FTCH Adds Mitchell, Savage, Hirth, Salich, Schuel, and Rutkowski to Staff
NOVI, MI Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc. (FTCH) announces several new employees have joined the team.
Mark Mitchell, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Architect, brings more than 20 years of technical and project management experience to FTCH. Mitchell has extensive expertise in the higher education, automotive testing, and research industry markets. One of his most notable projects was the facilities master plan for Kettering University, which earned an AIA Detroit Honor Award. Mitchell, formerly of Stantec, received both his Bachelor of Science in architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Michigan.
Craig Savage, C.P.G., joined FTCH as a Senior Geologist. Savage is a graduate of Binghamton University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in geology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental studies. He is also a graduate of the University of Nebraska where he earned his Master of Science degree in geology with an emphasis in hydrogeology. He is a Certified Professional Geologist with AIPG and a Registered Professional Geologist with the state of Kentucky. Savage's overall area of expertise is hydrogeology and has worked on environmental investigation projects and water supply/resource projects. He has worked recently for Superior Environmental Corporation as a State Contracts Team Leader, where his primary role was to oversee all work on state contracts. He has also held positions as the Regional Office Manager for Gannett Fleming of Michigan, Inc., and a Senior Hydrogeologist with AECOM.
Jerry Hirth, P.E., LEED AP, Senior Mechanical Engineer, completed early course work at Eastern Michigan University and Washtenaw Community College and graduated from the University of Michigan with his Bachelor of Scinece degree in mechanical engineering. He is a Professional Engineer in Michigan, New York, and Wisconsin. Hirth brings more than 30 years of experience from McNamee Porter & Seeley, Mectron Engineering, Optrand Inc., and most recently, Tetra Tech. At Tetra Tech, he served as a Senior Mechanical Engineer, Project Manager, and Mechanical Group Leader throughout the last 13 years.
Melissa Salich, GIS Specialist, is a graduate of Grand Valley State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in geography with a GIS and urban planning emphasis. Salich gained experience in Oakland County's Information Technology Department as a GIS engineering intern and at the Holland Board of Public Works, where she served as a Water/Wastewater GIS Intern. She also worked for Grand Valley State University as a GIS Technician.
Brittany Schuel, Civil Engineer, received both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in civil engineering from Lawrence Technological University. Schuel comes to FTCH from IBI Group Michigan, LLC, where she was involved in a variety of bridge design projects. A couple of notable MDOT projects include the full bridge replacement at Baker and Hess Roads over I-75 and a fast track pedestrian bridge replacement on the Cathedral Avenue Walkover at M-39 (Southfield Freeway).
Sarah Rutkowski, Water/Wastewater Engineer, earned both her Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in agricultural and biological engineering from Purdue University. Rutkowski brings to FTCH experience from Clough Harbour and Associates and ARCADIS US, where she served as a Water Resources Engineer participating in modeling and analysis for wastewater collection and water distribution projects within an asset management team. She was also involved in water conservation and reuse projects for automotive assembly plants in the Midwest.