Press Release

GEI Announces Four Leaders Elevated to Senior Vice President and Five Vice Presidents Appointed

March 4, 2015

BOSTON, Mass.—March 4, 2015— GEI Consultants, Inc., one of the nation’s leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms, announced today the expansion of its leadership team with the election of four Senior Vice Presidents and five new Vice Presidents.

“I would like to congratulate all of these individuals for their growing leadership contributions and continuing commitment to GEI’s success,” said Raymond D. Hart, P.E., President of GEI Consultants. “These leaders have demonstrated exceptional client service and ability to grow our business.”

Giovanni Bonita, Ph.D., P.E., P.G., Senior Vice President and Geostructural Practice Leader in GEI’s Washington, D.C. office, has over 21 years of experience of complex underground structures, retaining systems, geological and geophysical investigations, and deep foundations. He has extensive expertise with both temporary and permanent slurry, secant, and soil nail walls for historic buildings, structures with deep foundations, transit systems, tunnels, dams, and tall buildings. Dr. Bonita has supervised more than 100 traditional and specialized geotechnical investigations across the United States, where responsibilities have included coordination of field investigations, generation of design parameters, performing and supervising geotechnical analyses and laboratory testing.

Ileen S. Gladstone, P.E., LSP, LEED AP, Senior Vice President and Environmental Practice Leader in GEI’s Boston office, has over 31 years of experience in the redevelopment of contaminated properties. Ms. Gladstone has been the Licensed Site Professional (LSP) of Record on dozens of construction projects at urban sites to manage contaminated soil and/or groundwater. With extensive experience in the environmental field, she has the perspective to work through complex issues effectively and support the objectives of her clients, saving both time and money.

Alberto Pujol, P.E., G.E., Senior Vice President and Geotech/Water Resources Practice Leader, working out of GEI’s Oakland office, has over 35 years of experience in the rehabilitation or replacement of existing infrastructure; including levees, dams, pipelines, roads, tunnels, and impoundments. Mr. Pujol has been responsible for the planning, siting, evaluation, and design of a wide range of water resources projects as well as dam safety evaluations, design of remedial measures, and construction monitoring and support.

Michael J. Wheeler, P.E., Senior Vice President and Geotechnical Practice Leader from GEI’s Green Bay office, has 27 years of experience in geotechnical engineering and mine tailings basin design and planning. He has extensive experience with mine tailings basin planning and design, including performance monitoring of tailings embankments and construction oversight projects.

Paul J. Killian, P.E., Vice President and Environmental Practice Leader in GEI’s Green Bay office, has over 25 years of experience implementing innovative solutions related to property redevelopment, solid and hazardous waste management, soil and groundwater resource management and process engineering. He has served as the Project Principal for numerous environmental assessment and cleanup projects for both public and private clients, integrating environmental, engineering and construction services to quantify and manage environmental risk.

Jamie S. Matus, P.G., Vice President and Geotechnical/Geological Practice Leader in GEI’s Lansing office, has more than 30 years of experience with complex geotechnical, environmental, and construction-related projects. Mr. Matus conducts site assessments and hydrogeological investigations leading to innovative remediation solutions for public and private clients, and has more than 20 years of experience in the evaluation and management of coal combustion residuals.

Michael G. Ruetten, P.E., Vice President and Solid Waste Practice Leader located in GEI’s Green Bay office, has 30 years of experience in landfill design, permitting, siting, construction documentation, and construction quality assurance. Mr. Ruetten’s design expertise includes soil liners, geosynthetics, leachate extraction and storage facilities, gas collection, landfill cover systems, surface water management, erosion control, and re-vegetation.

Donghai Wang, Ph.D., P.E., Vice President and Computer Applications Development Leader, working out of GEI’s Sacramento office, has 18 years of experience in geospatial data management, spatial analysis, Web-based GIS application development, and database-driven Website maintenance. Dr. Wang has extensive experience in GIS-related hydrology, hydraulics, and water management projects in Northern California and has the distinction of performing as technical lead for the development of several sophisticated flood management tools.

Daniel R. Wanket, P.M.P., Vice President and Water Resources Practice Leader in GEI’s Oakland office has 22 years of experience managing large, multi-discipline, civil engineering and environmental remediation projects. His range of services includes conceptual engineering, site investigation and characterization, environmental sampling, development of construction plans and specifications, preparation of reports, and construction oversight.

About GEI: GEI’s multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, and planners deliver integrated water resources, environmental, ecological, geotechnical and waterfront engineering solutions to diverse clientele nationwide. The firm has provided a broad range of consulting and engineering services on over 50,000 projects in 50 states and 22 countries. For more information on GEI, please visit

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