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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.

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.

STEVE MARKOSKY

Chief Financial Officer

STEVE MARKOSKY

Chief Financial Officer

Columbus, Ohio

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

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics – University of Michigan
  • Financial Management Program (FMP) – General Electric

REGISTRATIONS

  • Six Sigma Master Black Belt (GE)

ECONOMICS TO FINANCE

Steve’s degree is in economics but he has spent the better part of his career in financial roles. “I learned from the earliest days that finance and accounting was the language of business,” Steve says, “I have always enjoyed applying my analytical mind to addressing business challenges.”

FINANCIAL EXPERIENCE + SPECIALIZATION

The first 15 years of Steve’s career were spent at General Electric Company, progressing through leadership development programs and roles that let him see most GE businesses and lead teams both domestically and abroad. In his most recent role as CFO of a local company, he led the implementation of a new financial system. Steve has also spent time working as an independent financial consultant, mentoring start-up companies and redesigning financial reporting systems for clients.

 

Steve has extensive experience launching new systems, improving financial and business processes, building financial reporting, planning and analysis disciplines, and supporting mergers and acquisitions.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Steve has spent seven years working overseas in London, Glasgow, Amsterdam, Brussels, Hong Kong, and Brazil. This experience has proven to be invaluable over the years. Looking back at the experience, Steve says, “it taught me that paradoxically, every business and every person is simultaneously unique and not really that different from everyone else. Treating people with kindness and respect, and unlocking their energy and ideas are always the right approach.”

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

Steve enjoys spending time with his 11 year old son, who loves to show off his flipping, tumbling, and trampoline prowess on his YouTube channel!

MONICA MOSURE

VICE PRESIDENT MARKETING

MONICA MOSURE

VICE PRESIDENT 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
  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), Ohio Chapter, Communications Committee Chair

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 and has co-founded a local charity, Private School Pups, that supports rescue-dog training. She also volunteers for several local nonprofit dog and cat rescue organizations and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio.

GARY WILLIAMS

PE
Vice President Transportation

GARY WILLIAMS

PE
Vice President Transportation

Columbus, Ohio

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

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering – University of Toledo
  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering – University of Toledo

REGISTRATIONS

  • Professional Engineer: Ohio, Florida, Georgia, and Texas

STARTING WITH CIVIL ENGINEERING

Gary first began his career as a civil engineer, specializing in roadway design, specifically roadway geometrics and maintenance of traffic. As a child, Gary had a knack for science and math and a curiosity about how things worked, making civil engineering a perfect fit. Later in his career, Gary discovered his talent for creating and maintaining client relationships, which led him into the business development aspect of the industry. Ultimately, his love for civil engineering led him back to transportation and, coupled with his experience in business development, to his role as Vice President of Transportation.

INDUSTRY CHALLENGES

The greatest challenge Gary identified is the need for long-term funding for infrastructure projects. “Our nation’s infrastructure is an unbelievable asset that is slowly but surely deteriorating. Many national publications give our infrastructure a letter grade of ‘D+.’ Compound this poor rating with no increase in funding levels for more than 24 years, and it is easy to see things will continue to deteriorate. Our profession needs a grass-roots-level program to push this important public policy. It can’t be done by just one person.”

WORKING WITH CLIENTS

Having many years of experience on both the engineering and business development side of the industry, Gary has unique insight into what it takes to form client relationships. He has found maintaining open lines of communication and pulling from prior experience has led to the formation of many successful relationships, regardless of client type. “Clients are far more comfortable when they are dealing with consultants that have ‘been there and done that.’ I consider my career experiences in the transportation sector, as a project manager and as a business development representative as yet another ‘book’ in the ms library of experience. A firm as distinguished as ours with a 55+ year history and over 350+ professionals has the ability to rely on our collective experience to tackle any issues that are encountered while servicing a client.”

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

You will find Gary spending time with his family, friends, and two dogs. Gary is also a long-time fan of muscle cars, particularly the Ford Mustang, having owned at least one since 1992. During the winter months Gary trades in his Mustangs for a snowboard.

JERRY MILLER

Vice President Business Development + Strategy

JERRY MILLER

Vice President Business Development + Strategy

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | info@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.

BILL JOHNGRASS

PE
Vice President Environmental

BILL JOHNGRASS

PE
Vice President Environmental

Columbus, Ohio

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

EDUCATION

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

REGISTRATIONS

  • Professional Engineer: Ohio

CHOOSING ENGINEERING

As a young student, Bill enjoyed and excelled in math and science courses. Heading off to college, he knew engineering was the logical choice. After taking an introductory course, Bill chose civil engineering as his focus because the specialty immediately sparked his interest.

MEETING CLIENT's NEEDS

Working with clients throughout the project lifestyle demands a balance of available resources and making sure clients’ needs are being met. Bill says, “I deal with these challenges by engaging with the talented professionals at ms and constantly working to re-prioritize where to focus my efforts to keep projects on track and clients’ needs satisfied.”

INDUSTRY CHALLENGES

The greatest challenge Bill and his clients face is the combination of rapidly aging infrastructure and increased regulations which must be met. Grant funding is limited and does not always offer a sustainable solution to meet the client needs, so working with clients to find the best funding options, and developing the most cost-effective solutions, is of growing importance.

UNIQUE PROJECT SOLUTIONS

Each day and each project presents new and unique challenges to solve. A recent project Bill worked on presented a difficult problem and demanded a very unique solution. When working on the Del-Co Raw Water Pump Station, Bill explains, “For the raw water intake design, we ended up microtunneling under the reservoir and using an underwater excavator to expose the boring machine. The boring machine was then extracted from the bottom of the reservoir.”

OUTSIDE YOUR OFFICE

You can find Bill enjoying a round of golf when he’s not leading the Environmental Business Unit.

JASON CHRISTOFF

PE, LEED AP BD+C, GGP
Vice President Building System + Architecture

JASON CHRISTOFF

PE, LEED AP BD+C, GGP
Vice President Building System + Architecture

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 QUESTION

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.

MATT GAUSS

Vice President Energy

MATT GAUSS

Vice President Energy

Columbus, Ohio

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

EDUCATION

  • Master of Business Administration – The Ohio State University, Max M. Fisher College of Business
  • Juris Doctorate – Capital University Law School
  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering – Michigan Technological University

STARTING WITH ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Matt’s career and education paths were heavily influenced by family members working for an energy utility company and his interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics. From these influences, electrical engineering seemed like the logical choice for him.

EXPERIENCED IN THE UTILITY INDUSTRY

Like his family, Matt has worked in the utilities industry since the start of his career as an intern at American Electric Power (AEP). His experience at AEP has given him unique insights into the industry, “My experiences have been broad and allowed me to gain an understanding of a utility projects from conception to completion. This includes the planning, engineering, operations and maintenance, and regulatory recovery of projects. Having this knowledge allows me to better meet our client’s needs.”

 

His experience at every level within the industry has also aided his development and ability to successfully plan and design projects with every phase in mind. “I am a big supporter of learning how the field personnel plan and construct the projects that we engineer,” Matt says, “This bring significant value to how we can more accurately design a project to meet their needs from both a safety and constructability standpoint.”

ENERGY TRENDS

Matt believes that the greatest trends and needs within the energy industry are related to the significant growth it has experienced and tailoring valuable, cost-effective solutions to best fit clients needs. “The industry is experiencing significant growth to replace and harden the electrical infrastructure that supports our everyday lives. Meeting this growth through offering increased services with a focus on quality and cost will help us meet these needs.”

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

You can find Matt spending time with his wife Caitlin and their daughter Elizabeth. Matt also enjoys golfing, making and sampling beer, and discovering new restaurant spots around Columbus.

ERIC ELIZONDO

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
Director Building Systems Practice

ERIC ELIZONDO

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
Director Building Systems Practice

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

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 ChapterOSU Knowlton School of ArchitectureKSU 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.

CRAIG FAUVIE

P.E.
DIRECTOR CONSTRUCTION PRACTICE

CRAIG FAUVIE

P.E.
DIRECTOR CONSTRUCTION PRACTICE

Youngstown, Ohio

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

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering – Youngstown State University

REGISTRATIONS

  • Professional Engineer: Ohio

CHOOSING A PROFESSION

Craig grew up working for his father in residential concrete as a laborer and cement finisher. Craig enjoyed the work and knew he wanted to stay in the industry, so when he learned that civil engineering was the academic parallel to what his father was doing, he knew exactly what he wanted to do.

 

Having a background in skilled labor has been a great advantage for Craig. “Concrete is one of the toughest of the labor trades,” Craig says, “because of my experience, I don’t feel like I’m missing a link between the skilled labor and the management when I’m on a project site.” His experience as a laborer makes him a great manager because of his firsthand experience and understanding of each task throughout a construction project.

SPECIALIZING IN MANAGEMENT

Craig’s area of specialty within construction administration is management and estimating, as well as coordinating contractors’ scopes of work. Over 20 years of experience in construction administration, combined with Craig’s experience as a skilled laborer, makes him an expert at managing resources, tasks, budget, and time throughout a project.

PROJECT EXPERIENCE

With more than two decades experience Craig has vast and versatile project experience. One thing holds true throughout every project, no matter the size or scope, is that each project you encounter something new and broaden your project experience, preparing you for future projects. “Every project seems to help for the next one, but then again, there’s always something that comes up that wasn’t planned; something we weren’t anticipating. That’s what keeps things interesting I guess – never a dull moment!”

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

You can find Craig spending time with his wife and her son and daughter. Their kids play basketball, soccer, baseball, cross country, and track so you can find Craig and his wife running from event to event trying to keep up! As a family they enjoy camping and hiking in the summer and learning to snow ski in the winter.

DAVID MOSURE

PE
Director Construction Operations

DAVID MOSURE

PE
Director Construction Operations

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.

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!

JOHN PIERKO

PE
DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICE

JOHN PIERKO

PE
DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICE

Youngstown, Ohio

(330) 744-5321 | jpierko@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.

SEAN SAWFORD

PE
DIRECTOR TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS

SEAN SAWFORD

PE
DIRECTOR TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering – Pennsylvania State University

REGISTRATION

  • Professional Engineer: Pennsylvania

AN ENGINEER FROM THE BEGINNING

Originally intrigued with repairing, rebuilding, and constructing anything he could get his hands on, Sean discovered very early in his childhood that engineering would be a great fit for him. Having built go-karts and tree houses, he knew he had a passion and talent for understanding “how things work.” In middle school, Sean had the opportunity to speak with a civil engineering student which helped him understand the different engineering disciplines and which one most interested him.

THE DEVIL'S IN THE DETAILS

Since his childhood fascination with construction, Sean has built many decks, porches, furniture, remodeled homes, and even a 15-foot antique replica motorboat. His love for construction has also taught him about project management. After having worked on long-term and large scale projects, Sean has found that the devil truly does lie in the details. “You need to think ahead and plan accordingly at all times, knowing that every action you take now will result in some future consequence. We have the ability to control the future outcome of a project by paying close attention to the details today.”

REWARDING PROJECTS

One of the most rewarding projects for Sean has been the design reconstruction of approximately seven miles of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Overseeing a project of this magnitude from conception to ribbon cutting is an accomplishment he will never forget. As an engineer, projects like this don’t come around every day. Sean advised the young engineers on his team by saying, “Every once in a while, try to stop and appreciate what you are accomplishing. Sometimes we are changing the world we live in, and how we do that can have a very positive effect.”

THINKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX

Sean sees funding as one of the biggest challenges his industry faces today. With so many transportation and infrastructure improvement needs, funding is stretched thin. Being able to “think outside the box” and creatively find solutions to maximize project potential while minimizing project and life-cycle costs is becoming an even greater component in the industry.

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

You can find Sean spending time with his wife Maria and their three kids, Sara, Anna, and Luke. Together they enjoy boating, hiking, traveling, and attending sporting events. In Sean’s free time he coaches a youth soccer team and serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of Findlay Township planning commission.

DAN CUTSHAW

PE
Regional Director Indiana

DAN CUTSHAW

PE
Regional Director Indiana

Indianapolis, IN

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

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering Technology – Purdue University

REGISTRATIONS

  • Professional Engineer: Indiana and Ohio

INSPIRED BY LEGOS®

Originally intrigued by “how things work,” Dan Cutshaw was destined for the engineering field. After assembling and dissembling many LEGO® and Matchbox® car cities as a child, Dan knew he wanted to design the world around him. After interning for several engineers at the City of Fort Wayne throughout college, Dan realized civil engineering was the field for him.

EXPERTISE

Dan brings nearly 30 years of engineering experience to the ms team. Specializing in water and wastewater treatment, Dan has been involved in the planning, financing, design, bidding, construction administration and inspection for approximately 600 miles of water main ranging from rural water to urban downtown streets. With the variations in project experience over the years, Dan has developed expert teaming skills, allowing successful partnerships with his clients. His experience as a dad to six children has also prepared him to remain calm in high pressure situations!

SUCCESS THROUGH INNOVATIVE THINKING

Dan’s portfolio includes mostly water, wastewater, and transportation projects. When asked about interesting projects, two came to mind quickly. The first, a transportation funding “nightmare” where INDOT did not have the budget to rehabilitate/replace a high traffic-interchange and bridge that was in desperate need. Dan developed a plan to utilize the existing bridge and intersection by adding turn lanes to alleviate traffic; taking a potential project budget of $20-$30 million down to just over $1 million.

 

The second, a community that was sending sewage to another community for treatment was quickly seeing their utility expenses sky rocket. Dan found a solution to build an entire sewer collection and treatment system that met both financial and engineering goals. The community did not have to raise tax rates to cover project costs. Dan also received Indiana’s first anti-degradation approval while working on this project.

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

You will find Dan spending quality time with his wife, six children, and one granddaughter. Together they enjoy traveling and catching their favorite Indiana sports teams, the Boilermakers, Pacers, and Colts, in action!

Valarie Croasmun

PE, AICP
Transportation Business Development Ohio

Valarie Croasmun

PE, AICP
Transportation Business Development Ohio

Columbus, Ohio

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

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering – California State Polytechnic University

REGISTRATIONS

  • Professional Engineer: Ohio, Kentucky

A PASSION FOR THE COMMUNITY + ENVIRONMENT

In college, Val gravitated towards engineering so she would be better able to serve her community and improve the environment around her. After graduation, Val landed a job in traffic engineering and loved it! With a passion for saving the environment and a knack for traffic engineering, Val knew this industry is where she could make the greatest impact.

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?

Trends and technology in the engineering field are rapidly developing and changing these days, Val commented that, “data and technology changes are becoming a greater part of mobility and will result in many changes over the next 20 to 30 years on how land use and transportation infrastructure interact. For example, autonomous vehicles will likely not require parking right at a destination, so parking lots may be obsolete or located a distance away from, say, a restaurant or theater. I see a need to incorporate an understanding of data and technology into college engineering curriculum.”

COLLABORATION INSPIRES GREAT PROJECT DESIGN

Working on the Siemens Redevelopment Project with a team of architects, planners, and engineers has been a very rewarding experience for Val. While the architecture group worked on building inventory and repurposing, the planners created an urban, walkable campus. This collaborative effort brought together the best aspects from each of ms consultant’s , to create a project with great design that will serve the clients and surrounding communities for years and years to come. Witnessing the seamless combination of specialties and excellent results made this a very successful and unique learning experience for Val.

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

Val enjoys spending her time with her family and her pets! Currently she has one dog, two cats, and a cockatiel.

WALT GRAY

REGIONAL DIRECTOR NORTH CAROLINA

WALT GRAY

REGIONAL DIRECTOR NORTH CAROLINA

Raleigh, North Carolina

(919) 771-5565 | wgray@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts, Finance – Wofford College
  • Master of Science, Accoutancy – University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Master of Business Administration – University of North Carolina Wilmington

A BACKGROUND IN FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING

Walt comes to the engineering and architecture field with a background in finance and accounting. This prior experience has given Walt a unique perspective into his work that other business development professionals may not have. He says, ”an education focused on finance, business, and accounting allows me to understand the language of business and relate my past business experiences to key future decision making.”

BUILDING LASTING RELATIONSHIPS

As a business development professional, Walt has always valued relationships and has focused on building strong business relationships throughout his career. Today, he specializes in developing, maintaining, and strengthening relationships. Working in business development has taught Walt how to leverage these relationships to best meet client and consultant needs.

FACING CHALLENGES

When asked about the most frequent challenges faced on a day-to-day basis, Walt explained that translating highly technical services into business concepts and solutions for clients is a tedious task. The ability to identifying and prioritizing the best opportunities in a rapidly-growing economy is another challenge. By continually educating himself on the development and growth of trends in this industry, Walt to identifies the highest quality opportunities and communicates the most efficient solutions to team members and clients.

 

Walt also mentioned the challenges of working with transportation clients on the exposure of P3 and other projects of various size and scope. Maintaining and adhering to a timeline on any project is difficult, but even more so with the understanding that the lives of North Carolinians will be directly impacted by daily decisions and delays. Staying within strict budgetary requirements, collecting accurate data, and working with reliable industry partners with open communication among team members are all critical elements of successful project delivery.

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

You can find Walt at any local BBQ joint, enjoying his favorite vinegar-based BBQ and Lexington-style slaw. When he’s not savoring the local BBQ, Walt can also be found enjoying the outdoors and spending time on or near the water. These times are made even sweeter when he spends them with his family and his Boykin Spaniel, Zuma.

DON KILLMEYER

PE
REGIONAL DIRECTOR PENNSYLVANIA

DON KILLMEYER

PE
REGIONAL DIRECTOR PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

(412) 264-8701 | info@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
ENVIRONMENTAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

KARI MACKENBACH

CFM, BCES, ENV SP
ENVIRONMENTAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | info@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.

DAVE SNIVELY

PE
Transportation Business Leader + Branch Manager

DAVE SNIVELY

PE
Transportation Business Leader + Branch Manager

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

(717) 697-2373 | info@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering – Pennsylvania State University

REGISTRATIONS

  • Professional Engineer: Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware

WHY ENGINEERING?

Dave was drawn to the field of civil engineering because of its importance to the developing world, “the world has evolved and will continue to evolve from the work of past, present, and future engineers.” Additionally, Dave sees the task of civil engineers to provide the transportation routes and infrastructure necessary for all other professions and industries to flourish and continually enhance the quality of life.

EXPERIENCE PROVIDES UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE

Dave has nearly 25 years of industry experience specializing in highway design, construction and protective coatings inspections, and business development. He has worked with and provided transportation solutions for PennDOT, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and local counties and townships, in addition to state agencies throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Previous experience with construction inspection services has given him a unique perspective during the design process. “My experience has provided me with the insight to assure designs are buildable and the final project deliverables are biddable.”

OVERCOMING PROJECT CHALLENGES

Obtaining funding, staying on budget, and clear communication between client and project management is always a challenge throughout a project lifecycle. Dave uses his years of experience to successfully navigate his way through these project challenges. “Understanding the clients’ funding constraints, and establishing the appropriate scope and budget to provide project deliverables is becoming more of a challenge. It’s important to develop a good reputation with the clients’ through consistently meeting budgets, schedules and delivering a quality product.”

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

You will find Dave spending time with his wife, Selena and their two children, Aden and Olivia. He enjoys skiing, kayaking, and golfing in his free time.