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 having worked with large international and national firms have extensive geotechnical engineering experience. This experience allows us to use common sense solutions to solve your problems. We understand construction; therefore our recommendations will not be impractical or unbuildable. The principals of Vector Engineers, Inc. are as follows:
Wayne A. Karem, PhD, PE, PG, D.GE is the Principal and the Operations Manager for the firm. He has over 33 years experience in geotechnical and construction engineering. Dr. Karem is a licensed engineer and licensed geologist. He is also a licensed real estate agent in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He also is designated as a diplomate of Geotechnical Engineering by the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and 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. Dr. Karem had the privilege of starting his career at Law Engineering Testing Company in the mid 1980’s and with Atlanta Testing and Engineering (QORE) in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. In addition to his academic experience, he has extensive field experience which makes him a very practical engineer.
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 working a Law Engineering in the 1990’s. From his rocket motor experience, he is well versed in structural dynamics which he incorporates into his geotechnical engineering analysis for various projects, especially evaluation of seismic sensitive areas. 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.
Matthew Slusser, MEng, PE is one of Vectors geotechnical engineers and special inspection engineers. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville. He conducts geotechnical subsurface explorations and provided construction observation and testing. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He has been awarded the consultant of the year award by Vector Engineers.
John Conway, BSCE, EIT is a project engineer responsible for geotechnical engineering projects, construction observation and testing projects and works on many of the field construction projects for sinkhole and drainage repairs. He also conducts HUD inspections on manufactured homes. Mr. Conway is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and active in the Kentucky Geotechnical Engineering Group of the ASCE.
Daniel Huffaker, SI is Vector’s special inspector and senior project manager on construction testing projects. He is has a bachelor’s degree in construction management with over 10 years of construction testing experience.
Seth Barnett is geologist and Vector’s drilling manager. He is a graduate of the Western Kentucky University. He has over 10 years of experience in geotechnical engineering firms primarily in subsurface exploration and site evaluations. He also conducts HUD inspections on manufactured homes.
Glenn Powers (retired) was Vector’s Chief Subsurface Investigator with over 40 years of geotechnical and environmental drilling experience, drilling thousands of sites throughout the Eastern United States using numerous drilling methods. Glenn now functions as Vector Engineers drilling consultant on our more difficult sites. Vector is one of the few geotechnical engineering firms that own and operate its own drills. Vector owns and operates a track mounted CME 45 and a truck mounted Mobile B-40.