What a year it has been! 2018 has been a very busy, but rewarding year for KU Resources. We started off with the addition of four new shareholders of the company, Sara Covolo, Kenneth Krupowicz, Stephen Pesch, and Kate Sinkus, and we are pleased to have them aboard. Not only have we gained additional shareholders, but we have also gained a few new employees this year! Jacob Catt, EIT, joined us in April as a Senior Project Engineer, Anthony Deluca, a Geologist, started in November and Ronald Carrola, PE, a Project Manager, also joined KU in November. Additionally, Daniel Kerschner will be starting in December as a full-time Geologist. We are excited to have each of them as part of our team and look forward to the work that they will complete in the future.
In May, we expanded our headquarters in Duquesne by adding an additional 5,000 square feet. This space created 4 new offices, 6 workstations along with additional garage space for equipment.
In August, KU Resources acquired R.F Mitall and Associates, an engineering firm located in Plum Borough. With this merger, came a new division, a new office, and 13 additional employees. The Mitall Division of KU Resources offers municipal engineering, land surveying services, in addition to increasing our land development civil engineering capabilities.
In November, KU Resources was announced as one of The Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania! We’d like to give a huge THANKS to our employees for making this happen year after year!
We wish everyone a happy holiday season and prosperous new year. We look forward to working with you in 2019 and are enthusiastic for what the new year will bring!
KU Resources, Inc. has hired Teresa Sekscinski. Ms. Sekscinski is a civil and environmental engineer who will be responsible for developing field support services for clients in the commercial and residential construction sectors. She will also create new business opportunities with general contractors and subcontractors.
“Teresa’s breadth and depth of experience in serving the construction industry will help us to become involved more extensively in a dynamic market that utilizes our expertise,” says Mark Urbassik, a principal in KU Resources. “Her unique blend of technical skills and business knowledge will be extremely valuable to clients and colleagues.”
During her career, which spans more than 25 years, Ms. Sekscinski has managed a wide range of programs and projects related to construction support, including health and safety, soil classification and characterization, waste management, environmental oversight, biological monitoring, water treatment systems and storage tank management. Ms. Sekscinski earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a member of the National Association of Environmental Professionals and an associate member of the Society of Military Engineers.
KU Resources, Inc. has added Tysen Miller, a licensed professional engineer, to its staff as an engineering manager. Mr. Miller’s civil engineering background includes wide-ranging experience in commercial and residential site development. He is heading the coordination of KU’s engineering disciplines to optimize client service and is also responsible for streamlining many of the firm’s business processes, including preparation of RFPs, budgeting, scheduling and managing client relationships.
“Tysen’s wealth of experience and numerous contacts should enable us to expand our presence in the commercial and residential development sectors, as well as in other markets,” says Michael Dowling, a business unit manager at KU Resources. “We are pleased that he is advancing his career with us.”
Prior to joining KU Resources, Mr. Miller was employed by GAI Consultants as a senior engineering manager. In that capacity, he performed civil engineering services on the Regional Industrial Development Corporation’s (RIDC’s) ALMONO riverfront development project at the former LTV Steel site in Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood neighborhood.
Mr. Miller earned an MBA, as well as Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Civil Engineering, from Drexel University. He also holds a LEED AP credential from the U.S. Green Building Council and Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) certification from EnviroCert International.
KU Resources, Inc. has added Stephanie Gundling to its staff. As an environmental scientist, Ms. Gundling assists colleagues with performance of environmental site assessments and field work, as well as with air quality, construction and permitting support services.
“Adding Stephanie to the team enhances our environmental and biological services capabilities,” says Michael Dowling, a business unit manager at KU Resources. “We are pleased that she has chosen to advance her career with us.”
Prior to joining KU Resources, Ms. Gundling was employed by RBR Consulting, where she performed onsite ecological samplings, and developed and analyzed risk assessment data using a variety of modeling software solutions.
Ms. Gundling earned a Master of Science in Biology at James Madison University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Allegheny College.