September 30, 2013

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Geosyntec Announces the Appointment of Three New Principals

ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce the recent appointment of three staff members to Principal — Robert Bruce, P.E., Doug Larson, Ph.D., P.E., and Majdi Othman, Ph.D., P.E.

Robert Bruce joined Geosyntec's Huntington Beach office in 2000. Thereafter, he became the project manager responsible for implementation for a major D&D project in Malaysia involving low level radioactive materials. This project is one of the largest that Geosyntec has completed under a design/construction-type contract. As a lead representative of the Geosyntec family of companies in Asia, Robert has had the opportunity to work with our U.S. clients' Asian operations, including Texas Instruments and General Electric as well as with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operating in the region. Robert earned his B.S. in civil engineering from California Polytechnic State University, Pomona.

Doug Larson joined Geosyntec's Boston office in 2002 as an Associate focused on the engineering aspects of site remediation. Since that time, Doug has worked with others to expand the firm's project portfolio with existing clients, such as Invensys, DuPont, and AIG, while generating assignments from new clients, such as Goodyear, Boston Scientific, and Brownfields Restoration Group. In developing solutions for his clients' most interesting environmental restoration challenges, Doug has demonstrated his skills as a practice leader in remediation engineering. He has developed a number of turnkey design/build remedies for bioremediation systems, and he has helped other offices establish their own remedial design capabilities. Currently, Doug serves as the operations manager for the Boston office within the Northeast/Great Lakes Region. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in civil and environmental engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his B.S. in civil engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Majdi Othman joined Geosyntec in 1992 upon earning his Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in geotechnical engineering. Early in his career, Majdi demonstrated his technical credentials by earning the American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE) Collingwood Prize, one of ASCE's most distinguished research prizes, for the paper entitled "Hydraulic Conductivity of a Compacted Clay Frozen and Thawed In Situ." Since then, Majdi has progressed through the Geosyntec practitioner career path, becoming an Associate in 2002. Today, he manages a highly successful group of practitioners in the Atlanta Regional Office, who serve a portfolio of clients in the private solid waste sector. He has used his continued success with this client group to create new opportunities with local government clients, including the two counties comprising the core of metropolitan Atlanta (DeKalb County and Fulton County).