Michael A. Knight, PG, was named a vice president of Gannett Fleming. Based in the firm’s corporate headquarters in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Knight serves as chief geologist and vice president of the firm’s Quantum Geophysics Division.
With more than 28 years of experience, Knight serves a diverse group of clients who require solutions to their most challenging geologic, hydrogeologic, and geotechnical matters. He is a trusted advisor on projects involving the evaluation and assessment of earth resources and materials. He has expertise in karst conditions; the evaluation and remediation of dam foundations; natural resource development; mine land reclamation; mine subsidence evaluation; contaminant remediation; groundwater resource assessment and development source water protection; and groundwater modeling and visualization.
As part of the management team, Knight advances leading-edge capabilities in geotechnology and geoconstruction. He has led the firm in the application of engineering geophysics and initiatives in mine pit re-purposing. Knight also has served as project manager for many award-winning projects, including the digital photogrammetry for rock cut slope design project located in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, where digital photogrammetry was introduced to safely collect geologic data essential for rock slope and rockfall catchment analyses and design.
“Gannett Fleming has an opportunity to address the increasing demand for our geotechnical services, geoconstruction, and engineering geophysics,” said Paul J. Lewis, PE, director of Gannett Fleming’s Environmental Resources Division and Geotechnical Practice Leader. “Mike is well known for delivering exceptional technical solutions in these areas, while developing unique relationships with clients.”
A registered professional geologist in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Wyoming, Knight holds a bachelor of science in geology from Lake Superior State University. He is a past president of both the Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologists and the Harrisburg Area Geological Society, and an active member of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists; the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration.