CHA Announces 2012 Vice Presidents
Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Albany, NY – CHA is pleased to announce that 12 individuals have been named Vice Presidents within the firm.

Dominic Au, P.Eng., PE is the Manager of Engineering for CHA’s Power & Energy market. He has over 30 years of international experience with thermal power and cogeneration plants.

Derek Aucompaugh oversees CHA’s and CHA Tech Services’ operations at the SABIC Innovative Plastics plant in Selkirk, New York. SABIC is an international plastics manufacturer.

Mark Blaylock is an Assistant Regional Leader. He supports the firm’s business development efforts throughout the Southeast.

George Cruden, CEM, DGCP is the Director of Market Operations for CHA’s Power & Energy Market. He is responsible for managing the market's operations and its financial success.

Paul Durkin, P. Eng. has over 30 years of experience with thermal electric power plants, boilers, chilled water plants and cogeneration plants. He currently oversees CHA’s Thermal/Generation service line.

George Fertal is CHA’s Manufacturing Market Operations Manager. His current focus is on providing energy and process improvements for CHA’s manufacturing sector clients.

James Howe, PE is CHA’s Senior Vice President of Gas Engineering and Asset Management. Formerly National Grid’s Senior Vice President of US Gas Distribution Network Strategy, he has 35 years of experience in the natural gas industry.

Karl Leabo, AIA, LEED is a project manager within CHA Sports, the firm’s sports design service line. He has more than 20 years of experience as a project architect and designer within the college/university and sports/recreation markets.

Jim Noordermeer, P.Eng. oversees CHA’s Renewable & Sustainable Energy service line. He has over 30 years of international experience with gas turbine power and steam turbine generator power plants.

Manny Salorio, PE has 19 years of experience in transportation and traffic-related design. He is the Technical Leader for the Highway/Traffic/Rail Technical Group.

Peter Veldhuizen oversees CHA’s District Energy and Utility Services service line. He has over 35 years of experience with thermal plants, boiler and cogeneration plants, chilled water plants and district heating systems.

Tim Whitney, AIA is the Director of CHA Sports. He has more than 25 years of experience designing recreation facilities, wellness centers, and competitive sports arenas and stadiums.

In addition to naming the 12 new Vice Presidents noted above, the firm promoted nine individuals to Associates and another seven to Senior Associates for 2012.

"Each of these individuals has demonstrated the management, technical and leadership skills necessary to help us achieve our strategic growth goals," said Raymond L. Rudolph Jr, PE, CHA's Chief Executive Officer. "I'm proud to congratulate them as they advance upward through the management structure of our firm."

Scott Keating, Associate
Communications Manager
Phone: (518) 453-4516

CHA Announces 2012 Vice Presidents
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