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PROJECT LEADERSHIP

RIZZO Maintains A Committee Of Engineers And Geoscientists Tasked With Project Management, Technical Leadership, Business Development, And The Realization Of Our Client's Goals And Our Corporate Objectives.
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Juan Gutierrez, Ph.D., P.E.

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF ENGINEERING

Dr. Gutierrez is a senior engineer at RIZZO with nearly 10 years of professional experience. Dr. Gutierrez has specific expertise in geomechanical analysis, forensic analysis of foundations, settlement analysis, soil liquefaction analysis, and bearing capacity analysis. He also has experience in the planning and execution of field geotechnical investigations and advanced geotechnical analysis and numerical modeling for slope stability and static and dynamic soil-structure interaction analyses.

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Michael F. Rosenmeier, Ph.D.

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF EARTH SCIENCES

Dr. Rosenmeier is a geoscientist with nearly 25 years of combined professional experience in consulting and academia. He presently serves as Vice President of Earth Sciences at RIZZO and is the practice lead and project management lead for water resources related projects. Dr. Rosenmeier’s specializations include general geology and engineering geology, hydrogeology, stable isotope and low temperature geochemistry, soils and geomorphology, water resources management, watershed hydrology and geochemical mass balance modeling, limnology, and hydro-climatology. At RIZZO, Dr. Rosenmeier provides technical expertise and project management for various dams and water resources, power generation, infrastructure, and mining-related projects.

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Vann K. Stephenson, P.E.

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT CIVIL INFRASTRUCTURE

Mr. Stephenson has over 40 years of Engineering and Project Management leadership experience in the Utility Industry with full Responsibility for the Engineering, Construction and Self Commissioning of large Power Generation Projects.  These include Nuclear, Gas, Clean Air, Renewables and Transmission related Projects. Mr. Stephenson was responsible for the Site Selection, Site Characterization, Site Specific Engineering and Regulatory Interface associated with the NRC Issued LEVY County COLA.  Mr. Stephenson also has over 25 years Experience in Nuclear Operations including holding various  Management positions in Engineering and Plant Operations Departments as well as holding an SRO Management Certification. Mr. Stephenson is currently responsible at RIZZO for the Engineering Development and Execution of Large Civil Infrastructure related Projects. These responsibilities include Power Plant Siting and Site Characterization, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Project Management as well as development and support of Green Energy Technology Projects. 

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Jill Lynch Reed

VICE PRESIDENT CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

Ms. Reed has more than 35 years of progressively responsible experience in both engineering and construction environments. Her high level of involvement on both sides of a project has provided a solid understanding and ability to identify critical features of a project and key aspects of prospective projects for the company. Ms. Reed has managed numerous domestic and international infrastructure projects for RZZO, providing management of scope, schedule, budget, and quality assurance, quality control, and supervision of construction support services provided by RIZZO on multiple construction projects. She is currently involved in the southern border fence construction upgrades, as well as dams and water resources projects.

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Yigit Isbiliroglu, Ph.D., P.E.

VICE PRESIDENT OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

Dr. Isbiliroglu has extensive experience with soil-structure interaction analyses for nuclear power plant structures and with seismic probabilistic risk assessment related fragility calculations for mechanical and electrical equipment, structures, and distribution systems. Dr. Isbiliroglu has also led seismic margin analyses in support of mitigating strategies assessments, and performed seismic walkdowns of electrical and mechanical components.

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Cagri Cinkilic, P.E.

VICE PRESIDENT OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

Mr. Cinkilic has eight years of professional experience in the area of Geotechnical and Structural Engineering. Mr. Cinkilic’s expertise includes soil-structure interaction analyses for nuclear power plant structures, seismic probabilistic risk assessment related fragility calculations, geotechnical field investigation program, settlement, bearing capacity and liquefaction analyses, subsurface characterization, and numerical methods applied to geotechnical problems. Mr. Cinkilic is an accomplished remote pilot with experience as the pilot-in-command of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). He has developed RIZZO’s UAS operations using years of engineering experience and a deep understanding of applications. His experience with flight operations, coupled with his strong technical skills bring clients valuable insight into their operations.

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Brian Lipinski, Ph.D., P.G.

VICE PRESIDENT OF GEOSCIENCES

Dr. Lipinski is a Geoscientist and Technical Project Manager with over 20 years of experience in various industries ranging from natural gas exploration to geotechnical engineering to environmental consulting. He is experienced in all aspects of project management, including bid solicitation, executing contracts, developing project execution plans, risk analysis, scheduling, stakeholder management, project monitoring, and tracking deliverables. He is experienced in the geotechnical characterization of energy sites, including wind/solar farms, interstate transmission lines, and natural gas wellpads/pipelines. Over the course of his career, he also implemented and managed complex geophysical projects to aid in the exploration and exploitation of the Marcellus and Utica Shales. Additionally, he was integral in implementing large scale water sourcing projects within the Susquehanna River Basin in support of early unconventional shale well operations.

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