Chris Ruppen

P.G., Energy Services Director

Chris Ruppen, P.G., Energy Services Director

Chris brings over 30 years of geotechnical experience in a variety of markets to his role as Energy Services Director.  He is passionate about building strong client relationships and brings incredible energy and industry connections to his position. Chris earned a double bachelor’s degree in Geology and Conservation of Natural Resources from Kent State University and a master’s certificate from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business.

A licensed Professional Geologist in Pennsylvania, Chris began his career as an Associate Geologist with a major geotechnical contractor.  His hard work, dedication, and strong work ethic served him well as he undertook increasingly responsible roles within the organization; culminating with his Associate Vice President position within the same corporation.  Much of his career has been in and around geohazards as evidenced by Chris’ 25-year membership of the Highway Geology Symposium (HGS) National Steering Committee where he also leads the annual National Young Author competition for HGS.

Chris enjoys hunting, fishing, woodworking, anything with his kids, and most things outdoors.  He resides in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife Kelly and their four children


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Martin (Marty) Woodard
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Josh Monroe
Director of Safety

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