Peter Curtis is the founder of Power Management Concepts, LLC an Engineering, Research and Technology Company formed in 1998. He graduated New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) with a Bachelors Degree in Electro-Mechanical Computer Technology. Mr. Curtis received his Master of Science Degree in Energy Management from NYIT in 1994. Mr. Curtis has thirty years of experience working in the Mission Critical Engineering industry in the areas of Banking/Finance, Defense, Electric/Water Utilities, Transportation, Energy Management and Education.
As Vice President of Critical Systems for Bankers Trust/Deutsche Bank, Senior Engineer – Securities Industry Automation Company (SIAC), Superintendent of Electrical Construction – Suffolk County Water Authority, Plant Layout Engineer for Sperry Corporation, Project Manager – Long Island Lighting Company and Applications Engineer – Liebert Corporation Mr. Curtis was responsible for critical systems design, construction, operations, energy, and budgets for multi-megawatt infrastructures. He was also responsible for a 36 mile railroad electrification project.
Mr. Curtis has been an Associate Professor at New York Institute of Technology since 1994 and he was recently appointed Chairman of NYIT Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC) Advisory Board focusing on hands on research and product execution for the Smart Grid and Cyber Security Industries. He continues to provide online and onsite educational courses that concentrate on Mission Critical Management and Operations, Energy Security and Conservation, Energy Equipment Assessment, and New Products and Technology. Mr. Curtis is a keynote speaker at semi-annual conferences for the Association of Facilities Engineers (AFE), 7/24 Exchange, International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), Data Center Dynamics, and AFCOM. He also serves as Educational Advisor for AFE and has provided briefings to the Whitehouse with regards to Critical Infrastructure Protection.
Since 1999 Mr. Curtis has been principal author for the IEEE, where he has written “An Introduction to Mission Critical Facilities Operations”. In 2007 Wiley/IEEE published his second book “Maintaining Mission Critical Systems in a 24/7 Environment“; a best seller in its class. Additionally the second edition was published in late 2011 which included “Green Energy” and “Energy Security” for critical infrastructures. Throughout his career, Mr. Curtis has written dozens of articles and whitepapers that focus on critical power, clean energy, critical system operations, and business resiliency. Mr. Curtis has been at the forefront of developing new technology innovations for products such as M.C. Access, Green Bus, and SmartWalk along with the development of Education content/LMS all to reduce human error and improve energy security for the Digital Society.
Mr. Weingarten has over 33 years of mission critical industry experience in the management, engineering, design, construction and operation of high reliability facilities. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and earned his B.S.E.E in Power/Energy from Polytechnic Institute of New York University and his M.B.A. from Adelphi University. He is a member of the 7×24 Exchange, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the IEEE Power and Energy and Industry Applications Societies and DatacenterDynamics.
As Director of Operations, Mr. Weingarten oversees all PMC technical consulting and engineering activities including design, assessments, project management, commissioning, energy audits, renewable green energy projects and educational content development.
Prior to joining PMC in 2005, Tom served in senior leadership, project management, engineering and operations roles for major financial, banking, facility service, securities industry and utility corporations which includes expertise with energy management, data processing centers, trading floors, power generation and electrical/mechanical infrastructure.
As Senior Vice-President, Global Critical Systems of J.P. Morgan Chase, he managed the firm’s mission critical portfolio and directed a staff of 100 in asset management, reliability engineering, infrastructure projects, compliance, and production assurance. In his role as Director of the Mission Critical Facilities Program at EMCOR Facilities Services he led the mission critical design, operation and maintenance consulting initiative for JPMorgan Chase/Bank One’s $500 million construction of three (3) new Tier IV data centers providing design input, construction consulting and development of the operations and staffing plan, hiring all key staff assuring a smooth transition from construction to operations.
At Citigroup/Salomon Smith Barney, he served as Senior Vice-President, Property Management & Critical Systems Engineering where he managed global construction and operation of the firm’s critical environments and managed more than 6 million square feet of property, managed corporate wide facility energy use and was a member of Citigroup’s Global Energy Strategy Committee.
As Vice-President, Critical Support Systems for Deutsche Bank (formerly Bankers Trust) he provided global engineering, design, construction, installation, testing and maintenance services to the Bank’s key locations. Prior to that he held engineering and management positions at Securities Industry Automation Corporation (SIAC), now a subsidiary of the NYSE Euronext, where he provided computer hardware configuration, acquisition and installation expertise and at National Grid (formerly Keyspan and LILCO) where he performed engineering, construction and start up of nuclear power plant, natural gas and wastewater treatment facilities.
Joe Cappiello is an accomplished senior level Engineering Manager with over 30+ years of experience leading the design and installation of electronic/electrical systems, including generators, UPS and mission critical distribution systems. He is experienced in all aspects of equipment controls and system design, installation, testing and maintenance of low, medium and high voltage systems.
Prior to joining PMC in 2006, Joe was Chief Engineer for Newsday where he was in charge of design and development of a new mission critical electrical/electronic systems used in a large-scale industrial facility. He was responsible for the development and tracking, in a fast moving environment, of capital as well as maintenance budgets used to upgrade and support a 24/7 facilities operation. Prior to his beginning at Newsday, Joe worked as a Senior Engineer for Lockheed Martin for 22 years. He was responsible for the operation and maintenance of Test Facilities utilized on major Military Programs, commercial programs and R&D projects. He also designed, implemented, and was in charge of the maintenance of system engineering hardware and power generation and distribution system that were utilized on various high tech military projects 400Hz/60Hz.
Joe is a graduate of New York Institute of Technology (Cum Laud.) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering and is a member of IEEE.
Mr. Mezic has over 26 years of experience as an electrical engineering consultant with extensive experience in building power distribution, standby power generation, utility power distribution systems including medium voltage design, and uninterruptible power supply systems. He is also well versed in HVAC and mechanical installations as well as experienced with building and mission critical commissioning services.
As Project Executive at Power Management Concepts, LLC, he is responsible for providing technical direction, quality control, project administration and maintaining client relations.
Mr. Mezic received a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1986 from Polytechnic University. He is a registered professional engineer in six states. He is a LEED accredited professional and member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), National Council of Examiners for Engineers, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the US Green Buildings Council. He has made presentations over the years to various corporate focus groups.
John was previously a Partner at Power Concepts, LLC where he held additional executive positions as Principal Owner of PowerCon Engineering, P.C., an engineering firm specializing in mission critical installation and support designs. He was also a Partner of Power Concepts Facility Services, Inc., a California company providing an extension of services for the PowerCon NY companies and facilities support services to PowerCon’s west coast clients. From the inception of a two person consulting firm the PowerCon entities grew to a workforce of over 90 personnel. John provided leadership and guidance throughout the growth of the companies to ensure continually improved engineering processes and quality of services.
John also served as a Manager at American Power Technologies for 9 years. APT was considered an elite electrical consulting firm providing maintenance, operations, and electrical testing services to a host of industries in the NY/NJ area.
Mr. Berry has over thirty years of experience in the construction and energy management field. He holds an Associate’s Degree in Construction Technology from SUNY Farmingdale, a Bachelor of Technology and Master of Science in Energy Management from the New York Institute of Technology. Prior to joining PMC, he held a Senior Engineer position at the Gas Technology Institute working in their Distributed Energy Systems Group, where he managed field demonstration projects involving fuel cells, micro-turbines and battery storage systems.
Previous to joining GTI, Mr. Berry enjoyed a 23-year career with KeySpan Energy Delivery where he gained experience in various aspects of building construction, renovation and maintenance. Of those 23 years, 8 were spent in Facilities Management maintaining and renovating buildings that ranged in age from 17 to 100+ years. Charles was involved with several major renovations that involved the installation of new HVAC equipment, emergency generators and cogeneration systems while also managing various energy conservation projects. He was also responsible for Construction Engineering where he was involved with modern high-rise construction in downtown Brooklyn, NY.
As a member of KeySpan’s new headquarters project team he managed the Tenant Special Work – a $10 million scope of work that involved the installation of two 600 RT absorption chillers and a 1.5 MW standby generator system. The rest of his years at KeySpan were spent in R&D managing KeySpan’s fuel cell program and various power systems projects.