Kleinfelder, a global architecture, engineering and science consulting firm headquartered in San Diego, has hired Andrea d’Amato as a vice president and transportation segment manager for the Northeastern United States. She brings with her more than 25 years of transportation program management and land use planning experience in both the public and private sectors.

In her new position, d’Amato will be responsible for the strategic direction of Kleinfelder’s transportation market in the Northeast, overseeing staff and ensuring successful delivery of all regional transportation projects. She will be based out of the firm’s Cambridge, Mass., office.

“Andrea has a very impressive track record in both the environmental and transportation fields locally, nationally and even internationally,” says Larry Peterson, Kleinfelder’s national transportation market manager. “Her demonstrated success in managing large-scale transportation planning and design projects, coupled with her unparalleled involvement in the public sector and industry associations, make her the ideal candidate to lead our transportation efforts in the region.”

Kleinfelder also has hired Bob Fassett as a vice president and senior program manager for the firm’s gas pipeline engineering and integrity management practice. He brings with him more than 22 years of experience in engineering, research, development, construction, operations, maintenance, corrosion control, integrity and risk management of gas transmission and distribution pipelines, as well as measurement and regulation facilities.

In his new position, Fassett will be responsible for overseeing business development efforts for oil and gas clients seeking  pipeline support services, including pipeline engineering, geotechnical engineering, threat assessment, integrity management program peer review/training, trenchless technology, environmental planning and permitting, biological monitoring, project controls, project management, and more.

“Bob exemplifies the high level of technical knowledge and impressive industry affiliations that we look for in a candidate,” says Michael Kesler, chief operating officer at Kleinfelder. “His experience implementing large-scale continuous improvement initiatives for pipeline integrity demonstrates he is dedicated to advancing the industry. We look forward to utilizing his expertise to better serve our oil and gas clients.”