Langan Advances Smith and Vitolano to Associate Level

Elmwood Park, New Jersey (June 15, 2010) – Langan Engineering & Environmental Services officially announced that Jeff Smith, PG, and Christopher Vitolano, PE, LEED AP have been promoted to Associates with the firm. Smith helps lead Langan’s environmental practice in Philadelphia, which encompasses Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Vitolano helps lead the firm’s site/civil engineering practice in New York, which includes all five boroughs and Long Island.

A hydrogeologist and expert in RCRA/CERCLA programs, Smith possesses extensive experience managing the mitigation of complex technical, regulatory, and legal issues, resulting in the development of alternative, cost-effective, practical solutions to environmental problems.  He has also led many successful investigation/closure strategies under the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Land Recycling Program and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regulatory programs. 

A trusted resource in the industry, Vitolano has managed the site planning, engineering design, permitting, and construction of a wide variety of commercial, retail, residential, and institutional development projects throughout New York. He has extensive knowledge of the permitting process and relationships with agencies such as NYC Departments of Transportation, Environmental Protection, and City Planning, as well as the New York State DEC. His expertise includes urban redevelopment, master planning, utility infrastructure, site assessments, waterfront sites, and sustainable stormwater designs.

“Jeff Smith and Chris Vitolano are top performers and we are pleased to promote them to the Associate level at Langan,” said David T. Gockel, President/CEO, Langan. “It is important to recognize that Jeff and Chris often provide their knowledge and skills to support the re-development of critical urban core areas in the New York and Philadelphia regions. While Langan works in virtually every real estate sector, we take particular pride in overcoming the challenges of complicated city projects, and for such assignments there are no better technical experts than Jeff Smith and Chris Vitolano.”

About Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Elmwood Park, NJ, Langan ( provides integrated site engineering and environmental consulting services for private developers, property owners and public sector clients. Firm 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 ranked among the Top 5 Best Engineering Firms to Work For by CE 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.