Hubbell, Roth & Clark Announces 5 Promotions

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Hubbell, Roth & Clark Inc. has promoted Thomas LaCross PE and Robert DeFrain, PE, to senior associates; and Bradley Shepler PE, CCCA, LEED AP BD+C, Karyn Stickel PE, CFM; and Colleen Hill-Stramsak, PE, PTOE, to associates. 

 LaCross will manage the firm’s special projects and industrial facilities design departments, where he will continue to lead design and construction administration for major infrastructure improvement projects and industrial facilities. LaCross has expertise in design/build site infrastructure, sewage collection, stormwater conveyance, pumping stations, water distribution systems, fire distribution, and complex urban infrastructure.  

He has nearly 30 years of professional experience, with nearly, 20 with Hubbell Roth. He holds a bachelor’s in civil engineering from Michigan Technological University, and is a licensed professional engineer in Michigan. 

DeFrain will continue to serve as construction department head, where he oversees Michigan Department of Transportation and municipal projects, including local government agency projects, and directs the activities of over 40 construction services personnel. DeFrain is an active member of the MDOT Metro Region/American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan Construction Council.  He has nearly 30 years of professional experience.

He has a bachelor’s in civil engineering from Michigan State University, and is a licensed professional engineer in Michigan.

Shepler will continue to provide a wide array of civil engineering services to municipal clients and governmental agencies, including hydraulic modeling, innovative stormwater solutions, and management and design of road and infrastructure improvement projects with an emphasis on sustainable design.

Shepler has 15 years of professional experience, and holds a bachelor’s in civil engineering from the University of Detroit Mercy and a master’s in civil engineering from Wayne State University. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Michigan, a certified construction contract administrator, and a LEED accredited professional.

 Stickel will head the new asset management department designed to assist clients in managing their infrastructure as well as to meet the needs of the Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater Grant Program. 

Stickel has worked in sanitary sewer and infrastructure improvement projects for local communities. She has 15 years of professional experience and holds a bachelor’s in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Michigan, and is a licensed professional engineer in Michigan.

Hill-Stramsak will continue to manage the firm’s traffic engineering department and oversee municipal and private sector traffic engineering and Intelligent Transportation Systems services. She has over 15 years of professional experience and is a licensed professional engineer in Michigan, and a professional traffic operations engineer.

Hill-Stramsak joined Hubbell Roth in 2002, and holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s in civil engineering, with a specialization in transportation, from Wayne State University. She is a member of the International Board of Direction and the Great Lakes District President (2012-2014) of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and is a member of the ITE Michigan Section. 

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