Kleinfelder's leadership has built an environment to support and motivate our employee-owners and serve our long-term client relationships.
“The culture of the company matches me well, with an open, honest approach to building a stable business and a sincere effort to improve and provide a long-term enjoyable 'home' for everyone who works here.”
"Every day at Kleinfelder, I find opportunities to challenge myself and push for excellence. I love the fact that I can directly contribute to our client success and company value. And perhaps even greater, I am surrounded by people who feel the same way."
“The intellectual capital, or knowledge, of our people at Kleinfelder is our greatest asset. Leveraging the knowledge that exists throughout our company is key to maintaining our competitive position and creating shareholder value in a constantly changing environment. To that end, I’m privileged to have an opportunity to contribute my knowledge with that of my colleagues.”
"As the need for infrastructure solutions continues to grow, Kleinfelder has major opportunities for growth. In addition to connecting with our clients, I enjoy crafting strategy that provides avenues for the company to grow in different ways. I believe that by executing market-based plans with leading indicators, we will best leverage our business development and marketing resources. Our brand is a great foundation on which to build future growth and success."
"One aspect of working at Kleinfelder, that has been particularly rewarding, is the opportunity to help shape our culture to ensure we empower our teams with innovative tools and systems to deliver the right solutions for our clients. It’s not just about innovation, or client service, or being in the right place—it’s all of those things—together with the best people, empowered to do the right thing, every time."
“The world is a challenging place where the logistical, social and political complexities have daily impacts on the 6 billion inhabitants. Critical factors are the challenges we face to have the right infrastructure for the future and how we can effectively maintain that infrastructure. At Kleinfelder we are structured to succeed in solving those critical infrastructure challenges by aligning talented people with the complex demands and goals that impact our clients.”
"In my role at Kleinfelder I have the opportunity to meet and work with employees at all levels and in all jobs. I can tell you from those interactions, our employees enjoy the people they work with and the variety of projects they work on. Kleinfelder is a place where employees have opportunities to work in different fields, learn new skills, go to new locations and expand or even change careers. Engineers have moved into marketing or communications roles and administrative assistants have been able to move into project management or regional manager roles. Kleinfelder truly is a company that offers our employees many options for career growth."
“I have been surprised to find a genuine interest in risk management, while working at Kleinfelder. Employee ownership certainly contributes to an understanding that the company must carefully manage its risks for Kleinfelder to enhance project success.”
"There is no better testament to Kleinfelder’s 2020 Strategic Direction than our growth into Canada. Our relentless focus on solving our client’s needs and problems, combined with Kleinfelder’s flexibility and agility, is bringing new opportunities to our employees and company. The deliberate decisions we are making, mobilizing our best talent on select client opportunities and challenges, is benefiting our clients and accelerating our competitive advantage. This is a very exciting time to be part of Kleinfelder Canada, with lots of opportunity for those who want to be part of building our future."
"Kleinfelder Australia, as a reflection of the bigger Kleinfelder Group, has a talented group of dynamic environmental consultants dedicated to safely delivering the right solutions for our clients."
“Every day is a privilege to work with our clients. I’m proud that Kleinfelder creatively and cost-effectively manages our most challenging infrastructure priorities. Our water resources are precious. Proper water, wastewater, flood, stormwater and environmental management are critical to our public health and livelihood. Whether infrastructure is above ground or below ground, Kleinfelder’s multi-disciplined teamwork and dedication leads to practical, holistic solutions.”
"I can promise everybody, particularly our clients, that they will not be disappointed with the quality of the people that we have at Kleinfelder. Our transparency and ability to come together on critical issues makes Kleinfelder extremely special. In my 19 years here, the company has continuously changed for the better, providing new challenges and career opportunities for my coworkers and me, which has been refreshing and rewarding."
"It is amazing to me the quality of our associates, project experience, and resource depth that can be mobilized to satisfy the client’s needs in all markets—and particularly for Transportation. The rewards for me come from connecting the dots to provide value for our clients and profits for our shareholders."
Project management, operations management
2010 Bronze Medal Kleinfelder Excellence Award Transportation Market, Massachusetts State Police Facility at Logan International Airport; 2010 Gold Medal Kleinfelder Excellence Award Major, CIGI Market, Framingham, MA, Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan; 2012 ACEC/CT Engineering Excellence Award, Armed Forces Reserve Center, Middletown, CT
M.B.A., Business Management, Boston University, Massachusetts
M.S., Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University, Massachusetts
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Connecticut, Connecticut
Society of Women Engineers, Project Management Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers
Fate and transport of contaminants in the environment; water quality modeling and monitoring, NPDES permitting, wastewater management planning, expert testimony, litigation support and strategic planning;
Joan Hodges Queneau Palladium Medal for year 2010 - awarded by the American Association of Engineering Societies
B.E., Civil Engineering, Manhattan College
M.E., Environmental Engineering, Manhattan College
Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
American Academy of Environmental Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Water Resources Association, American Water Works Association, Water Environment Federation
Design and construction oversight of earth retaining structures, embankments, foundations, and ground improvement/modification. Stabilization/improvement of existing retaining walls, slopes, and foundations. geotechnical engineering, design/build engineering, geotechnical asset management, and forensic assessment. pre-construction design evaluation for constructability and maintenance of geo-structures
B.S., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington
ASFE Fundamentals of Professional Practice, Class 22
American Society of Civil Engineers, Deep Foundations Institute
Civil/site and utility design for transportation, public transit and building facilities; including stormwater management, Low Impact Design, environmental permitting, roads and bridges, and LEED certification.
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Connecticut
National Society of Professional Engineers, American Council of Engineering Companies
Bridge planning, funding, permitting, design, and construction; rehabilitation, retrofit, and replacement of bridges; complex seismic analysis and design of bridges; soil-foundation-structure interaction; transportation project management; innovative project delivery
Industry Mentor for Accelerated Bridge Construction, University Transportation Center; 2014 Roads and Bridges Top 10 and 2015 ENR California Best Project, Torrey Pines Bridge, Del Mar, CA
M.S., Civil Engineering (Structures), University of Nevada, Reno
Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Bridges), University of Nevada, Reno
American Society of Civil Engineers, American Concrete Association, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, American Council of Engineering Companies
Air quality permitting, emission inventories, CEQA/NEPA air studies, health risk assessments, diesel combustion, air pollution control equipment, California programs (airborne toxic control measures, AB 32 greenhouse gas), risk management plans, spill prevention (SPCC) plans
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Irvine
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Irvine
Air and Waste Management Association
Hydrogeology, CERCLA site closure, environmental site characterization, forensic hydrogeochemistry
B.Sc., Engineering Geology and Geotechnics, Portsmouth University
M.Sc., Geohydrology, Rhodes University
Ph.D., Hydrogeology, University of Minnesota
California Professional Geologist
Rock engineering, engineering geology, slope stability
B.S., Geological Engineering from Michigan Technological University
M.S., Geological Engineering from Michigan Technological University
Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Rock Mechanics Association, International Society of Explosive Engineers
Geotechnical engineering, engineering geology
BS, Geological Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology
MS, Civil (Geotechnical) Engineering, University of Texas
American Society of Civil Engineers, Kansas City Engineers Club, American Public Works Association, Geosynthetic Institute
Mr. Bisacky has 33 years of experience with planning, design, permitting and construction of a wide range of transportation, infrastructure, site development and industrial projects. His experience includes due-diligence, design, permitting, bid document preparation and construction phase services on civil/site projects for industrial, commercial, institutional, governmental and private clients with broad experience in utility and drainage design, including stormwater management and Green Infrastructure design.
Mr. Lukkarila's professional experience includes rock engineering, engineering geology, geotechnical engineering, slope analysis, foundation analysis and design, geotechnical subsurface exploration, and construction observation. For Kleinfelder, his responsibilities have included: geomechanical and geotechnical field mapping for slope engineering; mountaineering safety supervisor for training and project mapping services; kinematic analysis and engineering design for slope stability; engineering design for rockfall hazards; rock and soil slide identification, mitigation, and design; aerial photograph terrain analysis; blasting plan review; and construction observation and support for projects through Kleinfelder’s Market lines.
Mr. Pollack is Kleinfelder's National Lab Director, overseeing the technical and quality management functions of 24 labs nationwide. He has extensive experience with laboratory and field testing of soils, concrete, asphalt pavements, masonry, steel and metal products, hard rock and aggregates, andother structural building materials.
Mr. Larsen has 20 years in the Special Inspection, Laboratory and CoMET fields, leading by example as a project manager, operations manager and business unit manager. He is a certified Master of Special Inspections, with experience in soils inspections, reinforced concrete, structural masonry, prestressed concrete, structural steel and welding, spray applied fireproofing special inspection, asphalt placement, materials observation and testing and oversight of three accredited laboratories.
Mr. Long has over 42 years of experience in the chemical and environmental engineering field, including 27 years of experience in remediation system evaluation and design and remedial construction management. His experience includes a broad background in evaluating many different remedial technologies from air sparging to bioremediation; designing remedial systems for soil and groundwater remediation including pump and treat, air sparging, dual phase extraction and bioremediation; overseeing the installation, start-up, and operation and maintenance (O&M) of remedial systems; evaluating the effectiveness of treatment systems over time; preparing bid documents for remedial construction; providing remedial construction oversight, inspections and management; preparing reports and PE Certifications for RCRA unit closures and unit installations.
Mr. Dill is a registered mechanical engineer with more than 21 years of experience in the areas of air quality and environmental compliance, including work in over a dozen states with both private and public sector clients. His primary areas of expertise include minor and major source air permitting, air emission inventories for criteria/toxic/greenhouse gas pollutants, New Source Review/Best Available Control Technology (NSR/BACT), emissions modeling, engineering evaluations, air pollution control equipment, air monitoring, CEQA/NEPA air studies, risk management plans (RMPs), spill prevention planning (SPCC), storm water compliance, and toxic release inventory (TRI) reporting.
Mr. Struzziery has over 39 years of experience in Civil/Environmental Engineering and Construction including: wastewater, water, stormwater, and solid waste projects. John has managed Kleinfelder’s most significant projects and his planning, design and heavy/civil construction experience with a specialty expertise in trenchless technologies provides him with a different perspective in reviewing and executing projects with an understanding how various elements can affect the outcome. His experience is invaluable on pipeline renewal and new installation projects in many areas such as the application and use of trenchless technologies including cured-in-place pipeline (CIPP) renewal, pipe jacking, microtunneling, horizontal directional drilling, pilot tube guided auger boring, and pipe bursting technologies; construction administration; sewer and water renewal; and coatings applications.
Ms. Steele has more than 15 years’ experience on environmental consulting and engineering for various commercial, industrial and government sectors. She specializes in site remediation through design of ex-situ and in-situ remedial solutions and risk-based corrective action.
Ms. Lamb is a Principal Professional Engineer with over 30 years’ experience. She is expert in environmental regulations governing air quality, water quality, hazardous chemical management and hazardous waste disposal. She has extensive experience with process and pollution control equipment design and operation; pollutant emission calculations, measurements and modeling; environmental compliance auditing; permit applications, plans and procedures; and negotiating permit terms, fines, and consent orders.
Dr. Foster is an experienced project manager and an expert in achieving CERCLA, RCRA and petroleum site closure. He has extensive experience managing major A-E services contracts and projects involving field investigations, studies/analysis/workplans, assessment of property environmental liabilities and is skilled in the application of new technologies to hydrogeologic investigation and the integration of geology, hydrogeology, hydrochemistry, and geophysics for site characterization. His hydrogeological experience includes investigations related to landfills, petroleum hydrocarbon impacted sites, hazardous waste sites and public water supplies in a wide range of aquifer types including fractured rock and karst.
Dr. Johnson has over 15 years of engineering and management experience, specializing in leading multi-discipline teams to complete structure-centric transportation projects through planning, funding, permitting, design, and construction. He is an expert at rehabilitation and replacement of bridge structures in areas of high seismicity, soil-foundation-structure interaction, and complex seismic analysis and design. Dr. Johnson is well versed with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and State DOT requirements, client focused transportation/transit project management, and innovative project delivery.
Mr. Janacek has 16 years of experience in engineering and construction industry, including extensive experience in geotechnical and structural assessment and design. Specialty areas of expertise include retaining wall design/assessment/ stabilization/asset management, ground improvement, underpinning, and deep foundation design. He has served as a technical lead in multiple design-build projects, design engineer of record, owner’s reviewer, and resident engineer for construction.
Dr. Ferrara is well known throughout the United States for his work in solving complex water quality problems related to NPDES permits and litigation matters involving contamination of ground waters, surface waters, and drinking water supplies. Among his accomplishments and contributions, Dr. Ferrara serves as the Editor of ASCE’s Journal of Environmental Engineering and has been awarded the American Association of Engineering Societies Palladium Medal.
Mr. Wendland has 28 years of experience in geotechnical engineering and leads high quality, efficient geotechnical and geological engineering work for Kleinfelder projects throughout the United States and internationally. Mr. Wendland has analyzed and designed foundations for many power generation facilities, industrial facilities, electric transmission lines, aviation facilities, office buildings, wastewater treatment plants, bridges, and marine structures and has worked with the analysis of large dams, earth retaining structures, soil and rock anchors, reservoirs, solid waste landfills, roads and highways, and seismic analysis of foundations and earth structures.
Dr. Zafir is the vice president for earthquake engineering at Kleinfelder. Dr. Zafir has more than 30 years of experience in the field of geotechnical and earthquake engineering and research. Dr. Zafir has been actively involved on seismic hazard evaluations and seismic retrofit for renowned national and international projects. In addition to California, he has been involved in seismic design projects in Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Massachusetts, Mexico, Bangladesh, Romania, and Russia. He has published and presented more than thirty technical papers in international journals and conferences. He has also been an invited speaker at universities and professional engineering associations across the US.