Weston & Sampson would like to announce several key promotions, advancements within our Southeast growth initiative, and new positions within the company. Please join us in congratulating these individuals on their accomplishments!
Bob Horner, PE will expand his role and serve as our first Regional Director for the Carolinas from our Charleston, South Carolina office. In his new role, Bob will focus on our strategic initiatives and growth in both North Carolina and South Carolina. Bob has been with Weston & Sampson since 2010 and worked previously for 18 years as an Engineering Manager and Director of Design and Construction for the Charleston Commissioners of Public Works. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at The Citadel in Charleston and is a registered Professional Engineer. Bob is a Vice President at our firm and is currently serving on the Board of Directors.
With over 37 years at Weston & Sampson, Mike Scipione, PE has assumed the newly created role of Chief Development Officer. In this role, Mike will provide leadership to help us execute and manage our strategic growth plans, mergers and acquisitions, organization/structure of our business development and marketing groups, and strategic teaming partnerships. This role will work in partnership with the CEO and presidents of all three companies on improving collaboration and growth, formulating short- and long-term goals, and providing support for growth in our regional offices and emerging markets.
Joe Zongol, PE, NICET III was promoted to Regional Manager of our Florida operations. Joe, based in Fort Myers, is responsible for the overview and control of project budgets, schedules, and technical performance. He provides resource management to ensure projects are properly staffed to meet client needs and schedules. Joe has 15 years of engineering experience in the design and construction of a variety of municipal infrastructure projects. Throughout his career, his responsibilities included coordinating and implementing field infrastructure investigations, project/design management, and bid/construction phase services and construction inspection.
Meghan Moody, PE was promoted to Senior Team Leader in our Charleston, South Carolina office. Working in our Wastewater group, Meghan is a results-oriented engineering and management professional with experience leading engineering and construction teams; analyzing construction projects, master plans, and engineering surveys; and providing design, cost estimates, scopes of work, and technical recommendations for large and small projects. Meghan served in the US Marine Corps as a project engineer for Naval Facilities and Engineering Command in Washington and Camp Pendleton Air Station Public Works Department.
Paige Lux, PE, also in Charleston, was promoted to Project Manager in our Wastewater group. Paige provides design expertise for various aspects of municipal infrastructure including hydraulics, wastewater, water treatment, environmental, stormwater, and permitting. As a design engineer, Paige provided support for the development of methodologies associated with data management for municipal infrastructure asset evaluations, pump station design, environmental assessments, and watershed hydrology/risk assessment. In addition, she has specialized experience with potable water treatment and the removal of taste and odor in water supplies using advanced oxidation and adsorption processes. Paige is a member of many professional organizations and works to promote Weston & Sampson throughout South Carolina and beyond.
Indrani Ghosh, Ph.D. was promoted to Senior Technical Leader of our Climate Resiliency initiative, working in our Boston, Massachusetts office. Indrani has nearly 20 years of experience as a water resources engineer and technical lead for resiliency projects, specializing in leading interdisciplinary teams and stakeholders through risk-based prioritization of adaptation solutions. She has industry-leading experience in translating climate change projections to engineering design criteria for new and existing infrastructure and in modeling climate impacts for the purposes of vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning for numerous projects. She also has extensive experience integrating climate projections in hydrologic/hydraulic models of urban storm and sanitary sewer systems. Indrani is frequently invited to take part in panel discussions on climate risk and resiliency at New England universities and won national awards for her contributions to the engineering profession.
Steve LaRosa was promoted to Senior Technical Leader in our Energy, Geotechnical, and Environmental (EGE) group, working in our Waterbury, Vermont office. Steve is a geologist with more than 30 years of experience and has established relationships over the years with many regulators. Steve helped lead our emerging contaminants initiative with focus on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) site assessment, biosolids management, and risk assessment. He has extensive experience preparing work plans and Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPPs) and has been involved with all aspects of surface and subsurface investigations. Steve is also the co-chair of the Environmental Business Council of New England Emerging Contaminants committee.
Michael Smith, PE (Smitty), also in our Waterbury, Vermont office, was promoted to Senior Technical Leader in our Wastewater group. Smitty served as a team leader and senior engineer with more than 30 years of engineering experience in wastewater facilities planning, alternative treatment, process design and control, system evaluation, construction administration, and construction inspection. He also has an extensive background with municipal facilities, anaerobic digestion, hydraulics and facilities construction, and state and federal permitting. He has supported numerous combined sewer overflow (CSO) abatement projects. As the technical lead for Weston & Sampson’s Brewery Services Group, Smitty also supported numerous brewery wastewater pre-treatment projects throughout New York and New England.
Malcolm Beeler, LEP was promoted to Senior Technical Leader in our Energy, Geotechnical, and Environmental (EGE) group, working in our Rocky Hill, Connecticut office. Malcolm has 30 years of experience in project management and environmental engineering. He specializes in remedial site investigations, remedial design and implementation, remediation site management, and facility renovation and decommissioning. Malcolm has expertise in polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) regulations, addressing PCBs in the environment, managing PCB-containing equipment, and with PCBs in building materials.