RETTEW Welcomes Friday

Senior Biologist to Work Primarily with Natural Gas Clients

Lancaster, Pa. – RETTEW, an Engineering News-Record top 500 design firm providing engineering, transportation, environmental consulting, planning and surveying services, recently welcomed Martin A. Friday as a senior biologist.  

“Marty’s wealth of experience in the areas of environmental assessment and water quality will be of great benefit to our clients,” said Mark Lauriello, PE, president, RETTEW. “I welcome Marty to RETTEW.”

As a senior biologist, Friday will work primarily with RETTEW’s clients who are involved in natural gas exploration and drilling in the Marcellus Shale play. He will conduct wetland identifications, delineations and restorations; environmental assessments; stream and wetland encroachment permit reviews; macroinvertebrate identifications; and water quality, stream and watershed assessments. He will also be responsible for project budgeting and billing, field data collection and analysis, group scheduling and overall project management.

Friday comes to RETTEW from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP); he has an extensive ecological and regulatory background, strengthening RETTEW’s ability to provide comprehensive environmental assessments for clients involved in natural gas exploration and related activities. He has 24 years of experience conducting environmental monitoring and assessment for state and federal government agencies, private industry, and institutional organizations. While at PADEP, he was a water pollution biologist specializing in aquatic resource protection and overseeing several of the agency’s biological monitoring programs. Additionally, he has assessed biological impacts to stream ecosystems following major pollution incidents and documented their recovery through collecting, identifying and analyzing benthic macroinvertebrate communities.

Friday has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Bucknell University and a master’s degree in ecology from Penn State University. He resides in Danville, Montour County, Pa.

RETTEW, ranked by Engineering News-Record magazine as one of the top 500 design firms in the United States, provides engineering, transportation, environmental consulting, planning, surveying and related consulting 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, Schuylkill Haven, and Williamsport, Pa.; and Liberty and Margaretville, N.Y. For more information on any of RETTEW’s services, please call 1-800-RETTEW-5 (1-800-738-8395) or e-mail