Our Team

The success of each project is due to the knowledge, expertise and reliability of our staff.

Our multi-disciplinary team consists of licensed Professional Engineers, Architects, Environmental Specialists and LEED Accredited Professionals. Merritt’s dedicated staff members work side-by-side with clients and are always on call to respond to any project challenge.

On-going education is highly valued by our firm. From new construction materials to industry advancements, we believe in constantly building our knowledge to better serve our clients. As a result, each staff member has a unique understanding of the complex and ever-changing demands required by today’s marketplace and economy.

New York
Mario Cirigliano
Mario Cirigliano

Principal

Mario Cirigliano

Mario Cirigliano

Principal

As principal, Mr. Cirigliano is responsible for fulfilling contracts, maintaining day-to-day communication with clients and managing internal and external resources. With over 29 years of architectural and engineering experience, Mr. Cirigliano is an expert in building restoration, waterproofing and roofing.  His excellent organization and communication skills are an asset on complex projects, including large scale emergency repair projects. As a Vice President at Merritt Engineering, Mr. Cirigliano has the ability to coordinate design and project management teams, oversee multiple construction projects simultaneously, and correspond with numerous property owners, facility managers.

Chris Krepcio, P.E.
Chris Krepcio, P.E.

Principal

Chris Krepcio, P.E.

Chris Krepcio, P.E.

Principal

As principal, Mr. Krepcio has more than 17 years of professional experience in civil/structural engineering design, construction and project management for commercial and residential clients. He has successfully coordinated projects from start to finish including conducting initial field surveys, plans and specification development, and extensive onsite construction monitoring. Mr. Krepcio’s most valuable asset is his communication skills. Throughout the construction process he diligently works with employees, vendors, and clients to make sure each project runs smoothly. As Principal, Mr. Krepcio is simultaneously overseeing multiple façade, roof and garage restoration projects with numerous property owners and facility managers. His ability to maintain project schedules and budgets assures clients that projects will be completed on time and correctly.

Jennifer Merritt
Jennifer Merritt

Principal

Jennifer Merritt

Jennifer Merritt

Principal

 

As Principal, Jennifer provides strategic direction and oversight for the business operations, client development, marketing, sales, HR and finances at Merritt Engineering.

Having been raised around the business and watching her father grow the company from a young age, Jennifer always had a strong desire to pursue a path in business. A few years after graduating from NYU Stern School of Business, and developing a strong foundation in business, market research and sales, she decided to join forces with her father, Charles, to help further grow Merritt Engineering. Jennifer took on the role of Marketing Director in 2008, where she created and managed the company’s marketing strategies, PR and sales initiatives. She later shifted her focus to the strategic operations of the business; identifying and executing on priorities that impact the firm’s ongoing projects and overall success.

Today, Jennifer works closely with the executive team to ensure that goals are met and clients are satisfied. Her primary goal is to ensure the continuous growth and development of the firm, enabling her team members to thrive in their critical roles and projects, thereby providing a quality engineering service to customers.

Anita Konfederak
Anita Konfederak

Sr. Vice President

Anita Konfederak

Anita Konfederak

Sr. Vice President

As Sr. Vice President at Merritt Engineering Consultants, P.C. with 27 years of experience, Ms. Konfederak is an expert in high rise building restoration and waterproofing. With a consistent track record of success Ms. Konfederak manages hundreds of projects from initiation to closing in the tri-state area for residential, commercial and institutional clients including hospitals and schools. She has consulted on large scale emergency repairs due to water infiltration, fire and structural collapse. Ms. Konfederak is responsible for multi-million dollar budgets and up to 30 field and office employees. Her sparkling reputation for bottom-line orientation, high quality and on-time delivery in challenging situations is well known in the industry. Ms. Konfederak is a strong leader who inspires confidence and trust in her staff and motivates them to perform at high levels to consistently meet project and client expectations.

Mario Mouzouris
Mario Mouzouris

Senior Project Manager

Mario Mouzouris

Mario Mouzouris

Senior Project Manager

Mr. Mouzouris has over 18 years of experience in conducting and overseeing façade investigations and restorations, window and roofing replacement projects as well as mechanical alteration projects. 

As a Sr. Project Manager at Merritt Engineering, he is responsible f initial pre-proposal client meeting, establishing scopes of work, preliminary budgets, proposal writing, bidding analysis, preparation of construction documents, attendance at meetings, coordinating expediting of City of New York Landmarks Preservation Commission approvals and Department of Buildings Work Permits.

Rafael Ramirez, P.E.
Rafael Ramirez, P.E.

Senior Project Manager

Rafael Ramirez, P.E.

Rafael Ramirez, P.E.

Senior Project Manager

As Sr. Project Manager and a Project Engineer for Merritt Engineering Consultants, P. C., Mr. Ramirez is involved with conducting engineering inspections of building exterior walls and façades, as well as construction administration for various façade restoration projects. 

As a licensed PE, with over 21 years of experience, his expertise is in the preparation of contract documents including plans and specifications for building restoration projects, as well as providing structural engineering assistance and review of calculations for several projects.

Heather Cerone
Heather Cerone

Director of Marketing

Heather Cerone

Heather Cerone

Director of Marketing

As Marketing Director, Heather takes a proactive approach to business development and all facets of Marketing at Merritt Engineering.

During her time at Merritt, she has developed and implemented effective marketing strategies while successfully executing several other tasks on a daily basis including: proposal writing, client outreach, marketing material enhancement, company event planning, as well as driving all social media and PR efforts.

Acting as a liaison between in-house staff and clients, Heather is working closely with the Vice Presidents and Sr. Project Managers on a daily basis to ensure project milestones are met and clients are pleased with their experience. 

Technical Team
Carlos Hostin
Carlos Hostin

Sr. Project Manager

Carlos Hostin

Carlos Hostin

Sr. Project Manager

With over 18 years of engineering experience, Mr. Carlos Hostin, LEED AP, is primarily responsible for performing Property Condition Assessments (PCAs) and Plan & Cost Reviews in accordance with ASTM standards as well as local, state and federal regulations. Specifically Mr. Hostin conducts initial site visits, interviews, and takes representative photographs. After appropriate document review, he complies a report with corresponding documentation, including forecasted budgets, prioritized repairs, payment requisitions, lien waivers, etc.  Over the years Mr. Hostin has maintained excellent relations with his banking clients including TD Bank, New York Community Bank, Valley National Bank, First Niagara, Sun National, among many others.

Nabeel Khan
Nabeel Khan

Sr. Project Manager

Nabeel Khan

Nabeel Khan

Sr. Project Manager

Mr. Khan has 13 years of experience in building envelope restoration and design, and has been involved in numerous restoration projects in New York State. Mr. Khan has experience in coordinating and supervising projects for multiple clients including Schools, Hotels and Hospitals, Commercial and Residential towers, Financial Institutions and Sports Arenas. At Merritt Engineering, his responsibilities include building surveys and validating evaluations, determining scope of work, designing drawings and specifications, and supervising the work in progress. In addition, Mr. Khan specializes in budget analysis for multi-scale landmark restoration projects.

Paul Gurdak, R.A.
Paul Gurdak, R.A.

Sr. Project Manager

Paul Gurdak, R.A.

Paul Gurdak, R.A.

Sr. Project Manager

As an experienced design professional, Paul has worked on residential, commercial, transportation and institutional projects. He is proficient in construction documents and exterior envelopes of various construction types for both vertical and horizontal enclosures. Paul has managed many projects from inception through construction administration along with client reviews and on-site construction meetings, while managing pressing deadlines to meet project deliverables. He is a strong advocate of technology implementation and research and teaches college senior level design courses at the School of Visual Arts and NYC College of Technology.

Ali Battawi
Ali Battawi

Sr. Project Manager

Ali Battawi

Ali Battawi

Sr. Project Manager

Mr. Ali Battawi has over 8 years of experience in Project Management and Civil and Structural Engineering. He is responsible for managing projects from conception to completion. In addition, he has experience as a drafter of curtain wall designs, and understands concepts from drawing to application. Ali has a B.S. in Civil Engineering, is a certified Project Management Professional and working towards his Professional Engineer certification.

Moe Fadhil
Moe Fadhil

Sr. Project Manager

Moe Fadhil

Moe Fadhil

Sr. Project Manager

Mr. Fadhil has over 9 years’ experience in Project Management and Engineering, managing multi-million dollar commercial and residential construction projects. At Merritt Engineering, his responsibilities include building envelope upgrades and renovation, roofing, garage restoration, and building structure design and reinforcement.

Dean Mendez, R.A.
Dean Mendez, R.A.

Project Manager

Dean Mendez, R.A.

Dean Mendez, R.A.

Project Manager

With 18 years’ experience, Dean has built his expertise in building envelope restoration, roof and window replacement, sidewalk, vault repairs, leak investigations and Local Law 11. He has overseen all phases of capital improvement projects from initial client contact and also assists with contractor selection, bid negotiation and construction administration. His experience includes designing waterproofing solutions, handling landmark approvals as well as designing alterations for K-12 projects. Dean holds an Architectural Degree from the NY Institute of Technology, is a licensed Architect and LEED AP.

Ken Sullivan
Ken Sullivan

Project Manager

Ken Sullivan

Ken Sullivan

Project Manager

Mr. Sullivan has over 20 years’ experience providing project management, design and engineering support for all phases of HVAC design and mechanical building systems. He has conducted building conditions assessments, heat loss/gain calculations, building retrofits, and energy conservation projects for commercial, residential, healthcare, educational and industrial buildings.

Michael Biordi, PE
Michael Biordi, PE

Project Manager

Michael Biordi, PE

Michael Biordi, PE

Project Manager

Michael has experience in design and construction management, specifically for concrete, façade and structural steel projects.  At Merritt Engineering, Mr. Biordi is responsible for on-site inspections, review and analysis of calculations, design of restoration and repair projects and reviewing shop drawings during construction. He has worked on commercial offices, as well as residential high-rise buildings.

 

Jon Canak
Jon Canak

Sr. Project Manager

Jon Canak

Jon Canak

Sr. Project Manager

Jon brings over 10 years’ experience in structural design, restoration projects and construction management. He has led the design and analysis of a wide
variety of projects including retaining walls, steel structures, and repair of residential buildings. Jon has conducted field investigations of various types of structures, prepared technical reports, proposals, contract documents and has also supervised construction phases. Jon currently holds his EIT certification and is well-versed in AutoCAD, Bluebeam, and Procore.

Joseph Saladino
Joseph Saladino

Sr. Project Manager

Joseph Saladino

Joseph Saladino

Sr. Project Manager

Joe brings 25+ years of experience in building envelope restoration and forensic projects. As a certified Special Inspector, Joe has performed structural masonry and steel reinforcement special inspections. He also specializes in the design of structural masonry repairs, including window lintels, masonry crack repairs, and waterproofing in cavity wall and solid wall construction. He is proficient in conducting building envelope assessments, water penetration surveys, structural assessments, pre-construction surveys, and building code reviews.

Humza Zia
Humza Zia

Project Manager

Humza Zia

Humza Zia

Project Manager

Humza has experience as an estimator, working with quantity take-offs on and construction cost estimates, preparing bids and reviewing necessary contracts and submittals. He is proficient in AutoCAD, Surveying, and Construction Project Scheduling. 

Frank Biordi
Frank Biordi

Project Manager

Frank Biordi

Frank Biordi

Project Manager

Frank has over six years experience in Project Management, Estimating and Due Diligence Analysis, having provided condition surveys and site walkthroughs to assess waterproofing issues and building restoration projects for commercial and residential properties. He has also provided interpretation of architectural and structural drawings to calculate reinforced concrete, structural steel, and masonry quantities to estimate projects and determine bid prices.

Hardat Hardin
Hardat Hardin

Project Manager

Hardat Hardin

Hardat Hardin

Project Manager

Hardat brings experience in Project Management including inspection, plans, reports, and calculations. As a graduate of Manhattan College with a BS in Civil Engineering, he is also proficient in AutoCAD design and Special Inspections for Concrete and Steel.

Guy Aizenberg
Guy Aizenberg

Project Manager

Guy Aizenberg

Guy Aizenberg

Project Manager

Guy brings over 15 years’ experience in architectural and structural design, including exterior facade restoration projects, LL11 inspections/reports,
garage restoration projects, and special inspections. Having worked on residential, commercial, industrial facilities and public parks, Guy has prepared shop drawings for steel fabrication, sidewalk vaults repairs, and concrete/stone elements. In addition, he has over five years’ experience in preparing feasibilities studies, zoning analysis and bulk regulations.

Hamid Deljanin
Hamid Deljanin

Project Manager

Hamid Deljanin

Hamid Deljanin

Project Manager

A graduate from New York Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Hamid is proficient in the preparation of schematic design and construction documents, as well as performing scaffold and safety inspections. He has worked on projects involving the repair and maintenance of roofs, doors, walls, floors and windows.

Hark Singh
Hark Singh

Project Manager

Hark Singh

Hark Singh

Project Manager

A NYIT graduate with a Bachelors in Architectural Technology, Hark has experience in engineering, architecture and construction. He is responsible for performing site surveys, drafting, project management, in addition to assisting with FISP and façade-related projects.

Dave Witwit
Dave Witwit

Project Manager

Dave Witwit

Dave Witwit

Project Manager

Dave has over 9 years of experience as a Project Manager, managing multi-million construction projects including commercial shopping malls, US army service complexes, residential buildings, and building envelope projects. He specializes in the preparation of project specifications, bid documents, and design drawings, as well as monitoring budgets and construction schedules. In addition, he has experience supervising construction activities, ensuring compliance with design drawings and relevant construction codes.

Guranter Bill Multani
Guranter Bill Multani

Project Manager

Guranter Bill Multani

Guranter Bill Multani

Project Manager

With 10 years of professional experience, Bill has completed engineering design solutions for various commercial and residential projects, providing specifications and drawings for exterior and interior projects including façade repairs, roofing, concrete, sidewalk vaults and structural beam work. In addition, he has overseen construction for $3+ million projects including projects.

Jesus Perez
Jesus Perez

Project Manager

Jesus Perez

Jesus Perez

Project Manager

Jesus has both construction and project management experience, overseeing large scale restoration projects. At Merritt Engineering, he is responsible for coordinating work duties with contractors and field personnel to ensure timely execution of project goals, conducting site safety programs for various restoration projects, and creating weekly progress reports to track projects.

 

 

Florida Team
Rosa Bazo
Rosa Bazo

VP, Florida Office

Rosa Bazo

Rosa Bazo

VP, Florida Office