GEI Consultants Opens Offices in Southeastern US

New Locations in Georgia and North Carolina establish long-desired regional presence supporting existing clients and new opportunities

Aug 02, 2011, 17:54 ET from GEI Consultants, Inc.

BOSTON, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GEI Consultants, Inc., one of the nation's leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms, announced today that it has opened offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Raleigh, North Carolina to better serve existing and new clients, markets, and opportunities in the region. GEI has hired twelve local professionals in advance of the office openings on August 1, 2011. Key contact and office location information is provided below.

"Over the past decade GEI has generated over $20 million in fees in Southeastern states supporting a host of clients on dozens of geotechnical, environmental and water resources-related projects," says Francis D. Leathers, P.E., president of GEI. "By opening offices in Atlanta and Raleigh, GEI is better equipped to support existing and new clients with well regarded local technical professionals. These individuals are in turn supported by other nationally recognized experts in a variety of specialties within geotechnical and environmental engineering, water resources planning and engineering, and ecological science."

Scott Keating joins GEI as vice president with responsibility for Southeast operations, and branch manager of the Atlanta office. He has more than 25 years of experience in environmental engineering and consulting and is considered an expert in environmental and remediation services applied to freight and transit rail, former manufactured gas plant (MGP) sites, and a variety of energy, industrial and institutional settings. His transportation experience includes 20 years of program and project management and technical problem solving on dozens of freight and transit rail projects involving petroleum fuels, metals, chlorinated solvents and PCBs.  His MGP and traditional environmental experience supplements GEI's well-established practices. 

"GEI has a strong national reputation for excellence in the fields of environmental remediation and engineering in addition to its equally well regarded geotechnical, water resources and ecology practices. Though GEI has worked with clients in all Southeastern states for many years, it is exciting to help launch our physical presence," says Keating.

Joining Keating in Atlanta are Jamie Laubenthal, senior program manager, Jason Broshear, environmental geologist/project manager, Andrea Brazell, database specialist/project manager, and Lesley Gastwirth, environmental scientist.

GEI's Raleigh, North Carolina office will be managed by Christopher Bradley, P.E., an environmental engineer with 16 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry. He comes to GEI with a strong track record in environmental remediation, design, and implementation for a broad range of clients in the Southeastern U.S. with a focus towards MGP utility and rail transportation clients on soil, sediment, and groundwater remediation projects. "Being a mid-sized, employee-owned firm supports close client contact and presents exciting opportunities to integrate our collective national expertise on a local level. It also offers an attractive culture for our new staff." He is joined in the Raleigh office by senior environmental project managers Mark Westray and Paul Jansen; remedial design engineers Currie Mixon, P.E., and Jon Williams, P.E.; and geologists Wes Sterling, P.G. and Brooke Bennett.

Key contact and office location information includes:
Scott Keating
Vice President and Branch Manager
GEI Consultants, Inc.
Pershing Point Plaza
1375 Peachtree Street NE
Suite A15
Atlanta, GA 30309

Chris Bradley, P.E.
Senior Environmental Engineer and Branch Manager
GEI Consultants, Inc.
CentreGreen Two
4000 CentreGreen Way
Suite 180
Cary, NC 27513

About GEI Consultants, Inc.

GEI's multi-disciplined team of engineers and scientists deliver integrated geotechnical, environmental, water resources and ecological solutions to diverse clientele nationwide. The firm has provided a broad range of consulting and engineering services on over 25,000 projects in 50 states and 22 countries. For more information, please visit the firm's web site at

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