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R.A. Smith National Names New Associates

by Jessica Pairrett 8. January 2016 11:12

R.A. Smith National — a multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm — headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., has named John Frydrych, Stephan Hoffmann, Chris Stamborski and Chuck Stevens as new associates.

John Frydrych

John Frydrych is the eastern regional manager in R.A. Smith National’s Oakmont, Pa., office. Frydrych joined the firm in 2004 and has led the eastern office since that time. He has more than 24 years of broad-based civil engineering, municipal engineering and land development design experience. The markets he has served include retail, commercial, hospitality and industrial developments, as well as expert witness work associated with land development. Frydrych is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia.

Stephan HoffmannStephan Hoffmann is the director of transportation at the firm’s Brookfield, Wis., headquarters. Hoffmann joined the firm in 2006 and was named director in 2014. He has more than 22 years of project management and design experience, including rural and urban roadway reconstruction and rehabilitation, drainage analysis, utility coordination, public involvement and environmental documentation. Hoffmann is a licensed professional engineer in Wisconsin.

Chris Stamborski

Chris Stamborski is the assistant director of municipal services at
the firm’s Brookfield, Wis., headquarters. Stamborski joined the firm
in 2000 and has been a key leader in the municipal division,
assisting in its growth and the addition of new services. He has
more than 15 years of experience, spending the better part of his career specializing in sanitary sewer evaluation, investigation and rehabilitation. Stamborski also has experience in urban and rural
road design, stormwater management, water main and sanitary
sewer facilities, and is the current engineer for the towns of
Raymond and Ixonia. Stamborski is a licensed professional
engineer in Wisconsin.

Chuck Stevens

Chuck Stevens is the director of marketing at the firm’s Brookfield, Wis., headquarters. Stevens joined the firm in 2000 and has been instrumental in developing the firm’s corporate brand, furthering growth and new opportunities, strategic planning, as well as
leading the corporate marketing and marketing communications programs. He has more than 34 years of experience in the
marketing, public relations and newspaper industries. Stevens is chairman of the Wisconsin Philharmonic marketing committee and
also a member of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and
Waukesha County marketing committee.

The associate program at R.A. Smith National was created to provide recognition and reward to employees who have consistently demonstrated exemplary leadership, performance, unwavering dedication, loyalty and support for the principles, philosophies and goals of the firm.

R.A. Smith National Conducts Land Surveying/GPS Demonstration for Point Park University's Civil Engineering Technology Students

by Karen Wiesneski 5. November 2015 08:43

R.A. Smith National — a multi-disciplined civil engineering, structural engineering, and surveying firm in Pittsburgh – recently demonstrated the use of GPS (global positioning system) to students enrolled in survey courses at Point Park University. This year marks the sixth year that R.A. Smith National extended this opportunity to the civil engineering technology students at the university.

R.A. Smith National’s Pete Brothers, survey manager, has conducted this hands-on GPS demonstration during fall in each of the last six years. The demonstration has been well received and appreciated by the students and instructors. This is the first year that two sessions of the survey course were offered due to increased enrollment. John Harrocks and Dan Powell, also of R.A. Smith National’s Pittsburgh office, assisted Brothers with the first day of the two-day presentation.

Earlier this year R.A. Smith National sponsored (for the second consecutive year) a project for the capstone course that runs during the summer term at Point Park University. A project was created and outlined by R.A. Smith National’s civil engineer Anthony Simelis who is a 2010 graduate of Point Park University. This year a group of five civil engineering technology students worked closely with R.A. Smith National to create a site plan, identify zoning criteria, work through grading concepts, and establish and design a storm sewer system for the capstone project. The final project was presented in August to the class, faculty and industrial sponsors. R.A. Smith National plans to continue its sponsorship of a capstone project annually.

The GPS demonstrations and capstone course sponsorships have been initiated and led by John Frydrych, R.A. Smith National’s eastern regional manager. Frydrych has volunteered as an active member of Point Park University's industrial advisory committee since 2003. In this role, John provides guidance for the program's curriculum; monitors trends within the industry; and assists with the accreditation of the CET program by the accreditation board for engineering and technology.


R.A. Smith National's Pete Brothers (at left) conducts a demonstration of the use of GPS for land surveying purposes to a class of civil engineering technology students at Point Park University.

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