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Matthew Schnelle, PE
Matthew Schnelle didn't have an exact career path mapped
out when he got out of college, but he did have an ongoing
interest in aviation.
Schnelle was working on parks and forestry projects for local
municipalities, but aviation seemed appealing because it was
such a niche market with professionals doing a lot of specialty
design projects.
The first chance Schnelle had to be the project manager on
an airport improvement project, he understood how big of an
impact he could have.
" The first time you do that it's a bit scary that you're the one
out there on the point of it, " he said. " But at the same time, it's
very fulfilling when you're the one out there solving
Hometown: Van Wert, OH
problems on these projects. "
Alma Mater: University of Toledo
Schnelle is RS&H's Ohio aviation leader and has
Fun fact about yourself: I like design
served as a project manager, design engineer and
and creativity.
construction administrator on numerous aviation
Someone I look up to in the
projects. He succeeds as a multi-tasker on various
industry: Mel Haywood, Jess Howard
fronts, with as many as 10 simultaneous projects,
both small and simple as well as large and complex.
My favorite thing about aviation
One of Schnelle's great strengths is in client
is: A chance to solve problems and work
management. Clients like him personally, have
with a lot of great people.
confidence in his technical expertise and are
confident in their project's success when he oversees

their projects. They know he has their best interests in mind
with regards to finding ways to maximize their budgets and
meet schedules.
Schnelle leads the technical committee for RS&H's aviation
practice with a primary mission to ensure technical excellence
and best practices within its designs. Under his leadership,
the committee has increased associate training, determined
ways to monitor and implement innovation, increased project
efficiency and quality and consolidated comments for reviews
of draft advisory circulars on behalf of RS&H.
During the pandemic, Schnelle is virtually providing guidance
and resources to recent college graduates new to the industry.
" As we go through an age where technology helps us do more
and I get to help bring along the next generation of engineers, I
have the opportunity to make sure they don't lose sight of the
human and people aspect of it all, " Schnelle said.

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Together, We're a Winning Team.
Congratulations, Matt Schnelle, PE, on making
Airport Business' 2020 Top 40 under 40. Learn how
Matt and the rest of the Aviation team can address
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Airport_Business_November_2020

Inside the Fence
Industry Update
A Smart Approach to Customer Wellness
Totally Boggus
How Color Biases Contribute to a Lack of Diversity in Aviation
Product Profile
40 Under 40
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Airport_Business_November_2020 - A Smart Approach to Customer Wellness
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