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SEPI Engineering & Construction Engineer Elected to Board for Society of American Military Engineers

Don Carmen Elected to Cape Fear Coast Chapter Board of Directors of Military Engineering Association.

Wilmington, NC, March 03, 2012 --( Sepi Asefnia, president of SEPI Engineering & Construction (, a firm which provides civil engineering and planning services to private and public sector clients across the Southeast, has announced that Don Carmen, quality control manager and federal program manager, was elected to the board of directors for the Cape Fear Coast chapter of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME). SAME is the premier professional military engineering association in the United States, uniting architecture, engineering, construction (A/E/C), facility management and environmental entities and individuals in the public and private sectors to prepare for—and overcome—natural and manmade disasters, and to improve security at home and abroad. As a director, Carmen works to help promote the liaison between military and civilian engineering and help provide educational opportunities for young engineers. He participates in SAME’s meetings, annual events, and educational and training activities, including attending the joint industry meetings that SAME has with federal agencies, such as the Army and Navy.

As quality control manager and federal program manager at SEPI Engineering & Construction, Carmen is responsible for ensuring the delivery of quality products and growing the SEPI Federal Sector Program. A native of Wilmington, N.C., Carmen has nearly four decades of experience in the field of civil engineering. He received his bachelor’s degree from Clemson University in Clemson, S.C. and spent 37 years as a member of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, most recently as the chief of general engineering. Upon retirement from the Corps, Carmen received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award from Gov. Beverly Perdue in recognition of his service to the state. Carmen currently resides in Wilmington with his wife Mary. He has five children and four grandchildren.

“We congratulate Don on his election to SAME’s board of directors for the Cape Fear Coast chapter,” said Asefnia. “Don is passionate in his support for SAME’s mission to promote and facilitate engineering support for national security by developing and enhancing relationships and competencies among uniformed services, public- and private-sector engineers and related professionals, and by developing future engineers through outreach and mentoring.”

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About SEPI Engineering & Construction
Established in 2001, SEPI Engineering & Construction provides engineering, planning, and construction services to private and public sector clients. As a full-service civil engineering services firm, SEPI is 8(a) certified with the Small Business Administration and is a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee, and West Virginia. SEPI was founded on the principles of honesty, integrity, ethics, and the highest quality of service to clients. The firm’s goal is to not just meet a client’s expectations but to exceed them. Due to the extensive and varied engineering industry experience of the professionals at SEPI, the firm is able to provide its clients with site/civil design, environmental planning, traffic engineering and operations including traffic and noise analysis, construction management, roadway and structural design, water resources, natural resources/permitting, wetland/stream mitigation, public involvement and surveying services. SEPI has a corporate office located in Raleigh and a branch office located in Charlotte, N.C. For more information about SEPI Engineering & Construction, call (919) 789-9977 or visit

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