Walid M. Sobh, P.E., 55, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to fill a vacancy on the Florida Board of Professional Engineers. Mr. Sobh’s term runs May 1 through Oct. 31, 2018.
Mr. Sobh has been with Engineering Consulting Services Ltd. for 19 years, and is currently president of ECS Florida LLC. A licensed Professional Engineer in Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina, Mr. Sobh received his bachelor and master of science degrees in civil engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has over 28 years of experience in geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing, including subsurface exploration for shallow and deep foundations, pile installations, pile driving analyzer testing, threshold inspection services, and forensic engineering.
Mr. Sobh has has been married for 27 years to Denise Sobh, and has two children, Jad and Laith. Jad, 23, is an honorably discharged member of the Florida and North Carolina National Guards, and has attended UNC at Charlottee. Laith, 16, is a sophomore at Lake Nona High School in Orlando. Mr. Sobh enjoys boating, fishing, golfing, and cooking.