RETTEW Promotes Stipe to Director of Geosciences

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,  to  director of geosciences.

“John has consistently demonstrated a commitment to serving our clients and using his leadership and technical skills to provide vision to the geosciences service area,” said Mark Lauriello, PE, president, RETTEW. “I congratulate him on his promotion.”  

As director of geosciences, Stipe is responsible for managing the daily operations of the geosciences group, which serves a wide range of clients, including those involved with natural gas exploration and production in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York and Ohio. Collectively, the geosciences group provides water source development and permitting, geotechnical investigations, environmental due diligence studies, baseline water quality assessments, spill response, storage tank closures, Act 2/brownfield consulting, environmental decommissioning, soil/groundwater remediation, regulatory compliance, waste management consulting and hazardous materials surveys. Stipe also provides coaching and mentoring to his staff, and he is responsible for operational and strategic decisions that impact the group’s development, performance and future growth. He is also tasked with business development, client retention and marketing.

Stipe, who has been with RETTEW since 1998, has nearly 13 years of environmental consulting experience, which includes Phase I and II environmental site assessments, environmental permitting, Pennsylvania Act 2 site investigations, waste management permits and soil and geologic investigations. He was named shareholder of the firm earlier this year and served as group manager of geosciences prior to his being promoted to director. 

Stipe is a certified professional soil scientist (CPSS) with a bachelor’s degree in environmental resource management from Penn State University and additional post-baccalaureate studies in geology and soil science from Millersville University. In addition to several statewide professional associations, he is an active member of the Marcellus Shale Coalition and past board member of the Conestoga Township Planning Commission. Stipe resides in Conestoga, Lancaster County, Pa. 

RETTEW, ranked 12th in 2011 on the list of Best Places to Work in PA, 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 400 employees. Offices are located in Athens, Lancaster, Lehigh Valley, Mechanicsburg, Pittsburgh, Schuylkill Haven and Williamsport, Pa; Canton, Ohio; 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). Visit RETTEW Companies on Facebook and Twitter and RETTEW Associates Inc. on LinkedIn.