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SME names Rabeler to Board of Directors

Soil and Materials Engineers, Inc. (SME) is pleased to announce that Robert C. Rabeler, PE, SME Senior Vice President, has been appointed to the firm’s Board of Directors.

PLYMOUTH, MICH, April 30, 2013 – Soil and Materials Engineers, Inc. (SME) is pleased to announce that Robert C. Rabeler, PE, SME Senior Vice President, has been appointed to the firm’s Board of Directors.  The announcement was made by SME President and CEO Mark Kramer, PE.

As a member of the Board of Directors, Rabeler will work with the Board to set policies and strategic direction for the firm, and monitor the results of the management team. 

"In everything that Bob does for SME, he gives 1000 percent," said Kramer, "Whether it’s helping clients with a challenging problem on a project, or working with various SME teams to accomplish firm objectives, he is a dedicated leader and always focused on helping our clients and SME succeed."

Rabeler began his SME career in 1983, and has been involved with a variety of SME’s notable projects throughout the upper Midwest.  He works closely with SME’s clients to understand their project needs and to address project issues, to meet project goals and budgets.

He is Past-President of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Michigan and serves on a number of the organization’s committees.    Rabeler also is a member of several other professional organizations including the Michigan Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE); the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); ASTM International (American Society for Testing and Materials); and the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Michigan.  In addition, Rabeler has been active with the ASFE (the national Geoprofessional Business Association), serving on their Board of Directors and performing more than twenty peer reviews of other engineering companies throughout the United States and Canada.

Rabeler is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in six states, and a geotechnical engineer by training.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Valparaiso University, and his Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical) from Purdue University.

About SME:  Soil and Materials Engineers, Inc. helps build a better world with innovative, practical and sustainable solutions for the natural and built environments through geotechnical, environmental, and materials consulting and design services ranging from the Great Lakes Region to around the globe. SME’s extensive experience includes providing Brownfield redevelopment consulting, along with pavement engineering, roof design, facility assessments, geotechnical engineering evaluations, environmental assessments and more. The firm is consistently recognized for its pioneering work in transforming old, blighted and contaminated sites into healthy, productive, sustainable and enjoyable new uses that contribute to communities.  For more information, visit www.sme-usa.com.