• Press Release
  • October 24, 2014
  • Highlands Ranch, CO, United States

ARCADIS Creates Leadership Opportunities for 29 Experts from Coast to Coast

Highlands Ranch, CO, United States - ARCADIS, the world's leading natural and built asset design and consultancy firm, has announced the promotion of 29 employees who have demonstrated exceptional performance, client service and leadership within the organization, reflecting the company's steady growth and strong performance.

Executive Vice President

Lowell McBurney, a 23-year ARCADIAN, is a client development director at ARCADIS out of the Syracuse, New York office. McBurney is currently a client development director, and has previously served as an operations director, market sector leader and principal-in-charge for some of ARCADIS' largest clients.
Senior Vice President

Jeff Burdick is a hydrogeologist with 23 years of experience. He is a former discipline director and operations lead for remediation in the East, who currently serves as the technology, knowledge and innovation (TKI) lead supporting the industrial market sector.

Derek Edge is an environmental scientist in Raleigh, North Carolina with nearly 25 years of consulting experience and currently serves as the TKI technical manager for integrated environmental science and technology at ARCADIS. In addition, he is the technical lead on a number of high-profile remediation projects.

Peter Glus, PE, BCEE manages a wide variety of programs and projects spanning planning, design, and construction in the environmental field in New York City. As city executive and Big Urban Client lead for New York City, he manages the repair and resiliency programs for the Sandy-damaged Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant in Nassau County as well as resiliency designs for New York City-run hospitals. A lifelong New Yorker, Glus earned his master's in environmental engineering from Manhattan College and bachelor's in civil engineering from Columbia University.

TWayne Holcombe is the infrastructure client development director working hand-in-hand with ARCADIS clients to deliver positive business outcomes and move the company's strategy forward. Holcombe holds a bachelor's of science in civil engineering technology from the University of Houston. He is on the board of directors for the Texas American Council of Engineering Companies and is an active member of the Texas State Legislation Committee.

Tim Llewellyn is a project manager with more than 25 years of experience out of ARCADIS' Millersville, Maryland office. He has been managing performance-based projects for the U.S. Army for the past 10 years and holds a master's degree in geology from UMass Amherst.

Jim McConnell, PE has had an extensive 39-year career. He was recently responsible for delivery of the Public Building Commission of Chicago's $2.4 billion Capital Construction Program where he led a large program management organization in the design and construction of municipal facilities for nine different Chicago client agencies.

Vice Presidents

Greg Bazydola is an operations leader overseeing staff in the northeastern U.S. and brings more than 23 years of experience in the water and wastewater field to his project work. Mr. Bazydola's expertise with design has established him as a leading quality consultant and risk reviewer for the firm.

Christine Cotton focuses on innovative solutions for clients in Los Angeles and nationwide. She is also a recognized technical expert in ultraviolet technology.

Charlie Hurst serves as the technology, knowledge and innovation (TKI) pillar lead for the design, delivery, and construction practice, working out of ARCADIS' Philadelphia office. While Hurst's technical expertise is focused on pumps, mechanical equipment and hydraulics, he also drives quality and safety awareness on many significant water and wastewater projects.

Andy Newcombe brings more than 24 years of international experience in the field of agrochemical research and the fate of agrochemicals in the environment to ARCADIS' clients, working out of Wilmington, Delaware. Newcombe leads the ARCADIS global agrochemical fate and transport practice that provides product stewardship services to the agrochemical industry sector.

Joseph Quinnan, PE, PG is the director of the site investigation discipline in TKI, bringing 24 years of experience and specializing in hydrogeology and site characterization methods to build better conceptual site models and improve remediation performance.

Todd Rusche, PE, Esq., LEED AP, PMP has nearly 20 years in the design, management and delivery and has been with ARCADIS for  over five years in the Chicago office. Rusche is currently working on a three-plus-year capital program for Chicago's Department of Fleet and Facilities Management and in the past has contributed to projects such as the Public Building Commission of Chicago's $2.4 billion four-year capital improvement and approximately $350 million of new school projects for the Public Works Authority of Qatar.

Kate Sellers, PE helps ARCADIS clients solve problems that affect their bottom line. With more than 20 years of experience, Sellers' interest in nanotechnology led her to the practice of product stewardship. Based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Sellers is on the Board of Directors of the Product Stewardship Society and is currently writing her fourth book, "Product Stewardship: Life Cycle Analysis and the Environment" (CRC Press, 2015).

Mike Wooden is an operations leader in ARCADIS' design group out of Richmond, Virginia. His expertise promoting client satisfaction is reflected in his commitment to quality, both as a quality consultant and a risk reviewer.

Associate Vice Presidents

Jeffrey Budzich is an environmental engineer and project manager with over 15 years of experience in the environmental field. Working out of Syracuse, New York, Budzich mainly supports the expansion of emerging asset integrity business initiatives and sediment related opportunities in the U.S. and Canada.

Shawn Burnell is an accomplished environmental engineer in Portland, Maine with more than a decade of experience. He specializes in various in-situ and ex-situ remediation technologies.  

Rick Cianfaglione, PSP, CCM has been with ARCADIS for eight years in the Middletown, Connecticut office.  His area of expertise is project controls, specifically scheduling, with a specialization in dispute avoidance.  He has more than 18 years of extensive field experience on major projects including schools, convention centers, highways, hotels, municipal buildings, and stadiums.

Rob Daoust is a major market manager for ARCADIS responsible for coordinating business development activities, working out of Plantation, Florida. He has more than 19 years of experience in environmental consulting with public and private clients. Daoust specializes in water resources / water management consultancy, particularly supporting large-scale ecosystem restoration and coastal resiliency projects.  

Rick Helmadollar is a civil engineer with 20 years of industry experience. He has served as project and program manager for a variety of rail and oil & gas design, remediation and compliance projects throughout his career and presently serves as a principal-in-charge within the freight rail market sector. He works out of the Kennesaw, Georgia office.

Eric Hodek is responsible for developing, marketing and delivering our air capabilities to upstream and midstream clients across the U.S in Austin, Texas. He has 17 years of environmental permitting, compliance and leadership experience specializing in air quality permitting and compliance for multiple industries. Hodek has a bachelor's of science in environmental science from the University of Oklahoma and a master's of business administration from the University of Colorado.

Megan Kellner has 26 years of environmental consulting and management experience in environmental assessment/remediation and management of incident response and recovery (IRR) projects. She is a certified project manager for rail and energy sector clients and works out of the Millersville, Maryland office.

Miya Linsenmeyer, CCM has over 25 years of experience in the consulting, engineering and construction industries. A senior program manager out of Arizona, Linsenmeyer has worked on the $1 billion Maricopa County Capital Improvement Program and is providing support services to Valley METRO Light Rail, Arizona's first light rail system.

Bryon Mackie, PE, PLS has over 30 years of experience in the heavy construction industry. As a program manager, construction manager, resident engineer, and structures representative, he specializes in large freeway corridor reconstruction, freeway interchanges, and large scale port infrastructure reconstruction projects.

Brad Olson joins a strong technical background with his ability to prioritize and create solutions for large, complex problems. In recent years, Olson has led ARCADIS' teams working on tunnel, flood protection, conveyance, and sophisticated treatment technology related projects.  

Rob Ostapczuk, with 18 years of experience, is a resource manager for ARCADIS' Northeast design group. He is a leader with a demonstrated commitment to improving the quality of life through serving ARCADIS' clients on their most important projects.  Rob is also a subject matter expert for anaerobic digestion and energy recovery at wastewater treatment plants and supports projects and pursuits throughout the U.S; he is based out of the Clifton Park, NY office.

Laurie Sullivan is a drinking water treatment expert in Denver known for her expertise in drinking water regulatory compliance. She is an operations leader who helps our clients realize efficiencies in their water operations.

Shannon Spence is an operations leader managing over 100 staff in the management consulting group. She has worked over 20 years in control systems engineering and risk and resilience management and she is a passionate advocate for diversity in the workplace. She works out of White Plains, New York.

For more information, please contact Debra Havins of ARCADIS at 303 471 3485 or Debra.Havins@arcadis-us.com.  


ARCADIS is the leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm working in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes through the application of design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services. ARCADIS differentiates through its talented and passionate people and its unique combination of capabilities covering the whole asset life cycle, its deep market sector insights and its ability to integrate health & safety and sustainability into the design and delivery of solutions across the globe. We are 28,000 people that generate $4 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. Please visit: www.arcadis.com.

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