Our People

 

 

 

RODNEY L. HILLIS, P.E. 

MANAGING MEMBER


Professional Registrations
  • Arizona No. 25040 (1991)
Education
  • BSE, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Arizona State University, 1983

Training
  • Thermal Storage Design Technical Seminar by APS/SRP, 1986

  • Steve Covey Management Seminars, 1995 & 1996

  • Interoffice Team Building Seminar, 1995

  • Construction Team Building Seminar, 1996

  • Trane CFC Refrigeration Seminar, 1997


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HISTORY

Managing Member of Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, 2000 to Present

Mr. Hillis, as Managing Member, Sr. Mechanical Engineer, and Project Manager of Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, is qualified in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems design, building automation systems (BAS) evaluation and design, energy conservation analysis, computer simulation of HVAC systems, technical report  writing, and life cycle cost analysis. He is knowledgeable in the operation and use of AutoCAD and has vast experience in the design of commercial and industrial facilities, medical facilities, schools, hotels/motels, and residences.

In addition to providing mechanical engineering services, Mr. Hillis plays a key role in the administrative duties of Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC  This includes marketing, billings, and general office administration.

Vice President of Professional Consulting Engineers, Inc., 1997 to June 2000

Mr. Hillis served as Principal, Design Engineer, and Project Manager while with Professional Consulting Engineers, Inc.  He was responsible for working with the mechanical staff, which included personnel with expertise in HVAC design, and plumbing/process piping design. Responsibilities also included CAD production management, HVAC load analysis, job forecasting, and administrative/corporate tasks.

Vice President of Sullivan-Designs, Inc., 1995 – 1997

Mr. Hillis served as Principal, Design Engineer, and Project Manager while with Sullivan-Designs, Inc.  He was responsible for overseeing the technical efforts of the mechanical staff, which included personnel with expertise in energy analysis, HVAC design, and plumbing/process piping design. Responsibilities also included CAD production management, HVAC load analysis, cost accounting, and administrative/corporate tasks.

Mechanical Engineer at Sullivan-Durand, Inc., 1986 – 1994

Mr. Hillis served as Mechanical Engineer while with Sullivan-Durand, Inc.  His experience included energy analysis, HVAC load analysis, HVAC design, and project management on a wide variety of projects.

Mechanical Engineer at Rod Gomez and Associates, Inc., 1985-1986

Mr. Hillis served as a Mechanical Engineer while with Rod Gomez and Associates, Inc.  His Experience involved HVAC load analysis and HVAC design on a wide variety of projects.

Mechanical Engineer at Peter A. Lendrum, 1984-1985

Mr. Hillis served as a Mechanical Engineer while with Peter A. Lendrum.  His experience included HVAC load analysis and HVAC design on a wide variety of tenant improvement projects.

 

 

RAYMOND B. LANFORD, P.E. 

Managing Member


Professional Registrations
  • Arizona No. 49717 (2009)
  • Washington No. 53983 (2016)
  • New Jersey No. GE53032 (2016)
  • Texas No. 124578 (2016)
  • New Mexico No. 23958 (2017)
  • Nevada No. 024227 (2016)
  • Colorado No. 0053652 (2018)
  • LEED Accredited Professional (2008)
  • NCEES Record No. 66797
Education
  • BSE, Mechanical Engineering, Arizona State University, (2004)
  • MBA, Business Administration, Grand Canyon University, (2015)

Training
  • Arizona Building Officials (AZBO) Course 306 ASHRAE 90.1, 2012

  • AZBO Spring Education Institute Seminar, 2012

  • RSMeans Facilities Construction Estimating Seminar, 2012


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HISTORY

Managing Member of Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, January 2016 to Present, Senior Mechanical Engineer, November to December 2015

Mr. Lanford, as a Managing Member, Project Manager and Sr. Mechanical Engineer at Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC is qualified in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems design, clean room design, data center design, preparation of building investigations, process exhaust system designs, building automation system evaluation and design, energy conservation analysis, computer simulation of HVAC systems, technical report writing, Commissioning and life cycle cost analysis.  He has vast experience in the mechanical design of commercial and industrial facilities, computer rooms, cleanrooms, water/wastewater treatment facilities, medical facilities, schools, hotels/motels, retail establishments and residences.  Mr. Lanford also has installation experience in all phases of commercial and industrial projects garnered during his experience in being a member of Facilities’ Departments.  This hands-on experience is particularly valuable in trouble-shooting existing mechanical problems and commissioning.

 

In addition to providing mechanical engineering services, Mr. Lanford plays a key role in the administrative duties of Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC.  This includes marketing, billings, and general office administration.

Facilities Construction Supervisor for Salt River Project, March 2014 to October 2015

Mr. Lanford was responsible for managing the Facilities Construction Project Managers.  This included projects valley wide at over 90 buildings. He was responsible to ensure project managers are meeting project schedules, budgets and scope of work. This included small office remodels to complete replacement of existing mechanical and electrical systems.  This included projects such as replacing electrical service entrance sections to buildings, upgrading/expanding the electrical distribution in buildings, replacing or installing new emergency/standby generators, replacing/expanding multiple air and water-cooled central plants, installing UPS systems and computer room air-conditioning units; all accomplished while still maintaining building/site operations.  Responsibilities also included estimating construction project schedules and costs from initial scope development to constructed project.

Facilities Senior Engineer (Mechanical) for Salt River Project, February 2012 to March 2014

Mr. Lanford served as the Senior Facilities Engineer (Mechanical) at over 90 buildings valley wide.  This included critical areas such as data centers and control rooms.  His responsibilities included: analyzing and trouble-shooting existing mechanical equipment and systems, provide design and submittal review for new construction projects, develop scope of work and cost estimates for mechanical based projects, serve as the mechanical inspector for new construction, perform engineering design studies and generate professional engineering drawings.  Mr. Lanford also performed commissioning duties, such as developing functional performance tests and validating sequence of operations.

Facilities Mechanical Engineer for Jones Lang LaSalle (Intel Facility), August 2009 to February 2012

Mr. Lanford served as the Facilities Mechanical Engineer for the Chandler Intel Facility.  He was responsible for the mechanical systems of over approximately 2 million square feet of facility space which included critical areas such as data centers, laboratories and clean rooms. His responsibilities included overseeing the engineering program of all mechanical building systems including: chillers, cooling towers, boilers, heat exchangers, air-handlers, fans, refrigeration systems (DX, Split-systems, Heat pumps), exhaust systems, air-distribution, DPCUs (aka CRACs), process piping and plumbing, controls, process vacuum, compressed air, ultra-pure water, lighting and temperature control systems, critical environments. Specific elements of engineering program included development of documentation around safe and complete maintenance procedures, sequence of operations, advanced troubleshooting, system optimization and energy conservation and commissioning of equipment.   He was also responsible for development of expense and capital maintenance plans which would include planning for infra-structure upgrades, equipment replacements, and building modifications.

Design Engineer for CDM Smith, formerly known as CDM, February 2009 to August 2009

Mr. Lanford was responsible for the design of building mechanical systems including HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems, primarily water and waste water facilities.  This included performing site investigations to document plant deficiencies and hazards, producing building and energy code studies, and developing construction plans and specifications for construction.

Design Engineer for Mechanical Designs. August 2005 to February 2009

Mr. Lanford was responsible for the mechanical and plumbing design on a wide variety of projects.  This included retail, office, educational, recreational, and industrial buildings.  His experience included energy analysis, HVAC load analysis and HVAC design from project programming to final city approved construction documents.

 

 

EUDJEN SAVU, P.E. 

Managing Member


Professional Registrations
  • Arizona No. 43764 (2005)
  • New York No. 080595 (2003)
Education
  • BSE, Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, 1995

Training
  • Energy Efficiency, Power Quality and the Environment Seminar by Powersmiths, 2007

  • Selective Coordination Updater per NEC 2005 by Schneider Electric, 2007


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HISTORY

Managing Member of Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, March 2007 to Present and Sr. Electrical Engineer of Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, September 2004 to Present

Mr. Savu, as a Managing Member, Project Manager and Sr. Electrical Engineer at Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, is responsible for design of electrical power systems, including emergency and stand-by power systems and UPS systems, interior and exterior lighting systems and special systems, such as fire alarm, security and intercom. He is knowledgeable in the preparation of electrical calculations such as electrical system loading and fault current analysis and preparation of project electrical specifications. Mr. Savu has in-depth experience in electrical system design and installation for commercial, industrial and governmental facilities.

In addition to providing electrical engineering services, Mr. Savu plays a key role in the administrative duties of Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC This includes marketing, billings, and general office administration.

Sr. Electrical Engineer of Lizardos Engineering Associates, PC, January 2000 to August 2004

Mr. Savu served as a Sr. Electrical Engineer while with Lizardos Engineering Associates, PC in Minneola, New York. He was responsible for design and engineering of power distribution systems, emergency generators, lighting and communications systems in accordance with Client requirements. Some of his projects included design of the Vertical Circulation Building/Jamaica Control Center, a seven-story building for passenger interconnection with the Air Train Station at the Long Island Railroad’s Jamaica Station. Mr. Savu also was responsible for the renovation project of the existing New York City Transit Authority subway mezzanine at Jamaica Subway Station, as well as several other projects completed at the Long Island Railroad’s Jamaica Station.

Electrical Engineer of I.P. Group, October 1998 to December 2000

Mr. Savu served as an Electrical Engineer while with I.P. Group in New York, New York. His responsibilities included production of electrical designs and specifications in support of multiple engineering projects including, building construction, alterations and renovations.

Project Manager & Design Engineer of Energy Management Control Company, February 1996-October 1998

Mr. Savu served as a Project Manager and Design Engineer while with Energy Management Control Company in Long Island, New York. Mr. Savu’s duties as a Design Engineer included designing energy management systems, programming digital controllers, technical specifications and design drafting. While performing as a Project Manager Mr. Savu supervised the design and installation of building automation control systems, encompassing definition of project specifications, producing system schematics, preparation of contract documents, operational troubleshooting and providing technical support.

SCOTT E. WOODS, P.E. 

MANAGING MEMBER


Professional Registrations
  • Arizona No. 37907 (2002)
  • California No. 19794 (2009)
  • Colorado No. 41382 (2007)
  • Maryland No. 45709 (2014)
  • Nevada No. 16395 (2004)
  • New Jersey No. GE49571 (2011)
  • Ohio No. E-76573 (2012)
  • NCEES Record #24095
  • LEED Accredited Professional (2009)
Professional Affiliations
  • Institue of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Member)
  • Arizona Power Quality Association (Member)
  • Illuminating Engineering Society (Member)

Education
  • BSE, Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University, 1998
Training
  • Two day Arc-Flash training seminar on SKM Power Tools for Windows, 2007

  • Emergency & Standby Power Systems Engineering T2G Training, 2001

  • Industrial Power Systems Enginersing, General Electric, 2000

  • National Electrical Code Update, NTT Training, 1999

  • Electrician Apprenticeship, IBEW Local 640 Phoenix, 1982


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HISTORY

Managing Member for Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, July 2003 to Present and Electrical Engineer/Project Manager for Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, October 2002 to June 2003

Mr. Woods, as a Managing Member, Sr. Electrical Engineer, and Project Manager at Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, is qualified in electrical power systems, emergency and standby power systems, and UPS systems design as well as exterior/interior building lighting, fire alarm and special systems design. He is knowledgeable and experienced in the use of computer simulation of electrical systems used to analyze fault current, breaker coordination and electrical system capacity and loading. He has in-depth experience in electrical systems design and installation of commercial and industrial facilities, computer rooms, cleanrooms, medical facilities, retail establishments and residences. Mr. Woods also has vast installation experience in all phases of commercial and industrial projects garnered during his four years as an electrical apprentice and fifteen plus years as a journeyman electrician and electrical field supervisor. This hands-on experience is particularly valuable in the preparation of investigative studies of existing buildings.

In addition to providing electrical engineering services, Mr. Woods assists in the administrative duties of Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC This includes marketing, billings, and general office administration.

Senior Facilities Engineer (Electrical) for Intel Corporation, November 1999 – September 2002

Mr. Woods served as Senior Facilities Engineer (Electrical) for many of the buildings at the Intel Ocotillo Site including a 260,000 SF Class 1 cleanroom wafer manufacturing plant. He was responsible for hardening of electrical distribution and emergency/standby systems and investigating failures to ensure 24 x 7 operation. Responsibilities also included maintaining the electrical system databases in SKM/Dapper for the site by performing frequent fault studies, breaker coordination, load flow analysis and panel schedule updates. Mr. Woods also performed additional duties including, supporting new construction at the site by developing the scope for new electrical systems, evaluation of the electrical designs and driving startup and testing of new facilities and manufacturing equipment.

Senior Electrical Designer for Clark Engineers SW, September 1998 – November 1999

Mr. Woods served as Senior Electrical Designer while with Clark Engineers SW. He was responsible for the completion of electrical designs and specifications including power systems, lighting, fire alarm and special systems for a wide range of projects including commercial and institutional buildings, medical facilities, industrial and government projects. Mr. Woods was also responsible for direction of CAD personnel, field installation inspections, providing budget price information to clients, review of electrical submittals and coordination with utility companies and contractors.

Facilities Engineer (Electrical) for Intel Corporation, May 1998 – September 1998

Mr. Woods was responsible for the electrical distribution system for several buildings on the Chandler Intel Site. Duties included monitoring system capacities, performing short circuit studies, circuit breaker fault coordination, electrical panel load calculations and review of projects as well as working with tenants on power quality issues.

Intern Facilities Engineer (Electrical) for Intel Corporation, May 1997 – May 1998

Mr. Woods was responsible for completing a panel schedule audit and short circuit study and fault coordination for the distribution system from the SRP switchyard through the service entrance sections at the Chandler Intel Site.

Electrical Field Supervisor/Lead/Electrician for Cannon & Wendt Electric, 1987 – 1997

Mr. Woods served as Electrical Field Supervisor for Cannon & Wendt Electric for construction, tool install, and start-up of a new cleanroom factory. He was responsible for a crew of up to 12 electricians, including direction and completion of work, worker productivity, budgeting projects and staffing. Mr. Woods also served as an electrician and electrical lead on various factory equipment installations, support equipment and offices at the Motorola Mesa plant. Mr. Woods also worked as an Electrical Field Supervisor for the construction phase of the Motorola Mesa Fab MOS 21 project.

Foreman/Electrician for Bechtel Construction, 1982 – 1987

Mr. Woods, served as a Journeyman Wireman on start-up, testing and plant maintenance at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station. In 1986, Mr. Woods was promoted to foreman of a 12-person crew for plant maintenance. During 1987 Mr. Woods served as back-up general foreman directing six, 12-person crews.

STEVEN F. DURAND, P.E. 

RETIRED (FORMER MANAGING MEMBER)


Professional Registrations
  • Arizona No. 11342 (1977)
  • Colorado No. 35502 (2001)
  • Nevada No. 12587 (1987)
  • New Jersey No. GE49432 (2011)
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (Member)

Education
  • BSE, Mechanical Engineering, Arizona State University, 1972 Completed 18 Hrs. Toward MBA Degree, Arizona State University, 1981
Training
  • Technical Factors for Successful Cogeneration Facilities by ASU, 1986


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HISTORY

Managing Member of Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, 2000 to Present

Mr. Durand, as a Managing Member, Project Manager, and Sr. Mechanical Engineer at Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, is qualified in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems design, clean room design, process exhaust system designs, building automation system evaluation and design, preparation of building investigations, energy conservation analysis, computer simulation of HVAC systems, technical report writing, forensic evaluations, and life cycle cost analysis. He has vast experience in the mechanical design of commercial and industrial facilities, telecommunications buildings, water/wastewater treatment facilities, medical facilities, schools, hotels/motels, and engineered residences.

In addition to providing mechanical engineering services, Mr. Durand plays a key role in the management and administrative duties of Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC. This includes marketing, billings, and general office administration.

Executive Vice President of Professional Consulting Engineers, Inc., 1995 – 2000

Mr. Durand served as Principal, Design Engineer, and Project Manager while with Professional Consulting Engineers, Inc. He was responsible for overseeing the technical efforts of the mechanical staff, which included personnel with expertise in HVAC design and plumbing/process piping design. He personally performed the design of HVAC systems for a number of high-tech industrial facilities and recreational facilities. Responsibilities also included marketing, accounting, administrative tasks, establishment of drafting standards, and the development of technical specifications.

President of Durand Engineering, Inc., Jan. 1995 to March 1995

Mr. Durand served as president and design engineer of Durand Engineering, Inc., for three months until accepting an offer to become a principal at Professional Consulting Engineers, Inc. During this period, Mr. Durand provided HVAC design services for several major industrial and telecommunications clients.

Executive Vice President of Sullivan-Durand, Inc., 1982 – 1994

Mr. Durand served as Principal, Design Engineer, and Project Manager while with Sullivan- Durand, Inc. He was responsible for overseeing the technical efforts of the mechanical staff, which included personnel with expertise in energy analysis, HVAC design, and plumbing/process piping design. Responsibilities also included HVAC load analysis, cost accounting, administrative/corporate tasks, and development the computer and CAD network for this office.

Mechanical Department Manager of Sullivan & Masson, Inc., 1973 – 1982

Mr. Durand served as Principal and Mechanical Department Manager while with Sullivan & Masson, Inc. His experience included energy analysis, HVAC load analysis, HVAC design, and project management on a wide variety of projects.

 

 

 

THOMAS G. BARR, P.E. 

Senior Mechanical Engineer


Professional Registrations
  • Arizona No. 26005 (1992)
  • California No. 32104 (2004)
Professional Affiliations
  • Member, American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc.
  • Member, American Society of Plumbing Engineers

Education
  • BS, Mechanical Design Technology, College of Engineering, Arizona State University, 1972


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HISTORY

Sr Mechanical Engineer at Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, April 2011 to Present

Mr. Barr, as a Sr. Mechanical Engineer at Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC is qualified in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems design, clean room design, preparation of building investigations, process exhaust system designs, building automation system evaluation and design, energy conservation analysis, computer simulation of HVAC systems, technical report writing, and life cycle cost analysis. He has vast experience in the mechanical design of commercial and industrial facilities, telecommunications buildings, water/wastewater treatment facilities, medical facilities, schools, hotels/motels, and engineered residences.

Mechanical Engineer of MSA Engineering, Inc., August 2010 to March 2011

Mr. Barr served as Mechanical Engineer of MSA Engineering, Inc., for eight months until accepting an offer to become an engineer at Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC. During this period, Mr. Barr performed the design of HVAC systems for a number of medical facilities, schools, and office buildings.

Vice President of Sullivan Designs, Inc., 1997-2010

Mr. Barr served as Vice President, Design Engineer, and Project Manager while with Sullivan Designs, Inc. He was responsible for overseeing the technical efforts of the mechanical staff, which included personnel with expertise in HVAC design and plumbing/process piping design. He personally performed the design of HVAC systems for a number of high-tech industrial facilities, medical facilities, schools, offices, and recreational facilities. Responsibilities also included technical analyses and reports, establishment of drafting standards, and the development of technical specifications.
In addition to providing mechanical engineering services, Mr. Barr’s responsibilities included administrative duties of Sullivan Designs, Inc. This included marketing, billings, and general office administration.

Mechanical Engineer of Sullivan-Durand, Inc., 1992-1997; Mechanical Designer of Sullivan-Durand, Inc., 1983-1992

Mr. Barr served as mechanical engineer/designer while with Sullivan-Durand, Inc. His experience included energy analysis, HVAC load analysis, HVAC design, and drafting on a wide variety of projects.

Mechanical Designer of Sullivan & Masson, Inc., 1976-1983

Mr. Barr served as mechanical designer while with Sullivan & Masson, Inc. His experience included energy analysis, HVAC load analysis, HVAC design, and computer programming on a wide variety of projects.

Land Surveyor of James S. Samer Engineers, 1972-1976

Mr. Barr served as land surveyor while with James Samer. His duties included drafting, instrument reading, and chain man responsibilities for numerous projects.

 

 

ANIKÓ MIKÓ 

Senior Electrical Designer


Education
  • Kulich Gyula Technical Institute, Budapest, Hungary, 1985

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HISTORY

Electrical Designer for Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, October 2005 to Present

Ms. Mikó, as an Electrical Designer at AZPE, LLC, is responsible for designing power, fire alarm and lighting systems for a wide range of new and remodel projects. Ms. Mikó prepares photometric calculations with Visual, Professional Edition load calculations and one-line diagrams with SKM Power Tools.

Electrical Designer/CAD Drafter for Clark Engineers, Inc. June 1998 to May 2005

Ms. Mikó, as an Electrical Designer at Clark Engineers, Inc. provided lighting design with the aid of AG132 software, power distribution, special systems and fire alarm design. Further responsibilities included preparing final drawing packages and CAD support of drafting staff.

CAD Drafter/Designer for Hume Associates, August 1994 to December 1997

Ms. Mikó was responsible for preparing mechanical and plumbing plans, as well as plumbing isometrics while with Hume Associates.

Executive Assistant for AGW Consultants, April 1993 to May 1998

Ms. Mikó, while at AGW Consultants, prepared hydrological and geological maps using AutoCAD. Ms. Mikó’s responsibilities included updating well records, creating well-logs and pump test graphs.

CHRIS KLOSKIN

Electrical Designer


Education
  • Bachelors of Science in Engineering, Arizona State University, 2013

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HISTORY

Electrical Designer for Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, February 2015 – present

Mr. Kloskin, as an Electrical Designer at AZPE, LLC, is responsible for designing and drafting electrical documents for data center and tenant improvements. Mr. Kloskin also performs arc flash and electrical studies.

Electrical Engineer/Drafter for EDI-Electrical Designs Inc. July 2014 to February 2015

Mr. Kloskin, as an Electrical Engineer/Designer at EDI-Electrical Designs Inc., designed and drafted lighting plans, power plans and single line diagrams.

 

 

 

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Dennis Do

 Mechanical Engineer


Education

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HISTORY

Arizona Pinnacle Engineering

 

 

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JORDAN LR HILLIS 

Mechanical Designer


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HISTORY

Mechanical Designer for Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, October 2007 to Present

Mr. Hillis, as a Mechanical Designer at AZPE, LLC, is involved with plumbing system design including sanitary waste and vent, and domestic water distribution. Mr. Hillis also performs load calculations for HVAC systems and designs HVAC systems. Mr. Hillis uses AutoCad MEP 2014 and Revit 2015 as drafting tools to develop plans.

CAD Operator for Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, June thru September, 2005 thru 2007

Mr. Hillis was responsible for receiving building backgrounds and setting them up in company standards ready for design. He was responsible for drafting and ensuring presentation of plans prior to submission to architects, contractors, and owners. Mr. Hillis used AutoCad 2000 and 2007 LT as a drafting tool to develop plans.

 

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MARIANNE RIVERA 

Senior Electrical Designer


Education
  • Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Texas-Pan American, 2011

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HISTORY

Senior Electrical Designer for Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC. 2018 – Present

Mrs. Rivera, as an Electrical Designer at AZPE. LLC, is responsible for designing power, fire alarm, and lighting systems for a wide range of new and remodel projects.

Engineering and Innovation Manager for Empire Power Systems, 2017 – 2018

Mrs. Rivera led a team of six engineers and project managers in delivering designs on time and on budget. She was responsible for communicating quality defects and under designed components to Caterpillar for engineering improvement for CAT generators. She also designed and deployed email and text messaging notification systems for new and existing generators.

Project Engineer for Empire Power Systems, 2015 – 2018

Mrs. Rivera was responsible for project managing and designing Caterpillar generator systems, Toshiba UPS’, switchgear, and power distribution units for the clients needs. She reviewed customer specifications, created submittals and drawings, managed project timelines, project budget, deliverables, and coordinated field engineers for startup and installation of equipment. She led and managed several multimillion dollar projects including but not limited to eBay and Intel.

Electrical Engineer for IO Data Centers / Baselayer, 2013 – 2015

Mrs. Rivera, as an electrical engineer, designed power distribution, controls, and sequence of operations for IO modular data centers. She was responsible for creating one-line and three-line schematics, conduit schedules, panel schedules, and sequence of operations for switchgear. She also dealt with writing minor PLC code in ABB, Allen Bradley, and Siemens PLC platforms.

Electronics Engineer for Lockheed Martin, 2011 – 2013 

Mrs. Rivera served as an electronics engineer working on radio frequency signals on Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. She was responsible for testing the destruct signal for a Nuclear Ballistic Missile, the Trident II D5 on Ohio Class Submarines. She obtained a Secret Security Clearance for this position.

 

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MICHAEL J. BRIGHT 

Mechanical Designer


Education
  • Uniform Plumbing Code Class, Gateway Community College, 2002
  • Civil Engineering, St. Martins College,1998
  • Associate of General Studies, Central Arizona College, 1996

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HISTORY

HVAC/Plumbing Designer for Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, February 2003 to Present

Mr. Bright, as an HVAC/Plumbing Designer at AZPE, LLC, is involved with plumbing system design including sanitary waste and vent, and domestic water distribution. Mr. Bright also performs load calculations for HVAC systems and designs HVAC systems. Mr. Bright uses AutoCad MEP 2014 and Revit 2015 as drafting tools to develop plans.

CAD Operator for Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, July 2000 to January 2002

Mr. Bright was responsible for receiving building backgrounds and setting them up in company standards ready for design. He was responsible for drafting and ensuring presentation of plans prior to submission to architects, contractors, and owners. Mr. Bright used AutoCad 2014 as a drafting tool to develop plans.

Drafter for Rosewood/United Modular, 1999 to 2000

Mr. Bright was responsible for quality control on the production line at United Modular. He also was responsible for comparing buildings to customer and company specifications as well as receiving specifications and floor plans to calculate slopes and sizes for development. Mr. Bright used AutoCAD 14/2000 while at United Modular.

Drafter for Trac Modular, 1997 to 1999

Mr. Bright was responsible for taking information from sales releases and rough sketches of floor plans, and design modular building from chassis to roof. Mr. Bright also designed modular electrical, plumbing, and HVAC layouts to code using Arris-Computer Aided Drafting.

 

RICHARD J. URANGA  

Electrical Designer


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HISTORY

Electrical Designer for Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC., February 2017 to present

Mr. Uranga, as an Electrical Designer at AZPE, LLC, is responsible for designing power, fire alarm, lighting, and one-line diagrams.

Electrical Designer for Henderson Engineers, Inc., October 2006 to September 2016

Mr. Uranga, as an Electrical Designer at Henderson Engineers Inc, gained design experience in Retail, Tenant fit-outs, Offices, Banks, Universities, and Grocery stores. Mr. Uranga was also the IT and Cad Liason for the Phoenix branch office.

Lead Electrical Designer for Hawkins Design Group Inc., October 1996 to October 2006

Mr. Uranga, as the Lead Electrical Designer for Hawkins Design Group, worked and interacted with clients, contractors, architects, manufacture’s reps, and other consultants. Mr. Uranga’s electrical experience grew in such areas as: Restaurants, Service, Garage, Medical Equipment, Laboratories, Banks, and tenant fit-outs.

 

TONY LASURE 

Electrical Designer


Education
  • High Tech Institute – Technical Associates Degree in Architectural Drafting, 1994

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HISTORY

Electrical Designer for Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, February, 2010 to present

Mr. Lasure, as an Electrical Designer at AZPE, LLC, is responsible for designing power, fire alarm and lighting systems for a wide range of new and remodel projects. Mr. Lasure prepares photometric calculations with Visual, Professional Edition load and short circuit calculations, and one-line diagrams with SKM Power Tools. Mr. Lasure also prepares and reviews project specifications as well as specifies lighting fixtures, power distribution gear, and wiring devices. Mr. Lasure also performs construction administration which includes punch-lists, resolving RFI’s, submittal review, site investigations and contributing to construction meetings.

Senior Electrical Designer for Industrial Power Engineering DBA General Power Engineering March 2005 to February 2010

Mr. Lasure, while with General Power Engineering, performed various engineering tasks utilizing ETAP Powerstation software including Short Circuit and Arc Flash calculations. Other calculations performed include voltage drop, lighting density portion of ASHRAE 90.1, LEED v2.2 credits, photometrics utilizing Visual, and fire alarm battery calculations. Mr. Lasure provided a variety of electrical design work including water reclaim, manufacturing, heavy industrial cleanrooms, and municipal. Municipals projects include fire stations (LEED), community centers (YMCA), police stations, and Maricopa County Jail laundry facility. Reclaim water plants included an 8 MGD plant expansion to an existing facility which includes design of power and controls, P&ID/PFD’s, and motor wiring diagram with VFD and soft start motor controllers. Mr. Lasure was extensivley involved in the construction administration phase of numerous projects which included punch-lists, resolving RFI’s, submittal review, site investigations and contributing to construction meetings.

Electrical Designer for TMOLL Engineering, 2005

Mr. Lasure, as an Electrical Designer with TMOLL Engineering, provided power and lighting distribution design for a variety of lighting commercial and light industrial projects. Projects included specifying service entrance and distribution equipment and light fixtures.

Electrical Designer/CAD Drafter for Joddell Associates, LLC 2004 to 2005

Mr. Lasure as an Electrical Designer at Joddell Associates, LLC provided power and lighting distribution design for a variety of light commercial projects. Mr. Lasure provided drafting support included in Phase I of the Light Rail Project and several healthcare facilities.

Electrical Designer/CAD Drafter for Hawkins Design Group, Inc., 1999 to 2004

Mr. Lasure, worked at Hawkins Design Group as and Electrical CAD Drafter and moved into an Electrical Designer role where he provided power and lighting distribution design for light commercial and custom residential projects.

Electrical CAD Drafter for Grommes-Meade Engineering, 1996 to 1999

Mr. Lasure, while working as an Electrical CAD Drafter utilized AutoCADr12 in drafting red-lined drawings for a variety of project including Federal and State buildings, industrial process facilities, heavy and light commercial properties, and custom residential projects. Working with Federal projects included the requirement of drawings completed entirely in metric. In addition, Mr. Lasure cleaned up drawings that had been converted into AutoCAD with raster-to-vector programs.

 

 

DANIELLA TORRES 

Office Manager


Office Manager at Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC since January of 2011

Mrs. Torres has been with Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC since January of 2011. Her duties as Office Manager include accounting and payroll functions, drafting, billings and marketing for AZPE clients, as well as day to day functions at Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC. Ms. Torres is versed in various Microsoft Office programs and Quickbooks Accounting Software.

Rodney L. Hillis, P.E.

RODNEY L. HILLIS, P.E.

MANAGING MEMBER


Professional Registrations
  • Arizona No. 25040 (1991)
Education
  • BSE, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Arizona State University, 1983

Training
  • Thermal Storage Design Technical Seminar by APS/SRP, 1986

  • Steve Covey Management Seminars, 1995 & 1996

  • Interoffice Team Building Seminar, 1995

  • Construction Team Building Seminar, 1996

  • Trane CFC Refrigeration Seminar, 1997


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HISTORY

Managing Member of Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, formerly Durand-Hillis-Mouw-Woods, LLC, 2000 to Present

Mr. Hillis, as Managing Member, Sr. Mechanical Engineer, and Project Manager of Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, is qualified in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems design, building automation systems (BAS) evaluation and design, energy conservation analysis, computer simulation of HVAC systems, technical report  writing, and life cycle cost analysis. He is knowledgeable in the operation and use of AutoCAD and has vast experience in the design of commercial and industrial facilities, medical facilities, schools, hotels/motels, and residences.

In addition to providing mechanical engineering services, Mr. Hillis plays a key role in the administrative duties of Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC  This includes marketing, billings, and general office administration.

Vice President of Professional Consulting Engineers, Inc., 1997 to June 2000

Mr. Hillis served as Principal, Design Engineer, and Project Manager while with Professional Consulting Engineers, Inc.  He was responsible for working with the mechanical staff, which included personnel with expertise in HVAC design, and plumbing/process piping design. Responsibilities also included CAD production management, HVAC load analysis, job forecasting, and administrative/corporate tasks.

Vice President of Sullivan-Designs, Inc., 1995 – 1997

Mr. Hillis served as Principal, Design Engineer, and Project Manager while with Sullivan-Designs, Inc.  He was responsible for overseeing the technical efforts of the mechanical staff, which included personnel with expertise in energy analysis, HVAC design, and plumbing/process piping design. Responsibilities also included CAD production management, HVAC load analysis, cost accounting, and administrative/corporate tasks.

Mechanical Engineer at Sullivan-Durand, Inc., 1986 – 1994

Mr. Hillis served as Mechanical Engineer while with Sullivan-Durand, Inc.  His experience included energy analysis, HVAC load analysis, HVAC design, and project management on a wide variety of projects.

Mechanical Engineer at Rod Gomez and Associates, Inc., 1985-1986

Mr. Hillis served as a Mechanical Engineer while with Rod Gomez and Associates, Inc.  His Experience involved HVAC load analysis and HVAC design on a wide variety of projects.

Mechanical Engineer at Peter A. Lendrum, 1984-1985

Mr. Hillis served as a Mechanical Engineer while with Peter A. Lendrum.  His experience included HVAC load analysis and HVAC design on a wide variety of tenant improvement projects.

Raymond B. Lanford, P.E.

RAYMOND B. LANFORD, P.E.

MANAGING MEMBER


Professional Registrations
  • Arizona No. 49717 (2009)
  • Washington No. 53983 (2016)
  • New Jersey No. GE53032 (2016)
  • Texas No. 124578 (2016)
  • New Mexico No. 23958 (2017)
  • Nevada No. 024227 (2016)
  • Colorado No. 0053652 (2018)
  • LEED Accredited Professional (2008)
  • NCEES Record No. 66797
Education
  • BSE, Mechanical Engineering, Arizona State University, (2004)
  • MBA, Business Administration, Grand Canyon University, (2015)

Training
  • Arizona Building Officials (AZBO) Course 306 ASHRAE 90.1, 2012

  • AZBO Spring Education Institute Seminar, 2012

  • RSMeans Facilities Construction Estimating Seminar, 2012


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HISTORY

Managing Member of Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, January 2016 to Present, Senior Mechanical Engineer, November to December 2015

Mr. Lanford, as a Managing Member, Project Manager and Sr. Mechanical Engineer at Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC is qualified in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems design, clean room design, data center design, preparation of building investigations, process exhaust system designs, building automation system evaluation and design, energy conservation analysis, computer simulation of HVAC systems, technical report writing, Commissioning and life cycle cost analysis.  He has vast experience in the mechanical design of commercial and industrial facilities, computer rooms, cleanrooms, water/wastewater treatment facilities, medical facilities, schools, hotels/motels, retail establishments and residences.  Mr. Lanford also has installation experience in all phases of commercial and industrial projects garnered during his experience in being a member of Facilities’ Departments.  This hands-on experience is particularly valuable in trouble-shooting existing mechanical problems and commissioning.

In addition to providing mechanical engineering services, Mr. Lanford plays a key role in the administrative duties of Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC.  This includes marketing, billings, and general office administration.

Facilities Construction Supervisor for Salt River Project, March 2014 to October 2015

Mr. Lanford was responsible for managing the Facilities Construction Project Managers.  This included projects valley wide at over 90 buildings. He was responsible to ensure project managers are meeting project schedules, budgets and scope of work. This included small office remodels to complete replacement of existing mechanical and electrical systems.  This included projects such as replacing electrical service entrance sections to buildings, upgrading/expanding the electrical distribution in buildings, replacing or installing new emergency/standby generators, replacing/expanding multiple air and water-cooled central plants, installing UPS systems and computer room air-conditioning units; all accomplished while still maintaining building/site operations.  Responsibilities also included estimating construction project schedules and costs from initial scope development to constructed project.

Facilities Senior Engineer (Mechanical) for Salt River Project, February 2012 to March 2014

Mr. Lanford served as the Senior Facilities Engineer (Mechanical) at over 90 buildings valley wide.  This included critical areas such as data centers and control rooms.  His responsibilities included: analyzing and trouble-shooting existing mechanical equipment and systems, provide design and submittal review for new construction projects, develop scope of work and cost estimates for mechanical based projects, serve as the mechanical inspector for new construction, perform engineering design studies and generate professional engineering drawings.  Mr. Lanford also performed commissioning duties, such as developing functional performance tests and validating sequence of operations.

Facilities Mechanical Engineer for Jones Lang LaSalle (Intel Facility), August 2009 to February 2012

Mr. Lanford served as the Facilities Mechanical Engineer for the Chandler Intel Facility.  He was responsible for the mechanical systems of over approximately 2 million square feet of facility space which included critical areas such as data centers, laboratories and clean rooms. His responsibilities included overseeing the engineering program of all mechanical building systems including: chillers, cooling towers, boilers, heat exchangers, air-handlers, fans, refrigeration systems (DX, Split-systems, Heat pumps), exhaust systems, air-distribution, DPCUs (aka CRACs), process piping and plumbing, controls, process vacuum, compressed air, ultra-pure water, lighting and temperature control systems, critical environments. Specific elements of engineering program included development of documentation around safe and complete maintenance procedures, sequence of operations, advanced troubleshooting, system optimization and energy conservation and commissioning of equipment.   He was also responsible for development of expense and capital maintenance plans which would include planning for infra-structure upgrades, equipment replacements, and building modifications.

Design Engineer for CDM Smith, formerly known as CDM, February 2009 to August 2009

Mr. Lanford was responsible for the design of building mechanical systems including HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems, primarily water and waste water facilities.  This included performing site investigations to document plant deficiencies and hazards, producing building and energy code studies, and developing construction plans and specifications for construction.

Design Engineer for Mechanical Designs. August 2005 to February 2009

Mr. Lanford was responsible for the mechanical and plumbing design on a wide variety of projects.  This included retail, office, educational, recreational, and industrial buildings.  His experience included energy analysis, HVAC load analysis and HVAC design from project programming to final city approved construction documents.

Eudjen Savu, P.E.

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EUDJEN SAVU, P.E.

MANAGING MEMBER


Professional Registrations
  • Arizona No. 43764 (2005)
  • New York No. 080595 (2003)
Education
  • BSE, Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, 1995

Training
  • Energy Efficiency, Power Quality and the Environment Seminar by Powersmiths, 2007

  • Selective Coordination Updater per NEC 2005 by Schneider Electric, 2007


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HISTORY

Managing Member of Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, formerly Durand-Hillis-Mouw-Woods, LLC, March 2007 to Present and Sr. Electrical Engineer of Durand-Hillis-Mouw-Woods, LLC, September 2004 to Present

Mr. Savu, as a Managing Member, Project Manager and Sr. Electrical Engineer at Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, is responsible for design of electrical power systems, including emergency and stand-by power systems and UPS systems, interior and exterior lighting systems and special systems, such as fire alarm, security and intercom. He is knowledgeable in the preparation of electrical calculations such as electrical system loading and fault current analysis and preparation of project electrical specifications. Mr. Savu has in-depth experience in electrical system design and installation for commercial, industrial and governmental facilities.

In addition to providing electrical engineering services, Mr. Savu plays a key role in the administrative duties of Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC This includes marketing, billings, and general office administration.

Sr. Electrical Engineer of Lizardos Engineering Associates, PC, January 2000 to August 2004

Mr. Savu served as a Sr. Electrical Engineer while with Lizardos Engineering Associates, PC in Minneola, New York. He was responsible for design and engineering of power distribution systems, emergency generators, lighting and communications systems in accordance with Client requirements. Some of his projects included design of the Vertical Circulation Building/Jamaica Control Center, a seven-story building for passenger interconnection with the Air Train Station at the Long Island Railroad’s Jamaica Station. Mr. Savu also was responsible for the renovation project of the existing New York City Transit Authority subway mezzanine at Jamaica Subway Station, as well as several other projects completed at the Long Island Railroad’s Jamaica Station.

Electrical Engineer of I.P. Group, October 1998 to December 2000

Mr. Savu served as an Electrical Engineer while with I.P. Group in New York, New York. His responsibilities included production of electrical designs and specifications in support of multiple engineering projects including, building construction, alterations and renovations.

Project Manager & Design Engineer of Energy Management Control Company, February 1996-October 1998

Mr. Savu served as a Project Manager and Design Engineer while with Energy Management Control Company in Long Island, New York. Mr. Savu’s duties as a Design Engineer included designing energy management systems, programming digital controllers, technical specifications and design drafting. While performing as a Project Manager Mr. Savu supervised the design and installation of building automation control systems, encompassing definition of project specifications, producing system schematics, preparation of contract documents, operational troubleshooting and providing technical support.

SCOTT E. WOODS, P.E.

Scott E. Woods, P.E.

MANAGING MEMBER


Professional Registrations
  • Arizona No. 37907 (2002)
  • California No. 19794 (2009)
  • Colorado No. 41382 (2007)
  • Maryland No. 45709 (2014)
  • Nevada No. 16395 (2004)
  • New Jersey No. GE49571 (2011)
  • Ohio No. E-76573 (2012)
  • NCEES Record #24095
  • LEED Accredited Professional (2009)
Professional Affiliations
  • Institue of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Member)
  • Arizona Power Quality Association (Member)
  • Illuminating Engineering Society (Member)

Education
  • BSE, Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University, 1998
Training
  • Two day Arc-Flash training seminar on SKM Power Tools for Windows, 2007

  • Emergency & Standby Power Systems Engineering T2G Training, 2001

  • Industrial Power Systems Enginersing, General Electric, 2000

  • National Electrical Code Update, NTT Training, 1999

  • Electrician Apprenticeship, IBEW Local 640 Phoenix, 1982


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HISTORY

Managing Member for Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, formerly Durand-Hillis-Mouw-Woods, LLC, July 2003 to Present and Electrical Engineer/Project Manager for Durand-Hillis-Mouw-Woods, LLC, October 2002 to June 2003

Mr. Woods, as a Managing Member, Sr. Electrical Engineer, and Project Manager at Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, is qualified in electrical power systems, emergency and standby power systems, and UPS systems design as well as exterior/interior building lighting, fire alarm and special systems design. He is knowledgeable and experienced in the use of computer simulation of electrical systems used to analyze fault current, breaker coordination and electrical system capacity and loading. He has in-depth experience in electrical systems design and installation of commercial and industrial facilities, computer rooms, cleanrooms, medical facilities, retail establishments and residences. Mr. Woods also has vast installation experience in all phases of commercial and industrial projects garnered during his four years as an electrical apprentice and fifteen plus years as a journeyman electrician and electrical field supervisor. This hands-on experience is particularly valuable in the preparation of investigative studies of existing buildings.

In addition to providing electrical engineering services, Mr. Woods assists in the administrative duties of Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC This includes marketing, billings, and general office administration.

Senior Facilities Engineer (Electrical) for Intel Corporation, November 1999 – September 2002

Mr. Woods served as Senior Facilities Engineer (Electrical) for many of the buildings at the Intel Ocotillo Site including a 260,000 SF Class 1 cleanroom wafer manufacturing plant. He was responsible for hardening of electrical distribution and emergency/standby systems and investigating failures to ensure 24 x 7 operation. Responsibilities also included maintaining the electrical system databases in SKM/Dapper for the site by performing frequent fault studies, breaker coordination, load flow analysis and panel schedule updates. Mr. Woods also performed additional duties including, supporting new construction at the site by developing the scope for new electrical systems, evaluation of the electrical designs and driving startup and testing of new facilities and manufacturing equipment.

Senior Electrical Designer for Clark Engineers SW, September 1998 – November 1999

Mr. Woods served as Senior Electrical Designer while with Clark Engineers SW. He was responsible for the completion of electrical designs and specifications including power systems, lighting, fire alarm and special systems for a wide range of projects including commercial and institutional buildings, medical facilities, industrial and government projects. Mr. Woods was also responsible for direction of CAD personnel, field installation inspections, providing budget price information to clients, review of electrical submittals and coordination with utility companies and contractors.

Facilities Engineer (Electrical) for Intel Corporation, May 1998 – September 1998

Mr. Woods was responsible for the electrical distribution system for several buildings on the Chandler Intel Site. Duties included monitoring system capacities, performing short circuit studies, circuit breaker fault coordination, electrical panel load calculations and review of projects as well as working with tenants on power quality issues.

Intern Facilities Engineer (Electrical) for Intel Corporation, May 1997 – May 1998

Mr. Woods was responsible for completing a panel schedule audit and short circuit study and fault coordination for the distribution system from the SRP switchyard through the service entrance sections at the Chandler Intel Site.

Electrical Field Supervisor/Lead/Electrician for Cannon & Wendt Electric, 1987 – 1997

Mr. Woods served as Electrical Field Supervisor for Cannon & Wendt Electric for construction, tool install, and start-up of a new cleanroom factory. He was responsible for a crew of up to 12 electricians, including direction and completion of work, worker productivity, budgeting projects and staffing. Mr. Woods also served as an electrician and electrical lead on various factory equipment installations, support equipment and offices at the Motorola Mesa plant. Mr. Woods also worked as an Electrical Field Supervisor for the construction phase of the Motorola Mesa Fab MOS 21 project.

Foreman/Electrician for Bechtel Construction, 1982 – 1987

Mr. Woods, served as a Journeyman Wireman on start-up, testing and plant maintenance at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station. In 1986, Mr. Woods was promoted to foreman of a 12-person crew for plant maintenance. During 1987 Mr. Woods served as back-up general foreman directing six, 12-person crews.

Steven F. Durand, P.E.

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STEVEN F. DURAND, P.E.

RETIRED (Former Managing Member)


Professional Registrations
  • Arizona No. 11342 (1977)
  • Colorado No. 35502 (2001)
  • Nevada No. 12587 (1987)
  • New Jersey No. GE49432 (2011)
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (Member)

Education
  • BSE, Mechanical Engineering, Arizona State University, 1972 Completed 18 Hrs. Toward MBA Degree, Arizona State University, 1981
Training
  • Technical Factors for Successful Cogeneration Facilities by ASU, 1986


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HISTORY

Managing Member of Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, formerly Durand-Hillis-Mouw-Woods, LLC, 2000 to Present

Mr. Durand, as a Managing Member, Project Manager, and Sr. Mechanical Engineer at Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, is qualified in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems design, clean room design, process exhaust system designs, building automation system evaluation and design, preparation of building investigations, energy conservation analysis, computer simulation of HVAC systems, technical report writing, forensic evaluations, and life cycle cost analysis. He has vast experience in the mechanical design of commercial and industrial facilities, telecommunications buildings, water/wastewater treatment facilities, medical facilities, schools, hotels/motels, and engineered residences.

In addition to providing mechanical engineering services, Mr. Durand plays a key role in the management and administrative duties of Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC. This includes marketing, billings, and general office administration.

Executive Vice President of Professional Consulting Engineers, Inc., 1995 – 2000

Mr. Durand served as Principal, Design Engineer, and Project Manager while with Professional Consulting Engineers, Inc. He was responsible for overseeing the technical efforts of the mechanical staff, which included personnel with expertise in HVAC design and plumbing/process piping design. He personally performed the design of HVAC systems for a number of high-tech industrial facilities and recreational facilities. Responsibilities also included marketing, accounting, administrative tasks, establishment of drafting standards, and the development of technical specifications.

President of Durand Engineering, Inc., Jan. 1995 to March 1995

Mr. Durand served as president and design engineer of Durand Engineering, Inc., for three months until accepting an offer to become a principal at Professional Consulting Engineers, Inc. During this period, Mr. Durand provided HVAC design services for several major industrial and telecommunications clients.

Executive Vice President of Sullivan-Durand, Inc., 1982 – 1994

Mr. Durand served as Principal, Design Engineer, and Project Manager while with Sullivan- Durand, Inc. He was responsible for overseeing the technical efforts of the mechanical staff, which included personnel with expertise in energy analysis, HVAC design, and plumbing/process piping design. Responsibilities also included HVAC load analysis, cost accounting, administrative/corporate tasks, and development the computer and CAD network for this office.

Mechanical Department Manager of Sullivan & Masson, Inc., 1973 – 1982

Mr. Durand served as Principal and Mechanical Department Manager while with Sullivan & Masson, Inc. His experience included energy analysis, HVAC load analysis, HVAC design, and project management on a wide variety of projects.

THOMAS G. BARR, P.E.

THOMAS G. BARR, P.E.

Senior Mechanical Engineer


Professional Registrations
  • Arizona No. 26005 (1992)
  • California No. 32104 (2004)
Professional Affiliations
  • Member, American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc.
  • Member, American Society of Plumbing Engineers

Education
  • BS, Mechanical Design Technology, College of Engineering, Arizona State University, 1972


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HISTORY

Sr Mechanical Engineer at Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, April 2011 to Present

Mr. Barr, as a Sr. Mechanical Engineer at Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC is qualified in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems design, clean room design, preparation of building investigations, process exhaust system designs, building automation system evaluation and design, energy conservation analysis, computer simulation of HVAC systems, technical report writing, and life cycle cost analysis. He has vast experience in the mechanical design of commercial and industrial facilities, telecommunications buildings, water/wastewater treatment facilities, medical facilities, schools, hotels/motels, and engineered residences.

Mechanical Engineer of MSA Engineering, Inc., August 2010 to March 2011

Mr. Barr served as Mechanical Engineer of MSA Engineering, Inc., for eight months until accepting an offer to become an engineer at Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC. During this period, Mr. Barr performed the design of HVAC systems for a number of medical facilities, schools, and office buildings.

Vice President of Sullivan Designs, Inc., 1997-2010

Mr. Barr served as Vice President, Design Engineer, and Project Manager while with Sullivan Designs, Inc. He was responsible for overseeing the technical efforts of the mechanical staff, which included personnel with expertise in HVAC design and plumbing/process piping design. He personally performed the design of HVAC systems for a number of high-tech industrial facilities, medical facilities, schools, offices, and recreational facilities. Responsibilities also included technical analyses and reports, establishment of drafting standards, and the development of technical specifications.
In addition to providing mechanical engineering services, Mr. Barr’s responsibilities included administrative duties of Sullivan Designs, Inc. This included marketing, billings, and general office administration.

Mechanical Engineer of Sullivan-Durand, Inc., 1992-1997; Mechanical Designer of Sullivan-Durand, Inc., 1983-1992

Mr. Barr served as mechanical engineer/designer while with Sullivan-Durand, Inc. His experience included energy analysis, HVAC load analysis, HVAC design, and drafting on a wide variety of projects.

Mechanical Designer of Sullivan & Masson, Inc., 1976-1983

Mr. Barr served as mechanical designer while with Sullivan & Masson, Inc. His experience included energy analysis, HVAC load analysis, HVAC design, and computer programming on a wide variety of projects.

Land Surveyor of James S. Samer Engineers, 1972-1976

Mr. Barr served as land surveyor while with James Samer. His duties included drafting, instrument reading, and chain man responsibilities for numerous projects.

ANIKÓ MIKÓ

ANIKÓ MIKÓ

Senior Electrical Designer


Education
  • Kulich Gyula Technical Institute, Budapest, Hungary, 1985

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HISTORY

Electrical Designer for Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, formerly Durand-Hillis-Mouw-Woods, LLC, October 2005 to Present

Ms. Mikó, as an Electrical Designer at AZPE, LLC, is responsible for designing power, fire alarm and lighting systems for a wide range of new and remodel projects. Ms. Mikó prepares photometric calculations with Visual, Professional Edition load calculations and one-line diagrams with SKM Power Tools.

Electrical Designer/CAD Drafter for Clark Engineers, Inc. June 1998 to May 2005

Ms. Mikó, as an Electrical Designer at Clark Engineers, Inc. provided lighting design with the aid of AG132 software, power distribution, special systems and fire alarm design. Further responsibilities included preparing final drawing packages and CAD support of drafting staff.

CAD Drafter/Designer for Hume Associates, August 1994 to December 1997

Ms. Mikó was responsible for preparing mechanical and plumbing plans, as well as plumbing isometrics while with Hume Associates.

Executive Assistant for AGW Consultants, April 1993 to May 1998

Ms. Mikó, while at AGW Consultants, prepared hydrological and geological maps using AutoCAD. Ms. Mikó’s responsibilities included updating well records, creating well-logs and pump test graphs.

Chris Kloskin, E.I.T.

CHRIS KLOSKIN

Electrical Designer


Education
  • Bachelors of Science in Engineering, Arizona State University, 2013

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HISTORY

Electrical Designer for Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, February 2015 – present

Mr. Kloskin, as an Electrical Designer at AZPE, LLC, is responsible for designing and drafting electrical documents for data center and tenant improvements. Mr. Kloskin also performs arc flash and electrical studies.

Electrical Engineer/Drafter for EDI-Electrical Designs Inc. July 2014 to February 2015

Mr. Kloskin, as an Electrical Engineer/Designer at EDI-Electrical Designs Inc., designed and drafted lighting plans, power plans and single line diagrams.

DENNIS DO

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Dennis Do

Mechanical Engineer


Education

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HISTORY

Arizona Pinnacle Engineering

JORDAN LR HILLIS

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JORDAN LR HILLIS

Mechanical Designer


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HISTORY

Mechanical Designer for Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, formerly Durand-Hillis-Mouw-Woods, LLC, October 2007 to Present

Mr. Hillis, as a Mechanical Designer at AZPE, LLC, is involved with plumbing system design including sanitary waste and vent, and domestic water distribution. Mr. Hillis also performs load calculations for HVAC systems and designs HVAC systems. Mr. Hillis uses AutoCad MEP 2014 and Revit 2015 as drafting tools to develop plans.

CAD Operator for Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, formerly Durand-Hillis-Mouw-Woods, LLC, June thru September, 2005 thru 2007

Mr. Hillis was responsible for receiving building backgrounds and setting them up in company standards ready for design. He was responsible for drafting and ensuring presentation of plans prior to submission to architects, contractors, and owners. Mr. Hillis used AutoCad 2000 and 2007 LT as a drafting tool to develop plans.

MICHAEL J. BRIGHT

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MICHAEL J. BRIGHT

Mechanical Designer


Education
  • Uniform Plumbing Code Class, Gateway Community College, 2002
  • Civil Engineering, St. Martins College,1998
  • Associate of General Studies, Central Arizona College, 1996

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HISTORY

HVAC/Plumbing Designer for Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, formerly Durand-Hillis-Mouw-Woods, LLC, February 2003 to Present

Mr. Bright, as an HVAC/Plumbing Designer at AZPE, LLC, is involved with plumbing system design including sanitary waste and vent, and domestic water distribution. Mr. Bright also performs load calculations for HVAC systems and designs HVAC systems. Mr. Bright uses AutoCad MEP 2014 and Revit 2015 as drafting tools to develop plans.

CAD Operator for Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, formerly Durand-Hillis-Mouw-Woods, LLC, July 2000 to January 2002

Mr. Bright was responsible for receiving building backgrounds and setting them up in company standards ready for design. He was responsible for drafting and ensuring presentation of plans prior to submission to architects, contractors, and owners. Mr. Bright used AutoCad 2014 as a drafting tool to develop plans.

Drafter for Rosewood/United Modular, 1999 to 2000

Mr. Bright was responsible for quality control on the production line at United Modular. He also was responsible for comparing buildings to customer and company specifications as well as receiving specifications and floor plans to calculate slopes and sizes for development. Mr. Bright used AutoCAD 14/2000 while at United Modular.

Drafter for Trac Modular, 1997 to 1999

Mr. Bright was responsible for taking information from sales releases and rough sketches of floor plans, and design modular building from chassis to roof. Mr. Bright also designed modular electrical, plumbing, and HVAC layouts to code using Arris-Computer Aided Drafting.

Richard J. Uranga

RICHARD J. URANGA  

Electrical Designer


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HISTORY

Electrical Designer for Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC., February 2017 to present

Mr. Uranga, as an Electrical Designer at AZPE, LLC, is responsible for designing power, fire alarm, lighting, and one-line diagrams.

Electrical Designer for Henderson Engineers, Inc., October 2006 to September 2016

Mr. Uranga, as an Electrical Designer at Henderson Engineers Inc, gained design experience in Retail, Tenant fit-outs, Offices, Banks, Universities, and Grocery stores. Mr. Uranga was also the IT and Cad Liason for the Phoenix branch office.

Lead Electrical Designer for Hawkins Design Group Inc., October 1996 to October 2006

Mr. Uranga, as the Lead Electrical Designer for Hawkins Design Group, worked and interacted with clients, contractors, architects, manufacture’s reps, and other consultants. Mr. Uranga’s electrical experience grew in such areas as: Restaurants, Service, Garage, Medical Equipment, Laboratories, Banks, and tenant fit-outs.

Marianne Rivera

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MARIANNE RIVERA  

Senior Electrical Designer


 Education
  • Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Texas-Pan American, 2011

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HISTORY

Senior Electrical Designer for Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC. 2018 – Present

Mrs. Rivera, as an Electrical Designer at AZPE. LLC, is responsible for designing power, fire alarm, and lighting systems for a wide range of new and remodel projects.

Engineering and Innovation Manager for Empire Power Systems, 2017 – 2018

Mrs. Rivera led a team of six engineers and project managers in delivering designs on time and on budget. She was responsible for communicating quality defects and under designed components to Caterpillar for engineering improvement for CAT generators. She also designed and deployed email and text messaging notification systems for new and existing generators.

Project Engineer for Empire Power Systems, 2015 – 2018

Mrs. Rivera was responsible for project managing and designing Caterpillar generator systems, Toshiba UPS’, switchgear, and power distribution units for the clients needs. She reviewed customer specifications, created submittals and drawings, managed project timelines, project budget, deliverables, and coordinated field engineers for startup and installation of equipment. She led and managed several multimillion dollar projects including but not limited to eBay and Intel.

Electrical Engineer for IO Data Centers / Baselayer, 2013 – 2015

Mrs. Rivera, as an electrical engineer, designed power distribution, controls, and sequence of operations for IO modular data centers. She was responsible for creating one-line and three-line schematics, conduit schedules, panel schedules, and sequence of operations for switchgear. She also dealt with writing minor PLC code in ABB, Allen Bradley, and Siemens PLC platforms.

Electronics Engineer for Lockheed Martin, 2011 – 2013 

Mrs. Rivera served as an electronics engineer working on radio frequency signals on Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. She was responsible for testing the destruct signal for a Nuclear Ballistic Missile, the Trident II D5 on Ohio Class Submarines. She obtained a Secret Security Clearance for this position.

TONY LASURE

TONY LASURE

Electrical Designer


Education
  • High Tech Institute – Technical Associates Degree in Architectural Drafting, 1994

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HISTORY

Electrical Designer for Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC, formerly Durand-Hillis-Mouw-Woods, LLC, February, 2010 to present

Mr. Lasure, as an Electrical Designer at AZPE, LLC, is responsible for designing power, fire alarm and lighting systems for a wide range of new and remodel projects. Mr. Lasure prepares photometric calculations with Visual, Professional Edition load and short circuit calculations, and one-line diagrams with SKM Power Tools. Mr. Lasure also prepares and reviews project specifications as well as specifies lighting fixtures, power distribution gear, and wiring devices. Mr. Lasure also performs construction administration which includes punch-lists, resolving RFI’s, submittal review, site investigations and contributing to construction meetings.

Senior Electrical Designer for Industrial Power Engineering DBA General Power Engineering March 2005 to February 2010

Mr. Lasure, while with General Power Engineering, performed various engineering tasks utilizing ETAP Powerstation software including Short Circuit and Arc Flash calculations. Other calculations performed include voltage drop, lighting density portion of ASHRAE 90.1, LEED v2.2 credits, photometrics utilizing Visual, and fire alarm battery calculations. Mr. Lasure provided a variety of electrical design work including water reclaim, manufacturing, heavy industrial cleanrooms, and municipal. Municipals projects include fire stations (LEED), community centers (YMCA), police stations, and Maricopa County Jail laundry facility. Reclaim water plants included an 8 MGD plant expansion to an existing facility which includes design of power and controls, P&ID/PFD’s, and motor wiring diagram with VFD and soft start motor controllers. Mr. Lasure was extensivley involved in the construction administration phase of numerous projects which included punch-lists, resolving RFI’s, submittal review, site investigations and contributing to construction meetings.

Electrical Designer for TMOLL Engineering, 2005

Mr. Lasure, as an Electrical Designer with TMOLL Engineering, provided power and lighting distribution design for a variety of lighting commercial and light industrial projects. Projects included specifying service entrance and distribution equipment and light fixtures.

Electrical Designer/CAD Drafter for Joddell Associates, LLC 2004 to 2005

Mr. Lasure as an Electrical Designer at Joddell Associates, LLC provided power and lighting distribution design for a variety of light commercial projects. Mr. Lasure provided drafting support included in Phase I of the Light Rail Project and several healthcare facilities.

Electrical Designer/CAD Drafter for Hawkins Design Group, Inc., 1999 to 2004

Mr. Lasure, worked at Hawkins Design Group as and Electrical CAD Drafter and moved into an Electrical Designer role where he provided power and lighting distribution design for light commercial and custom residential projects.

Electrical CAD Drafter for Grommes-Meade Engineering, 1996 to 1999

Mr. Lasure, while working as an Electrical CAD Drafter utilized AutoCADr12 in drafting red-lined drawings for a variety of project including Federal and State buildings, industrial process facilities, heavy and light commercial properties, and custom residential projects. Working with Federal projects included the requirement of drawings completed entirely in metric. In addition, Mr. Lasure cleaned up drawings that had been converted into AutoCAD with raster-to-vector programs.

DANIELLA TORRES

DANIELLA TORRES

Office Manager


Office Manager at Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC since January of 2011

Mrs. Torres has been with Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC since January of 2011. Her duties as Office Manager include accounting and payroll functions, drafting, billings and marketing for AZPE clients, as well as day to day functions at Arizona Pinnacle Engineering, LLC. Ms. Torres is versed in various Microsoft Office programs and Quickbooks Accounting Software.