John E. Dingeldein, PE provides consulting and project management expertise in the areas foundations, site development, fills, and construction materials including concrete, floor toppings, blending of materials, and coatings. John has 40 years of geotechnical and materials engineering experience including laboratory testing procedures and drilling operations and is currently SME’s regional manager for the Cleveland area. His true passion is solving technical materials problems and developing creative solutions for difficult site conditions for clients; often helping to put projects back on track both in time and in budget.

John has BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University specializing in geotechnical engineering. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio and Wisconsin. John is also a retired US Navy Civil Engineering Corps officer serving with the “Seabees” in both Battalion and Brigade commands during his career and is a member of the American Legion.

John has been involved in the American Society of Civil Engineers since college. He is also a member of ACI, ASTM, and NACE. He has written papers on compaction, permeability, and corrosion of retaining wall anchored tendons. During his career, John has also presented discussions on concrete, soils, and sustainable materials.

In addition to his work, John enjoys working with his hands creating works of art from metal, wood, and concrete. He likes to camp, ride his bike, and play golf. He is an active member of his church working as the sound engineer for 22 years. His greatest joy right now is spending time with his wife and grandchildren.