Dirk C. Pohlmann

Environmental Remediation Engineer at Bay West LLC

5 Empire Drive, Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Bay West LLC
HQ Phone:
(651) 291-0456
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Last Updated 10/11/2017

General Information

Employment History

Senior Environmental Engineer II and Director Remediation Applications Group  - CB&I Inc

Director Remediation Applications Group  - The Shaw Group Inc


University of Tennessee

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Elite Training Group Track Club

The link and article below are about Dirk Pohlmann of Knoxville, Tennessee.
When Dirk was in high school [1985 grad of Fort Hunt High School, Alexandria, Virginia] I coached he and his younger sister Gabrielle [Gabrielle is currently ETG club member]. Dirk has been a cyclist since the late 1980's and will be inducted into the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame. The full article including a photo of Dirk Pohlmann geared for Success: First cyclist in hall adds Knoxville to international recognition But when Pohlmann left the country to race, it was a different story. In South America, bicycle racers were treated like royalty. "In Costa Rica," Pohlmann said, "you come in the airport and the people that take your passport look at your picture then ask for your autograph." Better late than never, local recognition is coming. Pohlmann is a member of the 2010 induction class for the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame. A 44-year-old engineer with Shaw Environmental and Infastructure Inc., Pohlmann will be the first member to pedal his way into the GKSHOF on two wheels. "It's humbling," he said. Pohlmann is pleased to see the proliferation of riders at all levels. It wasn't the case when he was growing up in Alexandria, Va., with a yearning to race bicycles. "I just didn't have an avenue to get into the sport," he said. "I didn't know anybody who did it. When he enrolled at the University of Tennessee in 1986 he found that someone in South Knoxville. Ron Wilson helped Pohlmann and a number of others get started in racing. "He was absolutely instrumental in laying the foundation," Pohlmann said. "He probably saved me about three years worth of development. Wilson remembers Pohlmann as a fast learner with ability. "In cycling," Wilson said, "you have to have skills and power, be smart enough to read how a race goes and know what your limitations are. "He was gifted. Pohlmann can name the date and site of his first race in 1988. He won and took home $150. That's about what a good night's shift bartending at The Library on The Strip would bring and he liked being on the bike a whole lot better. By 1990 he was at the highest level as an amateur. In '91 he raced in France and even won a stage, a thrill he'll never forget. From 1994-97 he was a licensed pro. Racing paid the bills. Eat, sleep, train. Then do it again the next day. "Dirk," said Wilson, "was not the best sprinter and not the best climber, but, by golly, he was pretty good in all phases. Pohlmann spent fall and winter racing in South America. Stage races in Venezuela, Costa Rica, Peru, Chile and Panama are some of his best memories. "I won the prologue of the Tour of Costa Rica one year and wore the yellow jersey for a couple of days," he said. "I won a stage in Peru and wore yellow four days. "It really pushed you athletically, just the grind of racing day in, day out for two-and-a-half weeks. He left the circuit to "get a career," which turned out to be engineering. After an eight-year hiatus, he is back as an elite amateur racer, a member of the Texas Roadhouse Cycling team out of Louisville, Ky. He still wins awards, too. In the 2008 national meet he was "best all-around" in the 40-44 age group, based on strong finishes in road, time trial and criterium events. "All of us are in our late 30s or early 40s," he said.

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Director Dirk Pohlmann's team have found witnesses, records and rare archive footage on both sides of the Iron Curtain, that record and expose this secret, cruel Cold War arms race. (From Germany, in English, Czech and Japanese, English subtitles) (Documentary) M (V,A) CC WS

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The final, and most challenging, race - 60 laps around a 0.6 mile, three-block course in downtown Richmond - was won by Dirk Pohlmann, 44, of Knoxville, Tenn.
He raced for the Louisville-based Texas Roadhouse team and had competed in the Richmond event the past two years. The 36-mile race took about an hour as the riders whizzed down Main  Street past the Madison County Courthouse at a blistering pace, leaned steeply turning into Madison Avenue and peddled up Irvine Street. Last year, a teammate of Pohlmann's, John Grant, also of Knoxville, placed second in the event's premier race that was won by a former Argentine national champion. "This was my style of race," Pohlmann said, "hot and hard." According to data from the Kentucky Climate Center, the high temperature Sunday in Richmond was 88. The short, tight course "rewards the aggressive rider," Pohlmann said, but allows little room for calculation, slacking off or catching up. "You have to keep going forward." Richmond is a "nice small town" and a "great racing venue," he said. "I plan to be back next year." Pohlmann, who ran track for a Washington, D.C., high school, said he had been a bike racer since 1988 when he graduated from the University of Tennessee. He tried out for the U.S. Olympic teams in 1992 and 1996, but did not make the cut. He works as an environmental engineer, but in the 1990s, he raced professionally for a few years, competing in as many as 106 races a year. Now he races about 50 times a year. The final, and most challenging, race - 60 laps around a 0.6 mile, three-block course in downtown Richmond - was won by Dirk Pohlmann, 44, of Knoxville, Tenn. He raced for the Louisville-based Texas Roadhouse team and had competed in the Richmond event the past two years.

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