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Patrick J. Ward, P.E.

President / Chairman of the Board / CEO

Throughout his 30 years with Uni-Tec, Patrick Ward has led the firm in engineering planning, design, and construction administration; financial management; and operation of municipal water and wastewater facilities and systems. He has undertaken the varied challenges of water and wastewater systems engineering and management. In recent years, he has focused on project quality control, project financial management, system-wide management, system-wide financial control and management, and the consensus-building aspects of public acceptance and intermunicipal cooperation.


University of Colorado, B.S., Civil Engineering, 1977

Professional Registrations & Memberships

American Society of Civil Engineers

American Water Works Association

Construction Specifications Institute
National Society of Professional Engineers

Dennis P. Lingenfelter, P.E.

 Dennis Lingenfelter joined Uni-Tec Consulting Engineers Inc. in 1991 as a senior project engineer. He is responsible for the comprehensive management of water and wastewater projects for municipal, commercial, and industrial clients. For more than three decades, he has successfully performed program administration, facilities planning and design, contract document preparation, construction management, and operation and maintenance training for diverse water and wastewater projects. These projects have included facilities that utilize advanced computer technologies to monitor and control system operations. He also advises clients on operational budgets, construction cost estimates, grant and loan acquisition procedures, special service procurement, rate schedule development, and system operation and maintenance.


Oklahoma State University, M.S., Environmental Engineering, 1973
Oklahoma State University, M.S., Natural Science, 1973

The Pennsylvania State University, B.S., Zoology, 1969

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Professional Engineer, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, PE-25694-E

American Water Works Association
Water Environment Federation

Water Environment Association of Pennsylvania

Andrew W. Elder, C.B.M.

Vice President / Board of Directors / Director of Finance

Andrew Elder joined Uni-Tec Consulting Engineers Inc. in 1999 as chief financial officer, bringing his extensive experience as accounting manager for three manufacturing plants of a Fortune 500 subsidiary. He oversees all accounting functions, human resources, information technology, risk management, and benefits administration. He and his staff have assisted various municipalities and other clients in annual budgeting, capital planning, USDA and PennVest funding applications, and other areas of administrative operational support.


Grove City College, B.A., Accounting, 1975

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Certified Business Manager (CBM), 2002
Accident and Health, Life, and Fixed Annuities License, State of Pennsylvania
Variable Annuities License, State of Pennsylvania