RETTEW Selects Six Employees as Associates

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 six employees as associates. 

“These individuals consistently go above and beyond by delivering exceptional service to clients and leading by example,” said Mark Lauriello, PE, 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’s associates program complements the firm’s principal shareholder program to recognize employees who consistently contribute to the firm’s growth, profitability and overall success. The program provides special opportunities for professional development and profit-sharing, and associates who successfully advance through the program may be invited to purchase RETTEW stock and become shareholders of the firm.

The following six individuals are RETTEW’s newest associates: 

D. Eric Brinser, RLA
Brinser is a project manager in the firm’s land development group with 15 years of experience in subdivision and land development planning for industrial, commercial, institutional, recreational and residential projects. He has been with the firm for more than 10 years and is a registered landscape architect with a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from West Virginia University. Brinser is a member of the Urban Land Institute and resides in Lancaster County. 

Rebecca S. Denlinger
Denlinger is a regional manager at RETTEW with more than 16 years of experience, which includes working with municipalities and non-profit organizations to identify and secure funding for community and economic development projects. She has been with the firm since 2006 and is certified by the National Development Council as an economic development finance professional. Denlinger earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from the University of Delaware and her master’s degree in public administration from Penn State University. She holds leadership positions in several professional organizations and is active in the West Lampeter Planning Commission. She resides in Lancaster County. 

David E. Hoglund, PE
As manager of bridge engineering within RETTEW’s transportation group, Hoglund oversees  bridge engineering operations and serves as technical advisor, coach and mentor to the firm’s bridge engineers and designers. Hoglund has more than ten years of cumulative experience in structural design, highway design and municipal engineering. Hoglund has been with the firm since 2005 and has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Penn State University. He is president of the Association of Bridge Construction and Design, Susquehanna Chapter, and a Lancaster County resident.

Charles L. Myers, PE
Myers is a project manager in the firm’s environmental engineering group with more than 14 years of experience in wastewater treatment facility design and evaluation and designing stormwater systems and water distribution systems. He has been with RETTEW for five years and has bachelor’s degrees in civil engineering and engineering management from Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla). He is a resident of Lehigh County and active in his church and several professional organizations. 

Seth S. Shafer, PE
Shafer is a project manager in the firm’s land development group. He has been with RETTEW for five years and has more than 12 years of experience, which includes subdivision layout, erosion and sediment control, and stormwater best management practices. Shafer has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with a minor in environmental engineering from Penn State University. He is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He resides in Cumberland County.  

John B. Stipe III, CPSS
Stipe is a project manager in RETTEW’s environmental sciences group and a certified professional soil scientist. He has nearly 12 years in environmental consulting experience, which includes Phase I and II environmental site assessments (ESA), environmental permitting, Pennsylvania Act 2 site investigations, sewage planning modules and soils investigations. He has been with RETTEW since 1998 and has a bachelor’s degree in environmental resource management from Penn State University with additional post-baccalaureate studies in geology and soil science from Millersville University. In addition to several statewide professional associations, he is on the board member of the Conestoga Township Planning Commission. Stipe resides in Lancaster County. 

RETTEW is an Engineering News-Record top 500 design firm providing engineering, transportation, environmental consulting, land development, planning and surveying services to a broad range of clients in the mid-Atlantic region. Beginning in 1969 as a single-person office, today RETTEW has more than 200 employees. Offices are located in Bethlehem, Chambersburg, Lancaster, Mechanicsburg and Schuylkill Haven, Pa.; and Liberty and Margaretville, N.Y. The firm will soon open an office in Williamsport, PA. For more information on any of RETTEW’s services, please call 1-800-RETTEW-5 (1-800-738-8395) or e-mail

Left to right, D. Eric Brinser, RLA, Rebecca S. Denlinger, David E. Hoglund, PE, Charles L. Myers, PE, Seth S. Shafer, PE, John B. Stipe III, CPSS