Key Persons

James A. Salvito, President and CEO

Mr. Salvito has over 27 years of experience in civil and transportation engineering design, construction management and business operations/organizational management.

For the past 23 years, Jim served as a Principal-In-Charge and/or Project Manager at MNS for numerous public infrastructure projects including new construction and improvements to roadways, bridges, parking lots, traffic signals, storm drain systems, parks and utility undergrounding projects.

As President and CEO of MNS, Jim's responsibilities include oversight of the daily operations of the company's functional and administrative support divisions; and implementation of a multi-year strategic plan for expansion.

Mark E. Reinhardt, PLS, Chairman, Vice President-Surveying & Mapping

Mark is MNS's Principal Surveyor, and oversees all of the firm's Survey, Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) work. He has over 30 years of experience in land surveying. Along with managing a variety of types of surveys, he is the contract City Surveyor for two cities. Mark also has extensive expertise in Right of Way Engineering and has provided ROW engineering services and ROW certification documents on several highway and bridge projects in California. Mark also assists agencies, attorneys and property owners with resolution of land use and boundary disputes.

Jeffrey L. Edwards, Vice President-Government Services and Federal Markets

Jeff brings a highly diverse background to MNS, with 30 years of expertise in project and construction management, civil engineering, soils engineering, urban planning, landscape architecture, and construction inspection. In his current capacity, Jeff manages MNS's Buellton office and serves as the Deputy City Engineer for the City of Buellton, where he manages the City's capital improvement projects. In addition, Jeff is the firm's project manager for construction management work performed for the US Air Force at Vandenberg AFB.

Gregory A. Chelini, PE, Vice President-Construction Management

Greg is a Principal Construction Manager at MNS. In addition to managing the firm's Construction Management group, Greg He brings to MNS twelve years of Structure Representative and Resident Engineer experience while working for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

Greg has over 25 years of Construction Management and Engineering experience managing a variety of public works projects including highways, roadways, bridges, interchanges, water and waste water facilities, drainage, and park projects.

As Vice President, Greg is responsible for managing the MNS Construction Management Group.

Shawn M. Kowalewski, PE, Vice President - Transportation Division

Shawn manages the engineering group in the Santa Barbara office. He joined MNS in 1995, bringing knowledge gained while working for the New York State Department of Transportation. His broad range of experience encompasses civil engineering and construction management of a variety of public infrastructure projects. His current responsibilities include project management, civil engineering design, structural design and analysis, cost estimating, plan and specification review, and report preparation.

Mark Rincon, PE, Engineering Market Leader - Water Resources Division

Mr. Rincon serves as the Engineering Market Leader for the Water Resources Division at MNS. Mark has over 28 years of professional experience to further strengthen the MNS Water Resources team. Mr. Rincon specializes in management of total project delivery, including planning, design, construction, start up, and operations. Mark has extensive experience in infrastructure rehabilitation and capital improvement projects, including various construction delivery methods. Previously, Mr. Rincon served as Principal Engineer and Senior Project Manager for large international engineering firms. Mark was responsible for various projects including water, wastewater, stormwater, groundwater studies, designs, tender packages, and construction management. He served as Senior Project Manager/Design Manager in Raleigh, North Carolina; Los Angeles, California; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. He recently completed water/wastewater projects in Melbourne, Australia.