GEI Consultants, a geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms, has hired Steven Thorne, P.E., D.GE as a senior consultant in its Montclair, New Jersey office. With over 25 years of experience, Thorne’s specialties include geotechnical engineering and geo-environmental consulting.

A Board Certified Geotechnical Engineer (D.GE) with the Academy of Geo-Professionals, Thorne’s areas of geotechnical expertise include deep foundations, soft ground construction, slope stability, ground improvement and seismic evaluation. His geo-environmental experience includes site investigations, remedial investigations and remedial action work.

Reporting to Fred Johnson, Atlantic Region manager and Matthew Levinson, P.E., senior environmental engineer and the Montclair office branch manager, Thorne will serve as senior geotechnical practice leader, focusing his efforts primarily on New York and New Jersey while servicing select national clients. Thorne has more than 25 years of geotechnical engineering experience in the region.

“We’ve known Steve for years and have always been very impressed by his technical reputation,” says Johnson. “As our technical practice continues to grow, we began searching for an individual with the right mix of experience, knowledge, and industry reputation. We are fortunate to add Steve to our East Coast team.” Thorne, who received his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, is a registered professional engineer in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

GEI’s multi-disciplined team of engineers and scientists deliver geotechnical, environmental, water resources and ecological solutions to diverse clientele nationwide. For more information, visit the firm’s website at