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President and Mechanical Engineer

Chris Ackerman, PE, CxA, CCP, CEM, CGD, LEED AP

Mr. Ackerman has over twenty years of engineering experience in the commissioning and design of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. His project experience ranges from healthcare, military, industrial, educational, office, retail, to resort facilities. Chris’ system specialty portfolio includes geo-exchange (ground-coupled or geothermal heat pumps), thermal (ice) storage, heat recovery systems, and various other high performance sustainable systems.

Mechanical Engineer

Ken Merola, P.E., CPMP, LEED AP

Mr. Merola has over 34 years of experience in commissioning, MEP multi-disciplinary design, construction administration, fire protection, mechanical contracting, and telecommunication systems for educational, government, military, commercial, retail, religious, hotel, multi-family and healthcare facilities. His experience includes a variety of building evaluations, energy audits, engineering studies, CPM project scheduling, commissioning, and code review. Ken also has experience in several different energy saving system designs for educational facilities, including off-peak ice storage air conditioning, ground coupled water-source heat pumps, heat recovery, and day-lighting controls.

Mechanical Engineer

Brian Burgess, PE, CxT

Mr. Burgess offers our clientele over eight years of both design and commissioning experience. Through his skill set developed from integrated system design experience, numerous building energy audits, facility condition assessments, existing building retro-commissioning processes, and functionally testing new building energy systems, Brian consistently provides an excellent HVAC system design product integrated with a project’s architectural elements and well-coordinated with other disciplines. He is currently the lead designer managing multiple renovation design projects, featuring thermal ice storage and variable flow refrigerant systems.

Mechanical Engineer

Josh Wells

Mr. Wells offers our clientele experience in both design and drafting. He has over 20 years in the construction industry from design, drafting, and hands on experience. Through his skill set developed from integrated system design experience, numerous building plumbing, HVAC, and functionally testing new building equipment and systems. Josh consistently provides an excellent HVAC system design product integrated with a project’s architectural elements and well-coordinated with other disciplines. He is currently the support designer on multiple renovation design projects.

Electrical Engineer

Jerry Pasley, P.E., RCDD

Mr. Pasley has over 35 years of experience designing electrical and telecommunication systems for commercial, institutional, industrial and governmental projects. Specialized design experience includes, medium voltage distribution, site lighting, power distribution networks, lighting, telecommunications infrastructure, lightning protection, specialized grounding, audio/visual presentation systems, fire alarm detection/mass notification, access control systems, intrusion detection systems, and emergency power distribution networks.

Electrical Engineer

Justin Sumpter, P.E.

Mr. Sumpter has over 10 years of experience in construction and design of electrical and telecommunication systems for commercial, industrial, and institutional projects. Specialized experience includes medium voltage distribution and control, process pump power and control, fire alarm detection, emergency power and controls, and system level automation.

Mechanical Engineering Technician

Daniel Styer

Mr. Styer has over 18 years of experience as a Mechanical Technician and is responsible for design and layout of HVAC and Hydronic type Mechanical Systems. He has extensive experience using AutoCAD as well as several AutoCAD extension packages and is in charge of our AutoCAD drafting standards for projects currently under design. He is also experienced using Microsoft Office for word processing and spreadsheet applications.

Electrical Engineering Technician

Monica Slavnic

Mrs. Slavnic has over 16 years of experience drafting and design of electrical and telecommunication systems for commercial, institutional, industrial and governmental projects. Her skill set includes expertise in E4Clicks software, Auto-CAD software and Revit software. Mrs. Slavnic’s standard list of duties include design, cost estimating, site inspections, system modeling and drafting. Monica oversees the electrical Auto-CAD drafting standards for projects currently under design. Monica also provides quality control and administrative support for the office.

Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Technician

Tim Harvey

Mr. Harvey has over 18 years of experience as an Electrical and Mechanical Technician, and is responsible for design and layout of power and lighting systems. His design experience includes lighting, power distribution, telecommunication, fire alarm, plumbing, and commissioning of multi-disciplinary building systems. Tim manages our Revit BIM (Building Information Model), and is adept with EDR (Electrical Designers’ Reference) and AGI Lighting design software programs.

Engineer In Training

Dane Oats

Mr. Oates has over 15 years of engineering and construction experience. His background in program/project management, engineering, scheduling and estimating, as well as his MBA in Business and service in the US Navy makes him a great addition to our team.

Engineer In Training

Nathan Katzer

Bio Coming Soon.

Engineer In Training

Conor Daly

Bio Coming Soon.

Accounting and Office Manager

Kara Ackerman

Mrs. Ackerman has been with SEC since 2015. She takes care of the accounting and whatever else needs to be done to keep SEC running smoothly.

Mechanical Engineer – Consultant

Ted Schendt, P.E.

Mr. Schendt started SEC in 1999. He retired a few years ago, but we have been lucky enough to keep him as a consultant! He has over 34 years of experience designing mechanical systems for commercial, institutional, industrial and governmental projects. Specialized design experience includes central utility plants and distribution systems, utilities infrastructure, heating ventilating and air conditioning systems, plumbing systems, and control system design.  Ted has extensive experience in the use of computers and various software packages including engineering design analysis programs and computer-aided drafting.

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