Meet Our Executive Team

KEA Team, Armen Khachaturian

Armen Khachaturian, P.E.

KEA Team, Armen Khachaturian

Armen Khachaturian, P.E.

President

Armen Khachaturian has been the president and owner of KEA Engineers since 1984.  His duties have included design, engineering and review of all work performed by the firm.

Armen is a Professional Engineer in the States of New Jersey, New York, Illinois, California, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Georgia, and Florida. 

KEA Team, Adam Khachaturian

Adam Khachaturian, P.E. & LEED A.P.

KEA Team, Adam Khachaturian

Adam Khachaturian, P.E. & LEED A.P.

Director of Engineering

Adam Khachaturian joined KEA Engineers in April of 2005 after 7 years at Jaros, Baum, and Bolles. He orchestrates the design of electrical systems for various projects nationwide. His responsibilities include project management, coordination, design, calculations, preparation of Construction Documents, and field observations.

Adam is a  licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York. 

KEA Team, Betsy Zorrilla-Haynes

Betsy Zorrilla-Haynes

KEA Team, Betsy Zorrilla-Haynes

Betsy Zorrilla-Haynes

Accounting

Betsy joined KEA Engineers in August of 2010. She has her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Rutgers University and is currently pursuing an MBA in Professional Accounting at Rutgers Business School. Betsy is responsible for all accounting and finance functions at KEA as well as human resources.

KEA Team, April Duncza

April Duncza

KEA Team, April Duncza

April Duncza

Marketing & Sales

April Duncza joined  KEA Engineers in June of 2017. She has her Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Marketing from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. April is responsible for proposal management as well as all marketing and social media channels for KEA Engineers.


Mechanical Leaders

KEA Team, Dimitri Patent

Dimitri Patent

KEA Team, Dimitri Patent

Dimitri Patent

Head of Mechanical Engineering

Dmitry Patent joined KEA Engineers in June of 2018. Dmitry has experience in designing and managing commercial and industrial HVAC system design projects including data centers and telecommunications projects nationwide.

Before joining KEA, Dmitry worked as Senior Associate for Highland Associates in New York City.

KEA Team, Jacob Slobodinsky

Jacob Slobodinsky, P.E.

KEA Team, Jacob Slobodinsky

Jacob Slobodinsky, P.E.

Sr. Mechanical Engineer & Project Manager

Jacob Slobodinsky joined KEA Engineers in October of 2013.  Jacob is responsible for overall project management, HVAC and Fire Protection design.

Previously, Jacob worked as a Senior Project Manager and Associate at several MEP consulting companies such as French & Parello Associates and Dome-Tech Engineering Inc.

Jacob is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the States of New Jersey and Delaware.

KEA Team, Brandon Aiese

Brandon Aiese, E.I.T.

KEA Team, Brandon Aiese

Brandon Aiese, E.I.T.

Mechanical Engineer & Project Manager

Brandon joined KEA Engineers in July of 2014 after working for Goldman Copeland Associates in New York City. He is a Mechanical Engineer working primarily on commercial HVAC projects including food service, retail and high-end restaurants.

KEA Team, David Saliski

David Saliski

KEA Team, David Saliski

David Saliski

Mechanical Engineers & Project Manager

David Saliski joined KEA Engineers in May of 2017 after working at Design/Build Engineering for 20 years. Previously, David worked as a Senior Mechanical Project Engineer and Associate for several MEP consulting Engineering firms.

David is currently a Mechanical Engineer focusing on project management; assessing code compliance, calculations and selected engineering equipment; coordination with internal engineering disciplines, consultants, & architects; field engineering and site coordination with client; specification writing and attending project meetings.

KEA Team, Premal Solanki

Premal Solanki

KEA Team, Premal Solanki

Premal Solanki

Mechanical Engineer & Project Manager

Premal Solanki joined KEA Engineers in June of 2018 after working at various Design/Build Engineering and MEP companies such as HDR Architects & Engineers, Cosentini Associates and Burns & Roe Engineering. He has over 12 years of experience involving design and construction of commercial, institutional, healthcare, pharmaceutical, data center and industrial MEP systems.

Premal is currently a Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager focusing on project management, design, calculations, multi-discipline coordination, specification writing and attending project meetings.

Electrical Leaders

KEA Team, Jose Podesta

Jose Podesta, P.E.

KEA Team, Jose Podesta

Jose Podesta, P.E.

Sr. Electrical Engineer & Project Manager

José joined KEA in November of 2006. He graduated from Rutgers University, School of Engineering in May 2006.

José is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New Jersey. 

KEA Team, Mike D'Andrea

Mike D'Andrea

KEA Team, Mike D'Andrea

Mike D'Andrea

Sr. Electrical Engineer & Project Manager

Mike D'Andrea joined KEA Engineers in March of 2002. Mike's responsibilities include project management, electrical design, drafting, coordination, calculations, and site surveys.

Mike graduated from NJIT, Newark College of Engineering.

KEA Team, Sameh Faltas

Sameh Faltas, P.E.

KEA Team, Sameh Faltas

Sameh Faltas, P.E.

Sr. Electrical Engineer & Project Manager

Sameh Faltas joined KEA Engineers in March of 2012. Sameh comes to KEA from Telehouse International Corporation where he was the project electrical engineer. He is an Electrical Engineer working on electrical design for retail, industrial, commercial and residential multifamily projects.

Sameh is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York. 

KEA Team, Dhwani Amin

Dhwani Amin

KEA Team, Dhwani Amin

Dhwani Amin

Sr. Electrical Engineer & Project Manager

Dhwani Amin joined KEA Engineers in March of 2019. She has a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from Nirma Institute of Technology. Dhwani has over 17 years of experience involving design and construction of data centers, commercial, institutional, healthcare, pharmaceutical, high-rise multifamily, and residential building projects. Before joining KEA, Dhwani worked at several different architectural & MEP companies such as Rock Brook, ICOR, Jacobs, and Bruns-Pak.


Plumbing & Fire Protection Leaders

KEA Team, Leonard Matlick

Leonard Matlick, P.E.

KEA Team, Leonard Matlick

Leonard Matlick, P.E.

Head of Plumbing & Fire Protection

Leonard Matlick joined KEA Engineers in September of 2015 after working at Guth-Deconzo Engineers in New York for several years. He has extensive experience in Plumbing and Fire Protection in a broad range of markets, including hotels, high-rise residential condos, schools, commercial, hospitals, restaurants, universities, laboratories, and many more. 

Leonard is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the States of Vermont  and Maine.

 

KEA Team, George Pavel

George Pavel, P.E.

KEA Team, George Pavel

George Pavel, P.E.

Plumbing & Fire Protection Engineer and Project Manager

George Pavel joined KEA Engineers in July of 2017. He graduated from G. Asachi Technical University in Lasi, Romania in June 1993. George is a Mechanical Engineer with over 15 years of U.S. Fire Protection experience working for large contractors, utility companies and MEP firms.

George is a License Professional Engineer in New Jersey and New York.

KEA Team, Roman Karlstein

Roman Karlstein

KEA Team, Roman Karlstein

Roman Karlstein

Plumbing & Fire Protection Engineer and Project Manager

Roman joined KEA Engineers in April of 2018. He graduated from the Polytechnic University in Minsk, Belarus in 1987. Roman is a Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineer with over 30 years of experience in the design of plumbing and fire protection systems for educational, transportation, commercial, institutional and industrial facilities. Roman has been responsible for the planning, scheduling and coordination of all phases of project development, as well as systems evaluations, schematic design, code considerations, and energy consumption and life-cycle cost analysis. 

KEA Team, George Wu

George Wu

KEA Team, George Wu

George Wu

Plumbing & Fire Protection Engineer and Project Manager

George joined KEA Engineers in August of 2020. He obtained his Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology in 1990. Since then, he has worked in plumbing / fire protection / piping design fields. Additionally, he has worked on a broad range of facilities that include mix-use high rises, residential, office complexes, warehouses, schools, health care, multi-level parking garages, airports, restaurants, shopping malls, chemical/bio labs, pharmaceutical and bio pharmaceutical labs. To conclude, he is an ASPE certified CPD and a LEED AP BD+C.