Company Overview

Company Overview

We have one measure of success: our clients’ satisfaction.

Who We Are: GAI Consultants is an employee-owned company that delivers award-winning engineering, planning, and environmental expertise to energy, transportation, development, government, and industrial clients worldwide. GAI’s accomplished specialists are dedicated to earning our clients’ trust—they approach every initiative with enthusiasm and integrity, delivering multifaceted services to meet the greatest challenges.

Our Vision: To strategically grow our business, nationally and internationally, in partnership and trust with our clients and staff.

Our Mission: To meet our clients’ challenges by empowering our employee-owners to transform ideas into reality®.

Our Guiding Principles:

  • Integrating integrity, trust, and quality into all that we do
  • Delivering outstanding client service and communication
  • Enhancing business through high ethical standards
  • Acknowledging our employees’ achievements
  • Strengthening our success through safety

Our reputation in the industry is solid, we are poised for further growth, and we have a prudent strategy to achieve this goal.

Gary DeJidas, PE, MBA, GAI CEO

Brief History of the Firm. Founded in 1958 by Carnegie Mellon University engineering graduate students, GAI developed a strong professional reputation in foundation engineering by supporting the needs of nationally recognized industrial and energy clients. In the late 1960s, and in response to urban growth and mounting environmental regulations, GAI diversified into transportation and land development while adding niche services in survey, environmental studies, and cultural resources, setting GAI apart from more traditional engineering firms. Strategic decisions to open offices located near our clients in growing markets throughout the U.S. led to the rapid growth of our firm. Corporate-wide consolidation of strategic acquisitions diversified our firm and transformed GAI into a premier engineering, planning, and environmental firm in the U.S. and abroad.

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  • Kevin Leadbetter, PE

    Vice President

    Vice President Kevin Leadbetter, PE, MBA joined GAI in 2005 and currently serves as GAI’s Eastern Transportation Market Leader. He has decades of experience specializing in project management/construction engineering, including as a senior...

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  • Steven Miller, PE

    Vice President

    Steven Miller, PE specializes in analysis and design for transmission and distribution lines and substations as well as the investigation and rehabilitation of existing steel and concrete structures. He directs the power delivery and structures...

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  • Donald Spaeder, PE

    Vice President

    Donald Spaeder, PE specializes in civil/environmental engineering, siting and permitting projects for major energy, industry, and other private and public sector projects. He has been with GAI Consultants for more than 36 years, and manages Civil...

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  • Gary DeJidas, PE, MBA

    Chairman & CEO

    Chairman and CEO Gary DeJidas, PE, MBA began his career with GAI as a civil engineer in the Pittsburgh office in 1972. In 1982, Gary opened GAI’s first branch office in Orlando, Florida. With Gary as President, the subsidiary, GAI Southeast,...

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  • Kent Cockley, PE

    Assistant Vice President

    Power Generation Market Sector Leader and Vice President, Kent Cockley, PE has served GAI’s energy clients for over 20 years. He specializes in environmental engineering, coal combustion residual landfill and impoundment siting, design,...

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  • Kathy Leo, PE

    Vice President and Director of Private Development

    Kathy Leo, PE, serves as Southeast Community Market Sector Leader within GAI’s Infrastructure group, spearheading the firm’s practice in the private, public, and federal markets—with specialization in the private sector. She also leads GAI’s...

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  • George Reese, CE

    Assistant Vice President

    George Reese, CE specializes in environmental impact analysis and National Environmental Policy Act documentation, permitting, siting studies, and vertebrate ecology. His ecological specializations are in the areas of population, community, and...

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  • David Bevilacqua

    Vice President, Industry and Nuclear

    David Bevilacqua specializes in engineering, program and project management, operations management, and power plant and power systems operations and management. As the former Director of Installation and Modification Services Operations at...

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  • Jeffrey Hill

    Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

    Jeff Hill is Vice President and GAI’s Chief Administrative Officer, responsible for providing cohesive executive and strategic leadership to GAI’s Corporate Service Departments and Office Leaders. He has more than 30 years of professional...

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  • Stephen Gould, MS, MBA

    Executive Vice President

    Stephen Gould, MS, MBA is an Executive Vice President, Director of GAI’s Energy Business Unit, and serves on GAI’s Board of Directors. He joined GAI in 1992 and introduced GAI’s environmental services area to specialized abilities...

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  • Benjamin Allis, PE

    Transportation Structures Market Sector Manager

    Benjamin Allis, PE specializes in the design, analysis, construction engineering, and project management of structural transportation projects for both new and rehabilitation structures. Ben has provided services for an array of transportation...

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  • Gregory Nettuno, PE, MBA

    Senior Vice President

    Senior Vice President Gregory Nettuno, PE, MBA is GAI’s Infrastructure Business Unit Director and serves on the Board of Directors. Greg joined GAI in 1998. Bringing a strong background in construction engineering and a keen understanding of...

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  • Anthony Morrocco, PE, PLS, MBA

    President

    President Anthony Morrocco, PE, PLS, MBA joined GAI in 1989 as a Project Manager. Tony established GAI’s Land Development and Survey groups and directed their development for several years, winning significant projects that changed...

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