Mark Stefanak, PE (left) and Shawn Callahan (center)
Two members of the Karpinski Engineering team have been promoted to leadership roles.
Mark Stefanak, PE, has been promoted from Associate to Senior Associate. Shawn Callahan has been promoted from Senior Project Engineer to Associate.
Staff at this level work closely with the firm’s partners. They participate in high-level management, they are involved in developing the firm’s strategic vision, and they are leaders in client service.
Mark Stefanak, PE, Promoted to Senior Associate
As a Senior Associate, Mark Stefanak will deepen his role as a technical leader within the firm. He will continue to advance KE’s mechanical engineering standards and manage the department’s physical and human resources.
“Mark is one of the best technical leaders we have,” said Principal Ken Borah, PE. “He is always looking for ways to improve our standards, thus improving our deliverables on all our projects.”
With Mark’s attention to firm-wide mechanical standards and design quality, his role is integral to KE’s ability to serve clients.
Ken also praised Mark’s willingness to tackle challenges and help others.
“He makes all of us better,” said Ken. “He makes our firm better.”
Mark has worked with Karpinski Engineering for more than 15 years. He has contributed to award-winning projects including the new Cleveland Convention Center and The Cleveland Museum of Art expansion and renovation.
Shawn Callahan Promoted to Associate
Shawn Callahan’s promotion to Associate affirms his contributions to KE and the principals’ continuing confidence in him.
KE President Jim Cicero, PE, highlighted Shawn’s gift for working with clients to deliver the results they expect.
“Shawn has won the trust of some of the biggest architectural clients Karpinski Engineering works with,” said Jim.
Jim also praised Shawn’s readiness to take on new opportunities. He shared how Shawn took the initiative to master a new software technology, which allowed the firm to offer a new service (power distribution studies).
Shawn joined Karpinski Engineering in 2006, and he has become a leader on complex electrical projects. His ICU corridor lighting controls design for Cleveland Clinic’s Fairview Hospital won a 2014 IES Lighting Control Innovation Award. Shawn is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) and the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Northern Ohio Society for Healthcare Engineering (NOSHE).
Shawn called the promotion a “great honor.” He points to his colleagues as the reason for his success. They have given him, he said, "the support and encouragement and freedom to grow.”
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