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SWANA’s 11th Annual Recycling and Solid Waste Conference – October 7, 2014

Posted June 30, 2014 by

The Southern New England Chapter of SWANA invites you to support the 11th Annual Recycling & Solid Waste Conference being held on Tuesday, October 7th at the luxurious Hyannis Resort and Spa in Hyannis, Massachusetts!

This annual event attracts over 125 recycling and waste management professionals and provides a great opportunity to promote you products and services to those individuals involved in the day-to-day management of recycling and solid waste programs.

Register Online: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/11th-annual-swana-southern-new-england-recycling-solid-waste-conference-tickets-9358141453

Questions regarding exhibiting and sponsorship? Contact Jay Viamari at jpviamari @ tighebond.com or call 413-572-3281



VHB Announces CEO Transition – Michael J. Carragher Named New President and CEO

Posted June 26, 2014 by

WATERTOWN, Mass. (June 26, 2014) – VHB marks a milestone today, announcing the third President and CEO in the firm’s 35-year history. Michael J. Carragher, PE, was elected by the firm’s Board of Directors as VHB’s new President and CEO. Carragher is currently a Senior Vice President and directs the firm’s Southeast Region.
“Mike has an unwavering passion for VHB and our future growth and success. He is a true reflection of VHB’s vitality and I am excited for the great opportunities this transition and fresh perspective will bring to VHB and our clients,” said Bob Brustlin, current President and CEO. “Mike, and the strong team of talent supporting him, will move us forward with great energy.”
Since joining VHB 16 years ago, Carragher has taken on a strategic leadership role, focused on VHB’s growth and success. He founded and helped build the firm’s transit and rail practice, led the company’s transportation practice, helped establish the Tysons office in Virginia, and led VHB’s emergence as a premier integrated services consultant in Florida.

“I’m honored and humbled by the confidence that VHB’s Board of Directors has in me,” said Carragher. “The talent and passion of our people inspire me and I am excited about the possibilities we can achieve together. I can’t wait to get started.”

Carragher will serve as President starting in January 2015, working closely with Brustlin until he takes on the combined role of President and CEO on January 1, 2016.

Brustlin, a co-founder of VHB, has served in his current role as President and CEO for 15 years. He will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board. “VHB, our people, and the work that we do are very dear to me and I look forward to continuing to contribute to the success of our Generational Company. I’m dedicated to passing along a healthy and growing organization to our next generation of leaders,” he said.

Co-founder and former CEO Rich Hangen joined Brustlin to introduce Carragher as VHB’s next CEO to staff. “This process of transitioning leadership at VHB validates our Generational Company philosophy. True leadership transition occurs when we live out our values,” he said.
Carragher’s experience includes the management of high-profile projects and programs. His notable work in the transportation field ranges from planning and client strategy consulting, to designing complex transportation infrastructure. Carragher is sought out by clients for his ability to analyze and solve transportation planning, funding, environmental, community, operational, engineering, and construction staging challenges. He is active in numerous professional associations including the Design-Build Institute of America (Florida Region Vice President), American Public Transportation Association, the American Society of Civil Engineers, Women’s Transportation Seminar, the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association, and the American Council of Engineering Companies. He is also the Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware and is a participant in numerous community and civic organizations.
Carragher earned a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware.

VHB’s passionate team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers provides consulting services to clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as to federal, state and local governments. Ranked 76th in the nation among top design firms by ENR, VHB partners with clients from 22 offices along the east coast to improve mobility and enhance communities while balancing development and infrastructure needs with stewardship of our environment www.vhb.com.


Mabbett Awarded Multi-Year Environmental Contract by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington

Posted June 23, 2014 by

Mabbett & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that the firm has been awarded a five year, $6M, Environmental Multiple Award Contract (MAC) from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) to support multiple environmental requirements within the NAVFAC Washington Area of Responsibility (AOR).

As the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) prime contractor and program manager, Mabbett will support environmental projects including petroleum facility, tank and piping; air quality; hazardous waste/materials; drinking water/wastewater; and stormwater. Mabbett has proven past performance and the ability to rapidly respond to the technical environmental challenges facing NAVFAC Washington in support of its mission.

“We appreciate the opportunity to serve NAVFAC Washington and to be awarded this Environmental MAC contract,” comments Paul Steinberg, PE, LSP, Senior Vice President. “Mabbett has been successfully serving Federal customers within the National Capital Region (NCR) from our Alexandria, VA office for more than seven years and we look forward to delivering high quality, well managed, and responsive service in support of NAVFAC Washington.”

Mabbett provides integrated multi-disciplinary environmental, health and safety and sustainability-energy consulting and engineering services. For 33 years, Mabbett has delivered value-added professional services to industry, commercial enterprise and Federal, state and local agencies. Mabbett is a US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE), verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Bedford, MA with regional offices in Providence, RI; Alexandria, VA and Paramus, NJ.