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Director Manager Engineer

Dayton, NJ
February 26, 2020

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Forward-thinking Professional Engineer and Program Manager with over 25 years of managing plant operations, safety programs, and laboratory related engineering projects and programs. Broad expertise working on internal projects, external provision of engineering services, and leading cross functional teams to deliver to internal and external clients and regulatory entities. Hands-on problem solver driving innovative solutions that result in seamless processes and operations. Management style is a results-oriented team leader and hands-on team player who is decisive and has exceptional interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Proven track record of successfully delivering engineering and facility related complex projects and programs safely, on-time and budget.


Engineering Management

Operations Management

System Design/Installation

Cost Estimates/Budgeting


Plant Maintenance

Strategic Planning

Quality Control

Complex Initiatives


Construction Contracts

Complex Infrastructure

Change Management

Resource Optimization

Decision Making

Project/Portfolio Management

Relationship Building

Equipment/Control Systems

Financial Planning/Controls

People Management


$8M project (overall total cost) - Directed installation of all HVAC, fire protection, exhaust stack, and cooling tower contracts; and devised and implemented accelerated installation of hot water piping systems.

$2M Central Plant Chilled Water System Replacement - Developed and implemented the design-build contract, and directed installation, and commissioning.

$1.5M Radiation Environmental Monitoring Laboratory decommissioning, demolition and relocation.

$1.2M Laboratory for Nano Synthesis (5x scale up Nano Technology Lab) - Designed and installed HVAC, deionized water, fire protection and high-performance fume hood with ULPA filtering.

$1M+ Manage Annual Basic Ordering Agreement Contracts for Architect/Engineering, Water Treatment, Sheet Metal, Insulation, Piping, Welding, Central Plant Chiller and Boiler Maintenance and Controls services.

$1M Computer Center Air Conditioning System Replacements - Developed and implemented turnkey furnish and installation contracts of computer air conditioning (CAC) units over 20 years.

$1M C&D Site Cooling Tower Interconnection - Developed design contract and implemented installation.

$800K Mock-Up Building Decontamination and Clean Room - Developed and implemented design-build contract.

$800K Plasma Based Nano Technology Laboratory - Designed and installed HVAC and high performance fume hood.

$750K Exhaust Stack Booster Fan System - Designed and installed.

$500K C Site Cooling Tower Demolition - Developed and implemented contract.

$300K design-build contract for New Carpenter Shop Dust Collector and area reclamation.

$250K Computer Center Hot Aisle project for server enclosures, retrofit CAC units, and ductwork for heat removal.

$250K Delaware & Raritan Canal (Service) Water Supply Backwash Tank & Control System Replacement.

$200K Survey all HVAC and mechanical systems on GTMO Naval/Marine Bases with Security Clearance.


Engineering Manager, TOYOTA NORTH AMERICA, Engineering Center, Georgetown, KY 2019 - Present

Program manager of Toyota North America’s safety initiative to develop and document over 260 safety standards and specifications for the US, Canada and Mexico Plant Environmental Engineering and R&D Groups. Manage a team of qualified engineers and SMEs supporting development of a world-class safety standards program. Standards incorporate all relevant international and national codes and industry standards. Program achievement will be over a 2-3 year time horizon and is currently tracking 30% ahead of schedule. Program uses cutting edge best practices for design, installation, performance, operation, maintenance, and safety processes designs which will lower fatalities and injuries of plant personnel. Program includes integration of modern sustainability concepts and is designed to be flexible and deliver continuous improvements.

Benchmark plant and facility needs and costs to prioritize standards and measure overall success of program.

Train facility managers and users and audit manufacturing plants and R&D facilities for compliance.

Provide trouble shooting consulting support at new and existing plants for continuous process improvement.

Head of Facility Operations, TRUMPF PHOTONICS, Cranbury, NJ 2018 – 2019

Advance maintenance and safety programs of R&D and manufacturing systems. Supervise facilities, engineering, environmental, health, safety and security departments and develop risk mitigation and downtime strategies.

Develop, schedule and coordinate all facility maintenance, repair and renovation activities including routine facility maintenance, grounds operations, construction, renovation projects and equipment installations.

Plan, budget and schedule facility modifications including estimates on equipment, labor, materials and other related costs. Meet project budget, schedule and provide and promote customer satisfaction.

Project Manager/Systems Engineer, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY – Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ 1991 – 2018

Accomplish all aspects of project design, development, and implementation excellence to support mission-critical high energy physics experiments. Collaborate with world-class PhD. students, post-doctoral researchers, and engineers.

Project Management/Capital Improvement & General Plant Projects:

Evaluate and manage plant specifications, cost estimates, work breakdown structures, statements of work, project schedules, contractor services and equipment purchase using federal, state and local codes.

Directed preparation of drawings, design documents, and engineering and energy management studies to support capital improvement and infrastructure-related projects implementing PPPL and DOE requirements.

Systems Engineering/Plant Maintenance & Operations:

Oversee DOE Operational Readiness Review and Commissioning of HVAC, liquid effluent collection, exhaust stack, clean rooms, HEPA filters, and related systems to support tritium operations.

Key HVAC SME and Utility Systems Engineer for Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor, National Spherical Torus and Ptolemy experiments with multimillion-dollar operations and maintenance budget.

Facilities Engineering/MEP & HVAC:

Investigate and resolve code compliance, health safety, and OSHA issues. Supervise construction, operations

and maintenance personnel and contractors, providing coaching and training as needed.

Organize work with all departments including operations, construction, radiological protection, maintenance and

repair, installations, instrumentation and control, and security groups.

Facility Manager/Shift Supervisor: Authorize Experiment Ops work control permits and coordinate incident command system.


Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (BEME), Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ

Professional Education Development Certificate Program, Facility Systems, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Licensed Professional Engineer, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, PE037287E; New Jersey License/EIT #34180

Retro-Commissioning Agent, Department of Energy, DOE, Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)

Integrated Safety Management (ISM) Verification Team Auditor, DOE FERMI Laboratory Facilities Group

Construction Practices Certification, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA - 40 Hour Course)

Universal Refrigerant Certification, 40 CFR Part 82 Subpart F, ESCO Institute

Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Member, American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

Member, Stevens Institute of Technology Alumni Association Board, Vice President of Graduating Class

Member, Chi Phi Educational Trust Advisory Board


Technical and Senior Project Management Central Chilled Water Plants District Cooling and Heating Systems Mechanical Systems for Industrial Facilities Laboratory Building Systems Cooling Towers Direct Digital Controls Technical Procedure Writing NEC Electrical Safety High Voltage Electrical Utilization Arc Flash Protection Electrical Systems Design Chemical/Radiation Safety Personal Protective Equipment Quality Assurance Auditing Root Cause Analysis Desiccant Dehumidification Control Room and Computer Data Center Air Conditioning Systems


Maximo and Micro Main Computerized Asset and Facility Management Systems RS Means Cost Works Microsoft Windows 10 Office Suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Project File Maker Pro Carrier and Trane Centrifugal Chiller Systems Cleaver Brooks Steam Boiler Systems Siemens Controls Systems Computerized Aided Design Drawings and ASME Code Pipe Stress Analysis Market Manager, DOE-2 and eques Energy Usage Programs MS SharePoint

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