PND Engineers Welcomes Two New Team Members
PND Engineers announced the following new hires.
Forrest Savel earned his bachelor of science in civil engineering from UAF in 2018 and is a lifelong Alaskan who grew up in Glennallen and Palmer. He has a background in construction, having worked previously as a summer laborer with the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities and as an intern with R&M Consultants. Most recently he worked full-time as a distribution designer for Chugach Electric Association. At PND, Savel assists on general civil engineering projects. In his spare time, he likes to travel; he spent the better part of 2019 traveling overseas.
Jake Randazzo brings fifteen years of experience in hands-on primary and secondary soil testing, data reduction, and soil lab operations. He is also experienced in geotechnical investigations, pile driving analysis, wave equation analysis, pile driving inspection, concrete testing, and other inspection work. Randazzo has an associate’s degree in process technology from Kenai Peninsula College; holds ACI, NICET, and Nuclear Gauge certifications; and has done field work all over Alaska, including the North Slope. He’s a lifelong Alaskan who enjoys snowboarding, playing hockey, watching pro sports, oil painting, and spending time with his daughters.
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Alaska’s Giving Pipeline
Few large foundations support “the general good” or social service projects in Alaska, so the Last Frontier has a pretty thin philanthropic layer, according to United Way of Anchorage Vice President Cassandra Stalzer. However, the oil and gas industry has a history of stepping in and filling the gaps in Alaska communities by providing money and volunteers for myriad charitable efforts in the state.