David J. Samuel is the Managing Partner of CME Associates – one of the state's most respected full-service civil engineering firms. Over the past 30 years, he has been the driving force behind CME Associates' growth as a firm specializing in providing quality engineering for the public sector.
Mr. Samuel co-founded CME Associates in 1983 with just a handful of professionals. By hiring and retaining expert talent over the years, today, with with a multi-disciplined staff and five offices throughout the state, CME Associates is able to provide municipal, county, and state governments, and private-sector clients, with a full range of Engineering, Surveying, GIS, Planning, and Landscape Architectural services.
Mr. Samuel is the Borough Engineer for Highland Park, Sayreville, South River, and Spotswood, the Township Engineer for Aberdeen, Plainsboro, and South Brunswick, and the Town Engineer for West New York. He provides Consulting Engineer services to the Joint Meeting of Essex and Union Counties, Old Bridge Municipal Utilities Authority, Sayreville Economic Redevelopment Agency and Union County Utilities Authority. Mr. Samuel is the Consulting Engineer for Middlesex County Improvement Authority. He is also responsible for providing Consulting Engineering Services to Middlesex County, Union County, Gloucester County, Mercer County, and Sussex County and Consulting services to multiple municipalities, School Boards, and County Colleges throughout New Jersey.
With over 40 years of experience, Mr. Samuel is well respected throughout New Jersey. A licensed New Jersey Professional Engineer, Professional Planner, Certified Municipal Engineer, and a Certified Public Works Manager, he has been involved with hundreds of projects throughout the state, representing many counties, municipalities and Authorities. The projects range from innovative recreational facilities to transportation, potable water, wastewater, structural, environmental, capital improvements, and redevelopment projects.
Mr. Samuel has personally overseen significant state-of-the-art projects, such as: Middlesex County's Spring Lake Park in South Plainfield, his first significant park project; large-scale projects like Woodbridge Center Drive Intersection, and Main Street Extension in Sayreville; water and wastewater projects throughout New Jersey; services to the New Jersey Turnpike Authority involving EZ Pass; the Driscoll Bridge Expansion and 142 Interchange for the Garden State Parkway; major Brownfields projects throughout New Jersey, as well as Alternative Energy projects.
Mr. Samuel is the lead Consultant guiding the Sayreville Economic and Redevelopment Agency through the process of reclaiming over 400 acres of a former heavy industrial site, into a prosperous mixed-use development, proposed to consist of residential, retail, office space, hotels, entertainment and recreational amenities for the National Lead Redevelopment along the Sayreville Waterfront. He is involved with negotiations, redevelopment plans, utilities, transportation, planning, RFP preparation and evaluation, Fiscal Impact Analysis, and environmental consulting for this $1.9 billion project.
Mr. Samuel has provided municipalities with not only the highest levels of service, but with innovative and unique facilities within the State of New Jersey. All of the firm's recreational facilities are designed to address community interests and needs, including those individuals and/or organizations with special needs. The Level Playing Fields, located in Roosevelt Park, Middlesex County, was the "first-of-its-kind" facility for Special Needs children on the East Coast. Throughout the design process, Mr. Samuel worked tirelessly with the County of Middlesex and the adjacent Lakeview School (Middlesex County Cerebral Palsy Association), to create this ground-breaking facility.
Many of Mr. Samuel's designs over the past 40 years have received various national, state, county, and professional organization awards, including: the American Public Water Works Association, the Robert B. Kinsey Memorial Award Foundation (NJRPA), the Ruth Hughes Innovative Accessible Recreation Facility Award, and more than thirty (30) awards from the New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers for his design and/or construction management excellence. Recently, Mr. Samuel has been recognized by the National Association of Clean Water Authorities for the Environmental and Fiscal benefits of the biofuel powered co-generation facility for the Joint Meeting of Essex and Union Counties.
In 2012 CME Associates, under the direction of Mr. Samuel, received the Private Practice Professional Development Award by the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers. The Award is presented to the nominated private practice firm, employing engineering personnel, that has made the most outstanding contribution to the advancement and improvement of the engineering profession through its policies and practices.
Mr. Samuel is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, NJ Society of Civil Engineers, American Water Works Association, NJ Society of Professional Engineers, NJ Society of Municipal Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, NJ Recreation and Parks Association and the Water Environment Federation.
Mr. Samuel is also a member of the New York Athletic Club (NYAC), whose primary function is to sponsor athletes for the Olympics and other events. He is also a board member and contributor to the Middlesex County Cerebral Palsy Association, now known as the New Jersey Institute for Disabilities, which has facilities for children and people with special needs throughout New Jersey, and has been a President and member of the Flame of Charity Foundation for the Diocese of Metuchen, as well as a Trustee for his local Parish.
Besides being known for his engineering excellence, Mr. Samuel has also been recognized by several organizations for his leadership, commitment, and dedication, including: Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Diocese of Metuchen, the Good Scout Award presented by the Boy Scouts of America, and the Businessman of the Year Award presented by the Sayreville, Old Bridge, South Amboy Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Samuel and his wife Debbie have two sons, Douglas and Matthew. They reside in Sayreville.
Mr. Stefani is a founding Partner of CME Associates. He serves as the Administrative Partner and Director of our Howell office.
Since he began his career as a Design Engineer in 1972, John's expertise has been instrumental in the growth of CME Associates. What started out as a company of just a handful of employees and one office has become an organization with over 160 employees in five offices. Mr. Stefani has provided tremendous leadership and direction to our Howell office team.
Mr. Stefani is experienced in large-scale development projects and he provides expert testimony in planning and zoning for these projects. He has also been involved with park and recreation design, construction administration and capital projects for municipalities and all phases of civil engineering, land surveying and planning projects. He also provides forensic engineering services to many clients.
Mr. Stefani has led many notable projects, including: Toll Brothers @ Monroe, which has 1,500 single-family retirement units, a 9-hole golf course, and a 50,000 s,f. clubhouse facility, as well as Barnes and Noble warehouse in Monroe, a one million s.f. facility.
Mr. Stefani has provided professional engineering services to the following municipalities: Howell Township, Jackson Township, Stafford Township, Point Pleasant Borough, Mount Holly Township, Brick Township, Lakewood Township MUA, Freehold Township, and Milltown Ford Avenue Redevelopment Agency.
John holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Newark College of Engineering. A New Jersey certified Professional Engineer and Land Surveyor, Professional Planner and Certified Municipal Engineer, John is an active member of the New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors, as well as the New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers.
John is a charter and active member of the Optimist Club of Howell, and a member of the Millstone Elks. He is an avid golfer, and enjoys fishing. John is also proud to be an Eagle Scout.
Since his graduation from Rutgers University in 1983, Mr. Cornell has grown as a professional with CME Associates. Initially employed in the Survey Department during his college years he worked his way from Design Engineer to Project Manager and was eventually promoted to serve as a Partner in 1997. With more than 30 years of experience in all facets of civil engineering, Mr. Cornell is responsible for providing municipal engineering services and consulting engineering services to various Counties and Municipalities. Currently he is the primary contact for the Borough of Sayreville and the Township of South Brunswick.
Mr. Cornell has extensive knowledge in all branches of civil engineering. From the design of wastewater pump stations to water system improvements to roadway design to parks and recreation improvements he has been involved with all different types of capital projects over the years. In addition Mr. Cornell has represented the firm at Planning Board and Board of Adjustment meetings and also has been involved with the administration of multi-million dollar capital improvement projects. With the more recent focus on energy conservation Mr. Cornell has worked with various clients to develop solar energy savings programs for their benefit. Recent projects have included the construction of a 1 megawatt solar system at Middlesex County College and a 6.5 megawatt solar system at the Middlesex County Apple Orchard Lane Complex.
CME Associates has been honored by the New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers numerous times over the past 30 years for projects designed by Mr. Cornell. Most recent awards include the design of a Park and Ride Facility that was coordinated between various Municipal, County, and State agencies and the design of permitting of a municipal waterfront park and boat launching facility.
Mr. Cornell graduated with honors from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He is a member of the Chi Epsilon Honor Society, the Tau Beta Pi Honor Society, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers. In addition Mr. Cornell is a licensed New Jersey Professional Engineer, New Jersey Professional Planner, a Certified Public Works Manager, and a Certified Municipal Engineer.
He and his wife Ruth have three children and reside in the Borough of Sayreville.
Mr. McClelland has been a valued member of CME Associates since the company was formed in 1983, and has served as Partner since 1997. With more than 35 years' experience in all facets of civil engineering, Mr. McClelland is responsible for providing municipal engineering services and consulting engineering services to various counties, municipalities, and Authorities. Currently he is the primary contact for the Townships of North Brunswick, Woodbridge, Aberdeen, Plainsboro, Old Bridge, East Brunswick, and Piscataway, the Boroughs of Edgewater, East Newark, Milltown and Dunellen, the Cities of Rahway and Linden as well as the Counties of Middlesex, Salem, Union, and Gloucester. He also represents several Authorities throughout New Jersey, including Old Bridge Municipal Utilities Authority, the Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority, Franklin Township Sewerage Authority, the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority, the Township of Ocean Sewerage Authority, and the Berkeley Township Municipal Utilities Authority.
Mr. McClelland also has extensive knowledge in the water / wastewater field. His expertise has been an invaluable asset to not only CME Associates, but to the Authorities he represents. Recently, Mr. McClelland oversaw the emergency design, permitting, and geotechnical evaluation for the installation of two new HDPE pipes below Deal Lake via horizontal directional drill method, once the Township of Ocean Sewerage Authority determined that the dual pipe siphon crossing under Deal Lake from the Borough of Interlaken to Ocean Township was damaged beyond repair. Despite the many challenges faced during the project, flow was restored across Deal Lake through the new inverted siphon within 60 days of the reported break.
Mr. McClelland has been honored by the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers numerous times over the past 30 years. Just recently he received a First Place award for the Management of a Flood Prone Essential Utility, the Borough of Milltown Electrical Substation. Originally constructed in the 1960's and located within a special flood hazard area, The Borough of Milltown's Electrical Substation has endured 5 historic flood events dating from 1975 thru 2011, some of which inundated the substation resulting in power outages lasting for days. The management efforts have included the design and construction management of preventative, immediate and interim maintenance projects to the existing substation, along with the emergency replacement of Transformer Number 4 which occurred during a midsummer heat wave. In addition to the interim modifications to the existing substation, Mr. McClelland's management efforts have included the search for a new substation site along with the development of cost estimates for the construction of the new substation. Mr. McClelland was also instrumental in seeking funding opportunities to assist the Borough in budgeting for the relocation which is currently underway. The new substation is scheduled to be energized in September, 2015.
He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Water Works Association, New Jersey Water Environment Association, Institute of Transportation Engineers and New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers.
Mr. McClelland is a graduate of New Jersey Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He is a licensed New Jersey Professional Engineer, New Jersey Professional Planner, a Certified Public Works Manager, and a Certified Municipal Engineer.
Greg Valesi serves as a Partner with CME Associates and manages the firm's Howell, Pleasantville and Marlton, NJ regional offices. He specializes in overseeing the design and construction management for infrastructure projects that include parks and recreation, road reconstruction, water, wastewater, transportation, environmental and a variety of special projects serving municipalities, counties, state agencies, utility authorities, transportation authorities as well as private sector clients. He is responsible for providing municipal engineering services and consulting engineering services to various Counties and Municipalities. Mr. Valesi has successfully managed the implementation of the capital improvement plans for his client towns including the initial planning, budgeting, the securing of funding through grants, design, permitting, bidding and construction oversight. He provides representation of the firm at numerous governing body, Planning Board and Board of Adjustment meetings. In addition to his design experience he is in charge of business development, maintaining municipal government relations and advancing company growth into the central and southern regions of New Jersey.
Mr. Valesi's creative approach in design, permitting and problem solving has resulted in outstanding projects for the firm's clients including the Mercer County Indoor Tennis Center, the reconstruction of Memorial Park's multi-purpose field in Evesham Township which was the first project of its kind approved in the Pinelands, and the Delran Township Recreation Complex which includes a baseball field for special needs children funded through open space grants obtained from the County.
Mr. Valesi has been honored by the New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers and the New Jersey Recreation and Park Association numerous times over the years for his design of outstanding projects including the restoration of Holiday Lake in Manalapan Township, the Reconstruction of the Milltown Borough Pool, the construction of a new aquatic center in Marlboro Township, and most recently the Management of the Borough Waterfront and the Reconstruction of Sullivan Field in the Borough of Carteret.
Mr. Valesi graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers and the New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers. He is a licensed New Jersey Professional Engineer, New Jersey Professional Planner, and a Certified Municipal Engineer.
He and his wife Jackie reside in Millstone Township and have five children.