Our People


Infinity Engineering Consultants, LLC came together in 2004 from the combined efforts of long-time friends and engineers Raoul Chauvin and William Thomassie. Since its inception, Infinity has persevered through major hurricanes and has continued to grow into a team of engineers and supportive staff to handle all our clients' needs. 

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Raoul Chauvin graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1990.  After graduation, Mr. Chauvin worked at New Orleans-based engineering consulting firms gaining valuable experience in the design of offshore oil and gas facilities, inland marine transfer terminals, public works projects, and commercial property development.  In 2004, Mr. Chauvin combined his exceptional knowledge and skills with that of Bill Thomassie to create Infinity Engineering Consultants, LLC. Mr. Chauvin is  a licensed professional engineer in:

  • Louisiana No. 28272
  • Mississippi No. 17714
  • Texas No. 98957

rchauvin@infinityec.com

504-304-0548 ext. 702

Bill Thomassie graduated from the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering in 1992.  While an undergraduate, Mr. Thomassie interned at a major heavy-civil construction company, gaining experience with large scale municipal projects.  As a professional, Mr. Thomassie was a key member of a New Orleans-based engineering firm specializing in marine terminal design. In 2004, Mr. Thomassie took his considerable knowledge and skills and combined them with Mr. Chauvin to form Infinity Engineering Consultants, LLC into the success it is today.   Mr. Thomassie is  a licensed professional engineer in:

  • Louisiana No. 27421
  • Mississippi No. 17557
  • Alabama No. 30709-E
  • Texas No. 90808
  • Ohio No. 71129
  • Pennsylvania No. 74568
  • West Virginia No. 15980

wthomassie@infinityec.com

504-304-0548 ext. 703

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Civil Engineers

Rachel Kenney, P.E. 

Ms. Kenney holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and more than 11 years of experience in the field. Ms. Kenney specializes in structural design, civil design engineering, specification development, and bid package development. 

  • Louisiana No. 37666

rkenney@infinityec.com

504-304-0548 ext. 706

Michael Riviere, E.I.   

Mr. Riviere holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of New Orleans and more than 21 years of experience in the field. As a Civil Engineer, Mr. Riviere has experience in inspection, design, construction and repair of roads, bridges and port facilities. He also has experience in the design and installation of overhead contact systems and the integration of other systems involved with streetcar and light rail systems.

  • Louisiana E.I. No. 13329T

mriviere@infinityec.com

504-304-0548 ext. 715

Karson A. Kall, PE, PMP

Mr. Kall holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Louisiana State University and more than 8 years of experience in the field. Mr. Kall has experience in coordination, supervision, and time management while being responsible for numerous multi-million dollar federal funded projects while simultaneously performing the necessary duties as staff engineer. 

  • Louisiana No. 37258
  • Mississippi No. 25583
  • Texas No. 117632
  • Colorado No. 51497 
  • PMI PMP No. 1980788
  • FAA Part 107 sUAV 3928689

kkall@infinityec.com

504-304-0548 ext. 709

Ricardo Contreras, P.E.

Mr. Contreras holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of New Orleans and more than 20 years of experience in the field. As a Civil Engineer, Mr. Contreras has experience in program management, design, and construction administration of various projects including roadways, bridges, drainage improvements, water and wastewater improvements, site development, and flood control structures. 

  • Louisiana No. 28533
  • Florida No. 64381

rcontreras@infinityec.com

504-304-0548 ext. 716

Coby Nuss

Mr. Nuss holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of New Orleans and has more than 13 years of experience in the field. His responsibilities include civil design engineering, specification development, bid package development and project management. 

cnuss@infinityec.com

504-304-0548 ext. 727

Cindy Gallo, E.I.

Ms. Gallo holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of New Orleans. Her responsibilities include civil design engineering, specification development, bid package development and project management. 

  • Louisiana E.I. No. 32255

 

cgallo@infinityec.com

504-304-0548 ext. 720

Mechanical Engineers

Michael Leitzinger, P.E. 

Mr. Leitzinger holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama and more than 20 years of experience. His expertise covers the fields of project management, federal construction administration, permitting, drawing, and specifications development, and his specific design capabilities include heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. 

  • Louisiana No. 34903
  • Virginia No. 402037346

mleitzinger@infinityec.com

504-304-0548 ext. 707

Laura Kelly, P.E. 

Ms. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Union College in Schenectady, NY and has more than six years of experience in the field. Her expertise is in major capital oil and gas consulting, including two years as a mechanical technical lead in phases ranging from design conception to field installation and startup. 

  • Louisiana No. 39645

lkelly@infinityec.com

504-304-0548 ext. 717

Electrical Engineers

Gregory Lintinger, P.E. 

Mr. Lintinger holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of New Orleans in Electrical Engineering and has more than 30 years of experience in management, quality control and supervision of electrical designs, control systems, and instrumentation projects for a wide range of utility, industrial, institutional, governmental and commercial facilities in the Gulf South area. 

  • Louisiana No. 23878
  • Mississippi No. 12829
  • Tennessee No. 22709
  • Arkansas No. 8749
  • Texas No. 87517
  • Florida No. 62831
  • Colorado No. 44159

glintinger@infinityec.com

504-304-0548 ext. 704

Gregory Pier, E.I.

Mr. Pier holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of New Orleans in Electrical Engineering and has more than 9 years of experience in the field. He provides conceptual designs, engineering and construction estimates for project proposals.  He has experience performing research and design to create the most practical and economical solutions for the installation of electrical systems. In addition, he contributes to the project design team and develops and reviews bid and contract drawings and bid packages. 

  • Louisiana E.I. No. 32328

gpier@infinityec.com

504-304-0548 ext. 708

Elvin Calderon

Mr. Calderon holds a Bachelor of Science from the Southern University of A&M in Electrical Engineering. His responsibilities include electrical design engineering, specification development, and bid package development. 

ecalderon@infinityec.com

504-304-0548 ext. 726

Design Team

Infinity Engineering Consultants is equipped to handle all of our clients’ drafting needs.  Due to the diverse array of services offered, our drafting team is familiar and skilled at providing the multi-disciplinary effort that is often required to complete a job.  Infinity offers drafting services in AutoCAD 2016, REVIT 2016 and Civil 3D 2016. 

Marc Buras

Mr. Buras holds an Associates Degree in Drafting & Design Technology and has more than 18 years of experience in the field. As Infinity's CADD Manager, Mr. Buras uses AutoCAD, REVIT Structure and REVIT MEP to lead the design team in structural, mechanical, plumbing and electrical drafting. 

mburas@infinityec.com

504-304-0548 ext. 714

Michael Laux

Mr. Laux holds an Associates Degree in Computer Drafting and Design and has more than 25 years of experience in the field. Mr. Laux uses AutoCAD 2015, CAD WORKS, REVIT 2015 and PLANT 3D to create designs including piping, structural and HVAC.

mlaux@infinityec.com

504-304-0548 ext. 723

Lavon West

Mr. West has more than 30 years of experience in the design and construction of mechanical and structural systems. He has prepared design packages for plants, liquid and bulk-handling storage/terminals, offshore oil and gas facilities, and ocean-going vessels. Mr. West uses AutoCAD 2015, CAD WORKS, and REVIT 2015 to create construction design packages.

lwest@infinityec.com

504-304-0548 ext. 724

Phan Nguyen

Ms. Nguyen holds the equivalent of a Bachelor of Science from Dalat University in Vietnam and has more than 30 years of experience in the drafting field. She uses AutoCAD and Civil3D and specializes in civil drafting design, with strong capabilities in structural, electrical and mechanical design.

pnguyen@infinityec.com

504-304-0548 ext. 719

Eric Olson

Mr. Olson holds an Associate of Technology degree in Industrial Drafting and has more than 20 years of experience in the industry. He uses AutoCAD and Civil3D, and specializes in structural design with capabilities in civil, electrical, and mechanical.

eolson@infinityec.com

504-304-0548 ext. 722

Tim O'Quinn

Mr. O'Quinn holds an Associates Degree in Drafting & Design Technology from Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, MS. As a Drafter at Infinity, Mr. O'Quinn uses AutoCAD, REVIT, and Plant 3D to help the design team in structural, mechanical, plumbing, civil and electrical drafting.

toquinn@infinityec.com

504-304-0548 ext. 725

Business Development and Marketing

Dan Murphy

Mr. Murphy has more than 43 years of experience in Business Development including drilling, production, fabrication, construction, commercial diving, decommissioning and engineering sales.  As Business Development Manager, Mr. Murphy is responsible for developing and maintaining business relationships with clients throughout the Gulf South.

danmurphy@infinityec.com

office: 504-304-0548 ext. 710

cell: 504-583-7324

KATIE CARTER

Ms. Carter holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern Mississippi in News Editorial with an Emphasis in Photography. As Marketing Coordinator, Ms. Carter is responsible for all marketing materials, Statement of Qualifications packages, and website and social media for Infinity. 

kcarter@infinityec.com

504-304-0548 ext. 718

Administrative

Erika McFatter

As Office Administrator, Ms. McFatter is responsible for the management of all human resources functions and accounts payable. 

emcfatter@infinityec.com

504-304-0548 ext. 700

Devin Derbes

As Administrative Assistant,  Ms. Derbes, handles all incoming calls and assists the administrative, engineering and technical staff,  and clients with an array of tasks to ensure that our business runs smoothly.

dderbes@infinityec.com

504-304-0548 ext. 712