ESD names VPs
Julie DeNardis, Eric Lee, and Nathaniel Snydacker have been promoted to vice president positions. at ESD (Environmental Systems Design, Inc.).
ESD (Environmental Systems Design, Inc.) has promoted Julie DeNardis, Eric Lee, and Nathaniel Snydacker to vice presidents.
A mechanical engineer, DeNardis currently heads the Abu Dhabi office of ESD, responsible for managing the firm’s projects in the UAE. Previously a project manager in the firm’s Mission Critical Facilities Group, she has experience in the design of mechanical systems for data centers, call centers and telecommunications facilities. A LEED Accredited Professional and Estidama Pearl Qualified Professional, she has expertise in the architectural, mechanical, and electrical requirements for sustainable and high performance buildings. DeNardis received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Michigan. She is a member of ASHRAE.
Formerly a Senior Associate, Lee serves as lead fire protection project engineer on a number of different project types, including high rise residential, commercial, industrial, and health care facilities. He has over 26 years of experience in the plumbing and fire protection engineering industry and has designed systems for numerous major projects, both domestic and international. Lee received a bachelor of science degree in architectural engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. A licensed Professional Engineer in Wisconsin and a Certified Fire Protection Specialist, he is a member of the NFPA and an alternate member of the NFPA 14 Technical Committee on Standpipes.
Snydacker is a mechanical engineer with experience designing efficient and cost effective mechanical systems, load analysis, specification writing and preparing mechanical design documents. Formerly a Senior Associate, his experience includes commercial interiors, data-centers, educational facilities, sports facilities, retail facilities and airports. Snydacker received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. A licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois and a LEED Accredited Professional, he is a member of ASHRAE.
- Edited by Chris Vavra, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, www.csemag.com
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