Mayor Appoints Two New Members of His Management Team
-City Engineer, Purchasing Agent to Begin Today
Mayor Matt Ryan today announced the appointment of Philip Krey as City Engineer, and Michael Dervay as City Purchasing Agent.
“Philip Krey and Michael Dervay are both accomplished, dedicated professionals, and we’re looking forward to having them on board,” said Mayor Ryan. “Philip brings a long track record of successful engineering projects in the Southern Tier, and his expertise will help us make new progress toward our development goals. Similarly, Michael has many years of experience as a purchasing agent in Binghamton, and he will bring his knowledge to bear he will continue our commitment to responsible fiscal management.”
Dervay is replacing Gary Bogart, who retired two weeks ago after 29 years of service with the City. Brian Kessler, who served as City Engineer from 1970 to 1993, has been effectively serving as City Engineer on a part-time basis since July 2006. Krey will assume full-time duties as City Engineer, and Kessler will remain at the City on a part-time basis.
Krey has served in a variety of engineering posts since 1977, when he graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Civil Engineering. From 1986 to 2005, he worked at Bryant Associates of Syracuse, where as Vice President he managed highway, urban street, bridge, bikeway, and public recreational park design projects. Krey last worked as Business Development Director at Binghamton’s McFarland-Johnson Inc., coordinating and planning business development efforts for organizations involved in transportation and facilities.
Dervay also has significant work experience in the local area. After serving 26 years as a purchasing agent at Anitec, he took the same position at the Broome-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), where he mainly served the Union-Endicott and Susquehanna Valley School Districts.
Both of Mayor Ryan’s appointments are effective today. Krey lives in Conklin, and he received a permanent waiver of the residency requirement from the Civil Service Commission. Dervay makes his home in Binghamton, where he has lived his entire life. The position of City Engineer pays $83,000 per year, and the position of Purchasing Agent pays $50,000. As temporary laborer, Kessler will receive $55/hour, and no benefits.