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CalGEO - The California Geotechnical Engineering Association

The Voice of California's Consulting Geotechnical Engineers

About CalGeo

History

In February 1970, a group of soil and foundation engineers from Southern California met to discuss the status of the profession, and to assess if there was a need to form an organization to represent the unique needs of California’s private-practice geotechnical engineering consultants. In May 1971, the Soil and Foundation Engineers Association (SAFEA) was established with a goal unlike other engineering associations: Rather than focus only on technical research and social events, SAFEA would address the key business and legislative issues necessary to advance the profession of private-practice geotechnical engineering.

That mission remains just as strong today, as decades later the organization has grown to serve thousands of geotechnical engineering consultants across the Golden State. Our name changed to the California Geotechnical Engineers Association in 1987, and was shortened to CalGeo in 2009 – but nothing about CalGeo’s commitment to the business of geotechnical engineering has diminished. The organization continues to make great strides on behalf of the profession and we’ll continue to be the voice of California’s private-practice geotechnical professionals as we advance through the 21st century.

CalGeo Past Presidents
Year Name
Company
1971 - 1972 Jack Rolston
Foundation Eng'g Co.
1972 - 1973 Donald Shepardson
Shepardson Engineering Associates
1973 - 1974 Jerry Kovacs
Jerry Kovacs & Associates
1974 - 1975 Dave Turner
Life Member
1975 - 1976 Dennis Evans
D.A. Evans, Inc.
1976 - 1977 Thomas D. Lake
T.D. Lake & Associates
1977 - 1978 Thomas Wallace
Wallace-Kuhl & Associates, Inc.
1978 - 1979 Robert Cousineau
Soils International
1979 - 1980 Michael Mahoney
Kleinfelder, Inc.
1980 - 1981 Shelly Prager (deceased)
Fugro West, Inc.
1981 - 1982 John Heneghan
Wahler Associates
1982 - 1983 James E. Likins
Geocon, Inc.
1983 - 1984 Richard Short
Harza Engineering Co. of California
1984 - 1985 Dugald R. Campbell
Agra Earth & Environmental, Inc.
1985 - 1986 R. Leonard Allen
IT Corporation
1986 - 1987 Charles "Chris" Christian
Southern Calif. Soil & Testing
1987 - 1988 Jo K. Crosby
Jo Crosby & Associates
1988 - 1989 Cyril M. "Bud" McRae
Kleinfelder, Inc.
1989 - 1990 William E. Ellis
Shepardson Engineering Associates, Inc.
1990 - 1991 David L. Pearson
Agra Earth & Environmental, Inc.
1991 - 1992 John A. Baker
Anderson Consulting Group
1992 - 1993 John E. Anderson
CH2M Hill
1993 - 1994 Gerald J. Salontai
Kleinfelder, Inc.
1994 - 1995 Barry R. Bevier
Group Delta Consultants, Inc.
1995 - 1996 John Moossazadeh
Woodward-Clyde Consultants
1996 - 1997 Lutz "Yogi" Kunze
Smith-Emery GeoServices
1997 - 1998 Michael V. Smith
Earth Systems, Inc.
1998 - 1999 Henry F. Kling
Zeiser Kling Consultants, Inc.
1999 - 2000 David R. Gius, Jr
Wallace-Kuhl & Associates
2000 - 2001 Gary C. Masterman
Professional Geotechnical Consultants, Inc.
2001 - 2002 Martha A. McDonnell
Youngdahl Consulting Group
2002 - 2003 Daniel S. Haynosch
ENGEO Incorporated
2003 - 2004 Edward F. Hill
Geotechnologies, Inc.
2004 - 2005 E. David Colbaugh
Evans, Colbaugh & Associates, Inc.
2005 - 2006 Michael J. Miller
Stoney-Miller Consultants, Inc.
2006 - 2007 Gale Paddock
Kleinfelder, Inc.
2007 - 2008 Craig Hill
Earth Systems, Inc.
2008 - 2009 Greg Silver
GMU Geotechnical
2009 - 2010 John Hoobs
Geocon
2010 - 2011 Siamak Jafroudi
Petra Geotechnical, Inc.
2011 - 2012 Rex Upp
Upp Geotechnology, Inc.

Member Highlight

R. Rex Upp

PhD, G.E.

Geotechnical Consultation

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