Meet the Team
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LIZETTE MARTINEZ, PE
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT/SENIOR ENGINEER
Lizette Martinez, PE serves as Senior Vice President and Senior Engineer for Avant Engineering Group. Lizette Martinez has over 13 years of experience in the design and management of transportation projects, producing plans for local municipalities as well as Florida Department of Transportation. She has extensive experience with plans production including the preparation and design of roadway profiles, roadway geometry, cross sections, intersection details, interchange design, engineer’s estimates, utility coordination and minor drainage design. Lizette has extensive knowledge of FDOT standards and is proficient in Microstation, Geopak, OpenRoads, and 3D Modeling. Lizette’s dedication to client service and commitment to a strong employee culture were the motivation behind opening a firm with colleagues that have the same drive and vision.
Lizette received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Central Florida in 2010. She is a licensed professional civil engineer in Florida and certified in the advanced FDOT Traffic Control Course. Lizette is active in the Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS) Central Florida Chapter, currently serving as the Secretary on the Executive Board.
MIKE SASSE, PE
Mike Sasse, PE serves as President and Senior Engineer for Avant Engineering Group. With over 14 years of transportation design experience throughout Florida, North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland, Mr. Sasse offers a wide range of experience to his clients, with projects ranging in complexity from small sidewalk improvements to complex roadway designs for new and reconstruction projects involving controlled access facilities.
He has served as Project Manager, Engineer of Record, and Quality Control/Assurance Reviewer throughout his career. Mr. Sasse holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida. He is a licensed professional civil engineer in Florida and certified in the advanced FDOT Traffic Control Course. Mr. Sasse is an active FES and ASHE member and a Florida Engineering Leadership Institute (FELI) alumni. His energy and passion for engineering design, attention to detail and quality, and understanding that our people are our greatest asset are the foundation for Avant’s company culture.
EREZ DAYAN, PE
VICE PRESIDENT/SENIOR TRAFFIC ENGINEER
Mr. Dayan is a Vice President and Senior Traffic Engineer for Avant Engineering Group. As Vice President within the firm’s traffic engineering division, his responsibilities include various traffic engineering and management tasks in the areas of signalization, signing and pavement markings and lighting design, traffic impact analysis, and traffic safety studies. Mr. Dayan has 23 years of professional experience primarily in the traffic design field as a design engineer, project engineer, and project manager. He has worked on numerous major and minor design projects during his career. Generally, these projects have involved roadway lighting, signals, signing and marking, Intelligence Transportation System (ITS), roadway reconstruction, milling, resurfacing, shoulder construction, and sidewalk/ADA improvements. Mr. Dayan holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Central Florida. He is a licensed professional civil engineer in Florida. He is also a certified professional engineer in the FDOT Advance Traffic Control, Traffic Control Supervisor (TCS), IMSA Signal Technician Level II, and Signing and Pavement Markings Technician Level I. Mr. Dayan is an active instructor for the FDOT Advanced Traffic Control Class, IMSA Signal Technician I and II, and IMSA Signs and Pavement Markings Technician I class. He has also worked under the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Five General Engineering Consultant (GEC) contract as a Traffic Engineer for a year and half.