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New Employee Information

By June 28, 2024New Hires

Since the disruption of COVID, DiDonato has hired a number of people, both new and experienced, to add to our excellent staff.

We would like to OFFICIALLY welcome our “newest” employees:

Anthony Sperrazza, EIT interned with DiDonato during his last two years of college and was hired full-time in May of 2021 after graduating from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. Anthony is both a musician and athlete and has received awards for both.  He has been providing field technician, survey, inspection, and CAD services for various transportation and infrastructure projects. Currently he is working on design for the rehabilitation of Elmwood Avenue.

Derek Pruitt is a NICET Level I inspector with four years of experience providing field technician, survey, design, and inspection services for various transportation/infrastructure projects.  He holds an AAS degree in Civil Engineering Technology.  Along with his NICET certification, he has certifications in Confined Space Entry, ACI Concrete Field-Testing Technician-Grade 1, and OSHA construction Safety Course. He assists with the NYSDOT Large Culvert Inspection project and the Elmwood Avenue Rehabilitation project.

Alexander Marino, EIT joined the DiDonato Team in May of 2022, after graduating from SUNY at Buffalo with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and working as an intern during winter 2022. He was on both the SUNY at Buffalo Seismic Design Team and Esports Varsity Gaming Teams. He also worked with NYSDOT as a Construction Inspector (intern) in the summer of 2021. He is assisting on the NYSDOT Large Culvert Inspection project and is working on several scoreboard/billboard sign foundations for MEPPI (Mitsubishi) at stadiums and transportation facilities throughout the country.

Claire Birkemeier interned with DiDonato during summer break and was hired full-time after graduating from SUNY at Buffalo with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture with a minor in Environmental Design. Claire was on the ECIC Team One for soccer and received several honors for soccer and academics. She has provided design support on DiDonato’s SUNY at Buffalo Term Contract assignments and is currently the architectural designer for the Hamburg Recreation Center/Ice Rink rehabilitation project.

John Blazier retired from NFTA after a 37-year career as a CAD Specialist/Design Drafter.  DiDonato was happy to hire John to provide CAD/Design services for municipal infrastructure projects. He brings extensive experience to our firm having worked on large transportation facility projects for NFTA.

Madison Cox recently graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Slippery Rock University, where she was active in Student Government and Engineering Clubs.  She will be supporting the Civil Team working on a variety of transportation projects. She is currently working on the Middle Main Street Rehabilitation project.