GEI appoints multiple leaders to VP, senior VP positions

GEI Consultants has announced the expansion of its leadership team with the election of four senior vice presidents and five new vice presidents.

BOSTON, MA, March 6, 2015 -- GEI Consultants, Inc. (GEI), a geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firm, has announced the expansion of its leadership team with the election of four senior vice presidents (VP) and five new VPs.

The new leadership team consists of the following:

Giovanni Bonita, Ph.D., P.E., P.G., senior VP and geostructural practice leader in GEI's Washington, D.C. office, has over 21 years of experience of complex underground structures, retaining systems, geological and geophysical investigations, and deep foundations. He has extensive expertise with both temporary and permanent slurry, secant and soil nail walls for historic buildings, structures with deep foundations, transit systems, tunnels, dams, and tall buildings. Bonita has supervised more than 100 traditional and specialized geotechnical investigations across the U.S., where responsibilities have included coordination of field investigations, generation of design parameters, performing and supervising geotechnical analyses, and laboratory testing.

Ileen S. Gladstone, P.E., LSP, LEED AP, senior VP and environmental practice leader in GEI's Boston office, has over 31 years of experience in the redevelopment of contaminated properties. She has been the licensed site professional of record on dozens of construction projects at urban sites to manage contaminated soil and/or groundwater. With extensive experience in the environmental field, Gladstone has the perspective to work through complex issues effectively and support the objectives of her clients, saving both time and money.

Alberto Pujol, P.E., G.E., senior VP and geotech/water resources practice leader in GEI's Oakland office, has over 35 years of experience in the rehabilitation or replacement of existing infrastructure; including levees, dams, pipelines, roads, tunnels, and impoundments. He has been responsible for the planning, siting, evaluation, and design of a wide range of water resources projects as well as dam safety evaluations, design of remedial measures, and construction monitoring and support.

Michael J. Wheeler, P.E., senior VP and geotechnical oractice leader in GEI's Green Bay office, has 27 years of experience in geotechnical engineering and mine tailings basin design and planning. He has extensive experience with mine tailings basin planning and design, including performance monitoring of tailings embankments and construction oversight projects.

Paul J. Killian, P.E.,VP and environmental practice leader in GEI's Green Bay office, has over 25 years of experience implementing innovative solutions related to property redevelopment, solid and hazardous waste management, soil and groundwater resource management, and process engineering. He has served as the project principal for numerous environmental assessment and cleanup projects for both public and private clients, integrating environmental, engineering and construction services to quantify and manage environmental risk.

Jamie S. Matus, P.G.,VP and geotechnical/geological practice leader in GEI's Lansing office, has more than 30 years of experience with complex geotechnical, environmental and construction-related projects. He conducts site assessments and hydrogeological investigations leading to innovative remediation solutions for public and private clients and has more than 20 years of experience in the evaluation and management of coal combustion residuals.

Michael G. Ruetten, P.E., VP and solid waste practice leader in GEI's Green Bay office, has 30 years of experience in landfill design, permitting, siting, construction documentation, and construction quality assurance. His design expertise includes soil liners, geosynthetics, leachate extraction and storage facilities, gas collection, landfill cover systems, surface water management, erosion control, and re-vegetation.

Donghai Wang, Ph.D., P.E., VP and computer applications development leader in GEI's Sacramento office, has 18 years of experience in geospatial data management, spatial analysis, web-based GIS application development, and database-driven website maintenance. Wang has extensive experience in GIS-related hydrology, hydraulics and water management projects in Northern California and has the distinction of performing as technical lead for the development of several sophisticated flood management tools.

Daniel R. Wanket, P.M.P., VP and water resources practice leader in GEI's Oakland office, has 22 years of experience managing large, multi-discipline, civil engineering and environmental remediation projects. His range of services includes conceptual engineering, site investigation and characterization, environmental sampling, development of construction plans and specifications, preparation of reports, and construction oversight.

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About GEI

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