Patriot Engineering and Environmental Inc. has hired Doug Rucker as senior project manager for the Environmental Group in Dayton, Ohio. He is a professional geologist. Rucker has more than 30 years of experience providing environmental expertise in the areas of subsurface investigations, due diligence, remediation, demolition, construction, brownfields, underground storage tanks and O&M projects. He holds his Master’s Degree from the University of Alberta (Canada), where he studied Geology. 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. Gonzalez previously worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for FAU, where he led the laboratory sessions for the soil mechanics and fundamentals of surveying classes.