Denis St. Peter Named Distinguished Francis Crowe Society Member

ORONO, Maine – Denis St. Peter, PE, was inducted into the University of Maine’s Francis Crowe Society as a Distiguished Engineer on Saturday, May 14 at the University’s flagship campus in Orono.  St. Peter is the President and CEO of CES, Inc., an engineering, environmental science and surveying consulting firm incorporated in 1978 and headquartered in Brewer, Maine with over 60 employees statewide.  In 2015, CES was selected as one of the Best Places to Work.

The Francis Crowe Society recognizes UMaine engineering graduates and others who have made major contributions to advancing the art, science, and practice of engineering and who brought honor to the profession.

A native of Aroostook County, St. Peter graduated from UMaine in 1990 with a Bachelor’s of Science in civil engineering.  He has over 25 years of experience with civil and environmental engineering projects and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Maine.  Upon graduation from the University, St. Peter began his career as a Project Engineer involved in the environmental remediation of the former U.S. Air Force Base in Limestone, Maine for 10 years before joining CES in 2000.  St. Peter progressed from a project engineer position to the company president in 2009.  He serves as the chairman of CES’ Board of Directors and has led CES’ ownership and leadership transition from its founding partners of the firm to the current leadership team.

St. Peter currently divides his time between business management and assisting CES’ clients and project teams with environmental assessments and remediation; environmental compliance; and hazardous and solid waste management.  He has taken an active role by volunteering in stakeholder groups for environmental regulations and policies that assist businesses and communities in order to cost-effectively protect human health and the environment.

One such example, is the State of Maine’s Landfill Closure Program.  St. Peter has worked with legislatures, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and municipalities to expand the cost-share eligibility statute to active landfills.  He implemented this policy during the Presque Isle Landfill Closure Project, which received three awards – a Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence, an ACEC of Maine Engineering Excellence Award, and an AGC Build Maine Award.

About Francis Crowe:
The society is named in honor of Francis Trenholm Crowe, who earned a degree in civil engineering from UMaine in 1905 and was chief engineer of the Hoover Dam, Crowe also was involved in the construction of 18 other major dams in the United States, which facilitated farming in a number of areas.