Mr. Lanier manages the day to day operations of Lanier & Associates as well as the long term strategic planning. He also handles all staffing and client development duties. Prior to being named President of the firm in 2020, Mr. Lanier spent 14 years as the head of the Regulatory Project Management division of Lanier where he was in charge of permitting, feasibility and quality control for numerous industrial projects. He has successfully permitted hundreds of marine terminal projects for a wide range of clients all over the Southeast including major oil and gas companies, midstream terminal companies, grain elevators, dry bulk terminals, and chemical companies. Mr. Lanier has extensive knowledge of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permitting process as well as the local-level permit process.
Jeffry Mazzanti, P.E.
Mr. Mazzanti has over twenty-five years of experience in civil and structural engineering. He has been involved in the design, inspection, and analysis of marine structures worldwide. His focus has been marine facilities on inland waterways and coastal locations, including near-shore anchorages. Other professional experience includes inspection and structural design of industrial facilities and a variety of bridge designs and inspections. Some Key Projects completed include new marine liquid cargo docks; LNG marine terminal projects; near-shore anchorages and midstream moorings (Anchor Buoy Moorings); He’s also completed numerous projects for the repairs or renovation of marine cargo docks and a plethora of concept and feasibility studies for a variety of commercial and industrial clients.
Brad Frischhertz, P.E.
Mr. Frischhertz has a broad range of engineering design and project management experience. Since joining Lanier & Associates Consulting Engineers, Inc. in 2004, he has managed the permitting, design, and construction of many industrial marine and public port construction projects in the Southeastern United States. More recently, Mr. Frischhertz has taken on an expanded role which includes administrative duties such as personnel management, talent acquisition, strategic planning, and client development. His projects primarily involve inland marine design and port infrastructure improvement. Mr. Frischhertz specializes in site selection and concept development for new ship and barge docks. He particularly enjoys this aspect of his work and has been afforded the opportunity to develop many such Lanier projects.
Richard Mestayer, P.E.
Mr. Mestayer has a broad range of engineering design and project management experience in professional consulting. Since joining Lanier and Associates in 2003 he has managed the design and construction of many industrial marine public port projects in the United States. He successfully supervised and performed design of new construction projects, facility modification projects, and damage repair projects. He maintained project involvement from the initial client contract through the completion of construction. He coordinated efforts of the structural department along with mechanical, electrical, surveying and drafting department personnel to produce concise, constructible design concepts and accurate construction drawings and specifications.
Joe Jacquat, P.E.
Senior Vice President
Mr. Jacquat has practiced civil engineering of marine facilities for over thirty years with experience in research, development, and design of marine works. Specialty areas of practice include marine facility conceptual planning, expert witness testimony, steel and concrete structures, earth retaining structures, and analysis of marine structural systems. Mr. Jacquat design experience is vast ranging from cast-in-place and precast concrete structures to slope stability investigations, and expert testimony on marine facility structures. Mr. Jacquat has spent the last twenty-five years at Lanier serving as Project Manager, Project Engineer, Civil-Structural Department Manager and Principal-in-Charge for a multitude of marine facility projects around the world.
Mr. Cowart has a hand in coordinating project management, project development, conceptual design, detailed design, and drafting for a broad range of commercial and industrial projects. Major projects completed include several new, state-of-the-art, marine liquid cargo docks; Public Port general cargo wharves; numerous projects for the repairs or renovation of marine liquid cargo, dry bulk cargo, and general cargo docks; several new steel sheet-pile bulkheads; repairs to existing steel sheet-pile bulkheads; major dredging projects; and many engineering reports, master plan studies, cost estimates, berth utilization studies, and feasibility studies for a variety of commercial and industrial clients.
Tim Duncan, P.E.
Mr. Duncan has over thirty-five years of practical design engineering and engineering management experience. His expertise in the design of facilities requiring product transfers (liquids or dry bulk), as well as his ability to coordinate the efforts of various clients and engineering disciplines, allow Mr. Duncan to develop projects from the conceptual phase, through detailed design, and into final construction and start-up. His marine terminal experience includes hundreds of projects for a wide range of public and industrial clients. His specialties include the conceptual and final design of dry and liquid bulk handling facilities, equipment design/selection and layout, cost estimates, project development, preparation and administration of construction contracts, and project management.