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| INDUSTRY NEWS SHANNON & WILSON ANNOUNCES 2017 PROMOTIONS Shannon & Wilson announces the following promotions for 2017: Christopher Darrah to Vice President; Jeri-Beth Bowman to Senior Associate; and Jeremy Butkovich, Andy Caneday, Kathy Corbett, Matt Gibson, Kathryn Petek, and Tyler Stephens to Associate. Christopher Darrah joined Shannon & Wilson in 1987 and has been in the firm’s Fairbanks, AK, office, which he currently leads, since 1992. As a geologist and environmental scientist, his professional focus is on environmental assessments and regulatory compliance for both public and private clients. Jeri-Beth Bowman has been with Shannon & Wilson for more than 17 years, supporting many of the firm’s administration and human resources functions. She is currently the Director of Human Resources, managing the recruiting and retention of more than 300 employees in 12 offices. Jeremy Butkovich joined Shannon & Wilson in 2005 after completing his master’s degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As a licensed professional engineer in Washington, he leads a variety of geotechnical engineering projects for transportation, education, and utility clients. Andy Caneday is a licensed engineering geologist in Washington and has been with Shannon & Wilson since 2002. He manages subsurface exploration programs and characterization of complex subsurface conditions to support engineering for a large range of infrastructure projects. Kathy Corbett is Shannon & Wilson’s Corporate Data Systems Administrator. She has been an integral part of the company’s information technology staff for more than 17 years coordinating systems and software for maximum efficiency and reliability. Matt Gibson joined Shannon & Wilson in 2008. He provides geotechnical and earthquake engineering expertise on large infrastructure projects along the west coast of the United States and Canada. He received his master’s degree in geotechnical engineering and is a licensed professional civil engineer in both Washington and California. Kathryn Petek joined Shannon & Wilson in 2006 after completing her doctoral degree in civil and environmental engineering. Kathryn has provided geotechnical expertise on a wide variety of transportation and building projects throughout the northwest United States and Canada. Tyler Stephens joined Shannon & Wilson in 1999 as a geotechnical engineer, and has worked extensively with the firm’s Railroad Services Group for more than 6 years. His projects have included tunnel rehabilitation, rock slope stability, rock slope design, landslides, embankment failures, and bridge foundations. Shannon & Wilson is an employee-owned consulting firm with more than 60 years of experience providing geotechnical and environmental consulting services from 12 offices across the United States. TBM EXPERT JOINS SHANNON & WILSON’S UNDERGROUND SERVICES PRACTICE Shannon & Wilson is continuing its expansion of their underground services practice with strategic hire Edward R. Kennedy. Kennedy joins the firm as a Vice President and Senior Project Manager for Tunnels and Systems. He has more than 40 years of experience in all major phases Kennedy of heavy civil construction projects and significant expertise with soft ground and hard-rock tunnel boring machines (TBMs). Kennedy has served as Resident Engineer for large, complex water/wastewater, transportation, and other infrastructure-related projects in challenging urban environments. He is also an established leader and innovator in the tunneling/underground industry, having participated in much of the development history of the TBM and working with Robbins, who pioneered hard-rock TBMs and disc cutters. He is recognized by contractors, engineers, owners, and manufacturers as an innovative engineer and hands-on TBM expert with unique knowledge of mechanical excavation and its application. He has also worked on the design, operation, and troubleshooting of both soft-ground and hard-rock TBMs around the world. “Adding Ed to our team strengthens Shannon & Wilson’s construction management and engineering services for TBM projects, and adds capabilities to our growing eastern U.S. services,” states Axel Nitschke, Director of Operations for Underground Services and Manager of Shannon & Wilson’s DC Metro office. 74 Shotcrete | Winter 2017 www.shotcrete.org


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