Recognizing 40 years of experience in siting and designing landfills and biogas-to-energy projects
Tetra Tech’s Solid Waste Solutions Executive Vice President, Michael Michels, was awarded the 2020 Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Management’s Legacy Award for his 40 years of service in the solid waste solutions industry. He was recognized in the June 2020 edition of MSW Management Magazine, a leading trade publication, for significant contributions to advancements in the industry.
Leveraging digital transformation to provide data-driven value and drive revenue
Melinda Tam is an electrical engineer with more than 30 years of experience. Five years out of college, she started her own electrical, instrumentation, and controls engineering firm. Within 15 years, her firm had more than 100 employees and 4 offices across the United States. Melinda focused on turn-key control system upgrades, which included planning, design, implementation, and maintenance services. Since 2010, she has been supporting clients to develop a technology road map to transform field data into intelligent information for utility operations, maintenance, and management.
Fostering economic growth through sustainable infrastructure and inclusive programming
Jessica Oakes is a civil engineer with 14 years of experience. In her second year out of college, she took an assignment for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Afghanistan—a decision that would change her life forever. She served there as an expatriate engineer for nearly four years on two consecutive USAID projects, which focused on improving water, sanitation, energy, transportation, and vertical structures throughout the war-torn country. While in Afghanistan, she initiated a women’s internship program for engineering students enrolled in local universities.
Identifying measures to develop successful community-based forestry enterprises
Tetra Tech’s Mark Donahue and Ian Deshmukh explore the literature on community-based forestry enterprises (CBFE) to identify successful factors and strategies, focusing on four fundamental conditions required for their development.
Meeting our clients’ organics management and sustainability goals
Tetra Tech’s Debra Darby, manager of organics sustainability solutions, has 14 years of organics experience in the solid waste industry. She is a certified composting professional and has garnered a reputation as a leader in her field through her extensive background working with organics and compostable materials and driving product stewardship. In addition to her technical expertise, Debra also has 20 years of experience in marketing and has served as a strategic advisor in the public and private sector.
Supporting our international development clients to deliver safe, sustainable, and compliant infrastructure projects
With more than 35 years of experience in project management, engineering, and infrastructure development, Tim Michael is a director in Tetra Tech’s international infrastructure sector. Tim has led projects through all phases of feasibility, facility, and infrastructure development for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Afghanistan and for the Millennium Challenge Corporation in Tunisia.
Installing our proprietary BioCNG™ system to help convert biogas to renewable natural gas
Tetra Tech is partnering with the City of Boulder, Colorado, on their innovative Biogas Use Enhancement Project, a biogas-to-renewable natural gas (RNG) conditioning system under construction at the city’s Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF). Biogas produced from wastewater digesters will be converted into RNG for vehicle fuel for delivery to community partners after injection into the Public Service Company of Colorado delivery systems. The delivery of RNG to the City of Boulder is scheduled for September 2020.
Integrating DevSecOps into your CI/CD pipeline for bigger resource savings, higher quality products, and a quicker deployment time
Branko Primetica has more than 20 years of experience as an information technology (IT) executive in process and performance improvement, DevSecOps, technology modernization, and artificial intelligence. Branko has supported multiple U.S. federal agencies with these initiatives, resulting in more than $300 million in cost savings due to integration of emerging technology and consolidation and modernization of redundant IT systems.
Raising the profiles of Tetra Tech’s #WomenInSTEM and sharing how they help #ShapeTheWorld of tomorrow
Tetra Tech is supporting International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) 2020 on June 23rd to inspire girls and celebrate women in engineering careers. We are highlighting our female engineers from across our global operations and sharing how they #ShapeTheWorld. By raising their profiles, we hope to encourage those who aspire to become engineers by helping them understand the opportunities and career paths that the engineering sector can provide.