GeoEngineers is pleased to announce the election of David P. Sauls, PE to the position of Chairman of its Board of Directors. The decision was ratified by GeoEngineers’ Directors at their 2012 board meeting, held in conjunction with GeoEngineers’ annual shareholders meeting on March 2-3 near its Seattle (WA) headquarters.
As he accepted this new leadership position, Sauls remarked, “I would like to express my gratitude to our shareholders first for electing me to the Board and also to our Board for entrusting me with this position. I hope we all share my excitement about the future of our company whose successful past is propelling us into an enormously promising future.”
Sauls is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer and Business Unit Leader for GeoEngineers’ Baton Rouge (LA) and Springfield (MO) offices. He is based in Baton Rouge, where he provides designs for supporting infrastructure, develops new business and helps steer the company’s future.
He earned an M.S. in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.S. in civil engineering from Louisiana State University. Sauls has 28 years of experience in geotechnical engineering, is licensed in 13 states and Saskatchewan, Canada and has received numerous awards for his technical achievements.
Sauls’ Louisiana roots run deep. For 13 years, he was a Principal at Louis J. Capozzoli and Associates, Inc. prior to its merger with GeoEngineers in 2007. His career has included geotechnical design performance of building foundations, industrial equipment, levees and dams, and foundations for municipal and transportation infrastructure. In addition, Sauls has engineered many major pipeline horizontal directionally drilled obstacle crossings, both nationally and internationally.
After handing the reins to Sauls, Jim Miller, LG, PE, LEG, outgoing Board Chairman and Senior Principal Geological Engineer, commented, “Our stockholders will be well served by David Sauls. He has excellent leadership and technical skills, excellent client relationships, good business sense and demonstrated human compassion.”