News

 

best-firmsOver the past several years, VERTEX has seen consistent growth. We last posted news about our recent hires in the spring of 2015; since then, VERTEX’s employee-base has grown by another 25%.

To bolster our core Construction and Environmental Consulting, Forensic Consulting and Engineering services, VERTEX also offers Fire Investigation and Architectural services.

We welcome all of our new team members and look forward to continued success into 2016. Below is an introduction to a few of the strategic hires in leadership positions at VERTEX:

 
Michael Mrvica, Vice President

Mr. Mrvica joined VERTEX’s Insurance Claims and Insurance Company Support and works out of our Freehold, New Jersey office. He has almost 20 years of experience in environmental insurance and litigation, formerly serving as Senior Vice President of the Environmental Casualty Claims Department at AIG’s Jersey City, New Jersey location. He has managed and performed thousands claims involving coverage and litigation, responsible for compliance and risk awareness, budget and the resolution of complex claims. Mr. Mrvica reserved and forecasted environmental risks during his time at AIG and worked closely with members of various departments (underwriting, actuarial, etc.) to develop claims handling protocols. He also provided support and risk analysis for various divisions. We are excited to have Mr. Mrvica bring this experience to our team as the Vice President of the Vertical. 

Reach out directly to Mr. Mrvica at mmrvica@vertexeng.com or through calling the Freehold office.

 
Leonard (Len) Wilson, PE

Mr. Wilson is the Vice President of VERTEX’s Civil Engineering Services. He is a seasoned business leader, having held senior leadership positions during the past 28 years of his career, including President and CEO of a 200-person engineering consulting company. He managed the sale and subsequent integration of RMC with Tetra Tech, has managed business operations of up to 500 people in multiple states, performed successful office start-ups, and led strategic and business planning and implementation. Mr. Wilson has served a wide variety of clients, including: local and state government, municipalities, counties, special districts, water and sanitation districts and the private sector. He has planned, designed and managed a multitude of land development projects including: residential, institutional, commercial/retail, mixed-use, golf course master planned communities, resort development and multi-thousand-acre master planned communities.

Reach out directly to Mr. Wilson at lwilson@vertexeng.com or through calling the Denver office.

 
David Turotsy

Mr. Turotsy comes to VERTEX with over 24 years of experience in industrial hygiene and environmental consulting services, formerly serving as Vice President of Operations at Accredited Environmental Technologies, Inc (AET) of Media, PA. He has managed and performed thousands of environmental projects involving asbestos, lead paint, mold, indoor air quality and other hazardous materials for a diverse client base including Fortune 500 companies, commercial, retail and governmental facilities, hospital/healthcare facilities, school districts, colleges/universities, etc. Mr. Turotsy is a Registered Professional Industrial Hygienist with the Association of Professional Industrial Hygienists (APIH) and maintains multiple federal and state licenses and certifications. Mr. Turotsy will be serving as Vice President for VERTEX and will work out of the Aston, PA office.

Reach out directly to Mr. Turotsy at dturotsy@vertexeng.com or through calling the Aston office.

 
Margaret Van Voast

Ms. Van Voast is a Design and Construction Manager with over 25 years of on-site construction experience and proven results in major renovation and “out of the ground” construction projects, including, adaptive re-use and re-development projects, large scale capital and tenant improvement projects and architecturally significant historic preservation projects. Her areas of expertise include the management and coordination of all project requirements from program planning and development, design and construction project management, contract administration and operational planning; zoning, plan review and permitting, A/E, consultant and contractor bidding and selection, construction operations through certificate of occupancy and end-user move-in and turnover.

Prior to joining VERTEX, Ms. Van Voast was a principal at Titian Partners, a company she formed in 2005, after spending 17 years with one of the world’s largest construction management firms where she started as an Assistant Project Manager and concluded her tenure as a Business Unit Leader/Project Executive for the Federal Market. Ms. Van Voast has appeared as a feature segment on CBS’ 48 Hours “The Better Sex” and CNN’s “Who’s in Charge,” as well as The Washington Post, Metro section article, “In Honor of Their Own.” She has been a guest speaker at numerous national associations such as the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) to name a few. 

Reach out directly to Ms. Van Voast at mvanvoast@vertexeng.com or through calling the DC Metro office.

 

 
 All VERTEX Hires

March to September 2015

 Name

Job Title

Joshua Allen

Superintendent

Nicolas Aquino

Project Manager

Diana Arellano

Scientist II

Ana Balge

File Clerk

Hayley Beindorff

Scientist I

Heidi Berzins

Environmental Division Manager

Lauren Beyrent

Environmental Scientist

Daniel Bodycomb

Estimator

Brack Brackner

Environmental Technician

Kim Carbonneau 

Accounts Receivable Coordinator

Yi Jiang Chen

Civil Engineering Technologist

Andrew Cornel

Senior Environmental Engineer

Robert Cowling

Senior Environmental Consultant

Walker Crawford

Intern

Olympia Daskalakis

Senior Project Manager

Douglas Day

Senior Forensic Engineer

Nicholas Deeley

Project Engineer

Matthew DelCiello

Scientist I

Casey Dykes

Laborer

Aaron Falzarano

Project Manager

Christopher Farias

Senior Environmental Consultant

Craig Feroldi

IT Support

Daniel Furman

Assistant Project Manager

Kathleen Gajewski

Assistant Project Manager

Linwood Gallant

Senior Forensic Engineer

Ruben Garcia

Scientist I

Matthew Gerard

Laborer

Stephanie Giovannangelo

Office Administrator

Travis Grammer

Field Engineer/Assistant Superintendent

Cheryl Haines

Project Manager

Stephen Hodgson

Senior Geoscientist

Matthew Hollingsworth

Assistant Project Manager

Willard Inscoe

Insurance Assistant Project Manager

Amelia Jacobs

Scientist I

Abderrahmane Jaidi

Junior Civil Engineer

Lin Jiang

Senior Structural Engineer

Peter Joostema

Senior Geoscientist

Ernest Kaleny

Senior Geoscientist

Katherine Kelley

Project Manager

John Kreitz

Accounts Receivable & Collection Manager

Madalyn Kulas

Assistant Project Manager

Amy Lambert

Project Manager

Robert Ledgerwood

Project Engineer

Amy Littler

Senior Project Manager

Thadeus Lott

Forensic Structural Engineer

Wanda Lund

Account Administrative Assistant

Jackie Ly

Intern

Nicollette Lynch

Scientist I

Mitchell Manuszak

Project Engineer

Christopher McKenna

Industrial Hygienist

Alycia Mills

Project Manager

Michael Mrvica

Vice President

Nestor Munoz

Scientist I

Michelle Nagy

Scientist II

Zachary Nathan

Intern

Tyler Newlin

Project Engineer

Vincent Ng

Junior Environmental Scientist

Daniel O’Donnelly

Senior Forensic Engineer

Keith Olsen

Architect

Patrick Padberg

Field Technician

John Pelkey

Scientist I

Jose Pequeno

Superintendent

 Elizabeth Phelps

Assistant Project Manager

Eric Pusey

Insurance Assistant Project Manager

Brian Rhodes

Superintendent

Melissa Rod

Project Manager

Alexander Roman

Air Quality Assistant Project Manager

Heather Roy

Marketing Coordinator

Douglas Russell

Construction Senior Project Manager

Julio Sepulveda

Construction Project Manager

Kerry Shapiro

Construction Project Manager

William Soderstrom

Assistant Project Manager

Sedigheh Soltanian

Junior Civil Engineer

Nicole Stearns

Receptionist

Jeremy Stephan

Project Engineer

Luke Totzke

Environmental Engineering Technologist

Edward Tucker

Fire Investigator

David Turotsy

Air Quality Vice President

Michael Ungeran

Forensic Structural Engineer

Margaret Van Voast

Construction Manager Senior Project Manager

Sara Veale

Scientist I

Karla Veloz

Project Manager

Philip Wildman

Electrician

Leonard Wilson

Vice President

Mark Wright

Construction Project Manager

Clare Young

Billing Coordinator

Edward Yperman

Scheduling Consultant

Douglas Findeisen

Scientist I