Meet The Team2017-11-08T16:11:02+00:00


Christine E. Franklin

Ms. Franklin has over 23 years of experience as a civil and environmental engineer managing a variety of environmental and construction projects.  She directs the firm to accomplish its Mission of Delivering the Best Value to its Clients. From assisting clients in the formulation of their projects, to managing procurement programs, to serving as Engineer-of-Record, Ms. Franklin is in charge of ensuring that the firm fulfills its obligations to its stakeholders – clients, employees and to the community.  Ms. Franklin is responsible for articulating project objectives overseeing the procurement on major contracts, and developing standards and guidelines. She negotiates critical and controversial issues, monitors project schedules and budgets, and manages risks.

Gabino Cuevas

Mr. Cuevas has 31 years of experience with environmental assessments and remediation. As the CEO for CEI, Mr. Cuevas oversees the Engineering and Sciences Division that encompasses Engineers, Scientists, Geologists, and Field Technicians. In addition, Mr. Cuevas handles client relations for major clients, including US Army Corp of Engineers, Miami-Dade County, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., The South Florida Water Management District and The City of Miami. His responsibilities have included the pursuit, award, and managing of the environmental contracts.

Mr. Cuevas’ specific areas of expertise include environmental site audits, underground storage tank management, contamination assessments, initial remedial activities, and remedial system designs and implementation. He also has experience in the design of soil vapor extraction, air stripping treatment, carbon adsorption, chemical oxidation and non-conventional treatment systems.

Alex E. Sanchez

Mr. Sanchez has 20 years of experience in design, construction and construction management with a focus in fuel systems and civil/heavy construction. Mr. Sanchez is responsible for Construction operations at CEI, including a variety of Construction Professionals and Field Personnel. He is a Professional Engineer (PE), certified LP Gas Installer “A”, Pollutant Storage System Contractor (PSSC), General Contractor (GC), Underground & Excavation Contractor (CUC) in the State of Florida, and a PU Fuel Distribution Contractor in the State of North Carolina. His qualifications and experience allow him to perform the repair, modification, removal or installation of virtually all types of underground and aboveground fuel (liquid and gaseous) systems, and other utilities.

He has considerable experience working on projects for Municipal Government agencies, the Federal Government, as well as other Public and Private Entities.

Amanuel Worku:

As a Vice President at CEI, Mr. Worku is primarily responsible for managing large-scale environmental remediation, airport bulk fuel storage and distribution system, and construction-related projects.  He is especially selected to handle high-profile and highly technical projects, and those requiring his unique combination of knowledge, experience, patience and ability to transform “difficult” projects into successful ventures. Mr. Worku has established many key professional relationships during the last 15 years managing Professional Services Agreement for Groundwater, Surface Water & Soil Contamination Cleanup Services for Miami-Dade County Facilities. Over this period, he has interfaced successfully with many agencies, negotiated the most cost effective solutions for cleaning up contaminated properties, and presented Best Value solutions to his Clients.

Jeffrey S. Northrup:

Mr. Northrup has experience managing a wide range of Phase I, II and III site assessments and investigations, hazardous waste management and disposal, environmental permit acquisition, remediation involving large scale groundwater treatment, soil excavation and in-situ soil treatment. Mr. Northrup also has experience managing analytical laboratories, conducting QA/QC audits, and implementing QA procedures.

As Vice President of Sciences, Mr. Northrup is the immediate supervisor of the professional and paraprofessional staff. He is responsible for ensuring they receive adequate training, instruction, supervision and mentorship to effectively perform their duties. He also directly manages major contracts and clients by combining experience, expertise, judgment and sound fiscal practices to ensure that all projects are completed within budget and in accordance with approved regulatory permits. Mr. Northrup also serves as an Expert Witness for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Miami-Dade County Attorney Office.