Delaware Engineering Organization Appoints President and Vice President

Sep 28, 2015
Newark, DE
Theodore Thomson, PE, Vice President

Positions Oversee Thousands of Professional Engineers and Firms in the State

Newark, DE – The Governing Council of the Delaware Association of Professional Engineers (DAPE) have elected Municipal Division Manager Daniel Barbato, PE, as president, and Inspection and Testing Division Manager Theodore Thomson, PE, as vice president.

Barbato and Thomson will both serve their second, four-year terms as DAPE council members through this appointment. The 15 DAPE council members are elected by the members of DAPE, with three members appointed by the Governor. Officer positions are elected by council annually.

Barbato and Thomson have served DAPE for more than eight years, beginning with engineer exam proctoring. Their duties for DAPE, in addition to serving on the Council, have included leading committees, participating in disciplinary investigations, reviewing operating budgets and finances, presenting licenses to new PEs, leading outreach activities, and providing training.

DAPE was created in 1972 for the purpose of regulating the engineering profession in Delaware to safeguard the public's health, safety, and welfare. Currently, there are more 7,000 professional engineers and 1,000 licensed engineering firms in Delaware. New members of the DAPE meet stringent lawful requirements and are approved by the 15 members of the DAPE Council. DAPE is the only licensing board in the nation that is self-regulated.