PEOPLE at WESTON & SAMPSON

Since 1899, Weston & Sampson has been recognized for exceeding clients’ expectations by providing attentive personal service, superior technical quality, and adherence to cost and schedule requirements. We pride ourselves on the expertise that our staff provides on each assignment. Our project teams are assembled to meet the specific needs of our clients and ensure project success. With nearly 700 professionals along the East Coast, our responsive team of professionals integrate quality and innovation to meet our clients’ needs. The people at Weston & Sampson are committed to improving the natural and built communities where you live, work, and play.

Michael Scipione, PE
Michael Scipione, PE
CEO

Mike has served as the firm’s CEO since 2005. Since joining Weston & Sampson in 1985, Mike has been instrumental in the firm’s growth and expansion, which today has nearly 600 employees and offices along the East Coast. Mike has more than 30 years of experience.

“It has been incredibly rewarding to be part of a firm with such a great history of innovation and quality in the marketplace and to work with our leadership team, influencing our growth for the dual purpose of helping our clients better solve their problems and providing professional growth opportunities for our staff.”

Office Location: 55 Walkers Brook Drive, Suite 100 | Reading, MA 01867

Barbara Cook, PE
Barbara Cook, PE
President – WSE

Barbara has been with Weston & Sampson since 1983 and has served as the firm’s COO since 2016. Barbara’s expertise advanced with the enactment of the Surface Water Treatment Rule where she developed her skills with pilot testing and drinking water quality. Barbara is active with NEWWA where she is currently the President-Elect.

Leading our firm to provide innovative, high-quality, and budget-conscious infrastructure solutions is of utmost importance to me. We work hard and smart to provide environmentally sustainable solutions for our clients. We are part of a great organization that promotes the growth of our staff.”

Office Location: 55 Walkers Brook Drive, Suite 100 | Reading, MA 01867

John Bocchino, Jr.
John Bocchino, Jr.
President – CMR

John is the President the firm’s Construction, Maintenance, and Repair divisions. John has more than 30 years of engineering and project management experience, including design, construction administration, and operations & maintenance (O&M) services on a variety of water and wastewater projects.

“As part of our Weston & Sampson organization diversification, the construction of quality and sustainable facilities is the ultimate goal of all our projects. The collaboration of design, construction, and efficient O&M is a priority to provide long-term sustainable facilities.”

Office Location: 55 Walkers Brook Drive, Suite 100 | Reading, MA 01867

Peter Kolokithas, PE
Peter Kolokithas, PE
President – WSS

Peter is President of Weston & Sampson’s Services group. He oversees a staff of nearly 90 employees in the provision of water and wastewater treatment, distribution and storage, cross connection control, and health and safety services for public and private clients throughout New England. He has extensive experience in managing interdisciplinary project needs.

“I’m fortunate to be able to guide the kind of sustainable, long-term growth here at Weston & Sampson that will provide career opportunities for environmental professionals for generations to come. I am very proud to work alongside these outstanding professionals in stewardship of our environment.”

Office Location: 55 Walkers Brook Drive, Suite 100 | Reading, MA 01867

Bob Goober, PE
Bob Goober, PE
Marketing Director

Bob joined Weston & Sampson in 1985 and worked as an engineer/project manager for 15 years. Promoted to Marketing Director in 2000 after receiving an MBA, he leads the firm’s business development activities. Bob serves on the Executive Board of the New England Chapter of the American Public Works Association and is active in numerous other national and regional professional organizations.

I have been fortunate to grow up in a company with so many like-minded people. We understand that when our clients call, we need to get back to them right away. Collectively, we cover a wide range of skills and capabilities across multiple disciplines but take the most pride in helping our clients.”

Office Location: 55 Walkers Brook Drive, Suite 100 | Reading, MA 01867

Colleen Manning
Colleen Manning
Director of Human Resources

Colleen has served as the Director of Human Resources since joining the firm in 1997. She has more than 20 years of experience in the human resources field and is responsible for handling corporate benefits and employee relations, recruiting, and training.

“At Weston & Sampson we focus on maintaining a ‘people-first’ culture, treating everyone with respect and emphasizing transparency. We strive to make sure that all our employees have opportunities for career growth and to have a meaningful impact on both the environment and community. Maintaining our collaborative company culture is a top priority and we will continue to invest in our future by developing the best, most talented, and happiest team we can.”

Office Location: 55 Walkers Brook Drive, Suite 100 | Reading, MA 01867

Chris Kennedy
Chris Kennedy
Chief Financial Officer

Chris is an experienced Chief Financial Officer with 30 years of experience in public and private industry settings. He provides strategic direction of all financial functions of the company including accounting, budget, credit, tax and treasury, and is responsible for developing the organization’s overall financial policies. Chris achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Bentley College.

“The collaborative approach across all facets of the organization really stands out at Weston & Sampson and helps us to reach our goals, achieve great successes, inspire one another, and keeps us constantly in the pursuit of perfection. It’s rewarding to be part of such a great team atmosphere.”

Office Location: 55 Walkers Brook Drive, Suite 100 | Reading, MA 01867

Jeff Alberti, LEED®AP
Jeff Alberti, LEED®AP
Discipline Leader, Facilities

Jeff, Vice President and Discipline Leader of the firm’s Facilities program, has more than 25 years of experience. He assists clients with planning, design, and construction administration services for a variety of municipal and industrial facilities including Department of Public Works facilities, Public Safety facilities, and specialized Industrial Vehicle Maintenance facilities. Jeff is a LEED® Accredited Professional providing operationally-based and sustainable facility improvements.

“I am fortunate to be a beneficiary of Weston & Sampson’s continued commitment to growth through the diversification of services offered to our clients. Through this commitment, the Facilities program was formed which includes a talented team of engineers and architects dedicated to helping our clients achieve much needed improvements to their facilities. In turn, these improvements create safe and efficient facilities allowing our clients to better serve the communities and operations that they support on a daily basis.”

Office Location: 100 Foxborough Boulevard, Suite 250 | Foxborough, MA 02035

Gene Bolinger, RLA
Gene Bolinger, RLA
Discipline Leader, Landscape Arch

Gene, Vice President and Discipline Leader of the firm’s Landscape Architecture program, has more than 30 years of experience. He has successfully led master planning, final design, and construction administration efforts for multi-disciplinary park, recreation, open space, and urban design projects.

“Since joining Weston & Sampson in 1999 as the firm’s first landscape architect, I have been incredibly well supported by leadership in a way that has allowed for the establishment of an outstanding practice. It has been amazing and rewarding to watch the growth of our diverse, talented, inspiring, and highly motivated team of professionals. And being able to lead the charge on complex projects that benefit communities, while pursuing my great passion for public engagement, staff development, and client service has been beyond great.”

Office Location: Design Studio | 85 Devonshire Street, 3rd Floor | Boston, MA 02109

Pompeo Casale, PE
Pompeo Casale, PE
Discipline Leader, Transportation

Pompeo is Vice President and Discipline Leader of the firm’s Transportation program. He has nearly 40 years of civil engineering, project management, permitting, design, and construction experience on a wide variety of public and private projects.

“Weston & Sampson is a collection of like-minded professionals that focuses on a collaborative proactive approach to providing our clients with the solutions they need. Our project teams strive to enhance the value of infrastructure projects by providing quality products and proper solutions based on sound engineering principals, while gaining professional and personnel satisfaction on every project.”

Office Location: 100 Foxborough Boulevard, Suite 250 | Foxborough, MA 02035

David Elmer, PE
David Elmer, PE
Discipline Leader, Wastewater

David is Vice President and Discipline Leader of the firm’s Wastewater program. He has more than 20 years of experience with wastewater and stormwater system planning, design, rehabilitation and construction. His focus on evaluation and rehabilitation of existing infrastructure has helped build one of the most innovative and successful sewer rehabilitation practices in the Northeast.

“Weston & Sampson has been a great place to learn and grow as an engineer. Our supportive and collaborative work environment make it an ideal place to work. We encourage feedback and ideas from all levels of the organization and are in constant pursuit of innovation and efficiency. Our ‘Client First’ approach and responsible corporate values have always made me proud to work for Weston & Sampson.”

Office Location: 55 Walkers Brook Drive, Suite 100 | Reading, MA 01867

Frank Ricciardi, PE, LSP
Frank Ricciardi, PE, LSP
Discipline Leader, EGE

Frank is Vice President and Discipline Leader for the firm’s Environmental, Geotechnical, & Energy program. Frank has more than 25 years of experience in project management, climate resiliency design. environmental engineering, remediation system design, and hazardous waste site assessments.

“Working with our clients to tackle their most difficult challenges and enhance the natural and built environment is our goal. These challenges may involve impacted properties, climate resilience, or development/construction related obstacles. Our staff always team with our clients to work in a collaborative/innovative manner that exceeds their objectives and builds strong relationships.”

Office Location: 55 Walkers Brook Drive, Suite 100 | Reading, MA 01867

Leah Stanton, PE
Leah Stanton, PE
Discipline Leader, Water

Leah, Vice President and Discipline Leader of the firm’s Water program, has more than 20 years of experience in the study, design, and construction of water supply, storage, distribution, and treatment systems.

“My career at Weston & Sampson is fulfilling and rewarding on many levels. I enjoy the work we do, my teammates, and our clients. I have developed significant relationships throughout my career and consider many clients and coworkers to be lifelong friends.”

Office Location: 55 Walkers Brook Drive, Suite 100 | Reading, MA 01867

Steve Richard, PE, CPO
Steve Richard, PE, CPO
Operations Manager - CMR

Steve is Vice President of the firm’s Construction, Maintenance, and Repair group. He has more than 25 years of experience in the design, construction, and project management of municipal water, wastewater pump stations, treatment facilities, and aquatic facilities.

“Working with great professionals to provide proactive innovative solutions for our clients is very rewarding. Being a true 24/7 firm that will go when called no matter what time or day is particularly helpful to our clients. Positive feedback when our staff quickly resolves these types of repairs fuels our day.”

Office Location: 55 Walkers Brook Drive, Suite 100 | Reading, MA 01867

Daniel Biggs, RLA
Daniel Biggs, RLA
Regional Manager, New York

Dan serves as Regional Manager in New York. He has more than 15 years of multi-disciplinary experience in all phases of landscape architecture design and environmental planning projects. His background includes leading teams on master planning; parks and recreational facilities; multiuse trails; K-12 and higher education campus improvements; and multimodal transportation projects. Dan is also a certified arborist and irrigation designer.

“I am grateful to be a part of a firm that keeps the needs of our clients front and center. Weston & Sampson also promotes an entrepreneurial spirit, allowing me to build a landscape architecture practice with a wide variety of socially responsible projects. We are part of an organization that reflects some of my own core values—honesty, trust, and respect.”

Office Location: 1 Winners Circle, Suite 130 | Albany, NY 12205

Kenneth Bisceglio, PE, CHMM
Kenneth Bisceglio, PE, CHMM
Regional Manager, Vermont

Ken has served as Regional Manager of the Vermont office since 2003. He has more than 30 years of experience with a wide variety of civil and environmental engineering projects.

“What attracted me to Weston & Sampson more than 15 years ago was meeting numerous staff members who spent their entire career at the firm. A corporate culture that inspired loyalty appealed to me, and now that my own years here are adding up, I see this spirit of integrity resonate through our leadership into the next generation. It is exciting to work with a devoted team on diverse projects aimed at protecting natural resources and forming the built environment so we can all thrive.”

Office Location: 98 South Main Street, Suite 2 | Waterbury, VT 05676

Frank Occhipinti, PE
Frank Occhipinti, PE
Regional Manager, Worcester

Frank is Vice President and serves as Regional Manager of the firm’s Worcester office. He has more than 26 years of experience in the planning, design, and construction of water and wastewater infrastructure projects, as well as CSO/SSO programs, infiltration/inflow (I/I) analysis and sewer rehabilitation, and pump stations.

“Throughout my career with Weston & Sampson, I have had the pleasure of working with knowledgeable and dedicated professionals who work collaboratively to provide innovative solutions to exceed our clients’ expectations. It’s rewarding to hear praise from our clients and to be acknowledged for our expertise and reputation.”

Office Location: 427 Main Street, Suite 400 | Worcester, MA 01608

Bob Horner, PE
Bob Horner, PE
Regional Manager, South Carolina

Bob is Vice President and serves as the firm’s Regional Manager in South Carolina. He has more than 30 years of engineering design and leadership experience. Bob leads our Southeast operations to meet the infrastructure expansion and rehabilitation needs of the region.

“At Weston & Sampson, we recognize not only the importance of developing solutions for infrastructure challenges but also the importance of building the careers of our professionals while those challenges are met. This results in a workplace that is high spirited and innovative.”

Office Location: 3955 Faber Place, Suite 300 I North Charleston, SC 29405

Chris Perkins, PE
Chris Perkins, PE
Regional Manager, NH & ME

Chris is Vice President and Regional Manager of New Hampshire & Maine. He has more than 25 years of experience with drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater system planning, design and construction, he is responsible for all of our consulting work in the NH/ME region. His deep roots in all things water enables us to assist our clients with a broad array of water-quality services that dominate local headlines and demand forward-thinking solutions.

“Weston & Sampson has been my home for quite some time, be it at our Massachusetts headquarters or in our New Hampshire-based offices. Like others that preceded me in our long history, I was given the opportunity to grow my skills as the firm has grown, as an engineer, leader, and mentor. Our ability to seamlessly draw upon expertise across the organization guarantees that no two days are the same. It is very rewarding to collaborate with so many talented individuals, and in doing so share great successes with our clients.”

Office Location: 100 International Drive, Suite 152 I Portsmouth, NH 03801

Chris Wester, PE
Chris Wester, PE
Regional Manager, Connecticut

Chris is Vice President and serves as Regional Manager of the Connecticut office. He has 30 years of civil engineering experience and provides guidance and oversight for numerous engineering and design projects in western Massachusetts and Connecticut.

“Fair and honest. It’s that simple. Treat people fairly, whether a client, an employee, or a competitor. Communicate with honesty and respect. Our firm thrives on these tenets, as they directly speak to the character of our people.”

Office Location: 273 Dividend Road I Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Jeffrey Wilson, PE, PWLF
Jeffrey Wilson, PE, PWLF
Regional Manager, Florida

Jeff is our Florida Regional Manager, with over 37 years of public infrastructure experience. From hurricane response/recovery efforts to providing guidance to communities for their public infrastructure needs, his assignments have taken him to various locations in the United States and the Middle East. A credentialed Public Works Leadership Fellow by the American Public Works Association, he is a Past President of APWA Florida Chapter and has served on several national committees over the years. Currently, he serves as an advisor to the Florida Gulf Coast University College of Engineering’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Departments.

“It is truly an honor and privilege to lead the growth of Weston & Sampson in Florida. We are fortunate to have many great clients with interesting and complex projects, which we are able to support with an outstanding team of collaborative professionals. Our primary mission on every project is to exceed our client’s expectations.”

Office Location: 1520 Royal Palm Square Boulevard, Suite 260 I Fort Myers, FL 33919

Dean Groves, PE
Dean Groves, PE
Practice Leader, Transportation

Dean is Vice President and serves as Transportation Practice Leader. His 45-year career includes leading a wide range of projects, from small scale local intersection improvements to environmental planning and design for large scale highway and bridge projects requiring coordination with multiple disciplines.

“To be truly effective in this business requires collaboration and cooperation among various disciplines, and a willingness to work together. I enjoy the terrific spirit and respect for different perspectives at Weston & Sampson. The culture is extraordinary.”

Office Location: 1520 Royal Palm Square Boulevard, Suite 260 I Fort Myers, FL 33919

Arvin Maniktala
Arvin Maniktala
Transportation Business Development Leader

Arvin is Vice President of Business Development for the firm. He has more than 30 years of business administration, management, and design experience in all areas of civil engineering and geomatics services including aerial/UAS mapping, LiDAR, land surveying, and SUE services on a wide variety of aviation, rail, Department of Defense, and Department of Transportation projects across the mid-Atlantic and southeastern United States.

“Providing comprehensive infrastructure solutions using technology and innovation to the benefit of our clients sets Weston & Sampson apart.”

Office Location: 598 East Chatham Street, Suite 137 | Cary, NC 27511

Richard Campbell, PE
Richard Campbell, PE
Practice Leader, Structural

Rick is a Sr. Associate and serves as Structural Practice Leader and has more than 30 years of civil and structural engineering experience. Rick has been involved in the preparation of structural building and bridge plans for both new and renovation projects throughout New England and the South East.

“Our clients enjoy interacting with us as individuals and as a team of structural engineering professionals. We emphasize a healthy work-life balance for our talented staff and invest in resources and tools that allow us to produce creative engineered solutions efficiently.”

Office Location: 100 Foxborough Boulevard, Suite 250 | Foxborough, MA 02035

Tulin Fuselier, PE
Tulin Fuselier, PE
Practice Leader, Geotechnical

Tulin serves as the Geotechnical Practice Leader and has more than 20 years of experience in her field. Her experience is wide ranging and includes geotechnical services for buildings, bridges, dams, levees, pipelines, river crossings, retaining walls and deep excavations.

“I am impressed by my Weston & Sampson colleagues every day, who take ownership of projects and enjoy providing engineering solutions to solve the world’s engineering problems. It is a pleasure to be working with people who care about their work and product.”

Office Location: 55 Walkers Brook Drive, Suite 100 | Reading, MA 01867

George Naslas, PG, LSP
George Naslas, PG, LSP
Practice Leader, Environmental

George is Vice President and Environmental Practice Leader and has nearly 30 years of experience. He leads our Brownfields and demolition projects and conducts Brownfields workshops and presentations at national, regional, and state levels.

“I am fortunate to be part of a dynamic organization that encourages leadership at all levels and fosters initiative with its staff. I have enjoyed the opportunities that Weston & Sampson has afforded me as my role has evolved within the company since I joined in the early 90s. I am surrounded by motivated and intelligent individuals, with diverse backgrounds and skill sets. Given the complexity of projects that we work on, having that diversity is the key to success. But most of all, it has been fun to work here. I look forward to the continued growth and evolution of this company.”

Office Location: 55 Walkers Brook Drive, Suite 100 | Reading, MA 01867

Don Gallucci, PE
Don Gallucci, PE
Practice Leader, Wastewater Collection

Don is Vice President and Wastewater Collection Practice Leader. He has 30 years of experience and specializes in Infiltration and Inflow (I/I) reduction programs, sanitary sewer evaluation surveys (SSES), CMOM programs, sewer rehabilitation, and trenchless construction technologies.

“Our culture promotes trust, responsiveness, and mutual respect. These principles drive the organization. We are open, caring, and truly considerate of our employees and their careers. Recognizing this, employees at all levels are empowered to serve our clients and develop cost-effective solutions. This commitment and effort drives our excellence. My entire professional career has been with Weston & Sampson, primarily due to the values we maintain and the relationships that have been forged. While longevity is becoming rare in today’s society, it is commonplace to see coworkers who have dedicated their whole career to Weston & Sampson.”

Office Location: 55 Walkers Brook Drive, Suite 100 | Reading, MA 01867

Cheri Ruane, RLA
Cheri Ruane, RLA
Practice Leader, Landscape Arch

Cheri is Vice President and Landscape Architecture Practice Leader. She has 20 years of multi-disciplinary experience including special expertise with socially and politically complex site design projects and facilitating public participation.

“Weston & Sampson is committed to truly interdependent design where disciplines collaborate to craft the best possible solution to even the most complicated challenge.”

Office Location: Design Studio | 85 Devonshire Street, 3rd Floor | Boston, MA 02109

Prasanta Bhunia, PhD, LSP
Prasanta Bhunia, PhD, LSP
Principal, Environmental

Prasanta is Vice President and services as project Principal. He has more than 30 years of experience directing hundreds of site assessment and remediation projects, including specific expertise in the assessment and remediation of PCB-impacted materials and remedial design.

“I have been fortunate to be part of Weston & Sampson where the employees work as a team for a common goal. This attitude and my opportunity to work with creative, smart and hardworking staff encourages me to bring and manage projects to help grow our staff and the firm.”

Office Location: 55 Walkers Brook Drive, Suite 100 | Reading, MA 01867

Hillary Lacirignola, PE
Hillary Lacirignola, PE
Principal, Wastewater / Risk Manager

Hillary is Vice President and serves as project Principal and Corporate Risk Manager. She has more than 20 years of experience in the planning, design, construction, and evaluation of wastewater, stormwater, infrastructure management, and water resource engineering projects.

“It has been a pleasure to work with people who care deeply about their projects and clients, and equally enjoyable to work with clients who value our service and our people. The mutual respect for colleagues both internally at Weston & Sampson, and with our clients has allowed us to produce quality projects for long-term clients year after year.”

Office Location: 55 Walkers Brook Drive, Suite 100 | Reading, MA 01867

John (Jack) Wright, PE, CCM
John (Jack) Wright, PE, CCM
Principal, Transportation

Jack is Vice President and serves as project Principal. He has more than 35 years of experience in the management of large-scale construction projects and is experienced in dealing with public agencies at all levels, from local/city to the federal government.

“After 30 years of public sector service, I recognize the importance of consultants being focused on helping clients reach their goals. Transporting people and goods efficiently is what allows cities and regions to grow and thrive.”

Office Location: 100 Foxborough Boulevard, Suite 250 | Foxborough, MA 02035

Kim Plourde
Kim Plourde
Marketing Manager

Kim serves as Marketing | Office Manager. As Marketing Manager, she is responsible for oversight of internal marketing and public relations activities. She has nearly 30 years of experience in professional communications management. As Office Manager, Kim supports senior leadership in managing the firm’s real estate portfolio, facilitating space improvements, and overseeing facilities maintenance.

“The culture at Weston & Sampson is one of innovation, accountability, and respect. As an employee-owned company, we are encouraged to collaborate and to lead. The firm’s strong commitment to its employees contributed to my nearly 30-year tenure with Weston & Sampson.”

Office Location: 55 Walkers Brook Drive, Suite 100 | Reading, MA 01867

Diane Grillo
Diane Grillo
Controller

Diane joined Weston & Sampson as Controller in 2007. She is responsible for all aspects of accounting and finance for Weston & Sampson corporate entities. Diane has more than 25 of years experience in the professional services industry and public accounting. She is a hands-on, energetic leader who partners with all levels of the company with a supportive and collaborative approach. She graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

“My career at Weston & Sampson has allowed me to work with outstanding people and collaborate on all levels of the organization. I have been fortunate to build and strengthen relationships with colleagues over the past 12 years. The people, culture, and leadership are what makes Weston & Sampson an exceptional place to work.”

Office Location: 55 Walkers Brook Drive, Suite 100 | Reading, MA 01867