RETTEW Announces New Vice President

Posted On On: January 8, 2018 Categories Filed Under: Member News

John B. Stipe III

John B. Stipe III named Vice President of RETTEW (Photo / Submitted)

RETTEW is pleased to announce the promotion of John B. Stipe III, director of geosciences and subsurface utility engineering, to the position of vice president.


Stipe will lead many of the firm’s environmental and underground investigation services, including geophysical mapping, subsurface utility locating, environmental due diligence, remediation and environmental compliance. He will oversee three of the company’s service groups: geoenvironmental, geophysics and subsurface utility engineering. Stipe manages more than 45 staff throughout eight offices.


Hired in 1998 as an environmental scientist, Stipe has regularly taken on more responsibility, rising to positions including project manager, group manager and director. His promotion to vice president was effective Jan. 1.


“John has demonstrated exceptional leadership and entrepreneurism, which has positioned him perfectly to take on this new role,” said Rob Lauriello, RETTEW chief operating officer. “He cares deeply about his staff and the health of our firm.”


Stipe has a bachelor’s degree in environmental resource management from The Pennsylvania State University, and has completed post-baccalaureate work in geology and soil science. He is a certified professional soil scientist, and holds membership in the Common Ground Alliance, the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Professionals, the Pennsylvania Association of Professional Soil Scientists and the Soil Science Society of America. He was recognized in the Central Penn Business Journal’s 2015 “40 Under 40” class for outstanding young business leaders.


RETTEW, ranked on Engineering News-Record’s 2017 list of top design firms, began providing civil engineering and surveying services in 1969. Today RETTEW has more than 350 employees and 11 offices located in Conshohocken, Lancaster, Allentown, Mechanicsburg, Pittsburgh, State College and Williamsport, P.A.; Uniontown and St. Clairsville, Ohio; Bridgeport, W.V., and Denver, Colo. For more information on any of RETTEW’s services, please call 1-800-RETTEW-5 (1-800-738-8395) or visit