The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

February 9, 2013

Business People 2/10/13


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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.





Murtha joins practice 

Dr. Kevin Murtha has joined Conemaugh Physician Group and opened a new primary care practice in Richland Township.

Board certified in family practice, Murtha completed his residency training at Memorial Medical Center in affiliation with the Pennsylvania State University and Temple University medical schools. He continued to practice in the region, most recently in Somerset.

“I am looking forward to returning to practice in the Johnstown area,” Murtha said.

Murtha is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

He will join Conemaugh Physican Group

Drs. Kavitha Manjunath, Lisa Wirfel and Geraldine Amper at Conemaugh East Hills, 1450 Scalp Ave., Richland Township.

 Appointments can be scheduled by calling 269-9551.



Penn Highlands hires instructor

 Kevin Slonka of Johnstown was been hired as a full-time computer science instructor beginning with the spring term in January at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.

His primary focus will be to lead the implementation of the college’s new associate of science in computer science degree. 

Slonka holds a bachelor of science in information technology from Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, and dual master’s degrees in information security and assurance and information technology project management from Robert Morris University. 

Currently, he is pursuing a doctor of science in information systems and communications from Robert Morris. 

Slonka previously served as an adjunct faculty member at both Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and Mount Aloysius College and was employed at Northrop Grumman as a cyber software engineer. 

He will remain current with the rapidly

changing industry through ongoing professional development and consulting in systems engineering.





HR conference registration open

 Cambria Somerset Human Resources Association, the local affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management, has announced registration is open for its fifth annual conference, which will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 30 at the Pasquerilla Conference Center, 301 Napoleon St., downtown Johnstown.

The registration deadline is April 15.

The annual conference will offer participants workshops on topics such as conducting effective employee and vendor investigations, leveraging social networking opportunities for a competitive advantage in human resources, the human resources practitioner in the 21st century, diversity, employment law updates and the impact of interactive diversity on the workplace.

At the start of the conference, all participants will receive a thumb drive, which will include copies of the presentations, so participants should bring laptops if they wish to view the presentation notes throughout the day.

Participants will have an opportunity for open discussion with the professional speakers regarding any employment-related concerns. 

The keynote speaker will be Jeff Tobe of Coloring Outside the Lines, Pittsburgh.

The cost is $75 for association members, $100 for nonmembers and $50 per student

Fees includes breakfast, lunch, materials and certificate of attendance.

All human resources practitioners, business owners, managers, educators and students of a related field are invited. 

Registration forms, workshop descriptions, conference agenda and forms for sponsorships for businesses offering services or products are available at www.hrmacs.org - Events page.

 

Catanese announces promotions

The Catanese Group has announced several promotions within their staff.

Lauren Speelman, certified public accountant, has been promoted to supervisor.

She joined the Catanese Group in 2006 and is a graduate of Pitt-Johnstown and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Mark Luther, certified public accountant, has been promoted to senior staff accountant.

He joined the Catanese Group in 2008 and is a graduate of Pitt-Johnstown and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Joseph Adamoski has been promoted to senior staff accountant.

He joined the Catanese Group in 2008 and is a graduate of St. Vincent College, Latrobe.

He is currently pursuing his CPA license and is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Sandra L. Frantz has been hired as a new member of the management team.

She will be the new firm administrator for both the Johnstown and Pittsburgh locations.

Frantz is a graduate of Pitt-Johnstown with

a bachelor of arts degree in business/account-ing.

In her position, she will be responsible for office administration, firm development and accounting services for both offices.

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