Trent L. Dreese, PE, has been named Earth Science and Hydraulics Practice Leader of Gannett Fleming. Based in the corporate headquarters in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Dreese is a vice president and previously served as manager of the Geotechnical Section.
Drawing on more than 25 years of technical and management experience with Gannett Fleming, Dreese oversees the combined Geotechnical, Dams and Hydraulics, and Environmental GIS Practices. In his new role, he establishes best practices, monitors quality standards, and leads business development initiatives within the U.S. and internationally.
“Trent is extremely committed to our clients, and we are excited to have him lead our Earth Science and Hydraulics team. His hard work and dedication during the past 25 years have been extremely beneficial to his clients and co-workers,” said Paul J. Lewis, PE, director of Gannett Fleming’s Environmental Resources Division and Geotechnical Practice leader. “Under Trent’s leadership, the Earth Science and Hydraulics Practice will continue to expand its comprehensive services.”
Dreese has an incredible breadth of knowledge and experience in dam design and rehabilitation projects. He directs the technical, business, and research activities associated with the firm’s Grouting Specialty Services, including management of groundwater modeling, seepage modeling, and grout curtain design. He has instructed grouting courses at the Colorado School of Mines and authored more than 20 professional publications on dam rehabilitation and grouting.
A registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Florida, Dreese holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering from Bucknell University. He is a member of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials, the American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Institute Committee on Grouting, and Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Fraternity. Dreese is a resident of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.