David Newman Ph.D, P.E., P.G. President
After obtaining a doctorate in Mining Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, Dave came to Lexington as an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky. Although enjoying his work in academia, Dave admitted that he missed working within the mining industry. It was in 1985 that Dave opened the doors of AME and since then, has dedicated his time to both office and field work. Although contributing most of his time as an industry consultant, Dave has maintained his reputation within academia presenting papers at a variety of mining conferences and workshops.
Christy Wilhoite Engineering Technician II/ Office Manager
Christy is one of our most experienced employees. Since joining AME in 2002, Christy has proven her expertise in AutoCAD and SurvCADD, numerical modeling, and a variety of laboratory testing methods. As Office Manager, Christy uses both her communication and technical skills to keep projects organized, on task, and efficient.
Christopher Newman Ph.D, EIT Geomechanical Engineer
Chris is the newest member of our team, and his experience underground has provided our clients with both technical and practical solutions. Chris recently graduated with a doctorate from the University of Kentucky with interests in numerical modeling, instrumentation, and sustainable design. Since joining AME, Chris has pursued a "Boots on the Ground" engineering approach, visiting clients on-site and developing a buisness relationship in the field.