SEPI Engineering & Construction Engineer Elected President of ACEC of North Carolina

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 Steve Thomas, PE, chief operating officer, was elected as president of the American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina, a professional association of over 210 member firms in North Carolina, employing more than 8,000 professional engineers, technicians and scientists. As president of ACEC/NC, Thomas oversees the board of directors and works with the executive director to promote the private sector engineering profession. He participates in the political process at both state and national levels to bring about positive change by communicating aspects of a healthy private sector engineering profession to elected officials and national leaders. Thomas has served in many roles with ACEC/NC over the past seven years, including Transportation Committee chair, board of directors member, vice president and president-elect.

A native of Charlotte, N.C., Thomas has 20 plus years of experience in the fields of bridge design, traffic operations analysis and engineering, environmental impact studies and assessments and air and noise analysis. He holds both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University. Certified as a Highway Noise Analyst by the University of Louisville, Thomas resides in Apex, N.C. with his wife, Ann, and two sons, Alexander and Jack.

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