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Environmental engineer

Leo Francis Peters, American Environmental engineer. Registered profile engineer, Massachusetts, N.H.; diplomate American Academy Environmental Engineers. Named Young Engineer of Year Massachusetts Society Professional Engineers.

Background

Peters, Leo Francis was born on August 14, 1937 in Melrose, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Joseph Leander and Mary Gertrude (Phalen) Peters.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, 1960. Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, 1966. Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1989.

Career

Junior engineer New York Department Transportation, Albany, 1960-1961. Chief engineer John M. Cashman, Weymouth, Massachusetts, 1961-1962. Project engineer Metcalf & Eddy, Inc., Boston, 1962-1965, Weston & Sampson, Boston, 1965-1967, associate, 1967-1970, partner, 1970-1976.

Executive vice president Weston & Sampson Engineers, Inc., 1976-1982, president, Chief Executive Officer Wakefield and Peabody, 1982-1999, chairman, 1999—2002, chairman emeritus, since 2002. Treasurer Engineering Center, 1991—1993. Member corporation Northeastern University, Boston, since 1992, director national council, since 1993.

Treasurer Engineering Center Education Trust, 1992—1994, chairman, 1994—1995.

Achievements

  • Registered professional engineer, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, diplomate, American Academy Environmental Engineers.

Membership

Member Designer Selection Panel, Massachusetts School Building Authority, since 2010. Clerk, member Melrose (Massachusetts) Planning Board, 1969—1991. Member Conservation Commission, 2003—2006, Designer Selection Board Commonwealth Massachusetts, 2004—2010, vice chair, 2006—2007, chair, 2007—2010, member, since 2010.

Board director Environmental Business Council New England, 1997—2002. Fellow: American Council Engineering Companies (vice president 1995-1996, senior vice president 1996-1997, president 1999—2000). Member: American Society of Civil Engineers (life), Boston Society Civil Engineers (honorary life), New England Water Works Association (honorary life) 1989-1990, American Council Engineering Councils New England 1990-1991, Water Environmental Federation, American Public Works Association, American Water Works Association.

Connections

Married Joan Catherine Anderson, May 20, 1961. Children: Elizabeth M., Susan J., Carolyn A., Jennifer L.

father:
Joseph Leander Peters

mother:
Mary Gertrude (Phalen) Peters

spouse:
Joan Catherine Anderson

child:
Elizabeth M. Peters

child:
Susan J. Peters

child:
Carolyn A. Peters

child:
Jennifer L. Peters