Geotechnology Announces Human Resources Changes

April 10th, 2015

bailey codeyGeotechnology announced the promotion of Bailey Cody to the position of Human Resources Manager.

The company also announced that Karen Kunzelmann is retiring as its Director of Human Resources. Kunzelmann has been with Geotechnology for more than 10 years, and will continue to work with the company as a consultant.

Cody joined Geotechnology in 2012 as an intern, and became the company’s Human Resources Generalist in 2014. She earned a bachelor’s degree in human resources management from Lindenwood University, and is pursuing her master’s degree in business administration, with an expected completion date of July 2015.

Requeil Hill

In addition, Requeil Hill has been promoted to the position of Human Resources Administrative Assistant.

Hill joined Geotechnology in 2004, has been a receptionist and has assisted the technical groups in St. Louis, as well as providing support to accounting, safety and HR at the corporate level.

In December 2014, Hill graduated with her Associate of Arts in Business Administration from St. Louis Community College.

She lives in St. Charles County and is registered as an on call volunteer with the American Red Cross. She works many of the American Red Cross blood drive events, such as the Women’s Expo, Women’s Survival Show, the Black Expo and the Charles Drew Blood Drive. She also loves to support charitable causes such as the American Heart Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Two new hires CMT and Accounting

April 3rd, 2015

MattMelly copyGeotechnology, Inc., a leading provider of geotechnical and environmental engineering, geophysics, water resource management, materials testing and drilling services, announced Matt Melly, P.E., joined its St. Louis Construction Materials Testing (CMT) group as a Senior Staff Engineer and Kerri Less has joined the Accounting Group in its St. Louis office as a Project Accountant.

Melly has experience working as a project engineer, technical specialist and construction inspector engineer. His experience with Nondestructive Testing (NDT) and steel testing will enhance Geotechnology’s already robust in-house capabilities.

A graduate from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a certification in Structural Engineering in 2009. Melly was also a member of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter and involved in the Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge teams.

Kerri LessPreviously, Less worked for BJC HealthCare Planning, Design and Construction for more than six years as a Financial Project Manager. She graduated from Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., with a Bachelor of Accounting.

Less resides in O’Fallon, Mo. with her husband and three children. She volunteers at church, enjoys live music, outdoor activities, traveling and photography.

Demand Spurs Geotechnology to Open Offices in Arkansas and Mississippi

April 2nd, 2015

Office locationsSt. Louis, Mo. (March 30, 2015) – Geotechnology, Inc., has opened two new offices, one in Oxford, Miss., and one in Jonesboro, Ark.

The company, whose corporate offices are in St. Louis, expanded its operations in 2010 to Memphis. It also has offices in Fairview Heights, Ill., and Overland Park, Kan.

President and CEO Ed Alizadeh, P.E., J.D., says the decision to open these new offices was based upon the success of the company’s Memphis operations, the region’s opportunities and the demand for specialized geotechnical and construction materials testing services.

“We made this decision after careful deliberation about the region and its competitive landscape. The Mid-South economy continues to get stronger, and we see great potential for our continued growth in conjunction with it. We have the people, equipment and technology that enable us to provide traditional geotechnical and environmental consulting services as well as specialized services such as seismic testing, geophysics, deep foundation testing and cone penetration testing (CPT).”

The new Jonesboro office is already involved with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department’s Route 63 from Blackrock to Portia project, as well as a project on the Craighead Forest Park Trail in Jonesboro. The office, located in the Arkansas State University Delta Center for Economic Development, is at 5501 Kreuger Dr, Suite 110, Jonesboro, AR 72401.

The Oxford office is also busy with several projects, including work with the Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi and the University of Mississippi Vaught-Hemingway Stadium South End Zone Upgrades. Its address is 1101 Harlan Drive, Oxford, MS 38655.

“For more than 30 years, our company has been focused on serving our clients well. We continually look for ways to expand geographically that will allow us to bring more value to our clients. Establishing these two new offices accomplishes this objective.” said Alizadeh.