James W. Sewall News RSS feed /news en Kay Rand Joins James W. Sewall Company board as outside director. Former Chief of Staff for US Senator Angus King to assist legacy Maine engineering company <p><img src="http://soap.siteturbine.com/siteturbine/shared_pages/thumbnail.jpg?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsewall.siteturbine.com%2Fuploaded_files%2Fsewall.com%2Fimages%2FKay_Rand_web.jpg&amp;maxWidth=100&amp;maxHeight=151&amp;stretch=1" alt="" width="100" height="151" /></p> <p>James W. Sewall Company (Sewall) announces today that Kay Rand has joined the engineering, survey, and natural resource consulting company&rsquo;s Board of Directors as an outside member, effective January 28, 2019.</p> <p>Sewall recently announced six new hires and the purchase of Maine Traffic Resources to support the legacy company&rsquo;s ability to help communities and industry face new infrastructure needs as well as deferred maintenance for Maine&rsquo;s aging infrastructure.</p> <p>Kay comes to Sewall after managing Angus King&rsquo;s successful campaign for the US Senate in 2012 and then serving as Senator King&rsquo;s Chief of Staff in Washington, DC, from January 2013 to January 2019. In 1993, Kay had managed his Maine gubernatorial campaign and served as Policy Director and then Chief of Staff until the completion of his second term in January 2003.</p> <p>In a tribute to Rand delivered on the floor of the United States Senate on December 18, 2018, Senator King said, &ldquo;Kay reflects all the important aspects of good leadership:&nbsp; vision, teamwork, empathy, management, communication, optimism, decisive, doing homework, integrity and character.&rdquo;</p> <p>Kay explains why she agreed to join Sewall&rsquo;s board. &ldquo;Sewall and its new owners, Treadwell Franklin Infrastructure Capital, have formed a new company structure to address the real world issues of today and tomorrow: the effects of climate change and aging infrastructure on communities and businesses in our State and beyond. Not only can Sewall supply a robust team of accomplished traffic, civil, and structural engineers, surveyors, and geographic information specialists to help solve these problems, but with Treadwell Franklin, can also bring the investors who can fund the solutions.&nbsp; I am excited to be a contributor to the re-emergence of Sewall&rsquo;s long-standing legacy of business leadership to Maine.&rdquo;</p> <p>In between working for Governor and then Senator King, Kay became Managing Director of Bernstein Shur Government Solutions, the consulting arm of the law firm, Bernstein Shur.&nbsp; She was involved in a number of statewide public policy projects on behalf of a diverse range of public, non-profit, and business clients.</p> <p>A native of Ashland, Maine (Aroostook County), Kay earned a BA in political science at the University of Southern Maine. Her undergraduate education included internships in Maine and Washington DC for United States Senator William D. Hathaway. She then worked for Maine Municipal Association for 11 years representing towns and cities before the State Legislature.</p> <p>George Campbell, President, says, &ldquo;To assist the company&rsquo;s efforts in developing and sponsoring US commercial infrastructure for the transportation, municipal, state, university, and health care sectors, Sewall needs guidance from a known leader who deeply understands government and infrastructure. Kay Rand&rsquo;s extraordinary experience in State and national public policy, coupled with her wealth of knowledge in business consulting for Bernstein Shur, will provide unparalleled talent and leadership that can help move the company and our State forward.&rdquo;</p> <p>Kay will work out of her home in Bar Harbor, Maine, Sewall headquarters in Old Town, Maine, and the TFIC/Sewall office in Yarmouth, Maine. She can be reached at <a href="mailto:kay.rand@sewall.com">kay.rand@sewall.com</a>.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 13:38:36 -0500 Maine Traffic Resources acquired by James W. Sewall Company. Sewall creates traffic engineering powerhouse to aid Maine’s aging infrastructure needs <p><img src="http://soap.siteturbine.com/siteturbine/shared_pages/thumbnail.jpg?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsewall.siteturbine.com%2Fuploaded_files%2Fsewall.com%2Fimages%2FDianeMorabito_forWeb.jpg&amp;maxWidth=100&amp;maxHeight=134&amp;stretch=1" alt="" width="100" height="134" />&nbsp;James W. Sewall Company (Sewall) announces today that it has acquired Maine Traffic Resources (MTR) and welcomed founder, Diane W. Morabito, P.E., PTOE, as its new Vice President of Traffic Engineering.</p> <p>The addition of this well-known and respected transportation engineering firm to its portfolio will assist Sewall in providing complete traffic engineering services to all levels of government and private clients. MTR/Sewall has already won work on the most innovative and extensive traffic engineering and infrastructure rehabilitation project in Maine&rsquo;s history as part of a team effort.</p> <p>Ms. Morabito brings with her decades of outstanding traffic impact and permitting for new developments as well as transportation and design services to numerous municipal clients throughout the State. She has performed hundreds of traffic impact studies, as well as downtown studies, corridor studies, parking studies and design work, including traffic signal modifications and installations. She has provided review services to numerous Maine municipalities that are without in-house traffic engineering staff.</p> <p>Diane holds MS and BS degrees in civil engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Currently, she is Chair of the Transportation Professional Certification Board Inc., and a member of Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society. She received the New England Distinguished Service Award in 2004 from the Institute of Transportation Engineers. She has served as President of the Maine Chapter and New England Sections of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.</p> <p>&ldquo;Joining forces with Sewall will provide MTR with extra capacity and support in offering traffic engineering design for new intelligent transportation system (ITS) demands. To that end, Sewall has recently hired additional traffic engineering talent such as Lynn Frazier, P.E., PTOE, and Heather Hayes, P.E., to add to its talented engineering staff,&rdquo; says Ms. Morabito.</p> <p>George Campbell, Sewall&rsquo;s president, tells us &ldquo;Diane spent the first five years of her career at MaineDOT when I was commissioner. She impressed me then as a hard worker and an exceptional designer. Since then, her experience and extraordinary expertise have earned her a reputation as one of the top traffic engineers in the country. The acquisition of her company and talent, added to the existing engineering bench strength at Sewall, has created a traffic engineering powerhouse. We look forward to assisting local and State government in modernizing its aging transportation infrastructure as well as continuing to serve private development needs.&rdquo;</p> <p>Diane Morabito will work out of the TFIC/Sewall offices at 40 Forest Falls Drive, Suite 2, in Yarmouth, Maine. She can be reached by email at <a href="mailto:diane.morabito@sewall.com">diane.morabito@sewall.com</a> or <a href="mailto:diane@mainetrafficresources.com">diane@mainetrafficresources.com</a>, or by calling (207) 817-5440.</p> <p>&nbsp;<br />About Sewall: <br />James W. Sewall Company (Sewall) is a multi-disciplined consulting firm providing services to government, energy and utilities, and the forest industry. Founded in 1880, Sewall is comprised of professional engineers, surveyors, natural resource consultants, and geospatial and information consultants and technologists. Sewall&rsquo;s owner, Treadwell Franklin Infrastructure Capital LLC (TFIC), is an integrated infrastructure business that focuses on developing and sponsoring the commercial infrastructure of the United States. It is a fundless sponsor - an originator and servicer - of infrastructure investments for private equity, family office, and institutional investors.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2019 14:56:43 -0500 Bret Vicary, PhD, MAI, LPF, and the Guide for Plant Appraisal, 10th Edition. Association of Consulting Foresters Announces Release of 10th Edition of Guide for Plant Appraisal <p>Sewall Forestry &amp; Natural Resources Consulting LLC&nbsp;President Bret Vicary, Ph.D., MAI, LPF, received special mention in the Fall Association of Consulting Foresters Newsletter, p. 6, as follows:</p> <p>"The new 10<sup>th</sup> Edition of the <em>Guide for Plant Appraisal</em> by the Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers (CTLA) is now available! The 10<sup>th</sup> Edition is the most informative and comprehensive alignment of current knowledge of the approaches, processes, and methods of plant valuation. The book is available from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) at <a href="https://www.isa-arbor.com/store/product/4390">https://www.isa-arbor.com/store/product/4390</a>.</p> <p>This edition represents a systematic evolution of plant appraisal that integrates new research into a deeper understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the available methods. Included in this edition are detailed discussions of newly streamlined core concepts and terminology, a review of the organization and context of appraisal reports, and an updated emphasis on appraiser awareness of the environmental and ecological benefits plants provide.</p> <p><strong>ACF offers special thanks to member Bret Vicary who represents the association on the CTLA and who devoted years of effort to this new edition."</strong></p> Mon, 04 Feb 2019 15:34:02 -0500 James W. Sewall Company adds to Maine workforce with four new hires. Legacy engineering and forestry consulting firm adds engineers and surveyor <p>James W. Sewall Company announced today that it has recruited three new engineers and a surveyor to enhance the company&rsquo;s ability to serve its clients and projects. The four new hires join Charles Nadeau, who was announced last week as the company&rsquo;s new CFO, as the latest additions to the Old Town-based company. The new employees come on board less than a year after Sewall was purchased by Treadwell Franklin Infrastructure, which is working to grow the nearly 140-year old company under new ownership.</p> <p>&ldquo;When Treadwell Franklin Infrastructure invested in Sewall, it was not just an investment in a premiere, professional company with a good name and reputation behind it,&rdquo; said Sewall President George Campbell. &ldquo;It was also an investment in an extremely talented team with an incredible amount of knowledge, skills, and versatility. These new hires add to that existing talent pool, setting up Sewall for a very bright future both in the short term and the long term.&rdquo;</p> <p><img src="http://soap.siteturbine.com/siteturbine/shared_pages/thumbnail.jpg?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsewall.siteturbine.com%2Fuploaded_files%2Fsewall.com%2Fimages%2FMattDieterichWeb.jpg&amp;maxWidth=100&amp;maxHeight=143&amp;stretch=1" alt="" width="100" height="143" />Matthew Dieterich has joined the firm as Executive Vice President, bringing over 27 years&rsquo; experience in program, asset, and development management. With a Master of Science degree in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he specializes in construction management and private management development, and also oversees the geospatial operations division of Sewall. His previous experience includes providing capital program support for the Trust for the National Mall in Washington, DC, and overseeing construction management services for the National Park Service including the rehabilitation of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool and the repair of earthquake damage to the Washington Monument.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="http://soap.siteturbine.com/siteturbine/shared_pages/thumbnail.jpg?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsewall.siteturbine.com%2Fuploaded_files%2Fsewall.com%2Fimages%2FLynnFrazierWeb.jpg&amp;maxWidth=100&amp;maxHeight=145&amp;stretch=1" alt="" width="100" height="145" />Lynn Frazier, PE, PTOE, is a Certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer licensed in six states. She joined the Sewall team as Senior Traffic Engineer with 12 years&rsquo; experience in intersection and roadway operational analysis, roadway design, striping, signing, and safety analysis.&nbsp; Her areas of specialization include traffic signal phasing and timing, traffic impact evaluation, roadway and intersection design and 3D traffic modeling. Previously, Lynn worked as the New England Regional Traffic Group Manager at The Louis Berger Group, Inc., and as a transportation engineer at HNTB. She has also served as the Maine president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).</p> <p><img src="http://soap.siteturbine.com/siteturbine/shared_pages/thumbnail.jpg?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsewall.siteturbine.com%2Fuploaded_files%2Fsewall.com%2Fimages%2FHeatherHayesWeb.jpg&amp;maxWidth=100&amp;maxHeight=141&amp;stretch=1" alt="" width="100" height="141" />Heather Hayes, PE, joined Sewall as a structural engineer specializing in bridge and pier design, adaptive signal control technology design, and preparation of design-build specifications. Before joining Sewall, Heather worked for five years as a structural engineer at The Louis Berger Group, Inc., in Portland, Maine. Projects included field verification and rating of 12 concrete bridges and 20 steel superstructures statewide for the Maine Department of Transportation. Previously, as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center located at the University of Maine, she worked with Dr. Habib Dagher and used specifications to design and test connections for concrete filled FRP tubes, known as Bridge in a BackpackTM.&nbsp; Using her research, Heather designed a splice that allows for doubling the bridge span.</p> <p><img src="http://soap.siteturbine.com/siteturbine/shared_pages/thumbnail.jpg?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsewall.siteturbine.com%2Fuploaded_files%2Fsewall.com%2Fimages%2FWinstonSinclairWeb.jpg&amp;maxWidth=100&amp;maxHeight=148&amp;stretch=1" alt="" width="100" height="148" />Winston Sinclair has joined Sewall&rsquo;s survey team as a field technician. He has over 20 years&rsquo; survey experience in Maine, and rejoins colleague John Allen, PLS, Director of Survey, with whom he worked in years past. Winston holds a BS degree in forestry from the University of Maine. Most recently, he acted as crew chief and performed survey tech work for Sacket &amp; Brake, and before that time, as the principal assistant/survey technician for Ken Muir &amp; Associates, and survey technician for The Ames Corporation. He also brings a perspective gleaned from several years&rsquo; experience in the earthwork and utility construction industry, both as the foreman/superintendent at Haley Construction, and as a grade foreman at Vaughn Thibodeau &amp; Sons.</p> <p>Sewall President George Campbell, says, &ldquo;This team of extraordinary individuals will augment the strength of Sewall&rsquo;s engineering division led by Brett Hart, PE, who has recently been promoted to Vice President of Engineering. In addition to serving our existing clients, the engineering team will contribute its skills to new owner Treadwell Franklin Infrastructure Capital&rsquo;s (TFIC&rsquo;s) projects as it sponsors and develops US commercial infrastructure for the transportation, municipal, state, university, and health care sectors.&ldquo;</p> <p>About Sewall: <br />James W. Sewall Company (Sewall) is a multi-disciplined consulting firm providing services to government, energy and utilities, and the forest industry. Founded in 1880, Sewall is comprised of professional engineers, surveyors, natural resource consultants, and geospatial and information consultants and technologists. Sewall&rsquo;s owner, Treadwell Franklin Infrastructure Capital LLC (TFIC), is an integrated infrastructure business that focuses on developing and sponsoring the commercial infrastructure of the United States. It is a fundless sponsor - an originator and servicer - of infrastructure investments for private equity, family office, and institutional investors.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2019 15:59:54 -0500 James W. Sewall Company Hires Charles Nadeau as New Chief Financial Officer. Bangor native works from TFIC/Sewall office in Yarmouth <p><img src="http://soap.siteturbine.com/siteturbine/shared_pages/thumbnail.jpg?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsewall.siteturbine.com%2Fuploaded_files%2Fsewall.com%2Fimages%2FCharlesNadeau_PR_web.jpg&amp;maxWidth=100&amp;maxHeight=137&amp;stretch=1" alt="" width="100" height="137" />James W. Sewall Company (Sewall) announces today that it has hired Bangor native Charles Nadeau as its new Chief Financial Officer.&nbsp;He will oversee the financial management of both Sewall and its new owner, Treadwell Franklin Infrastructure Capital, LLC (TFIC).</p> <p>Charles holds a Master of Science in Finance with Distinction from Bentley University in Waltham, MA, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance concentration, with Highest Distinction from the University of Maine. He brings to Sewall over 20 years of lead decision-making experience accumulated in the process of managing start-up, turnaround, and stabilized business ventures. Previous work experience includes serving as President and CEO of the Maine Capital Group, and as the Founder and President of Balance Point Management, both in Portland, Maine; CFO and COO of Preval Group in Scarborough, Maine; and Senior Financial Analyst of Corporate Planning and Development at UNUM Corporation in Portland, Maine.</p> <p>While an undergraduate at the University of Maine from 1988-1991, Chuck played baseball as a pitcher for John Winkin. He was named an academic all American in 1991. Currently, he is commencing his 13th year as the head baseball coach at Gorham High School.</p> <p>Sewall President George Campbell, says, &ldquo;Chuck&rsquo;s impressive analytical thinking and financial leadership skills are second to none in the business sector.&nbsp; In the short time that he has been with us, he has augmented financial procedures and controls, trained internal accounting staff, and managed external relationships, including bank, accounting, legal, and regulator relations. We know that Chuck will continue to bring insight, energy, and sound financial leadership to Sewall&rsquo;s Management Team.&ldquo;</p> <p>Charles works out of the Sewall/TFIC office at 40 Forest Falls Drive, Suite 2, in Yarmouth, Maine. He may be reached at (207) 817-5525 | <a href="mailto:Charles.Nadeau@sewall.com">Charles.Nadeau@sewall.com</a>.</p> <p>About Sewall: <br />James W. Sewall Company (Sewall) is a multi-disciplined consulting firm providing services to government, energy and utilities, and the forest industry. Founded in 1880, Sewall is comprised of professional engineers, surveyors, natural resource consultants, and geospatial and information consultants and technologists. Sewall&rsquo;s owner, Treadwell Franklin Infrastructure Capital LLC (TFIC), is an integrated infrastructure business that focuses on developing and sponsoring the commercial infrastructure of the United States. It is a fundless sponsor - an originator and servicer - of infrastructure investments for private equity, family office, and institutional investors.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:38:07 -0500 Cumberland County and James W. Sewall Company announce broadband planning project. Sewall was unanimously selected by the review committee to perform this work. <p>Cumberland County and James W. Sewall Company (Sewall) are pleased to announce the launch of a broadband development research project for Cumberland County and its 28 municipalities. The goals of this planning project are to identify the need and demand for expanded and alternative broadband across the County, predict the construction costs for fiber along major arteries as well as the buildout cost for a complete Fiber-to-the-Home network for each municipality, and offer a range of funding options and ongoing management through a voluntary, scalable regional operating utility.</p> <p>Sewall was unanimously selected by the review committee for its thorough, responsive proposal which was most closely aligned with the County&rsquo;s vision for the effort. The committee cited the deep expertise of Sewall&rsquo;s team members, its extensive broadband consulting experience in Maine and New England, and its commitment to visiting with all municipal officials and surveying businesses and residents in each of the 28 municipalities involved in the research project.</p> <p>Moreover, Sewall was deemed uniquely qualified because it has already established relationships with all current service providers in the County and in many of the municipalities through its cable franchise renegotiation efforts. Experience with a similar broadband planning project in Franklin County and consumer survey work performed for the ConnectME Authority were cited as other reasons why the County chose Sewall.&nbsp;</p> <p>The County envisions this project as a first step in its long-term regional commitment to expanding the availability and affordability of broadband service. &ldquo;We're looking forward to working with Sewall on a playbook for Cumberland County's connected future," said Travis Kennedy, Cumberland County Director of Public Affairs. "Sewall is uniquely qualified to do the kind of research that our communities will need in order to make informed decisions about broadband expansion."</p> <p>Brian Lippold, Sewall&rsquo;s VP of Business Development, remarked, &ldquo;Sewall is honored to play a critical role in planning the development of broadband services throughout Cumberland County. We are confident that the resulting report will serve as an essential guide for County municipalities to use in moving broadband forward and serving all of its citizens.&rdquo;</p> <p>About Sewall: <br />Founded in 1880, Sewall specializes in civil engineering, surveying, energy and utilities, telecommunications, and natural resources consulting. Sewall is owned by Treadwell Franklin Infrastructure Capital, an integrated infrastructure business that focuses on developing and sponsoring the commercial infrastructure of the United States. For further information, please visit <a href="http://www.sewall.com/">www.sewall.com</a>, or call Brian Lippold at (207) 233-2976; Email: <a href="mailto:brian.lippold@sewall.com">brian.lippold@sewall.com</a>.</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2018 11:13:19 -0500 Treadwell Franklin Infrastructure Acquires James W. Sewall Company of Old Town, Maine <p>Treadwell Franklin Infrastructure Capital LLC (TFIC) announced today it has acquired 100% of the shareholder ownership interest of James W. Sewall Company (Sewall), of Old Town, Maine.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are very pleased and excited to complete this transaction with Sewall Company,&rdquo; says Stephen Rigal Jones, President and CEO of TFIC.&nbsp; &ldquo;We each have benefitted from our working relationship on multiple project efforts and we view this business combination as transformational for both firms.&rdquo;</p> <p>TFIC and Sewall have worked over several years on a variety of infrastructure, energy and environmental projects, with TFIC providing commercial and financial structuring capabilities, and Sewall delivering technical and specialized engineering/design services.</p> <p>George N. Campbell Jr., Advisory Board Chairman of TFIC, was named President of Sewall on May 1, concurrent with the acquisition.&nbsp; &ldquo;Sewall&rsquo;s long, impressive history as an important Maine company, and its skill in engineering, design and geospatial mapping are a perfect complement to the young dynamic energy and acumen of TFIC,&rdquo; cites Campbell.</p> <p>Andrew Nelson, Executive Vice President of TFIC, was named Chairman/CEO of Sewall.</p> <p>TFIC intends to leverage the technical resources of Sewall by &ldquo;tilting toward infrastructure,&rdquo; especially in its development projects in transportation, energy, water/wastewater, social infrastructure, and a special effort around sustainable coastal structures and bridge maintenance.&nbsp; Consistent with TFIC&rsquo;s focus on commercially sound peripheral and ancillary infrastructure assets, Sewall&rsquo;s environmental and geospatial capabilities are especially valuable.</p> <p>TFIC will segregate Sewall&rsquo;s forestry practice into a separate subsidiary to maximize value through recognition of the Forestry and Natural Resource unit&rsquo;s differentiated business model.&nbsp; (A separate release will accompany that transaction.)</p> <p>Through this acquisition, TFIC also gains control of E4Research.org, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation created for research and development of projects and technologies in environmental and energy sectors.</p> <p>TFIC also intends to expand Sewall&rsquo;s geographic footprint, and to co-locate key professionals and new staff with TFIC in their offices in Portland Maine. The Sewall name is retained, and its current clients will continue to receive quality services.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Obtaining minority and controlling interests in specialized operating companies that support TFIC&rsquo;s development business, is a key part of TFIC&rsquo;s strategy and thesis.</p> <p>ABOUT TFIC</p> <p>Treadwell Franklin Infrastructure Capital LLC is a Delaware Limited Liability Company, founded in 2015, with headquarters in New York, NY, and Portland, ME. TFIC is engaged as an advisor and developer of focused investment opportunities in the constitutive infrastructure sector.&nbsp; TFIC is privately wholly owned and managed by its partner-members.&nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="http://www.tficapital.com/" target="_blank">www.tficapital.com</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>ABOUT JAMES W. SEWALL COMPANY</p> <p>James W. Sewall Company is a 138-year-old engineering design, survey, geospatial and forestry/natural resources firm based in Old Town, ME, and with offices in Georgia, South Carolina, and Minnesota.&nbsp; Sewall employs approximately 57 full time professionals and support staff, and has been family- or employee/management owned for its entire history.&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sewall.com/" target="_blank">http://www.sewall.com</a></p> Thu, 03 May 2018 11:52:20 -0400 Levi Ladd, GISP, CMS, LSIT, rejoins Sewall as GIS analyst. Mr. Ladd specializes in geographic information systems and data collection. <p><img src="http://soap.siteturbine.com/siteturbine/shared_pages/thumbnail.jpg?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsewall.siteturbine.com%2Fuploaded_files%2Fsewall.com%2Fimages%2FLeviLadd.jpg&amp;maxWidth=100&amp;maxHeight=142&amp;stretch=1" alt="" width="100" height="142" /></p> <p>James W. Sewall Company is pleased to announce that Levi Ladd has rejoined the firm after 11 years, now as a GIS Analyst. Mr. Ladd first worked at Sewall in 2006 as a cadastral mapping technician immediately after graduating from the University of Maine at Farmington with a BA in Geography/Geology.</p> <p>After his initial employment at Sewall, Mr. Ladd gained experience as a GIS technician for TRC Environmental Corp., providing database design and mapping product outputs for large wind power and substation projects. He then garnered 10 years&rsquo; experience as a GIS Analyst, first at Kleinschmidt Associates and then at CES, Inc. His work involved mapping, data research, analysis, and reporting; field data collection, including planning and coordinating field crews; designing, estimating, and executing project work plans; and designing and managing personal, relational, and spatial databases. Prior to rejoining Sewall, he worked as a land survey technician and as a draftsman for engineering projects.</p> <p>Mr. Ladd&rsquo;s professional credentials include GIS Professional (GISP), Certified Mapping Scientist (CMS) and Land Surveyor-in-Training (LSIT).&nbsp; Sewall&rsquo;s Chief Operating Officer, Dave Stevens, says, &ldquo;We are delighted that Levi has rejoined our company.&nbsp; His project management experience, aptitude for identifying flexible ways to realize project goals, and broad background in cartography, GIS design, and survey will benefit many areas of the Company, particularly those that involve GIS and data collection projects.&ldquo;</p> <p>Mr. Ladd works out of Sewall&rsquo;s Old Town, Maine office. He can be reached at (207) 817-5441; Email: <a href="mailto:levi.ladd@sewall.com">levi.ladd@sewall.com</a>.</p> <p>About Sewall: Founded in 1880, Sewall specializes in natural resources, energy, and infrastructure, with 138 years' experience in civil engineering, surveying, and forestry consulting; 70 years' in remote sensing; and 30 years' in GIS and application development. For further information, please visit <a href="http://www.sewall.com/">www.sewall.com</a>, or call Dave Stevens at (207) 817-5555; Email:<a href="mailto:dave.stevens@sewall.com">dave.stevens@sewall.com</a>.</p> Thu, 01 Mar 2018 10:20:39 -0500 Sewall hires Finn Bondeson as civil staff engineer. Mr. Bondeson is a 2014 graduate of the University of Maine’s College of Engineering <p><img src="http://soap.siteturbine.com/siteturbine/shared_pages/thumbnail.jpg?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsewall.siteturbine.com%2Fuploaded_files%2Fsewall.com%2Fimages%2FFinnBondeson_for_web.jpg&amp;maxWidth=100&amp;maxHeight=146&amp;stretch=1" alt="" width="100" height="146" /></p> <p>James W. Sewall Company announces today that Finn Bondeson has joined the firm&rsquo;s Engineering group as Civil Staff Engineer. Mr. Bondeson is a 2014 graduate of the University of Maine&rsquo;s College of Engineering, and received its Top Scholar award.</p> <p>As an undergraduate at UMaine, Mr. Bondeson worked as a research assistant in potato genetics at the University&rsquo;s Cooperative Extension. During the summers, he served as a full-time paid intern, first in the environmental department at Civil Engineering Services, Inc., and later at Stantec Consulting, Inc., where he inspected and revised engineering drawings for aviation infrastructure projects, inspected construction, and updated permits for airport improvement projects.</p> <p>An Aroostook County native, Mr. Bondeson also labored on his family&rsquo;s organic farm, managing the fall potato harvest crew, and caring for annual and perennial flowering plants, trees, and shrubs in its gardens and greenhouses. During the past several years, he took time off from the professional arena to work in the service industries in Jackson, Wyoming and environs, until his love of Maine called him back.</p> <p>Sewall&rsquo;s Director of Engineering, Brett Hart, says. &ldquo;We are fortunate to have such a promising engineer join our staff. Finn&rsquo;s keen analytical mind, problem solving abilities, energy, and attention to detail are an excellent fit for Sewall.&rdquo;</p> <p>Mr. Bondeson works out of Sewall&rsquo;s Old Town, Maine office. He can be reached at (207) 817-5450 | <a href="mailto:finn.bondeson@sewall.com">finn.bondeson@sewall.com</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>About Sewall: <br />Founded in 1880, Sewall specializes in natural resources, energy, and infrastructure, with 138 years' experience in civil engineering, surveying, and forestry consulting; 70 years' in remote sensing; and 35 years' in GIS and application development. For further information, please visit <a href="http://www.sewall.com/">www.sewall.com</a>, or call Brett Hart, PE, at (207) 817-5455 | <a href="mailto:brett.hart@sewall.com">brett.hart@sewall.com</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 06 Feb 2018 11:16:56 -0500 Brian Schneider, RF, joins Sewall’s forestry and natural resources consulting team. UMaine graduate joins 137-year-old Maine Company <p><img src="http://soap.siteturbine.com/siteturbine/shared_pages/thumbnail.jpg?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsewall.siteturbine.com%2Fuploaded_files%2Fsewall.com%2Fimages%2FBrianSchneider.jpg&amp;maxWidth=100&amp;maxHeight=145&amp;stretch=1" alt="" width="100" height="145" /></p> <p>James W. Sewall Company is pleased to announce that Brian Schneider, RF, has joined its&nbsp; Forestry &amp; Natural Resources Consulting team. Mr. Schneider brings fourteen years&rsquo; experience in forestry planning, management, consulting, and education. Mr. Schneider will join Sewall&rsquo;s valuation team as a Forest &amp; Natural Resource Analyst, focusing on timberland appraisal.&nbsp;</p> <p>Previous forestry experience includes two years as a land management forester and three years as a service forester for the North Carolina Forest Service; one year as a county forester for the Virginia Department of Forestry, and one year as a field forester for Fountain Forestry in Montpelier, Vermont. Mr. Schneider&rsquo;s teaching experience includes developing college curricula and teaching forest management; silvics, and silviculture; GIS/GPS; forest fire behavior and management; logging and marketing; and forest measurements at Haywood Community College in Clyde, NC, where he also was granted the &ldquo;Excellence in Teaching&rdquo; award. He owned and managed Taconic Natural Resources, LLC, in Weaverville, NC, focusing on forest management plan development, timber sale administration, forest inventory, timber appraisal, and GIS mapping and analysis for private forestland owners in Southern Appalachia.</p> <p>Mr. Schneider graduated from the University of Vermont with a BS in Forestry, concentrating in ecosystem management. He earned a Master of Science degree in Forestry from the University of Maine, where his research focused on ecosystem management and economic stability.</p> <p>Bret Vicary, Vice President of Forestry and Natural Resources at Sewall, says, &ldquo;Brian brings a broad-based background to our group. His zeal for learning sets him up for a fast track in applied valuation practice. We appreciate his energy and enthusiasm, and look forward to his contributions to Sewall and our clients.&rdquo;</p> <p>Mr. Schneider works out of Sewall&rsquo;s Old Town, Maine office. He can be reached at +1 207 817 5477| <a href="mailto:brian.schneider@sewall.com">brian.schneider@sewall.com</a>.</p> <p>About Sewall: Founded in 1880, Sewall specializes in natural resources, energy, and infrastructure, with 137 years' experience in forestry consulting, surveying, and civil engineering; 65+ years' in remote sensing; and 30 years' in GIS and application development. Sewall forestry consulting services cover timber assets on five continents. For information, please visit <a href="http://www.sewall.com/">www.sewall.com</a> or contact Bret Vicary at +1 207 817 5447 | <a href="mailto:bret.vicary@sewall.com">bret.vicary@sewall.com</a>.</p> Thu, 09 Nov 2017 11:42:41 -0500 Sewall at MMA Conference October 4 and 5 <p>Visit Booth 41 at the MMA conference in Augusta on October 4 and 5 to speak with consultants Clarence Young, Brett Hart, Mike Edgecomb,&nbsp;and Brian Lippold for your municipal engineering, cable TV franchise renewal agreements, or broadband expansion needs. &nbsp;</p> <p><img src="http://soap.siteturbine.com/siteturbine/shared_pages/thumbnail.jpg?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsewall.siteturbine.com%2Fuploaded_files%2Fsewall.com%2Fimages%2FMMA_Booth_3.jpg&amp;maxWidth=491&amp;maxHeight=366&amp;stretch=1" alt="" width="491" height="366" /></p> Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:14:52 -0400 Sewall welcomes Peter D’Anieri, CFA, as natural resource consultant. Over 20 years’ experience in forest investment analysis and portfolio management <p><img src="http://soap.siteturbine.com/siteturbine/shared_pages/thumbnail.jpg?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsewall.siteturbine.com%2Fuploaded_files%2Fsewall.com%2Fimages%2FPeter_DAnieri_DSC_1389_for_web.jpg&amp;maxWidth=100&amp;maxHeight=139&amp;stretch=1" alt="" width="100" height="139" />James W. Sewall Company announces today the addition of Peter D&rsquo;Anieri, CFA, to its internationally-known consulting team. Mr. D&rsquo;Anieri joins Sewall with over 20 years&rsquo; experience in forest investment analysis and portfolio management. As part of the Forestry &amp; Natural Resources Consulting group he will focus on forest valuation, due diligence, and investment analysis for Sewall&rsquo;s domestic and offshore clients.</p> <p>Mr. D&rsquo;Anieri&rsquo;s experience in the timber investment sector includes 17 years with Hancock Timber Resource Group, the largest timberland investment manager in the world. Starting as an analyst, during his tenure there he directed functions including portfolio management, client service, research, and portfolio strategy. His work focused on implementing forest investment strategies, quantifying intrinsic value for buy/hold/sell decision-making and managing investor relationships. Prior to joining Sewall, as an independent consultant, Mr. D&rsquo;Anieri developed forest investment strategies for prospective investors and was lead researcher and author of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization&rsquo;s &ldquo;Timberland in Institutional Investment Portfolios&rdquo; project.</p> <p>Mr. D&rsquo;Anieri graduated from the University of Maine with a double major in forest management and wildlife management. Subsequently, he earned a Master of Science degree in forestry from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame Graduate School of Business. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is currently a member of CFA Institute and the Society of American Foresters.</p> <p>Bret Vicary, Vice President of Forestry and Natural Resources at Sewall, says, &ldquo;Peter brings deep experience in the forest investment sector to our team. His analytical skills and understanding of the timber space are a great fit for us. We feel very fortunate to have Peter on board and look forward to his contributions as we serve a broad array of private and public sector clients around the world.&rdquo;</p> <p>Mr. D&rsquo;Anieri will work out of Wellesley, Massachusetts. He can be reached at +1 207 817 5430 | peter.danieri@sewall.com.</p> <p>About Sewall: Founded in 1880, Sewall is an international consulting organization specializing in natural resources, energy, and infrastructure. The company&rsquo;s diverse portfolio is based on 137 years' experience in forestry consulting, surveying, and civil engineering; 65+ years' in remote sensing; and 30 years' in GIS and application development. Sewall forestry consulting services cover timber assets on five continents. For information, please visit www.sewall.com or contact Bret Vicary at +1 207 817 5447 | bret.vicary@sewall.com.</p> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:10:34 -0400 Michael Edgecomb joins Sewall as Business Development Manager. Mr. Edgecomb comes to Sewall after 36 years in the cable industry <p><img src="http://soap.siteturbine.com/siteturbine/shared_pages/thumbnail.jpg?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsewall.siteturbine.com%2Fuploaded_files%2Fsewall.com%2Fimages%2FMichaelEdgecomb.jpg&amp;maxWidth=100&amp;maxHeight=146&amp;stretch=1" alt="" width="100" height="146" />James W. Sewall Company announces today that Michael Edgecomb has joined the firm&rsquo;s Utilities group as Business Development Manager. Mr. Edgecomb comes to Sewall after 36 years in the cable industry, with over 20 years negotiating cable TV franchises, and serving as the cable company&rsquo;s liaison to Maine and New Hampshire municipalities. At Sewall, his primary focus will be cable TV franchising and broadband planning for communities.</p> <p>Previously, Mr. Edgecomb worked for Time Warner Cable, where he served in various engineering and operational positions from 1980 &ndash; 1999.&nbsp; For the last 17 years, he served as their government relations director for Maine and New Hampshire, where he developed deep relationships with town managers and selectmen across the two states.</p> <p>A native of Limestone, Maine, and a veteran of the US Navy and Army National Guard, Mike currently serves as a member of the Wreaths Across America Advisory Board and Route Coordinator for Escort to Arlington Cemetery; a Trustee of the Loring Development Authority Board; as the Maine State Captain of the Patriot Guard Riders; and as a Trustee of the General Henry Knox Museum Board.&nbsp;</p> <p>Sewall Vice President Brian Lippold says, &ldquo;We are very pleased to welcome Mike to the team. His knowledge of the cable industry and his intimate understanding of the Cable TV Franchise Agreement negotiating process, will assist Sewall&rsquo;s growth in the municipal broadband and cable consulting arenas, and help to expand the availability of broadband to unserved and under-served areas.&rdquo;</p> <p>Mike will be based out of Sewall&rsquo;s Spruce Head and Old Town, Maine offices and can be reached at (207) 817-5530, or via email at <a href="mailto:michael.edgecomb@sewall.com">michael.edgecomb@sewall.com</a>.</p> <p>About Sewall: <br />Founded in 1880, Sewall is an international consulting organization specializing in natural resources, energy, and infrastructure. The company&rsquo;s diverse portfolio is based on 136 years' experience in surveying, forestry consulting, and civil engineering; 65+ years' in remote sensing; and 30 years' in GIS and other geospatial services.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.sewall.com/">www.sewall.com</a></p> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:41:16 -0400 Brian Lippold joins Sewall as Director of Broadband/Telecom Consulting. Mr. Lippold brings over 30 years of experience in planning, engineering, constructing and operating telecommunications networks <p><img src="http://soap.siteturbine.com/siteturbine/shared_pages/thumbnail.jpg?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsewall.siteturbine.com%2Fuploaded_files%2Fsewall.com%2Fimages%2FBrianLippold.jpg&amp;maxWidth=100&amp;maxHeight=130&amp;stretch=1" alt="" width="100" height="130" />James W. Sewall Company announces today that Brian Lippold has joined the firm&rsquo;s Utilities group as Director of Broadband and Telecommunications Consulting. Mr. Lippold brings over 30 years of experience in planning, engineering, constructing and operating telecommunications networks to the team.&nbsp; At Sewall, Mr. Lippold will be responsible for developing new opportunities and guiding the expansion of our capacity to serve the broadband and telecom sector of our practice, with a particular focus on advising municipalities across New England to expand and improve broadband availability.</p> <p>Mr. Lippold previously held the roles of principal of Casco Bay Advisors, LLC, advising broadband/telecom clients across New England, EVP/COO of Integra Telecom, Inc. in Portland, Oregon and SVP of Network Planning &amp; Engineering at FairPoint Communications for northern New England.&nbsp; He also held executive leadership roles with Level 3 Communications and TelCove.</p> <p>Sewall Vice President Scott Graham, PE, says, &ldquo;We are especially pleased to welcome Brian to the team. His breadth of experience in business development and his knowledge of the telecommunications industry across the United States will be an asset to Sewall&rsquo;s growth in commercial and industrial markets nationwide.&rdquo;</p> <p>Brian will be based out of Sewall&rsquo;s North Yarmouth and Old Town, Maine offices and can be reached at 207-233-2976, or via email at <a href="mailto:brian.lippold@sewall.com">brian.lippold@sewall.com</a>.</p> <p>About Sewall: <br />Founded in 1880, Sewall is an international consulting organization specializing in natural resources, energy, and infrastructure. The company&rsquo;s diverse portfolio is based on 135 years' experience in surveying, forestry consulting, and civil engineering; 65 years' in remote sensing; and 30 years' in GIS and other geospatial services.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.sewall.com/">www.sewall.com</a>.</p> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 13:32:02 -0400 Sewall hires Joshua O’Neill as natural resource analyst/forester, brings experience in forest inventory and analyzing GIS, forest health, forest structure, and energy data <p><img src="http://soap.siteturbine.com/siteturbine/shared_pages/thumbnail.jpg?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsewall.siteturbine.com%2Fuploaded_files%2Fsewall.com%2Fimages%2FJoshuaONeill_forwebsite.jpg&amp;maxWidth=100&amp;maxHeight=145&amp;stretch=1" alt="" width="100" height="145" /></p> <p>Sewall&rsquo;s Forestry &amp; Natural Resource Consulting group is pleased to welcome Joshua O&rsquo;Neill as Natural Resource Analyst/Forester. Mr. O&rsquo;Neill comes to us with six field seasons&rsquo; experience in forest inventory and three years analyzing GIS, forest health, forest structure, and energy data.</p> <p>Mr. O&rsquo;Neill will assist Sewall clients who require forest inventory services and spatial information management for due diligence and ongoing management activities. He will provide support to various projects that include forest inventory, natural resource appraisal, forest management, and research. He will also work with Sewall&rsquo;s GIS team in developing geospatial solutions for natural resource managers.</p> <p>Mr. O&rsquo;Neill studied forestry and GIS at the University of Vermont, and earned his M.F. in Forest Health and GIS from the University of California at Berkeley.&nbsp; He has held research positions with the University of Vermont and University of Washington where he studied maple syrup production and forest health, respectively.&nbsp; Mr. O&rsquo;Neill has received awards for academic achievement and forest management research.&nbsp; Before joining Sewall, he worked as a GIS consultant.</p> <p>Bret Vicary, PhD, Vice President of Forestry and Natural Resources at Sewall, says, &ldquo;We are delighted to have Joshua on our consulting team. He brings a very diverse background to Sewall and our customers. Joshua&rsquo;s passion for learning will serve our clients well as Sewall continues to develop sophisticated GIS solutions for natural resource analysis and management. He will also provide substantial support to our growing due diligence and valuation business.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>Mr. O&rsquo;Neill will work out of Sewall&rsquo;s Old Town, Maine, office. He can be reached at (207) 817-5427 | <a href="mailto:joshua.oneill@sewall.com">joshua.oneill@sewall.com</a> as of July 6.</p> <p>About Sewall: Founded in 1880, Sewall is an international consulting organization specializing in natural resources, energy, and infrastructure. Sewall forestry projects span five continents. The company&rsquo;s diverse portfolio is based on 135 years' experience in surveying, forestry consulting, and civil engineering; 65 years' in remote sensing; and 30 years' in GIS and application development. For information, please visit <a href="http://www.sewall.com/">www.sewall.com</a> or contact Bret Vicary at (207) 817-5447 | <a href="mailto:bret.vicary@sewall.com">bret.vicary@sewall.com</a>.</p> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:07:31 -0400 Sewall forester Tim Mack achieves real estate appraisal licensure in Minnesota. Senior Consultant and Biometrician Timothy Mack, ACF, recently earned his license as a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser (CGA) <p><img src="http://soap.siteturbine.com/siteturbine/shared_pages/thumbnail.jpg?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsewall.siteturbine.com%2Fuploaded_files%2Fsewall.com%2Fimages%2FTim_Mack.jpg&amp;maxWidth=119&amp;maxHeight=165&amp;stretch=1" alt="" width="119" height="165" /></p> <p>Sewall is pleased to announce that Senior Consultant and Biometrician Timothy Mack, ACF, recently earned his license as a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser (CGA) in the State of Minnesota. His newest certification supports Sewall&rsquo;s forest and natural resource valuation and due diligence efforts.</p> <p>As a Senior Consultant in Forestry &amp; Natural Resources, Mr. Mack performs forest modeling, inventory, due diligence, and appraisal work throughout the world, from native tropical forests to pine and eucalyptus plantations in Australasia. He is widely regarded as a specialist in teak, having cruised, modeled, and appraised plantations throughout Central and South America. During his career, he has designed and built forest-level harvest schedule models and implemented their results on the ground. <br />&nbsp;<br />Bret Vicary, Vice President of Forestry &amp; Natural Resource Consulting, said of Mr. Mack&rsquo;s role at Sewall, &ldquo;Tim came to Sewall in 2004 with deep industry experience in forest modeling and inventory, became involved in forest valuation, and has become one of the most capable natural resource appraisers in the world. He combines high-level analytical skills with the kind of practical intuition that few consultants have. Our clients place tremendous trust in Tim, and they solicit his help with due diligence and appraisal across five continents. In addition, Tim is a delight to work with, undaunted by challenge, and cheerful under most any circumstance. He is a highly valued complement to Sewall&rsquo;s team, and becoming fully licensed as a Certified General Appraiser adds an important notch to his already impressive resume. As a member of the Association of Consulting Foresters, Tim typifies the high level of integrity and professionalism that ACF represents.&rdquo;</p> <p>Mr. Mack works out of Sewall&rsquo;s International Falls, Minnesota, office, and can be reached at (218) 331-2568 | <a href="mailto:tim.mack@sewall.com">tim.mack@sewall.com</a>.</p> <p>About Sewall: Founded in 1880, Sewall is an international professional consulting organization specializing in natural resources, energy, and infrastructure. The company&rsquo;s diverse portfolio is based on 135 years' experience in forestry and natural resource consulting, surveying, and civil engineering; 65 years' in remote sensing; and 30 years' in GIS and application development. For information, please visit <a href="http://www.sewall.com/">www.sewall.com</a> or contact Bret Vicary at (207) 817-5447 | <a href="mailto:bret.vicary@sewall.com">bret.vicary@sewall.com</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 May 2015 16:03:34 -0400 Sewall’s Tinia Graham Certified as Photogrammetrist by ASPRS. Mrs. Graham’s achievement will strengthen Sewall’s imaging and mapping capabilities <p><img src="http://soap.siteturbine.com/siteturbine/shared_pages/thumbnail.jpg?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsewall.siteturbine.com%2Fuploaded_files%2Fsewall.com%2Fimages%2FTinia_Graham_CP.jpg&amp;maxWidth=100&amp;maxHeight=133&amp;stretch=1" alt="" width="100" height="133" /></p> <p>Sewall is pleased to announce that Senior Digital Imaging Technician Tinia Graham has passed the written examination and all other requirements for initial certification as a Certified Photogrammetrist (CP) through the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS).&nbsp; Mrs. Graham&rsquo;s achievement will strengthen Sewall&rsquo;s imaging and mapping capabilities.</p> <p>At least six years of experience in photogrammetry, with three of those years spent in a position of professional responsibility, are among the requirements for CP certification. Mrs. Graham has twelve years of experience at Sewall assisting in all aspects of photogrammetry, including analytical stereoplotting, softcopy work stations, and DAT/EM software collections, as well as orthoimagery production, from the initial QA/QC of captured imagery to airborne GPS/IMU data processing, orthophoto and mosaic creation, and final product delivery. She is particularly skilled at performing survey control checks and validation processes. Mrs. Graham is part of Sewall&rsquo;s DAT/EM workflow process team, where she researches and validates methods of collection for different mapping scales.</p> <p>Certified Photogrammetrists can officially sign off on photogrammetric work, which assures clients that products are of high quality and that the ASPRS Code of Ethics has been followed. They can validate flight layouts and control points to ensure that aerial imagery, airborne GPS/IMU data, ground control, flight lines, and aerotriangulation results can meet the required project accuracies. Mrs. Graham joins Sewall&rsquo;s professionally certified photogrammetrist team.</p> <p>David T. Edson, President/CEO of Sewall, states, &ldquo;It&rsquo;s wonderful to see individuals taking the initiative to receive professional accreditation. It speaks well for the individual, and Sewall is happy and proud to support these efforts.&rdquo;</p> <p>About Sewall: Founded in 1880, Sewall is an international professional consulting organization specializing in energy, infrastructure and natural resources. The company&rsquo;s diverse portfolio is based on 135 years' experience in surveying, forest appraisal and civil engineering; 65 years' in remote sensing; and 30 years' in GIS and application development. For information, please visit <a href="http://www.sewall.com/">www.sewall.com</a> or contact Diane Vatne at 207-817-5465; Email: <a href="mailto:diane.vatne@sewall.com">diane.vatne@sewall.com</a></p> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:53:07 -0400 Licensing tree appraisers. Bret Vicary, ACF, Ph.D., MAI, publishes article in The Consultant <p>Should individuals who appraise trees be subject to licensing requirements imposed by state regulatory agencies? There is reason to believe that this very issue may be examined by the Personal Property Resource Panel (PPRP) of the Appraisal Foundation (which publishes USPAP&mdash;the Uniform Standards for Professional Appraisal Practice). &nbsp;<a href="http://sewall.siteturbine.com/uploaded_files/sewall.com/files/Licensing_Tree_Appraisers.pdf">More</a>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 10:39:58 -0500 Success stories to learn from. Business advice from six ACF members. Sewall Vice President Bret P. Vicary, ACF is profiled in The Consultant <p>Bret Vicary describes himself as &ldquo;green as a cucumber&rdquo; when he launched into consulting forestry nearly 40 years ago. He barely managed to survive while he drew up management plans for landowners, did logging, even selling firewood and using his talents as a musician to make a little extra cash. <a href="http://sewall.siteturbine.com/uploaded_files/sewall.com/files/Bret_Vicary.pdf">More</a></p> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 10:36:45 -0500 Sewall advocates for water protection, forms water team. LaMarr Clannon educates Maine communities and institutions on benefits of using low impact development <p>LaMarr Clannon, Stormwater Engineer at James W. Sewall Company, is educating communities and institutions throughout Maine on the benefits of using low impact development (LID) techniques to protect clean drinking water, reduce stormwater impacts, and increase community resiliency to changing weather patterns. She joins a newly formed Water Team at Sewall that offers clients complete, integrated services and solutions that bridge the gap from project design to the maintenance and inspection of system assets.</p> <p>In partnership with NOAA and the Maine Coastal Program, Ms. Clannon discussed LID for community climate change resiliency at workshops held in Ellsworth and Wells; partnered with the Maine Drinking Water Program and EPA Region 1 on workshops to protect drinking water in Bangor, Lewiston and Presque Isle; presented to the planning board and downtown revitalization committee in Damariscotta on LID for redesigning the riverfront; and, in partnership with the Saco River Corridor Commission and partially funded by the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund, presented on LID and local stormwater utilities in 16 towns along the Saco River to protect the River&rsquo;s drinking water and recreational resources.</p> <p>Ms. Clannon joins Sewall staff in forming the new Water Team, which combines three areas of expertise, including water/wastewater engineering, stormwater engineering and GIS/asset management capabilities. The team consists of Ms. Clannon, Mike Riley, PE, and Rick Martens, GISP. Ms. Clannon guides clients on MS4 permitting, low impact design, and stormwater utilities development. Mr. Riley specializes in water system design, utility master plans, and new source development. Mr. Martens consults and designs GIS and asset management systems to support both water and wastewater infrastructure, typically as part of a water engineering or stormwater project. The Water Team provides world-class, integrated services for water system/plant design, construction administration, and maintenance evaluation using the latest in technology and workflows.</p> <p>The Sewall Water Team will exhibit at the 2014 Maine Rural Water Association (MRWA) conference at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine, on December 9-11. For more information about the team and its services, call 207-817-5535 or e-mail waterteam@sewall.com.</p> <p>About Sewall: Founded in 1880, Sewall is an international professional consulting organization specializing in infrastructure, energy and natural resources. The company&rsquo;s diverse portfolio is based on 134 years' experience in civil engineering, surveying and forest appraisal; 65 years' in remote sensing; and 30 years' in GIS and application development. For information, please visit www.sewall.com or contact Rick Martens at 207-817-5535; Email: rick.martens@sewall.com.</p> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:41:28 -0500