Farooq M. Ahmadzai, P.E., CPD

Principal

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WORK HISTORY

Farooq has over 35 years of experience in design, engineering planning, project management and construction.  His representative work includes the design of fire alarm, HVAC, fire suppression and power distribution systems for educational facilities, office buildings, data centers, religious facilities, healthcare facilities, healthcare facilities, pharmaceutical facilities, residence halls and other commercial and institutional buildings.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering                                                                      University of Kabul, Afghanistan, 1977

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Licensed Professional Engineer                                                                                                   VA, MD, DC, OH, WV, CT

American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE)                                                                                             Member

National Fire Protection (NFPA)                                                                                                                              Member

ICC Certified Plan Reviewer

Farooq continues to do detailed code research to improve the company’s knowledge of applicable codes and perform research on new, more energy efficient technologies to enhance our industry. His broad knowledge of various codes and more than three decades of experience in the field has made him a leader and mentor, not only within PEG, but throughout the industry as well.

Farooq started with PEG in the early 1980’s as an electrical and plumbing designer.  Within a few years, Farooq ascended to the position of Senior Project Engineer and eventually, Project Manager.  During the 1990’s, Farooq was named Vice President of PEG while continuing to serve in the roles of Project Manager and Senior Project Engineer for many projects.  In 2008 he became President of PEG.  As President, he oversees all aspects of PEG’s operations.  Under Farooq’s leadership, PEG continues to be at the forefront of MEP and Fire Protection Engineering consulting firms in the Washington metropolitan area.In addition to performing his duties as President, Farooq wears many other hats including Principal-in-Charge of Quality Control, Senior Electrical Engineer and occasionally as Project Manager.  He works diligently to ensure that all of PEG’s projects are executed with the highest quality of standards.  He still is very involved in the electrical, plumbing and fire protection design concepts on a number of our projects and often oversees the design of life safety systems, lighting systems, power distribution, and plumbing systems.

Farooq continues to do detailed code research to improve the company’s knowledge of applicable codes and perform research on new, more energy efficient technologies to enhance our industry.  His broad knowledge of various codes and more than three decades of experience in the field has made him a leader and mentor, not only within PEG, but throughout the industry as well.

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Chad E. Sullivan, P.E., LEED AP

Associate Principal 

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WORK HISTORY

Chad has over 12 years of experience as an engineer in the HVAC and mechanical consulting industry.  His representative work includes design of mechanical systems for mixed-use office buildings, tenant fit-outs, hotels, laboratories, restaurants and educational facilities.  Chad has designed HVAC systems for both LEED Gold and Silver Certified projects, and is a proficient energy modeler with IES-VE modeling software.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering                                                                                    University of Massachusetts, 2002

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Professional Engineer                                                                                                                                                        VA, MD, DC, CT, RI, NH
LEED Accredited Professional
American Society for Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)                                      Member

Upon graduation, Chad began his career in Massachusetts at an MEP consulting firm as a mechanical designer.  Over the years, he has increased his exposure with a wide variety of engineering projects and has steadily assumed more responsibilities as a design engineer and energy modeler, and eventually as a project manager.  His current responsibilities with PEG include due diligence studies, mechanical engineering design, energy modeling, trade coordination and project management.

Gheorghe Voiebuna

Associate Principal

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WORK HISTORY

George Voiebuna joined PEG in 2001 and has more than 27 years of experience in the electrical engineering field, both as an electrician and as an electrical engineer. His representative work includes project management and design of electrical systems for schools, community centers, religious facilities, restaurants, tenant fit-outs and other commercial, residential and corporate building projects.

EDUCATION

Diploma of Engineer in Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)                                                                                              Member

International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI)                                                                      Member

Since joining PEG, George has worked his way up in the company from Project Engineer to Senior Electrical Engineer, Project Manager and currently Associate Principal.  George also serves as Senior Electrical Engineer on his projects as well as other PEG projects.  Additionally, he oversees the electrical department design team to ensure the highest standard of electrical design work.  His commitment to continuous training and education in the electrical field has led him to develop a highly skilled team of designers.

George has been instrumental in the design of the electrical engineering systems for many of PEG’s most demanding assignments.  His creative solutions and broad base of knowledge acquired over more than two decades has enabled PEG to take on the most challenging of projects.

IMG_1190-001Boris Jovanovic, P.E., LEED AP, BD+C

Senior Mechanical Engineer

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WORK HISTORY

Boris Jovanovic joined PEG in 2016 and has 18 years of experience in building related engineering design and planning.

EDUCATION

Bachelor Science Mechanical Engineering                                                 University of Belgrade (Serbia), 1993

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Licensed Professional Engineer                                                                                                                 VA, MD, DC

LEED Accredited Professional, BD+C

As a Senior Mechanical Engineer for PEG, Boris’ responsibilities include all associated project engineering design coordination with architects, and in-house staff coordination of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing disciplines.  His responsibilities also include building model energy simulations and HVAC design including building central cooling and heating plants, variable air volume central air systems, specialty exhaust systems, geothermal systems, and sustainable HVAC systems.

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Gad Larar, LEED AP

Senior Mechanical Engineer/Project Manager 

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WORK HISTORY

Gad has over 12 years of experience as an engineer in the HVAC and mechanical consulting industry. His representative work includes design of mechanical systems for mixed-use office buildings, tenant fit-outs, hotels, laboratories, restaurants and educational facilities. Gad has designed HVAC systems for both LEED Gold and Silver Certified projects, and is a proficient energy modeler with IES-VE modeling software.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Capital Institute of Technology, Laurel, MD- 1986

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

LEED Accredited Professional

American Society for Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Member

As Project Manager, Gad’s responsibilities include supervision, scheduling, and planning of the project, all associated project engineering design coordination with architects, and in-house staff coordination of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing disciplines.  Gad also serves as the lead Project Mechanical Engineer for his projects.  His responsibilities include HVAC design, evaluation of existing HVAC systems for buildings and preparation of written reports.

 

Norier Vartanian

Project Manager

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WORK HISTORY

Norier has over 30 years of experience as a building related mechanical engineer. His representative work includes the design of mechanical systems of religious facilities, public and private schools, commercial office and mixed-use buildings, recreational facilities, hotels and restaurants.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science Engineering, Dorset University, England

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

ASHRAE                                                                                                                                                                         Associate Member

As Project Manager, Norier’s responsibilities include supervision, scheduling, and planning of the project, all associated project engineering design coordination with architects, and in-house staff coordination of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing disciplines.  Norier also serves as the lead Project Mechanical Engineer for his projects.  His responsibilities include HVAC design, evaluation of existing HVAC systems for buildings and preparation of written reports.

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Hansen Bong, P.E.

Senior Mechanical Engineer

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WORK HISTORY

Hansen Bong joined PEG in 2016 and has 19 years of experience in building related engineering design and planning.  His representative work includes design of mechanical systems for public/private school, libraries, campuses, religious facilities, healthcare facilities, museums, historical renovations, and commercial office/mixed-use buildings.

EDUCATION

Bachelors’ of Science Mechanical Engineering

City College of New York, New York

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Licensed Professional Engineer

Indiana- January 2006

ASHRAE

Associate Member

As Project Engineer, Hansen’s responsibilities include supervision, scheduling, and planning of the project, all associated project engineering design coordination with architects, and in-house staff coordination of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing disciplines.  Hansen also serves as the lead Project Mechanical Engineer for his projects.  His responsibilities include HVAC design, evaluation of existing HVAC systems for buildings and preparation of written reports.

Paul J. Uth

Director of Financial & Business Operations

More about: Paul J. Uth

WORK HISTORY

Paul has over 30 years of experience in business management with an emphasis in accounting. He is skilled in all standard accounting functions as well as financial analysis, forecasting, human resource operations, implementation of policies, developing business strategies and the general organizing of all business development and operations.

While attending college and upon graduation, Paul worked for a company that operated academic day care centers throughout the Washington metropolitan area. He then went to work as an Assistant Controller for a local developer and later became a Commercial Property Manager, followed by serving as Controller for a local court reporting firm. He also went back to school while working to pursue a second degree in Business Management with a concentration on Accounting. His most recent position prior to joining PEG was as the Accounting Manager for a tax collections company.

Paul joined Potomac Energy Group in 2006 in his role as Accounting Manager. Over the past few years Paul has steadily increased his responsibilities and has recently been named PEG’s Director of Financial and Business Operations. In this capacity he works closely with the Principals and other members on the management team to ensure a smooth and well-run operation in respect to all business related functions.

His current responsibilities include all financial processing, reporting and forecasting; supervising all human resource functions; ensuring compliance in connection with contractual agreements; working with management to make optimum use of all resources; and developing and refining all aspects of the business operations for PEG. His unique ability to see the “big picture” and his skills in accounting, writing and organizing have all led to his increased role with PEG. Paul’s diligence, reliability and hard work have made him an important contributor to PEG’s success over the past four years.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Arts Education, University of Maryland

Bachelor of Science Accounting, University of Maryland

Jose Chavez

Mechanical Engineer

Azeb Fantaye

Mechanical Engineer

Kenneth Bump

CADD/REVIT Technician

Du Tran

CADD/REVIT Technician

Julio Castillo

CADD/REVIT Technician

Abraham Heredia

Plumbing Designer

Marlon Rios

Plumbing Designer

Victor Martinson

Plumbing Designer

Tilahun Felate

Project Engineer

Thiem Quach

Electrical Engineer

Julie Phan

Electrical Designer

 

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