October 4, 2013

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Geosyntec Consultants Announces New DeLand Office

DELAND, Fla. — Geosyntec Consultants announces the opening of its new DeLand, Fla., office. Geosyntec established this location to expand its presence in the central Florida area, including those that have come to rely upon the firm's expertise in water resources engineering and solid waste management. The DeLand office is Geosyntec's eighth office in Florida.

"We are eager to grow and increase our presence in central Florida, and DeLand is a particularly exciting location for Geosyntec to better serve its Volusia County area clients," said Geosyntec Associate Chad Drummond, PE, who will manage the office. In addition, Kwasi Badu-Tweneboah, PhD, PE, Mark Ellard, PE, and Jason Christopherson, PE, will support clients from the DeLand office.

Chad has over 12 years of experience in water resources engineering, environmental restoration, and hydrologic and water quality modeling. His water resources background includes evaluating Minimum Flows and Levels (MFLs), assessing Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) and Best Management Practices (BMPs), appraising groundwater/surface water interactions, and simulating hydrogeologic and water quality processes. He has provided water resources engineering services for municipal, private, and water management district clients, and has designed and permitted stormwater management systems for landfills and other facilities across Florida. Chad is a U.S. Navy veteran and received an MS in environmental engineering from the University of Michigan and a BS in civil engineering from the University of South Florida.

Kwasi has over 20 years of consulting and research experience focusing on the design and construction of containment structures for solid and liquid wastes. He specializes in landfill design and permitting, geotechnical investigations, containment system design, resident engineering, and construction management/quality assurance. His clients include commercial waste disposal firms, local governments, and manufacturing/process industries throughout the Midwest and Southeastern U.S. Kwasi received his PhD in geotechnical engineering from the University of Florida, MS in geotechnical engineering from Arizona State University, and BS in civil engineering at the University of Science & Technology in Ghana.