has over 40 years of experience in the field of geotechnical and environmental engineering. He has managed a team of 25 professionals, including geologists, geotechnical engineers and laboratory technicians. His technical areas of expertise are geotechnical engineering, foundation and dam design, sinkhole investigations and remediation, phosphate mined land and gypsum stack analysis, dredging studies, dam inspection, and construction quality assurance. He has extensive experience with ground water quality assessments having worked on several large industrial and public works projects in New Mexico, Florida, and Idaho.

Mr. Ericson's dam design projects have included assessing existing structures for raising, assessment of hydraulic structures, and construction of new earthen dams for floodwater and sediment retention as well as for storage of mine tailings and waste products. Mr. Ericson has extensive earthen dam inspection and rehabilitation experience and has also conducted classes in dam safety inspection.

Mr. Ericson received his M.Sc. degree in civil engineering/geotechnical engineering from Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and his B.S. degree in geology and chemistry from Purdue University.