Detroit, MI - Spalding DeDecker Associates, Inc. (SDA), a regional civil engineering, landscape architecture, and surveying firm, re-elects Board of DeDecker, Lakin, Potter, Platz, Sovel, and Wade.

SDA is an employee-owned consulting engineering and surveying firm. Directors are annually voted in by the employee stockholders. The following officers were appointed by the Board: President David A. Lakin, PE; Chairman Paul C. Wade, PE; Secretary and Vice President George M. Platz, PS; Treasurer and Vice President David L. Potter, PE; Vice President Thomas J. Sovel, PE; and Vice President Catherine M. DeDecker, PS. The Board also appointed: Assistant Secretary Thomas J. Dohr, PE, Assistant Treasurer Steven Benedettini, Vice President Cheryl L. Gregory, PE, and Vice President Joseph M. Muller, PE.

“It is reassuring in these very difficult economic times, that our employee-owners have the faith in our leadership and our ability to keep SDA strongly positioned through innovation and new growth opportunities,” said David A. Lakin, PE, President of SDA.


Established in 1954, Spalding DeDecker Associates, Inc. is an engineering consulting firm specializing in infrastructure, land development, and surveying. With offices in Brighton, Detroit, Monroe, Plymouth, Rochester Hills, and Trenton, Michigan, SDA is an employee-owned and ISO certified organization that provides design and engineering solutions for municipal, land development, transportation, and water/wastewater projects. The firm also offers complete construction engineering, landscape architecture, pavement management, and land surveying & mapping services.