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CORE VALUES

Our core values have been the compass that has successfully guided Vestal Corporation and molded our reputation. These principles dictate who we are as a company and how we serve our clients. Our commitment to these standards - integrity, quality, dedication to the team, continuous improvement, and providing value to our clients – has shaped our company into who we are today.

MEET THE TEAM

Leadership

Vestal’s Leadership Team is comprised of diverse AEC industry professionals with unique backgrounds and talents. With an average of 25 years of experience with owner, traditional A&E, and design-build companies, these experts direct the projects, determine the strategic vision for the company, and set the standards for how Vestal delivers Integrated Project Design services to its clients.

Richard P. Vestal, P.E.

President / Owner

Richard P. Vestal, P.E.

Richard founded Vestal Corporation in 2002 and has over 30 years of experience in the architecture, engineering, and construction consulting industry. He has been a well-known industry leader in most of the emerging international construction markets the past three decades from Russia to Mexico. He is the principal decision maker for committing company resources to accomplish project tasks and meet schedule and budgetary milestones. He is actively involved in all aspects of planning, scoping, engineering management and coordination, direct project/program/construction management, capital planning, engineering, and consulting.

Rebecca A. Vestal

Corporate Secretary and Treasurer

Rebecca A. Vestal

Rebecca is a founding member of Vestal Corporation and has over 30 years of accounting and business administration experience. As Corporate Secretary and Treasurer, Rebecca is responsible for governance structures and mechanisms, compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, management of employee benefits, insurance administration, property administration and all financial accounts. In addition to her duties as Corporate Secretary and Treasurer Rebecca oversees the Accounting and Human Resources departments.

Dale A. Carlton, PMP

Principal / Corporate Director of Projects

Dale A. Carlton, PMP

Dale leads Vestal Corporation’s project design teams, which provide a broad array of design, technical, and construction consulting services. From conceptual design to closeout, his responsibilities include planning, organizing, and controlling all project activities. Dale has successfully provided turnkey manufacturing systems and facilities via the Integrated Project Delivery method for over 15 years across the globe.

Mark A. Hubbs, MMgt.

Principal / Corporate Director of Business Development

Mark A. Hubbs, MMgt.

In addition to leading Vestal Corporation’s strategic growth initiatives, Mark is primarily involved in the conceptual design phase of projects, working with design team leaders and collaborating with clients and stakeholders to identify key success factors. He has more than 25 years of experience in the design and construction industry, spending nearly 16 years in the field managing design build projects within commercial and industrial markets.

Igor Kano, P.E., S.E., Ph.D.

Principal / Structural Engineering Team Leader

Igor Kano, P.E., S.E., Ph.D.

Igor oversees Vestal Corporation’s structural design operations. With more than 30 years of experience with both traditional A&E and Design-Build companies, he is highly skilled in structural modeling (Revit-Structure) and designing large concrete and steel structures, including concrete piers that support heavy equipment. He is also an expert in finite element analysis, vibration monitoring, seismic calculations, hurricane force winds, and soil evaluations. Igor’s background also extends into constructing multi-level structural steel buildings and open process structures, and structures that require piling, deep foundations for heavy machinery, and support for vibrating processes and crushing equipment.

Didine Koutchoukali, Ph.D., S.E., P.E.

Principal / Sr. Project Manager

Didine Koutchoukali, Ph.D., S.E., P.E.

Dr. Koutchoukali has over thirty years of work experience in the structural design and analysis of health care facilities, commercial buildings, industrial buildings and non-building structures. Didine is competent with all types of structural materials and systems and is an expert in seismic design and upgrade of essential facilities.

Robert Messmer, AIA, CSI.

Principal / Architectural Team Leader

Robert Messmer, AIA, CSI.

Managing Vestal Corporation’s architectural design efforts, Bob has over 30 years of experience with both traditional A&E and Design-Build companies in the design and management of multi-discipline projects for private and public clients. He has a talent for collaborating with clients, listening to their vision for a project, and incorporating that vision into a design that meets their functional and financial goals.

Paul Molaskey, AIA, NCARB

Principal/Sr. Architect

Paul Molaskey, AIA, NCARB

Paul is the Principal technical architect leading the architectural department in the master planning and design arena. He has over 35 years of experience in design and construction documents production, specifications, cost estimating, and construction administration, as well as working with design-builders in the implementation of design-build projects.

Jeffrey Allen, P.E.

Principal / Electrical Engineering Team Leader

Jeffrey Allen, P.E.

Overseeing Vestal Corporation’s electrical design operations, Jeff has over 30 years of experience in the electrical engineering field with an emphasis in design and coordination of power systems. He has a thorough understanding of high, medium, and low voltage systems for plant power distribution, lighting, and grounding. Jeff is also well versed in power systems evaluations including relay coordination, fault analysis, and arc flash system studies.

Arturo Tinoco, MSE

Chief Electrical Engineer

Arturo Tinoco, MSE

As Chief Electrical Engineer Arturo participates in projects from conceptual planning, feasibility analysis, and front-end engineering design estimates, through detailed design, construction and startup. With over 30 years of experience Arturo serves as the project lead electrical engineer on projects and as Project Manager on electrical upgrade projects. He is highly skilled at the preparation of electrical studies including: electrical system load studies, short-circuit analysis, relay coordination, arc flash studies, motor starting system dynamics, harmonics analysis, ground fault analysis, and other calculations as required

Chris Maniscalo, P.E.

Principal / Civil Engineering Team Leader

Chris Maniscalo, P.E.

Leading Vestal Corporation’s civil design operations, Chris has over 31 years of experience with major public works and traditional A&E companies, including in design, construction engineering, and project management involving drainage, utilities, roadways, buildings, flood control, and hydraulic structures. He is highly experienced in data sets analysis, project scoping, technical document development, review, report preparation, and probable cost estimates.

Joe Milligan

Principal / Plumbing Team Leader

Joe Milligan

Leading Vestal Corporation’s mechanical design operations, Joe has over 25 years of experience with industrial and commercial mechanical process design and installations. Joe has advanced knowledge in the theory and practices of mechanical engineering and system design and is an experienced and competent individual capable of successfully solving difficult problems that require adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria.

John D. Macfadyen, P.E.

Principal / Vice President – Heavy Mechanical / Process Engineering Team Leader

John D. Macfadyen, P.E.

Leading Vestal’s Phoenix/Heavy Industrial Group, John is an internationally recognized subject matter expert in the cement/lime industries and has over 45 years of experience in minerals and metals processing, including geological and chemical evaluation of raw material deposits, process design and development, plant design, project management, economic and financial analysis, and environmental compliance.

Carlos Villasante

Principal / Sr. Project Director

Carlos Villasante

Carlos has over 30 years of experience on the development, management and direction of engineering and construction projects for multiple industries including, Oil & Gas, Cellulosic/Paper, Water Treatment, Chemical and Petrochemical, Automotive, Electrical and Renewables Energies (bioethanol 1st and 2nd generation and thermos solar with thermal storage systems. For the past 15 years he has held positions as Project Technical Director, Project Manager, Engineering Manager and Division Manager building, managing and directing multi-disciplines and multicultural groups in very different geographies such as Spain, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Argentina, Chile and the United States.

James Huang, LEED AP

Principal / Sr. Director Advanced Technology and IT Systems

James Huang, LEED AP

James shapes the IT infrastructure and technology strategy of the company. He manages the design, development, and implementation of all infrastructure platforms, including servers for computers, storage, networks, voice/data communications, workstations, laptops and all mobile devices across the enterprise. He assures proper security measures at the infrastructure, and device level, including cyber-security controls, anti-penetration & anti-phishing software. James partners with stakeholders to define hardware and software standards and keeps Vestal at the forefront of emerging technologies.

Kevin Kopp

BIM Director

Kevin Kopp

Kevin has over 16 years of experience in BIM/CAD modeling and design, BIM/VDC implementation and management, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), project coordination/management and lean/six sigma concepts in the engineering and construction profession. He has worked in a variety of engineering fields including civil, chemical, electrical, mechanical and industrial. Kevin utilizes his and expertise in BIM, virtual design & construction. project lifecycle management, MEPFP, piping, construction, engineering, collaboration, strategic planning, project coordination, computer software & hardware, services & protocols, Autodesk building design suites, Sysque, business analyze, network environment support, programming, enhanced business systems operations and leadership.

Brad A. Gordon, P.E.

Principal / Mechanical Engineering Team Leader

Brad A. Gordon, P.E.

Brad has over 30 years of experience in the analysis and design of HVAC, utility systems, plumbing and fire protection. His vast experience includes industrial, food and beverage, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and commercial projects. Brad is hands on leader and an expert at coordinating mechanical engineering efforts, forecasting resources, developing CAPEX budgets and building project teams that complement the needs of the project and client. Throughout his career Brad has maintained a direct link and hands on approach to every project he manages.