Personnel Experience

VCS engineers have significant experience in corrosion of embedded metals in concrete and masonry, service life estimation, and corrosion mitigation techniques.  VCS technicians and engineers undergo industry safety training and hold various NACE Certifications, including the highest level available in the field of cathodic protection: Cathodic Protection Specialist (CP4).


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Matthew A. Miltenberger,
P.E., NACE CP-4
Vice President

Matt has over 35 years of experience in the concrete industry as a materials researcher, professional engineer and certified NACE Cathodic Protection Specialist (CP4). He has gained specific expertise related to corrosion of reinforcing steel, cathodic protection design, concrete condition assessments, repair and restoration, concrete durability and modeling, materials engineering and construction troubleshooting. Matt has a M.S. in Civil Engineering (Structures) and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland, and a B.A. in Business Administration (Construction Management) from the University of Miami. He has authored over 35 peer reviewed papers, received the ACI Wason Medal in 2000, received ICRI project awards in 2016, 2018, and 2020, and is an active AMPP and ACI technical committee member.


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Brian Pailes,
P.E., Ph.D., NACE CP-4
Principal Engineer

Brian is a professional engineer and certified NACE Cathodic Protection Specialist (CP4). Brian has extensive experience in the field of Non-destructive evaluation (NDE), material testing, structural evaluation, cathodic protection, and corrosion. He earned a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University, an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University. Brian has also obtained a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Geophysics. Brian is the Vice Chairman of the AMPP standards committed on Concrete Infrastructure, and is an active TRB Corrosion and ASNT Infrastructure committee member.


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Natallia Shanahan,
P.E., Ph.D., NACE CP-2
Senior Project Engineer

Natallia is a graduate of the University of South Florida, where she earned her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with a concentration in materials, as well as an M.S. and B.S. in Civil Engineering. She has extensive experience in the assessment of concrete structures including the use of Non-destructive techniques, such as ground penetrating radar and impact echo. In addition, Natallia is an expert in concrete materials, durability, and service life modeling.


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Shayan Yazdani,
M.S., P.E., NACE CP-2 Technician
Project Engineer

Shayan is an Engineer in Training who has obtained his B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Materials Engineering & Science in Structures from the University of South Florida (USF). Shayan has extensive experience in data analysis and interpretation of reinforced concrete structures and very skilled in the design of cathodic protection systems. Shayan also has experience with repair and rehabilitation techniques of reinforced concrete structures, non-destructive testing (NDT), structural life prediction analysis and forensic engineering.


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Sameer Telang,
M.S., E.I.T, NACE CP-2
Engineer II

Sameer has a Masters in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Structures from the University of South Florida (USF) as well as Masters in Physics and BE in Civil Engineering from BITS Pilani. Sameer has extensive experience in corrosion assessment, non-destructive techniques for structural evaluation, performing QA/QC of galvanic CP installation and troubleshooting active ICCP systems. He leads the development and implementation of remote monitoring technology, StructureView©, for cathodic protection systems and structural health monitoring.


 

Luke Longhofer,
E.I.T, NACE CP-2, SSPC PCI Level 2
Engineer II

Luke is an Engineer in Training who graduated cum laude with his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of South Florida (USF). Luke has extensive experience with a vast array of coatings and has worked in the USF corrosion laboratory on the effectiveness of reinforcement coatings. Luke is also skilled in the use of coating inspection equipment and is a level 2 SSPC Protective Coating Inspector. In addition, Luke has a deep understanding of various non-destructive testing methods, which include impact echo, corrosion potential, and ground penetrating radar amongst others.


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Pratik Murkute,
Ph.D., NACE CP-2
Engineer II

Pratik is a graduate of the Oregon State University where he earned his Ph.D. in Materials Science, he completed his M. Tech in Materials Engineering from the IIT Kanpur, India and a B. Tech in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from VNIT Nagpur, India. He is an expert in the ferrous metallurgy and electrochemical, corrosion assessment of metals, with a focus on chloride induced corrosion of steel in concrete. Pratik also has experience in non-destructive techniques, such as ground penetrating radar, acoustic testing and impact echo with extensive knowledge in laboratory corrosion tests, steel metallurgy and materials engineering.


 

Madeline Lee,
E.I.T., NACE CP-2

Engineer II

Madeline is an Engineer in Training with several years’ experience in the assessment and testing of corrosion, and cathodic protection. She holds a B.S. in Corrosion Engineering from the University of Akron and is knowledgeable in corrosion of marine structures and reinforcing steel in concrete. Madeline has vast experience with non-destructive testing and evaluation, structure condition assessments, and service lifecycle analysis.


 

Nicholas Brumbaugh
NACE CP-3
Engineer I


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Aaron Veres,
NACE CP-2
Senior Engineering Technician

Aaron has over 20 years of experience in the concrete industry, specifically the restoration of concrete infrastructure. Prior to becoming a member of the VCS team, Aaron worked as a concrete restoration contractor, specifically on marine structures in Florida. This construction experience included installation of galvanic and impressed current CP installations along with other research and development projects. Aaron has conducted QA/QC testing of both galvanic and impressed current installations. Aaron has inspected and troubleshot active CP systems. Aaron is well versed in the use of various non-destructive testing methods, including impact echo and ground penetrating radar. Aaron is also trained regarding the inspection and assessment of post-tensioning systems.


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Keith Holster,
Operations Manager and Senior NDT Technician

Keith has obtained his B.S. in Hydrology from University of New Hampshire. Keith has over 22 years of experience with NDT Corp. conducting non-destructive testing measurements for projects evaluating the integrity and conditions of pipes, tunnel liners, piles and bridges; and geophysical measurements to detect sink holes and profile bed rock. Keith has directed field operations on multiple types of projects testing bridge deck, evaluating bridge foundations for scour, locating void post tensioning ducts and conducting condition assessments of pipelines.


 

Ben Armitage
R&D Manager and Senior NDT Technician

Ben has obtained his B.S. in Electronic Engineering Technology from New England Technical College. Ben has over 24 years of experiences with NDT Corp. and has used his electronic engineering skills to become the innovation manager that leads all the design and development of NDT Corp.’s testing equipment. Ben has supervised field operations for non-destructive testing measurements for projects evaluation the integrity and condition of slabs, bridge decks, pipes, piles, tunnel liners, and geophysical data to detect sink holes and profile top of bedrock.