2012 Young Professional of the Year Award Winners

Timothy J. Juidici, Orchard, Hiltz & McCliment, Inc., Livonia, Mich.

Timothy's career as a municipal engineer has already resulted in two award-winning projects for the City of Auburn Hills. A $2 million project through a municipal golf course requiring bank stabilization, off-line detention facilities, a pump station, floodplain management, and course redesign, won the local APWA Environmental Project of the Year. He also created an innovative quality control procedure to ensure proper overlay thickness for a $4 million major boulevard project, which received a Michigan Concrete Paving Association Award. Timothy represented ACEC in the 2012 National Engineers Week "New Faces of Engineering" advertisement in USA Today. He holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Michigan Technological University.

Emily Allen, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, Lakewood, Colo.

Emily has demonstrated exceptional expertise in the water and wastewater fields, which helped her earn the firm's Employee of the Year Award. A project engineer, she also served as chair of the 100-member Rocky Mountain Section of APWA's Water for People Committee, where she led fundraising activities and education outreach to provide clean water and sanitation in developing countries. Emily earned a bachelor's degree in civil and environmental science engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

Eric Spargimino, CDM Smith, Cambridge, Mass.

As project engineer, Eric led a design team for a $23 million facilities upgrade at a Massachusetts wastewater treatment plant. His expertise in pumping station design, facilities evaluations, and infiltration/inflow and sewer system studies was also used to troubleshoot systems at Deer Island, New England's largest treatment plant. Eric holds a bachelor's degree in environmental engineering and master's degree in environmental engineering, both from Manhattan College.

Nikhil Bodhankar, CHA, Albany, N.Y.

As lead electrical engineer, Nikhil provides design services for power distribution, lighting, communications, fire alarm, security, and control systems at the GE Global Research Center. Earlier in his career, his research on Functionally Integrated Reactive Surface Technologies (FIRST) was presented at the Nunan Research Symposium. He also had an article on "Short Circuit Fault Analysis and Calculations" published in Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) Magazine. He holds a bachelor's degree in electronics and communications from Pune University, India, and a master's degree in electrical engineering from Syracuse University.

Victor Valenzuela, Draper Aden Associates, Richmond, Va.

As project engineer, Victor has had a major role in the design and construction management of several water and sewer systems throughout Virginia. He also was responsible for the development and analysis of a flow monitoring program, a sewer system evaluation survey plan, and a rehabilitation plan for a Hampton Roads project to decrease sanitary sewer overflows. Additionally, Victor heads his own non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a clean, sustainable water source for a rural community in central Haiti. He holds a bachelor's degree in civil and environmental engineering from Virginia Tech.

For additional information or questions, please contact Daisy Nappier, dnappier@acec.org.