March 7, 2022

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Geosyntec Expands Client Service in Michigan with Detroit Location

Geosyntec is excited to announce the opening of its newest office location at 3011 West Grand Boulevard, Suite 301, in Detroit's iconic Fisher building located in the New Center business district. This marks the second location for the company in Michigan, with its first office located in Ann Arbor.

The addition of the Detroit office shows our dedication to the Michigan market and serving our clients. The office will serve federal, state, municipal, and private sector clients with full geo-environmental services and is supported by a nationwide team of diverse professionals and experts. Diverse industry sectors we serve include power, automotive, manufacturing, consumer goods, waterfront development, real estate transfer and development, and legal.

Practitioners in the new office will help our clients create exceptional solutions for a broad range of geo-environmental needs. These include guiding industrial and utility clients through complex regulations and remediation and site closures, redevelopment of brownfield sites, vapor intrusion investigation and mitigation, PFAS, emerging contaminants, environmental management, restoration and management of water and natural resources, waste management, water management, environmental permitting, compliance, litigation support, and geotechnical specialty services. In addition, our geostructural and construction engineering practitioners will provide constructability- and risk-centered services in design optimization and value engineering, foundation design, support of excavation and heavy bulkhead structures, structural design for temporary and permanent structures, and controlled demolition.  For all our services, we are very proud to provide innovative and best-value solutions.

Mike Coram, C.P.G., is a Senior Geologist with 17 years of experience in environmental consulting. His expertise includes utilizing traditional and non-traditional approaches to manage complex remedial projects, vapor intrusion mitigation, investigation and/or remediation of emerging contaminants (including 1,4 Dioxane and PFAS), design and implementation of various remedial technologies, UST-related work, Brownfield redevelopment, and coal combustion residuals (CCR) management. He manages portfolio-level clients in the automotive and transportation industries and is focused on growing clientele invested or located in Southeast Michigan including automotive, energy, and property re-development. Mike will lead the Detroit Office.

Key Practitioners

Clinton Carlson, Ph.D., P.E., is a Geotechnical Engineer and Project Manager with 7 years of experience working on projects related to seismic response analyses, dam safety, municipal solid waste, and coal combustion residual landfill design and remediation, geotechnical instrumentation, and aquatic capping systems. His work has primarily supported federal and power clients for both small and large projects. He is proficient in a variety of programs used for analyses including Strata, DEEPSOIL, Slide, SLOPE/W, and HELP. Prior to joining Geosyntec, Clinton earned his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, where his research focused on the effects of ground motion modification.

Emily Campbell, P.E., CFM, CPESC, is an Engineer and Project Manager with 8 years of experience in water resource engineering. Her project portfolio includes stormwater management and design, dam breach analyses, ecological restoration, treatment wetlands, and flood mitigation. Her experience includes project management, hydraulic, hydrologic, and water quality modeling, GIS analysis, and data management, NPDES permit compliance, bid document preparation, and construction oversight. She is proficient in a variety of design and analysis tools including ArcGIS, Civil 3D, SWMM, HEC-RAS, and HEC-HMS.

John Seymour, P.E., is a Geotechnical Engineer with over 40 years of experience working in the U.S., Canada, and foreign countries in the areas of landfills, site remediation, deep foundations, and construction management.  He has focused on waste management and remediation (Superfund (CERCLA) and RCRA) projects for over 35 years, having had significant involvement in many sites providing professional services in the areas of project management, site characterization, feasibility studies, remedy negotiations, bench/pilot studies, civil/geotechnical design, remedial design, construction quality assurance (CQA), environmental site assessments, expert witness, client representative, and operation and maintenance. He has worked on over 40 geo-environmental sites in Michigan including 6 Superfund sites and 9 CCR sites.

Robert Ferree, C.P.G., is a Senior Principal Geologist with over 35 years of professional experience in environmental consulting.  His expertise includes hydrogeologic investigations; remedial investigations; underground storage tank (UST) removal projects; soil and groundwater sampling plan preparation; soil and groundwater sampling in accordance with RCRA, CERCLA and Part 201/213 guidance; surface and down-hole geophysical methods; remediation system design; remedial system installation; CCR groundwater corrective measures, and environmental site assessments (ESAs).  Rob has participated in the closure of over 50 contaminated sites in Michigan in the last 25 years.

Mark Willobee, CPESC, is an Environmental Compliance Specialist with over 20 years of experience. Mark has extensive experience in assisting clients with compliance for industrial facilities and construction sites. Mark has served as the project manager for projects ranging from addressing compliance concerns at one facility to assisting clients with developing and implementing compliance programs for facilities located in multiple states and nationwide. The programs he has developed and managed have included the development of standardized documents, such as Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs); providing training to facility personnel; conducting compliance audits; and assisting clients in regulatory negotiations.

Jesse Varsho, P.E., is a Principal Engineer with over 20 years of experience in environmental consulting, landfill engineering, construction quality assurance, permitting, compliance, and project management for solid waste management clients throughout the United States. Jesse's practice includes helping clients by developing of designs and construction of landfill liners, leachate collection systems, landfill gas collection systems, final cover systems, stormwater management systems, operating/phasing plans, stormwater management system, odor management systems, closure and post-closure care plans, cost estimates, and permit applications. His solid waste experience includes work for both public and private sector clients in the municipal solid waste (MSW) and industrial waste sectors.

Terry Holman, Ph.D., P.E., is a Senior Principal Engineer with more than 27 years of professional experience focused on the areas of geotechnical and geostructural engineering; design; construction management; specialty geotechnical construction; heavy-civil construction; and environmental heavy demolition. Terry leads Geosyntec's national Geostructural and Construction Engineering initiative. His specialties include evaluation of construction risk and mitigation mechanisms and technical and construction management of high-risk designs, project development elements, peer review, and permitting processes.

More Information

Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
3011 West Grand Boulevard, Suite 301
Detroit, MI, 48202
Phone:  +1-313-209-5610