Mission: To effectively and efficiently assure the quality of the materials used on the Maryland roadway system are designed, produced and placed to meet the system preservation, safety and environmental needs of the state's communities.
The Office of Materials Technology (OMT) is structured as follows:
Director's Office The Director's Office includes the Director, Deputy Directors and an Executive Administrative Assistant. The Director is responsible for the management of the office and serves as the State Materials Engineer for Maryland who reports directly to the Deputy Administrator of Operations/Chief Engineer. The two Deputy Directors serve as leaders for the two functional areas of OMT - Material Quality and Material Engineering.
Sejal Barot, Director 7450 Traffic Drive Hanover, Maryland 21076 Office 443-572-5037 Toll Free 866-926-8501 firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Frempong Deputy Director, Material Quality 7450 Traffic Drive Hanover, Maryland 21076 Office 443-572-5269 Toll Free 866-926-8501 EFrempong@sha.state.md.us
Eric Dougherty Deputy Director, Material Engineering 7450 Traffic Drive Hanover, Maryland 21076 Office 443-572-5036 Toll Free 866-926-8501 EDougherty@sha.state.md.us
Sherry Foster-McKnight Executive Administrative Assistant 7450 Traffic Drive Hanover, Maryland 21076 Office 443-572-5038 Toll Free 866-926-8501 SFosterMcKnight@sha.state.md.us
Materials Management Division - Material Quality The Materials Management Division is responsible for District support, Independent Assurance Audits and the Materials Management System development and implementation. The District support services will include the creation of four Area Materials Engineers, who are the first point of contact for District personnel on all material related matters. Statewide Access Permit Projects are also a part of the Material Management Division responsibilities. Project Material Clearance responsibilities will also come under this division.
Materials Management Division Woody Hood, Division Chief Office 443-572-5020 Toll Free 866-926-8501 WHood@sha.state.md.us
Asphalt, Concrete, and Soils and Aggregate Divisions - Material Quality Each division is responsible for Quality Assurance/Quality Control, Clearance and Acceptance of materials used in transportation facility construction.
Asphalt Technology Division Chandra Akisetty, Division Chief Office 443-572-5051 Toll Free 866-926-8501 CAkisetty@sha.state.md.us
Concrete Technology Division Vicki Stewart, Division Chief Office 443-572-5134 Toll Free 866-926-8501 VStewart@sha.state.md.us
Soils and Aggregate Technology Division Dan Sajedi, Division Chief Office 443-572-5162 Toll Free 866-926-8501 DSajedi@sha.state.md.us
Structural Materials and Pavement Markings Division - Material Quality The Structural Materials and Pavement Markings Division provides QC/QA inspection, testing and evaluation in both the laboratory and field for a full spectrum of materials and their fabrication and application (includes structural and reinforcing steel, complex coating systems, pavement marking materials and their application, and a wide variety of materials such as bridge bearings, fencing and bonding materials).
Structural Materials and Pavement Markings Division David Malburg, P. E., Division Chief Office 443-572-5298 Toll Free 866-926-8501 DMalburg@sha.state.md.us
Pavement and Geotechnical Division - Material Engineering The Pavement and Geotechnical Division is responsible for Pavement Design and Pavement Management. The division also provides Geotechnical Engineering services related to pavement and is SHA's Pavement Engineering resource for our construction and maintenance personnel.
Pavement and Geotechnical Division Geoff Hall, P. E., Division Chief Office 443-572-5067 Toll Free 866-926-8501 GHall1@sha.state.md.us
Engineering Geology Division - Material Engineering The Engineering Geology Division develops geotechnical designs for rock slopes and rock foundations; oversees subsurface investigations for structure foundations; carries out slope stability and settlement analyses for highway embankments; conducts groundwater contamination and quantity studies; reviews contractor blast designs; conducts seismic vibration studies; makes hazardous materials (HAZMAT) site assessments. The division is SHA's Geotechnical Engineering resource for our construction and maintenance personnel.
Engineering Geology Division Nathan Moore, Division Chief Office 443-572-5171 Toll Free 866-926-8501 NMoore@sha.state.md.us
Field Explorations Division - Material Engineering The Field Explorations Division is responsible for the testing and evaluation of our state highway infrastructure, as well as subsurface investigation (drilling) services.
Field Explorations Division William Adzimahe, Division Chief Office 443-572-5176 Toll Free 866-926-8501 WAdzimahe@sha.state.md.us
New Products and Research Team - Material Engineering The New Products and Research Team is responsible for deciding which new products and processes merit investigation and evaluation by the Administration. Upon completion of evaluation, the committee will document and publish its findings in the Maryland Products Evaluation Listing (MPEL) database and submit them with recommendations to the Chief Engineer for approval or disapproval relative to use, procedures, specification changes and policies.
New Products and Research Team Troy Davis, New Products Team Leader Office 443-572-5045 Toll Free 866-926-8501 TDavis5@sha.state.md.us
Administrative Group The Administrative Group supports the functions of OMT and assists the Hanover Complex where it is appropriate.
Human Resources - Christina GrodnitzkyOffice 443-572-5261 Toll Free 866-926-8501 CGrodnitzky@sha.state.md.us
Procurement & Finance Team Leader - Justin Hannie Office 443-572-5102 Toll Free 866-926-8501 JHannie@sha.state.md.us
Safety Manager - Steve Sandkuhler Office 443-572-5041 Toll Free 866-926-8501 SSandkuhler@sha.state.md.us
Performance Excellence Specialist / Unit Training Coordinator - Vanessa HowardOffice 443-572-5093 Toll Free 866-926-8501 VHoward@sha.state.md.us
707 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3601
Main Business Line – 410-545-0300
Safety Campaigns – 1-800-323-6742
For emergencies, call MDOT SHA's Statewide Operations Center at 410-582-5650.
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