A long-time leader at RETTEW has been promoted.

John B. Stipe III, formerly the Director of GeoEnvironmental and Subsurface Utility Engineering, will now serve as a Vice President.

John will lead RETTEW’s environmental and underground investigation services, including geophysical mapping, subsurface utility locating, environmental due diligence, remediation, and environmental compliance. He will oversee three of the firm’s service groups: GeoEnvironmental, Geophysics, and Subsurface Utility Engineering. He manages more than 45 staff members throughout eight offices.

First hired in 1998 as an Environmental Scientist, John has regularly taken on more responsibility, rising to positions including Project Manager, Group Manager, and Director. His promotion to Vice President was effective January 1, 2018.

“John has demonstrated exceptional leadership and entrepreneurism, which has positioned him perfectly to take on this new role,” said Rob Lauriello, RETTEW Chief Operating Officer. “He cares deeply about his staff and the health of our firm.”

John has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Resource Management from The Pennsylvania State University and has completed post-baccalaureate work in Geology and Soil Science. He is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist and holds membership in the Common Ground Alliance, the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Professionals, the Pennsylvania Association of Professional Soil Scientists, and the Soil Science Society of America. He was recognized in the Central Penn Business Journal’s 2015 “40 Under 40” class for outstanding young business leaders.

Congratulations, John!