Langan Engineering & Environmental Services Management Transition

The Board of Directors of Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc. is pleased to announce a management transition in which David T. Gockel, P.E. will continue as President, a position he assumed in January 2004, and George P. Kelley, P.E. will take on the role of Chairman of the Board in January 2005. This phase of the firm’s management transition has been underway for the past 4 years and will enable the firm to continue providing excellence in engineering and environmental services for its clients under the direction of its Principals and Associates.

Gockel, as President, will be assuming the leadership responsibilities previously held by Bernard Langan, who founded the firm in 1970 and stepped down in December 2004 as part of the planned transition. Bernie will continue to practice as B.F. Langan Consultants, LLC and will work with Langan Engineering personnel on special projects.  The firm has created a scholarship, in Langan’s name, for engineering students who have exhibited technical excellence in their engineering curriculum.

Gockel and Kelley will be assisted in managing the firm by the other Principals, George E. Derrick, P.E., Michael A. Semeraro, P.E., Nicholas DeRose, P.G., Andrew J. Ciancia, P.E. and George E. Leventis, P.E., and the new Principals Rudolph Frizzi, P.E. and Ronald Fuerst, C.L.A.

Langan Engineering and Environmental Services Inc. was organized in 1970 and presently has a staff of over 450 located in the corporate office in Elmwood Park, NJ and branch offices in New York City, New Haven, Philadelphia, Doylestown, Trenton,  and Miami. The firm provides multi-disciplined services in all aspects of Civil, Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering and is involved in projects throughout the eastern United States as well as Europe, the Americas and Asia.

The firm has been recognized for technical excellence and has received numerous awards from peer groups and professional organizations.  During the past year, the firm was selected for 3  top  awards in the annual Engineering Excellence National Competition sponsored by the American Council of Engineering Companies for its work on projects located in New Jersey, Florida and Greece.

Everyone at Langan is committed to providing the firm’s clients with an unmatched combination of technical excellence, practical experience and responsiveness.  This proven approach will continue to contribute to the success our clients have enjoyed during Langan’s 34 year history.  For further information on Langan Engineering, contact Ed Geibert, Corporate Marketing Director at 1-800-348-7101 or visit the Langan web site at