Neel-Schaffer adds two engineers to Louisiana offices

Neel-Schaffer, Inc., is pleased to announce that Roy Thomas, PE, and Ryan Waldron, PE, have joined the firm in Louisiana, bolstering the firm’s expertise in water, wastewater, hydraulics and hydrology services and coastal engineering.

Thomas has a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering. He has over 16 years of consulting experience in flood protection, water treatment and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, civil site design, drainage, and other water resources projects.

“We are excited to have Roy Thomas join the Neel-Schaffer team in Louisiana,” said Jerry Trumps, a Senior Vice President who manages Neel-Schaffer’s Southwest Region. “Roy’s experience and expertise in water and wastewater will add significant strength to our existing team as we continue to serve our clients in the Southwest Region and the company as a whole.”

Thomas will work in Neel-Schaffer’s Mandeville office.


Waldron has a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering. He is a Certified Project Manager and has certifications in

Scour at Highway Bridges, Stream Stability Factors and Concepts, Shallow Water Waves, and Nearshore

Wave Modeling.

“Ryan’s expertise in hydrology and hydraulics engineering, as well as his coastal engineering experience, will provide Neel-Schaffer with added specific expertise along the Gulf Coast,” said Trumps. “This added team strength will play a significant role in our current work with the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, as well as other clients in the Southwest Region and company-wide.”

Waldron will work in the company’s New Orleans office.

In addition to Mandeville and New Orleans, Neel-Schaffer’s other Louisiana offices are in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and Shreveport. The firm has 32 other offices and operates in eight other states.