More than forty years experience in engineering, construction and facilities management.  He is a graduate of Penn State University and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh.  He is a Registered Professional Engineer in six states and holds an Asbestos Inspection license in Virginia.  Served 7.5 years on active duty in the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps and retired in 2001 with thirty years active and reserve combined service. 

As a member of the Adjunct Faculty in ODU’s Continuing Engineering Education program, he taught basic contract law and various management courses.

Academic Background

  • The University of Pittsburgh, M.S., Public Works Administration, 1975
  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.S., Industrial Engineering, 1969


Continuing Education

  • Architect/Engineer Contract Management Course
  • Environmental Officer Course
  • Advanced Civil Engineering Corps Officer’s Course
  • Emergency Management Course
  • Construction Contracts Administration
  • Government Contract Law
  • Contingency Contracting and Real Estate Leasing
  • Installations Planning
  • Comprehensive Supervisory Training Course
  • Public Works Management


Certifications and Affiliations

  • Registered Professional Engineer – MD, NC, Ohio, PA, VA, FL
  • Licensed Asbestos Inspector – Virginia
  • LEED Accredited Professional
  • Certified as Construction Documents Technologist – Construction Specifications Institute
  • Commander, U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps Reserve, Retired
  • Member – Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Board


Professional Experience

RTI Group, LLC, Annapolis, MD, 2012 – Present

  • Consulting Senior Engineer – Construction and Facilities Management.

Clark Nexsen, Norfolk, VA, 1997 – 2012

  • Associate, Director of Quality Management, Director of Construction Administration.  Reported to CEO. Managed quality staff of four and two consultants; Performed quality reviews of all Clark Nexsen projects, Interfaced with all disciplines on quality issues, Served as corporate safety/environmental manager.  Managed CA staff of six; Managed all construction period services for Clark Nexsen’s Norfolk Operations’ projects; Primary contact on Virginia higher education projects during construction; Reviewed and processed Requests for Information, Submittals, Schedules and Requests for Payment; performed site inspections; Advised staff on contract interpretations, safety, asbestos, mold and lead based paint issues.  In 2012 Clark Nexsen was ranked 132nd on ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms list and ranked 50th on ENR’s Top 100 Green Design Firms.

Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA, 1995 – 1997

  • Quality Control/Safety/Environmental Manager for the Navy’s $35.0M Job Order Contract.  Reported to Vice President.  Staff of one responsible for reviewing submittals and test reports, inspecting construction and final close out of construction projects throughout the Tidewater area.  Delivery orders exceeded 131 projects in Norfolk and $31.0M from 1995 to 1997.

Clark, Nexsen, Owen, Barbieri and Gibson, Norfolk, VA, 1993 – 1995

  • Senior Engineer, Reported to Vice President.  Served as Quality Assurance/Resident Engineer at the Hoffman Federal Courthouse and Chrysler Museum renovation projects.  Included client interface, quality assurance, on-site engineering, change order scope and cost development, and monthly schedule and payment processing.

O’Brien and Gere Engineers, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA and the U.S. Navy Reserve, 1992 – 1993

  • Senior Engineer, Reported to Managing Engineer.  Developed corporate marketing plan and approach to the Navy’s $600 million annual environmental program.

Nationsbank  Financial Corporation (Bank of America), Norfolk, VA, 1987 – 1992

  • Vice President, Facilities Management Reported to Senior Vice President.  Staff of nine;  Managed all new construction, renovation, O&M and rent/utility allocation for more than 850,000 square feet of corporate space and 70 full service branches.  Other activities included operations planning, food service management and parking management for ten garages.  Total construction exceeded $1.5M for 1990; total budget exceeded $15.5M.
  • ­Successfully managed 160 construction projects totaling $30.0M.
  • ­Refined procedures to reduce operations and maintenance costs by 19% after inflation.

Sobota, Inc., Engineering Services, Virginia Beach, VA, 1985 – 1987

  • Vice President, Provided construction quality assurance, construction inspection services, project management, and construction claims investigations for U.S. Navy and private agencies.
  • ­ Managed the construction inspection of the $3.5M Special Mission Hanger at Andrews AFB and two boiler replacements – $1.5M and $1.2M for the Naval Research Laboratory.
  • ­ Served as on-site engineer and project manager for the $1.5M Effluent Treatment Facility, Con Agra Inc. and the $11.4M Army Helicopter Hanger project, West Fort Hood, Texas.

Weidlinger Associates, Consulting Engineers, New York, NY, 1983 – 1985

  • Associate, Chesapeake, Virginia office.  Reported to Partner.  Functioned as Construction Services, Marketing, and Contracts Manager; liaison among client, technical, and contract communities for federal, state, and private agencies.
  • ­Marketing efforts yielded $234,000 in construction services income.

U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps, 1976 – 1983

Naval Supply Center, Norfolk, VA, 1982 – 1983

  • Director of Facilities, Reported to Operations Director.  Staff of 42, including 8 engineers.  Responsible for initiating, developing, and coordinating all facility projects.  Norfolk Center included 90 major buildings with an annual facilities alteration and repair budget of $11.5M.

Headquarters, Defense Nuclear Agency, Alexandria, VA, 1980 – 1982

  • Contracting Officer’s Representative, Reported to Director, Strategic Structures.  Managed Navy’s R&D program for shock response of ships and submarines.  Annual budget of $2.0M.  Granted Top Secret Clearance during this period.
  • ­Initiated computer model shock simulation for the AEGIS class cruisers.
  • ­Awarded the Joint Services Commendation Medal.

Chesapeake Division, Washington, D.C.,  1978 – 1980

  • Assistant Resident Officer in Charge of Construction, Reported to Resident Officer.  Managed construction contracts for office, quarters, and pipeline projects at Andrews AFB and Henderson Hall, USMC Base.

Naval War College, Newport, RI, 1976 – 1978

  • Public Works Officer, Reported to Dean of Administration.  Responsible for construction, repair, and rehabilitation of eight War College buildings, including five on the National Registry of Historic Places.  Three new construction buildings occupied during this period.

Columbia Gas Of New York, Binghamton, NY, 1970 – 1974

  • Distribution Engineer, Designed and monitored the construction of pipeline and key valve projects.