Meet the Messick & Associates Team

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Wayne A. Newton, P.E.
President

Mr. Newton is a Licensed Professional Engineer with over 33 years' experience in the Mid -Atlantic region. He is licensed in Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware & Pennsylvania and has completed projects throughout his career in all jurisdictions within the State of Maryland. Mr. Newton grew up in the construction industry starting out as a laborer and working his way up through the ranks. This practical experience gives him knowledge not otherwise found in the engineering industry.
Wayne has completed projects all sectors of land development and has been the developer on certain projects. His has managed projects in the municipal and private arenas from initialization to completion including design, project management and construction management for over 30 years. He has managed municipal capital projects, residential, commercial and industrial subdivisions/developments of all sizes, shore erosion control projects and recreation/park facilities.
Mr. Newton has successfully completed the Erosion and Sediment Control training program in the states of Maryland and Delaware and is a certified construction reviewer in Delaware and an expedited reviewer for projects within Anne Arundel County Maryland. Mr. Newton also serves as the Town Engineer for several incorporated Towns in Maryland and is responsible for timely, complete delivery of all projects within the firm as well as client relations, design, budgeting, scheduling, and quality control.
Wayne promotes philanthropy and assists several notable charities including The Marine Corps Toys for Tots program and is very involved in the local community in which we serve.

Timothy J. Brenza, R.L.A.
Vice President, Planning & Landscape Architecture

As a Registered Landscape Architect with over 29 years of professional experience, Mr. Brenza has been responsible for a wide variety of projects requiring technical and managerial experience in planning, supervising and administering special projects for both public and private clients. His experience includes zoning and feasibility studies, comprehensive planned communities, commercial, industrial, institutional and retail complexes, expert witness testimony, shore erosion, wetland/reforestation, critical area/environmental studies, recreational site design, as well as single family residences.

Darrell J. Volney, P.E.
Vice President, Engineering Design

Mr. Volney is a Professional Engineer licensed in the State of Maryland and graduated with honors from West Virginia Institute of Technology in 1991 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. Has been with Messick & Associates for over 20 years and has 25 years of experience in planning, design, and construction administration services in land development and water resources engineering. His experience is diverse, providing project management and design of stormwater management facilities, storm drain systems, grading, erosion and sediment control measures, water distribution and sanitary sewer collection systems for commercial, industrial, institutional, educational, and recreational projects in both public and private sectors. Mr. Volney also has extensive experience in conducting field inspections to ensure that construction complies with the approved plans, specifications, and permits.

Robert C. Tipton, P.E.

Mr. Tipton joined Messick & Associates in 2013. He is a licensed professional engineer with over 20 years of experience in site design, project management and construction management of development projects, residential, commercial, recreational, industrial and educational facilities. His experience is very diverse and includes the design of storm water facilities, storm drainage, erosion and sediment control, grading, water distribution and sewage collection systems. He also has extensive experience in field inspection to ensure roadways, drainage, storm water management and ESD facilities are built in accordance with the approved plans and specifications.

Robert J. Noeth, Jr., P.E.

Mr. Noeth joined Messick & Associates in 2009 as a project manager and brought with him over 28 years of experience in management and design of engineering projects. He manages projects in both the public and private sectors, giving Messick the diversity and knowledge needed to expedite the projects. He has managed the design of numerous residential, commercial and industrial facilities including McKinsey Park, an award winning adult community in Severna Park, MD, the flue gas desulfurization system for the existing Brandon Shores Power Plant for BGE, as well as the engineering design of the storm drainage and stormwater management system for the Arundel Mills Mall, a 65 acre regional retail facility. His experience also includes the design and project management of recreational and walking trail facilities. His areas of expertise, in addition to project management, include the design of storm drainage systems, stormwater management facilities, grading, sediment and erosion control design, floodplain analyses, water distribution and gravity sewer system design, road design, specification writing and permit acquisition. He has a thorough knowledge of hydraulics and hydrology including computer modeling and has conducted several stormwater management technical design courses. ​

Thomas M. Lanyon

Mr. Lanyon joined Messick & Associates in 2017 as a project engineer, bringing with him his extensive background of knowledge of land development including planning and engineering design and services in both the public and private sectors. With a strong talent for and emphasis on creative solutions, Tom brings a unique perspective to design challenges and understanding of design to assure real world constructability and expedite projects from start to finish. He has provided his knowhow to the managing and engineering services for numerous residential and commercial projects of various size and scopes. Tom has thorough knowledge and expertise in project management, hydraulic modeling, storm water management systems, site layouts and grading, roadway design and layout and sediment and erosion control design.

Michael J. Gates, L.S.
Director of Surveys

As our Director of Surveys, Michael is the Licensed, Professional Land Surveyor who leads the strategic direction of our Survey Department. His team of survey professionals provides survey services which include boundary, topographic, construction stakeout and ALTA Surveys, as well as all proposals for the survey related projects we offer. Michael has worked on an array of projects during his 33 years of experience, including BWI airport, Tipton Airfield, Annapolis Town Center, Coppin State College, BWI Parkway, ICC connector, Ritchie Station in Prince Georges County, multiple Smithsonian Institute properties, and the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. His vast experience has been in public and private sector work, with emphasis in the last 10 years in the private sector. Michael ensures his team is up-to-date on current techniques through continuing education and changes to laws that pertain to Land Surveying. He has been a member of the Maryland Society of Land Surveyors for more than 30 years.