Our People

RameshGunda_WEBRamesh Gunda, P.E., PTOE
President

Mr. Gunda is the founder and president of Gunda Corporation and has over 30 years of experience in engineering, planning and management focused on traffic and transportation. His proven expertise lies in the planning, design and implementation of infrastructure and mobility projects. As President, Mr. Gunda is dedicated to maintaining dependable and reliable client service and is committed to providing clients with expert results. Mr. Gunda specializes in transportation infrastructure funding, Major Investment Studies, ITS applications and traffic signal design, timing, operations and maintenance.

Education

  • Master of Science, Transportation Engineering, Oklahoma State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Osmania University

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Raj Tanwani, P.E.
Vice President

Mr. Tanwani has over 30 years of experience in the planning, design, construction and project management of water, wastewater, pump stations, drainage, storm water, sewer and roadway projects. Mr. Tanwani specializes in using high tech construction techniques including microtunneling and tunneling, and he has considerable experience in the construction and rehabilitation of underground utilities using trenchless technology. He has presented several papers at international conferences on trenchless technology and utility construction and has authored a manual on “Trenchless Construction Methods and Equipment”. He is the recipient of ASCE’s John O. Bickel award for the best paper in Construction Engineering and Management. Mr. Tanwani is the Director of the Civil/Program Management Department at Gunda Corporation.

Education

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering, Louisiana Tech University
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Delhi College of Engineering

Krueger colorDaniel W. Krueger, P.E.
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Krueger serves as the Chief Operating Officer and as a Senior Program Manager for Gunda Corporation.  With more than 35 years of leadership experience with large and complex organizations to accomplish public infrastructure missions, he is knowledgeable and skilled in management of planning, project/program development, engineering, construction, operation, and maintenance of infrastructure systems, as well as operational assessments, goal setting, team building, organizational quality, and effective employment of people and resources to accomplish desired results. Mr. Krueger has worked extensively with all levels of government.

Education

  • Master of Military Art & Science, Operations, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
  • Master of Science in Engineering, Construction Engineering Management, University of Michigan
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, U.S. Military Academy, West Point

Mike_WEBMichael Blasdel, P.E.
Director of Client Services

With nearly 35 years in the A/E/C community Mike’s progressive experience has ranged from staff engineering through organizational leadership with a focus leading teams in the delivery of infrastructure projects.  He is experienced in delivering private as well as public projects for local entities, States, and the Federal governments.

As Director of Client Services, Mike is responsible for leading Gunda’s client satisfaction process and making our service delivery transparent by setting goals with client leadership, assuring project communications are thorough and continual during the delivery of services, and following up afterwards to maintain full client service satisfaction.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Cincinnati

M. EretiMichael Ereti, P.E.
Traffic Engineering Manager

Mr. Ereti has over 17 years of experience in construction survey, traffic operation projects, roadway design projects, and highway capacity and safety research. Mr. Ereti specializes in traffic maintenance, traffic studies, transportation planning, and applied research in highway capacity and safety. He has participated in several traffic capacity and safety research efforts and has been published by Transportation Research Board (TRB) under the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP). He has also served as a research panel chair on several NCHRP research projects.  Mr. Ereti has served at City of Houston Traffic Operations Division as an Assistant Director in managing and maintaining traffic control devices (signals, signs and pavement markings).  Mr. Ereti is the Traffic Engineering Manager at Gunda Corporation.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Idaho
  • Associate of Science, Civil Engineering, Ricks College

James Koch, P.E.
Director of Transportation

Mr. Koch has over 34 years of experience in engineering, including leadership roles in implementing large-scale Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) transportation projects.  His past roles include TxDOT Director of Transportation in the Planning & Programming Division where he oversaw the development of the $78 billion Statewide Portfolio of projects, and TxDOT Houston Director of Transportation of Planning & Development where he led the implementation of over $3 billion in infrastructure improvements.  He has extensive knowledge of the complexities of large transportation programs & developing strategies to deliver these programs.  He has worked extensively with city, county, & other local jurisdictions to successfully fund & implement their projects & their integration into state facilities.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Rachel Lahasky, PHR, SHRM-CP
HR Manager

Ms. Lahasky has over 8 years of experience in the Human Resources field working in the hospitality and oil and gas industries.   As the HR Manager, she is responsible for all aspects of people and performance and is focused on talent acquisition and retention, in addition to talent and leadership development critical for advancing GUNDA’s vision.
Education

  • Master of Business Administration, Business Management, University of Houston
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Management/Human Resources, Louisiana State University

ReShane_WEBReShane Dawn-Fowler, MBA
Marketing Manager

Ms. Dawn-Fowler has over 30 years of experience providing business development, planning, coordinating, marketing policies and procedures, project management, program management and event planning to meet organizational objectives in the construction and engineering industry. As the Marketing Manager for Gunda Corporation, Ms. Dawn-Fowler works closely with the firm’s leadership to organize, create and produce marketing initiatives that reflect our innovative approach to our clients and potential customers.

Education

  • Master of Business Administration, Business Management/Marketing, Prairie A&M University
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Management, Prairie A&M University