Derector Offices
Staff Promotion

Robert Derector Associates is pleased to announce the following promotions:

Ian Scott, PE, LEED AP ID+C

Since starting his career at RDA in 2008 in the mechanical department, Ian manages a range of client from financial institutions to start-up tech companies to law firms. Ian has a vast knowledge of large infrastructure components as well as the technical details of the tenant fit-out world. By working on such diverse projects, Ian has the ability to see the big picture of any size project without losing site of the finer details. Ian brings a hands-on, cost-effective and resolution-based approach to his projects at RDA. Ian’s detail-driven approach and extensive field experience help identify potential obstacles and issues before they happen to keep projects on schedule and on budget.

Kevin Mail, PE

Kevin is a mechanical engineer with over 10 years of experience that primarily focuses on high-end commercial interior spaces. He has successfully designed and project managed an extensive range of projects from large scale client fit-outs to sizeable commercial base building designs. He brings an acute attention to detail, a solid commitment to client relations, and a cheerful demeanor to every project. He always delivers a precision product in a timely fashion. His diligent attention to detail and his effort to assure coordination among the trades are the keys to his success.

Michael J. Lonigro, PE, CFPS

Michael has over 25 years of diverse experience in the construction industry. He brings a vast wealth of knowledge and technical expertise in the design of plumbing and fire protection systems. His range of relevant experience included working for a leading international contractor as a construction superintendent in the past. It’s this extensive experience that makes him so good at seeing the bigger picture. Michael is, by nature, a meticulous craftsman, as well as a good listener and explainer. Clients tend to appreciate and value this asset which resulted in regularly request of his presence on projects. He provides the ability and the confidence to “get it done” for the projects he manages.

Steven D. Seiden, PE

Steven’s breadth of experience covers project management and electrical design for projects varying from Greenfield Data Centers, Medium Voltage Service and Base Building Upgrades to Complex Trading Floors, Studios, Cafes and Large LEED Certified Interior Fit-outs. Steven also supports his clients with lease reviews and negotiations, building evaluations, budgeting, contractor interviews and MEP standards development. Steven’s strongest asset is his ability to develop strong relationships with his client’s and his dedication to constantly exceeding their expectations. In addition to supporting some of RDA’s largest clients, Steven plays an active role in mentoring, teaching and developing RDA’s young engineers into the leaders of tomorrow.

Tareq Batarseh, PE, LEED AP ID+C

Since the beginning of his career, Tareq has designed projects ranging from commercial and residential facilities to pharmaceutical and healthcare facilities. These varied experiences have broadened Tareq’s knowledge of Mechanical systems and the HVAC industry. Tareq’s primary involvement has been in the Commercial Industry representing many fortune 500 clients. The design services for these clients included lease negotiations, interior fit-outs, infrastructure upgrades, and Technology Centers. Tareq’s on-site support and real word approach help expedite projects and address field issues before project schedules are affected.

Devin Appel, PE

With generations of mechanical contracting and sheetmetal work in his family, Devin has deep roots in the construction industry. Since beginning his career at RDA, Devin has exemplified a commitment to excellence and unparalleled passion for his projects. He takes extreme pride in the quality of his work, his problem-solving ability, and his detail-oriented approach to design. Devin attributes his success on past projects to a proactive mindset and effective communication throughout all phases of work.

Ken Lai, PE

Since joining RDA, Ken has designed and managed a variety of projects focusing on corporate interior projects, ranging from financial services to technology companies. Ken has a proactive approach in identifying and addressing problems ahead of time to ensure project success through his meticulous planning.

Rick Pelican

Since joining RDA as a plumbing and fire protection engineer, Rick has worked numerous plumbing & fire protection systems involving various plumbing systems, pre-action systems and gaseous fire suppression systems for new and existing buildings. Rick has designed and managed a wide variety of projects involving commercial kitchens, data centers, fitness centers, conference centers, and open offices. Rick is a team player that believes in strong communication through all phases of a project. His attention to organization and open style of communication contribute to the success of every project he works on.

New York Office

19 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

New Jersey Office

10 Wilmot Street - 3rd Floor
Morristown, NJ 07960

South Florida Office

80 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33130

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