Contact:

Gail Boddicker

Executive Director

PO Box 398

Rapid City, SD  57709

605-394-6674

gail.boddicker@sdsmt.edu

American Council of Engineering Companies of South Dakota advances the business interests of the consulting engineering profession in South Dakota. As a Member Organization of American Council of Engineering Council (ACEC), ACEC/SD's mission is to enhance the public understanding and image of the consulting engineering profession, proactively represent the profession in public affairs and legislative issues and provide a forum for discussion and continued business education.

ACEC/South Dakota
Emerging Leaders Program

 

Invest In The Future

The American Council of Engineering Companies of South Dakota (ACEC/SD) is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 Emerging Leaders Program. The Emerging Leaders Program, provided exclusively for the benefit of young professionals within the ACEC/SD membership companies, aims to prepare young professionals on the fast track to firm partnerships, management, and potential succession ownership opportunities.  

 

Congratulations to the following for their selection to the 2016-2017 ACEC/SD Emerging Leaders Program!

 

Rebecca Baker, HDR Engineering, Inc.
Kristin Bisgard, Banner Associates, Inc.

Kevin Heiberger, RESPEC

Gabe Laber, DGR Engineering

Josh Larson, McLaury Engineering Inc.

Bradley Letcher, American Engineering Testing, Inc.

Jeff McCormick, SPN & Associates, Inc.

Jody Page, HDR Engineering, Inc.

Pete Raush, RESPEC

Scott Schneider, Sayre Associates, Inc.

Kyle Young, Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson

MEET A PART OF THE 2016-2017 EMERGING LEADERS CLASS!

Kevin Heiberger

Mr. Kevin J. Heiberger works in the Mining & Energy business unit of RESPEC as a Staff Engineer in the Geomechanics division. Mr. Heiberger has experience in performing geomechanical analyses of underground excavations in domal and bedded salt formations for the solution-mining, hydrocarbon storage, and potash production industries. His geomechanics project experience includes the structural assessment of solution-mined and underground conventional mining excavations. Mr. Heiberger’s background includes technical team leadership and project management roles for Department of Defense (DoD) programs in the aerospace industry, in addition to detailed component design and system development experience.

After obtaining his Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology with high honors in 2007, Mr. Heiberger was hired by Caterpillar’s Transmission Business Unit as a Controls System Engineer. Prior to joining the RESPEC team in 2015, Mr. Heiberger worked in lead engineering roles for Triumph Gear Systems and L-3 Communications-CSW, serving the military aerospace industry. His responsibilities included both technical and project management aspects spanning multiple levels of internal and external customers and sub-contractors. His strong technical skills in design and development were paired with his team leadership skills to provide solutions to challenging engineering problems within stringent project constraints. His education and work experiences as an engineering professional have provided him a solid foundation of technical, interpersonal and project management skills that he leverages to exceed customer’s expectations.

Gabe Laber, PE

Gabe earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 2003.  Since graduation, Gabe has worked as a consultant helping communities throughout eastern South Dakota with their municipal infrastructure.  He is currently employed by DGR Engineering in their Sioux Falls office and serves as a project manager.  He is married to Kristi and they have six year old twins Briley and Brayden.  Gabe and his family live north of Brandon. 

Jody Page, PE

Jody Page is a Senior Project Manager with over 17 years of experience at HDR in design and project management of numerous municipal civil, federal and environmental engineering projects.  The wide range of these projects include corridor and interchange studies, major roadway reconstruction, airport improvements, military planning and installation projects, sanitary gravity and forcemain sewers and rehabilitation, design-build, and environmental studies.  His roles in these projects have included project management, major urban roadway and site design, extensive public involvement, right-of-way and easement negotiations, utility layout and design, drainage analysis with storm sewer design, 3D computer roadway modeling, and preparing plans and specifications.  Jody currently serves as the manager of the HDR Rapid City office and fills the role of area Federal Business Group lead.  Along with his work at HDR, he also serves in the South Dakota Air National Guard with over 22 years of experience in the 114th Civil Engineering Squadron.

Pete Rausch, PE

Mr. Rausch is a civil engineer at RESPEC with a background in water resources engineering. The core of his experience is in small project planning and design applied to stream channel restoration and agricultural irrigation systems. Mr. Rausch also has extensive experience in surface-water monitoring and data analyze for both quality and quantity. He has designed and implemented multiple remote monitoring and control systems for irrigation canal automation and surface-water monitoring. Mr. Rausch is experienced in urban stormwater management and best management practices (BMP) design. He has also been involved in water rights evaluation and has experience with the requirements for their transfer. Mr. Rausch regularly and effectively communicates and coordinates with individual landowners, agricultural producers, and client personnel. Mr. Rausch is proficient with AutoCAD Civil 3D, ArcGIS, and several water modeling platforms, including EPA SWMM, XPSWMM, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, and EPANET.

Scott Schneider, PE

Scott Schneider, PE, is a civil engineer specializing in construction administration services for construction and reconstruction of streets and highways in urban and rural settings at Sayre Associates, Inc. in Sioux Falls, SD. He has a BS in Civil Engineering from South Dakota State University. Prior to joining Sayre Associates in 2006, Scott worked as a project engineer for the South Dakota Department of Transportation at the Huron, SD DOT Area Office. Scott lives in Sioux Falls, SD, with his wife Mandy, two daughters (Anna and Bethany), and two sons (Corey and Caden).