediment control. He serves as an appointed Borough/Township/Authority Engineer and Zoning and Codes Enforcement Officer for six local municipalities. He has been directly involved with providing construction support services, including construction administration and construction management on projects he has designed.
James A. Ruff, PE, serves as Associate Vice President and a Land Development Discipline Leader. Jim has more than 30 years of experience in a wide variety of civil engineering and land planning projects. He handles multiple projects, which span the federal, commercial, residential, and institutional markets. Jim has experience coordinating with clients, other engineers, architects, attorneys, subconsultants, and surveyors on projects.
Jim’s typical project tasks include water and sewer design, site detailing, site layout, grading, roadway design, storm drain design, and stormwater management design. He is a registered professional engineer in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. Jim is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in civil engineering.
Thomas Davis Rust, PE, FAICP, is Vice Chairman and a member of the Executive Committee. He previously served as Chairman and Senior Principal of Patton Harris Rust & Associates, whose assets were acquired by Pennoni in 2011. Tom has a diversified engineering and planning background, as well as an extensive community and civic involvement knowledge base. He participates in the leadership, outreach, and client interaction for the firm and is actively involved in projects. Tom earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Virginia Tech, a master’s degree in engineering from George Washington University, and a master’s degree in environmental and urban planning from the University of Virginia.
Tom spent five years on the Town Council of Herndon, Virginia, before serving as the Mayor for 20 years. He has served in the Virginia General Assembly in the House of Delegates since being elected in 2001 and retired in 2016. The Washington Post has called him, “one of the more effective lawmakers in the General Assembly.” Tom has also worked in the Virginia higher education system by serving in leadership positions and on the Longwood University and Virginia Tech Boards of Visitors.
Tom has also been recognized by many groups for his work, having received the “Tower of Dulles” and “Dust, Blood and Sweat” awards for his work promoting transportation. He also received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Public Service for the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce and was named the 2011 Legislator of the Year from the American Planning Association. In 2015, he received the OPAL award from the America Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Albert Gallatin Infrastructure Leadership Award from George Mason University. Additionally, he was recognized as Virginia Tech’s Distinguished Alumnus at the 2015 graduation ceremonies.
Kevin Sabol, serves as Accounting Manager and Assistant Treasurer. Kevin is a Graduate of Saint Joseph’s University with a BS in Accounting and has been at Pennoni for almost 15 years. Outside of Pennoni, Kevin is a current board member (former treasurer) of Foundation 58 Inc., a charity that supports first responders fighting cancer.
Jeffrey Salemme, PE, serves as the Office Director for our Clearwater, FL office. He joined Pennoni in 2016 when the firm acquired the assets of McCarthy & Associates, Inc., the firm he joined in 1986. Jeff is responsible for the continued growth and success of the Clearwater office through the management of client relationships and business development efforts.
He is a Professional Engineer in many states throughout the country and is also licensed as a Special Inspector of Threshold Buildings in the State of Florida. Jeff earned his bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1984.
Jonathan C. Savage serves as a Vice President and is responsible for the development of new business opportunities for the firm throughout the company’s geographic areas and engineering disciplines. Jonathan concentrates his efforts to attract new, growth-oriented clients in regional, national, and international marketplaces, and particularly for large energy and infrastructure-related projects. Jonathan is also responsible for maintaining relationships with a significant number of locally-based clients.
Jonathan has the responsibility of supervising the company’s corporate business development team, and represents the company at national trade shows and conventions and international trade missions to foreign countries. As a long-standing member of the company’s international team, Jonathan is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the firm’s international objectives.
Jonathan is a Certified Economic Development Professional with significant financial experience in the development of project performance and the relocation of regional, national, and international business prospects. He is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, with expertise in land use planning, strategic growth, landscape architecture, grant writing, financial analysis, and economic development.
Jonathan is a former elected official and has served in a variety of community leadership positions, including President of the Ewing Township (NJ) School Board, and the Ewing Township Education Foundation. He currently serves as the President of the Ewing Presbyterian Church and is an active volunteer in several charitable organizations that contribute to the “greater good” of the Philadelphia and Central New Jersey regions.
Perry D. Schram, PE, serves as Associate Vice President and Office Director in our State College, PA office. He joined Pennoni in 2004 when the firm he co-founded, Powers & Schram, was acquired by Pennoni. With more than 25 years of experience in structural design and management for a wide range of commercial, institutional, and industrial projects, Perry is responsible for managing the State College Office and Structural Division, as well as serving as Principal-in-Charge of the firm’s Specialty Structural Engineering services for the Glue-laminated Timber, Steel, and Precast Concrete industries.
Perry is a licensed professional engineer in 21 states and is certified by the Structural Engineering Certification Board. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.
Perry is an active member of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, where he currently serves on PCI’s Industry Handbook Committee. He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying, and a Charter Member of the Structural Engineering Institute.
Curtis E. Shugars, PE serves as Associate Vice President and Construction Services Division Manager. With more than 35 years of construction engineering experience, he is responsible for managing the growth and development of Transportation Construction Services in Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including the management of construction inspection staff. His experience includes business development, client coordination, developing and implementing work priorities, scheduling inspection assignments, and managing projects, along with communicating and mentoring staff.
Curt is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering technology from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.
Curt is a board member and past president of the Delaware Valley Section of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Curt was named 2010 Person of the Year by the Delaware Valley Section of ASHE.
Joseph (Joe) Spadea, PE, serves as an Associate Vice President for the DC Transportation Region and Pennoni FX Studios Visualization Practice Lead. Joe is a Senior Bridge Engineer and Project Manager with over 20 years of transportation design and design visualization experience. He has participated in the design and finite element analysis of several bridges ranging from short span to major river crossings. Joe works closely with our bridge design team and has assisted in pioneering the use of BIM for bridges including the first-ever application of BIM for Bridges for the District Department of Transportation. He is frequently involved in preparing context sensitive designs for high-profile bridge projects featured in industry news and trade media.
As leader of Pennoni FX Studios, he is experienced with 3D data integration including Digital Twins and GIS, High-Definition Laser Scanning, Virtual Reality and 3D aerial photography and mapping. He has managed the over 300 visualization projects to date. Mr. Spadea oversees the development of presentation materials, 3D renderings, animations, XR and gamification for projects, concepts, virtual public meeting spaces, visual impact assessments and public involvement efforts. Joe works with this team to deliver stunning, high quality 3D computer visualizations for our clients.
Joe is a graduate of Villanova University (BS, Civil Engineering) and earned a master’s degree (MS, Engineering) from the University of Texas at Austin. Joe serves on the ACEC/MW Transportation Committee and is friends of TRB AJE40 Committee on Public Engagement and Communications as well as TRB AED80 Visualization in Transportation.
Todd N. Stager, PE, serves as Associate Vice President and Office Director in our Mechanicsburg, PA offices. Todd has more than 20 years of diverse professional experience in civil and environmental engineering, which includes design, consulting, construction, and project management. His experience includes site design for energy, commercial, government, and industrial, educational, and residential clients.
Todd has provided implementation support for services in the natural gas industry, ensuring superior service and project delivery. He has become heavily involved in the permitting, design, and construction of well pads, impoundments, pipelines, and compressor stations in support of site development for upstream and midstream companies in the Appalachian Shale Play. Todd has experience with projects that require a unique strategic approach, negotiations, and government relations.
Todd is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, a member of the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association (PIOGA), and supporter of Marcellus Shale Coalition.
David Steigler, PLA, AICP, DPE, LEED Green Associate, serves as Associate Vice President. He is a professional landscape architect and land planner with more than 30 years of experience with a wide variety of residential, commercial, institutional, and park projects for both private and public clients. David’s responsibilities include client services and business development efforts for the Dulles office, and managing the success and growth of the northern Virginia staff and projects.
David manages Pennoni teams of landscape architects, engineers and surveyors through the entitlement process and other zoning compliance issues within the urbanizing jurisdictions surrounding Washington DC in Virginia.
A graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, he is a member of American Society of Landscape Architects, the American Institute of Certified Planners, the Engineers Surveyors Institute, and the Fairfax County Park Authority’s Tysons Park Planning Advisory Group, among other organizations.
Ross Stuart, PE, SE, is an Associate Vice President and Structural Practice Lead who started his career in 2007 and has been a professional licensed structural engineer since 2011. He has experience with the design, assessment, coordination, administration and management for a diverse spectrum of projects, including new construction, rehabilitation, adaptive reuse, assessment, and repair projects.
His design experience includes steel framing and connections, foundations (deep and shallow), adaptive reuse of existing structures, reinforced concrete, masonry, cold formed steel, and wood. His design experience applies to a wide range of building types, including life science, commercial, parking, casino, residential, education, health care, municipal and other mixed-use projects.
Ross’ field experience includes condition assessment surveys for a variety of structures. Condition assessment work varies from façade restoration, Philadelphia Ordinance fulfillment, pre-purchase due diligence, emergency repair work and general building evaluation across a wide range of structures, including concrete, parking, steel, wood and masonry structures.
Mark W. Thomas, PLA, LEED Green Associate, serves as Associate Vice President. He has more than 20 years of experience related to creative site planning and land development. His work includes land use planning, commercial and retail development, data center campus development, transit-oriented development, residential community development, recreational facilities, and landscape architectural design. He has expertise with plan review and approval processes in local governments and leading multidisciplinary design teams throughout the entitlement and site development phases.
Mark is a certified landscape architect and a LEED Green Associate. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from West Virginia University.
Mark is a founding member of the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development Design Cabinet, a group dedicated to the promotion of high quality ecological, urban, and landscape design in Loudoun County.
Theodore (Ted) Thomson, Ph.D, PE, D.GE, LEED AP, serves as an Associate Vice President and the Geotechnical Practice Lead in our Newark, DE office. He has over 25 years’ experience and specializes in the areas of geotechnical and structural design and instrumentation, and in-situ geotechnical testing. He has experience managing multi-disciplinary projects including geotechnical design/analysis/reporting, construction observation and material testing, dam engineering, water resources design/consulting, structural design/consulting, environmental consulting/testing, as well as geotechnical and structural instrumentation. In addition, Ted has provided forensic engineering and expert testimony for several projects. He has acted as liaison between owners and contractors on a multitude of projects and he has experience in contract development/negotiations.
In addition to extensive project experience, Ted also volunteers with several local and national agencies including the ACE Mentor Program of Delaware, and Delaware Association of Professional Engineers.
Joseph Viscuso, PE, PLS, ENV SP, serves as Senior Vice President and Director of Strategic Growth which includes involvement in all new initiatives and technologies. Joe is active in the Smart City Council and is a member of the Urban Mobility Task Force. He also manages the firm’s Mergers and Acquisition activities.
He has more than 40 years of experience in a wide range of projects involving urban land engineering, roadway and highway design, utility and drainage design, environmental infrastructure, energy and sustainability, survey and mapping, traffic signalization, planning and environmental studies, municipal engineering, project specifications, cost estimating and contract and construction administration.
He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Joe also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Widener University teaching a course in the Land Development approval process. He has spoken at national conferences and has authored numerous articles on the approval and entitlement process for both developers and communities.
Joe earned a bachelor’s degree from Widener and a master’s degree from Villanova University. A resident of Kennett Square, he serves on many boards and commissions, including the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry, the Advisory Board for Widener University’s School of Engineering and the YMCA of the Greater Brandywine.
Darwin Walker serves on Pennoni’s Board of Directors. Darwin, a nine-year NFL Veteran widely regarded as one of the best defensive tackles in the NFL during his career, is best known in the Philadelphia area for the integral role he played on the NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles from 2000-2007. Darwin also played for the Chicago Bears and the Carolina Panthers in 2008 and 2009. The slogan on his website, “Engineered to Sack,” speaks to his second passion, civil engineering. He grew up in the construction industry; his parents own Walker Construction Company in Walterboro, SC, and are both retired licensed contractors.
Darwin earned his civil engineering degree at the University of Tennessee and co-founded Progressive Engineering Group in Knoxville, TN. After developing the firm into a thriving full-service structural engineering and consulting firm, Darwin merged his firm with Pennoni. He has an extensive background in real estate and currently owns numerous commercial and residential properties along the East Coast.
In his role on Pennoni’s Board of Directors, Darwin is responsible for creating business opportunities utilizing his vast relationship network.
He is active in many charitable and community-based organizations through the work of his foundation. The Darwin Walker Foundation (DWF), established in 2002, focuses on assisting youth in pursuing their academic goals. DWF awards five college scholarships annually to high school students. DWF has also assisted in the purchase of new football uniforms, funded new surfacing of school tracks, provided hundreds of books for elementary students, and provided assistance with mentoring programs. Darwin also donates his time as a motivational speaker for students, stressing the importance of academics.
In 2007, Darwin was honored as the keynote speaker at the University of Tennessee College of Engineering Graduation.
Markus Weidner serves as the firm’s first Chief Innovation Officer (CINO). Markus is a seasoned information technology executive with more than 20 years of experience in the industry. His expertise includes technology infrastructure, enterprise resource planning, business process and workflow reengineering, document and project management, social/collaborative platforms, and voice/video communications systems.
Markus has held a number of director roles in the past, of which most have been in firms heavily focused on business transformation and growth through acquisition. His experience includes serving as Associate Vice President and IT Director at Pennoni from 1999 to 2013. Markus is a two-time Temple University alum with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, as well as a master’s degree in Management Information Systems.
Pennoni’s creation of the CINO position ushers in a new era for the firm with a renewed and more obvious emphasis on a “technology first” delivery approach. It is also an acknowledgement that many clients’ needs have evolved beyond standard engineering services and a real need for ingenuity across all regions and service lines called for a dramatic shift in focus at the top.
Keith W. Weitknecht, PE, SECB serves as Associate Vice President and Structural Division Manager. His experience includes a strong emphasis in structural design and management for a wide range of educational, healthcare facility, commercial, residential and industrial projects and he is certified in the practice of structural engineering. He has coordinated design efforts from schematic phase to project completion with architects, owners, consultants and contractors on a variety of projects. His project experience includes residential, low, and mid-rise building structure design, deep foundation design, and evaluation and modifications of existing and historic structures. Areas of knowledge include wood, steel, concrete, and masonry design.
Kevin Wood, LS, is an Associate Vice President and serves as Survey Division Manager. He joined Pennoni in 1994 and manages office and field staff working on survey-related activities in civil/site, transportation, utilities, municipal, federal, and airfield facilities. The Hampton Roads survey department manages aerial mapping, GIS, GPS control, utility location, and construction computations.
Kevin is a licensed land surveyor in Virginia and has served on the local Virginia Association of Surveyors from 2005 to 2011 and continues that service at the state level starting in 2015. His educational background includes mass communications, civil engineering technology, and survey related courses.
Brian Young serves as our Baltimore, MD Office Director. Brian joined Pennoni in 2018 with more than 20 years of experience in highway operations, design, and construction, and traffic engineering. This experience, combined with more than 15 years of management and employee development, allow Brian to expand our growing Baltimore clientele and manage our diverse team of experts in the area. Prior to joining Pennoni, Brian served as District Engineer for MDOT State Highway Administration and led the SHA’s District 3 office.
Brian received his civil engineering degree from Morgan State University. He has extensive experience working with Federal, State, County, and local elected officials and municipalities and bringing teams together for a better community and excellent projects.
John Zarsky, PE, serves as Regional Vice President and Principal-in-Charge of transportation engineering. He joined Pennoni in 2003, and his specific technical experience includes the preparation of highway and drainage designs, right-of-way property plans, specifications, estimates, maintenance of traffic plans, site development designs, and erosion and sedimentation control plans. John is responsible for the overall supervision and coordination of the bridge, highway, and traffic engineering and bridge inspection services for the firm.
John is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania and earned dual degrees in civil engineering and engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE), the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the Society of American Military Engineers.
Joan Zbin serves as an Associate Vice President and the Ohio Transportation Practice Lead. She has a diverse background in the design and management of transportation projects with more than 28 years of professional experience including numerous projects with ODOT, LPA and local agencies. In this role, Joan oversees all projects in Ohio and provides quality assurance for all roadway design projects. She has extensive experience in all aspects of roadway design including project management, roadway, lighting, pavement, and storm sewer designs, as well as signing/pavement marking design, maintenance-of-traffic, and preparation of right-of-way plans.
Joan is a registered professional engineer in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Michigan. She earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Akron. She is a Board Member of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) Cuyahoga Valley Section and on the Advisory Board for the local Project Lead the Way.