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Senior Environmental Project Managers Join AMEC

28 January 2002

(San Diego, CA - Jan. 24, 2002) Two senior environmental and project management professionals with a combined 35 years experience have joined AMEC’s Earth & Environmental office in San Diego. Ryan J. Birdseye and Robert J. Verlaan bring substantial expertise in helping proposed private and public sector planning and construction projects achieve compliance with state and federal environmental laws.

Birdseye joins AMEC as Environmental Assessment Group Manager. He has more than a dozen years’ experience on transportation and site-development projects. His expertise includes land-use, air-quality and noise technical evaluations for highway, rail and transit projects. He recently managed components of the initial environmental review for the proposed high-speed rail corridor between Los Angeles’ Union Station and downtown San Diego. Birdseye comes to AMEC from HDR Engineering. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Oregon at Eugene.

Verlaan joins AMEC as a Senior Project Manager. His environmental compliance experience covers more than 23 years and 400-plus projects ranging from hospitals and hotels to power plants and master planned communities. He also has in-depth experience with real estate development planning, policy planning, community outreach programs and entitlement processing. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Westmont College and a master’s from San Francisco State University.

Birdseye and Verlaan are both members of the American Planning Association and Association of Environmental Professionals. Birdseye is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

AMEC’s Earth & Environmental office in San Diego is located at 5510 Morehouse Drive. It offers a complete range of environmental, geotechnical and materials testing services. Recent projects have ranged from environmental work related to a massive beach sand replenishment project to geotechnical design work for Olivenhain Dam, the tallest roller-compacted concrete dam in North America.

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