LEADERSHIP

OUR LEADERSHIP

One of the things that makes the SCI Leadership Group unique is their continuing passion to inspire their staff to exceed their own expectations in achieving goals that benefit others.

A belief in cultivating talent by giving people the tools they need to succeed and using open, authentic and positive communication helps our leaders bring out the best in all those who work with them.

SCI Leadership

OUR LEADERSHIP'S FAVORITE QUOTES OF INSPIRATION

  • Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
    John Maxwell
  • Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations
    Peter Drucker
  • A leader is someone who has the clarity to know the right things to do, the confidence to know when she's wrong, and the courage to do the right things even when they're hard.
    Darcy Eikenberg
  • Be hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise
    Dale Carnegie

LEADERSHIP PROFILES

  • Mark Harms, P.E.
    Mark Harms, P.E.
    President
  • Scott Harding, CPSS/SC
    Scott Harding, CPSS/SC
    Executive Vice President
  • Karl Ruhmann, P.E., R.G.
    Karl Ruhmann, P.E., R.G.
    Executive Vice President
  • Tony Kreutz
    Tony Kreutz
    Senior Vice President
  • David Nolan, P.E.
    David Nolan, P.E.
    Vice President, Construction Services
  • Shawnna Erter, P.E.
    Shawnna Erter, P.E.
    Vice President, Geotechnical Services
  • Ed Grimmer, P.E.
    Ed Grimmer, P.E.
    Vice President, Environmental Services
  • Mike Hartoin
    Mike Hartoin
    Vice President, Natural Resource Services
  • Trey Coad, CHMM
    Trey Coad, CHMM
    Vice President, Client Development
  • Brandy Scheer
    Brandy Scheer
    Marketing Director
  • Daryl Muhammad
    Daryl Muhammad
    Human Resources Director
  • Steve Howell
    Steve Howell
    Business Development – Mountain Region

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

“We are very appreciative and pleased with the work that SCI is doing for us. Kudos to you and your team!

EM Harris

“I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the excellent work you and your team did as consultants regarding our most recent noise litigation matter. On this case, and the others we have worked with your company on in the past, we are appreciative of your expertise, your responsiveness and your client-oriented attitude in making sure we were able to provide accurate information in a professional manner. Your technical knowledge and skill sets have been most beneficial. I would gladly serve as a reference for you personally or for SCI Engineering, Inc. in the future.”

John J. Diehl, Jr.

Diehl Law Group, LLC

LEADERSHIP'S RECOMMENDED READS

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Mark Harms, P.E.
President

Mobile: 618-779-2660
mharms@sciengineering.com

As President of SCI, Mark is responsible for the firm’s strategic direction and technical guidance for its geotechnical functions. The majority of his engineering and project management experience over the past 30 years has involved transportation projects for local agencies and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). He currently serves on several committees and holds key positions with several organizations including the Leadership Council of Southwestern Illinois Executive Committee, the Transportation Research Board Earthworks Committee, the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois Board of Directors, the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association Board of Directors, and the Enterprise Client Advisory Board. He is affiliated with the Illinois and National Societies of Professional Engineers, Southern Illinois Builders Association, and the American Society of Civil Engineers. He earned his Master’s degree in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical) from the Missouri University of Science and Technology (MS&T) and has been inducted into the MS&T Academy of Civil Engineers. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Illinois, Missouri, and Texas.

Scott Harding, CPSS/SC
Executive Vice President

Mobile: 314-581-3553
sharding@sciengineering.com

As Senior Vice President and Director of Natural Resource services at SCI, Scott is in a unique position to advocate external sustainable practices through SCI’s natural resource and environmental service departments. Under Scott’s direction, the firm has become well-known in the industry for providing services for the creation and restoration of wetlands throughout the Midwest region. He also frequently lectures at public outreach events about the benefits of green practices. He joined SCI in 1994, and earned his Master’s degree in Pedology (Soil Classification) and his Bachelor of Science degree in Soil Science from the University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana. He is a Professional Soil Classifier and a Certified and Professional Soil Scientist. Scott chairs and serves on several prominent committees including Progress 64 West Membership Chair, Society of American Military Engineers Scott Post Scholarship Chair, American Council of Engineering Companies Environment & Energy Committee, East-West Gateway Water Resources Advisory Committee, and the St. Louis Earth Day Water Symposium Planning Committee. His associations include the American Society of Agronomy, Illinois Soil Classifiers Association, Illinois Association of Floodplain & Stormwater Management, Missouri Association of Professional Soil Scientists, American Council of Engineering Companies – Illinois, American Public Works Association, and American Society of Civil Engineers.

Karl Ruhmann, P.E., R.G.
Executive Vice President

Mobile: 314-581-7569
kruhmann@sciengineering.com

Karl joined SCI in 1986 and is a registered Professional Engineer in Missouri and Illinois and a Registered Geologist in Missouri. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology (MS&T) and serves on several committees including the Home Builders Association Board of Directors, the American Council of Engineering Companies Missouri Liaison Committee and the St. Charles Economic Development Center Board Treasurer. He is also affiliated with the Association of Engineering Geologists.

Tony Kreutz
Senior Vice President

Mobile: 314-575-9539
akreutz@sciengineering.com

Tony joined SCI in 1991 and currently serves as a Vice President and Director of Business Development and oversees the efforts of corporate customer service and marketing, including strategic planning and acquisitions expansion. He also is responsible for operations of the Union and Rolla offices and serves as a consultant for special inspection services. Tony currently serves on several committees and holds key positions with several organizations including Make-A-Wish Missouri Governing Board, Mercy Foundation Board Chair, American Council of Engineering Companies Transportation Committee, Corps of Engineers – Kansas City Liaison Committee, Downtown Partnership of St. Louis Government Committee, East Central College Foundation Executive Board/Director-at-Large, Urban Land Institute Programs Committee, OneCurveAtaTime Board Member and First State Community Bank Board Member.

David Nolan, P.E.
Vice President, Construction Services

Mobile: 314-575-9546
dnolan@sciengineering.com

Dave joined SCI in 1995 and is an Assistant Vice President and Director of the Construction Services Group. He has 20 years of experience in the field of civil engineering and construction materials testing. His experience and responsibilities include management of the construction services group, including field and laboratory operations. He earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Lindenwood University and Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University. He serves on several committees including the Concrete Council of St. Louis Structural Committee, Missouri Chapter of the American Concrete Institute Vice President and City of O’Fallon Public Works Commission Chairman. He is also an active member of the Associated General Contractors of Missouri.

Shawnna Erter, P.E.
Vice President, Geotechnical Services

Mobile: 314-486-1215
serter@sciengineering.com

Shawnna joined SCI in 2001 and is a Senior Engineer in the Geotechnical Services Group and an Associate of the company. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Missouri and Illinois and earned a Master’s of Engineering degree in Geotechnics and a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology (MS&T). She currently serves on several committees and holds key positions with several organizations including the American Society of Civil Engineers President, Home Builders Association Associate Board of Directors, American Council of Engineering Companies Future Leaders Membership, and is a Younger Member the Society of American Military Engineers. She is also affiliated with the Association of Engineering Geologists, the American Public Works Association, and Women In Transportation.

Ed Grimmer, P.E.
Vice President, Environmental Services

Mobile: 618-779-1445
egrimmer@sciengineering.com

Ed joined SCI in 1999 and is a Senior Engineer in the Environmental Services department and an Associate of the company. He has over 20 years of experience providing various environmental services and has been responsible for projects throughout the United States. He is a Professional Engineer in Missouri and Illinois and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology (MS&T). He currently serves as the Society of American Military Engineers St. Louis Post Treasurer and is affiliated with the Air and Waste Management Association. Ed is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserve working for USTRANSCOM on Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

Mike Hartoin
Vice President, Natural Resource Services

Mobile: 618-779-3039
mhartoin@sciengineering.com

Mike joined SCI in 1995 and is a Senior Project Scientist in the Natural Resources Services department and an Associate of the company. His experience includes environmental planning, specializing in natural resources including wetland delineations, environmental assessments, environmental impact statements, state and federal permitting, public involvement, threatened and endangered species compliance, wetland and waterbody impact assessments and mitigation planning. He has been integral in working with local, state and federal governments to streamline the mitigation banking review process in Illinois and Missouri. He designed and gained approval of the first wetland mitigation bank ever approved by the St. Louis District Corps of Engineers. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and is affiliated with the Society of Wetland Scientists, the U.S. Green Building Council Missouri Gateway Chapter, and the Midwest Bat Working Group.

Trey Coad, CHMM
Vice President, Client Development

Mobile: 314-575-7404
Texas: 210-660-SCIE (7243)
tcoad@sciengineering.com

As a Senior Project Scientist and Associate of SCI, Trey provides environmental consulting and risk management services for a broad spectrum of clientele. He joined SCI in 2003 and specializes in providing project management services for multi-million dollar construction and redevelopment projects that feature a variety of environmental challenges. His environmental leadership for these projects includes evaluation, design, and construction oversight. He is frequently involved in technical negotiations with regulatory authorities on a local state, and federal level. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Chemistry from Maryville University and serves on the American Council of Engineering Companies Environmental Committee and is a member of the Institute of Hazardous Material Managers. Mr. Coad also provides environmental project management and client development services for SCI’s San Antonio office, overseeing all Texas business operations and field service activities.

Brandy Scheer
Marketing Director

Mobile: 635-757-1048
bscheer@sciengineering.com

Brandy joined SCI in 2016 and is the Marketing Director and Public Relations Manager for the company.

She has over 20 years of experience in the A/E industry, as well as an extensive background in media relations, journalism and business development. Her responsibilities include management of all RFP/RFQ processes, digital and social media, advertising, media relations, company branding and internal/external corporate communications. She is a member of SMPS and serves on the executive advisory board for several military support organizations.

Daryl Muhammad
Human Resources Director

Mobile: 635-757-1048
dmuhammad@sciengineering.com

Daryl serves as SCI Engineering’s Human Resources Director.

He is highly focused on aligning strategic business objectives with his extensive human resources experiences to develop strong teams in diverse environments, and connecting the best candidates with outstanding opportunities at SCI Engineering.

Steve Howell
Business Development – Mountain Region

Mobile: 720-660-5792
showell@sciengineering.com

Steve has over 3 decades of business development and management experience, and has been developing environmental clients since 1981.

He is now serving as an outreach professional in SCI’s Colorado office and throughout the Mountain Region.