HEA hires director of engineering
Horizon Engineering Assocs. LLP hires director of engineering, Keith Seda, LEED AP, CBCP.
Horizon Engineering Assocs. LLP (HEA), a professional engineering firm specializing in commissioning, energy consulting, and LEED services, has hired Keith Seda as the new director of engineering for its Northeast Region. Mr. Seda will manage and oversee four offices throughout New York in Long Island, Albany, Syracuse, and HEA’s headquarters in Manhattan. With over 20 years of engineering and project management experience, he specializes in commissioning for LEED, existing buildings and new construction; ASHRAE energy audits to satisfy PlaNYC’s Local Law 87; and NEBB testing services. He focuses on commissioning mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems across all industries including healthcare, commercial, manufacturing and higher education.
Mr. Seda has previously served in the role of Operations Manager and Corporate Managing Engineer for firms within the New York and New Jersey area. HEA’s clients will benefit from his extensive history in supervising all disciplines of engineering from initial design concepts through final construction on a wide range of project scopes and building types. “Keith brings a wealth of industry knowledge and technical capability to HEA. As we continue to grow our staff, increasing our technical capability is paramount, which makes Keith an excellent fit,” states Michael C. English, PE, LEED AP, Senior Partner of HEA.
Mr. Seda holds a Bachelors of Engineering degree from Manhattan College where he specialized in Mechanical Engineering. He is a LEED Accredited Professional as well as a Certified Building Commissioning Professional. He is also working towards becoming a Certified Energy Manager this year.
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