Brent W. Lippman
Valley, Ariz., has been appointed to the board of directors for ESS, Tempe,
Ariz. For nearly 20 years, Lippman has established a reputation for generating
aggressive growth as a CEO or board member of several public and private
technology companies. In 1997, he was named CEO of JDA Software Inc., and ESS.
Previously, Lippman founded Khimetrics Inc., a U.S.-based provider of
enterprise software. Robert Cox
, a communications
professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was elected by the
Sierra Club’s board of directors to return as president of the nation’s largest
environmentalist organization. Cox has been a club leader for more than 25
years, and served as president of the organization twice before, from 2000-2001
and from 1994-1996. He led the club in launching its Training Academy for
grassroots organizers, expanding its environmental justice program and reaching
out to more diverse members. He also nurtured the club’s Blue-Green alliance
with unions, and secured funding for the Sierra Student Coalition, the youth
branch of the club.Peter Filanc, P.E.
nationally recognized leader in the water and wastewater industries and former
president of J.R. Filanc Construction Co., died on May 9 following a lengthy
illness. Filanc was 54. For the past year, he had primarily been involved in
the general engineering company’s strategic planning and business development
activities, said his brother, Mark Filanc, who has assumed the presidency.
Filanc also had been speaking at water and wastewater industry conferences
throughout the United States.Gary R. McAllister, P.E.
been named to head the new Portsmouth, N.H., office of GZA GeoEnvironmental
Inc. McAllister is senior project manager for the company and a registered
professional engineer with over 17 years of experience in engineering, field
inspection, project management, logistics and operations in the consulting
industry. He has provided geotechnical, environmental, construction and civil
consulting for the general building, environmental, industrial, transportation,
manufacturing and energy industries throughout the East Coast.
EPA Region 3 (Mid-Atlantic) presented its
Lorraine Urbiet Communicator of the Year Award to Patricia L.
, of Northeast Philadelphia, at its annual employee recognition
ceremony on April 24. The award is given to a regional employee in memory of
Lorraine Urbiet (1947-1993), who personified excellence in communications with
creativity and caring. Taylor, a community involvement coordinator with the
Hazardous Sites Cleanup Division, was particularly recognized for setting up a
community outreach program for Hurricane Rita victims that has since been
emulated across the agency.Edward J. Garbin, Ph.D, P.E.
has been named chief engineer for Hayward Baker’s Southern Region Tampa, Fla.,
office. In that position, Garbin will lead the design of specialty geotechnical
systems, research and development involving new and existing technologies, as
well as design and implementation of instrumentation and load testing. Prior to
joining the company, Garbin was a geotechnical engineering manager and drilling
manager for Universal Engineering Sciences in Tampa, Fla.