ABOUT AWB ENGINEERS

AWB Engineers was planned long before Andrew W. Booth, P.E., organized it as a Professional Engineering Design Company that focused primarily on the support of contractors and complex design projects for manufacturing clients. After receiving Bachelor's and Master's degrees focusing on Structural Engineering, Mr. Booth worked for a number of defense and aerospace organizations that were doing state of the art design and computerized structural analysis from 1964 through 1973. In July 1973, after becoming a registered Civil Structural Engineer, Andrew Booth became Vice President of Carroll Engineering Company, a structural engineering company headquartered in Baltimore, and opened their branch office in Salisbury that fall. In April 1977, he also founded the Moducrete Corporation in Delmar, Delaware; a prestressed concrete company that produced concrete double tees that were used as walls and roof panels.

MEET OUR PRINCIPALS

Matthew R. Smith, Structural Engineer

Mr. Smith is a structural engineer who started with the firm in 1994. He is a professional engineer and is currently licensed in the states of Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. His areas of focus include project management and structural design of steel, concrete, masonry and timber buildings. Mr. Smith is the President of the firm and is a member of the firm's Board of Directors.

Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Smith is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers and is certified by the Structural Engineering Certification Board.

Mr. Smith lives in Salisbury with his wife Nikki and their 9 children. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching youth sports, is an active member in his church, and is involved in various community organizations.

G. Matthew Drew, Mechanical Engineer

Mr. Drew is a mechanical engineer who started with the firm in 2001. He is a professional engineer and is currently licensed in the states of Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Maryland, Minnesota and Virginia. His areas of focus include site design, HVAC systems, plumbing and piping design for building, manufacturing systems layout, and project management. Mr. Drew is a member of the firm's Board of Directors and holds the position of Executive Vice President.

He was previously employed for eight years as the plant engineer for VPI Mirrex in Salisbury. He has had over 25 years experience working as a plant and machinery design engineer for such manufacturing industries as General Motors, Sherwin Williams, and Solo Cup Corporation.

Mr. Drew holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a Machinery Design Specialty from Kettering University (formerly GMI Engineering & Management Institute.) He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers..

Mr. Drew lives in Salisbury with his wife Melissa and their daughters Ellen and Anna. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, running, boating, home brewing and community service.

John R. Shahan, Structural Engineer

Mr. Shahan is a structural engineer who started with the firm in 1986. He is a professional engineer and is currently licensed in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee. His areas of focus include poultry processing and related facilities including cold storage warehouses. Mr. Shahan is a member of the firm's Board of Directors and holds the positions of Secretary & Treasurer.

Mr. Shahan has over thirty years experience in project management and engineering design. His responsibilities have focused on the design and layout of food processing and food distribution facilities. Mr. Shahan's experience as a Plant Engineer gives him valuable insight into production demands and limitations of a food processing and distribution plant. In 1988, Mr. Shahan was registered as a Mechanical Engineer and has experience in controlling and maintaining plant environments (i.e. HVAC and Refrigeration Design).

Mr. Shahan holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering from Virginia Tech. He is a member of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers.

Mr. Shahan lives in Allen, Maryland with his wife Lisa. He is a church member and trustee, Lions Club member and Boy Scout leader and in his spare time he enjoys hunting and fishing.

Layne S. Bynum, Architect

Mr. Bynum is an architect who started with the firm in 1994. He is a registered architect and is currently licensed in the state of Maryland. His areas of focus include project management and the architectural design of commercial, industrial, and municipal facilities. Mr. Bynum is a member of the firm's Board of Directors.

Mr. Bynum has over twenty years of experience in architectural design, technical documentation, and project management. During this time, the diverse nature of his design work has included regional product distribution facilities, industrial and manufacturing facilities, automotive dealerships, religious facilities, banquet centers, fire stations, retail establishments, and professional office buildings.

Mr. Bynum holds an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Architectural Engineering Technology from Delaware Tech. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Association of Licensed Architects, the International Code Council, the Construction Specification Institute, and the National Fire Protection Association.

Mr. Bynum lives in Allen with his wife Angela and their son, Logan. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, serving in his church, and volunteering as a firefighter in Wicomico and Prince George's County, Maryland.

Matthew M. Morgan, Mechanical Engineer

Mr. Morgan is a Mechanical Engineer who started with the firm in 2004. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional and has been since 2009. Mr. Morgan is a member of the firmís Board of Directors.

Mr. Morgan has over eleven years of experience in Plumbing and HVAC Design and Project Management of Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing projects. His design work includes industrial and manufacturing facilities, pharmaceutical facilities, professional office buildings, fire stations, hotel facilities, automotive dealerships, product distribution, and warehouse facilities. He also assists clients with implementation of energy efficient and sustainable building practices to obtain LEED Certification for commercial projects.

Mr. Morgan holds a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland College Park and a Bachelors in Physics from Salisbury University. He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) as well as the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE).

Mr. Morgan lives in Salisbury with his wife Sarah and daughter, Lily. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, trying new restaurants and attending various sporting events.