Right Whale Paper Published
A paper by GMI marine scientists Amy Whitt, Kathleen Dudzinski, and Jennifer Laliberté has been published in the journal Endangered Species Research. The authors summarize right whale sightings and acoustic data collected from the first year-round study dedicated to marine mammals in New Jersey’s nearshore waters.
Cultural Resources TxDOT Win
The Cultural Resources group of the GMI Environmental Services Division was awarded an Archeological General Services contract by the Texas Department of Transportation in February. One of four awardees, GMI will be involved in archeological survey, test excavations for National Register eligibility determinations, and data recovery projects across the state of Texas.
Biological Inventory Study for Melrose AFR
GMI wildlife biologists, in conjunction with Cannon AFB and Melrose AFR, initiated surveys for a Biological Inventory Study of a 10,968 acre area of land gifted to Melrose AFR by the state of New Mexico.
GMI to Support Fishermen's Energy with Environmental Impact Efforts
As part of the Energy Department's broader efforts to launch an offshore wind industry in the United States, GMI will support the Fishermen's Energy team with R&D for the advancement of traditional thermal and video imaging systems related to the assessment of nocturnal animal (bird, bat) occurrence, strikes and behavior around offshore wind turbines.
GMI Researchers Contribute to Texas Archaeological Literature
Nancy Kenmotsu is a co-editor and author of a new book published by Texas A&M University Press: The Toyah Phase of Central Texas: Late Prehistoric Economic and Social Processes. The volume is about the hunter-gatherers living in central Texas from AD 1300 – 1700.
Estabrook Heads Cultural Resources Dept.
Following 20+ years working as a Project/Program Manager for several of the largest cultural resources firms in Florida, Rich Estabrook has joined GMI as Cultural Resources Program Manager in the Plano corporate office.
With more than 40 years of corporate growth and success, GMI provides engineering* design, construction management, environmental planning and programming, and other A-E services in support of a wide range of government, industry, and commercial clients. Based from seven U.S. offices, GMI’s full-time staff of 102 engineers, scientists, and program managers executes projects on a worldwide basis. Current project locations range from Guam, Okinawa, and mainland Japan in the Pacific, to Scotland and the Mediterranean in Europe, as well as more than 30 U.S. states.
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Senior Management Team
Mr. Beckemeyer has been with ARA since 1999 and currently serves as a Senior Vice President. He oversees not only Geo-Marine, but also the ARA Transportation Sector, which includes the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Infrastructure Management Divisions. Mr. Beckemeyer earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois, and he has 25 years of experience in transportation and infrastructure, including asset management, pavement engineering, construction quality assurance, specifications, materials testing, value engineering, life cycle cost analysis, and technology transfer. He is a registered Professional Engineer in eight states (FL, GA, IL, KS, LA, MD, VA, and WI) and participates in numerous professional organizations, including the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Transportation Research Board.
Will Dean, PMP
VICE PRESIDENT, AFCEC/AIR FORCE PROGRAMS
Mr. Dean has more than 32 years of progressively responsible experience in project and program management, environmental management, construction management, public works and facilities management. He is an experienced manager of planning, design and construction projects involving multimillion-dollar facilities and infrastructure. His background is primarily focused in federal markets and includes master planning for community and housing development; beddown/relocation of military missions and industrial complexes; facilities renovations, restorations and maintenance; airfield/airport construction, maintenance, and renovation/upgrade; and environmental compliance, conservation, restoration and pollution prevention. Mr. Dean leads GMI’s San Antonio, Texas based Program Management Office and is responsible for executing major Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Delivery contracts and associated business development, client management, and project execution activities supporting GMI’s federal clients. Mr. Dean is a certified Project Management Professional. He holds a B.S. degree in civil engineering from Howard University and a M.S. degree in engineering management from the Air Force Institute of Technology.
Larry V. Kaminsky
VICE PRESIDENT, ENERGY ENGINEERING
Mr. Kaminsky is a registered professional engineer with more than 24 years of experience in the areas of project management and project engineering. Mr. Kaminsky is experienced in planning, engineering, analysis, design, construction administration, and commissioning of a diverse assortment of projects. These projects, in general, include energy conservation, cogeneration systems, boiler/heating plants, chilled water plants, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, industrial ventilation and exhaust systems, and compressed gas systems. He has obtained this broad range of experience with medical, institutional, industrial, private sector developmental, and governmental clients. Mr. Kaminsky hold a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering, University of Tennessee. In addition, he is a Certified Energy Manager and Building Energy Professional. In addition to being a registered engineer in Texas, he is registered in Tennessee and Colorado.
VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Mr. Koehler joined Geo-Marine in 2003 after a successful 20 year career in sales, sales management and marketing for both Fortune 100 corporations and start-up organizations. With direct responsibility for proposal development and marketing, as well as indirect oversight of sales; Mr. Koehler has help Geo-Marine grow its core federal business both within its current client base and at new clients. Further, he has identified new opportunities and developed a more robust commercial client base in the emerging fields of alternative energies, oil and gas, and within the utility industry. Mr. Koehler holds a B.A. in psychology/sociology from the University of Denver.
VICE PRESIDENT, ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIVISION
Mr. Peter joined GMI in 1987 and has been instrumental in the growth and quality of service from the Cultural Resources Department. He is a principal investigator and professional archeologist with 30 years of experience in cultural resources management and all phases of archeological research throughout the Southeast, the Southwest, and the Midwest. This experience includes conducting all phases of archeological research; supervising historical research, oral histories, and architectural evaluations; supervising the Section 106 review process as defined by the National Historic Preservation Act, as amended; developing historic contexts for National Register nominations; developing cultural resources management plans; and contributing to numerous environmental assessments and environmental impact statements. Mr. Peter is known for his creative solutions to Section 106 compliance and his ability to guide competing interests toward a strategy that is acceptable to all interests. Mr. Peter has been the primary contributor to integrated cultural resources management plans for a number of Department of Defense installations. These management plans, which have been noted as clear, concise, and user-friendly, address the management needs for archeological resources, architectural resources, and Native American concerns. He holds a B.A. in history from Luther College; and an M.A. in anthropology from Southern Methodist University. He has done graduate work in anthropology at Iowa State University.
*Geo-Marine does not provide engineering, surveying, or GIS services in North Carolina. This work is subcontracted to properly licensed engineering or land surveying firms