DONNY SOUSA, CWI, PROMOTED TO VICE PRESIDENT

Donny Sousa has been promoted to Vice President of GTA. With 26 years of experience in the construction industry, including 11 years with GTA, Donny is responsible for managing the construction observation and testing (COT) services department at GTA’s Somerset, New Jersey office. He provides quality assurance and quality control on a wide variety of COT projects, as well as Special Inspections for structural fill placement, footing subgrade bearing capacity, concrete placement, reinforcing steel, structural masonry, structural steel bolting and welding, spray-applied fireproofing, and exterior insulation finishing system (EIFS) for our various clients across the NY/NJ area. Donny provides training, mentoring, and oversight of field engineering technicians and laboratory operations. Additionally, he assesses field problems and provides technical assistance on various commercial and residential projects.

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MICHAEL W. DERR, PE, PROMOTED TO VICE PRESIDENT

As a Vice President with GTA and licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey with 20 years of experience (17 with GTA), Mike is responsible for geotechnical design and consultation services during the planning and construction of residential, commercial, academic, retail, industrial, and public projects. Additionally, his responsibilities include overseeing quality assurance and quality control; providing training and supervision of field and laboratory staff; overseeing the Quakertown soils and concrete laboratory; and preparing reports, drawings, proposals, and budgets for a variety of design and construction projects.

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