[MUSIC PLAYING] EJ BARBEN: My name is EJ Barben. I’m a geotechnical project engineer at the Gannett Fleming Camp Hill office. I was always one of those kids that played in the sandbox and that played with LEGOs growing up, and I just like to create things. So designing and building stuff, that seemed right up my alley.
If I had the chance to talk to Farley Gannett, I’d be curious to know what kind of engineer Farley Gannett was. What was his passion? Was he an earth guy? Was he a structure guy?
It’d be also kind of neat to pick his brain. Because when you look at the technology they had a hundred years ago, they didn’t have computers. They don’t have calculators. Everything was done by hand. Like, the dams that I’m working on, Elmhurst Dam up in Scranton, that’s all cut stone. It’s fascinating sometimes how they were able to build structures back then. So I just think it’d be kind of cool to compare the two areas with them.
What I think Gannett Fleming needs to do to be relevant, I think they need to stay on the cutting edge. I’d like to see more young people get involved. Getting that energy into the job, finding people that are passionate that enjoy what they do, because I think if you keep that energy, then you’ll keep the passion. And when you have that energy and that passion, you’re going to continue to innovate and amaze your clients.