Applying academic innovation to real-life groundwater problems
Michael Kovacich, CPG, CP graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1991 with a major in geology and a minor in biology. He received his Master of Science in Earth Science from Western Michigan University in 1999, specializing in contaminant hydrogeology and coastal processes.
Helping Indonesia achieve its renewable energy and emissions reduction goals
William (Bill) Meade has more than 30 years of international experience, specializing in energy, environment, and economic growth.
He has supported government agencies, industry associations, and private companies in the design and implementation of renewable energy, energy efficiency, environmental impact assessment, environmental management, rural economic development, and sustainable tourism.
Investigation, modeling, and engineering design for construction of effective, innovative, and cost-effective solutions to remediate contaminated sediments
Steve McGee has more than 30 years of experience in the investigation, development, and implementation of sediment remediation projects. He has studied and managed several of the largest sediment remediation efforts in the United States, from the Fox River in Wisconsin to the Kalamazoo River in Michigan. Mr.
Creating a safety culture across our company and keeping employees engaged
Chris McClain, Tetra Tech’s vice president of Corporate Health & Safety, has 30 years of experience in safety and industrial hygiene. She has spent the last 20 years managing health and safety programs at Tetra Tech. Ms. McClain maintains dual professional certifications as a Certified Safety Professional and a Certified Industrial Hygienist. She specializes in recognition and control of occupational hazards, focused on compliance and program development.
Pushing the envelope of how buildings perform and positively affect occupants
Shane Gerkin is a project engineer with Glumac, A Tetra Tech Company, based in Irvine, California. As part of Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group, he specializes in sustainable design projects for state and local municipalities, and commercial clients. Shane has a degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University. We talked with Shane as part of our #TtInspires campaign celebrating the passion of Tetra Tech employees. Follow #TtInspires on social media for more stories.
Providing accredited training courses for wildfire awareness and safety to support resilience in Australia for people working in bushfire prone environments
Tetra Tech is providing volunteers, employees, and contractors across Australia—who may be exposed to bushfire risks in their duties or activities—with formal training on how to maintain awareness of and respond safely to bushfires to support resilience.
Dedicating one of the largest, solar-powered water treatment plants in Liberia and West Africa
On November 28, 2018, community officials, the Liberian government, and officials from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) celebrated the dedication of the Sanniquellie City water treatment plant. As part of the USAID Liberia Municipal Water Project (LMWP), Tetra Tech designed a solar-powered water treatment plant and public distribution system, placing kiosks within 500 meters of homes to reduce the time families spend collecting water to under 30 minutes.
Supporting USAID and its partners in developing a commercially viable, conflict-free supply chain for artisanal minerals from the DRC
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently launched a new video that tells the story of how its local and international partners are developing a commercially viable, conflict-free supply chain for artisanal minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Developing next generation data center design concepts for facilities around the world
Glumac, A Tetra Tech Company, part of Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group, today announced it has hired data center design veteran Vali Sorell, PE, as its newest Mission Critical Vice President, Mechanical Engineering and Design.
Prior to joining Glumac, Vali spent 12 years with Syska Hennessy Group as Principal and Chief HVAC Engineer for its Critical Facilities Group. Since 2016 he has helmed his own firm, Sorell Engineering, providing high-level consulting to mission critical clients around the world.
Providing funding and engineering support to the Voices of African Mothers Girls Academy in Sogakope, Ghana, to empower girls through education
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Ghana’s Volta Region has the lowest quality of education in the country. Girls are particularly affected by lack of education facilities, with enrollment dropping from 62 percent in primary school to only 8 percent in secondary school. Tetra Tech worked with nongovernmental organization Voices of African Mothers (VAM) and Cornell University Sustainable Design’s Sustainable Education Ghana (SEG) team to create a sustainable school for girls in the Volta Region. The school will create a safe-haven for 240 girls to receive quality education, mentorship, food, water, and shelter.