Leadership Descriptions


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Nagappa Ravindra, P.E.


Nagappa Ravindra, known to many as Ravi, founded his namesake firm in 1995 after having been in the consulting engineering field for over 26 years. In the years since, RE&LS has grown to become a large, multi-disciplinary firm made up of a variety of expert-level team members. In both 2011 and 2021, Ravi Engineering & Land Surveying, P.C., was honored as a Top 100 company in Rochester, NY, by the Rochester Business Journal.

With a Master of Science Degree in Structural Engineering from Syracuse University and a Bachelors Degree from Indian Institute of Technology-Chennai, Ravi specializes in the design of buildings, bridges and custom structures. His experience has included administration, project management, and design on various healthcare, manufacturing, institutional, retail, housing, and public sector projects.

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David Honnick, P.L.S.

Vice President, Survey Design Manager

Mr. Honnick was promoted from Design Survey Project Manager to Vice President in 2021, continuing the strengths of service and reliability RE&LS has earned among its core client markets of civil and transportation construction. Having joined the firm in 2018, Dave brings 26 years of experience in Land Surveying. As Design Survey Project Manager, Dave has provided survey and mapping services on numerous projects related to educational facilities, municipal structures, highway construction, and utility infrastructure for RE&LS. He has worked extensively throughout his career with state, federal and municipal agencies.

The RE&LS Survey department uses advanced technology for the most accurate and advanced mapping results including High Definition Laser Scanning, Machine Control/3D Modeling capabilities, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) services.

Mr. Honnick is an active member of the New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors (NYSAPLS).

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Daniel Roop

Business Development Manager

Mr. Roop joined Ravi Engineering & Land Surveying, P.C., in 1997 and is currently serving as the Business Development Manager. He brings nearly 40 years of specialized experience in the construction industry and works to cultivate and strengthen network connections for the organization.

Mr. Roop holds a degree in Engineering Technology from Monroe Community College. His certifications and continuing education include N.I.C.E.T. Level IV - Highway Construction, N.I.C.E.T. Level III - Construction Material Testing, ACI Concrete, NYSDOT AGC/DOT Bridge Construction Workshop and Primavera Project Management Module-Basic.

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Tim Wade, P.E.

Structural Engineering Department Manager

Timothy Wade, P.E., has over 40 years of technical and managerial experience. He has a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Clemson University, S.C., and obtained an A.A.S. Degree in welding from Greenville Technical College.

Mr. Wade has an extensive design and project management background as well as managing and inspecting construction. His projects have included wastewater treatment and various industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities. He also has in-depth knowledge of masonry, structural steel, timber framing, Cold-Form Metal Framing (CFMF), and cast-in-place concrete structures used in the construction.

Mr. Wade's professional affiliations include the National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (NCEES), American Welding Society (AWS), and is a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI). Mr. Wade is licensed as a professional engineer in NY, PA, RI, SC, NC, GA, VA, TX, MS, and WA.

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Sean J. Baldwin

Land Surveying Department Manager

Sean J. Baldwin, joined Ravi Engineering & Land Surveying in 2006 and was promoted to the Survey Department Manager in 2021.  He has over 25 years of experience in all phases of surveying for various state agencies, municipalities, and counties across NYS including NYSDOT, NYSTA, NYPA & NYSDEC. Sean is responsible for leading survey staff in both public and private sectors.  Sean’s commitment to the diversification of surveying services has been instrumental in the growth of the survey department at Ravi Engineering & Land Surveying.

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Rick Papaj, P.E.

Transportation Department Manager

Rick Papaj, P.E., joined RE&LS as the Director of Transportation overseeing staff on transportation and vertical service projects. He is responsible for the oversight of proposing, securing, and managing project elements which include staffing, negotiating, construction inspections, and special inspections.

Mr. Papaj’s long career with the NYSDOT saw him serve as the Project Management Unit Manager for Region 4 Planning, responsible for the scheduling and funding management of hundreds of state and federally-funded projects. In working for the Region 4 Transportation Improvement Program alone, he oversaw nearly $500M in spending over 7 years.

Mr. Papaj is licensed in New York State as a Professional Engineer, a Licensed Building Inspector, Code Enforcement Official, and DHS FEMA Enter-On-Duty (EOD). He is a current board member on American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), and is an active member of the American Public Works Association (APWA), NYS County Highway Association and New York State Association of Transportation Engineers (NYSATE).

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Benjamin Reddy

Environmental Engineering Department Manager

Mr. Reddy has over 16 years of experience with environmental-related projects, including asbestos, lead, and PCB abatement, regulatory compliance, radon studies, environmental and hazardous waste assessment, and design. His involvement has consisted of site investigations, collection of asbestos and hazardous waste materials, development of contract plans, specifications, and construction cost estimates for remediation projects, asbestos management plans, contractor oversight, and report generation.

In 2023, Mr. Reddy was promoted to Environmental Engineering Department Manager, overseeing a team of environmental professionals as they conduct Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, hazardous material surveys, construction oversight, and environmental screenings.

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Kiel Roeger

Subsurface Utility Engineering Department Manager

Mr. Roeger has over 13 years’ experience in the utility industry with a primary focus on utility locating and designations for both public and private entities. He has an Associates Degree in Survey Engineering Technology. In his work, he mitigates design conflicts, unforeseen cost, project delays, and safety concerns that arise during a variety of construction project types. He utilizes years of knowledge to ensure accurate utility location and data collection.

Mr. Roeger is OSHA 10 Safety & Health certified, is a member of the National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO), the Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP), and is a Dig Safe NY Member Representative.

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Sean Schumacher

Construction Inspection Department Manager

Mr. Schumacher has been with RE&LS since 2015 and has over 30 years of experience with the inspection and administration of highway and bridge projects. He is responsible for developing strategic relationships with clients and maintaining an experienced team of construction inspection personnel. His role includes the continued expansion of Construction Inspection Services for RE&LS - leading and arranging teams, training, and recruitment as well as project management and coordination.

On our construction inspection projects, Mr. Schumacher is responsible for monitoring budget costs, inspector certifications and continuing education. He manages scheduling, job site visits, and preparing ongoing project reports.

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Ingrid Kaptein

Marketing Department Manager

Ms. Kaptein has been with RE&LS since 2010 and has over 30 years of experience within the industries of marketing and business development. She boasts a degree in Business from St. John Fisher University. In her role, she is responsible for all organizational communications, project proposals, event planning and client relations.