ATLANTA – (5.06.2020) – Pond is expanding our Energy client service to the Northeast region. With the addition of Philadelphia-based expertise, the firm is extending the reach of our efficient energy solutions with professionals who have a strong industry presence and a record of specialized experience.
Emer Flounders, PE – Asset Integrity Technical Director
Emer Flounders, PE joins Pond as Asset Integrity Technical Director in its Energy group. In this role, Flounders will be responsible for growing Pond’s technical expertise and expanding client reach across the US. His leadership of Pond’s Mechanical Integrity, Corrosion Control, Coatings, and Pipeline Survey divisions will support the continued growth of these programs. Flounders’ 40 years of experience in Materials, Corrosion Control, Coatings, and Pipeline Integrity spans the oil and gas, water and wastewater, power generation, marine and transit industries. Working with both private clients and government agencies, his past investigations include failure analysis, materials selection, cathodic protection, stray traction current, and atmospheric corrosion. He also specializes in coatings, water treatment, design, corrosion studies, reinforced and prestressed concrete, pipelines, and storage tanks.
Nick Villar – Senior Project Manager
Pond welcomes Nick Villar as a Senior Project Manager in the Energy Program. In this role, Villar will be responsible for developing and managing utility clients and projects within the Northeast Region. With over nine years of project management experience in the oil and gas industry, Villar has extensive knowledge in distribution gas main replacement, utility construction, and DOT regulations. He is a dedicated professional, strongly skilled in building and maintaining lasting client relationships, and identifying and understanding client needs. He is a University of Maryland graduate where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
“Emer and Nick’s regional familiarity coupled with their vast technical knowledge gives Pond an advantage in best serving clients in the Northeast area,” said Mike Choi, Energy Director of Business Development. “The talent and experience they bring coincides with the Pond standard of quality and we are excited to welcome them to the team.”
Pond was recently ranked #78 of ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms List. Pond is a technology-driven full-service engineering, architecture, planning, and construction firm providing design solutions to defense, government, corporate and private clients worldwide. With locations throughout the U.S. and overseas, Pond is one of the fastest growing A/E/C firms in the country.