Chief Executive Officer
Tom is the CEO and founder of Milnes Engineering & Construction. Throughout his career, he has devoted nearly 48 years to developing and sustaining a professional civil and environmental engineering design practice and 43 years to the operation of a general construction business. In addition to company management and leadership responsibilities, he has focused on water and wastewater facilities design as well as construction for industry, institutions, governments, and private developers.
Evolving from his research and university education from both Cornell and Penn State University Tom has maintained state-of-art knowledge in biological wastewater treatment technologies including nutrient removal, membrane filtration, process control, and sludge management. These technologies are part of our company skill set and are routinely employed in our projects dedicated to improving water quality in the New York City water supply system and the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Having both engineering and construction personnel in-house creates a team that is highly suited for the design-build method of project delivery. This continues to be a valuable service to our private clients.
Tom is a licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and New York State, as well as a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers (Life Member), the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association, and Vistage CEO Group.
Tom believes the companies are an important community asset and encourages employees to volunteer and actively participate in community service and sports organizations. Tom also enjoys being with his grandchildren, farming, gardening, and preserving the harvest.
• PhD Civil and Environmental Engineering with minor in Operations Research, Cornell University
• MS Sanitary Engineering, Penn State University
• BS Civil and Sanitary Engineering, Penn State University