Senior Associate, Senior Project Manager



EXPERTISE

MEP Engineering

I specialize in mechanical systems design and project management for healthcare facilities, predominantly with extensive infrastructure replacement and upgrades. I have 36 years in the consulting design industry. My work at Mazzetti is focused on design and problem solving as it relates to mechanical systems in buildings and systems of all types. Specifically, I deliver system design and integration, major equipment room layout, and facility system renovation and updating, as well as mentoring younger engineers. My clients benefit from my commitment to getting ideas on the table early, being creative in difficult projects, and solving problems.

Innovations I have contributed to the industry include having designed a 2,000,000 CFM welding fume system with filtration that allowed recirculation of 80% of the total flow. Honda has used this in all their plants since. For the GM Saturn plant that was in Spring Hill, Tennessee, I designed a production version of a system to accelerate the removal of Pentane gas from Styrofoam beads used in the engine block and head casting process to improve dimensional accuracy. And over a decade, while the facility was occupied, I have replaced 26 air handling units at Valley Medical Center – some in conjunction with remodels, some as simply infrastructure upgrades.

My clients benefit from my commitment to getting ideas on the table early, being creative in difficult projects, and solving problems.

I have worked all over the world, including in Istanbul, Turkey; Zagreb, Croatia; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and Vienna, Austria. My project work has also spanned 34 states.

My Flipside

In my free time, I like building and fixing – doing hands-on stuff. I also like to hike and travel. Right now, I’m clearing about a half an acre of woods to let in more light in the backyard.

I was born in Bremen, Germany, but consider my hometown to be Cleveland, Ohio. I’ve lived in many places in the US: Elk Point, South Dakota; Toledo, Ohio; Washington DC suburbs; Nashville, Tennessee; and Seattle, Washington. Internationally,

I’ve lived in Istanbul, Turkey; Zagreb, Croatia; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and Vienna, Austria.

Why the AEC industry? It wasn’t actually my first career choice. I was trying to get a co-op job with Ford but my GPA wasn’t high enough. I was offered an interview with an A and E firm, got hired, and it stuck. I have kept at it for decades now because problem-solving is my motivation.