Fleis & VandenBrink (F&V) has added seven new staffers, including a project manager to lead and expand water/wastewater operations in Indiana and support Michigan’s Process Group.
Charity Dudley, PE, joins F&V with nearly 15 years’ experience as a water/wastewater engineer. She’ll also be working closely with F&V’s Process Group in Grand Rapids.
“Charity specializes in water/wastewater planning and design and has developed some outstanding client relationships,” said Troy N. Stahl, principal and senior project manager in Indiana. “She brings some great energy to our Indiana team and we’re counting on her expertise to grow and lead our Indiana water/wastewater operations.”
F&V’s other new hires work in Michigan. They include: Tony Finch, geologist; Michael Pastor, construction technician; Jamie VanDyke and Anne Hagedorn, administrative assistants; Mitchell Dominski, an environmental technician; and Blake Nichols, Engineer-in-Training (EIT).
“The most difficult aspect of growth in today’s environment is finding qualified people,” said Paul R. Galdes, principal and president of F&V. “I am proud of our Human Resources group and current employees for finding and attracting so many great new additions to our team.”
Finch joins F&V as an environmental project and will manage projects across Michigan, with an emphasis on the southeast part of the state. He has more than 26 years of experience in the environmental field.
Finch, a certified professional geologist, provides expertise in addressing Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) facility investigations, Part 201 and Part 213 compliance. He will help clients with cleanup and brownfield redevelopment funding sources.
Pastor has 16 years of experience providing project observation and testing services and will continue doing that work at F&V. His expertise includes providing services on Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and local road and utility construction projects.
Hagedorn joined the Environmental Services Group in the Grand Rapids office and will be assisting staff on a variety of project related matters. Her past administrative experience in the fast-paced medical field and recent bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Cornerstone University will be helpful in her new duties.
VanDyke, a student at Baker College, is an administrative assistant in the Process Group in Grand Rapids. A former intern with the Survey and Process Groups, Van Dyke will also be assisting staff in the accounting department with administrative projects.
Dominski, a Western Michigan University hydrogeology graduate, will work out of the Farmington Hills office. His past experience in environmental sample collection and as a certified storm water inspector will help him in soil and groundwater investigations and sample collection, hazardous materials surveys, demolition observation and documentation and PFAs sampling.
Nichols, a former intern, returned to F&V after receiving his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Western Michigan University. His previous relationships with F&V clients and training will help the entry level staffer, who will be working on municipal engineering projects out of the Kalamazoo office.
F&V, with more than 200 employees, provides full-service engineering and architectural services with specialists in the municipal, private and industrial sectors. It has nine offices throughout Michigan and Indiana. In 2017, it was recognized locally and nationally as one of the “Best & Brightest Companies to Work For,” and a Zweig Group Hot Firm, #30th in the U.S. and Canada.