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Lennon, Smith Souleret Engineering News!

Lennon, Smith, Souleret Engineering, Inc. (LSSE), a 93-person civil engineering and surveying firm founded in 1985, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Rabell Surveying and Engineering, LLC on May 1, 2019. Rabell Surveying and Engineering, LLC will now be Rabell Surveying and Engineering, A Division of LSSE. We welcome the Rabell Team to our LSSE Family and look forward to our continued growth in the municipal and private clients for both Surveys and Civil engineering.

Robert L. Rabell, P.L.S., P.E., founder of Rabell Surveying and Engineering, LLC, will remain with LSSE in the position of Senior Engineer/Chief of Surveys of the Erie County Branch office. Matthew L. Swanson, P.L.S. will manage the Erie County Branch office. Matthew has 22 years of experience and was a partner with Rabell Surveying and Engineering, LLC.

Lennon Smith Souleret Engineering, Inc.’s Headquarters is located in Coraopolis, PA, and with the addition of Rabell Surveying and Engineering clients, the LSSE Team now serves over 75 municipal clients located throughout western PA and Ohio, including townships, boroughs, sewer and water authorities, higher education and utilities. LSSE also serves the commercial and residential site development market and has completed civil site design and permitting of over 4 million square feet of Industrial Park distribution centers, commercial sites and residential subdivisions comprising over 4,500 residential units. Rabell Surveying and Engineering, A Division of LSSE offers similar land surveying and civil engineering services to individuals, developers, municipalities, authorities, architects and contractors in the northwestern PA and eastern OH area since its founding in 1981.

The acquisition furthers LSSE’s strategic business planning objectives established in 2008. The acquisition will allow the LSSE Erie County office to grow and offer a broader range of civil and related environmental services including specialized sewer/infrastructure evaluation, hydraulic modeling, water and wastewater facilities planning and design, GIS and municipal project grants/administration services. It will also allow this office to meet the growing needs of its municipal and commercial clients. LSSE is owned by Kevin A. Brett, P.E., Ned Mitrovich, P.E. and Jason E. Stanton, P.E.

ESWP Member Company News!

Goethals Bridge Replacement Project Wins National Recognition Award in the American Council of Engineering Companies 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards.   A prestigious distinction honoring projects that have achieved top awards for excellence in state competitions. The new Goethals Bridge project won the Engineering Excellence Diamond Award in the category of Structural Systems.

PARSONS News!

PARSONS was awarded a 2019 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Design Award for the Georgia Northwest Corridor Express Lanes project in the Best Main Span more than 150 feet category.

The PCI Design Awards showcase the creative and innovative uses of precast and prestressed concrete in a wide variety of structures. The program demonstrates how designers are continuing to use high-performance precast, prestressed concrete to achieve sustainable, more cost-effective, aesthetically pleasing, and quickly constructed projects.

KCI Technologies News…

PennDOT District 11 has awarded KCI Technologies the $2.5 million contract for the design for the I-376/22 bridge replacement and interchange improvement project in Robinson Township, Allegheny County. KCI is prime consultant with sub consultants: Whitman, Requardt and Associates, A.D Marble, American Geotechnical and Environmental Services, Monaloh Basin Engineers, and Santangelo & Lindsay.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ESWP MEMBER AND AQUATECH CEO VENKEE SHARMA UPON APPOINTMENT TO THE UNITED STATES – INDIA CEO FORUM

Announcement Made by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross  

CANONSBURG, PA, Feb. 14, 2019 – Venkee Sharma, CEO of Aquatech International, has been appointed to serve on the U.S. – India CEO Forum. Established in 2005, this Forum provides an opportunity for dialogue between the United States and Indian governments to strengthen the economic and commercial relationship between both countries.

The announcement was made by U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, who will co-chair the Forum with Indian Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu. “The U.S.-India CEO Forum is critical to the fruitful commercial relationship and strong economic ties between our two great nations. The incoming U.S. CEOs will bring fresh perspectives to the Forum and help us consider new opportunities to further deepen our cooperation,” he said.

“It is an honor to be part of this CEO Forum, which plays an important role in encouraging economic opportunities and strengthening important business relationships in both our countries. While Aquatech is headquartered in the United States, our global operations include a significant presence in India which includes global technical services, R&D, as well as an appreciable footprint in the local market. This affords us a unique and beneficial perspective that we can bring to the Forum,” said Sharma, who will serve a two-year term on the Forum.

RIZZO International, Inc. Celebrates First Anniversary and Certification By the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

RIZZO International Inc. is proud to announce their first anniversary and achievement of national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) and Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Rachelle Rizzo, President of RIZZO International stated, “I’m so proud to continue in my father’s, (Dr. Paul Rizzo), footsteps leading a team to execute extraordinary projects all over the world. I’m also very fortunate to have my father still involved as CTO overseeing our phenomenal technical team. His are big shoes to fill, but I’ve been thinking about this opportunity for the decades I have been a part of the industry. As with many new businesses it’s been a challenging first year, but we prevailed and we are extremely excited about our future. Receiving our WBENC certification is definitely adding to the celebration!” My father always says, ‘It’s all part of the adventure!’ Here’s to continuing the adventure!”

To learn more about RIZZO International, Inc., please visit www.RIZZOintl.com.

RIZZO International Inc. is a specialized global engineering and consulting firm focused on Analysis and Design, Construction Management, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Geology, Hydraulic, Hydrology and Hydrogeological Engineering and Earth Sciences. Our projects are typically in the Dams & Water, Power Generation and Infrastructure Markets.

WBENC’s national standard of certification program is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

KU Resources, Inc. joins forces with R F Mitall & Associates

KU Resources, Inc. (KU Resources) has joined with R F Mitall & Associates, a Plum Borough based engineering firm in establishing the Mitall, a Division of KU Resources.  This new venture expands KU Resources’ services and the added technical depth of 13 professional and technical staff, will greatly increase and enhance our capabilities to serve clients in both the public and private sectors.

Robert Mitall will stay on as President of the Mitall Division. He is a professional engineer and surveyor with over 40 years of experience working with local companies and municipalities in the field of civil engineering, surveying, architectural support, waste water treatment and governmental support.  The Mitall Division has extensive experience in providing consulting services to various units of local government as well as, a proven track record in providing services to planners, architects, developers and contractors on site development projects.   The Mitall Division of KU Resources now has licensed professional surveyors, employing state-of-the-art survey equipment to begin any design work or to layout infrastructure.

ESWP Corporate Member News

Lennon, Smith, Souleret Engineering Inc.  (LSSE) announces internal Ownership transition:   LSSE, a 90 person civil engineering firm, headquartered in Coraopolis PA, founded in 1985 announced ownership and management transitions completing implementation of the firm’s Strategic and Ownership Transition Plans adopted in 2008.   Effective on Friday, June 15, 2018 Lawrence J. Lennon, P.E., DWRE, Daniel S. Gilligan, and Larry W. Souleret, P.E., PLS, have sold their interest in the firm.  They have transferred 100% ownership of LSSE to Kevin A. Brett P.E., Ned Mitrovich P.E., and Jason Stanton, P.E., longtime Principals and owners in the firm.   In addition to each having 1/3 ownership of LSSE, they will assume the following management and corporate officer roles; Chief Executive Officer & President:  Ned Mitrovich; Chief Operating Officer & Treasurer:  Kevin A. Brett; and Chief Financial Officer & Secretary: Jason E. Stanton.  Kevin Brett and Ned Mitrovich have accepted Directors positions formally held by Larry Lennon and Dan Gilligan, and will join Jason Stanton on the Board.  Larry Lennon and Dan Gilligan will assume the role of “Principal Consultant”, while maintaining employment with LSSE.