George F. Eichleay, Jr.
President and CEO
George F. Eichleay, Jr. President and CEOGeorge Eichleay is the 5th generation of his family to lead Eichleay. At the age of 16 he started working summers as a laborer at a chemical plant outside of Pittsburgh, PA. Since that time he has learned the many facets of the business through a combination of field and office assignments and has gone on to manage projects, groups, and divisions within the family enterprise. His involvement in strategic planning, marketing, and business development has been instrumental in the growth of Eichleay’s construction services business and geographic reach over the last decade. George holds a M.S. from Stanford University in Civil and Environmental Engineering – Construction Engineering and Management and a B.S. from Washington and Lee University in Physics-Engineering. He is a licensed General Contractor in the State of California.×
George F. Eichleay, P.E.
George F. Eichleay, P.E. ChairmanGeof Eichleay now serves as the Chairman of Eichleay’s Board of Directors. He is responsible for the establishment of Eichleay’s multi-discipline engineering capabilities and entrance into the arena of large scale integrated project delivery. His commitment to the industry is evidenced by his active participation in professional organizations such as the Construction Industry Institute (CII) and the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). Throughout his career, he has also been civic minded as exemplified by his involvement in organizations such as the Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh, Allegheny General Hospital, the Boy Scouts of America, as well as many other charitable and philanthropic causes. Geof received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Princeton University and is a registered Civil Engineer in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. He is a charter member of the National Academy of Construction and a former Chairman of CII.×
Samar H. Adranly, S.E.
Senior Vice President
Samar H. Adranly, S.E. Senior Vice PresidentSamar "Summer” Adranly joined Eichleay in 1998 to lead the Civil/Structural Engineering Group. She quickly became the Director of Engineering and subsequently the Manager of Projects. As a Senior Vice President, she is now responsible for overseeing work in a diverse array of market sectors. With over 25 years of hands-on expertise, she has a deep, diverse background in a wide variety of industries. Samar has a M.S. in Structural Engineering and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a registered Structural Engineer in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Washington and a registered Civil Engineer in California, Michigan, Nevada, and Utah.×
Anthony P. Borsoni, PMP
Senior Vice President
Anthony P. Borsoni, PMP Senior Vice PresidentAnthony (Nino) Borsoni joined Eichleay in 1992 and is the Senior Vice President primarily responsible for work in the Life Sciences and High Technology market sectors. Specializing in clean facilities, he has over 35 years of design engineering, project, and program management experience. This technical proficiency extends to areas such as cGMP Parts 210 and 211, NIH 88-8395, biosafety levels BL-1 through BL-4, NRC, NEC Article 500, Title 24, and OSHPD requirements. Born in Italy, Nino received his degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florence. He is also a Certified Project Management Professional.×
John M. Sakamoto, P.E.
Executive Vice President
John M. Sakamoto, P.E. Executive Vice PresidentJohn Sakamoto joined Eichleay in 1992 and is now the Executive Vice President overseeing all Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management (EPCM) operations. Beyond being a recognized expert in the field of operational risk management, he is highly experienced in regulatory interpretation, regulatory advocacy, and permitting. He is also adept in the management of complex capital projects from conceptual planning through startup and commissioning. His diverse process plant background includes project director level responsibilities on several of Eichleay’s landmark projects. John graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and is a registered Civil Engineer in the state of California. He currently sits on the Western States Petroleum Association’s (WSPA) Board of Directors and is a past President.×
James B. Vicknair, CCM
Senior Vice President
James B. Vicknair, CCM Senior Vice PresidentJim Vicknair started in the building trades and has ascended to the upper levels of management during his 30 years in the construction business. As a Senior Vice President, he oversees all of Eichleay’s construction operations. The strong bonds that he has built and maintained during his career have enabled him to become a highly effective and trusted leader in the fields of labor relations, project delivery, and organizational management. He also possesses a great deal of expertise when it comes to creating and implementing world-class systems, processes, procedures, and construction tools. These unique skill sets were developed and honed through the knowledge that he gained from working in the field, participating in professional organizations such as the Construction Industry Institute (CII), and overseeing everything from key alliance relationships to megaprojects. Jim is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM) and has taught Construction Management classes at the college level.×
Walter A. Brown III
VP of Engineering
Walter A. Brown III VP of EngineeringWalter (Bert) Brown is the Vice President of Engineering, responsible for overseeing all of the technical resources that reside within Eichleay’s offices whether they be drafters, designers, engineers, or architects. He is truly an engineer’s engineer with an in-depth project management, project engineering, and process engineering background in a wide variety of industries including mining, refining, chemicals, pulp and paper, iron and steel, as well as cement and rock products. Specializing in air quality and air emissions, he is also skilled at developing successful permitting strategies for complex sites. Bert earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.×
Jette S. Jensen
Director of Administrative Services
Jette S. Jensen Director of Administrative ServicesJette Jensen is the Director of Administrative Services. A native of Denmark, she has been one of the key pillars of the organization since 1988. Her solid background in human resources, benefits administration, corporate policies and procedures, insurance, and accounting has been integral to Eichleay’s steady and continual growth.×
Cathy L. Madore, ASP
Director of Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality
Cathy L. Madore, ASP Director of Health, Safety, Environment, and QualityAcquired through a series of domestic and international project, as well as corporate, assignments, Cathy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Eichleay. As the Director of Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality, she serves as the functional lead for each of these areas and oversees a team of professionals who are deployed on various project/client sites. She is a Six Sigma Black Belt and has received many awards and special assignments due to her problem solving and team building skills. A published author in multiple scientific journals and an experienced public speaker, Cathy received her B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of South Carolina-Aiken. She is also an Associate Safety Professional through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.×
Mei L. Schwaninger
Mei L. Schwaninger ControllerAfter coming onboard in 2008, Mei Schwaninger successfully led the Project Accounting Group through several of the most significant projects ever undertaken by Eichleay. She is now the Controller responsible for the preparation of financial statements and oversight of the general ledger, cost accounting, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, tax compliance, budgeting, and forecasting functions. Born in Nanjing, China she immigrated to the United States as a teenager to attend school. Upon graduation she worked for a local general contractor, two regional homebuilders, and a global EPC firm. Mei holds a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from San Francisco State University.×