C.W. McGehee – President
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C. W. McGehee, president of McGehee Engineering Corp. started the firm in 1989 after having gained extensive experience in the Mining Engineering Field. He is a registered professional engineer currently licensed in Alabama and Georgia, with an inactive license in Tennessee. He has over thirty years experience in Mining, Regulatory Permitting and General Civil Engineering. He has extensive experience in water quality assessment, erosion and sediment control planning and avoidance, reserve evaluations, roadway designs, soil embankments, site plans, recreation parks, mining operations and mine planning. He currently serves on the Environmental Committee of the Alabama Coal Association. His commitment to finding solutions to environmental issues has been displayed by his enormous investment in MEC’s state of the art environmental/biological/chemical laboratory.

Sanford Hendon – Vice President
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Sanford Hendon, a registered professional engineer licensed in the State of Alabama with over thirty years’ experience in Mining and General Civil Engineering. He has extensive experience in reserve evaluations, mine planning and permitting, roadway relocations, stream relocations, roadway design, and heavy equipment operations. Sanford is also a Qualified Hydrologist State of Alabama and he is knowledgeable in various analysis software packages.

Stephen Blankenship – Environmental
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Stephen Blankenship, Environmental Engineering Department Manager a Certified Environmental Specialist with McGehee Engineering Corp. has over twenty years of experience in testing and construction inspection with extensive in-depth experience in Clean Water Act Permitting. He has experience, training and expertise in Wetland Delineation, Stream Assessment and Restoration, Stream Identification and Classification, Water Quality Assessment, Erosion and Sediment Control Planning, Boundary Surveying, Topographic Surveys, Global Positioning System (GPS) Surveys and Completed Training in Vegetation for Stream Restoration and Natural Stream Channel Design. He also has training and certifications in Threatened and Endangered Species Survey and Bat Acoustical Survey and Analysis. In addition he currently serves as IT Manager for MEC and is knowledgeable in Laboratory Information Management System Software, various computer aided drafting, modeling and analysis software packages and various stream assessment protocols.

Bobby Usher – Mining 
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Robert Usher, a registered professional engineer licensed in Alabama, Kentucky and West Virginia is also a Professional Surveyor licensed in the State of Alabama. Bobby acquires over thirty years of extensive engineering experience in civil engineering, mining, and mining related fields. He has worked on many different engineering projects from inception to completion. Surveying experience includes underground mine, boundary, quantity, topographic, roadway, subsidence and GPS surveys.

Bradley Simmons – Mining 
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Bradley Simmons, a Registered Professional Engineer with McGehee Engineering Corp. licensed in the State of Alabama has experience in in Mining, General Civil Engineering, roadway construction, and site design.

Zac McGehee – Environmental 
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Zac McGehee, a Registered Professional Engineer with McGehee Engineering Corp, licensed in the State of Alabama, has experience in water quality, construction materials testing, and construction inspection. Zac has gained extensive knowledge and experience in Stream Identification and Classification as well as Stream Assessment, Design and Restoration. In addition Zac is knowledgeable in various design software packages and stream assessment protocols. Zac has experience in storm sewer design as well as highway construction managment and design.

Barry Kirkpatrick – Laboratory
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Barry Kirkpatrick, a Chemist has over thirty years’ experience in technical management associated with laboratory, environmental, and the coal industry. He has extensive experience in materials blending and data systems development. During the course of his career, he has developed systems to optimize chemical treatment in effluent environmental control in mining and optimize chemical usage in plant production systems.

Jared Johnsey – Construction
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Jared Johnsey, a Registered Professional Engineer with McGehee Engineering Corp. licensed in the State of Alabama has experience in in Mining, General Civil Engineering, roadway construction, and site design. Jared currently oversees various construction projects.

Wes Lamon – Biology
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Wes Lamon, a Biologist who holds a Bachelor Degree in Biological Science from the University of Alabama has over ten years of experience in water quality testing, toxicity testing with experience in field evaluation and lab analysis. Wes has had training and experience in Wetland Delineation and Plant Identification. Wes also has extensive experience in performing habitat surveys for various threatened and endangered species.

Jordan McGehee – Construction 
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Jordan McGehee, a Registered Professional Engineer with McGehee Engineering Corp. licensed in the State of Alabama has experience in water quality, construction materials testing, construction inspection and roadway design.  Jordan McGehee has certification and training in Threatened and Endangered Species surveys, and has training and experience in acoustical bat call analyzation.  Jordan is a registered pilot that specializes in drone surveying, digital terrain models, orthomosaic raster aerial imaging, as well as a many other geospatial mapping applications.

Hancel Cox – Surveying
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Hancel Cox, a Professional Surveyor licensed in the State of Alabama has extensive surveying experience in mining and mining related fields. He has worked on many different surveying projects from inception to completion. Surveying experience includes surface mine, underground mine, boundary, quantity, topographic, subsidence, roadway, construction and GPS surveys.

Jeff Aldridge – Mining 
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Jeff Aldridge, is a Registered Professional Engineer with McGehee Engineering Corp. licensed in the State of Alabama with over twenty-five years’ experience in in Mining, General Civil Engineering has extensive experience in mine planning, design and reserve estimates, design and construction of mine infrastructure, design and construction of MSHA slurry impoundments and rock dumps, coal prep plant operation, heavy equipment operations and general construction.  He is knowledgeable in various computer aided drafting and analysis software packages

Brad Youngblood – Environmental 
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Brad Youngblood, a Registered Professional Engineer with McGehee Engineering Corp. licensed in the State of Alabama, has experience in water quality, construction materials testing, and construction inspection. Brad has gained extensive knowledge and experience in Stream Identification and Classification as well as Stream Assessment, Design and Restoration. In addition Brad is knowledgeable in various design software packages and stream assessment protocols.

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McGehee Engineering Corp. is recognized as a multi-disciplined consulting firm providing mining, environmental, civil, geotechnical, analytical and specialized expertise to a broad range of clients. We are noted for the overall technical quality of our work, and equally, our responsiveness to our clients’ needs and interests. Our reputation reflects excellence in our areas of practice, the professionalism of our staff, and our commitment to provide Superior Client Service. As such, we provide a client-focused, solution-directed approach to our work with the goal to meet the complete needs of our clients and become your Consultant of Choice. We understand that our ability to distinguish ourselves results as much from applying high quality engineering, scientific, biological, and project management skills as from being excellent listeners, proactive communicators and timely with our solutions. We can combine many other in-house services, from surveying to construction inspection and testing, to provide a product from start to finish. Our goal is to design and maintain a cost effective project that incorporates good engineering and best available science, meet the local, state, and federal regulations or codes, and is an appealing design that meets or exceeds client expectations.