BigWigs & New Gigs: Engineering 

EnviroForensics Promotes Hoverman

EnviroForensics Promotes Hoverman

EnviroForensics has promoted Rob Hoverman to northern midwest regional director. His new role expands his regional responsibilities from Wisconsin to the Northern Midwest Region. Hoverman manages day-to-day operations, oversees technical projects ranging from dry cleaning, manufacturing, and gas station sites, to Brownfields redevelopment funding and litigation support cases. He has over 19 years of experience in the environmental industry.

RQAW Adds Environmental Specialist

RQAW Adds Environmental Specialist

Fishers-based RQAW has added Cameron Fraser as national environmental policy act specialist. He recently served as site assessment and management/NEPA specialist at the Indiana Department of Transportation. Fraser earned his bachelor of science degree in natural resources and environmental management from Ball State University.

Commonwealth Engineers Hires Manager

Commonwealth Engineers Hires Manager

Commonwealth Engineers has hired Maureen Hayden as business development manager in central Indiana. She most recently served as director of intergovernmental relations for Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch. Prior to that, Hayden served as Statehouse bureau chief for 13 newspapers across Indiana, specializing in reporting on how politics and policy making at the Capitol impacted local communities.  

HWC Engineering Hires Director

HWC Engineering Hires Director

HWC has hired Chris Hamm as Director of Economic Development. Hamm joined HWC in 2012 as a senior planner in the Landscape Architecture and Planning department and has led several planning efforts across the state. He formerly served as principal planner at American Structurepoint. Hamm holds a degree from IUPUI. 

RQAW Hires Environmental Specialist

RQAW Hires Environmental Specialist

Fishers-based RQAW Corporation has hired Julie Evans as an environmental specialist. She previously served as an ecology and waterway permitting specialist with the Indiana Department of Transportation. In that role, Evans coordinated and acquired waterway permits in multiple districts and reviewed water-determination reports and waterway permits for accuracy and completeness.  

American Structurepoint Hires VP

American Structurepoint Hires VP

American Structurepoint has named Matt Moore vice president. He most recently managed multiple large international airport expansion projects in the Middle East. Moore's midwest engineering and project management experience includes projects at the Indianapolis International Airport; the Sydney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital complex in Indianapolis; Nucor Steel in Crawfordsville, Indiana and Steel Dynamics, Inc. in Butler.

Clark Dietz Hires Area Manager

Clark Dietz Hires Area Manager

Clark Dietz has hired Mary Austin as Southern Indiana area manager based at their New Albany office. Austin has over 20 years consulting and engineering experience and has worked in site development, transportation and environmental. She holds degrees from the University of Louisville. 

EnviroForensics Promotes Hamilton

EnviroForensics Promotes Hamilton

EnviroForensics has promoted Megan Hamilton to director of vapor intrusion and risk assessment.  She is one of the founders of Indiana’s Vapor Intrusion Guidance and is a nationally recognized vapor intrusion researcher. 

RQAW Adds Two

RQAW Adds Two

Fishers-based RQAW Corporation has hired Jeff Weber as a senior designer and Joe Bachman as a construction inspector. Weber has served in various roles in other firms, including with Euronique where he worked as an engineering department manager and a CAD technician. He will work out of the firm’s La Porte construction inspection department. 

Patriot Hires Two

Patriot Hires Two

Janna Stathyelich has joined Patriot Engineering as environmental group manager and Kyle Bauer as corporate safety manager. Stathyelich most recently served at Wood in Indianapolis. Bauer recently served at Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky. Stathyelich HAS over 20 years of experience providing engineering and environmental services.  Bauer has over 10 years of experience providing safety services in the construction industry.

Patriot Engineering and Environmental Announces Promotion

Patriot Engineering and Environmental Announces Promotion

Patriot Engineering and Environmental has promoted Douglas Zabonick to Indianapolis group manager. He joined the company five years ago as the environmental group manager.  In his new role, Zabonick will oversee the managers of Patriot’s three service areas of environmental, geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing.

Commonwealth Engineers Names Managers, Promotes Partners

Commonwealth Engineers Names Managers, Promotes Partners

Indianapolis-based Commonwealth Engineers has hired Melanie Radcliff-Douglas (pictured) as business development manager. Lauren Varga has been named Northwest Indiana business development manager. The company has also promoted three staff members to partner, including Robert Bellucci (pictured), Andrew Robarge and Jeremy Hardy.

RQAW Corp. Adds Staff Engineers

RQAW Corp. Adds Staff Engineers

RQAW Corp. has hired Madison Olsen and Jake Manzo as staff engineers in the firm’s water-resources department. She has worked on several projects as staff engineer, including the Delaware County Justice Center lift station. As an intern engineer, Manzo worked on the sewer project for the new La Porte hospital, the water main replacement project in Elkhart and the storm sewer extension project in Winamac.

Strand Associates Promotes Hawkins to VP

Strand Associates Promotes Hawkins to VP

Columbus-based Strand Associates Inc. has promoted Bill Hawkins to vice president. He joined the firm in 1992 and has held multiple management positions including his current role as director of operations. He has experience in design, quality control, and construction of transportation projects for INDOT and local agencies. Hawkins has been serving the transportation needs of the city and surrounding communities for almost 30 years.

RQAW Corp. Adds to Team

RQAW Corp. Adds to Team

Fishers-based RQAW Corp. has added: Gina Zaccagnini (pictured), Ben DeMaria (pictured), Drake Mulcahy, Troy Casey, Lara Dawson and Ben Nelson. Zaccagnini and DeMaria have been named environmental scientists. Mulcahy and Dawson have been appointed graduate architects. Casey has been appointed a project engineer and Nelson a staff engineer.

Patriot Appoints Tourkow Manager

Patriot Appoints Tourkow Manager

Patriot Engineering and Environmental Inc. has named Aliza Tourkow branch manager of the Fort Wayne office. She has more than 12 years of experience in the public sector of community planning and more than six years of experience in grant management. Her expertise is in writing and managing EPA Brownfield Grants.

CHA Promotes George to Water Market Leader

CHA Promotes George to Water Market Leader

CHA Consulting Inc. has promoted Tim George to water market leader and senior vice president. He will direct the firm’s overall water-related planning, design, and project management activities, as well as its strategic and business development initiatives. George has more than 25 years of experience in water environment and infrastructure issues.

Clark Dietz Adds to Team

Clark Dietz Adds to Team

Trevor Mills has joined Clark Dietz as a transportation team leader in its Indianapolis office. He has more than 18 years of experience in project management, strategic planning, asset management, and process improvement. For more than a decade he has worked for the Indiana Department of Transportation, first as a project manager, then as deputy commissioner of engineering and asset management.

RQAW Corp. Hires Four

RQAW Corp. Hires Four

Fishers-based RQAW Corp. has named Joy Ariza (pictured) staff engineer for the water resources department. Rose McClimans has joined the firm as bridge engineer. Ben Sass has been named a graduate architect in the firm’s La Porte architecture department. Also, Randy Smiley (pictured) has been named a project designer for the water resources department. 

Commonwealth Engineers Adds Managers

Commonwealth Engineers Adds Managers

Commonwealth Engineers Inc. has named Mark Yager west central Indiana business development manager. His past experience includes working with municipalities to develop action plans for water resource infrastructure needs, including grant writing and serving as the point of contact between various government agencies. Also, Jeremy VanErman has been named northeast Indiana business development manager.

RQAW Corp. Adds Two Directors

RQAW Corp. Adds Two Directors

Jeff Fisher has joined RQAW Corp. as director of human resources. He previously served as director of recruiting at Lithko, the nation’s second-largest concrete contractor. Also, Nathan Cook has been named director of information technology. He previously served eight years as an executive IT analyst advisor at Anthem Inc.

CHA Adds Two Assistant Engineers

CHA Adds Two Assistant Engineers

CHA Consulting Inc., a diversified, full-service engineering and construction management firm, has added Brad Koartge and Christopher Connor to its Indianapolis area team. Koartge has been named an assistant engineer in its electrical technical group. Connor has been appointed assistant engineer providing highway design assistance.

RQAW Corp. Promotes Wathen

RQAW Corp. Promotes Wathen

RQAW Corp. has promoted Eric Wathen to senior director of operations and finance. He most recently served as director of water resources. Wathen’s background includes more than 21 years of experience in civil engineering, business development, project management, construction management and transportation design.

RQAW Adds Staff Engineers

RQAW Adds Staff Engineers

RQAW Corp. has added two engineers. Bethany Holmes has been hired for its roads division, while Josh Goodmon joins its water-resources staff. Holmes has served as a field surveyor and inspector and as a civil associate with Michael Baker International. Goodmon previously served as a civil engineer intern at Fleis & VanderBrink Engineering.

Clark Dietz Promotes Southern Indiana Area Manager

Clark Dietz Promotes Southern Indiana Area Manager

Clark Dietz has announced Area Manager Vinay Polepalli will lead its new office in Louisville. It's the firm’s tenth location. He was founder and principal of Global Solutions LLC, a civil engineering firm which he operated for 15 years in Louisville.
 

Commonwealth Engineers Promotes Robarge

Commonwealth Engineers Promotes Robarge

Commonwealth Engineers Inc. has promoted Andrew Robarge to office manager of its new regional branch in Crown Point. He is a project manager with more than 10 years of consulting experience. Robarge has spent his entire professional career with Commonwealth.

RQAW Hires Newest Staff Engineer

RQAW Hires Newest Staff Engineer

RQAW has added Davy Hemmings to its bridge department. He has worked on various highway construction projects since 2015, and is currently an engineer intern. Hemmings previously worked in a highway design center as a graduate engineer in Indianapolis and for the North Dakota Department of Transportation.

Patriot Names Servies Manager

Patriot Names Servies Manager

Patriot Engineering and Environmental Inc. has named David Servies manager of environmental compliance services. He is a certified hazardous materials manager and has more than 30 years of experience providing environmental regulatory compliance for air, water and land medias.

McCleary Joins Midwestern Engineers

McCleary Joins Midwestern Engineers

Lauren McCleary has joined Midwestern Engineers Inc. as a project engineer. She is a Purdue University graduate and a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Indiana. McCleary's civil engineering career has centered around the water resources field.

WJE Adds to Indianapolis Office

WJE Adds to Indianapolis Office

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc. has added Chadwick Collins, Noah Fehrenbacher (pictured) and Ernest Rogalla (pictured) to the firm's expanded Indianapolis office. Collins is an Associate III and has more than 12 years of roofing experience. Fehrenbacher is a senior associate who has been with the firm since 2006. Rogalla is an associate principal and a structural engineer who has been with the firm since 1986.

Patriot Adds to Team

Patriot Adds to Team

Patriot Engineering and Environmental Inc. has named Michael Kasnick (pictured) a senior project manager/ environmental practice leader for the Indianapolis and Evansville offices. Doug Lam (pictured) has been named a project geologist in its Environmental Division. Also, Jeffrey Rechtin has been appointed project manager in the Environmental Division.

CHA Consulting Adds to Team

CHA Consulting Adds to Team

Indianapolis-based CHA Consulting Inc. has named Hannah Mattis an administrative assistant in its Indianapolis office. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

CHA Adds to Team

CHA Adds to Team

Indianapolis-based CHA Consulting Inc. has named Toni Giffin an environmental scientist supporting the firm's transportation team with environmental planning services. She earned her master’s degree in museum studies from IUPUI. Also, Andrew Lieske (pictured) has been appointed assistant project engineer supporting the firm's aviation team with site design services.

Commonwealth Engineers Appoints Director

Commonwealth Engineers Appoints Director

Commonwealth Engineers Inc. has named Theresa Criss-Hartwig business development director. She most recently served as executive director of the Indiana Association of Regional Councils.

CE Solutions Adds to Team

CE Solutions Adds to Team

Carmel-based CE Solutions has added Kendal Rosenbaum as a project manager. He previously served as a structural engineer for KJG Architecture in West Lafayette, where he designed structural systems for commercial, residential, and industrial buildings.

Pro Seal & Plastics Adds Director of Sales

Pro Seal & Plastics Adds Director of Sales

Fort Wayne-based Pro Seal & Plastics LLC has added Charles Carrel as director of sales. He previously worked for Fort Wayne Metals for more than 12 years with responsibilities as engineer, product manager and national sales manager.

Lochmueller Group Names VP

Lochmueller Group Names VP

Lochmueller Group Inc. has named Steve Fleming vice president of transportation and director of major projects. He has 29 years of experience managing more than $1 billion of completed highway construction projects across the U.S. and internationally.

Clark Dietz Appoints Client Manager

Clark Dietz Appoints Client Manager

Kate Weese has joined Clark Dietz’s Indianapolis office as client manager. She has more than 20 years of experience working as a city engineer and as a consultant in the engineering industry, she has been involved in all aspects of infrastructure, from major capital improvement projects to daily operations, maintenance and management of engineering departments.

Buckley Joins CE Solutions

Buckley Joins CE Solutions

Cody Buckley has joined structural engineering firm CE Solutions as a project manager. He has two years of experience in structural engineering, having working on a variety of structure types, including multiple aquatic facilities.

Commonwealth Engineers Names Marketing Director

Commonwealth Engineers Names Marketing Director

Commonwealth Engineers Inc. has promoted Jennifer Simerman to marketing director. She has worked for the firm since 2012 and previously served as special events and multimedia coordinator. 

CE Solutions Names VP

CE Solutions Names VP

Carmel-based CE Solutions has promoted John “JD” Taylor to vice president and principal. He has more than 20 years of experience in structural engineering and project management and has worked at the firm since 2003.

RQAW Adds to Team

RQAW Adds to Team

RQAW Corp., an Indianapolis-based consulting firm known for its expertise in engineering, architecture and transportation construction, has added to its team. James Tradup and Yan Zhu (pictured) have been named staff engineers. Dylan Sievers has been appointed project engineer. Lisa Casler (pictured) has joined the firm as a senior project manager. Randy Brooks has been appointed a bridge division manager. Brian Fuller has been named road engineer.

Patriot Engineering Hires Two

Patriot Engineering Hires Two

Patriot Engineering and Environmental Inc. has hired Doug Rucker as senior project manager for the Environmental Group in Dayton, Ohio.  The firm also named Daniel Gonzalez a project engineer in the Geotechnical Engineering Group in Indianapolis. He holds a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration in geotechnical engineering from Florida Atlantic University.

Patriot Engineering and Environmental Adds to Team

Patriot Engineering and Environmental Adds to Team

Patriot Engineering and Environmental Inc. has added to its team. Kenneth Bosar (pictured) was appointed Lafayette branch manager. Jason Whittymore was named senior industrial hygienist. Steven Sittler (pictured) was appointed a senior project geologist. James DuMond was named senior CAD graphics designer.

Midwestern Engineers Names CEO

Midwestern Engineers Names CEO

Midwestern Engineers Inc. has named Mark Sullivan (pictured) chief executive officer. He takes over the reins from CEO Emeritus Richard Burch. Burch will now serve as the firm's director of engineering. Senior Project Manager Clint Roos (pictured) has been elected by the board of directors as the firm's newest shareholder. Curt White was appointed senior project manager.

American Structurepoint Names Davidson Partner

American Structurepoint Names Davidson Partner

Steven Davidson has been named a partner at Indianapolis-based American Structurepoint. He is a vice president in the transportation group and principal in charge of the construction solutions group. Since joining the firm in May 2015, Davidson has focused on expanding the company's regional and national reach on transportation projects.

RQAW Corp. Names Partners

RQAW Corp. Names Partners

RQAW Corp. has named Roger Stephens and Eric Weflen partners of its Indianapolis-based consulting firm, which specializes in engineering and architectural design and implementation. Stephens joined the firm in 2014 as director of the marketing division. Weflen is director of the architectural division.

Chase Plastics Announces Promotion

Chase Plastics Announces Promotion

Chase Plastics Services Inc. has promoted Devin Fuller to regional sales manager for the mid-Atlantic/northeast region. He previously served as senior account manager for the northeast and midwest regions.

RND Hires Two

RND Hires Two

RND Group Inc. has added to its team. Robert Cole and Robert Fenner have joined the company as software engineers.

Evansville Engineering Firm Adds Member

Evansville Engineering Firm Adds Member

Chai Mamidala has joined Clark Dietz Inc.'s Evansville office as a civil engineer specializing in municipal transportation projects. He will serve clients throughout southern Indiana and Kentucky.

WJE Names Associate Principal

WJE Names Associate Principal

Steven Bruns has rejoined Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc. as an associate principal. He started his career with WJE as an intern at the Northbrook headquarters before working full-time in the Princeton, New Jersey and Dallas, Texas branch offices. Bruns has worked in the Indiana market the last twenty years.

Wilcox Names VP

Wilcox Names VP

Wilcox Environmental Engineering has named Jim Nance vice president of industrial services. He has been with the firm for more than 2 years as vice president of business development.

Heartland Machine Names Engineering Manager

Heartland Machine Names Engineering Manager

Ed Buckman has been hired as engineering manager for Franklin-based Heartland Machine & Engineering. He previously worked as a maintenance analyst for Gibbs Die Casting in Henderson, Kentucky. 

Barrios Joins CE Solutions

Barrios Joins CE Solutions

Jessica Barrios has joined Carmel-based CE Solutions as project manager. She has a bachelor of science in applied physics with an engineering physics concentration and a mathematics minor from Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina and a master of science in structural engineering from the University of Southern California.

Wilcox Hires Operations Director

Wilcox Hires Operations Director

Paul Melillo has joined Wilcox as operations director of investigation & remediation service. He has his B.S. in Geology and Hydrogeology from the University of Vermont and his M.S. in Environmental Science from Indiana University. Melillo is a certified hazardous materials manager with more than 14 years of experience in the environmental industry.

Wilcox Environmental Engineering Hires Director

Wilcox Environmental Engineering Hires Director

Indianapolis-based Wilcox Environmental Engineering Inc. has hired Jennifer Doyle as corporate health and safety director. She brings more than 17 years of experience in the environmental health and safety field.

Cripe Hires Senior Project Manager

Cripe Hires Senior Project Manager

David Kuehnen has joined Cripe as a senior project manager in the site services department. He has more than 20 years of experience in civil engineering, working for both public and private clients.

Commonwealth Engineers Hires Project Manager

Commonwealth Engineers Hires Project Manager

Commonwealth Engineers Inc. has hired Kwabena Adu-Sarkodie as project manager. He brings with him more than 14 years of professional experience in municipal water and wastewater design.

Heartland Machine Hires 35-Year Machine Tool Veteran

Heartland Machine Hires 35-Year Machine Tool Veteran

Don Miller has joined Heartland Machine & Engineering to lead its Grinder Division. He will oversee all aspects of grinder sales, engineering and service for the Shigiya, Palmary and Hurise products that Heartland represents throughout North America. Miller has 20 years in grinder-specific sales management and 10 years as a manufacturing engineer, with extensive background in the automotive, diesel and bearing industries.

Franklin Engineering Firm Adds Sales Manager

Franklin Engineering Firm Adds Sales Manager

Franklin-based FFG DMC by Heartland has added Steven Cvetan as the North America sales manager. He will support distributors of the FFG DMC product line in sales strategies and regional expansion efforts.

Christmas Elected to Board of Directors at Clark Dietz

Christmas Elected to Board of Directors at Clark Dietz

Clark Dietz Inc. has announced Wes Christmas has been elected to the firm's 2016 Board of Directors. He is an accomplished civil/environmental engineer with over 15 years of experience serving municipal clients. Christmas is currently the manager of the firm’s Southern Indiana operations and actively supports the Indiana Water Environment Association and American Council of Engineering Companies, Indiana.

Applied Engineering Services Names President

Applied Engineering Services Names President

Applied Engineering Services has appointed Ralph Power president. He joined Applied Engineering in 1999.

Midwestern Engineers Inc. Hires Civil Engineer

Midwestern Engineers Inc. Hires Civil Engineer

Midwestern Engineers, Inc. has hired Clint Roos as civil engineer. Before joining the firm, Roos spent eight years providing services in water resources and drainage design to both public and private sector clients.

STIMULUS Engineering Promotes West

STIMULUS Engineering Promotes West

STIMULUS Engineering has promoted Doug West to senior director of Navy programs. He has served as program manager for NSWC Crane’s Maritime Electronic Warfare systems and programs. 

Wilcox Promotes Bonniwell

Wilcox Promotes Bonniwell

Wilcox Environmental Engineering has promoted Dr. Chris Bonniwell to president. He joined the firm in 2012, and most recently served as regional technical director of the investigation and remediation services division.  

Mix Joins Midwestern Engineers

Mix Joins Midwestern Engineers

Midwestern Engineers, Inc. is pleased to welcome veteran civil engineer, Andrew (Andy) Mix, P.E. of Frankfort, IN.  Over his 20-year career he has specialized in the planning, design, and construction of water, waste water, and storm water systems across Northern Indiana and the Chicago Region.

Hart Joins CE Solutions

Hart Joins CE Solutions

Michelle Hart has joined Carmel-based CE Solutions as BIM specialist. She previously worked in BIM/VDC business development for Hunt Construction Group.