Katherine Banicki Receives ESD Distinguished Service Award

catherine-headshotTroy, MI – July 2, 2013 – Katherine Banicki, FESD, President of Testing Engineers & Consultants, Inc., has been awarded the 2013 Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) Distinguished Service Award. Katherine was nominated in recognition of her exemplary service and contributions to the ESD and to the field of engineering. Her award was presented at ESD’s Annual Awards Program Thursday evening at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn.

The Engineering Society of Detroit, founded in 1895, has been a leader in promoting professions in both engineering and science and continues to provide invaluable technical assistance to the greater Detroit area. ESD represents a multitude of industries, including automotive; utilities; construction and design; information technology; materials, chemicals and steel; and education and research. The Engineering Society of Detroit continues a dedicated approach toward enhancing the community by encouraging growth and development of the engineers and scientists of tomorrow.

Ms. Banicki, alongside her husband, John Banicki, PE, FESD, founded Testing Engineers & Consultants, Inc. in 1966. As a firm believer in community service, she is involved in numerous youth, civic, religious and professional organizations along with her widespread philanthropic endeavors. Throughout her tenure as president, she has received many awards and honors for her role as a community and industry leader. She was a past recipient of ESD’s Outstanding Leadership Award, was honored by AIA Michigan as an Affiliate Member, accepted the Michigan Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE) President’s Citation, and was honored by the Wayne State University College of Engineering with the Socius Collegii Award. Ms. Banicki has remained a member of ESD for more than a decade and can now add ESD’s Distinguished Service Award to her growing career accomplishments list.

TEC, a small and woman-owned business, provides client support from property acquisition through construction, renovation and restoration. Expertise includes environmental assessment, consulting and training; geotechnical and facilities engineering and consulting; construction materials testing; and indoor air quality, asbestos, lead, and mold management services. Founded in 1966, TEC has offices in Troy, Ann Arbor, and Detroit.