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As the Wheel Turns
TEI Engineers & Planners (TEI) announces the appointment of James Marino, P.E. as an Associate of TEI. Mr. Marino serves as the Area Manager of TEI’s Lake Mary office. He has more than 25 years of experience in civil engineering and organizational management and is responsible for the production activities and daily operations of the office as well as directing the work of the engineering and planning departments. Mr. Marino is a registered Professional Engineer in Florida and Virginia. He possesses a Bachelor of Science in General Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, as well as a Master of Engineering from the University of Florida.

Seth L. Pearlman, P.E., has been named president of DGI-Menard, Inc., a new venture formed by the recent merger of DGI, a leading Vertical Wick Drain installer in the US, and Menard Soiltreatment, Inc., the US affiliate of Menard Soltraitement, one of the world’s leading specialized ground improvement contractors.

Before joining DGI-Menard, Pearlman was with Nicholson Construction Company for 17 years; most recently as vice president. Pearlman earned a BS and an MS in Civil Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania and Virginia. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) and the Board of Directors of the Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP). He is a member of the Geo-Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Concrete Institute (ACI), National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE), Boston Society of Civil Engineers and Tau Beta Pi Engineering Society.

Nodarse & Associates, Inc. (N&A) was on the winning team for the South Florida Rail Corridor (SFRC) General Engineering Services Contract. Bergmann Associates will assist the SFRC in monitoring the maintenance activities performed by CSX Transportation. They will also provide a broad range of services in the areas of engineering, construction, operations and right-of-way.

In January, 1989, the Tri County Commuter Rail Authority (TCRA), with assistance from the Department of Transportation, began operating a commuter rail service between West Palm Beach and Miami over 72 miles of the 76 mile main line. In its 76 miles, there are 12 controlled sidings with power operated switches; seven of which are signaled sidings. Presently, there are approximately 40 trains each day operating over this rail line. This includes 27 commuter trains, 6 Amtrak trains, and 6 CSXT freight trains. N&A is providing geotechnical engineering services as a subconsultant to Bergmann Associates for several projects on this $1,500,000 contract.

Fouad S. Masri, P.E., Vice President/Branch Manager, will serve as the project manager for this project.

As part of its commitment to provide a strong presence in Central Pennsylvania, McMahon Associates, Inc., a transportation engineering and consulting firm with 27 years of service excellence, announces the addition of John Yacapsin, P.E., as new Senior Project Manager for its Harrisburg area office in Middletown, PA. Mr. Yacapsin will manage the day-to-day operations of our Harrisburg office, lead our expanding structural design services, and insure that our clients continue to receive the timely, efficient, and top quality service for which McMahon Associates is known.

Mr. Yacapsin received a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from The Catholic University of America, in Washington, DC. He is a member of the American Society of Highway Engineers and the Consulting Engineering Companies of PA. Mr. Yacapsin is an experienced project manager for highway and bridge transportation projects and has worked for several DOT’s as well as the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. He has been working in the consulting industry since 1988. His background includes roadway and bridge design, hydraulics, and permitting, as well as contract plans, specifications, inspection and estimates for transportation projects.

Through his highway/bridge management and design experience, he has a broad knowledge of the key ingredients required for successful project completion. This knowledge will provide a solid base for McMahon’s Harrisburg office services, as well as structural design services throughout the organization.

Whitney, Bailey, Cox & Magnani, LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Leon Kriebel as Principal of the firm. Mr. Kriebel currently serves and will continue to serve as the Director of Transportation Services. Mr. Kriebel has been an Associate and Executive Vice President with the company since 1986 and has been employed with WBCM for 20 years. He is responsible for overall supervision of transportation projects in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Mr. Kriebel has 26 years of experience in planning and design of highway, bridge and transportation projects. He has been involved in the design of major transportation projects in the State of Maryland including the Salisbury Bypass, I-195 from I-95 to the BWI airport, the Warren Road Extension from MD 45 to I-83 and the reconstruction and extension of Beaver Dam Road from Warren Road to Padonia Road in Baltimore County.

Mr. Kriebel was also Project Manager for the reconstruction of portions of MD Routes 32 and 526 in Westminster, Maryland, and for the reconstruction of I-495 from I-295 to the Pennsylvania line in Delaware. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware.


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