About Us -

Key Personnel

Mark Zessin, P.E.
D. Scott Atkin, L.E.P.
William E. Wertz, L.S.
Matthew N. Brown, P.E.

Dennis A. Garceau, P.E.
Kevin Grindle, A.S.L.A, P.L.A.
Marek Kement, P.E., L.S.



Mark Zessin, P.E.
Mark Zessin is the president, a principal owner and one of the founders of Anchor Engineering. Mark has spent his life in Connecticut, growing up in Windsor, graduating from the University of Connecticut's School of Engineering in 1984, and earning his Master's Degree in Public Policy from Hartford's Trinity College in 1992. Prior to founding Anchor Engineering, Mark was an employee of the State's Transportation Department (1984-88), the State's Solid Waste Authority (1991-93) and was also employed at a private consulting firm (1988-91). While a student at UConn, Mark worked for the Windham Regional Planning Agency, participating in Federal Highway Administration sponsored studies. Mark also has had worthwhile experience as a member of the Glastonbury Water Pollution Control Authority, the Connecticut Transportation Institute and as a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers since 1982. In 2008, Governor Jodi Rell appointed Mark to the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission. Mark is licensed as a professional engineer in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Ohio. Mark's professional work has focused on development of controversial projects and the development and operation of materials handling facilities. His experience includes several landfills, numerous waste handling facilities, quarries, gravel pits and recycling plants.  Mark worked on an expressway project for 2 years and has state and municipal roadway design experience.

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D. Scott Atkin, L.E.P.
D. Scott Atkin is the treasurer & vice president of environmental services, principal owner and one of the founders of Anchor Engineering. Scott manages Anchor Engineering's environmental permitting, compliance, Phase III site assessment, and remediation projects, including water quality monitoring projects. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, and is a DEP-certified Solid Waste Facility Operator. Scott is a Connecticut Licensed Environmental Professional experienced in the area of site assessments, investigations, and remediation. He has worked for municipalities, lending institutions, private developers, attorneys, homeowners, and adjacent property owners. His experience ranges from environmental file reviews, to Phase I - III site assessments, to design and oversight of clean-up projects. His experience also includes a variety of solid waste facilities, power-generating facilities, municipalities, and other industries.

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William E. Wertz, L.S.
Bill Wertz is the vice president, a principal owner and chief of surveys at Anchor Engineering. Bill is a licensed land surveyor in Connecticut and has more than twenty years of experience in land surveying. His work experience has included rural and urban property surveys, land development, railroad and highway bridge surveys, roadway surveys, Alta / Acsm land title surveys and as-built surveys. He is 40 hour HAZWOPER trained and has worked on many landfills and transfer stations as well as landfill gas recovery system stake-out and as-builts. He is a member of the Connecticut Association of Land Surveyors and has served on the Conservation Commission in Bozrah, CT. Bill is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

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Matthew Brown, P.E.
Matt Brown is a pricipal owner and senior project manager at Anchor Engineering. Matt graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree in 1996. Matt began his professional career as a summer intern with Anchor Engineering in 1994. Matt is a licensed professional engineer in Connecticut and Massachusetts and has both 40 hour HAZWOPER site worker and 8 hour HAZWOPER site supervisor training. Matt has over twenty years of consulting engineering experience for both public and private clients, including numerous complex and controversial projects. His experience is diverse and includes site design, drainage design, hydraulic analysis, solid waste facility design and permitting, federal state and local permitting, environmental investigation and remediation design.

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Dennis Garceau, P.E.
Dennis Garceau is a principal owner and chief structural engineer at Anchor Engineering.  Dennis graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1990 and is a licensed professional engineer in Connecticut.  Dennis has over 25 years of structural engineering and consulting engineering experience that covers a broad range of public and private infrastructure projects.  His experience includes project management/oversight, Quality Assurance/Quality Control, bridge design, roadway design, dam design, building design, bridge inspection, dam inspection, building inspection, local/state/federal permitting, development of construction bid documents, shop drawing reviews, construction consultation, construction administration and inspection.  With over 14 years of project management experience on numerous Federal Local Bridge Program, State Local Bridge Program, Municipal and Connecticut Department of Transportation bridge projects from inception to completion, Dennis provides strong insight into the needs and expectations of the client.

 

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Kevin Grindle, A.S.L.A., P.L.A.
Kevin Grindle is an associate and senior landscape architect with Anchor Engineering.  Kevin graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture in 2000 and is a licensed professional landscape architect in Connecticut and a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.  His career with Anchor Engineering started in 2001 and has included landscape architectural design, performing feasibility & planning studies , site development, building rehabilitation and construction oversight for numerous Connecticut  municipalities, regional planning agencies and private developers.  Kevin has served as an elected member to the Hampton CT Planning & Zoning Commission since 2004, serving as the chairman since 2009 and was a member of the Windham Council of Government’s Regional Planning Agency from 2007 to 2014. 

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Marek Kement, P.E., L.S.
Marek Kement is an associate and project manager with Anchor Engineering. Marek was raised in a construction environment, working for his family from laborer to equipment operator to supervisor, learning the industry from the bottom up. He earned an Associate of Science degree in Civil Engineering technology from Hartford State Technical College in 1992 and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1995. While working for a private consulting firm, he obtained both professional engineering and land surveying licensure in Connecticut. Marek was self-employed for several years and in 2013, he joined the Anchor team. Having over 20 years of experience in different areas of civil engineering and land surveying and over 30 years involvement in the construction industry, he has worked on numerous residential, commercial, and municipal projects from inception through completion. His wide spread experience also includes surveying, land planning, zoning, residential development, roadway & infrastructure design, and construction oversight. 

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