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* News Release *
 
Friday, June 20, 2008
For Immediate Release

BCEO ENGINEER RECEIVES P.E. LICENSE
Total Up to Nine at BCEO

Butler County Engineer Greg Wilkens is pleased to announce that Design Engineer David Quimby has received his Professional Engineer's (P.E.) license from the State of Ohio. This brings to nine the total number of registered Professional Engineers currently on staff at the BCEO.

"We are proud to see Dave earn his PE," said Wilkens. "It compliments his education and experience and enables us to enhance our service to the public. Dave began his service to Butler County as part of our co-op program while he was an engineering student at the University of Cincinnati and we brought him on full time when he graduated. So it's been a joy to see him grow personally and professionally. He has a strong work ethic and exemplifies honesty and integrity -- qualities that we strongly uphold at the Engineer's Office."

Quimby has been with the BCEO full time since 2005, but started in the co-op program in December 2000. As a Design Engineer with the BCEO, he is responsible for design and project management of various roadway improvement and bridge replacement projects. Some of the bigger projects on which he's worked include the Ohio 747 at Kyles Station Road intersection improvement, under way this summer; the $10.3 million Liberty Fairfield Road bridge replacement, currently under way; and, the Indian Creek Road bridge replacement completed this past spring.

A 2005 graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Civil Engineering degree, Mr. Quimby resides in Springdale and is engaged to be married in 2009. He is also an assistant wrestling coach at Fairfield High School.

What Is a Professional Engineer

The National Society of Professional Engineers offers this definition of a P.E.:

"Like doctors who have passed the medical boards or lawyers who have passed the bar exam, professional engineers (PEs) have fulfilled the education and experience requirements and passed the rigorous exams that, under state licensure laws, permit them to offer engineering services directly to the public. PEs take legal responsibility for their engineering designs and are bound by a code of ethics to protect the public health and safety.

"Engineering licensure laws vary from state to state, but, in general, to become a PE an individual must be a graduate of an engineering program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, pass the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, gain four years of experience working under a PE, and pass the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam.

"A state engineering licensure board regulates the licensed practice of engineering within a state."

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For more information contact:

Chris Petrocy, BCEO Public Information Supervisor
Greg Wilkens, P.E., P.S., Butler County Engineer
Phone 513.867.5744 • Fax 513.867.5849


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