Staff News

 

Daniel M. Schafran joins B&L’s facilities group as a Senior Engineer focusing on electrical engineering. Dan brings experience with power distribution systems, alternative energy sources, lighting systems, and control system design. He has assisted clients with energy incentives through NYSERDA and other utility incentive programs. Dan earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University.

 

 

Thomas M. Robinson, RLA, LEED AP, joins B&L as Senior Managing Landscape Architect to lead the firm’s Rochester-based sustainable planning and design projects. Tom has more than 20 years of experience with the planning, design, and implementation of multi-use trails, bicycle facilities, parks, and green infrastructure systems for stormwater management. His specialties include merging pedestrian and bicycle circulation systems with sustainable site development strategies. Tom has been involved in many high profile projects, including managing the master plan updates for six Monroe County Parks around Irondequoit Bay and serving as project manager for BikeWalkBrighton, a comprehensive town-wide active transportation plan.

 

 

John Brusa, Jr., P.E., has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the New York State Association for Solid Waste Management. As Vice President in the firm's Solid Waste group, John is responsible for all facets of solid waste engineering. He managed the B&L team that provided permitting and design services for the  development of the country’s first municipal solar landfill closure capping project, in Madison County, and the innovative one-stop recycling and reuse facility (the “ecopark”) in Monroe County. The New York State Association for Solid Waste Management (NYSASWM), New York State’s oldest and largest statewide solid waste organization, was founded with a mission to promote efficient, effective and environmentally sound solid waste management practices in New York State. 

 

Laura Zima, P.E., has joined the firm's Albany office as a Senior Project Engineer. Laura has 12 years of experience with municipal water and wastewater treatment plants, municipal drinking water pumping stations and transmission mains, as well as hydraulic and hydrologic analysis of dams in support of development of emergency action plans. Shea also managed and coordinated a dry and wet weather receiving water sampling program in the Hudson River.

  

 

  

Michael McKenzie has joined the firm as a Senior Engineer in the Facilities Group. Michael earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology and has 9 years of mechanical engineering experience.

  

 

 

 

 

  

 

Mechele Wright has joined the firm as a Senior Designer in the Solid Waste Group. Mechele has 8 years of experience with AutoCAD MEP, AutoCAD Electrical and CADworx P&ID and graduated from Oklahoma State University.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Craig Marti, P.E., joins B&L’s Newburgh office as a Senior Managing Engineer, where he will be responsible for water/wastewater and sustainable planning/site design projects. Marti has 26 years of professional experience on a broad range of civil engineering projects. Most recently, Craig was the City Engineer for the City of Newburgh where he was responsible for the development and implementation of municipal capital improvement programs including water, sewer and facilities infrastructure. In addition to municipal infrastructure engineering, Marti also brings experience in commercial site plan and building development; municipal planning reviews; stormwater management; sidewalks and streetscapes; SEQRA; and construction phase services support.

  

 

 

Thomas A. McDonald, P.E., has been named new co-chair of the New York Water Environment Association’s Young Professionals Committee for the Capital District Chapter. NYWEA is a non-profit educational organization of professionals involved with protecting and enhancing our precious water resources. The mission of the Young Professionals Committee is to increase opportunities for young professionals in the water environment industry through programs that provide a forum for networking, continuing education, professional growth, development of leadership skills, and access to the professional community.

  

  

 

 

Robert F. Hasemeier, P.E., BCEE, has been appointed Vice President of the Cumberland-Franklin County Boroughs Association. Hasemeier will work to promote relationships among the boroughs within Cumberland and Franklin Counties, provide legislative and regulatory representation at the state and federal level for the boroughs, and represent the boroughs as part of the Pennsylvania Association of Boroughs. Hasemeier has been active for the last 39 years in municipal representation, including serving as a Councilperson of New Cumberland Borough since 2009. An environmental engineer for Barton & Loguidice, he is the Immediate Past President of the Solid Waste Association of North America’s SWANA’s Keystone Chapter. He holds an MS in Sanitary Engineering from Syracuse University and is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer.

  

  

 

 

The Institute of Transportation Engineers New York Upstate Section has named Mark C. Budosh, P.E., 2013 Transportation Professional of the Year. For the last 13 years Budosh has participated in and managed a wide range of traffic and transportation projects throughout Central New York. Mark has had a significant role helping to shape the details of the Syracuse Connective Corridor, a project that will link the education and medical community with downtown Syracuse and will set the vision for pedestrian/bicycle movement throughout the City of Syracuse. Mark has given numerous presentations on the green infrastructure components of the Connective Corridor project over the last few years at various technical conferences, as well as to community leaders and the general public, in an effort to educate them on the advances of the technologies used on the Syracuse Connective Corridor project.

  

  

 

 

Glenn Gidaly, AICP, has been re-elected to the board of directors for the Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development for the 2013 – 2016 term. The function of the Partnership is to promote economic development and job creation in Sullivan County. . An Associate at B&L, Glenn focuses on project development and funding assistance, inter-municipal cooperation, grants administration, downtown revitalization, historic preservation, open space preservation, municipal water/sewer, and park development for clients in the Hudson Valley and Capital District.

 

 

 

 

The New York State Senate has confirmed the appointment of Stephen W. Buechner, RLA, ASLA, to the Central Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commission. The Central Commission is one of eleven in the State, with members that are appointed to seven-year terms and that serve without compensation. The Commissions function as advisory bodies on all matters affecting parks, recreation and historic preservation within their respective regions. Buechner is one of six appointees to the Central Commission, which covers one of the largest regions within the state parks system. Buechner was a founding partner of Reimann Buechner Landscape Architects for more than 37 years until he and some of his staff joined Barton & Loguidice in 2006 where he is currently Associate Vice President. He was a founding board member of Parks and Trails New York.