QuakeWrap, an innovator in fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) applications for new pipes and pipeline repair, recently appointed a top engineer with both hands-on field skills and research experience to lead its growing Pipeline Division.
Dr. Firat Sever, a professional engineer licensed in several states including Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Florida, joins QuakeWrap Inc. as head of its expanding Pipeline Division. Sever will lead some of QuakeWrap’s most popular infrastructure innovations, including the PipeMedic FRP repair system; StifPipe, named by ASCE as the world’s first green and sustainable pipe; InfinitPipe, the endless FRP pipe that can be manufactured on-site to any length, for agricultural, mining or marine applications; and SuperLaminate, a trenchless FRP rehabilitation system that can be applied to smaller diameter pipes.
Sever earned both his civil engineering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Turkey. He earned his doctorate is from Tulane University as a Spaar scholar. His primary focus was pipelines and his doctoral dissertation was essentially on the use of polymeric liners for pipeline rehabilitation. He’s also a board certified environmental engineer, a prestigious designation involving both written exam and committee review.
“We were looking for quite some time to fill this position,” said Mo Ehsani, president and CEO of QuakeWrap. “We were quite happy when we were finally able to hire Firat. His personality matches the spirit of our company, and he has the technical knowledge with the right experience,” Ehsani said.
Sever has continual work experience on both the design and the research sides, including involvement with research agencies like the Water Environment and Reuse Foundation and the Water Research Foundation, as well as agencies like the Ohio Department of Transportation, in leading and supporting roles on gravity and pressure flow conveyance systems rehabilitation. Sever also played a key role in large diameter sewer condition assessment and rehabilitation program for the city of Columbus, Ohio.
Prior to joining QuakeWrap, Sever was a project manager and the practice leader for pipeline rehabilitation at American Structurepoint, Inc., an AE firm with over 400 employees and headquartered in Indianapolis.
SOURCE – QuakeWrap Inc.