Simpson Gumpertz & Heger is pleased to announce its newest leadership appointments recognizing the exceptional dedication and expertise of the firm’s corporate and technical staff.
Please join us in congratulating Julianne Nevins, SGH’s first Chief Operations Officer. As a member of our senior leadership team, Julie will make significant contributions to our continued success.
Julianne Nevins | Chief Operations Officer
Julianne Nevins provides management, leadership, and vision to ensure SGH has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems to realize SGH’s strategy. Julianne joined SGH in 1993 and has more than twenty years of human resources management and leadership experience, including serving as the Vice President, Human Resources at SGH. She uses her diverse experience and skills to collaborate with leaders on business-focused solutions to perpetuate and bolster a culture of technical excellence, collaboration, lifelong learning, and engagement and community.
Please also join us in congratulating our newest Associate Principals. These individuals possess the expertise and the dedication to SGH and its clients that enable our sustained achievements.
Scott N. Bondi | Associate Principal
Scott Bondi has extensive experience in building enclosure design, specializing in building science and numerical analysis. Scott consults on both new construction and historic renovation projects, applying his specific expertise in curtain wall and custom glazing systems. In addition, he is experienced in providing forensic engineering services and expert witness support for both building enclosure and mechanical systems.
Anindya Dutta | Associate Principal
Anindya Dutta specializes in structural and earthquake engineering, analyzing and designing a variety of structures in high-seismic zones. Anindya’s experience also includes seismic evaluation and retrofit of seismically deficient low- to high-rise structures. He has peer reviewed several high-rise structures along the West Coast that were designed using performance-based engineering methods.
Murat Engindeniz | Associate Principal
Murat Engindeniz specializes in condition assessment and rehabilitation of pipelines and fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite applications. He has experience analyzing, designing, and testing FRPs for critical infrastructure rehabilitation and new construction. His experience spans hundreds of projects for water and power utilities, including numerous nuclear power plants.
Erik W. Farrington | Associate Principal
Erik Farrington has broad experience providing structural design for new construction and repairing and rehabilitating existing buildings. Erik is the principal liaison for multidisciplinary teams that tackle integrated repairs and rehabilitation of historic building exteriors doubling as both structure and enclosure. His renovation design projects range from eighteenth- and nineteenth-century timber and masonry buildings to twentieth-century concrete and steel buildings.
Joshua B. Kivela | Associate Principal
Josh Kivela is experienced in designing, investigating, and rehabilitating historic and contemporary buildings. He is a versatile and creative designer of high-performance building enclosure systems requiring integration of complex glazing, wall, roofing, and waterproofing systems. Josh helps clients provide innovative and durable solutions to complex building problems through investigation, assessment, and collaborative design.
James E. Mendygral | Associate Principal
Jim Mendygral has a diverse background in building enclosure and structural engineering. His expertise covers a full range of engineering services – including assessments, design, and construction administration – to assist clients with the successful delivery of their most challenging projects. His recent work ranges from contemporary building enclosure design to award-winning restoration projects in downtown San Francisco, CA.
Matthew J. Normandeau | Associate Principal
Matthew Normandeau specializes in designing, investigating, and rehabilitating building enclosures. He has experience investigating and designing curtain walls, windows, roofing, exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS), stucco cladding, brick and stone veneer, solid masonry, transitional masonry, plaza waterproofing, and below-grade waterproofing. Matthew has published papers and presented on a wide range of topics.
We would also like to recognize the commitment and continued growth of the following individuals promoted this year: