Karpinski Engineering has promoted three staff members: Tom Eckwahl, Andy Lufi, and Kris Peterson.
Tom Eckwahl was promoted to Senior Project Manager, Mechanical. Tom, who joined KE in 1999, is a leader in the firm’s Jamestown, New York, office. As a project manager, he works with clients from project inception to completion. He also mentors mechanical engineering staff.
Mark Harrington, Vice President of New York Operations, commented on Tom’s client focus.
“He takes his time with people,” said Mark. “He doesn’t rush through a phone call. He listens, and he wants to be sure that clients understand what they’re getting and how their systems work.”
He also highlighted Tom’s perseverance through tough projects.
“Tom works for the strong finish on a project,” said Mark.
Tom earned his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester, and he is a member of ASHRAE.
Andy Lufi has been promoted to Project Engineer, Electrical. Principal Brian David, PE, LEED AP, described Andy as a model of perseverance and continuous improvement.
“This promotion is very well deserved,” said Brian. “Andy stuck with the game plan to get himself to the next level.”
Andy joined KE in 2012 and is based in the firm’s Cleveland office. He earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tirana (Albania) and is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). He is also a certified electrician in the State of Ohio and a member of IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers).
Kris Peterson was promoted to Project Engineer, Mechanical. Kris’s mentor, Evan Hammersmith, PE, LEED AP BD+C, CGD, described him as an exceptionally fast learner and a capable teacher.
“He’s learned mechanical engineering for consulting faster than anyone I’ve worked with,” said Evan.
Kris is based in KE’s Cleveland office, where he focuses on education projects. He joined KE in 2015, after earning his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Grove City College. He is a member of ASHRAE.
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