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G. Robert Adams, P.E.
Richard O. Anderson, P.E.
Michael Annable
Barbara Arens, P.E.
Mr. Kirk Branson Sr., P.E.
Salvatore Castronovo, P.E.
Fred Coleman, III
Leroy R. Dell, P.E.
Mary Ellen Dolehanty
Dan Driesenga, P.E.
Bruce K. Elenbaas, P.E.
Henry S. Espenship
Larry Fleis, P.E.
Bellandra Foster
Phillip V. Frederickson, P.E.
James M. Grant
Ronald Harichandran
John Holmstrom
Lenora K. Jadun, P.E.
Fritz Klingler, P.E.
Richard Kriner, P.E.
Raymond Krizek, PhD., P.E.
William B. Kussro, P.E.
David Lakin
Thomas W. Larder, P.E.
Douglas Maibach, P.E.
Mr. Paul F. Miller, P.E.
Susan E. Mohr
Gabriel Najera
John C. O'Malia, P.E.
Robert S. Otwell, P.E.
Michael Peters, P.E.
John Polasek, P.E.
Robert C. Rabeler, P.E.
Philip Sanzica, P.E.
Oliver E. Smith. Jr.
Linda Sturgess
James Susan, P.E.
Mr. Keith M. Swaffar, P.E.
Teresa C. Szuper, P.E.
Raymond E. Tadgerson, P.E.
Larry Tibbits, P.E.
James K. Wight, P.E.
Paul H. Woodruff
Mark Young, P.E.

 


G. Robert Adams, P.E.

Public Sector Consultants, Inc.
600 W. St. Joseph, Suite 10
Lansing, MI 48933-2265

Phone: 371-7450 Ext. 236 / 484-4954
Fax: 484-6549



Richard O. Anderson, P.E.

President
SOMAT Engineering, Inc.
26445 Northline
Taylor, MI 48180

Phone: 734-946-4966
Fax: 734-946-1147

Richard O. Anderson received his BSCE and MSCE in 1971 and 1972 from Michigan Technological University. After working for five years in consulting engineering, he returned to school at the University of Michigan and obtained his MBA. He is currently President of SOMAT Engineering, Inc. of Detroit, Michigan, a consulting engineering firm specializing in geotechnical and construction materials engineering.

Mr. Anderson has practiced as a consulting engineer in geotechnical engineering for over 26 years. During this time period, he has conducted, or been in responsible charge, of over 5000 geotechnical engineering projects. These projects have included major commercial and industrial developments, infrastructure projects including roads, sewer and water supply plants and distribution networks, nuclear and fossil fuel power plants, and a liquefied natural gas plant in Indonesia. Mr. Anderson has recently completed the geotechnical investigations for the new Detroit Lions Stadium in downtown Detroit, and the Northwest Airlines Midfield Terminal Project at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. He has specialized in the design and analysis of deep foundations and earth retention systems.

Mr. Anderson has been actively involved in professional activities and societies, including serving as President of ASFE - The Association of Engineering Firms Practicing in the Geosciences, and President of the Southeastern Branch of the Michigan Section of ASCE. He was named "Civil Engineer of the Year" in 1994 for the Southeastern Branch and also for the Michigan Section of ASCE. Mr. Anderson is very active as an engineering practitioner in engineering education. In addition to the MSU CEE Professional Advisory Board, he has also served in a similar capacity for the Civil Engineering Department at Lawrence Technological University and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan Technological University, and the College of Engineering at Michigan Technological University. He currently represents ASCE on the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, and is Chairman of the Education Activities Committee of ASCE, which is the Board committee for oversight of all ASCE education activities.


Dr. Michael D. Annable, P.E.

Professor
Dept. of Environmental Engineering Sciences
353 New Engineering Building
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-2013

Tel: 352-392-3294
Fax: 352-392-3076
E-Mail: annable@ufl.edu
Web: http://www.ees.ufl.edu/homepp/annable



Ms. Barbara Arens, P.E., PTOE

Assistant Vice President
Parsons Brinckerhoff Michigan, Inc.
535 Griswold Street, Suite 1525
Detroit, MI 48226

Tel: 313-963-4651
Fax: 313-963-6910
E-Mail: Arens@pbworld.com



Mr. Kirk Branson Sr., P.E.

Transportation Service Center Manager
Michigan Department of Transportation
2750 Elm Road
Jackson, MI 49202

Tel: 517-780-7541
Fax: 517-780-5454
Web: www.mdot.state.mi.us

I have been a Lansing resident all of my life, and a proud graduate of the Lansing school district and Michigan State University. I married my high school sweetheart in 1970, and have 3 children: Kirk, Jr., currently working for G.M.; Brandi, who is in her last year at MSU, and Matthew, who just started MSU in 1997, is majoring in Engineering and is a freshman on the football team. I have been employed by the Michigan Department of Transportation all of my adult life. However, I have not stayed in one spot--I've been a draftsman, an auditor, program manager, and I am currently Engineer Manager overseeing over $70 million worth of construction work.

I feel that since my graduation from MSU in the spring of 1980, I have grown in maturity and confidence. The experiences of success and failure at MSU helped me prepare for my life's journey.

Neither one of my parents graduated from a four year institution but they were a great support to me in my quest to complete my college education.

After I completed my undergraduate degree, I still had a thirst for knowledge. I enrolled in a master program and completed my masters degree in 1985 in Management from Aquinas College. With a lot of encouragement from my wife and children, I studied hard and became a Registered Engineer in February of 1993.

During all of this personnel development and growth, I coached my kids in soccer and football.

As a Resident Engineer, I've been involved with some of the MDOT innovative types of pavement construction. One example is the asphalt paving project, which made use of high strength asphalt paving sections, paved adjacent to a rubblized pavement section so that they could be compared in the longevity, wearing, and rate of deteriation, over time. My office took the lead role in the pavement patching FAST TRACK project on the I-96 expressway on the southwest side of Lansing in 1996, in which some MSU CEE faculty played a prominent role.

I am currently overseeing the construction of the last leg of the US-27 bypass around St. Johns, which involves the connection of the I-69 Interchange north of the city of Lansing. During my career at the MDOT, I have found that my work in civil engineering has been a very satisfying vocation. I feel the future of civil engineering is yet to be seen--our everchanging societal and environmental needs are still waiting to be discovered. It is my ambition as a member of the CEE Professional Advisory Board to make MSU a part and a major player in the future of civil engineering.


Dr. Salvatore Castronovo, P.E.

Vice President
Consoer Townsend Envirodyne Engineers Inc.
822 Centennial Way, Suite 250
Lansing, MI 48917

Tel: 517-323-8200
Fax: 517-323-8210
E-Mail: sam.castronovo@cte-eng.com


Dr. Fred Coleman III

Midwest Region Manager
Delon Hampton & Associates, Inc.
2702 Pine Valley Dr.
Champaign, IL 61822-7983

Tel: 217-369-7692
Fax: 217-255-3179
E-Mail: fcoleman3@coleman-inc.com


Leroy R. Dell, P.E.

President
Dell Engineering, Inc.
3352 128th Avenue
Holland, Michigan 49424-9263

Phone: 616-399-3500
Fax: 616-399-3777

Mr. Dell founded Dell Engineering, Inc., a consulting engineering practice, in October l978 and has served as President and CEO of the firm since that time. Dell Engineering, Inc. specializes in Civil, Environmental, Facilities, Industrial, Municipal, Geotechnical, and Structural Engineering.
The firm maintains various in-house support laboratories, including analytical, chemical, biological. aquatic toxicology, soils, materials, bioremediation and water and wastewater treatability.

Mr. Dell has extensive experience in municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment, solid waste management, industrial processes, leachability and treatability studies, construction and groundwater engineering. Prior to founding Dell Engineering, Inc., he was responsible for the construction and startup of four medium to large water and wastewater plants, including the wastewater treatment facilities for the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Mr. Dell is active in numerous professional, technical, civic and educational organizations. He has authored publications, presented numerous papers at technical meetings and participated in standards writing with ASTM, Mr. Dell is the chair and a charter member of the Macatawa Area
Coordinating Council, the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Holland/Zeeland. Michigan area and is active on the Holland Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Mr. Dell received his Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University in 1966. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and a Registered Professional Engineer in eight states. Mr. Dell is also a Registered Professional Surveyor in Michigan and holds wastewater treatment certifications in Michigan.



Mary Ann Dolehanty

Supervisor, Thermal Process Unit
Permit Section
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Air Quality Division
Constitution Hall, 3rd Floor North
525 W. Allegan St.
Lansing, MI 48909


Tel: 517/373-2098
Fax: 517/373-1265
E-Mail: dolehantym@michigan.gov

Mary Ann Dolehanty is the Supervisor of the Thermal Process Unit, Permit Section, Air Quality Division. She is responsible for overseeing the permitting activities for industrial sources that include incinerators, foundries, electric generating facilities, wood products and asphalt plants. Mary Ann graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in civil engineering. She has been with the Department for 19 years, the last 13 years with the AQD. Previously, Mary Ann worked for the Land and Water Management Division in the floodplain management program. In 1993, Mary Ann transferred to the AQD to the General Manufacturing Unit as a permit writer, primarily for the automotive industry. In 1999, Mary Ann assumed her current responsibilities in management.

Mr. Daniel S. Driesenga, P.E.

President
Driesenga & Associates, Inc.
455 E. 8th St., Suite 100
Holland, MI 49423


Tel: 616-396-0255
Fax: 616-396-0100
E-Mail: dand@driesenga.com
Web: http://www.driesenga.com



Bruce K. Elenbaas, P.E.

Principal and Vice President
Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber
6096 East Fulton
Ada, MI 49301-0211

Tel: 616-676-2666


Mr. H. Stanley Espenship

EK Consultants
12316 Canyon Terrace
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Tel: 714-289-8690
Fax: 714-289-3620
E-Mail: SEspenship@aol.com
Web: www.ekcorp.com

Mr. Larry Fleis, P.E.

President
Fleis & Vandenbrink Engineering, Inc.
2960 Lucerne, SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Tel: 616-977-1000
Fax: 616-977-1005
E-Mail: lfleis@fveng.com


Dr. Bellandra Foster, Ph.D., P.E.

President
BBF Engineering Services, PC
24445 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 110
Southfield, MI 48075-2436

Tel: 248/262-5777
Fax: 248/262-5778
E-Mail: bbfoster@bbfes.com


Phillip V. Frederickson, P.E.

Chairman
The Christman Company
408 Kalamazoo Plaza
Lansing, MI 48933

Tel: 374-0811
Fax: 482-3520
Web: www.christmanco.com



Mr. James M. Grant

NTH Consultants, Ltd.
520 S. Creyts Road, Suite A
Lansing, MI 48917

Tel: 517-321-6900
Fax: 517-327-8500
Web: www.nthconsultants.com


Dr. Ronald H. Harichandran, P.E.

Chairperson
Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1226

Tel: 517-355-5107
Fax: 517-432-1827
E-Mail: harichan@egr.msu.edu



Mr. John Holmstrom

Vice President
Christman Constructors, Inc.
324 E. South St.
Lansing, MI 48910

Tel: 517-702-8164
Fax: 517-482-2882
E-Mail: John.Holmstrom@christmanco.com
Web: http://christmanco.com



Lenora K. Jadun, P.E.

President
Engineering and Environmental Services Group, Inc.
303 S. Waverly, Suite 4
Lansing, MI 48917

Phone: 517-886-6657
Fax: 517-886-7484

Mr. Fritz J. Klingler, P.E.

Senior Vice President-Public Infrastructure
NTH Consultants, Ltd.
480 Ford Field, 2000 Brush St.
Detroit, MI 48226

Tel: 313-237-3928
Fax: 313-237-3909
E-Mail: fklingler@nthconsultants.com
Web: http://www.nthconsultants.com



Mr. Richard Kriner, P.E.

1155 Edgewater Terrace
South Haven, MI 49090

Tel: 616-227-3755
Fax: 616-227-3858



Raymond Krizek, Ph.D., P.E.

Department of Civil Engineering
Technological Institute
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois 60208-3109

Phone: 847-491-4040
Fax: 847-491-4011


Mr. William B. Kussro, P.E.

Manager, Structural & Civil Engineering
Giffels, LLC/IBI Group
25200 Telegraph Rd., Suite 200
Southfield, MI 48033


Tel: 248-936-8376
Fax: 248-936-8377
E-Mail: William.Kussro@IBIGroup.com
Web: http://www.ibigroup.com

Mr. Kussro joined Giffels in 1995 and was promoted to Manager of the Structurel and Civil Engineering Department in 2005. As Department Manager, he is responsible for managing a group of 30 structural engineers, civil engineers and CAD designers. He is involved in planning, conducting and supervising a variety of engineering assignments requiring the application of detailed technical principles and practices to solve problems of significant complexity. He is responsible for the technical accuracy and administrative aspects of assigned projects and is aided by a group of engineers, designers and drafters under this direct supervision. In addition, Mr. Kussro is directly involved in marketing, project estimating, staffing, manpower projections and other management related efforts within the organization. Mr. Kussro is a Licensed Professional Civil and Structural Engineer in 42 states.


Mr. David Lakin, P.E.

President
Spalding DeDecker Associates, Inc.
905 South Blvd. East
Rochester Hills, MI 48307

Tel: 248/844-6253
Fax: 248/844-5404
E-Mail: DLakin@spaldingdedecker.com
Web: http://www.sda-eng.com


Mr. Thomas W. Larder, P.E.

Project Manager
Process Results, Inc.
201 S. Ann Arbor St.
Saline, MI 48176-1303


Tel: 734/429-8900 Ext. 150
E-Mail: tlarder@processresults.com

 


Douglas Maibach, P.E.

Vice President
Barton Malow Company
27777 Franklin Road, Suite 800
Southfield, Michigan 48034-8226

Phone: 248-351-4518
Fax: 248-351-4629


Mr. Paul F. Miller, P.E.

Engineer of Design Division
Michigan Department of Transportation
Transportation Building
425 West Ottawa Street
P. O. Box 30050
Lansing, MI 48909

Tel: 373-0030
Fax: 373-0167
Web: www.mdot.state.mi.us



Susan E. Mohr

Product Development and Validation Process Manager
General Motors
1 General Motors Road
Mailcode 483-323-162
Milford, MI 48380

Tel: 810-685-5635


Gabriel Najera

Management Development Group
9 S. 727 Clarendon Hills Road, Suite 150
Hinsdale, IL 60521

Tel: 630-325-7823

Gabriel Najera has a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering (1979), Michigan State University and a Masters of Business Administration (1992), The University of Chicago.

He is the co-founder of the Chicago chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and served as that chapter's first president. The Chicago chapter, established in 1980, was one of the first two professional chapters of SHPE. Today SHPE has over 35 professional chapters and is the largest Hispanic engineering organization in the United States with a membership of over 5,000. In 1995 Gabriel Najera received SHPE's highest national honor, the "Jaime Oaxaca" award for his lifetime achievements and contributions to the Hispanic community and minority engineering initiatives.

His achievements in Hispanic and minority engineering initiatives have gained him the recognition from Amoco Corporation, the Chicago Museum of Science & Industry, the University of Puerto Rico, The Society of Women Engineers and the Navajo Indian Nation.

He has been a featured key note speaker across the nation at seminars, banquets and universities on motivation, engineering techniques, Hispanic issues, and international negotiations. He is a published author with his articles appearing in local and international publications.



John C. O'Malia, P.E.

Vice President
SEG Engineers
1120 May Street
Lansing, Michigan 48906

Phone: 517-374-6800
Fax: 517-374-7390


John C. O'Malia, P.E., is a principal SEG; and serves on the Board of Advisors for Michigan. State University. He is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and New Jersey. He joined the firm in 1972 and has served as vice president, treasurer, a member of the Board of Directors, president, and director of marketing. Mr. O'Malia is responsible for the water and wastewater elements for SEG's offices. His work in the water and wastewater area for industrial and governmental clients involves the preparation of studies, reports, preliminary design, final design, supervision of construction, and O&M manuals. Mr. O'Malia has supervised water and wastewater projects and prepared documents for a range of clients from as small as Sugar Springs Resort to as large as the City of Detroit, Michigan.

His background includes expertise in combined sewer overflow abatement project, storm water management programs, expert witness and public hearings, facilities planning, facility needs studies, ground water supplies, hydraulic network analyses, managing complex projects, process evaluation programs for effective biosolids management, pumping station design, surface water supplies, wastewater collection and treatment systems, and treatment plant expansions and upgrading.

Mr. O'Malia has an A.A.S. in Building Technology from Alfred State Technical Institute (1959); a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering with Honors from Tri-State College (1964); and a Masters of Science in Sanitary Engineering from Michigan State University (1974).


Robert S. Otwell, P.E.

President
Otwell-Mawby, P.C.
309 E. Front Street
Traverse City, Michigan 49684

Phone: 616-946-5200
Fax: 616-946-5216


Mr. Michael Peters, P.E.

Vice President and Partner
Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber
6090 East Fulton
Ada, MI 49301-0211

Tel: 616-676-2666
Fax: 616-676-8173
Web: www.ftch.com

Mr. John Polasek, P.E.

Michigan Department of Transportation
Director, Bureau of Highway Development
Van Wagnoner Building
425 W. Ottawa
P.O. Box 30050
Lansing, MI 48909


Cell: 269/491-3533
Fax: 517-241-4619
E-Mail: polasekjs@gmail.com



Mr. Robert C. Rabeler, P.E.

Vice President
Soil and Materials Engineers, Inc.
2663 Eaton Rapids Rd.
Lansing, MI 48911-6310

Tel: 517-887-9181
Fax: 517-887-2666
Web: www.soilmat.com


Mr. Philip Sanzica, P.E.

Chief Engineer
Oakland County Drain Commissioner's Office
No. 1 Public Works Dr.
Waterford, MI 48328

Tel: 248-858-1031
Fax: 248-858-1066
E-Mail: Sanzicap@oakgov.com
Web: www.oakgov.com


Oliver E. Smith. Jr.

3M Telecom Systems Division
11705 Research Boulevard, Bldg. A002-1E-11
Austin, TX 78759-2419

Phone: 512-984-2646
Fax: 512-984-2823


Ms. Linda Sturgess

Manager, Environmental Services
Edw. C. Levy Co.
8800 Dix Ave.
Detroit, MI 48209

Tel: 313-429-2374
Fax: 313-849-9480
E-Mail: LSTURGESS@edwclevy.net



Mr. James Susan, P.E.

Principal/Vice President
Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber
1515 Arboretum Dr., SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Tel: 616-464-3734
Fax: 616-464-3992
E-Mail: jasusan@ftch.com
Web: www.ftch.com



Mr. Keith M. Swaffar, P.E.

NTH Consultants, Ltd.
277 Gratiot, Suite 600
Detroit, MI 48226

Tel: 313-237-3939
Fax: 313-237-3950
Web: www.nthconsultants.com



Ms. Teresa C. Szuper, P.E.

Associate Engineer
SECOR International, Inc.
2321 Club Meridian Drive, Suite E
Okemos, MI 48864

Tel: 517-349-9499 ext. 36
Fax: 517-349-6863
Web: www.secor.com



Raymond E. Tadgerson, P.E.

President and CEO
Capital Consultants
820 North Washington Avenue
Lansing, MI 48906

Phone: 517-371-1200
Fax: 517-371-2013

Raymond E. Tadgerson is President and CEO of Capital Consultants a Lansing, Michigan-based consulting firm specializing in engineering and landscape architectural design and construction services. The firm also has regional offices in Gaylord and Grand Rapids, Michigan and employs 62 people. Mr.Tadgerson holds both bachelor's (1973) and master's (1978) degrees from Michigan State University in civil engineering and environmental engineering respectively. He also minored in business management on the master's level.

Mr. Tadgerson has been instrumental in the implementation of a quality process within the firm. He attended a Deming Four Day Seminar taught by the late W. Edwards Deming and numerous other conferences and seminars on Total Quality Management. He served as a panelist at a symposium entitled "TQM and the Construction Revolution" in March, 1993. Mr. Tadgerson is the author of an article on vision, "The Future Looks So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades", published in the April 1995 issue of the Michigan Professional Engineer, and "Engineer: Psychology? Who needs it!", also published in the Michigan Professional Engineer, April, 1996.

Additionally, Mr. Tadgerson is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • Michigan Society of Professional Engineers
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Water Works Association
  • Water Environment Federation
  • American Society of Quality Control
  • American Consulting Engineers Council




Mr. Larry E. Tibbits, P.E.

Chief Operations Officer
Michigan Department of Transportation
State Transportation Building
425 W. Ottawa St.
P.O. Box 30050
Lansing, MI 48909

Tel: 517-373-4656
Fax: 517-335-2785
E-Mail: Tibbitsl@michigan.gov



James K. Wight, P.E.

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Michigan
2340 G. G. Brown Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125

Tel: 734-763-3046
Fax: 734-764-4292
Web: http://www-personal.engin.umich.edu/~jwight/

James K. Wight received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University in 1969 and 1970, and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1973. He has been a professor in the structural engineering area of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Michigan since September, 1973. He is well known both nationally and internationally for his work in earthquake resistant design of concrete structures. He also has extensive research experience in the repair and seismic upgrading of concrete structures. He spent a one-year sabbatical leave (1980-81) in Japan and was involved in the construction and simulated earthquake testing of a full-scale reinforced concrete building. He has been involved with post-earthquake damage studies following earthquakes in Mexico City, Chile, Armenia, Egypt, Japan and California. He has authored several publications for technical journals and symposium volumes from national and international meetings on earthquake engineering.

Professor Wight has been an active member of the American Concrete Institute since 1973, and was named a Fellow of the Institute in 1984. He is a past-President of the ACI Michigan Chapter, past-Chairman of the ACI Committee on Joints and Connections in Concrete Structures, past-Chairman of the ACI Technical Activities Committee, and is currently a Subcommittee Chairman for the ACI Building Code. He has also served on the ACI Board of Directors. In 1991 he received the American Concrete Institute's Delmar Bloem "Distinguished Service" Award.

While at Michigan Professor Wight has received numerous awards for his teaching and service, including the ASCE Student Chapter "Teacher of the Year" award (seven times), the College of Engineering's "Distinguished Service" and "Teaching Excellence" Awards, the State of Michigan Award for "Outstanding Teaching" and the Chi Epsilon-Great Lakes District "Excellence in Teaching" Award.

 



Mr. Paul H. Woodruff, P.E.

Mistwood Enterprizes
740 Springdale Drive, Suite 160
Exton, PA 19341

Tel: 484-875-5802
Fax: 484-875-5818
E-Mail: pwmistwood@aol.com

Paul Woodruff was the chairman of the ERM Group Inc. until April 1, 2001; when he retired. Prior to that he was the chief executive officer of Environmental Resources Management (ERM), a global environmental, health and safety-consulting firm. Woodruff founded ERM in 1977. The company has 2400 employees operating from more than 125 offices in 35 countries. As founder, Woodruff served as ERM’s primary spokesman and was largely responsible for projecting the group’s corporate and public image. Paul served on the Board of Director’s for the new ERM Holdings Company through March of 2002.

Woodruff holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University and is a registered professional engineer in 13 states. He has also completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School. Woodruff is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.

Special honors include the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Simon Freese Award (2000); the American Academy of Environmental Engineers’ Gordon Maskew Fair Award for excellence in environmental engineering (1997); the Enterprise Award for CEO of the Year sponsored by Business Philadelphia Magazine and the Eastern Technology Council (1994), Honorary Membership in the Water Environment Federation (WEF) (1993), the Claud R. Erickson Award from the Michigan State University College of Engineering for distinguished and meritorious service to the MSU college of Engineering and the engineering profession (1993), the Enterprise Award for Best Growth Company sponsored by Global Financial Press and The Technology Council of Greater Philadelphia (1993), the Roy F. Weston award from the Walter Pollution Control Association of Pennsylvania for outstanding achievements in the field of industrial waste management (1990), the Entrepreneur of the Year award presented by Inc. Magazine (1989), and the Willem Rudolphs’ Medal from the Water Pollution Control Federation (now the Water Environment Federation) for the outstanding contribution of the year in the field of industrial waste control (1969).

Woodruff presently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology. He served as a trustee of the National Society of Professional Engineers Political Action Committee (NSPE-PAC) and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Water Environmental Research Foundation. Woodruff also served as Chairman of the Steering Committee of Water Quality 2000 (1990-1995), a coalition of more than 80 national organizations in a joint effort to recommend a plan of action to help meet the nation’s water quality needs in the next century.


Community Involvement
Woodruff served as President of the Central Chester County, Pennsylvania YMCA 1991-1993. In 1990, he created a countywide Youth Exposition to promote development of skills and talents among young people in the Chester County area. He served as a Director of CoreStates Bank, N.A. (1988-1998) and as a Director on the five-state Regional Advisory Board of the fifth largest bank in the U.S.- First Union Bank (acquired CoreStates in 1998), from 1998-2000. Woodruff is presently a Trustee (1991-present), past Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee, and currently Chairman of the Capital Campaign ($50 million) of the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia, and a former Director of The Technology Council of Greater Philadelphia. Woodruff served as Chairman of the Brandywine Hospital’s Campaign for the Trauma Center (1995-1996). Woodruff has also served as President of the West Chester Rotary Club and led a four year effort to design, fund and build improvements to a water supply system for the Mexican community of Las Animas as part of Rotary International’s Year of the Environment. In 1992-1993, he served as Chairman of the Chester County United Way. He has served as a Trustee for the ERM Foundation since its formation in 1994. Woodruff is an Elder in the Paoli Presbyterian Church and has served as a Trustee and Chairman of the Building Committee with responsibility for a $2.5 million worship facility. In 1992-1993, he served as Chairman of the Long Term Strategy Planning Committee for the church.


Background on ERM
With 2,400 environmental, health and safety professional in 125 locations in 35 countries, ERM provides comprehensive environmental, health and safety consulting services to a wide range of private and public sector clients in North America, South America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. In addition to technical specialties like air and water pollution control and hazardous and solid waste management, ERM offers services for remedial/environmental construction, operations and maintenance, drilling of monitoring wells, analytical laboratory services, EH & S temporary staffing services, construction management, and outsourcing of chemical procurement. In addition, ERM provides state-of-the-art management consulting services including: strategic environmental management, catastrophic risk assessment, environmental audits and environmental impact assessments, training, occupational health and safety, noise impact assessments, due diligence, public and community relations and pollution prevention. ERM’s scope of services also includes Brownfields financing and risk management services, web-based environmental management systems, community and regional comprehensive planning and transportation planning.



Mark Young, P.E.

Project Manager Seiber Keast & Associates, Inc.
40399 Grand River Avenue, Suite 110
Novi, Michigan 48375-2123

Phone: 248-473-7880
Fax: 248-473-7890


Mr. Young is currently employed as Project Manager by Seiber, Keast & Associates, Inc. of Novi, Michigan. Seiber, Keast & Associates is an engineering design firm, providing civil engineering and permitting services to residential, commercial and industrial developers in the private sector. In his role as Project Manager, Mr. Young is responsible for coordinating the preparation and timely delivery of design documents, and serves as the client's representative in matters concerning public agencies. Mr. Young joined Seiber, Keast & Associates in August 1996.

Previously, Mr. Young spent 14 years with EQ - The Environmental Quality Company (formerly Wayne Disposal, Inc.). Mr. Young served as Vice President of Operations for this group of privately owned waste treatment, recovery and disposal companies, and was responsible for the compliant and profitable operation of three hazardous waste management facilities, as well as construction and maintenance personnel. During a nationwide search for a new CEO, he served on a three member committee, responsible for direction of all corporate activity.

Mr. Young also served as Engineering Manager of Wayne Disposal, where he was responsible for timely and cost-effective facility design, construction quality assurance, and permitting activities, as well as environmental monitoring programs. He was also responsible for recruitment, development and evaluation of corporate engineering staff which numbered 14 when promoted.

Before coming to Wayne Disposal, Mr. Young spent four years as a project engineer for a geotechnical/environmental engineering consulting firm in northern California, where he worked on hydrogeologic investigations, evaluation of sewage sludge disposal alternatives, specifications for upgrading and sequential development of a regional landfill, development of landfill closure alternatives and investigations of landfill gas migration.

Mr. Young is a licensed professional engineer in California, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. He has earned Bachelors (1975) and Masters (1977) degrees in Civil Engineering, both at Michigan State University.

Phone: (517) 355-5107 Fax: (517) 432-1827 E-mail: cee@egr.msu.edu
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Michigan State University
Engineering Building
428 S. Shaw Lane, Room 3546
East Lansing, MI 48824