New Program Identifies Firm’s Up-and-Coming Leaders; Broadens Employee Ownership Opportunities
Lancaster, Pa. — RETTEW, a multidiscipline engineering, planning, land development, environmental consulting and surveying firm, today announced 11 employees as the firm’s first associates. RETTEW created its new associates program to recognize employees who consistently contribute to the firm’s growth, profitability and overall success.
“These individuals are dedicated to delighting clients on a daily basis and serve as role models in our organization,” said Mark P. Lauriello, president, RETTEW. “I congratulate them and thank them for their leadership, entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to RETTEW’s core values, mission, vision and purpose.”
RETTEW created the associates program to complement the firm’s principal shareholder program, which the firm launched in 2002, extending ownership of the privately held firm beyond its board of directors to other select leaders at RETTEW. RETTEW’s board of directors approves all associates program members and determines if an associate will enter the program at tier one or tier two. Both tiers provide employees with special opportunities for professional development and profit-sharing, but only tier two associates purchase an entry-level of RETTEW stock. The board determines whether a tier one associate may advance to tier two. With the board’s approval, associates may also graduate from the program by purchasing additional levels of stock and advancing to principal shareholder.
Clayton E. Bubeck, PE – Bubeck serves as an environmental engineering group manager and heads up RETTEW’s Schuylkill Haven, Pa., office. A native of Schuylkill County, Bubeck obtained a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from Wilkes University and has been with the firm since 2000. Bubeck is the firm’s only tier two associate. He resides in Wayne Township, Schuylkill County, Pa.
James R. Caldwell – Caldwell joined RETTEW’s civil/municipal group in 1999 as a project manager and serves as engineering representative for a number of municipalities in southcentral Pa. He has an associate’s degree in forest technology from Williamsport Area Community College and resides in Conestoga, Lancaster County, Pa.
Brian W. Engle, PE – Working in RETTEW’s Camp Hill, Pa., office, Engle is a land development group manager. He has a master’s degree in agricultural engineering from Penn State University and is a resident of Boiling Springs, Cumberland County, Pa. Engle joined RETTEW in 2005.
Timothy A. Falkenstein – Falkenstein has been with RETTEW since 1993 and is a senior biologist in the firm’s Lancaster natural sciences group. He holds a master’s degree in biology from Shippensburg University and resides in Springettsbury Township, York County, Pa.
Jeanette L. Keylor – Keylor joined RETTEW in 2003 and is presently a senior marketing coordinator in the firm’s Lancaster client services group. She earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Messiah College and resides in Denver, Lancaster County, Pa.
Richard B. Orner, PLS – With RETTEW since 1987, Orner serves as group manager and oversees survey operations in the firm’s Camp Hill, Pa., office. A resident of Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa., he has an associate’s degree in surveying technology and engineering from Penn State University.
Michael G. Rielly, EIT – Rielly has been with RETTEW since 2005 and presently serves as a project manager in the firm’s Liberty, N.Y., land development group. Rielly earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology and resides in Rock Hill, Sullivan County, N.Y.
Quentin D. Rissler, PE – Rissler has served as RETTEW’s lead bridge engineer since joining the firm’s Lancaster transportation group in 1999. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and resides in Lancaster, Pa.
John M. Schick, EIT – Schick serves RETTEW’s transportation group as a senior project manager specializing in traffic engineering. He came to RETTEW in 1998 and works in the firm’s Lancaster office. A graduate of Youngstown State University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, Schick resides in East Petersburg, Lancaster County, Pa.
Timothy J. Staub, AICP – With a master’s degree in geography and regional planning from California University of Pa., Staub is a community planner in RETTEW’s civil/municipal group in the Lancaster, Pa, office. He is 10-year veteran of RETTEW and resides in York, Pa.
Joel E. Young, RLA – Young came to RETTEW in 2005 is presently a land development group manager in the firm’s Lancaster, Pa, office. Holding a master’s degree in landscape architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Young is a resident of Willow Street, Lancaster County, Pa.
Established in 1969, RETTEW is a full-service firm providing engineering, land development, planning, surveying and environmental consulting services. With 250 employees, RETTEW has offices located in Camp Hill, Chester Springs, Lancaster, Nazareth, and Schuylkill Haven, Pa.; and Liberty and Margaretville, N.Y. For more information on any of RETTEW’s services, please call 1-800-RETTEW-5.
Photo caption: Seated (l-r): Clayton E. Bubeck, PE (tier two associate); Quentin D. Rissler, PE; Richard B. Orner, PLS; and Timothy A. Falkenstein. Standing (l-r): Michael G. Rielly, EIT; James R. Caldwell; Timothy J. Staub, AICP; Jeanette L. Keylor; Joel E. Young, RLA; Brian W. Engle, PE; and John M. Schick, EIT.