joins city firm
Larson Design Group announces Mark Mummert, Ph.D, has joined its Williamsport headquarters as a design engineer in the energy division.
Mummert, according to a news release, has more than 12 years of experience in environmental health and safety, having served manufacturing and industrial service centers in more than 20 states. He comes to Larson?Design Group from Penn General Energy, where he was environmental manager, responsible for all aspects of their environmental program.
He brings experience in air permit applications, emission inventories, annual reports, and auditing compliance with state and federal regulations, the news release said. He is an expert in industrial hygiene with a background in air sampling and noise monitoring.
Mummert earned bachelor's and master's degrees in agricultural engineering at Penn State University, and a Ph.D. in soil and water engineering from Cornell University. He is an avid trainer of sporting dogs and lives in Mechanicsburg with his wife.
Larson Design Group is a multi-disciplined brand architecture, engineering, and surveying firm with 10 offices in Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, and Texas,
speaks at conference
Renee Carey, executive director with the Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy, presented a session, "Easements for Source Water Protection," at the Pennsylvania Rural Water Association's Conference in early April. The Association works cooperatively with the industry to support water and wastewater utilities, the news release said.
"Easements for Source Water Protection" focused on how conservation easements can be used to help implement source water protection plans. Participants learned more about conservation easements and how to partner with their location land trust to implement a conservation easement program.
the Year' selected
Terri Kio, warehouse logistics supervisor of North Central Sight Services, Inc. was named Employee of the Year for 2012 at the agency's annual dinner meeting held in mid-April. Kio, a New Columbia resident, has been employed at North Central Sight Services, Inc. since 2002.
According to the news release, she supervises 21 associates in the agency's Industry Program, which provides employment opportunities for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
Kio manages the finished goods inventory and production of more than 350 products in the agency's distribution program for the federal government and AbilityOne Program. She also oversees order processing and fulfillment. On average, North Central Sight Services, Inc. ships 1,200 orders per month with an overall schedule attainment of 98.8 percent.
In February of 2013, Kio received trainer certification for the operation of forklifts from the Equipment Depot. She also is an active member of North Central Sight Services, Inc.'s Safety and Wellness Committees.
'Employee of the Month' selected
Ken Bair, maintenance services engineer, has been named the state Department of Transportation district office Employee of the Month for March 2013.
Bair, a news release said, was instrumental in analyzing the benefits of and developing an implementation plan for two district-wide seal coat crews versus the previous process of each county completing its own annual seal coat program. He led and coordinated the efforts of all the district's county maintenance managers to study the potential benefits of district-wide seal coat crews. Through the analysis, which included communication with other districts that have implemented such district-wide crews, they found that two such crews would improve the productivity and quality of the district's seal coat operations, free existing county staff to complete additional general maintenance activities - such as pipe replacement and shoulder cutting - and reduce equipment costs by an estimated $430,000 annually.
Bair, a 12-year PennDOT employee, lives near Mifflinburg with his wife Megan and their children Ainsley, Jake and Reid.