John F. Brusa, Jr., P.E is President and CEO of Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C. He assumed this post in 2017 following his years as leader of the firm’s Solid Waste Management Group. As a licensed Professional Engineer in nine states, John has led engineering teams on many permitting, design, and construction projects throughout the eastern United States and he plans to stay engaged with the firm’s solid waste practice in his corporate leadership role. John is a graduate of Clarkson University as well as the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) New York Leadership Institute.
Paul R. Czerwinski, P.E. is a Principal with the firm and serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Paul has over 35 years of experience leading the firm’s Facilities Group, Construction Services, and Solid Waste Management Group. As a licensed Professional Engineer in nine states, Paul has significant experience in project management and construction administration, and has served as manager for construction administration of wastewater, stormwater, water, and solid waste related projects. He is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Richard A. Straut, P.E. is a Principal and member of the Board of Directors since 2012. Rich has over 30 years of leadership experience in assisting municipal and industrial clients with implementation and oversight of a wide range of water supply and wastewater management challenges. Rich is also the Principal in Charge of Marketing and Business Development. In addition, he manages the firm’s Albany, Newburgh, Ellenville, and New Paltz, NY offices. He is a graduate of Clarkson University as well as the ACEC New York Leadership Institute.
Matthew J. Schooley, P.E is a board member and a Principal with the firm. He has over 30 years of experience with the firm’s Transportation and Construction Services Groups, managing complex transportation projects and providing project coordination. As a licensed Professional Engineer, Matthew leads our transportation group comprised of 60 bridge and highway engineers, landscape architects, land planners, and construction personnel. He is a graduate of Syracuse University.
John A. Benson, MBA is Senior Vice President of Business Development for the firm. He has more than 25 years of experience as an Environmental Scientist and more recently as the head of the firm’s Marketing and Business Development department. In this capacity, John provides strategic leadership for the firm’s regional outside business development staff and internal marketing production staff. John is a member of the Certified Hazardous Materials Managers Association and the National Groundwater Association. He is a graduate of Ithaca College and Le Moyne College.
Andrea L. Drapeau, PHR, SHRM-CP is the firm’s Human Resources Manager. She has more than ten years of experience overseeing the firm’s benefits, recruitment, and employee relations matters. Andrea earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Ithaca College and her MS in Human Resources from Suffolk University. She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).
Richard J. Maxwell, CPA/ABV, CVA, CDA is Chief Financial Officer for the firm. Rich has more than 20 years of experience in taxation and planning for closely-held companies, and several years of overseeing financial matters for Barton & Loguidice. He is a former tax partner with a regional CPA firm and has taught a national course on business valuation and ownership transition for design firms. Rich is a member of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, the Certified Design Accountant Association, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a graduate of Le Moyne College.