RETTEW Promotes Two in Environmental Sciences Group

Stipe and Synoracki Named Group Managers

Lancaster, Pa. — RETTEW, an Engineering News-Record top 500 design firm providing engineering, transportation, environmental consulting, planning and surveying services, recently promoted John B. Stipe, III, CPSS and Daniel P. Synoracki to group managers. Stipe and Synoracki work in RETTEW’s environmental sciences group.

“John and Dan have consistently demonstrated their ability to manage projects, guide and mentor staff, and deliver exceptional service to our clients,” said Mark Lauriello, PE, president, RETTEW. “They possess the necessary skills and desire to succeed as group managers, and I congratulate them on their deserved promotions.”  

As group managers, Stipe and Synoracki are responsible for project management support, mentoring and coaching project managers and ensuring successful project execution and stellar service delivery. They are also responsible for ensuring client satisfaction and fostering business development.    

John B. Stipe, III, CPSS
Stipe (right) has nearly 13 years of environmental consulting experience, which includes Phase I and II environmental site assessments, environmental permitting, Pennsylvania Act 2 site investigations, site planning and design, and soil and geologic investigations. He is a certified professional soil scientist (CPSS) and an associate of the firm. Prior to his becoming a group manager, he was a project manager in the environmental sciences group; he has been with RETTEW since 1998. Stipe 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 of the Conestoga Township Planning Commission. Stipe resides in Conestoga, Lancaster County, PA. 

Daniel P. Synoracki
Synoracki (left) has more than 23 years of experience in project management and environmental consulting, including natural resource identification and evaluation, site planning, stream and wetland encroachment permitting, stream restoration and wetland mitigation design and construction oversight. Additionally, he has conducted water quality studies to determine the impacts of nonpoint source agricultural runoff, hazardous waste sites, and industrial effluents on the ecology of streams and rivers. A Bloomsburg University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in biology and environmental planning, Synoracki has been instrumental in developing the firm’s watershed analysis and stream restoration services since his coming to RETTEW in 1999. He is a founding member of the Little Conestoga Watershed Alliance and also a member of the Paradise Sportsman’s Association. Synoracki resides in Lancaster, Lancaster 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