2018 Award Winners Announced

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 10:09 AM | Ed Murphy (Administrator)

On behalf of the nominating committee of the Erie-Niagara Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers, it gives us great pleasure to share our 2018 Chapter Awardees:

Engineer of the Year

Dolores M. Funke, P.E.  – Erie County Department of Health

In recognition of a distinguished career as a Professional Engineer in service to the citizens of Western New York, demonstrating excellence in professional practice, contributions to the profession, and leadership and longstanding service to the engineering community through the Erie-Niagara Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers.

Engineering Manager of the Year

Douglas J. Goodnick, P.E. – Buffalo Pumps

In recognition of a distinguished career in engineering and management. For steadfast commitment to the promotion of the engineering profession and service to the Erie-Niagara Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers.

Basinski-Wohler Distinguished Service Award

Edward G. Szpala, P.E. – Bergmann Associates

In recognition of many years of steadfast and dedicated service as an officer and Past President of the Erie-Niagara Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers, professional service to the New York State Society of Professional Engineers and professional service to the Western New York engineering community and students at large.

Young Engineer of the Year

Alexander Belous, P.E. – Hatch

For exemplary performance as a young licensed professional engineer, of high ethical character, who has displayed a sound knowledge and dedication to the engineering field and devoted service to the Erie-Niagara Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers in its activities.

Engineering Educator of the Year

Przemyslaw S. Kobialka, P.E. – Mott MacDonald

In recognition of leadership and initiative in the promotion of the practice of professional engineering supporting the student outreach activities of the Erie-Niagara Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers while serving as an example and mentor to the young engineers of his firm.

Citizen of the Year

Christopher Kreiger, Sr. – WNYHeroes, Inc.

For distinguished service and sacrifice in service to our nation in the United States Army and in recognition of his co-founding and leadership of WNY Heroes, a veteran’s assistance organization founded to provide the support, assistance and resources – financial, physical and emotional – that veterans need following service to our country.

Please join us in recognizing our awardees at our 2018 E-Week Awards Banquet, Friday, February 23, 2018 at 6:00PM.   You can register for the dinner, here.


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