JUNEAU - R&M Engineering Inc. announced last week that Alec Venechuk joined in October 2009 and Kevin Puustinen passed the Professional Engineering Exam.
Venechuk was born in Petersburg and grew up in Healy. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in geological engineering from University of Alaska Fairbanks in May 2009. Past experience includes working for Usibeli Coal Mine in Healy, where he was responsible for writing and reviewing drilling contracts, managing an exploration program and drill crew; performing borehole logging, monitoring and sampling piezometric wells; compiling geotechnical drilling data and designing and staking of exploration roads.
Venechuk also worked as a geology intern for Kensington Gold Mine in Juneau. His role at R&M has included working as a surveyor and doing materials testing at the Kensington gold mine. He is projected to work on geotechnical and civil engineering design projects for the state of Alaska, the city of Juneau and private sector projects in Southeast Alaska.
Puustinen received his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in May 2003. He joined R&M in 1995 and has been a part of numerous projects in Juneau, including the Dimond Park Aquatic Center, and Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain high schools.