Thomas G. Sprehe Honored as Engineer of the Year
June 19, 2012
The Maryland Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) honored KCI Senior Vice President Thomas G. Sprehe, PE, BCEE, as Engineer of the Year at their annual awards banquet, held in Baltimore on June 14. The award recognizes Sprehe’s engineering expertise, professional achievements, industry leadership and civic activities.
“It is a great honor to be recognized by such a respected professional organization as ASCE,” said Sprehe. “I have enjoyed membership and leadership roles in the association since my college years and am grateful to have participated in some of their more noteworthy public contributions in Maryland.” Most recently he led the water portions of the Maryland Section’s 2011 Infrastructure Report Card that garnered national attention to the state’s desperate need for increased funding.
As manager of the firm’s Environmental Discipline, Sprehe oversees operations related to water, wastewater, solid waste, and geotechnical engineering as well as industrial environmental compliance, industrial hygiene, and hazardous waste investigations and remediation. As an avid sailor and strong advocate for environmental stewardship, he has made improving water quality in the Chesapeake Bay a priority throughout his career, most recently in trailblazing aeration and mixing technology in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Sprehe also led the firm’s efforts in the implementation of enhanced nutrient removal at the Patapsco, Mattawoman and Back River wastewater treatment plants. Last year, the Maryland-Asia Environmental Partnership honored Sprehe with their Partner of the Year Award, recognizing his demonstrated leadership in engineering innovative environmental and energy solutions.
Sprehe joined KCI in 1997, assuming the role of vice president and head of the environmental division. In 2002, he was promoted to senior vice president and now serves as environmental discipline manager. After earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1980, Sprehe returned for a master’s in civil engineering. He is a registered professional engineer, Board Certified Environmental Engineer and a certified examiner for the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. He currently serves on the advisory board of Johns Hopkins University, and is a member of the Water Environment Federation, American Water Works Association, Solid Waste Association of North America, the Maryland Recycling Network, and the Maryland Regional Manufacturing Institute.
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