Mr. Joseph Threadcraft, P.E., has been selected as the Director of Wake County Environmental Services, Deputy County Manager Joe Durham announced today. He will begin work with the County on Monday, March 26, 2012.

Threadcraft is a registered Professional Engineer in both Alabama and Georgia. Most recently, he has been a private consultant with TEI in Alabama, where he worked on civil engineering contracts with the City of Albany, Albany State University and Ft. Valley State University.

“Joseph Threadcraft has significant experience in creating and maintaining public and private partnerships, which will provide a good fit for the challenges facing Wake County Environmental Services,” said Durham.

Threadcraft’s experience also includes engineering design and construction management on large tunnel projects in Atlanta, working with the EPA and serving as the vice president of technical services for the Alabama State Port Authority. During his time with the Authority, he was responsible for water resources, engineering, and environmental health and safety. He also represented the Authority’s technical and environmental interests (working with federal, state and local government) for the development and construction of the Choctaw Point Terminal Project.

In addition, Threadcraft has served the public as the Assistant Director of Engineering for the City of Albany, Georgia, and Assistant City Engineer for the City of College Park, Georgia.

As the County’s Environmental Services Director, Threadcraft will oversee the Animal Control, Solid Waste Management, Water Quality, and Environmental Health and Safety Divisions.

Joseph Threadcraft holds an MBA from Albany State University; Master of Civil Engineering from Norwich University; BS in Civil Engineering Technology from Florida A&M University; and is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Construction Management at Indiana State University.