Our Team

Shayne Brashear - President

Shayne Brashear is one of the co-founders and President of CSI. He oversees all operational and financial activities for the company.

Mr. Brashear has integrated his knowledge and experience to lead the day-to-day critical services for CSI. He is responsible for the management and has the necessary vision to ensure that the company has proper operational controls, financial controls, administrative reporting procedures, and systems in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency.

In addition, Mr. Brashear oversees all construction activities for CSI. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in implementing construction services, QA/QC programs and performing geotechnical laboratory testing and Special Inspection services. He has a long record of successfully managing and developing field investigation programs, performing and overseeing field-testing services on a variety of projects throughout the geotechnical, civil, environmental and construction/engineering industry. As the construction services leader, he maintains quality as a primary goal, setting the example with over 15 personal industry certifications including NICET Level IV and a Master of Special Inspections (MSI).

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His specific areas of expertise include; shallow foundations, drilled piers, auger cast and driven pile foundations, ground/site improvement (geosynthetics, lime/soil-cement, and pre-loading), special inspections and construction materials testing for soil, masonry, asphalt, concrete, structural steel and fireproofing, floor profiling for industrial floor flatness and levelness, structural assessment and structural troubleshooting and landfill QA/QC. He has worked on construction projects in 14 states under almost every site condition known. Mr. Brashear is recognized as a leader in the landfill construction testing industry for Solid Waste, Power Facilities and Superfund sites.

Mr. Brashear’s experience and knowledge of geotechnical engineering along with his strategic planning, risk management, and technical support staff development has helped evolve CSI into a recognized leader in the industry.

Bruce Hatcher, PE - Chief Engineer

Mr. Hatcher is an Associate Owner of the Lexington, Kentucky office. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, both from the University of Kentucky. Joining CSI in January 2010 as the Chief Engineer, he is responsible for the overall direction of the corporation and the assurance of high-quality engineering service to the clients. Mr. Hatcher provides support for projects requiring expertise in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, and inspection services as well as environmental engineering studies.

Mr. Hatcher has extensive experience in the fields of civil and geotechnical engineering, construction engineering, materials testing and analysis. His primary experience includes technical direction of geotechnical engineering projects, geotechnical field investigations, and analyses for numerous public and private sector clients. Much of his geotechnical engineering experience has been gained from working on projects in the areas of dam design and evaluation, shallow and deep foundation systems, earthworks and site development, soil improvement techniques, sinkhole investigation, pavement design, and various pipeline projects, including the use of trenchless technologies. Other project experience includes the management of Quality Assurance/Quality Control activities. Predominant project experience includes levee, embankment, and other large projects of similarity.

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He has also worked on numerous large retaining walls and floodwalls. He has successfully completed geotechnical explorations and geotechnical design work on many of the larger utility and infrastructure projects in the Ohio and Tennessee River Valleys. He holds Engineering licenses in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Indiana, and Arkansas.

Mr. Hatcher’s expertise, talent, and strategic understanding of the geotechnical engineering industry is a much-needed strength as we advance our presence and expand our services.

E. John Hansen - Vice President

Mr. Hansen is an Associate Owner of the Cincinnati Ohio office. He holds a Business Administration degree from the University of Cincinnati. Joining CSI in December 2012 and now serving as the  Director of Projects for CSI, he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of CSI's projects to ensure the quality is being performed at a high standard, with the professional experience that our clients rely upon.

Mr. Hansen brings over 21 years of construction materials testing and International Building Code (IBC) Special Inspection experience. He has managed large projects throughout Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, New York, Florida, Illinois, West Virginia, and California. His experience is derived from all types of materials, including both laboratory and field materials testing for landfill systems, structures, earthwork compaction, cement and lime stabilization of soils, auger cast and driven pile foundations, drilled pier foundations, cast-in-place concrete evaluations, masonry walls, asphalt pavements, structural steel, cold-formed metal, sprayed-on fireproofing, roofing systems, foundation waterproofing, epoxy anchor tension, floor flatness and levelness and other tests as required. His experience also includes providing landfill Quality Assurance and Control services on projects throughout Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, and Indiana.

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Mr. Hansen has managed and performed laboratory testing services for Standard& Modified Proctors for clay, aggregate, fly ash, and lime stabilized materials; Atterberg Limits; California Bearing Ratio (CBR) testing; Gradation testing of clay and aggregate materials; hydrometer, soil permeability, unconfined compressive strength, soil classification, moisture content, relative density, consolidation, direct shear, and specific gravity; Concrete; concrete compressive strength testing; concrete flexural strength testing; concrete maturity testing, asphalt extraction, and gradations; PVC and GCL liner.

Mr. Hansen’s strengths include working with the client through multi-level communications during the project to assure the anticipated deliverable is met. This is a critical component necessary to solidify client relationships.

Ken Hanna - Vice President

Mr. Hanna an Associate Owner of the Cincinnati Ohio office. He brings over 25 years of experience in the construction materials testing and special inspections fields to Team CSI. He serves as Director of Projects for CSI’s operations. He is responsible for the management of the construction materials laboratory, construction testing, and special inspection services performed by our special inspections and construction materials testing services group.

Mr. Hanna also serves as Senior Project Manager and over the course of his career, he has managed Quality Control and Quality Assurance for a large range of projects in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. Ken has managed CQA/QA testing and performed testing and inspection services for all types of materials, including both laboratory and field materials testing for landfill systems, structures, earthwork compaction, cement and lime stabilization of soils, auger cast and driven pile foundations, drilled pier foundations, cast-in-place concrete evaluations, masonry walls, asphalt pavements, structural steel, cold-formed metal, sprayed-on-fireproofing, roofing systems, foundation waterproofing, epoxy anchor tension, floor flatness and levelness and other tests as required.

Mr. Hanna is committed to providing the client with the same values that he has provided over the last 25 years. He places great value in listening to clients, understanding their needs, and respecting their requests. 

He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Cincinnati.

Joe Burkhardt, PE - Vice President

Mr. Burkhardt is an Associate Owner of the Cincinnati, Ohio office. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky. Joining CSI in May of 2014, he serves as the Director of Engineering CSI’s operations.

Mr. Burkhardt brings over 16 years of experience in the fields of construction materials engineering and geotechnical engineering fields. He is recognized as an expert in retaining structure design and problem soil sites. He has performed engineering consulting services on a variety of projects, including commercial-, industrial-, and government-owned geotechnical site evaluations, shallow- and deep foundation systems analyses and design, roadway, and pavement system design and analyses, embankment analyses and design, slope stability analyses, settlement monitoring programs, instrumentation programs, and geophysical explorations. He holds Engineering licenses in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Maryland, and West Virginia.

Mr. Burkhardt’s expertise and creativity in solving project problems over the years has given him a deep appreciation of how to improve the quality of life for our region, one project at a time.

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