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Matthew Stangel Joins R.A. Smith National as Ecologist

by Karen Wiesneski 27. September 2016 06:37

Matthew Stangel has joined R.A. Smith National — a multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm — in Brookfield, Wis., as an ecologist. Stangel is providing wetland and ecological services with an emphasis on providing environmental reviews and permitting services.

Stangel’s experience includes project management and construction of a variety of ecological restoration projects including stream bank reconstruction, erosion control, herbicide application and others. His experience further includes soil sampling, water quality monitoring, and groundwater conservation efforts. Stangel has gained diverse experience in the water resources and ecological fields including working for a private consultant as well as interning for a nature conservancy and NEW Water (Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District).

Stangel holds a bachelor’s degree in geography with an emphasis in environmental geography and a master’s degree in freshwater sciences and technology, both from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

New Employees Welcomed to R.A. Smith National

by Jessica Pairrett 22. June 2016 12:11

New employees at R.A. Smith National

R.A. Smith National, a nationwide civil and structural engineering and surveying firm, has hired many new faces so far in 2016. Below, meet our new employees.

Structural Engineering Division

Mike Kren and Paul Petrides, P.E., joined our growing structural engineering services division. Mike focuses on residential building design projects. Paul’s diverse background as both designer and project engineer match perfectly with his R.A. Smith National building design projects.

Jeff Perrin has also joined the structural division as a structural engineer. He brings his experience with precast concrete framing, concrete repair and structural construction documents to the firm.

Paul Woolson joined the firm as a structural CAD technician in our Madison, Wis., office. Paul has four years of experience with structural CAD work.

Construction Services Division

Mike Frane was welcomed to the construction services division. He has expansive construction experience, including underground utility installation and construction inspection.

Mike Dufern was welcomed back to R.A. Smith National, along with his 45 years of experience in both construction and engineering. His expertise lies in infrastructure, transportation and commercial/residential developments.

Ed Rivera joined the firm as a construction services representative and offers his 30 years of experience to the division.

Municipal Services Division

After working as a co-op student within the division, Rich Gebhart officially joined the firm after graduation. During his co-op experience, Rich gained knowledge of and worked on many projects for our municipal clients.

Land Development Services Division

Katie LeDoux is also a recent graduate who spent her co-op time with R.A. Smith National. Katie’s projects for the land development industry have included commercial and retail, residential and others.

Land Development Services—Irvine

Our Irvine, Calif., office expanded with the addition of civil engineer Andy Nguyen. Andy’s projects, in retail, industrial and hospitality markets, allow him to provide engineering services throughout the western U.S.


Lori Wirsching is an experienced accounting professional who is confidently leading the department as controller.

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