Our Team

The cumulative experience of the APT team ensures that we can provide our clients with the appropriate level of professional services and specific skill-sets for ultimate project success. We are comfortable working directly with our clients and as a member of multi-disciplinary teams.

Scott M. Chasse, P.E.

President

Scott oversees APT’s day-to-day operations for the civil, structural and telecommunication engineering practices. He provides support for business development, scoping, contract management, financial tracking/analyses, and quality assurance and control for project deliverables.

Scott has provided engineering design and permitting services to the telecommunication, utility, commercial and industrial markets throughout southern New England and New York since 1996. He has participated in the design and development of over 4,200 wireless communications facilities, improvements to buildings and utilities, and provided expert testimony and permitting support in various jurisdictions. He is recognized for his quality of work, thoroughness, diverse cross-discipline knowledge base, and dedication to the success of APT’s clients and their programs.

Scott is a licensed Professional Engineer in Connecticut and New York, and is a member of Chi-Epsilon, ASCE, NFPA and AISC.

Michael Libertine, L.E.P.

Vice President

Mike manages daily operations of APT’s environmental practice. His primary role is to ensure our clients are receiving quality services tailored to their project needs. He works with APT’s multi-discipline team members in developing appropriate planning and siting strategies and navigating challenging permitting requirements, as well as providing quality assurance and control for project deliverables.

Mike has been providing environmental consulting services to the utility, commercial and industrial markets throughout New England and New York since 1990. He has assisted clients with the siting and permitting of bulk power substations, overhead and underground transmission lines, telecommunication facilities, and renewable electric generating facilities. Mike has provided representation and testimony on behalf of clients before numerous municipal and state boards, including the Connecticut Siting Council (CSC) on over 150 Dockets and Petitions. His knowledge of regulatory requirements and familiarity with multiple permitting disciplines provides clients with an informed and dedicated project team advocate to assist in successfully completing complex and controversial projects.

Mike is a Licensed Environmental Professional in Connecticut.

Dean Gustafson

Director of Environmental Services

Dean is a Professional Soil Scientist and biologist who manages APT’s natural resources and environmental permitting practice. Since 1988, he has provided clients with wetland impact evaluations, rare species assessments, and the creation, restoration and assessment of upland and wetland habitats. Dean collaborates with and assists engineers in development of stormwater treatment systems, sedimentation and erosion control plans, and planning and permitting of commercial, energy and telecommunication land use projects.

As an experienced wetland scientist and biologist consultant, he has a proven track record of evaluating complex projects and developing successful permit strategies. His ability to successfully navigate various local, state, and federal wetland and rare species permitting requirements plays a major role in helping clients achieve their project goals.

Since 1995, Dean has served as a member of the Inland Wetlands Commission in Lebanon, Connecticut.

Jason Mead

Structural Engineering Department Manager

Jason Mead manages APT’s structural engineering practice. He is responsible for the management, coordination and quality control of structural engineering projects associated with the renewable energy, commercial, municipal, and utility communications sectors.

He and his team provide PV Array structural peer reviews, design of Energy Storage Systems (ESS) support structures and fuel cell projects, as well as wireless communication structural analyses and site design. These efforts often are in collaboration with internal and external engineering design consultants, and municipal and state agencies.

Since 1988, Jason has been practicing Civil/Structural Engineering in the A&E consulting field, with dedicated service to the telecommunication sector as his primary focus.

Jennifer Young Gaudet

Renewable Energy Lead

Jennifer Young Gaudet leads APT’s renewable energy environmental permitting and siting program. She works closely with developers of solar, fuel cell and battery storage facilities, their counsel, and multi-discipline project teams to develop an effective path from site assessment through successful permitting. Jennifer has been assisting clients in regulatory, siting and permitting efforts since 1986, first as an attorney and subsequently as a consultant. She has represented telecommunication companies and tower developers before the Connecticut Siting Council (CSC) and the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control (now Public Utilities Regulatory Authority). Prior to that, she served as a hearing officer at the DPUC.

Jennifer’s areas of expertise include siting and permitting, both state and local; site selection; and municipal and agency relations. She has managed numerous controversial projects, with responsibility for coordinating project teams and outside parties, as well as development of strategy and presentation. She has appeared extensively before the CSC as an attorney and witness, as well as before numerous municipal permitting agencies.

Thomas Little, P.E.

Civil Engineering Department Manager

Tom manages APT’s Site/Civil Engineering practice, overseeing a range of utility, energy and telecommunication projects. His primary responsibilities include managing staff and outside resources and providing design services. Tom oversees civil engineering projects from inception through site design, preparing estimates and proposals, developing project concept plans, and designing site plans. He provides grading and drainage analysis, stormwater management analysis and design, and erosion and sedimentation control design plans/reports, as well as conducting progress inspections and providing state and local permitting support.

Tom’s experience spans the consulting, construction, municipal and utility sectors. He also serves as one of APT’s Engineers of Record and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Indiana and Ohio.

Robert Burns P.E.

Telecom Engineering Department Manager

Robert Burns leads APT’s Telecommunication Design Services program. Bob is responsible for managing site feasibility, layout, permitting, design, and construction oversight for raw land, rooftop, and co-location telecommunication facilities throughout the New England and New York. Bob also provides engineering support for utility and renewable energy infrastructure projects, including designing construction access/work pads for transmission line upgrades, substation modifications, solar photovoltaic electric generating facilities and fuel cells. As Engineer of Record on many of these projects, Bob oversees required construction monitoring and inspections.

Bob’s experience includes a wide range of civil engineering and site development services, including highway/roadway design, sanitary sewer and septic system design, water mains, grading, drainage, site layout, and permitting for roadway improvement projects, corporate office parks, industrial complexes, and retail centers. Since 1986, he has supported numerous filings to state agencies and municipal commissions, and routinely appears as an expert witness before the Connecticut Siting Council (CSC). He is a Professional Engineer in Connecticut.

Brian Parker

Electric Transmission Siting Manager

Brian Parker serves as program manager for APT’s electrical utility practice in Connecticut. He provides clients with environmental due diligence and strategic siting, project planning, and permitting services. Brian has been providing project and program management services in both the private and public sectors since 2006 focusing on the needs of the electrical transmission industry.

Typical projects include permitting new and modified substations, overhead and underground transmission line routings and installations, and maintenance of existing electric facilities. His work requires close client relations, site evaluations, facility inspections, and consultations, coordination, and negotiations with local, state, and federal agencies.

Brian’s professional experience also includes the siting and permitting of telecommunication and solar voltaic generating facilities, training, marketing and sales.

Robert Adair, P.E.

Principal Emeritus and Co-Founder

After more than 30 years of providing specialty structural services to the wireless telecommunications industry, Rob retired in 2021 from his day to day responsibilities, but remains active at All-Points on a part-time basis as a Technical Advisor and mentor. His expertise includes structural analysis and reinforcement design of telecommunication structures, foundation and guy anchor design, geotechnical evaluations, and tower extension and site design. Rob has performed detailed climbing inspections and structural analyses on over 2600 telecommunications towers throughout New England, New York, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.

During his professional career, he has also coordinated geotechnical investigations at over 80 telecommunication sites, utilizing those findings to design tower foundations, guy anchors and equipment shelter foundations.

Complementing his substantial wireless telecommunications expertise, Rob’s knowledge base garnered from first-hand experience also includes commercial and residential construction projects, complex welding engineering tasks, and the manufacture of plate girders and other structural steel members.

Brad Parsons, P.E.

Manager, Civil Engineering/Land Development

Brad Parsons has over 14 years of experience in project management, civil and transportation engineering, permitting, and construction management; including fieldwork, concept studies, site layout, grading, drainage systems, roadway construction, reconstruction and rehabilitation design, erosion and sedimentation control, state and local permits, and construction administration and inspections. Mr. Parsons has worked for electric and gas utility companies, transportation departments, municipalities, and private sector clients on a wide range of transmission line and substation projects, interstate and roadway reconstruction, solar and fuel cell power plants, and commercial and residential developments where he has been responsible for planning, design, permitting, and construction monitoring. Mr. Parsons is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, and is also a licensed Project Management Professional.

Eric Labatte

Manager, Telecommunications

Eric LaBatte brings over 18 years of telecom and site engineering experience in the New York, New England and Mid-Atlantic markets. Mr. LaBatte has been involved in all phases of project development and program management from concept to closeout. Most recently he managed a program that deployed hundreds of telecommunication modifications throughout metro and upstate New York. Through his experience working on a variety of projects, from regional lifestyle centers to elementary schools, he has amassed knowledge and expertise in multi-discipline project coordination, client management, business development and strategic planning.

Support Staff

To meet the varied needs of its clients, APT is supported by nearly 20 in-house technical professionals with expertise in the natural sciences, design and structural engineering, construction inspection/management services, GIS analyses, and graphic arts. The depth produced by these individual’s skills and experience allows the APT Team to deliver successful results on small and large scale, and often complex projects. Perhaps of equal importance to our clients, the combined abilities at APT create seamless efficiencies while maintaining quality and cost controls.

When necessary, we also incorporate select sub-consultants with unique specialties to deliver additional support services on a project.  Most of our subcontractors are local sole proprietors with whom we have maintained long-standing professional relationships. These services include survey, historic and archaeological assessments, and noise studies among others.

“Throughout my 12-year working relationship with APT I have experienced sustained, successful performance by a capable team of professionals.”

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