Lilma Schimmel is a professional engineer with over 17 years of experience in civil and geotechnical engineering. For the last seven years, Ms. Schimmel has been the Engineering Department Head for HUESKER Inc. Her roles include providing design and technical support to customers and sales managers, researching and development of existing and new products, supporting market growth, supervising and leading engineers, managing testing for design parameters, coordination of engineering matters and communication with the headquarters. She is involved with a myriad of geosynthetic applications like soil reinforcement, dewatering, erosion control, among others. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Sao Paulo, Brazil and a Master of Science degree in Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.