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WHO WE ARE

WORKING WITH YOU TODAY, WE CAN DEVELOP SOLUTIONS FOR TOMORROW.

We are proud to be an award-winning engineering, architecture, planning and environmental consulting firm, annually ranking within ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms. Known since 1963 for providing quality design, we offer comprehensive and innovative solutions for public and private clients. Meet the ms leadership and featured team members below.

Our Team

THOMAS E. MOSURE

PE
President and CEO

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | info@msconsultants.com

Education

  • Master of Science, Engineering – Youngstown State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering – University of Cincinnati

Registrations

  • Professional Engineer: Ohio, Pennsylvania, and 27 other states

EXPERIENCE

As President of ms consultants, Mr. Thomas E. Mosure actively directs all operations for the company. As the firm’s leader, he assumes responsibility for providing the highest level of service to clients. He is the keeper and main exemplar of the company vision: “People and solid reputation; our foundation for quality service and growth.” With this guiding principle, Mr. Mosure enforces quality control procedures for all assignments, ensuring that customer goals and objectives are maintained and met through the efforts of talented and skilled personnel.

 

Mr. Mosure’s extensive professional career and lengthy involvement with the company have prepared him for his current role as company President. Working at ms consultants since his youth, he has been exposed to the firm’s operations from the bottom to the top. He performed a wide range of in-house administrative duties and worked in the field with surveyors and inspectors during his high school and early college years.

 

After graduating from college with his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1978 and then receiving his Master of Science in Civil Engineering in 1984, he returned to the company which at that time was operating under the name of Mosure & Syrakis. He brought federal agency experience with him, having worked three years for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As a new Project Engineer at ms consultants he demonstrated engineering and management acumen as well as market vision and initiative. He founded the Environmental and Municipal Services Divisions, addressing process engineering, environmental study, and local government needs.

 

Before assuming a role as company principal, he led several significant projects, including the national award-winning $56 million expansion of the Youngstown Wastewater Treatment Plant and a multitude of programs and projects including capital improvement and maintenance schedules, annual street resurfacing, subdivision development, PUD’s and infrastructure improvements for municipalities throughout the state of Ohio.

Now, as President, Mr. Mosure maintains this dedication to serving the client and ensuring that the reputation for supplying quality design, planning, and management solutions is practiced daily throughout the company staff. He accomplishes this through sound management practices, application of technology and continuing education company-wide, and a personal dedication to all project stakeholders – customer and staff alike.

THOMAS E. MOSURE

PE
President and CEO

THOMAS E. MOSURE

PE
President and CEO

Columbus, Ohio | info@msconsultants.com

Education

  • Master of Science, Engineering – Youngstown State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering – University of Cincinnati

Registrations

  • Professional Engineer: Ohio, Pennsylvania, and 27 other states

EXPERIENCE

As President of ms consultants, Mr. Thomas E. Mosure actively directs all operations for the company. As the firm’s leader, he assumes responsibility for providing the highest level of service to clients. He is the keeper and main exemplar of the company vision: “People and solid reputation; our foundation for quality service and growth.” With this guiding principle, Mr. Mosure enforces quality control procedures for all assignments, ensuring that customer goals and objectives are maintained and met through the efforts of talented and skilled personnel.

 

Mr. Mosure’s extensive professional career and lengthy involvement with the company have prepared him for his current role as company President. Working at ms consultants since his youth, he has been exposed to the firm’s operations from the bottom to the top. He performed a wide range of in-house administrative duties and worked in the field with surveyors and inspectors during his high school and early college years.

 

After graduating from college with his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1978 and then receiving his Master of Science in Civil Engineering in 1984, he returned to the company which at that time was operating under the name of Mosure & Syrakis. He brought federal agency experience with him, having worked three years for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As a new Project Engineer at ms consultants he demonstrated engineering and management acumen as well as market vision and initiative. He founded the Environmental and Municipal Services Divisions, addressing process engineering, environmental study, and local government needs.

 

Before assuming a role as company principal, he led several significant projects, including the national award-winning $56 million expansion of the Youngstown Wastewater Treatment Plant and a multitude of programs and projects including capital improvement and maintenance schedules, annual street resurfacing, subdivision development, PUD’s and infrastructure improvements for municipalities throughout the state of Ohio.

Now, as President, Mr. Mosure maintains this dedication to serving the client and ensuring that the reputation for supplying quality design, planning, and management solutions is practiced daily throughout the company staff. He accomplishes this through sound management practices, application of technology and continuing education company-wide, and a personal dedication to all project stakeholders – customer and staff alike.

THOMAS E. MOSURE

PE
President and CEO

THOMAS E. MOSURE

PE
President and CEO

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | info@msconsultants.com

Education

  • Master of Science, Engineering – Youngstown State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering – University of Cincinnati

Registrations

  • Professional Engineer: Ohio, Pennsylvania, and 27 other states

EXPERIENCE

As President of ms consultants, Mr. Thomas E. Mosure actively directs all operations for the company. As the firm’s leader, he assumes responsibility for providing the highest level of service to clients. He is the keeper and main exemplar of the company vision: “People and solid reputation; our foundation for quality service and growth.” With this guiding principle, Mr. Mosure enforces quality control procedures for all assignments, ensuring that customer goals and objectives are maintained and met through the efforts of talented and skilled personnel.

 

Mr. Mosure’s extensive professional career and lengthy involvement with the company have prepared him for his current role as company President. Working at ms consultants since his youth, he has been exposed to the firm’s operations from the bottom to the top. He performed a wide range of in-house administrative duties and worked in the field with surveyors and inspectors during his high school and early college years.

 

After graduating from college with his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1978 and then receiving his Master of Science in Civil Engineering in 1984, he returned to the company which at that time was operating under the name of Mosure & Syrakis. He brought federal agency experience with him, having worked three years for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As a new Project Engineer at ms consultants he demonstrated engineering and management acumen as well as market vision and initiative. He founded the Environmental and Municipal Services Divisions, addressing process engineering, environmental study, and local government needs.

 

Before assuming a role as company principal, he led several significant projects, including the national award-winning $56 million expansion of the Youngstown Wastewater Treatment Plant and a multitude of programs and projects including capital improvement and maintenance schedules, annual street resurfacing, subdivision development, PUD’s and infrastructure improvements for municipalities throughout the state of Ohio.

Now, as President, Mr. Mosure maintains this dedication to serving the client and ensuring that the reputation for supplying quality design, planning, and management solutions is practiced daily throughout the company staff. He accomplishes this through sound management practices, application of technology and continuing education company-wide, and a personal dedication to all project stakeholders – customer and staff alike.

RAYMOND BRIYA

GDA
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT / CFO

RAYMOND BRIYA

GDA
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT / CFO

Youngstown, Ohio

(330) 744-5321 | info@msconsultants.com

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration – Youngstown State University

Experience

As Executive Vice President and CFO for ms consultants, inc., Raymond J. Briya is responsible for the ongoing financial and accounting operations of this multidisciplinary organization. He oversees the accounting staff and directs a wide range of accounting activities.

 

Many of Mr. Briya’s responsibilities relate to the management and coordination of ongoing projects. His job cost accounting system is used to evaluate both projected costs and monitor project progress to ensure client budgets are met. Mr. Briya is also responsible for establishment of practices and procedures for accounting-related government submittals. He joined ms with several years of experience in the public sector having worked with the Ohio Department of Transportation as an auditor.

MICHAEL KRATOFIL

PE
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

MICHAEL KRATOFIL

PE
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | info@msconsultants.com

Education

  • Master of Science, Engineering – Youngstown State University
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Civil Engineering – Youngstown State University

Registrations

  • Professional Engineer: Ohio and Indiana

Experience

Mr. Kratofil has been a part of ms consultants since 1987, evolving from an environmental engineer serving in a support capacity to a branch manager and on to Chief Operating Officer today, leading multidiscipline teams on diverse and high profile projects.

 

Through his experience at all levels of a project team, he has a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the planning, design, and construction document process for a wide range of project types. As a branch manager, Mr. Kratofil supplied team leadership and resource allocation along with quality assurance. He typically served as the primary client contact for projects under his direction, and assumed personal responsibility for client satisfaction.

 

Today, as COO, Mr. Kratofil teaches and fosters the ms consultants’ culture and develops, implements and oversees the efficient, effective and creative strategies of the entire ms organization.

SCOTT DAVIS

EIT, LEED AP
CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER

SCOTT DAVIS

EIT, LEED AP
CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | info@msconsultants.com

Education

  • Juris Doctor — Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering — University of Cincinnati

Registrations

  • LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional)

Experience

Scott Davis is the Chief Legal Officer for ms consultants. He is a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Accredited Professional.

He is responsible for all legal and regulatory matters for the company and advises the CEO on legal issues associated with key initiatives.

Scott started his career as an engineer at Messer Construction after graduating from the University of Cincinnati. He then pursued a law degree at The Ohio State University.

 

His most recent position was a partner in the construction group at the Bricker and Eckler law firm. While there he negotiated contracts for design-build, construction management-at-risk and design-bid-build delivery models using all major contract platforms including AIA, DBIA, EJCDC and ConsensusDOCS. Scott provided advice on compliance with federal, state and local procurement laws and risk management issues including insurance (CGL, professional liability, builder’s risk, wrap-ups) and bonding. In addition, he represented construction owners, construction managers, contractors and subcontractors in dispute resolution, including mediations, arbitrations and litigation.

 

Scott also spent half a year in the United States Peace Corps as a Health & Water Sanitation volunteer. Traveling to Mauritania, West Africa, he assessed community health needs and advised local communities on safe health practices. He also organized a mud brick stove construction program as part of community wood conservation efforts.

DAVID MOSURE

PE
DIRECTOR, CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

DAVID MOSURE

PE
DIRECTOR, CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

Youngstown, Ohio

(330) 744-5321 | info@msconsultants.com

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering – Youngstown State University

Registrations

  • Professional Engineer: Ohio

Experience

With over 30 years of engineering project management experience, Mr. Mosure is currently Principal and Vice President of Construction Services. He is in charge of personnel procurement, manpower scheduling, scope of service, agreement negotiations, bid specifications, value engineering, and quality control. Mr. Mosure’s experience within the firm is diverse with having worked as a surveyor, and design engineer within various disciplines including geotechnical, structural, roadway, bridge inspection, and environmental.

 

Additionally, Mr. Mosure has managed projects in a wide range of areas. His diversification includes management of several water/wastewater treatment facilities, heavy highway/structural construction and rehabilitation projects, utilities, institutional/commercial building facilities, and geotechnical/site development projects. He has mediated settlements between owners and contractors on several projects while acting as Construction Phase Project Manager.

JOHN PIERKO

PE
VICE PRESIDENT, TECHNICAL RESOURCES

JOHN PIERKO

PE
VICE PRESIDENT, TECHNICAL RESOURCES

Youngstown, Ohio

(330) 744-5321 | info@msconsultants.com

Education

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering – Youngstown State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering – University of Akron

Registrations

  • Professional Engineer: Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia
  • Professional Surveyor: West Virginia
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations: Ohio and Pennsylvania

Experience

Mr. Pierko is responsible for the management of both the Environmental and Municipal Services Divisions for the Youngstown and Pittsburgh operations of ms consultants. He is fully responsible for all aspects of projects including schedules, client budgetary limitations, project objectives, project budgets, quality control, technical accuracy and regulatory compliance. His extensive experience extends into the coordination of numerous other disciplines including mechanical, electrical, structural, geotechnical, architectural and construction. Mr. Pierko has extensive experience in the overall coordination of all major projects in the environmental and municipal fields.

 

Mr. Pierko’s experience in the wastewater field is extensive. His design experience extends from small to very large facilities with additional experience and certifications in facility operations. He has served as both, Project Engineer and Project Manager for a variety of industrial and municipal wastewater treatment and collection systems.

 

Additionally, Mr. Pierko has an extensive amount of experience in the field of water treatment and distribution. Due to his overall knowledge of the design process, he has served as Project Manager on several water related projects, including acting as a technical expert in the planning of water treatment systems and distribution systems.

 

Mr. Pierko serves as the Senior Project Manager of the Municipal Engineering Division. As a result of his multidiscipline activities, he serves as a technical advisor in numerous roles for local communities.

 

He is also the Manager-In-Charge of all Hazardous and Environmental Site Assessment activities. He works closely with clients to ensure that all regulatory guidelines are maintained while minimizing costs to the client.

K. ANTHONY HAYEK

AIA, NCARB
VICE PRESIDENT, ARCHITECTURE

K. ANTHONY HAYEK

AIA, NCARB
VICE PRESIDENT, ARCHITECTURE

Youngstown, Ohio

(330) 744-5321 | info@msconsultants.com

Education

  • Bachelor of Architecture, Architecture – Kent State University

Registrations

  • American Institute of Architects
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
  • Registered Architect: Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and 20 other states

Awards

  • Gold Medal Award for career achievement Eastern Ohio Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Experience

Mr. Hayek has served as the principal of an architectural enterprise since 1969. He joined ms consultants, inc., in 1997 as the result of a business agreement that included him assuming a role in the firm as a director of architectural services.

 

Serving as project principal or director, Mr. Hayek works closely with the architectural team’s project manager and associated engineering project leaders to ensure quality assurance of design, schedule, and budget. Dedicated to building teams that are sure to succeed, Mr. Hayek selects his project teams based on their personal experience and individual talents. He reviews design at all stages of development and will frequently work directly with clients. Due to this hands-on management approach, Mr. Hayek personally assumes responsibility for client satisfaction.

 

Mr. Hayek’s management prowess is only superseded by his extensive experience. He has served as project director, manager, or project architect on nearly 1,000 projects throughout his career. Project types have included institutional, educational, commercial, industrial, municipal, religious, recreational, and medical. Many of these commissions have resulted in award-winning solutions, recognized by professional associations along with local organizations.

MONICA MOSURE

VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL MARKETING

MONICA MOSURE

VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL MARKETING

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | info@msconsultants.com

Education

  • Executive Master of Business Administration – The Ohio State University, Max M. Fisher College of Business
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration in Marketing – The Ohio State University
  • Bachelor of Science, eMarketing – Franklin University

Affiliations

  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), Ohio Chapter, Board of Directors, At-Large Director, 2017-2019

Experience

Ms. Mosure is an experienced business strategy, marketing, sales, operations, and communications professional. She is the Vice President of Global Marketing. As such, she leads the marketing team and spearheads the expansion of the company’s marketing capabilities. She is also a member of the leadership team.

 

Ms. Mosure creates, executes, and manages an annual $3.7 million marketing and business development budget. She leads seven business units (BU) throughout the organization’s nine locations, which are located in five states. Her leadership includes helping the BUs develop their business plans for $70 million in revenue generation, ensuring alignment with corporate business development goals and long-term growth and strategy initiatives.

 

As head of marketing, she is responsible for guiding corporate marketing initiatives, including branding, communication, and strategy. Ms. Mosure also helps staff identify and execute solicitations and responses for public and private client opportunities. The hike in client bid wins, an impressive 30% increase from the previous year, is evidence of her success.

Sustainably Minded

Ms. Mosure sets strategy and supports the firm’s sustainable initiatives and programs, as well as the corporate wellness program. For example, Ms. Mosure was the catalyst for ms to join the GreenSpot program. With her guidance, ms won the GreenSpot award for 2010. She walks her talk and is also a GreenSpot member at home.

Community Involvement

Ms. Mosure is active in the community. She volunteers for two local non-profit organizations: Speak for the Unspoken Animal Welfare and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio.

DOUG AMOS

Director, Environmental Business Unit

DOUG AMOS

Director, Environmental Business Unit

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | damos@msconsultants.com

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Biology – Fairmont State University

Finding A Passion

After graduating college with a biology degree, Doug was unexpectedly offered a position at a wastewater treatment plant and accepted. While this wasn’t on Doug’s original “to do list,“ it’s how he got his start in utility operations and management. He quickly found that he was passionate about this line of work and has since made a career for himself in the wastewater industry. Almost 30 years later, he still finds the work quite engaging and meaningful.

Balancing Needs VS. Resources

Over the years, Doug has found that the most difficult aspect of his job is continually balancing the changing needs of multiple clients with the resources available. Clients who change their minds on-the-fly demand a high level of adaptability from the project team. Doug consistently emphasizes the importance of communication, collaboration and mutual accountability so his teams can creatively and effectively come up with solutions to their clients changing needs.

Saving the Client $10 Million

Having experience with both the business development and operational sides of the industry, Doug has a great understanding of how to successfully pull major projects together. A notable experience on the operations side led to saving a client millions of dollars. Doug led a team as Project Director to complete a 20-mile water line project. This project demanded meticulous planning and attention to detail. Doug’s emphasis on the importance of communication and collaboration created an efficient team that was able to save their client over $10 million on the project.

Winning Big With PWSA

On the business development side was an effort he led to win a large program management contract with Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority (PWSA). Navigating the complex governmental landscape and positioning his firm in the strongest way possible was quite the challenge. With many very qualified and interested firms, it was a great accomplishment to rise above the competition and win the contract.

Looking Forward

Doug sees aging infrastructure as a topic of growing importance in the industry. “We are living off the investments of prior generations. Increased investment is needed to sustain our quality of life, be prepared for future growth and maintain our competitive edge in a global economy.”

Outside the Office

You can find Doug spending time with his wife, Shanti and their three children, Cole, Grace, and Brock. His children are involved in various sports, so free time is at a minimum for the Amos family! When they do manage to find a free moment they enjoy any chance to travel or just simply all hang out together.

JIM BEDNAR

Director, Transportation Business Unit

JIM BEDNAR

Director, Transportation Business Unit

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | jbednar@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering – Purdue University

ALWAYS AN ENGINEER

For as long as Jim can remember, his mother told him he was meant to be an engineer. As a boy, he was always curious about bridges, asking questions about their design and construction. Because of this profound curiosity, Jim never even considered another career path when he headed off to college, he knew civil engineering was the field for him.

WORKING IN ALL 50 STATES

Jim’s primary technical discipline within the transportation business unit is with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation. Throughout his career, Jim has served as the project director or NEPA strategist on large projects throughout North America, including all 50 states and Canada

PROJECTS THAT IMPRESS

Jim served as the principal oversight for the Southern Ohio Veterans Memorial Highway (Portsmouth Bypass) project. This $450 million project includes 16 miles of four-lane highway, five interchanges, and over 20 bridges. The Portsmouth Bypass was simultaneously the largest single project in Ohio history and the first public/private partnership in Ohio. To add to the unique-ness of this project, the lead developers and contractors were from Spain. When formulating the project approach, these different cultural perspective had to be considered to develop a clear plan. Jim was an integral part of this project, leading oversight efforts and coordination between the many stakeholders.

OCOT/ACEC PARTNERING CONFERENCES

Throughout Jim’s 30+ years in the civil engineering industry, he has published several papers and has spoken at many conferences. Most recently, Jim has been the ODOT/ACEC Partnering Conference’s emcee for the last several years. This conference is planned each year with the goal to inspire collaboration efforts between public and private sectors.

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

Jim enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. Together they enjoy staying active and exploring the outdoors.

ALEX BERES

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE, GRANTS, & FUNDING

ALEX BERES

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE, GRANTS, & FUNDING

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | aberes@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science & History – Ashland University

EXPERTISE

Alex Beres is known as our very own “Grant Guru” as the Director of Finance, Grants & Funding. Recognized by Columbus Business First in their monthly, “Twenty People to Know in Central Ohio Government,” Alex brings his expertise in public finance, economic development, and government.

Finding Financing Solutions

Alex believes some of the biggest challenges he faces in his line of work involve grant funding opportunities and programs for public works projects continuously becoming smaller and less available. In order to combat this issue, Alex helps to find creative ways to have projects generate their own revenue through various development tools, such as tax increment financing, new community authorities, user payments, as well as continuous advocacy for funding solutions via public policy at the local, state, and federal level.

PAST SUCCESS

Alex recently worked on an infrastructure loan financing “bank” for the Franklin County Commissioners. He was able to structure a County loan into a Public Works Commission state-wide competitive grant application for the Village of Marble Cliff. The loan leveraged the village’s local match, consequently giving them a higher score, which allowed them to be awarded a grant that funded a substantial part of an industrial park water line project.

JASON CHRISTOFF

P.E., LEED AP BD+C, GGP
Director, Building Systems

JASON CHRISTOFF

P.E., LEED AP BD+C, GGP
Director, Building Systems

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | jchristoff@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering – Ohio University

REGISTRATIONS

  • LEED AP BD+C
  • Green Globes Professional (GGP)
  • Professional Engineer: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, North Carolina, and 21 other states

A PROBLEM SOLVER

Like most young adults headed to college, Jason was unsure which major would be best suited for his skill set and interests. As an excellent problem solver and critical thinker, Jason was encouraged to pursue engineering. As a mechanical engineer, Jason spent the early part of his career designing HVAC, plumbing, lighting and power distribution systems for commercial buildings.

DESIGNING FUNCTIONAL + EFFICIENT BUILDINGS

Having started his career designing these practical systems, Jason’s specialty has developed into designing functional and efficient buildings. He has created a priority for ensuring the smart implementation of environmentally sustainable techniques. This priority leaves a positive impact on both our clients and our environment.

ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS

When Jason was asked about the greatest challenges he faces in this industry and the methods he and the rest of his team use to overcome them, he commented, “Often, the biggest challenge is asking our clients the right type of questions so that we can really understand the causes and consequences of their biggest issues. Understanding the tasks at hand and setting the right expectations about the results is key to a successful project.”

TRENDS + THE FUTURE

Jason sees the biggest trends for the future in his industry to be technology based. As technology continues to evolve and drive the way we do business, it also changes the way our clients do business. With this understanding, Jason is able to make the best use of technology to aid both our client and our firm, all while leading the client towards a successful future.

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

You will find Jason spending time with his wife, Jessica, and their son, Owen. Jason also enjoys playing volleyball and working on home improvement projects.

ERIC ELIZONDO

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
DIRECTOR, BUILDING SYSTEMS TECHNICAL SERVICES

ERIC ELIZONDO

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
DIRECTOR, BUILDING SYSTEMS TECHNICAL SERVICES

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | eelizondo@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Architecture, Architecture and Environmental Design – Kent State University
  • Master of Architecture, Architecture and Environmental Design – Kent State University

REGISTRATIONS

  • LEED AP BD+C
  • Registered Architect: Ohio, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and 23 other states and District of Columbia
  • NCARB – National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

PROMOTING INNOVATION

As the Director of Building Systems Technical Services, Eric is challenged to understand the future of the A/E industry and align the ms business unit objectives to promote innovation. Currently, Eric is leading the effort to create a ms Design Principles & Process Guide to bring together the core ideas that drive the design of ms projects. The process is key to how ms practices design each day and continues to create inspiring architectural and engineering projects.

SCIENCE FAIR INSPIRES A CAREER

At just 13 years old, Eric, with the help of his step-father, created a passive solar and active solar home model for his seventh-grade science fair project. Throughout the project Eric learned about scale, form and energy efficiency which propelled his love and interest in science. With a subscription to Popular Science and a talent for sketching and painting, Eric was destined to be an architect!

SHARING HIS KNOWLEDGE

Eric teaches classes on LEED® exam preparation each year and speaks on the importance of sustainably designed buildings. Eric has also been a guest speaker at USGBC-Central Ohio Chapter, OSU Knowlton School of Architecture, KSU College or Architecture and Environmental Design, Blue Book, and Design Columbus.

FAVORITE PROJECT

One of Eric’s favorite projects is one from early in his career. At only 25, Eric worked with Cameron Mitchell on the interior concept for Cap City Diner at Stoneridge Plaza in Gahanna, Ohio. He led the design work for the restaurant and after a quick and collaborative discussion with Cameron Mitchell, Eric sold him on the interior approach with a model he had built himself.

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

Eric enjoys spending time with his family; he and his wife love spending time with their daughter, walking the neighborhood, shopping and eating out.  Eric also loves playing golf with his daughter (she is on the varsity golf team), taking long bike rides, sketching, listening to music, writing, golfing, and going to the movies.

DON KILLMEYER

PE
DIRECTOR, TRANSPORTATION TECHNICAL SERVICES/PA GROUP LEADER

DON KILLMEYER

PE
DIRECTOR, TRANSPORTATION TECHNICAL SERVICES/PA GROUP LEADER

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

(412) 264-8701 | dkillmeyer@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering – Carnegie Mellon University

REGISTRATIONS

  • Professional Engineer: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia

A FASCINATION WITH HOW THINGS WORK

Don always knew engineering would be a good match for his interests, growing up he was constantly fiddling with tinker toys, Lincoln Logs®, and different types of erector sets. He was fascinated by how his toys worked and would spend hours taking things apart and putting them back together to figure each toy out. Young Don was definitely an engineer in the making!

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Transportation systems is Don’s area of expertise. He believes the greatest trend and need in the transportation sector is designing sustainable infrastructure that fits into the environment and serves multiple modes of transportation. Being conscious of surrounding environmental conditions and making the transportation system efficient and accessible to the greatest number of commuters is of growing importance today.  

 

Don also has extensive experience and expertise with bridges. Don served as the Chief Bridge Engineer for the City of Pittsburgh early in his career. Don has also served on the executive committee for the International Bridge Conference for more than 20 years.

NOTABLE PROJECTS

Don served as design manager for the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT’s) first ever Public, Private Partnership (P3) project, the Southern Ohio Veterans Memorial Highway. He was an integral part of the team, developing cost-saving solutions which ultimately won ms the project. The Southern Ohio Veterans Memorial Highway, more commonly known as Portsmouth Bypass, is a new 16-mile, 4-lane, limited access highway in southern Ohio. The bypass stretches from Lucasville to Wheelersburg, bypassing 26 miles of U.S. 23 and U.S. 52. This saves travelers commute time by avoiding 30 traffic signals, 80 intersections, and 500 driveways. The project is currently underway and planned completion is April 2019. 

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

Don enjoys being outdoors, canoeing, golfing, and spending time with family and friends. He also believes that it is important to give back to the community, so he volunteers his time to local causes whenever he can!

KARI MACKENBACH

CFM, BCES, ENV SP
Director, Sustainability

KARI MACKENBACH

CFM, BCES, ENV SP
Director, Sustainability

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | kmackenbach@msconsultants.com

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Natural Resources – The Ohio State University

Registrations

  • Certified Floodplain Manager
  • Board Certified Environmental Scientist
  • Envision Certified Professional

Experience

Kari brings more than 20 years of sustainability and water resources experience to the ms consultants team as the Director of Sustainability. In this role, Kari will be responsible for leading all sustainable efforts for clients across the nation. From working with communities on their MS4 and stormwater utility efforts, to developing full-scale green infrastructure programs, Kari combines her dedication to sustainability and infrastructure knowledge to delivery clients and communities with impactful and long-term change.

A PASSION FOR WATER

Originally studying to become an oceanographer, Kari attended The Ohio State University. After realizing her true passion of making an impact in preserving water resources through sustainable practices, Kari earned a Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences with an emphasis on policies and planning.

GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE EXPERT

Prior to her role at ms, Kari served as the national practice leader of green infrastructure at URS. In this role she developed a consensus on the future direction of sustainable practices and formulated strategies for achieving set goals. She worked directly with local communities to develop the most cost effective, long-term strategy as it relates to their green infrastructure plans.

PROVIDING MEANINGFUL CHANGE

An advocate for beneficial change, Kari says she often faces the mentality of, “the old way has always worked, so why change now?” She explains that this stems from clients and communities wanting proof that sustainable alternatives work versus jumping towards the latest “hip” trend. Kari addresses this want by identifying and improving upon a project’s return on investment through balancing proven sustainability measures with innovation. Working on more than 100 sustainable projects, she has proven time and time again that when properly implemented, green infrastructure is ultimately the most cost-effective solution, whether immediately or long-term.

JERRY MILLER

DIRECTOR, BUILDING SYSTEMS OPERATIONS

JERRY MILLER

DIRECTOR, BUILDING SYSTEMS OPERATIONS

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | jmiller@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, Marketing – Wheeling Jesuit University
  • Masters of Business Administration – Wheeling Jesuit University

CREATING STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

Jerry started his career assisting clients in commercializing their technologies and physical facilities. These activities resulted in several licensing and cooperative research agreements along with a number of business start-ups. From there, he transitioned to the A/E market where he used his ability to structure strategic partnerships to service the design needs of his clients. Jerry has spent his career developing networks and providing consulting services to the federal government, higher education institutions, and private sector entities.

WHAT’S TRENDING?

When asked about the biggest trends and needs in his field, Jerry commented, “Strategic partnering has become a critical approach in the A/E market sector. This trend is no longer exclusive to smaller firms. Today, it’s not unusual to see mid-sized and larger firms teaming together to bring customers a unique and customized product offering. In addition, owners have existing relationships in specific verticals that they may want to augment with specialty capabilities from other firms. The companies that can successfully execute these relationships often prove to be most successful in the industry and have the opportunity to deliver cutting edge projects.”

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

Jerry has a passion for youth sports. He currently coaches both girls and boys basketball and boys baseball. In addition, he and his wife are the youth leaders at their church.

STACI PALMER

DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES

STACI PALMER

DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | info@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, Political Science – The Ohio State University

CHANGING COURSE

During her time at The Ohio State University, Staci didn’t foresee her future as a Director of Human Resources right away. She was actually pursuing a degree in political science! Having worked as a receptionist for a Human Resources Manager during college, Staci was encouraged to take a few human resources electives and learn more about the field. After graduation, Staci took a job with a national recruiting firm, which later led to a position as a Human Resources Coordinator. She loved the work and connections she was making and has never looked back!

LEADERSHIP COLUMBUS

Staci is a member and past participant of Leadership Columbus. Leadership Columbus is an urban leadership and development program aimed at accelerated development for high potential business leaders. The program gives participants the opportunity to grow their personal skill set while also making connections with other leaders in their community. Staci took advantage of this opportunity to propel her independent thinking skills, ability to positively impact those around her, and develop a network with leaders in Columbus.

WHAT"S TRENDING

Staci believes the greatest trend in human resources today is the need for talent development. Focusing of career development, career management, organizational development, and training to further staff talent has great payoff. “ms has a strong culture of talent development, and continuing to evolve that strategy is a priority for me.”

CHALLENGES

Like any position, human resources brings its own unique set of challenges to the table. “Human resources is a science in its own right and requires a diverse skill set. While prioritizing operational excellence is a must, it’s important to ensure that processes and procedures are in place and efficient so that strategy around the workforce is a priority.”

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

Staci enjoys spending time with her two sons, Drew and Matt. Together they enjoy traveling and attending Ohio State sporting events, especially football and basketball!

LISA SAMPLES

PHD, PE
North Carolina & West Virginia Group Leader

LISA SAMPLES

PHD, PE
North Carolina & West Virginia Group Leader

Raleigh, North Carolina

(919) 772-5565 | lsamples@msconsultants.com

Education

  • Philosophiae Doctor, Civil Engineer, Structural Engineering Emphasis – Purdue University
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineer, Structural Engineering Emphasis – North Carolina State University

Registrations

  • Professional Engineer: Ohio, Pennsylvania and North Carolina

Experience

With a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University and a Doctorate with an emphasis in Structural Engineering from Purdue University, Lisa Samples, Ph.D., P.E. is a Structural Engineer in the Raleigh, North Carolina office. Her Professional Engineer registrations include the states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.

 

Prior to joining ms consultants in 2013, Lisa’s work included structural design and ratings analysis for simple and complex bridges, culverts, and retaining walls. Since joining ms, Lisa has worked on a number of projects. Lisa found her most interesting project to date to be the rehabilitation of the Homeville Viaduct Bridge in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The project involved the reconfiguration of some of the bridge bearings to eliminate joints in the bridge deck to improve future maintenance needs. This change required an analysis of the existing pier to determine its suitability for the new configuration, and the unique shape of the historic piers required a complex method of analysis not used for a typical Pennsylvania pier design.

A YOUNG ENGINEER

Lisa’s passion for engineering started at a young age. Even as a child, she enjoyed the task of building something, whether it was Legos or a clubhouse in the woods. As the daughter of an electrical engineer, Lisa was always exposed to the math and science world.  Lisa says she developed a love for mathematics early and it only seemed natural to choose engineering as her profession.

OUTSIDE OF THE OFFICE

In her free time, Lisa volunteers for her local elementary school and neighborhood youth swim team. She also enjoys swimming and hiking for recreation. Additionally, Lisa serves as Treasurer for the Raleigh Engineers Club.

RON WEBB

PE
Indiana Group Leader

RON WEBB

PE
Indiana Group Leader

Indianapolis, Indiana

(317) 566-0050 | rwebb@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

REGISTRATIONS

  • Professional Engineer: Indiana, Ohio, Virginia

PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE

Ron Webb has more than twenty-five years of experience in civil engineering, construction, and team management. His expertise is in highways and street systems with environmental study components. Using his communication skills, attention to detail, and resourcefulness, Ron delivers successful projects from planning through construction completion.

CONSTRUCTION BRINGS PERSPECTIVE

Early on, Ron realized that his out-of-office experiences, such as opportunities for construction observation, were teaching him very important lessons and skills, which he has continued to use throughout his career. Having had these opportunities, Ron realized “watching how a project is built and the challenges faced by the contractor during construction brings a new perspective to design.” From this experience, he has cultivated a project creation and management style that allows for detailed, timely, and cost-effective plans. These plans proactively satisfy client needs while eradicating unnecessary complications for contractors.

WHAT'S NEXT?

Emphasis on better planning and the overall project’s impact to both the right-of-way plans and areas immediately surrounding the area; Ron believes this to be the current greatest need in civil engineering. Thinking beyond the project plans to consider everyone and everything potentially impacted is important during project conception, planning, and construction.

 

Ron also believes continued emphasis on communication during the entire project process must remain a top priority. Understanding exactly what a client wants, designing a feasible and cost-effective project meeting client needs, and then detailing exactly what clients can expect from the project process is incredibly important. This communication process continues to grow in importance as transportation systems and problems grow in complexity. Ron believes that keeping everyone on the same page keeps everyone happy!  

BET YOU COULDN'T GUESS...

That Ron actually grew up next door to an exotic animal farm! The farm quarantined animals brought into the United States from other countries before they were sent off to zoos or the circus. Ron has bottle fed lion cubs, helped groom zebras, and over the years, learned to stay away from llamas – apparently there is a lot of flying spit involved!