Key Promotions

Posted on August 1, 2008

D&B is Pleased to Announce the following Key Promotions

SENIOR ASSOCIATES:

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Steven M. Cabrera

Steven M. Cabrera

Mr. Cabrera leads D&B’s Environmental Studies & Permitting Division and has more than 23 years’ experience in the environmental field. He has worked on dozens of environmental projects related to environmental quality review under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and environmental permitting associated with stormwater runoff, freshwater and tidal wetlands, protection of waters, and coastal consistency assessments. Mr. Cabrera has also worked on projects related to stormwater management, water supply treatment and distribution, solid/hazardous waste planning and remediation. His environmental review experience under SEQRA includes Environmental Assessments (EAs) and full Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), as well as “Lead Agency” coordination, public scoping, public review periods and SEQRA filing, notices, and finding statements.

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Robert J. DeGiorgio, P.E.

Robert J. DeGiorgio, P.E.

A member of D&B’s Wastewater Collection and Treatment Division, Mr. DeGiorgio has over 15 years’ experience in environmental and mechanical designs for industrial, sanitary and hazardous waste remediation projects for government, private and industrial clients. His technical expertise encompasses sanitary, remedial and process design, water supply, construction, startup, operations and maintenance and storm water management. He has extensive experience preparing Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) and is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) and Certified Professional in Stormwater Quality (CPSWQ). Rob has experience with numerous Phase-II stormwater management projects as well as design, construction, and post-construction stormwater management plans, sediment and erosion control plans, and water quality management. Rob manages D&B’s White Plains office and plays a key role developing client sectors and new business and serves as a client manager, responsible for projects from inception through planning, design, administration and implementation.

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Michael R. Hofgren

Michael R. Hofgren

Mr. Hofgren obtained his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his B.S. in Chemistry from SUNY Oneonta. Since joining the firm in 1995, he has worked in the Environmental Remediation and Multimedia Compliance Division. During his tenure with the firm, he has managed a broad range of projects, including multimedia compliance audits, hazardous waste permit renewals, Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans, site investigation and remediation projects, facility design and planning functions, Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA) Community Right-to-Know and Title III reporting, and facility deactivation and closure, among numerous other assignments. Mike has served as a project manager for various projects where his responsibilities have included budget management, scheduling and client/regulatory agency interface. As a Senior Associate with the firm, Mike will continue to serve as a project manager and assist in business development activities within the Division.

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Daniel Shabat, P.E.

Daniel Shabat, P.E.

A member of D&B’s Solid Waste Management and Recycling Division, Mr. Shabat is responsible for waste-to-energy facility permitting, operations and maintenance, reporting and analyses of technical, economic and environmental compliance issues for the firm. He has prepared project feasibility reports including technical and financial analyses, and served as engineer of record for major waste-to-energy facility financings. Mr. Shabat has nearly 30 years of experience in the power, process and solid waste industry. In addition to waste-to-energy facilities engineering, his experience includes permitting and design of landfill gas collection, control and energy recovery systems, material recycling facilities and transfer stations. As an Associate with the firm, Mr. Shabat has participated in numerous solid waste projects throughout the United States and has published and/or made presentations on waste-to-energy facilities and other waste management topics, as well as being a contributing author to the Solid Waste Association of North America Landfill Gas System Design Manual.

Charles J. Wachsmuth, P.E.

Charles J. Wachsmuth, P.E.

Charles J. Wachsmuth, P.E.

Mr. Wachsmuth has over 28 years’ experience in the construction and rehabilitation of major water supply, water treatment, wastewater conveyance and treatment, and other large municipal projects. He is currently lead construction manager for a contract with the NYCDEP in support of miscellaneous projects in the upstate watershed. Previously, Mr. Wachsmuth had been Resident Engineer for the highly successful City Island Force Main construction, upgrading and expansion of the City of Glen Cove Wastewater Treatment Plant, West Long Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant, and the Yonkers Wastewater Treatment Plant. Mr. Wachsmuth is D&B’s Chief Construction Services Division Construction Manager/Resident Engineer. Coupled with his Civil Engineering and Construction Management academic background, Chuck brings a comprehensive knowledge of a broad range of construction types.

ASSOCIATES:

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Frank DeVita

Frank DeVita

Mr. DeVita joined the firm in 2001, bringing with him extensive experience in hazardous waste site investigation and remediation. Frank has an Associate of Science Degree in Engineering Science from Nassau Community College and is actively pursuing his Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Management from the New York Institute of Technology. Mr. DeVita currently works in the firm’s Environmental Remediation and Multimedia Compliance Division and is responsible for managing day-to-day activities within the Division’s remedial design group. Since joining the firm, Frank has successfully managed a broad range of projects for numerous private and public sector clients involving hazardous waste site investigation, remediation, construction management and performance monitoring; Brownfields site assessments; municipal landfill closure design and construction management; as well as Phase-I and Phase-II environmental site assessments. As an Associate with D&B, Mr. DeVita will continue to serve as the Division’s remedial design group manager, as well as project manager on a number of on-going projects.

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Robbin A. Petrella

Robbin A. Petrella

Ms. Petrella obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from SUNY Buffalo. Since joining the firm in 1991, she has worked in the Environmental Remediation and Multimedia Compliance Division. During her earlier tenure with the firm as Quality Assurance Officer, she managed the Chemical Quality Assurance/Quality Control Program and was responsible for properly validating all analytical data in support of a broad spectrum of site/remedial investigation projects. More recently, Ms. Petrella has also taken on project management assignments in support of multimedia compliance audits, Phase-I Environmental Site Assessments and Phase-II Environmental Site Investigations. In her role as project manager, her responsibilities include budget management, scheduling and client/regulatory agency interface. In addition to her technical and management responsibilities, Robbin was appointed the firm’s Sexual Harassment/Harassment Officer. In her “spare time” Robbin also organizes the annual D&B summer picnic, the Christmas party and the quarterly “employee appreciation” breakfasts.

Christopher LeHanka

Christopher LeHanka

Christopher LeHanka

A member of D&B’s Wastewater Collection and Treatment Division, Mr. Lehanka has over five years of experience as an Environmental Engineer on wastewater projects. His tasks have included sanitary system design, data analysis, shop drawing reviews, report preparation, cost estimating, data collection and construction inspection. Mr. LeHanka’s experience includes preparing detailed construction cost estimates for large wastewater infrastructure projects, Chemical Bulk Storage (CBS) and Petroleum Bulk Storage (PBS) system compliance inspections, polymer system design drawings and specifications, and numerous other engineering design services in support of major infrastructure projects. Recently, Mr. LeHanka has been involved with all aspects of the Facilities Plan for the NYCDEP’s Gowanus Facilities Upgrade project. Mr. LeHanka has been a guest lecturer on ventilation design for wastewater treatment plants for Manhattan College and guest lecturer on aerobic digesters for Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Jason Tonne

Jason Tonne

Jason Tonne

A member of D&B’s Civil Engineering Division, Mr. Tonne has experience with a wide range of engineering projects, including drainage studies, stormwater management projects, and site work. He has been involved with all phases of design, including gathering field information, surveying, preparing design plans and technical specifications, and working with a team to prepare engineering reports. Jason’s drainage and stormwater management experience has been instrumental in projects for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, including the award-winning drainage design for the Lab’s Upper Campus Expansion, and the Gowanus Facilities Upgrade for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.