Wightman team grows by six members

Civil engineering, architectural, survey, and environmental services firm Wightman has welcomed five professionals to its team in its Allegan, Benton Harbor, and Portage offices.

It also has hired Sarah Proceviat as Management Consultant, Director of Environmental Services. She will be responsible for development and management of the strategic direction of the company’s environmental testing, risk assessment, compliance, and permitting services. She will oversee daily operations of the department consistent with organizational goals and cultivate business relationships with new and existing clients.

Through her academic and work experiences, Proceviat has developed the ability to merge environmental sustainability with industry and infrastructure development and operations to ensure the requirements and intent of both are well understood and respected, Wightman says. Her experiences have taught her success is proven when partnerships between sectors have been fostered.

Proceviat has 15 years of environmental-related managerial experience. She comes to Wightman from Forbes Bros. Ltd. where she was Director of Environmental Services for their Canada and U.S.A. Operations. Among her responsibilities there was the daily fulfillment of FBL’s environmental contractual obligations, providing environmental services to client groups, and the establishment and management of working relationship with governmental authorities.

Trevor Bailey of Vicksburg joins the Wightman Portage office as a survey crew member. He has experience in the construction and maintenance trades. He recently graduated from Western Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in Geography with a GIS concentration and a minor in Earth Science.

Griffin Dekker of Holland has been hired as a survey crew member based in the Wightman Allegan office. He worked as a survey field intern for two summers and was a member in the Burt and Mullet Chapter of the National Society of Professional Surveyors. He will graduate this spring from Ferris State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Surveying Engineering.

Paul Harvey of Kalamazoo returns to Wightman as he joins the Portage office as an engineer-in-training. He worked for the company the past two summers as a survey department intern and as an inspector in the engineering department. Harvey recently graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.

Sheila Miller of St. Joseph joins Wightman as an accountant based in the Benton Harbor office. She has more than 25 years of accounting and administrative experience, including 14 years with Wightman as its office manager before her most recent position with Abonmarche Consultants as an accounting assistant. She attended Grand Valley State University where she studied accounting, business, and finance.

Patrick Schwyn of St. Joseph returns to Wightman as an engineer-in-training based in the Portage office. He worked for Wightman the past five summers, two as a survey crew member and three as a construction inspector. Schwyn recently graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.

Wightman has been serving Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana since 1946 with offices in Benton Harbor, Portage, and Allegan.

Source: Wightman

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Kathy Jennings is the managing editor of Southwest Michigan's Second Wave. She is a freelance writer and editor.