ACEC Names Two Langan Engineers 2009 Young Professionals of the Year

New York, NY (November 5, 2009) – Two of the five engineers named by The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) as 2009 “Young Professionals of the Year” work at Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, a premier site development engineering and environmental consulting firm. This national ACEC awards competition program strives to promote the accomplishments of young engineers by highlighting their engineering contributions and the resulting impact on society. In order to be eligible to compete in ACEC’s highly selective application process, nominees must have a degree in engineering and be 30 years of age or younger.

Walter (Kyle) Bogardus, P.E., an assistant project manager at Langan in New Haven, Connecticut, is responsible for the oversight of the production of conceptual, permitting and construction documents for a wide variety of site development projects. A civil engineer, with a bachelor’s degree from The Citadel, he specializes in stormwater management design studies and regulatory permitting.

In addition to his civilian career, Bogardus is a Captain in the United States Army Reserve where he is currently serving as Company Commander of the 424th Engineer Company in Rutland, Vermont. His unit has deployed to Kuwait/Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, to Germany in support of troop construction projects, and to Niger Africa in support of the global war on terrorism.

K. Brent Gatlin, P.E., LEED AP, a senior staff engineer at Langan in New York City, has extensive water resources engineering experience and has applied “green” design to city parks, greenways, bicycle lanes, public schools, institutions, and multi-use developments. His expertise has been enhanced through his broad international experience, including performing the site design and layout of the new U.S. Embassy in Panama, as well as site improvements for the U.S. Embassy in Moscow and David Farragut High School in Rota, Spain.

Additionally, Gatlin worked with Engineers Without Borders on the Cambodia Water Project to design and construct a new dam to provide irrigation for residents dealing with severe food shortages. He also volunteers with New York Cares to help revitalize New York City.

“Kyle Bogardus and Brent Gatlin are exceptional young engineers and we are proud that they are part of the Langan team,” said David T. Gockel, President/CEO, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services. “The fact that two of the five ACEC Young Professionals of the Year work at Langan speaks to the culture of our company, but the real credit goes to Kyle and Brent and their ability to distinguish themselves among their peers in the industry.”

About Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Elmwood Park, N.J., Langan ( provides integrated site engineering and environmental consulting services for private developers, property owners and public sector clients. Firms services include site/civil, geotechnical, and environmental engineering, as well as landscape architecture and planning, survey/mapping, BIM-compatible 3D Laser Scanning, traffic/transportation, CADD/GIS, natural and cultural resources/permitting, and sustainable design consulting. Langan employs more than 500 professionals and has regional offices in New York City; Philadelphia, Bethlehem, and Doylestown, PA; New Haven, CT; Trenton, NJ; Arlington, VA; Miami and Tallahassee, FL; Las Vegas, NV, and Irvine, CA.  With more than 125 LEED APs, the firm ranks among the top 30 Green Design Firms by Engineering News-Record and has consistently ranked among the Top 5 Best Engineering Firms to Work For by Civil Engineering News. Langan International, the worldwide subsidiary of Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, with offices in London, Athens, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, provides all firm services to private and public sector clients around the globe.

About ACEC
The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC; is the voice of America’s engineering industry. Council members – numbering more than 5,500 firms throughout the country – are engaged in a wide range of engineering works that propel the nation’s economy, and enhance and safeguard America’s quality of life. These works allow Americans to drink clean water, enjoy a healthy life, take advantage of new technologies, and travel safely and efficiently. The Council’s mission is to contribute to America’s prosperity and welfare by advancing the business interests of member firms.

Photo caption: K. Brent Gatlin and Kyle Bogardus, ACEC 2009 Young Professionals of the Year, with Andrew J. Ciancia, Langan Senior Principal