The Stakeholders.

The core competencies of Eisman & Russo are civil engineering and construction management. The stakeholders of these core competencies serve as the leadership of the firm who engage and direct our professional staff in a wide selection of services from preliminary studies, planning and engineering design to construction engineering and inspection services. Eisman & Russo’s planning, design, and inspection professionals are well versed in a variety of disciplines, and they are specialists by education, experience, licensure and certifications.

Antonio J. “Tony” Mahfoud, PE, LEED AP
President / CEO / Principal
30 Years of Experience
Areas of Expertise: Principal-in-Charge, QA/QC, Engineering Design, Construction Management, Site Development

Tony Mahfoud is experienced in the areas of preliminary engineering studies, highway design, traffic analysis and planning, drainage design, permitting, and construction management. He has proven his ability to take projects from initial concept, through planning, final design, bidding and construction. He is proficient in the preparation of plans and specifications, development of supporting engineering analysis, calculations and technical documents in accordance with FDOT policy, procedures and requirements. He has extensive experience in highway design of Minor, Major and Controlled Access highways including all aspects of such projects such as widening and resurfacing, curb and gutter, drainage, utilities, traffic operations and maintenance of traffic, permitting, intersection improvements and interchange design. His professional experience additionally includes the study and determination of traffic operational improvements to achieve efficiency and safety, traffic engineering analysis and design of intelligent transportation systems, engineering design for signing and pavement marking and signalization. Tony began his career as a Project Engineer, advanced to Senior Project Engineer, and has held the senior most post at E&R of President/CEO and Principal-in-Charge since 2002.

Brett Pielstick, PE, F.ASCE
Senior Project Engineer / Principal
33 Years of Experience
Areas of Expertise: Structural Bridge Design, Post-Tension Structures, Design-Build, Durability of Concrete Structures, Operation and Maintenance of Structures

Brett Pielstick has extensive experience in bridge and roadway construction, plans review, claims analysis, expert witness, structural bridge and building design and threshold inspection. He is a recognized world leader in segmental bridge construction, grouting of post-tensioned structures and durability of concrete structures. His recent publications include fib Bulletins 33, 44 and 59 as well as the 2012 ASBI report on Durability of Segmental Bridges.  His experience includes Resident Engineer/Senior Project Engineer for the I-75 Caloosahatchee Bridge Widening, New Marco Island Jolly Bridge, I-95 Overland Project, I-95 Concrete widening and Slab Replacements, SR 710 Beeline Interchange on Florida’s Turnpike, the precast segmental bridges built in balanced cantilever for the constructed 9A South Interchange and Broadway and Seabreeze bridges, Assistant Resident Engineer for the cast-in-place balanced cantilever segmental Acosta bridge (record span of its type in Florida), Erection Engineer for the precast segmental Wando River bridge, Field Engineer involved in cofferdams and all substructure construction on the Cooper River Steel Truss bridge, and Threshold Inspector for post-tensioned slabs and multi-story buildings. His experience also includes structural steel and concrete design. Brett is licensed in multiple states including Florida, California, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Hawaii, Texas, Mississippi and New York.

Brett Pielstick is the present Chairman of Commission 8 on Durability of Concrete Structures for The International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib) based Lausanne, Switzerland. The Commission directs the work of multiple task groups in the development of standards and techniques to further advance technologies in concrete durability and sustainability.  He is Chairman of the American Segmental Bridges Institute (ASBI) Committee on Operation & Maintenance of Segmental Bridges, author of the 2007 National Report on the Durability of Segmental Bridge for ASBI and co-author of the 2012 report, and he serves as an adjunct Professor at the University of Florida in the subject of Highway Bridge Design.  As a result of his contributions to the engineering profession, he was named a Fellow by in the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2008.

Scott Gombar, PE
Senior Project Engineer / Principal
30 Years of Experience
Areas of Expertise: CEI Senior Project Engineer, Complex, Steel, Segmental, Bascule & Conventional Bridges. Rural, Urban & Interstate Roadways, Claims Analysis and Value Engineering

Scott Gombar’s extensive experience includes construction inspection, value engineering, construction time and project cost estimating, scheduling, claims review and analysis and DRB presentations. Scott serves as Senior Project Engineer on many projects and as such is responsible for directing highly complex and specialized construction engineering administration and inspection programs; planning and organizing the work of subordinate and staff members; developing and/or reviewing policies, methods, practices and procedures; as well as reviewing programs for conformance with FDOT standards. In addition to his Senior Project Engineer assignments, he has served as the Principal-in-Charge for the Heft Express, the Eller Drive and Intermodal Container Transfer Facility, US 441 Widening and Reconstruction, the Rickenbacker Bridge Replacement Design-Build, 57th Avenue Widening and Reconstruction, the Pembroke Road Bridge, the I-75 ITS and US-27 ITS Design-Build projects.

As a principal at Eisman & Russo since 2007, Scott has developed a strong presence in South Florida. His clients include FDOT Districts 1, 4, 6 and FTE, Broward and Miami-Dade counties as well as area municipalities. Scott is very active in The Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers (FICE) and served as the 2017 President. Scott is a proven advocate for the consulting engineering industry having visited many times both Tallahassee and Washington, D.C., intending to educate and influence political powers on the need for a strong infrastructure in Florida and nationwide.

John Kemp, PE
Senior Project Engineer / Principal
23 Years of Experience
Areas of Expertise: QA/QC, CEI Senior Project Engineer, Earthwork, Concrete, Design-Build, Constructability Reviews

John Kemp is experienced in construction management, business development & marketing, construction inspection and design on major projects for the FDOT and other agencies in Florida. He has been a supervisor of up to 30 employees for 14 years and directly responsible for the oversight of a project’s deliverables and budget. His qualifications include the ability to communicate effectively; direct highly complex and specialized construction engineering administration and inspection programs; plan and organize the work of subordinate and staff members; develop and/or review policies, methods, practices, and procedures; and the reviews of programs for conformance with FDOT standards. His responsibilities have included schedule review, claim analysis, engineer’s estimates, quantity takeoffs, project budgets, constructability reviews of plans, tracking of day-to-day operations and preparation of final documentation for roadway and bridge projects. He is additionally experienced in earthwork inspection (density and pipe backfill), concrete inspection (forms and placement), epoxy injection, post-tension grouting operations, pile and drilled shaft installations for complex bridge structures, tunnel construction and asphalt/concrete roadway paving.  John is presently serving on the Overland Bridge Replacement Project in Duval County, a $167 million, 2.5 mile long project that includes 15 travel lanes, the construction of which calls for six MOT phases to project completion.

In addition to serving as a Principal-in-Charge and QA/QC Officer on other projects, John is a member of The Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers, Florida Engineering Society, the Design-Build Institute of America and American Society of Civil Engineers.

Daniel W. Foss, PE
Senior Project Engineer / Principal
31 Years of Experience
Areas of Expertise: CEI Senior Project Engineer, Construction Management, Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental Assessments, Civil Engineering Design, Interchange Justification/Modification Reports, CM @ Risk, Design-Build, Public-Private Partnerships

Dan Foss has 30 years of experience having served in positions within the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), and as a consultant with responsibilities for planning and environment, design, quality initiatives, and construction engineering and inspection (CEI) as well as construction management resulting in a broad range of experience including Major Investment Studies (MIS), Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), Environmental Assessments (EA), Interchange Justification/Modification Reports (IJR/IMR), design of major roadway expansions, design of new alignment toll road, planning and construction of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), construction contract development, and construction engineering and inspection (CEI), General Engineering Consultant (GEC) management, and significant experience with alternative delivery methods including CM @ Risk, D-B and Public Private Partnerships.

Michael Greene
Executive Vice President / CFO / Principal
35 Years of Experience
Areas of Expertise: Principal-in-Charge, Natural Disaster Monitoring/CEI, Debris Management, FEMA Reimbursement, Financial Analysis

Michael Greene has more than 35 years of financial analysis and management experience with the last 21 years in construction management and engineering. He is responsible for all aspects of Finance and Administration for Eisman & Russo, Inc. His experience includes contract negotiation and compliance as well as financial review and analysis and is very familiar with the requirements set forth by government entities, including federal, state and local entities. Mike Greene and his staff have administrated over thirty large construction projects in the last decade, handling multiple projects simultaneously. He additionally serves as a Principal-in-Charge of Debris Management contracts, responsible for Invoicing and FEMA Reimbursements.


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