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.
Brendan Quirk Earns P.E. Status - 1/21/13
Froehling & Robertson, Inc. is pleased to announce that Brendan Quirk, a staff engineer in our Crozet office, has earned his Professional Engineer (P.E.) license.
Mr. Quirk has been with F&R for four years and is experienced with standard quality control test procedures related to construction monitoring involved with new construction to observe the compliance of construction methods and construction materials with the project specifications and applicable building codes in the specific disciplines of soils, crushed stone base for under building pads, concrete, mortar and grout.
Mr. Quirk’s experience related to geotechnical analysis and design includes shallow foundations, flexible pavements, and below-grade walls.
Caleb Lange Earns P.E. Status - 12/22/12
F&R Froehling & Robertson, Inc. is pleased to announce that Caleb Lange, a geotechnical engineer in our Richmond office, has earned his Professional Engineer (P.E.) license.
Mr. Lange has been with F&R for five years and his responsibilities include the exploration of existing and potential project sites, the planning and layout of soil borings, the coordination of utilities clearances, and soils classifications and testing.
Mr. Lange interprets test data and prepares the corresponding reports. His project site experience is broad ranging with multi-level structures in residential, commercial and educational settings, transportation signal pole borings, and warehouse and medical buildings.
Xavier Miranda Joins F&R as Director of Engineering for our Charlotte Office - 11/9/12
Froehling & Robertson, Inc. is pleased to announce that Xavier Miranda, PE has joined F&R as the Director of Engineering for our Charlotte, North Carolina office. Mr. Miranda has over twenty years of experience providing geotechnical engineering and materials testing services to clients throughout the Southeast.
In this position, Mr. Miranda will be responsible for guiding geotechnical and construction materials testing project teams to ensure they meet the quality, financial, strategic goals of our clients, as well as monitoring F&R’s Materials Laboratory for compliance with AASHTO, ASTM, AMRL, CCRL and local, state and Federal jurisdictions. Furthermore, he will be intimately involved with the office’s marketing and business development activities.
Prior to joining F&R, Mr. Miranda served as a Vice President/Branch Manager in the Savannah, Georgia office of ECS Southeast, LLC.
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