Gannett Fleming expanded the offerings of its Construction Services Business Line with the recent addition of the Coatings Division, providing coatings inspection services, technical support, design services, and environmental requirements for bridges, tanks, and structural steel.
“To support the development of the new Coatings Division, we welcome Tony Serdenes, PCS, BCI, CIP Level III, and Frank Slezak, PCS, MCI, to our Gannett Fleming team,” said Brett Brenize, PE, DBIA, vice president and MidAtlantic construction management leader. “They are respected and proven leaders in the construction industry, and we are excited to have them on board to build and grow this program.”
Serdenes will serve as the firm’s national coatings director, drawing from nearly 40 years of industry experience to establish this new service offering. Starting his career in his family’s coatings business, he brings expertise in every facet of the industry, from contracting and inspecting to managing staff and providing technical support. Serdenes served as project manager and technical support for large-scale bridge projects, including the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Maryland, the Roebling Suspension Bridge in Ohio, Interstate 24 over the Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge in Tennessee, and the Matthew E. Welsh Bridge in Indiana.
Joining the firm as the coatings inspection senior manager and construction services area manager for Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and East Ohio, Slezak will oversee construction services operations while continuing to build the coatings program nationally. Slezak brings nearly 30 years of construction inspection experience for highway and bridge projects. His skillset includes coatings management in the marine, transportation, and wastewater sectors. Slezak led construction inspection services for key Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation projects and provided coatings services for notable Pennsylvania bridges such as the Girard Point Bridge and the Birmingham Bridge.