About CDG Engineers
CDG Engineers, Inc. is a full service, multidiscipline professional services organization with capabilities in civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as architecture. Services include planning, engineering and architectural design, and construction administration. CDG works in the fields of infrastructure, power, mining, and industrial.
CDG Engineers was established in 1992 as part of a re-organization of a firm that was originally founded in 1941 as Neal J. Campbell Consulting Engineers. Today CDG Engineers has approximately seventy personnel located in two offices. CDG’s headquarters is located in the southwestern part of the City of St. Louis (in the “Hill” neighborhood) in a building known as Campbell Plaza. The building is owned by several stockholders of CDG and this ownership enables the company to expand as the need for additional staff develops. CDG also has a small satellite office located in Sheridan, Wyoming to serve the needs of our mining clients located in the Powder River Basin.
Resources include up-to-date CADD Systems and Software Capabilities in AutoCAD and Microstation for Design, 3D Modeling, Animations, Visualization Graphics, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Building Information Management (BIM), etc…
Today CDG Engineers has approximately seventy personnel in total as part of their company spread between both their St. Louis and Sheridan offices. Here are a few of CDG’s founders and longtime team members.
Richard D. Lodewyck, P.E.
President of CDG Engineers and Founding Principal
Richard D. Lodewyck, P.E. is the President of CDG Engineers and the founding Principal of the firm. Rick has been an engineering consultant since leaving Peabody Coal Company in 1986. Rick received a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and he also received a Master of Business Administration. Rick is registered as a professional engineer in 12 states and he specializes in the design of bulk material handling projects, river terminals and rail terminals.
Glenn A. Smith, P.E.
Associate Principal and Infrastructure Market Segment Leader
Glenn A. Smith, P.E. is an Associate Principal and Infrastructure Market Segment Leader. Glenn’s career has spanned more than 35 years and he has provided civil and structural engineering expertise for local, regional and national projects. In the area of surface transportation, he has provided specialized structural engineering and project management services for various types of bridge and parking structures, culverts and highway improvement projects. In his career, has been responsible for the engineering and design of over 100 bridges and associated roadway improvements. He has also provided valuable leadership to such technical organizations as the American Public Works Association. Glenn is a graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia with a degree in Civil Engineering.
Gregory E. Brunkhorst, A.I.A., LEED AP
Principal, Manager of Industrial Facilities and the Industrial Market Segment Leader
Gregory E. Brunkhorst, A.I.A., LEED AP is a Principal, Manager of Industrial Facilities and the Industrial Market Segment Leader. Greg is a professional architect with 30+ years of building and structures experience, as well as an extensive background on public work and infrastructure improvement projects for municipal clients. His expertise includes architectural programming, A/E design functions and construction phase services work on a wide range of municipal, industrial, institutional and commercial projects. He is a graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in Architecture.
Ronald E. Destefano, P.E.
Principal, Officer Manager of the Sheridan, Wyoming Office and Mining Marketing Segment Leader
Ronald E. Destefano, P.E. is a Principal, Officer Manager of the Sheridan, Wyoming office and Mining Marketing Segment Leader. He is mine planning, permitting, bulk materials handling and transportation specialist with more than 25 years of raw minerals handling experience, as well as expertise in the development of mine sites and facilities and industrial equipment installation work. He is a graduate of the University of Wyoming with a degree in Civil Engineering.
Jerry (Jay) L. Ellington, P.E.
Principal, Safety Officer, Director of Marketing and the Electric Utility Market Segment Leader at CDG
Jerry (Jay) L. Ellington, P.E. is a Principal, Safety Officer, Director of Marketing and the Electric Utility Market Segment Leader at CDG. He has more than 25 years of experience providing electrical engineering to utility and mining companies for capital improvement, O&M projects, and equipment upgrades. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville with a degree in Electrical Engineering.