WBCM is pleased to announce the following:
January 1, 2013 - WBCM Announces Recent Promotions
The team of architecture, engineering and construction professionals at WBCM announced the promotion of two vice presidents in January 2013.
Blaine Linkous, P.E., P.H., LEED AP was promoted to vice president of site engineering. Formerly chief civil engineer—site department, Linkous is a professional engineer and registered hydrologist with over 13 years of experience in environmental consulting, engineering and construction. He has designed and analyzed stormwater, wastewater, water and drainage projects, in addition to performing assessments of natural resources and obtaining regulatory approvals or permits for numerous projects. Recognized by the Maryland Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers with the Young Civil Engineer of the Year award in 2012, Linkous is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in environmental engineering.
Steve Udzinski, P.E. was promoted to vice president of highway engineering. Formerly chief engineer—highways, Udzinski has over 32 years of experience in planning and design of highways, bridge and transportation projects. Udzinski’s experience includes many facets of highway engineering, including right-of-way acquisition, utility relocations, environmental permitting, geometric design, maintenance of traffic, storm drain design, stormwater management, erosion and sediment control and project management of capital improvement projects for road and bridge projects. In addition, Udzinski’s project portfolio encompasses work on complex highway projects, including streetscapes, urban highway improvements, interchanges and toll facility improvements.
October 22, 2012 - WBCM Wins Consultant of the Year Award
WBCM was awarded "Consultant of the Year" by AIA Baltimore.
March 30, 2012 - WBCM Adds Biologist, Ecologist to Team
The team of architecture, engineering and construction professionals at WBCM welcomes wildlife biologist and ecologist, Jessica Klinefelter, CWB, CE, as a project manager. With over 13 years of technical and management experience in natural resources studies and environmental documentation, Klinefelter joins WBCM’s environmental water resources group.
Klinefelter’s areas of specialization and expertise are in wetland delineations, rare species surveys, wildlife studies, permitting and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance. Her portfolio includes major transportation projects in nearly every Maryland county—as well as projects throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.
She is a published scientist with certifications in Bog Turtle surveying and erosion and sediment control. Klinefelter is an active member of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE), Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Baltimore Chapter, the Minority Business Enterprise Advisory Committee and The Wildlife Society. She chairs the environmental committee for the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).
March 7, 2012 - New Vice President Joins WBCM to Grow Philadelphia Market
John Prybella, PE, has been named vice president at WBCM, an architectural, engineering and construction firm headquartered in Baltimore, Md., with offices in Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, Pa. Prybella will be responsible for establishing and managing the Philadelphia regional office.
Prybella brings more than 33 years of progressive, comprehensive and diverse engineering and project management experience to both public and private sector clients. His experience includes serving as project manager, quality assurance manager and principal-in-charge on numerous bridge and highway projects, bridge inspections and underwater inspections. Prybella’s project résumé encompasses major roadway reconstructions, interchange improvements, new multi-span bridges and bridge rehabilitations including projects requiring unique staging of construction and development of intricate and innovative rehabilitation techniques along major corridors such as I-95, I-78 and PA 33.
“We are excited to welcome John on board to strengthen our existing relationships with transportation clients and to expand WBCM’s full range of services throughout the Philadelphia region,” said Leon Kriebel, PE, president of WBCM.
Prybella holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Drexel University. Registered as a professional engineer in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, he is active in various professional organizations, including the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) and Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE).
January 31, 2011- WBCM Announces New Principals and Promotions
Phil Han, PE, was promoted to senior vice president and Class B principal. Formerly WBCM’s vice president of building structures, Han is a veteran in design and analysis of new and existing structures with an increasing emphasis on military and design/build projects. Han was part of the WBCM team that worked on the W200 project at Washington Navy Yard, which recently won a craftsmanship award for structural steel from the Washington Building Council.
Jesse Lindsay, PE, LEED AP was promoted to senior vice president and Class B principal. Formerly vice president of marine-industrial, Lindsay’s areas of expertise include waterfront design, industrial development, stormwater management, as well as public and private design/build. His paper, titled “Building a Modern Materials Processing Facility to Serve a Traditional Dual Stream System,” was presented at the Global Waste Management Symposium in San Antonio, Texas, in October 2010.
Blaine Linkous, PE, PH, LEED AP was promoted to chief civil engineer—site development. Formerly a project manager in WBCM’s site department, Linkous has more than a decade of civil, environmental and water resources engineering design and analysis experience. He specializes in low-impact site design, permitting, water/wastewater design, stormwater management and water quality, and natural resource design and construction. Linkous is the author of multiple technical papers and conference proceedings related to water quality and natural resource design.
Brian Noll, PE was promoted to chief engineer—environmental water resources. Formerly a project manager of highway/environmental water resources projects, Noll has shared his knowledge of erosion and sediment control, stormwater management and stream restoration through numerous panel discussions at water quality conferences. He will be a presenter at Environmental Connection 2011, the International Erosion Control Association’s annual conference in Orlando in February.
Mike Stasch, PE was promoted to chief engineer—building structures. Formerly a building structures project manager, Stasch’s expertise is in design and analysis of steel, concrete and wood structures. As a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction and the American Concrete Institute, he takes a lead role in mentoring less experienced engineers.
June 1, 2010-Employee Welcome
Stephen Udzinski PE as Chief Engineer for WBCM’s Highway and Environmental Water Resources Engineering groups. With more than 30 years of highway engineering design and public works management experience, Steve will lead WBCM in growing its highway design and environmental water resources presence throughout the region.
Steve began his career working 26 years with SHA and MDTA as a highway engineer and water resources engineer contributing to the completion of major highway improvement projects throughout Maryland. Most recently Steve served as Chief of Engineering and Construction Division for the Cecil County DPW where he managed a multi-disciplined engineering staff to deliver capital improvement projects for roads and bridges, water and wastewater, and solid waste.
Steve has a BS in Civil Engineering from Morgan State University and a MS in Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Steve is a licensed Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
January 8, 2010-Employee Promotions
Mindy Hinsley, CPSM is now a Senior Vice President of the Baltimore-headquartered architecture, engineering and construction firm.
Previously Vice President of Marketing at WBCM, Mindy has 12 years of experience in A/E/C professional services marketing. She will continue to oversee the strategic planning and implementation of the firm’s marketing, business development and corporate communication efforts, as well as the coordination of internal and external marketing functions of WBCM’s 16 divisions and three branch offices. In 2007, she successfully facilitated a fast-track re-branding campaign, resulting in the firm’s current identity and voice—and additional revenue of over $1 million within the first year.
Mindy is the WBCM contact for all Federal/DoD/BRAC and Design-Build business development and the designated GSA Schedule Manager. In addition to involvement the Society of American Military Engineers Baltimore and Ft. Detrick Posts, the ACEC/MD, and the BCPS Career & Technology Education Advisory Council she is an active member and past president of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Chesapeake Chapter, and is the founder of the chapter’s mentoring program. In 2006, Mindy received her Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) professional designation from the SMPS National office.
July 14, 2009-Employee Promotions
Leon Kriebel, PE is the new President of the Baltimore-headquartered architecture, engineering and construction firm. Leon has 34 years of experience in the planning and design of transportation projects throughout the State of Maryland. His broad range of design experience includes expressways, urban streets, streetscapes, interchanges, hydrologic/hydraulic analysis, storm drain design, stormwater management, erosion/sediment control and environmental permits.
In his prior position as Executive Vice President and Principal at WBCM, Leon oversaw the highway, bridge, transportation planning and traffic engineering departments. He has been an active design Principal on major projects, including the award-winning Salisbury Bypass, the Hampstead Bypass, the US 29 & MD 198 Interchange, the Arundel Mills Roadway and the Inter-County Connector (Contract C). Leon is actively involved in A/E/C professional organizations including ACEC, ASCE, ASHE, and DBIA.
January 16, 2009-Employee Welcome
Steven Bower, AIA as Director of Healthcare Architecture in the firm’s Canton Architectural Group. With more than 29 years of planning, design and management experience with a primary focus on healthcare architecture, Steve will lead the firm in developing innovative architecture solutions for the ever-evolving healthcare industry. His work on major hospitals, continuing care retirement communities, clinics and medical offices affirms his footing in the traditional architectural design process, while his experience as a developer and construction manager uniquely aids him in assimilating a client’s view of project parameters and a contractor’s focus on constructability and cost.
Steve’s notable projects include the Frederick County Health Department Complex in Frederick, Maryland, Greater Southeast Community Hospital in Washington, DC, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Maryland, and the Community General Osteopathic Hospital in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
January 18, 2008—Employee Promotions
Mike Wuerthele, PE, Senior Vice President, has been promoted to Class B Principal. Mr. Wuerthele currently serves as the Branch Manager of the firm’s Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office.
Dick Brown, PE has been promoted to Vice President of Bridge Structures. Mr. Brown recently served as Chief Engineer, Bridge Structures.
Mayo Lucas, PHR has been promoted to Vice President of Human Resources. Ms. Lucas recently served as the Director of Human Resources.
Jim Diepold, PE has been promoted to Chief Engineer for Marine-Industrial. Mr. Diepold recently served as Project Manager.
June 18, 2007—Employee Welcome
Michael Bolinger, FAIA, joins the firm’s Canton Architectural group as a Vice President. Mr. Bolinger has both extensive knowledge of project management and a deep understanding of client relationships. He will focus on providing architectural design services for WBCM’s institutional, government and private/public sector clients.
Mr. Bolinger has over 37 years of industry experience, most recently as a principal and practice leader for Cochran, Stephenson & Donkervoet, Inc., a local Baltimore architecture firm. In this role, he directed many complex and notable projects, including the $151 million Baltimore Convention Center and the $38 million worldwide headquarters of Integrated Health Services.
January 4, 2007—Employee Promotions
Joseph O’Neil, PE, Senior Vice President, is promoted to Class B Principal. Mr. O’Neil serves as the Branch Manager of the firm’s Harrisburg (Camp Hill), Pennsylvania, office.
Mindy Hinsley, CPSM, is promoted to Vice President of Marketing. Mrs. Hinsley recently served as the firm’s Business Development Director.
Jesse Lindsay, PE, is promoted to Vice President. Mr. Lindsay is a Project Manager within the firm’s Marine/Industrial division.
November 2006—Awards/Recognition Received
Craftsmanship Award 2006
Awarded by the Building Congress & Exchange
For Structural Steel Erection, Garrett-Jacobs Mansion Courtyard Enclosure, Baltimore, MD
October 2006—Award/Recognition Received
Best Retail Establishment
For Galley Restaurant, Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, FL
Awarded by McGraw Hill/Southeast Construction
May 2006—Award/Recognition Received
Excellence in Concrete Award
Awarded by the MD Chapter, American Concrete Institute
For Harborview Pier Homes, Baltimore, MD
April 2006—Award/Recognition Received
Excellence in Construction, Renovations ($5-15 million)
First Place, Restaurant Category
For Gallery Restaurant, Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, FL
Awarded by Associated Builders & Contractors, Southeast Region
January 18, 2006—Employee Promotions
Marco Legaluppi, PE, is promoted to Executive Vice President and Class-A Principal. Mr. Legaluppi currently oversees WBCM’s Building Structures division.
Mark Shafer, PE, is promoted to Executive Vice President and Class-A Principal. Mr. Shafer currently serves as the head of WBCM’s Marine/Industrial division.
Phil Han, PE, is promoted to Vice President. Mr. Han is the Chief Engineer of WBCM’s Building Structures division.
Kevin Nikiel, AIA, NCARB, is promoted to Vice President. Mr. Nikiel recently served as the Manager of the Architecture group.
Stephen Burdette, AIA, is promoted to Vice President. Mr. Burdette joined WBCM in September 2005. Prior to joining WBCM, he served as Principal of S.C. Burdette Architects, Inc., for 10 years.
January 15, 2006—Community Outreach
WBCM’s Principals challenged employees to donate to the American Red Cross during the week of January 10-14, 2006, for the Tsunami Relief Effort to support those affected by the tsunami in Thailand in December 2005. WBCM agreed to match employee contributions up to $2,000. Our employees rose to the challenge—raising $2,156! After the match, WBCM mailed a check to the American Red Cross Tsunami Relief Effort for $4,156.