Archives October 2014

MSG Strengthens Team with Geoenvironmental Leader


The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc. (MSG) announces the appointment of Jay T. Simonds, PG as Senior Project Manager, a move that further strengthens the management team as the multi-disciplined firm enters its next phase of growth.

Jay is an accomplished professional geologist, having served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), with acute skills in all aspects of environmental remediation and contracting with a specialization in the assessment of contaminated properties, evaluation, design, installation and operation of contaminant remediation systems. He brings over 26 years of progressive experience in Geoenvironmental Services, as well as Shale Oil and Gas Services.

"Jay is a unique and talented professional with a track record of positioning and delivering highly successful projects," said MSGs President and Chief Executive Officer, Richard F. Bertz, PE, PS. "His experience and strategic vision will be invaluable as MSG builds upon its existing success servicing the energy industry. He is a great asset to our management team and we are fortunate to have him on board."

Jay's field of expertise includes program and project management, contaminant hydrogeology, subsurface contaminant remediation, soil and groundwater sampling, drilling and field operations, data evaluation, asset management, financial projections, office/personnel management and environmental risk management. He has managed projects in 26 different states for a variety of clients, including local and state governments, major oil companies, and industrial facilities. His responsibilities include geoenvironmental business development, budget development, technical management, business risk management, personnel management, subcontractor development, field operations and technical report review. Jay enjoys helping family and friends with home improvement projects and traveling.

Probing Times Newsletter Showcases MSG


The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc. is in Geoprobe Systems' Probing Times Fall 2014 Newsletter!

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MSG is in the News!

The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc. (MSG) is in the News!

Check out the Crain's Detroit Business publication, highlighting MSG's involvement in the Greektown Casino, LLC's funding of the I-375 Off Ramp Improvements in downtown Detroit...

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MSG Strengthens Sustainable Initiatives


The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc. (MSG) is pleased to announce Ralph J. Terbrueggen, ASLA, LEED AP BD+C, is expanding his role as a landscape architect to include business development in the greater Cincinnati area for MSG's full range of services, while also supporting the Columbus projects that include site development, park planning, streetscape and sustainable design. Ralph is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED® ) certified.

He joins the firm with over 30 years of professional project management and planning experience within a variety of industries, such as healthcare, government, military, education, housing, as well as the private sector. Terbrueggen has served as project manager and designer on several high-profile, state-of-the-art developments that are practical, sustainable and aesthetically appealing; he has participated in six LEED® projects and is well-versed in using low-impact development techniques to provide a functional end result.

Steven C. Hermiller, PE, Vice President of Site Development and Manager of MSG's Columbus office states, "Ralph's breadth of experience and expert knowledge of sustainable design is a treasured asset celebrated by the MSG team. His proven success in managing tight project schedules and budgets, along with his ability to spearhead solutions allows MSG to maintain our momentum."