Consulting firm hires three to Virginia office

Skelly and Loy has hired Rex A. Peppler, PE, Darryl L. White, and Paul J. Fischer to the firm's Wise, Va., office.

12/29/2011


Skelly and Loy has hired Rex A. Peppler, PE, as Engineering Manager; Darryl L. White, as CAD Designer; and Paul J. Fischer as Mine Permitting Specialist in the firm’s Wise, Virginia, office.

As Engineering Manager, Rex A. Peppler is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Wise, Virginia, office, including personnel management, project management, and business development. He manages engineering design, permitting, computer-aided drafting, surveying, and field inspection services conducted from this office. With more than 36 years of progressively responsible engineering positions in the energy (coal), landfill, nuclear, and facilities management industries, Mr. Peppler has a powerful arsenal of skills and experience including, but not limited to: workforce management; coal transportation, processing, and waste disposal; construction and design inspection, and particularly, of nuclear power plants; operating and capital improvement budget development and management; safety program development; and, acting as a liaison with regulators and public to find mutually advantageous solutions for all stakeholders. Mr. Peppler earned a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from West Virginia Institute of Technology. He holds a Professional Engineer designation in Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee, is a licensed Solid Waste and Wastewater Treatment Operator in Virginia, and is an approved OSHA 500 Construction Trainer.

In his role as a CAD Designer, Darryl L. White prepares maps, plans, cross sections, and other types of CAD drawings, prepares exhibits for permit applications and other technical reports, and prepares field surveys as needed. With more than 10 years experience, he is proficient with the use of AutoCAD and Carlson Programs to design maps; calculate volumes for mining plans for surface and underground mining operations, and use SedCAD for drainage designs. He has completed drainage design, coal reserve studies, and pond inspections for certification for various clients in the coal mining industry of southwestern Virginia. Mr. White has an Associate of Science degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design from Mountain Empire Community College, and also received training in topographic surveying and drafting while serving in the U.S. Army.

As a Mine Permitting Specialist, Paul J. Fischer examines maps, identifies mineral deposits, drilling, and other geologic information for a variety of mining operations. He prepares permit applications and zoning and conditional use applications; and prepares various reports. Mr. Fischer has a lengthy—more than 40 years—and impressive career in the energy industry, having managed coal leasing, development of mineral properties, and provided engineering support for several regional and national coal and natural gas companies doing business in Virginia and West Virginia. He has more than 33 years of mine permitting and coal-related planning and development, including erosion and sedimentation control, construction, mapping, and coordination with the Department of Mine Lands Reclamation and other government agencies supporting coal production and use. Mr. Fischer has worked as a Landman in Virginia, clearing gas well and pipeline/power line locations for proposed well sites to include conventional, horizontal, and coal bed methane gas production. He worked with the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management in preparation of 25 permit applications for proposed conventional and horizontal gas well locations in Virginia. Mr. Fischer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from Almeda University. He holds several licenses and certifications including being a Certified Mining Reclamation Specialist with the Virginia Department of Mines Minerals and Energy, a Certified Impoundment Inspector/Instructor with the Mine Safety and Health Administration, a Certified Responsible Land Disturber through Virginia Department of Transportation, a Certified Concrete Technician, and a Notary Public for State of Virginia.

- Edited by Chris Vavra, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, www.csemag.com



No comments
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2015 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
2016 Engineering Leaders Under 40; Future vision: Where is manufacturing headed?; Electrical distribution, redefined
Strategic outsourcing delivers efficiency; Sleeve bearing clearance; Causes of water hammer; Improve air quality; Maintenance safety; GAMS preview
World-class maintenance: The three keys to success - Deploy people, process and technology; 2016 Lubrication Guide; Why hydraulic systems get hot
Flexible offshore fire protection; Big Data's impact on operations; Bridging the skills gap; Identifying security risks
The digital oilfield: Utilizing Big Data can yield big savings; Virtualization a real solution; Tracking SIS performance
Getting to the bottom of subsea repairs: Older pipelines need more attention, and operators need a repair strategy; OTC preview; Offshore production difficult - and crucial
Applying network redundancy; Overcoming loop tuning challenges; PID control and networks
Driving motor efficiency; Preventing arc flash in mission critical facilities; Integrating alternative power and existing electrical systems
Package boilers; Natural gas infrared heating; Thermal treasure; Standby generation; Natural gas supports green efforts

Annual Salary Survey

Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.
This article collection contains several articles on the vital role that compressed air plays in manufacturing plants.
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.
This article collection contains several articles on strategic maintenance and understanding all the parts of your plant.
click me