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February 9, 2013

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JOHNSTOWN — CJL Engineering promotes 10

The managing partners of CJL Engineering have announced promotions for the following colleagues:

Raymond H. Meucci, who joined the firm in January 2005 as a principal, has been named a partner.

His 37 years of diverse experience include corporate, commercial and educational clients.

Some of his keynote projects include UPMC Mercy Hospital, where he has worked on numerous projects, and at higher education institutions such as Carnegie Mellon University, California University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh. 

Meucci is a registered professional engineer in nine states and holds a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

Craig T. Duda, who joined the firm in 2005 and was most recently a principal, has been named a partner.

He has more than 18 years of engineering design experience and developed an expertise in the design of LEED/Green building HVAC Systems and engineering analysis, including computational fluid dynamics. 

His keynote projects include the new Center for Sustainable Landscapes at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and work on more than 160 PNC branch banks and multiple campus projects at Duquesne University.

Duda is a registered professional engineer in 14 states and holds a master’s in mechanical engineering from the University of Dayton and a bachelor’s, also from the University of Dayton.

Tim Bertolino, who has been with the firm for seven years and was most recently a principal, has been named a partner.

He is the head of the CJL Johnstown electrical engineering department and has 16 years of professional engineering experience. 

Bertolino specializes in the design and specification of low and medium voltage distribution systems, lighting systems emergency power and communication systems for healthcare facilities, colleges and universities, schools and institutional clients. 

His keynote projects include UPMC East, a new LEED Silver hospital, Belle Vernon School District and the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness at St. Francis University. 

Bertolino holds a bachelor of architectural engineering degree from Penn State.

Chris Morrone, who joined the firm in 2004 and was most recently a principal, has been named a partner.

He was the head of the Youngstown, Ohio office of CJL Engineering.  

His areas of mechanical engineering expertise include educational, health care, institutional and commercial projects. 

Some of his noteworthy work includes the Williamson College of Business (LEED Gold) at Youngstown State University, the WATTS Indoor Training Facility (LEED Silver) at Youngstown State University Wooster Community Hospital, East Liverpool City Hospital, Akron Children’s Hospital and numerous projects for Valley Care Health Systems, formerly Forum Health.  

Morrone holds a bachelor of engineering degree in mechanical engineering from Youngstown State University.

Daniel P. Kelly, who has more than 17 years of professional mechanical engineering experience, has been appointed a senior associate.

He is responsible for directing and managing the commissioning efforts of CJL Engineering.

Kelly and his group ensure that the systems are designed, installed, tested, operated and maintained according to the operational requirements of the project’s owner. 

His noteworthy commissioning projects include Three PNC Plaza and Range Resources Headquarters (LEED Silver anticipated). 

He has also designed HVAC systems for the Energy Innovation Center (LEED Platinum anticipated), UPMC East (LEED Silver)

and projects at University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and Duquesne University. 

Kelly holds a bachelor of architectural engineering degree from Penn State. 

Eric D. Bella, who joined CJL Engineering in 2006, has been appointed a senior associate.

Most recently, he has been an associate at the Youngstown office of CJL Engineering.

He has more than 10 years of experience in electrical engineering, including power distribution, lighting design and safety and communication systems. 

His projects span healthcare, educational, religious, institutional and commercial clients.

His representative projects include Mahoning Valley Hospital, Farmer’s National Bank corporate office, Williamson College of Business (LEED Gold) at Youngstown State University and electrical distribution upgrades at Youngstown State University.  

Bella is a 2002 graduate of Youngstown State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology. 

Geoff M. Ford, who has been responsible for the design of electrical, telecommunication, security and lighting systems at CJL Engineering for the last six years, has been named an associate.

He is experienced with modeling and energy calculations and utilizes programs such as Visual and COMCheck to provide exact lighting calculations. 

He also has experience utilizing SKM software to perform short circuit analysis coordination studies and arc flash studies.

His keynote projects include Duquesne University Des Places Dormitory (LEED GOLD), UPMC Passavant Pavilion addition (LEED Silver), Boyce and Fort Couch middle schools (LEED Silver) and the campus distribution system for the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

Ford earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Grove City College in 2006.

Amy L. Ford, who has served as an electrical engineer at the firm for the past seven years, where she designs lighting systems, has been named an associate.

 She uses programs such as Visual, SKM, Powertools for Windows and COMCheck to provide exact

lighting measurements and electrical consumption data as a building moves from concept to reality. 

Her representative projects include lighting design for ATI Allegheny Ludlum HRPF Mill, the new Business School at Robert Morris University, Cairo West Air Base Fighter Hangar and various support buildings at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan.

Ford holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Grove City College.

Adam R. McKinley, who joined the firm in 2003, has been named an associate.

He serves as the plumbing department supervisor of CJL Engineering. 

His expertise includes numerous utility extensions and/or relocations for industrial, institutional and commercial projects. 

Some of his noteworthy projects include the new UPMC East (LEED Silver), University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Wellness Center, UPMC Hamot, Regional Center for Mother and Baby Health and the Vincentian Collaborative System. 

McKinley earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering technology from University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in 2001. 

Eric E. Groer, who joined the firm in 2003 as a mechanical engineer, has been named an associate.

He has extensive experience in mechanical systems for industrial, institutional, commercial and higher education projects. 

 Some of his representative projects include a new hot rolling and processing facility for ATI Allegheny Ludlum, Wilmington Area High School/Middle School and the Elliott Turbine Manufacturing facility.

Groer joined the firm following the completion of his bachelor’s in mechanical engineering technology from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

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