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  • R.E. Warner Announces new Directors to Board; new COO
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    R.E. Warner Announces Election of New Directors to the Board; New COO

R.E. Warner Announces Election of New Directors to the Board; New COO

The R.E. Warner Board of Directors is pleased to announce the election of three staff members as new Directors to the Board. They are:

Matthew R. Benovic, PE, SE, Senior Project Manager
David G. Ferencik, PE, Manager, Operations and Civil/Structural
Jennifer R. Kalin, RA, NCARB, Senior Project Manager and Manager, Architecture

In conjunction, the Board also announces its Officer assignments:

CEO & President: Theodore A. Beltavski, PE
Chief Operating Officer: Francis H. Johnson, Jr., PE
Secretary and Health & Safety Officer: Matthew S. Barratt, PE
Treasurer: Matthew R. Benovic, PE, SE
Quality Officer: David G. Ferencik, PE
EEO Compliance Officer: Jennifer R. Kalin, RA, NCARB

Most notable is the creation of the Chief Operating Officer role, which has been established to continue to improve the firm’s operational effectiveness. Having previously served as Vice President of Project Management, Frank Johnson has been appointed to this position. As COO, he will lead technical operations including identifying and implementing procedures and technology to improve project delivery and ensure client satisfaction.

In addition to the above changes, the Board announces the voluntary departures of Business Development Manager Brett A. Neff and Accounting Manager Deborah I. Joppeck from the Board. The Board thanks them both for their dutiful guidance during their tenure as Directors.

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February 7th, 2019|Corporate News|

Dave Brunner Completes 30-Hour OSHA Training

We are pleased to recognize Senior Mechanical Designer/Safety Coordinator Dave Brunner for completing OSHA’s 30-Hour General Industry Safety Training. This voluntary program provides workers with training on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in general industry.

Specific topics covered include:

Managing Safety and Health
Walking and Working Surfaces, including Fall Protection
Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans, and Fire Protection
Electrical
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Materials Handling
Hazard Communication
Hazardous Materials (Flammable and Combustible Liquids, Spray Finishing, Compressed Gases, Dipping and Coating Operations)
Permit-Required Confined Spaces
Machine Guarding
Welding, Cutting, and Brazing
Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
Bloodborne Pathogens
Ergonomics
Fall Protection
Safety and Health Programs
Power Industrial Vehicles

As Safety Coordinator, Dave ensures safety procedures are followed and promotes a safety culture, educating and reminding our team about best practices. Completing this program ensures his knowledge is comprehensive and accurate. Well done, Dave!

December 26th, 2018|Corporate News|
  • Gordon Mellen 40-Year Anniversary
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    Congratulations to Gordon Mellen – 40 Years at R.E. Warner!

Congratulations to Gordon Mellen – 40 Years at R.E. Warner!

We are pleased to recognize Gordon (“Gordie”) Mellen for his 40-year anniversary with R.E. Warner. Gordie joined the firm on October 16, 1978.

Gordie is highly proficient in the structural design of complex steel, automotive and chemical production facilities.  He has been an integral member of the team for many of the the firm’s large industrial projects, including the award-winning Ameristeel Melt Shop Modernization, the Ross Air Pollution Control Upgrade, RTI’s new Titanium Plate Rolling & Finishing and Titanium Forging & Grinding Facilities, TimkenSteel’s In-Line Forge Press & Soaking Pit Equipment Installation, ASHTA Chemicals’ HCL Production Upgrades, and CMC’s new Micro Mill, to name a few. He also routinely works on automotive plant projects for Ford and Honda, and most recently the Leadec Merecedes Plant Monorail Upgrade.

“Gordie’s exceptional attention to detail and technical capabilities make him an asset to our department. He is a dedicated, hard worker and it’s pleasure to have him as part of the structural engineering team,” said Dave Ferencik, Structural Department Manager.

Congratulations to Gordie on your 40-year anniversary and many contributions to R.E. Warner!

October 16th, 2018|Corporate News|

Dustin Addair Earn Professional Surveyor License

We are pleased to announce that Dustin Addair, PS, has passed the Principles and Practice of Surveying Examination, earning him the title of Professional Surveyor! He is now a Registered Professional Surveyor in the State of Ohio.

To earn their PS, surveyors must: earn a four-year degree in land surveying from an accredited engineering technology program; pass the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam; complete four years of progressive work experience under a PS; and pass the Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) exam.

Dustin started with R.E. Warner in March of 2014 as a member of the survey department’s field crew and has since become a Survey Crew Chief. Dustin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Surveying and Mapping from the University of Akron and an Associate’s Degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Lakeland Community College. He is FAA registered and licensed to fly a drone and has 10 years’ experience in surveying, mapping design, and construction layout and staking. His experience includes maintaining positional control for layout and construction of elevator cores, post-tension beams and decks, columns and walls, caissons, and grade-beams including concrete forms and anchor bolts using a Trimble robotic total station. Dustin served as survey crew chief for […]

September 17th, 2018|Corporate News|
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    Congratulations to Eddie Dziubek – 45 years at R.E. Warner!

Congratulations to Eddie Dziubek – 45 years at R.E. Warner!

We are pleased to recognize Eddie Dziubek for his 45-year anniversary with R.E. Warner. Eddie joined the firm on June 11, 1973 as a civil engineer. Over the years, Eddie has worn many hats at R.E. Warner, from engineer to serving in a variety of leadership roles.

With over four decades of design, management and construction administration experience on capital improvement and maintenance projects for metal production and processing facilities, today Eddie serves as a Project Director focused on managing projects and developing business in the metals market.

“Eddie’s dedication to R.E. Warner for the past 45 years along with his passion for developing relationships with our clients is truly what sets him apart from his peers in our industry,” Senior Vice President Brett Neff said.

Asked which project he is most proud of, Eddie said: “The Arconic Martinsville, VA forging, grinding and hot metal manufacturing plant would be the one I’m most proud of. I was the project manager on the original job (when the company was known as RTI International) that lasted from 2008–2012. The project was successfully completed for all parties involved. Now we are involved with additional expansions at the facility. The best sales pitch a company can have […]

August 7th, 2018|Corporate News|