Engineer for city firm wins award
Matthew Peleschak, project manager in Larson Design Group's Water/Wastewater department, was recently awarded the Golden Manhole Society Award by the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association.
The Golden Manhole Society Award was established by the association's Collection System Committee to acknowledge extraordinary personal service to the Association while working to promote wastewater collection system understanding, operation and maintenance, training, and continuing education.
"It was a wonderful surprise," Peleschak said of receiving the award at PWEA Annual Conference on June 2 in State College.
Peleschak, a resident of Pottsville, has dedicated his professional career to renewing aging sewer collection and conveyance systems. He has worked with numerous clients in Pennsylvania to address severe infiltration and inflow issues. His knowledge in rehabilitation techniques has helped clients including South Williamsport Borough, Old Lycoming Township, Porter-Tower Joint Municipal Authority, Williamsport Sanitary Authority, Coal Township, and the City of Shamokin.
Over the past few years, Peleschak, a news release from Larson Design Group said, has been a vital contributor to PWEA, particularly on the topic of private property infiltration and inflow assessment and removal. He was a presenter at PWEA's Private Property I&I Workshop, which was one of PWEA's most well-attended workshops during the past year, focusing on the evaluation and rehabilitation of private sewers.
Dave Walters, director of LDG's Water/Wastewater department, said the award "is well deserved. Matt has done a lot for the infrastructure in the area."
Larson Design Group has offices in Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, and Texas, and offers services in brand architecture, facilities engineering, environmental systems, energy, surveying, site development, structures, transportation, and inspection.
Banker joins group's
Brian Brooking, assistant vice president for commercial loans, has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Bankers Association's Advisory Committee for the PBA Advanced School of Banking. The Committee is responsible for reviewing the operational aspects of the schools and evaluating school curriculum to insure it is relevant and meets PBA member banks' educational needs. The week-long school attracts bankers from across the state and is conducted annually at Penn Stater Conference Center, State College. Students commit to a three-year program that provides an overview of the operational, product, service and management aspects of a bank.
Brooking will serve a 3-year term starting July 1.
Brooking has been employed at Woodlands Bank since 2003. He is a graduate of the PBA School of Banking in 2009 and the PBA Advanced School of Banking in 2012. Brooking volunteers his time with the Kiwanis Club of Williamsport, YWCA Wise Options Committee, Lycoming County Celebrates the Art's Alliance and Hiawatha Inc.
The Pennsylvania Bankers Association, located in Harrisburg, is the state's leading banking trade association representing an expansive and diverse membership.
Monthly awards at
real estate office
Announcement was made by William Hodrick, president of Prudential Hodrick Realty, of the Williamsport office's monthly awards for May 2014. The award for the sales associate with top production in listings was presented to Jim Shaible while the sales award went to Karen Newcomer.
"Jim and Karen understand the value of maintaining open communication with clients and doing their best to meet their needs. I'm glad to have them on our team." Hodrick said.
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