Spalding DeDecker Associates, Inc. Elects Board of Directors and Appoints Officers

Rochester Hills, MI (April 5, 2012) – Spalding DeDecker Associates, Inc. (SDA), a regional civil engineering, landscape architectural, and surveying firm, announces the 2012 Board of Directors: Steve Benedettini, Beth Coyle, Catherine DeDecker, PS, Cheryl Gregory, PE, Christopher Robbins, PE, George Platz, PS, and Thomas Sovel, PE. The directors appointed the following officers:

Chairman of the Board                    George Platz, PS   
President / Chief Financial Officer    Steve Benedettini
Vice President / Secretary               Thomas Sovel, PE
Vice President / Treasurer               Catherine DeDecker, PS
Vice President                                Thomas Dohr, PE
Vice President                                Cheryl Gregory, PE
Vice President                                Christopher Robbins, PE
Vice President                                Philip Westmoreland, PE

Steve Benedettini 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, and financial analysis and reporting.

“SDA’s corporate structure as an ESOP provides opportunities for employees to serve on its Board of Directors, if elected by the ESOP Trustees. This year, we welcome three new directors; Beth Coyle, Cheryl Gregory, PE, and Christopher Robbins, PE. Although we retain consistency with the existing four directors, having three new directors provides fresh ideas and will foster new growth opportunities,” 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 and Rochester Hills, Michigan, and San Antonio, Texas, along with several field offices, 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 architectural, pavement management, and land surveying services.