Birnesser to Lead KCI's New Solid Waste Practice
October 11, 2011
KCI Technologies Inc., a multi-disciplined engineering firm with offices throughout the eastern U.S., welcomes Donald J. Birnesser, PE, as solid waste practice leader. With more than 30 years of experience, Birnesser has built a solid reputation as a leader in the solid waste management and energy generation fields. As practice leader, he will coordinate KCI’s overall solid waste activities and planning efforts, including strategic business development and project management for recycling operations, composting facilities, material recovery facilities, transfer stations, resource recovery facilities and landfills.
“KCI’s goal for the Solid Waste Practice, under Don’s leadership, will be to expand our waste management services to existing and new clients,” said Senior Vice President and Environmental Discipline Manager Thomas G. Sprehe, PE, BCEE. “As the market evolves, we envision managing waste as a resource, in terms of both recycling and for production of energy.”
As a long-time member of Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), Birnesser has long been an advocate of integrated solid waste management. His experience has encompassed planning, feasibility studies, characterization programs, site evaluations, environmental permitting and impact assessments, procurement and financing, construction field support, operating and maintenance evaluations and expert witness services for solid waste projects. Additionally, Birnesser’s design engineering expertise includes solid waste material and resource recovery facilities, transfer stations, landfills, power generating facilities, boiler plants, air emissions control systems and wastewater sludge systems.
Birnesser has a bachelor’s degree and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania and a SWANA-certified Transfer Station Manager. In addition, Birnesser is a national faculty member for the organization and has been instructing the managing transfer station systems certification course for the past six years.
KCI is an engineering, consulting and construction firm serving clients throughout the U.S. and beyond. With revenues of approximately $146 million in 2012, KCI is ranked 81 on the Engineering News-Record's list of the top 500 engineering firms in the country. Roughly 1,000 KCI employee owners provide environmental, transportation, telecommunications, construction, facilities, and land development services from more than 20 locations. For more information, visit www.kci.com.
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