January 2014


After working for his father’s deli all through high school and college (along with a few other ventures), Mr. Cadden joined Schnabel Engineering as a co-op student after his junior year at Virginia Tech.  While at Schnabel, he has held nearly every position, from field inspector through project engineer and manager, to Branch Leader of the West Chester, PA, office.  Since the late 90s, he has served in Corporate Director roles overseeing engineering, and in his current position of Director of Strategic Development, he oversees strategic direction and business development and marketing for Schnabel. 

As a Designer, Project Manager, and Senior Reviewer, Mr. Cadden has worked on projects involving shallow and deep foundations, earth retention systems, geosynthetic applications, pavements, and ground improvement.  In addition, he has provided analyses and designs for new and existing dams, waterfront structures, excavation bracing, underpinning, micropiles, as well as instrumentation and data acquisition; and has particular depth of experience in grouting technologies and applications.

As an active member of the Association for Foundation Drilling (ADSC), American Society of Civil Engineers, and Deep Foundations Institute, Mr. Cadden maintains awareness of the state of practice in these specialty areas and is a regularly-invited speaker to these societies.  He is a member of the ASCE Geo-Institute Board of Governors, Chairman of the International Society for Micropiles, Member of the Board of Directors for the International Conference Organization for Grouting (ICOG), and recently completed two terms on the Board of Directors for ADSC.  He serves on the ADSC/DFI Micropile Committee, as well as the ASCE G-I Grouting Committee.