The Stakeholders.

The core competencies of Eisman & Russo are civil engineering and construction management. The stakeholders of these core competencies serve as the leadership of the firm who engage and direct our professional staff in a wide selection of services from preliminary studies, planning and engineering design to construction engineering and inspection services. Eisman & Russo’s planning, design, and inspection professionals are well versed in a variety of disciplines, and they are specialists by education, experience, licensure and certifications.

Tony Mahfoud, PE
President / CEO / Principal
31 Years of Experience
Areas of Expertise: Principal-in-Charge, QA/QC, Engineering Design, Program Management, Construction Management, Site Development

As the CEO of Eisman & Russo, Inc., Tony is responsible for running all facets of the business. He is a proven leader who is actively involved in all aspects of the company with a solid understanding of client relations, business development, and program management. Over the past 20 years, under Tony’s leadership, the company has grown to over 200 engineers located in Southeast USA with Eisman & Russo ranking among the Top 100 Construction Management firms over the past five years.

As a Civil Engineer, he is experienced in the areas of preliminary engineering studies, highway design, traffic analysis and planning, drainage design, permitting, and construction management. He has extensive experience in highway, bridge and rail construction. His professional experience additionally includes the study and determination of traffic operational improvements to achieve efficiency and safety, traffic engineering analysis and design of intelligent transportation systems. Tony holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Central Florida; attended Mid-sized Firms Management at Harvard University and is a registered Professional Engineer in several states in the USA.

Tony is actively involved in the Florida business community and stays attune to state, national and international politics and matters related to transportation engineering and infrastructure. He speaks several languages including English, Lebanese, Spanish, and French.

Brett Pielstick, PE, F.ASCE
Senior Project Engineer / Principal
34 Years of Experience
Areas of Expertise: Structural Bridge Design, Post-Tension Structures, Design-Build, Durability of Concrete Structures, Operation and Maintenance of Structures

Brett Pielstick has extensive experience in bridge and roadway construction, plans review, claims analysis, expert witness, structural bridge and building design and threshold inspection. He is a recognized world leader in segmental bridge construction, grouting of post-tensioned structures and durability of concrete structures and presently leads the CEI team for the Design-Build of the Pensacola Bay Bridge. His experience includes Resident Engineer/Senior Project Engineer for the I-75 Caloosahatchee Bridge Widening, Marco Island Jolly Bridge, SR 710 Beeline Interchange on Florida’s Turnpike, the precast segmental bridges built in balanced cantilever for the constructed 9A South Interchange and Broadway and Seabreeze bridges, Assistant Resident Engineer for the cast-in-place balanced cantilever segmental Acosta bridge (record span of its type in Florida), Erection Engineer for the precast segmental Wando River bridge, Field Engineer involved in cofferdams and all substructure construction on the Cooper River Steel Truss bridge, and Threshold Inspector for post-tensioned slabs and multi-story buildings. His experience also includes structural steel and concrete design. Brett is licensed in multiple states including Florida, California, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Hawaii, Texas, Mississippi and New York.

Brett Pielstick is the Task Group Leader 8.5 on Durability of Post Tensioned Systems for The International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib) based Lausanne, Switzerland. He is Chairman of the Education Committee of the American Segmental Bridges Institute (ASBI) on Operation Maintenance and Inspection of Segmental Bridges, author of the 2007 National Report on the Durability of Segmental Bridge for ASBI, co-author of the 2012 report and other recent publications include fib Bulletins 33, 44 and 59. In 2008, he was named a Fellow by in the American Society of Civil Engineers and recently honored by ASBI with the 2018 Leadership Award-Outstanding Career Contributions and invited to participate in the July 2019 FHWA Reliability Assessment Panel (RAP) for design and construction of durable post-tensioning systems.

Scott Gombar, PE
Senior Project Engineer / Principal
31 Years of Experience
Areas of Expertise: CEI Senior Project Engineer, Complex, Steel, Segmental, Bascule & Conventional Bridges. Rural, Urban & Interstate Roadways, Claims Analysis and Value Engineering

Scott Gombar’s extensive experience includes construction inspection, value engineering, construction time and project cost estimating, scheduling, claims review and analysis and DRB presentations. Scott serves as Senior Project Engineer on many projects and as such is responsible for directing highly complex and specialized construction engineering administration and inspection programs; planning and organizing the work of subordinate and staff members; developing and/or reviewing policies, methods, practices and procedures; as well as reviewing programs for conformance with FDOT standards. In addition to his Senior Project Engineer assignments, he has served as the Principal-in-Charge for the Heft Express, the Eller Drive and Intermodal Container Transfer Facility, US 441 Widening and Reconstruction, the Rickenbacker Bridge Replacement Design-Build, 57th Avenue Widening and Reconstruction, the Pembroke Road Bridge, the I-75 ITS and US-27 ITS Design-Build projects.

As a principal at Eisman & Russo since 2007, Scott has developed a strong presence in South Florida. His clients include FDOT Districts 1, 4, 6 and FTE, Broward and Miami-Dade counties as well as area municipalities. Scott is very active in The Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers (FICE) and served as the 2017 President. Scott is a proven advocate for the consulting engineering industry having visited many times both Tallahassee and Washington, D.C., intending to educate and influence political powers on the need for a strong infrastructure in Florida and nationwide.

John Kemp, PE
Senior Project Engineer / Principal
24 Years of Experience
Areas of Expertise: QA/QC, CEI Senior Project Engineer, Earthwork, Concrete, Design-Build, Constructability Reviews

John Kemp is experienced in construction management, business development & marketing, construction inspection and design on major projects for the FDOT and other agencies in Florida. He has been a supervisor of up to 30 employees for 14 years and directly responsible for the oversight of a project’s deliverables and budget. His qualifications include the ability to communicate effectively; direct highly complex and specialized construction engineering administration and inspection programs; plan and organize the work of subordinate and staff members; develop and/or review policies, methods, practices, and procedures; and the reviews of programs for conformance with FDOT standards. His responsibilities have included schedule review, claim analysis, engineer’s estimates, quantity takeoffs, project budgets, constructability reviews of plans, tracking of day-to-day operations and preparation of final documentation for roadway and bridge projects. He is additionally experienced in earthwork inspection (density and pipe backfill), concrete inspection (forms and placement), epoxy injection, post-tension grouting operations, pile and drilled shaft installations for complex bridge structures, tunnel construction and asphalt/concrete roadway paving. John recently completed the $167 million, 2.5 mile long Overland Bridge Replacement project in Duval County and is presently the Senior Project Engineer for the I-95/I-10 Improvements at Fuller Warren Bridge, an estimated $117 million project.

In addition to serving as a Principal-in-Charge and QA/QC Officer on other projects, John is a member of The Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers and American Council of Engineering Consultants.

Daniel W. Foss, PE
Senior Project Engineer / Principal
32 Years of Experience
Areas of Expertise: CEI Senior Project Engineer, Construction Management, Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental Assessments, Civil Engineering Design, Interchange Justification/Modification Reports, CM @ Risk, Design-Build, Public-Private Partnerships

Dan Foss has is a proven industry leader having served in positions within the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), and as a consultant with responsibilities for planning and environment, design, quality initiatives, and construction engineering and inspection (CEI) as well as construction management resulting in a broad range of experience including Major Investment Studies (MIS), Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), Environmental Assessments (EA), Interchange Justification/Modification Reports (IJR/IMR), design of major roadway expansions, design of new alignment toll road, planning and construction of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), construction contract development, and construction engineering and inspection (CEI), General Engineering Consultant (GEC) management, and significant experience with alternative delivery methods including CM @ Risk, D-B and Public Private Partnerships.  Dan presently leads Eisman & Russo CEI projects for FDOT District 1 and Florida Turnpike Enterprise.

Michael Greene
Executive Vice President / CFO / Principal
36 Years of Experience
Areas of Expertise: Principal-in-Charge, Natural Disaster Monitoring/CEI, Debris Management, FEMA Reimbursement, Financial Analysis

Michael Greene has more than 35 years of financial analysis and management experience with the last 28 years in construction management and engineering. He is responsible for all aspects of Finance and Administration for Eisman & Russo, Inc. His experience includes contract negotiation and compliance as well as financial review and analysis and is very familiar with the requirements set forth by government entities, including federal, state and local entities. Mike Greene and his staff have administrated over thirty large construction projects in the last decade, handling multiple projects simultaneously. He additionally serves as a Principal-in-Charge of Debris Management contracts, responsible for Invoicing and FEMA Reimbursements.

 
 
 
 

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