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 brings to MNS 12 years of Structures 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 wastewater 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.

Miranda Patton, PE, Business Development Director

Miranda serves as the Business Development Director at MNS Engineers. Miranda has over 15 years of industry experience in the design and management of civil engineering projects in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Bay Area Counties. As the Business Development Director, Miranda uses her knowledge of project delivery and meticulous attention to detail to foster existing client relationships and cultivate new strategic partnerships.