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Category Archives: Outstanding Service Award Recipients

2016 Outstanding Service Award: Richard S. Prentice

The Delaware Valley Engineers Week Committee of the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia is proud to recognize Richard Prentice for his Outstanding Service to Engineering. Richard began his engineering career with the Pennsylvania Department of Highways (now PennDOT) in 1968 as a Bridge Engineer. During his 36 years in public service at PennDOT, he advanced from […]

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2015 Outstanding Service Award: Barbara C. Faust

Barbara Faust was nominated by the Society of Women Engineers, Philadelphia Section, with the following statement: “Barbara Faust has made exceptional contributions to both engineering and the community continuously throughout her life.  She is a noteworthy role model for future generations of engineers.  Barb is a steadfast member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), […]

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2015 Outstanding Service Award: Peter M. Silverberg, PE

The Delaware Valley Engineers Week Committee of the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia is proud to recognize Peter M. Silverberg, PE for his Outstanding Service to the Community. Peter is the type of volunteer that every society dreams to have.  Not only does he play a critical role in publishing the IEEE, Philadelphia Section monthly newsletter, […]

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2014 Outstanding Service Award: Ruben D. David, PE

The Delaware Valley Engineers Week Committee of the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia is proud to recognize Ruben D. David, PE for his Outstanding Service to the Community. Humble BeginningsBorn in Marikina, Philippines, David was the seventh of eight children. He worked full-time to pay for college, attending evening and summer classes.  In 1976, his hard […]

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2013 Outstanding Service Award: Michael P. Venuto, PE, PLS

Michael Venuto, PE, PLS has been a dedicated public service employee at the DRPA for 12 years, starting as a Senior Engineer in December 2000, rising to Manager of Port Projects in July 2005, followed by Manager of Planning and Design in April 2006, Acting Director of the Port of Philadelphia and Camden in September 2008, and has served as Chief Engineer/Director of Engineering since February 2010. As Chief Engineer, Michael oversees the approximately $1 Billion 5-year capital program ensuring that DRPA/PATCO’s assets are kept safe, secure and serviceable for the traveling public. These assets include the Betsy Ross Bridge, Benjamin Franklin Bridge, Walt Whitman Bridge, Commodore Barry Bridge, and PATCO.

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