Benny Staudt

Area Manager

Benny is currently the Area Manager for the Vibra-Tech Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office. He is responsible for all day-to-day operations including client development, field work, pre and post-blast inspections, damage claim investigations, public relations, project bids and cost analysis. Benny works directly with clients to generate proposals from leads and subsequently manage their projects.


Education:

  • B.S. – Geology, University of Pittsburgh, 2011

Continuing Education and Certifications:

  • PA DEP – 16-hour Pennsylvania Blasters Training Course
  • Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) Training 30 CFR Part 46 & 48
  • OSHA Training Certification – 10-hour Construction
  • WV DEP/Office of Explosives & Blasting – Approved Pre-Blast Surveyor
  • Pennsylvania Drilling & Blasting Conference 2019, 2017, 2015
  • Exploring Approaches to Managing Landslide Risks 2019
  • First Annual Appalachian Basin Geophysical Symposium 2019
  • Ohio Drilling & Blasting Conference 2019, 2015
  • Hydraulic Fracturing Disputes and Litigation 2015

Professional Memberships:

  • International Society of Explosives Engineers
  • Geophysical Society of Pittsburgh
  • Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association
  • Pittsburgh Geological Society

Professional Experience:

Benny has over 8 years of industry experience with Vibra-Tech, Inc. as a Vibration Consultant, where he began in 2012. In his current role as Area Manager he develops and manages business in the Pittsburgh area. He is also responsible for the implementation and execution of monitoring plans to reduce client liability and meet compliance. Mr. Staudt has extensive experience addressing vibration concerns and presenting geotechnical information at public and one-on-one meetings. He has completed nearly 500 structural inspections, and has conducted damage claim investigations involving blasting and construction vibration. He has directly monitored thousands of vibration events from a variety of sources for the construction, mining, and geophysical industries. Mr. Staudt has directed numerous sound studies during ambient and operational phases. He has evaluated and tested hundreds of private water wells, springs, and ponds, including static and drawdown-recovery tests. His experience also includes installing and training clients on the use of seismographs. Mr. Staudt has presented at corporate training events and serves as an internal instructor for new employees in both the classroom and field. In addition, he was a presenter at the Appalachian Basin Geophysical Symposium (2019) and the Marcellus Shale Coalition Workshop (2014).