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Spalding DeDecker Associates, Inc. Announces New Hire and Elects Board of Directors and Appoints Officers

April 5, 2011
Philip Westmoreland


Spalding DeDecker Associates, Inc. (SDA), a regional civil engineering, landscape architectural, and surveying firm, hires a Municipal Engineering Department Manager.

Philip Westmoreland, PE will serve as the Municipal Engineering Department Manager responsible for all municipal infrastructure improvement projects including water distribution systems, sanitary sewage collection systems, stormwater management, road design, pedestrian pathway design, master planning, studies, and site plan reviews. He will also be responsible for project management and business development. Mr. Westmoreland earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University, and holds a professional engineering license in Michigan. He is an active member of the American Council of Engineering Companies/Michigan (ACEC/MI). Mr. Westmoreland has more than 16 years of experience in the industry, has served as the primary client contact for many municipalities in southeast Michigan, and has worked extensively with cities, villages, and townships, as well as road agencies and drain commissioners. Mr. Westmoreland has had the opportunity to speak at several conferences: Water Environment Federation, Private Property Programs; Water Environment Federation, Infrastructure Stewardship; ACEC National Conference; and ACEC Michigan Winter Conference. Mr. Westmoreland previously worked for OHM as Manager of Engineering Services.

“We are delighted to welcome Phil to SDA. He brings extensive experience to an already strong Municipal Team. Phil brings energy and dedication and thrives at working closely with clients to understand what keeps them up at night. He is dedicated to ensuring he and the SDA Municipal Team are there to guide clients who want to maximize their projects, given the limited budgets available in today's economy,” said Steve Benedettini, President of SDA.

Steve Benedettini

Spalding DeDecker Associates, Inc. also announces the 2011 Board of Directors: Paul Wade, PE, Steve Benedettini, Catherine DeDecker, PS, Thomas Dohr, PE, George Platz, PS, and Thomas Sovel, PE. The Directors appointed the following officers:

Chairman of the Board - Paul Wade, PE

President / Chief Financial Officer - Steve Benedettini

Vice President / Secretary - George Platz, PS

Vice President / Treasurer - Catherine DeDecker, PS

Vice President - Thomas Sovel, PE

Vice President - Thomas Dohr, PE

Vice President - Cheryl Gregory, PE

Vice President - Joseph Muller, PE

Vice President - Philip Westmoreland, PE

Steve Benedettini will be responsible for administrative operations and overall day-to-day management of the corporation. Mr. Benedettini has a Master of Science degree in Finance from Walsh College and Bachelor of Science degrees in Finance and Marketing from Oakland University. He is an active member of the Blue Cross / Blue Shield Customer Advisory Council and is an active member of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan (ACEC/M) Finance Committee. Since joining SDA in 1999, Mr. Benedettini has served as the Financial Manager for SDA, overseeing the accounting and finance functions of the company. His role includes mergers and acquisitions, treasury management, strategic planning, and financial analysis and reporting.

“I am honored to be reappointed President and Chief Financial Officer by the Board of Directors. Our officers bring more than 220 combined years of industry experience, while I bring more than 20 years of business experience. Together, we have a unique and exciting working relationship that truly differentiates SDA from other firms. We have a team in place that will not only keep SDA strong, but also help it to grow,” said Steve Benedettini.