Vector Engineers, Inc. consists of a group of experienced and knowledgeable professionals with a passion for solving problems. Our staff of engineers, geologists and support staff work together to turn your engineering concerns into your successes. Our licensed professional engineers have a minimum of a Master’s degree in engineering. Our principals each have over 25 years of engineering experience. This experience allows us to use common sense solutions to solve your problems. We understand construction and constructability; therefore our recommendations will not be impractical or unbuildable. The principals of Vector Engineers, Inc. are as follows:
Mr. W. Robert Folsom, MSCE, PE is Vector’s Chief Engineer. He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Brigham Young University. He spent 10 years in the rocket motor industry as a rocket scientist before he became a geotechnical engineer. From his rocket motor experience, he is well versed in structural dynamics which he incorporates into his geotechnical engineering analysis for various projects. He has also been very active in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Kentucky Geotechnical Engineering Group and was very active in the Boy Scouts of America.
Mr. Blake Davis, MSCE, PE is Vector’s Eastern Kentucky Regional Manager and Senior Engineer. He completed his undergraduate education at Morehead State University and the University of Kentucky receiving majors in Physics and Civil Engineering. He completed his graduate studies at the University of Kentucky in Civil Engineering with specialization in Geotechnical Engineering and Construction Engineering. He has 10 years of experience in construction design and management and geotechnical engineering. In addition to his consulting experience, Mr. Davis spent several years as a specialty contractor focusing on design and analysis for helical pile, push pile, and micro-pile foundation and tie back systems. He also has experienced with structural foundation and below grade wall evaluation and remediation repair.
Glenn Powers is Vector’s Chief Subsurface Investigator with over 40 years of geotechnical and environmental drilling experience. He has explored thousands of sites throughout the Eastern United States using numerous drilling methods. Vector Engineers is one of the few geotechnical engineering firms that own and operate its own drills. Under Mr. Powers technical expertise, we own and operate a track mounted CME 45 and a truck mounted Mobile B-47.
Dr. Wayne A. Karem, PE, PG, D. GE is Vector’s President and General Manager. He completed is graduate work at the University of Kentucky where he researched the use of supporting structures on old mine spoil valley fills. In addition, Dr. Karem served as an adjunct professor of Civil Engineering at Kentucky. He is also a graduate of Speed Scientific School at the University of Louisville. Dr. Karem presently serves as an advisor to the Western Kentucky University Civil Engineering Program. He is also a diplomat of geotechnical engineer (D. GE) a specialty designation by the American Society of Civil Engineers, one of few in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Dr. Karem has spent the majority of his career as a consulting engineer starting with Law Engineering Testing Company in the mid 1980′s. Although he has a doctorate, he not only can tell you how its done, he can also show you how its done.
Dr. Michael E. Kalinski, PE, RGP is a special consultant to Vector Engineers as our geophysicist. He is a professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Kentucky. He also has field experience with several large oil companies which allows him to understand consulting. Unlike most “all hat and no cowboy” professors, he can show you how it’s done. Dr. Kalinski has extensive experience in geophysical methods to evaluate subsurface conditions, earthquake engineering and vibration mitigation. He is also experienced in geotextiles and landfill design.
Mark E. Patterson, MEng, PE, PLS is a consultant to Vector Engineers. Mark, a founding member of Vector, provides surveying and civil design services on various projects. Mr. Patterson is a seasoned civil engineer having over 25 years experience in land design and development. He is a graduate of Speed Scientific School at the University of Louisville.