Spalding DeDecker Associates, Inc. Appoints New Leadership

Rochester Hills, MI (September 10, 2010) – Spalding DeDecker Associates, Inc. (SDA), a regional civil engineering, landscape architecture, and surveying firm, announces the Board of Directors: Paul Wade, PE, Steve Benedettini, Catherine DeDecker, PS, Thomas Dohr, PE, George Platz, PS, and Thomas Sovel, PE. The Directors appointed the following:

Chairman of the Board    Paul Wade, PE   
President / Chief Financial Officer    Steve Benedettini
Vice President / Secretary        George Platz, PS
Vice President / Treasurer        Catherine DeDecker, PS
Vice President        Thomas Sovel, PE
Vice President        Thomas Dohr, PE
Vice President        Cheryl Gregory, PE
Vice President        Joseph Muller, PE
Vice President        David Potter, PE

The newly appointed president, Steve Benedettini (pictured), will be responsible for administrative operations and overall day-to-day management of the corporation. Mr. Benedettini has a Master of Science degree in Finance from Walsh College and Bachelor of Science degrees in Finance and Marketing from Oakland University. He is an active member of the Blue Cross / Blue Shield Customer Advisory Council and is an active member of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan (ACEC/M) Finance Committee. Since joining SDA in 1999, Mr. Benedettini has served as the Financial Manager for SDA, overseeing the accounting and finance functions of the company. His role includes mergers and acquisitions, treasury management, strategic planning, Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP) / 401(k) trustee, and financial analysis and reporting.

“I am honored to be appointed President and Chief Financial Officer by the Board of Directors. I am excited about using my business acumen to bring a fresh perspective to the opportunities and challenges that are presented to SDA. With our employee-owners and leadership team we have in place, I believe SDA has a very bright future,” said Steve Benedettini.

About Spalding DeDecker
Established in 1954, Spalding DeDecker Associates, Inc. is an employee-owned and ISO certified consulting engineering and surveying firm specializing in infrastructure, land development, and surveying. With regional offices in Detroit, Plymouth, and Rochester Hills, and field offices in Trenton and Monroe, Michigan, SDA offers a diverse set of skills to clients who seek solutions to construct and maintain their infrastructure. The firm offers municipal engineering, construction engineering, forensic engineering, transportation engineering, land development, landscape architecture, pavement management, and land surveying services.