Froehling & Robertson, Inc. is pleased to announce that Matthew DuBois, a project engineer in our Chesapeake office, has earned his Professional Engineer (P.E.) license.
Mr. DuBois is experienced with construction monitoring standard quality control test procedures involved with new construction to observe the compliance of methods and materials with project specifications and applicable building codes. He performs these quality control services specific to the disciplines of soils, crushed stone bases under building pads, concrete, mortar, and grout.
Additionally, Mr. DuBois has a background in caisson inspections, Windsor probes, and rebar location and regularly performs settlement and slope stability calculations for geotechnical reports.
Alan Lederman Earns CSP Status - 8/6/13
Froehling & Robertson, Inc. is pleased to announce that Alan Lederman, an environmental project manager in our Richmond office, has earned his Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation.
The CSP credential is the mark of the safety professional.
Mr. Lederman has been with F&R for over five years and is an environmental professional with a comprehensive background in the environmental health and safety field including environmental assessments, workplace exposure studies, and hazardous material surveys. His experience includes environmental investigations in support of commercial and residential real estate transactions, landfill closures, factory decommissioning, and building demolition projects.
In addition to his recently earned CSP credentials, Mr. Lederman is also an accredited Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Hazardous Material Manager (CHMM).
Robert Vester Joins F&R as Transportation Program Manager - 8/5/13
Froehling & Robertson, Inc. is pleased to announce that Robert Vester, PE has joined F&R as the Transportation Program Manager. In this position, he will have responsibility for overseeing all transportation-related projects and opportunities undertaken by the company throughout Virginia. Mr. Vester will be based in F&R’s Richmond offices.
Mr. Vester is a graduate of SUNY at Buffalo with a Master’s Degree in Geotechnical Engineering. He has been in Richmond since 1999, with 8 years at Draper Aden and the more recent 6 years at AMEC where he was a Project Manager for related VDOT contracts and projects.
He is a Professional Engineer in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
Don Sipher Promoted to Chief Operating Officer - 3/7/2013
Froehling & Robertson, Inc. is pleased to announce that Donald J. Sipher, PE has been promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer. In this position, Mr. Sipher will be the corporate officer with direct responsibility for overseeing the successful management and growth of all branch operations.
During his three decades with F&R – as a staff engineer, senior engineer, branch manager, and most recently a regional vice president – Mr. Sipher has demonstrated the ability and willingness to mentor individuals at all levels of the company and lead teams towards successful outcomes. His managerial and technical expertise, combined with the skills and business acumen of our regional vice presidents, will allow F&R to continue to grow the company and overcome any challenges that may arise in the future.
“I would like to personally congratulate Don on his promotion,” said CEO Samuel Proctor. “I have every confidence that he will be as successful in this new position as he has been in every job F&R has asked him to undertake in the past.”
Don Sipher has over 35 years of geotechnical and construction materials testing experience, and has served as a geotechnical engineer managing subsurface exploration, geotechnical engineering, geological reconnaissance, and field and laboratory soils testing services. Furthermore, since his student engineering trainee position with the USDA’s Soil Conservation Service, he has been involved with the design and construction of earth dams.
With this reallocation of management responsibilities, President Sam Kirby, PE will now be able to focus his time and energies on issues related to overall company performance, improving administrative functions, and directing long term strategic planning for the corporation.
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