Tim Wilson, promoted to Field Safety Specialist

April 20th, 2016

Geotechnology, Inc., a leading provider of geotechnical and environmental engineering, geophysics, water resource management, materials testing and drilling services, has announced that Tim Wilson has been promoted to Field Safety Specialist working in the Geotechnology Corporate Group.

A registered geologist, Wilson has been a member of the Geotechnology team for more than 15 years. He most recently served as a Senior Geologist in the Geophysics Group in St. Louis where he led geophysical investigations for the past eight years.

As Field Safety Specialist, Wilson’s primary responsibilities include conducting field safety observations and providing safety resources to Geotechnology staff on project sites throughout the United States. He will be based in the St. Louis office.

“Tim’s diverse and hands-on experience in several of Geotechnology’s operational groups will be an asset to identifying and controlling the hazards that our field staff face on a daily basis,” said Geotechnology Corporate Risk Manager Joe Darmody. “I am looking forward to working with Tim to improve the safety of our field operations company-wide.”

Wilson is a graduate of Arkansas Tech University, where he received a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Geology/Earth Science.

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.

Ibrawish Promoted to Geotechnology Senior Staff Engineer

March 12th, 2015

Mo IbrawishSt. Louis, Mo. (February 24, 2015) – Geotechnology Inc., a leading provider of geotechnical and environmental engineering, materials testing, geophysics, water resource management, and drilling services, announced that Mohamad “Mo” Ibrawish, P.E., has been promoted to Senior Staff Engineer in the company’s Kansas City office.

Ibrawish joined Geotechnology as a project engineer in 2012, and has 12 years of experience working in the industry.

A licensed engineer in Missouri and Kansas, Ibrawish is an active member of the Kansas City chapters of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Ibrawish earned a bachelor’s of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2001.

Geotechnology Hires Luke Heuerman

July 11th, 2013

April, 2013 – St. Louis, MO

Geotechnology, Inc., a leading provider of geotechnical and environmental engineering, materials testing, geophysics, water resource management, and drilling services, announced today that Luke Heuerman has been hired to manage the firm’s Collinsville, Illinois office.

Mr. Heuerman worked for Geotechnology from 2005-2011, and most recently has been conducting Phase 3 IDOT inspections for another area engineering firm.  He holds several IDOT certifications and is nuclear density gauge certified, ACI Concrete Field Grade 1 certified, and is pervious concrete technician certified.

Mr. Heuerman will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Collinsville office, including scheduling of field assignments, maintaining inventory, resources and project management.

Geotechnology’s Pam Hobbs Receives Engineers’ Club Award

July 9th, 2013

May, 2013 – St. Louis, MO

Geotechnology, Inc., a leading provider of geotechnical and environmental engineering, materials testing, geophysics, water resource management, and drilling services, announced today that Pam Hobbs, Business Development Manager for the firm, has received the 2013 Award of Merit from the Engineers’ Club of St. Louis.  The award recognizes outstanding performance or contributions reflecting credit to the engineering profession or the Engineers’ Club.

“Pam’s willingness to serve our community is a gift of offered leadership that is highly prized by the entire membership of the Engineers’ Club and the engineering community”, said Richard S. Musler, P.E., President, Musler Engineering Company.  “We are pleased to bestow the Award of Merit as a distinction and honor to recognize Pam for her service.”

In 2005, Ms. Hobbs was elected the first female president of the Engineers’ Club of St. Louis, and remains active with the organization today.  She currently serves as president of Progress 64 West, and is an active member of the St. Louis Construction Consumers Council, American Public Works Association, Transportation Engineers Association of Missouri, and the Society of American Military Engineers.

Since joining Geotechnology in 2007, Ms. Hobbs has been successful in developing client relationships in a number of markets including federal, transportation and infrastructure, healthcare and municipal.

Ms. Hobbs earned a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla (Now Missouri University of Science & Technology) in 1982.

Geotechnology Promotes Anna Saindon

July 9th, 2013

June, 2013 – St. Louis, MO

Geotechnology, Inc., a leading provider of geotechnical and environmental engineering, materials testing, geophysics, water resource management, and drilling services, announced today that Anna Saindon, P.E., Ph.D., RG, has been promoted to Project Manager in the firm’s Environmental Group.

A Professional Engineer and Registered Geologist in the State of Missouri, Ms. Saindon joined Geotechnology in 2009 and has served as a Senior Engineer on both environmental and geotechnical projects.  Most notably, Ms. Saindon has been the technical lead on the firm’s major ash pond closure projects, including Hutsonville and Duck Creek.

Her expertise in this area has led to several opportunities for her to present on ash pond closures at technical conferences, including those of the Electric Utility Consultants in Atlanta this past March, and the Missouri Waste Coalition Conference in July.

Ms. Saindon serves as the editor of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists’ (AEG) national publication AEG News.  She also recently graduated from the ASFE’s (Geoprofessional Business Association) Fundamentals of Professional Practice program.

She earned her Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Geological Engineering from the former University of Missouri-Rolla, now Missouri University of Science & Technology.

Geotechnology’s Dr. Ashraf Elsayed Earns Engineering Industry Designation

June 19th, 2013

May, 2013 – Memphis, TN

Geotechnology, Inc., a leading provider of geotechnical and environmental engineering, geophysics, water resource management, materials testing, and drilling services, announced today that Dr. Ashraf Elsayed, PE, has received the designation of Diplomate, Geotechnical Engineering (D.GE) by the Academy of Geo-Professionals.  This prestigious post-license credential provides professional engineers an opportunity to gain further recognition in the field of geotechnical engineering.

Dr. Elsayed is currently Chief Engineer and Geotechnical Manager at Geotechnology’s Memphis, TN office.  He began his engineering career in highway and airport construction in Cairo, Egypt, which was followed by graduate studies.  Since earning his Ph.D. in 1995, he’s focused on geotechnical engineering, and continues to share his knowledge of transportation engineering and construction with clients, employees and students alike.

Dr. Elsayed joined the Memphis office in 2000, when it was known as Hall, Blake and Associates, Inc., and has served in leadership roles ever since.  He also enjoys teaching as an assistant professor at Arkansas State University, helping young professionals grow and watching them develop their skills over the years. He previously taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Memphis, and during his graduate studies at the University of Alabama.

Dr. Elsayed is a member of the Governor of Arkansas Earthquake Advisory Council (GEAC), the Christian Brothers University Civil Engineering Advisory Board and the Southwest Tennessee Community College Advisory Board. In addition to engineering, he enjoys travelling, listening to music and watching sports, and is a devout fan of the University of Alabama Crimson Tide.

Geotechnology’s Sheryl Gallagher Elected President of ASCE-Kansas City Chapter

June 19th, 2013

June,  2013 – St. Louis, MO

Geotechnology, Inc. announced that Sheryl D. Gallagher, P.E. has been elected president of the Kansas City chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).   Ms. Gallagher is Senior Project Manager in Geotechnology’s Overland Park, KS office.

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 140,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. Ms. Gallagher served the last two years as treasurer of the KC chapter, and was scheduled to serve as vice-president this year.  However, the current president stepped aside and Ms. Gallagher was unanimously elected president.

A licensed professional engineer, Ms. Gallagher joined Geotechnology in 2003, and has more than 20 years of experience in a variety of projects involving mines, slope stability, bridges, roadways, embankments, retaining walls and buildings.

Ms. Gallagher earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kansas.  She was designated the 2010/2011 National Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women.   Geotechnology’s Overland Park office has been involved with numerous large scale, long-term projects such as Adams Dairy Landing, Lewis & Clark Expressway and the Kansas City Race Track.

Geotechnology Hires Robert Lauer, RG

May 2nd, 2013

St. Louis, Missouri

Geotechnology, Inc., a leading provider of geotechnical and environmental engineering, materials testing, geophysics, water resource management, and drilling services, announced today that Robert C. “Rob” Lauer, RG, has been hired as a senior geologist in the firm’s St. Louis Geotechnical Group.

Mr. Lauer recently retired from the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), where he spent the last 34 years as a geologist.  During that time Mr. Lauer provided technical guidance for the geotechnical aspects of most major MoDOT construction projects, including the I-64 Design/Build, the Boone Bridge replacement, and Route 141 relocation.

A Registered Geologist (RG) in the State of Missouri, Mr. Lauer joins Geotechnology with extensive project management experience, and expertise in the areas of soil remediation, aggregates and aggregate testing.

Mr. Lauer is a 1979 graduate of the University of Missouri, where he earned a BS degree in Geology.  He is an active member in the Association of Missouri Geologists and the Transportation Engineers Association of Missouri.

Mr. Lauer and his wife of 32 years, Jayne, are the parents of 3 grown children. Rob enjoys hiking, fishing and golf in his spare time.

Geotechnology Donates To Engineers’ Club of St. Louis

February 20th, 2013

St. Louis, MO (January 11, 2013) –

Geotechnology, Inc., a leading provider of geotechnical and environmental engineering, materials testing, geophysics, water resource management, and drilling services, announced today the donation of $5,000 to the Engineers’ Club of St. Louis Foundation. The donation is made on behalf of Phil Jozwiak, PE, and John Baker, PE, both longtime Geotechnology engineers who retired in 2012. Mr. Baker helped found the company in 1984 with Mike Alizadeh, Ron Ecklekamp, Don McQueen and Pat Goeke. Mr. Jozwiak is a past president of the Engineers Club of St. Louis.

The donation is targeted for the Club’s $2.5 million dollar campaign to renovate the organization’s headquarters at 4359 Lindell Avenue. The renovation will provide new space to use when working with local schools and businesses to identify and implement effective ways to encourage greater scholarship in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

“Geotechnology is proud to be among the first to donate to this worthy project on behalf of Phil Jozwiak and John Baker,” said Ed Alizadeh, President & CEO, Geotechnology, Inc. “Both Phil and John understand that our future success – and our nation’s technological advantage – depend on a constant supply of highly trained, highly capable technical talent, and that’s what this campaign is all about.”

Club members plan to work with both employers and schools to encourage math and science study, provide connections to the kinds of jobs that will be available with proper training, and mentor students who are heading towards STEM careers.