Wiedeman and Singleton is an employee-owned company founded on a management team with expertise in management as well as engineering. On behalf of clients, shareholders actively provide an exceptional level of service and accountability through active practice and management of projects. Leadership is essential to the success of any organization. Wiedeman and Singleton is fortunate to have at its helm internationally recognized experts who provide both historic perspective and an understanding of current trends in the public utilities market.

Troy Began, PE
Senior Vice President
Troy manages the Rock Hill, South Carolina office of Wiedeman and Singleton. Troy grew up in Rock Hill and received his Bachelor’s and Masters degrees from Clemson University. Troy’s wide range of skills involve everything from project management, to design and construction management. Troy is a NACE certified coatings inspector who provides evaluations and recommendations for corrosion prevention and remediation for water storage and other tankage. His recent projects include sizeable expansions of treatment facilities in Rock Hill, Fort Mill and many others. The Rock Hill Water Treatment Plant expansion (from 24-MGD to 36-MGD with an ultimate design of 60-MGD) will serve the surrounding community for many generations.

Peter J. Johns, PE
Peter has over 20 years experience as a consulting engineer in wastewater treatment and collection, and water treatment and distribution. Peter is a native of the Midwest who received both his Bachelor’s and Masters degrees from Georgia Tech. When he first began working for Wiedeman and Singleton his focus was on environmental engineering for public utilities. Currently, Peter manages water supply and water reclamation projects from their initial planning through operations. One of his projects was Georgia’s first drinking water membrane filtration treatment facility for Monroe Utilities. The design and permitting of the 10-MGD facility required extensive pilot testing and working closely with regulatory agencies. Peter has recently focused his practice on large water and water reclamation facility expansions and collection system upgrades. These projects have included work for clients such as Newnan Utilities, Rock Hill Utilities, Gainesville Public Utilities and many others. Peter manages a number of large projects and leads up the Firm’s regulatory affairs efforts to assist Clients in navigating the complexities of building projects in an increasingly complex regulatory environment.

Pete Snyder, PE
Senior Vice President
Pete manages the Firm’s construction management practice in addition to planning and design of major projects. Pete is a native of San Antonio, Texas and a graduate of Texas A & M. He offers a practical understanding of the link between design and construction. These skills have led to the successful completion of a number of large projects. Pete provides a unique perspective on fast-track construction, construction materials, constructability and operations. He sustains the company’s tradition of mentoring engineers in the areas of field construction with invaluable insight into the link between design and construction. Pete recently assisted Dalton Utilities with the completion of its consent order projects within the $100 million budget and the stringent time schedule requirements. He continues to manage all aspects of our construction management practice, in addition to project management responsibilities, which includes water distribution and treatment and wastewater collection and reclamation.

Harold F. (Hal) Wiedeman, PE
Hal brings over 20 years experience in public utilities water and water reclamation to his projects. Throughout high school and college, Hal gained practical field experience working on the construction of large water treatment facilities. After completion of his Bachelor’s degree at Rice University and his Masters Degree from Georgia Tech, Hal worked for the County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County (CSDLAC). Th is job provided him with the opportunity to be involved in the design of large (exceeding 100-MGD treatment capacity) facilities. His engineering expertise is enhanced by his skill in engineering software application. Hal has been instrumental in facilitating Wiedeman and Singleton’s production capabilities in 3-D design, GIS and modeling distribution system networks. He recently completed a Master Plan for Gainesville Public Utilities that uses an  innovative GIS-hydraulic modeling software package to provide water service throughout Hall County for the next 20 years. He served as the Georgia Section President of ASCE in 1999.

Carl Schneider, Ph. D., PE
Senior Process Engineer
Carl is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. He has over 30 years experience in water quality monitoring and environmental engineering. While studying for his Masters Degree at the University of Cincinnati, Carl worked as a research assistant in the Drinking Water Research Laboratory for USEPA. He participated in pilot studies addressing removal of inorganic contaminants from drinking water. After receiving his Masters Degree, Carl rejoined the Schneider Instrument Company to help develop water quality instruments for use in stream surveillance and the National Runoff Program. He was awarded his Ph. D. from Vanderbilt University. His doctoral dissertation was on toxicity to activated sludge. Carl provides oversight of process engineering, pilot studies and facility start-up, and provides support to operations personnel.

Gary D. Trott, PE
Gary is a native of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He received his Bachelor’s and Masters degrees from Georgia Tech with an emphasis on geotechnical engineering. Gary began working for Wiedeman and Singleton in 1980 after working as an engineer for Duke Power with a focus on geotechnical and hydraulic engineering. Gary provides valuable experience as a manager for a variety of public utility projects. He also acts as an industry expert in legal disputes. Gary has been involved in several large reservoir projects, including the Bear Creek Regional Reservoir, the Haig Mill Reservoir and the River Road Reservoir. Gary manages Wiedeman and Singleton’s geotechnical practice and provides internal review of consultant’s reports and legal clients. Gary also specializes in civil design of dams, remediation, inspection and inventorying of dams. He also acts as a consultant for utility rate analysis and revenue bond issues.