Executive Committee

Dan Forino

Dan Forino,

BCxA President, PE, CCP, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP Manager of Integrated Facility Management, Facilities & Operations, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Dan joined the BCxA International Board of Directors in 2016 and has served as Treasurer (2017-18), President Elect (2019), President (2020) and soon to be Immediate Past President (2021).  He recently served as the Director of Engineering for Horizon Engineering Associates, with oversight of their NYC Headquarters and served as the Commissioning Program Manager for LaGuardia Airport Terminal B. Dan currently oversees the Integrated Facility Management division at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, one of 10 national laboratories overseen and primarily funded by U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Dan continually supports the BCxA as the Chairperson for the Owners Committee, host of Some Good Commissioning, co-host of the BCxA Untitled Podcast and vlog alongside IBOD member Ryan Lean, and various media and presentations during his IBOD tenure. Dan is a graduate of the State University of New York (SUNY) - Binghamton University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and SUNY Stony Brook University, where he attained his Master of Business Administration. 

Ryan S. Lean

Ryan S. Lean,

BCxA President-Elect, PE, LEED AP, CCP, WELL AP Associate Partner, Jaros, Baum & Bolles

In addition to his current role on the BCxA International Board, Ryan has previously served as President of the Building Commissioning Certification Board, the organization responsible for establishing certification of professional commissioning providers, as well as Vice President and Membership Chair of the Northeast Chapter of the BCxA. Ryan leads JB&B’s Commissioning Department, providing building commissioning and related services for commercial, mission-critical, educational, laboratory, healthcare, and LEED green buildings. Ryan leverages his extensive experience in the mechanical design of large-scale central plants to manage all new construction and existing building commissioning projects at JB&B, including day-to-day activities at the World Trade Center and Hudson Yards projects. Ryan views the field of building commissioning and related services as one meant to foster relationships with owners and operators and to guide them through the challenges of transitioning to a new facility, whether it’s a commercial, mission-critical, educational, laboratory, healthcare, cultural, or financial institution. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.

John Runkle

John Runkle,

BCxA Treasurer, PE Vice President, Intertek – Architectural Testing, Inc.

John currently serves as Treasurer of the International Board.  He is BCxA liaison to IIBEC and assisted with Exam Writing for the Certification of Building Enclosure Professionals.  He is a former ATSM liaison for Building Enclosure Commissioning.  He actively participates in the BCxA as a presenter for different chapters and teaches multiple Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) courses each year.   He serves on the Education, Advocacy, Leadership, and International  Committees.  He has been active in the initial step for the formation of a new international BCxA chapter.

John is Vice President of Building Sciences Solutions for Architectural Testing, Inc., an Intertek company. He brings over 20 years of experience as a building enclosure consultant and enclosure commissioning provider and has been integral to the development of the practice area of building enclosure commissioning domestically and internationally. He has assisted in the development of new testing standards and techniques for the building enclosure. He manages offices throughout North America and staff in the Middle East and China. Mr. Runkle has worked on new construction and retrofit projects for commercial, industrial, and residential structures in most of the 50 states and several countries. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Tracey Jumper

Tracey Jumper,

BCxA Secretary, CCP, LEED AP Director of Commissioning, EMCOR Services Mesa Energy

In addition to joining the International Board this year, Tracey Jumper is the 2016 President’s Award recipient, receiving the honor for years of dedication, outstanding service, and exceptional leadership in the BCxA. Tracey has served on the boards of the Central and National Capitol Chapters and has served on the NCBC conference planning committee. She is a BCxA University instructor for the EBCx training course and currently serves on the Training and Education committee. Tracey enjoys bringing successful, energizing, educational activities to BCxA members and across multiple organizations, and her favorite presentation and outreach topic is “The Value of Commissioning.” She worked across the country on high-profile design projects before focusing her work on commissioning and energy services for the last eight years. She has built successful commissioning teams within larger organizations previously and now has established her own company, Jump-Start Building Commissioning LLC, based in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Tracey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Tom Poeling

Tom Poeling,

BCxA Immediate Past President, P.E., CEM, CCP Director of Energy Solutions, U.S. Engineering Company

Tom joined the BCxA International Board in 2016, after serving on the Southwest Chapter Board of Directors for seven years. During that period, he served in various officer positions, including two terms as Southwest Board President. He currently serves as chairperson for the Marketing Committee, and he is also serving on the Conference Planning Committee. He has been involved with the commissioning industry for over 25 years, with 20 years as a commissioning provider with EMC Engineers and Eaton Energy Solutions, Inc. He is currently Director of Energy Solutions with U.S. Engineering Company, a top 25 mechanical contractor nationally. He is responsible for coordinating internal commissioning processes during design and construction. He is also involved with planning and executing energy conservation strategies for various types of projects. Tom is a graduate of Colorado State University, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Directors at Large

Mike Dooley

Mike Dooley,

PE, CCP, CEM, LEED AP Partner, AKF Group LLC

Michael is highly respected for his comprehensive industry knowledge and his impressive technical expertise. He has built many long-term relationships of trust with clients who appreciate that he takes ownership of all aspects of a project to bring it to a successful conclusion. Having worked as a service supervisor on process cooling for chilled water plants, he understands how to troubleshoot equipment servicing issues, and his experience with a design/build contractor informed his understanding of the construction process. Mike is also an excellent mentor for young engineers and he has shared his expertise on the topic of Acceptance Procedures at professional industry events.

Russell Feery

Russell Feery,

CxA Arizona/Nevada Branch Manager, Mission Critical Director, Engineering Economics, Inc.

Before joining the International Board, Russell was on the board of the Southwest Chapter of the BCA for 8 years serving as an officer including President. He is the leader of the AZ/NV branch offices and Mission Critical Director for the company. He also drives Commissioning Process Management services nationwide, supporting construction teams with test preparation before third-party commissioning. One of Russell’s strengths is commissioning exceptionally complex facilities, like data centers, clean rooms, laboratories, and hospitals. Russell’s career started as a controls contractor and through the years progressed to a Branch Manager role with a Fortune 100 Controls, Service and Equipment Company. He has led over 110 projects since becoming a Commissioning provider in 2009. His peers consider him an expert in controls, system integration, and commissioning process management. Russell believes that commissioning is ever-evolving and relentlessly pursues new methods and technologies. He maintains that commissioning is most effective when the construction team prepares for the process. Based on coming up through the trades he has a knack for connecting with CM’s and ensuring that all work together as a team to resolve system issues before commissioning, facilitating a smooth process.

Lyn Gomes

Lyn Gomes,

CCP, PE, LEED AP Senior Commissioning/MEP Coordinator, DPR Construction

Before joining the International Board, Lyn was on the board of the California BCA. She has been on the board of the BCA Annual Conference since 2015.  Outside of the BCA, Lyn is a commissioning coordinator at DPR Construction. She is co-chair for the new IES standard on sequences of operation for lighting control systems and teaches classes on lighting control systems and will chair the upcoming revision to DG-29, the Commissioning Process Applied to Lighting and Control Systems. She also teaches classes on lighting control systems at the Pacific Energy Center and LightFair. In her spare time, she is on the advisory board of Techbridge, an afterschool STEM program for girls, who awarded her “role model of the year” in 2009.

John F. Penney

John F. Penney,

PE, CBCP, EBCP, CEM President, John F. Penney Consulting Services

John is a past president of the Northeast Chapter of the BCxA. He has over 35 years of experience in mechanical engineering and commissioning, and in 2001 commissioning became an integral part of his consulting work. He has commissioned over four million square feet on more than 120 projects. He is the president of JFP Consulting Services and specializes in Commissioning, HVAC, Plumbing, and Fire Protection Engineering. John is a graduate of Vermont Technical College. He developed the curriculum and taught HVAC, Plumbing, and Construction Management for the Vermont Center for Business and Industry and at Vermont Technical College. John has spoken on energy and sustainability in buildings and commissioning at conferences across the country.

Jesse Sycuro

Jesse Sycuro,

PE, CCP, CEM, LEED AP Operations Director, National Technical Services, McKinstry

Jesse Sycuro has served as Director-at-Large, Conference Committee Chair, and co-author of the Ongoing Commissioning Best Practices.  Jesse is the Operations Director for McKinstry’s National Technical Services team, leading asset management, building commissioning, and energy efficiency projects across country.  Having commissioned new and existing buildings, managed smart building solutions for ongoing commissioning solutions, and having led maintenance and operations teams, Jesse leverages his experience to work with clients to find innovative solutions that maximize the efficiency of the built environment while reducing lifecycle costs.  He is a U.S. Navy veteran, with experience managing nuclear power plant maintenance and operations. 

Jonathan Vaughan

Jonathan Vaughan,

PE, CCP, CEM, LEED AP Principal/Commissioning Director, Page

Jonathan understands that any building – old or new – is only as successful and efficient as the performance of its systems. His interest in sustainability and energy efficiency began when he was conducting energy retrofits for buildings, and he has channeled this experience and his passion into a successful career as a leader in building commissioning. The first Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) in Houston, Jonathan is an accomplished leader and team builder. In a little over a decade, he has grown Page’s commissioning team and practice to one of the top 15 commissioning providers in the country. His expertise includes energy services, temperature controls, and existing building commissioning services for improved client comfort, equipment performance, and energy savings. In addition to his CCP credential, Jonathan is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and a LEED Accredited Professional. He is currently Treasurer of the Texas Chapter of the Building Commissioning Association and has also served in the past on the International Board of Directors for the Building Commissioning Association as a Regional Representative.

John D. Villani

John D. Villani,

PE, CCP, CEM, LEED AP Vice President, Grumman/Butkus Associates

John has served as Director-at-Large on BCxA’s International Board and was president of the BCxA Central Chapter, which covers 12 states throughout the Midwest. John currently leads new and existing building commissioning activities for Grumman/Butkus’ energy efficiency consulting and sustainable design engineering projects. He previously worked with Johnson Controls implementing multi-million-dollar energy conservation performance contracts and controls projects and was a staff member of Columbia University’s facilities operations and building operations departments. His background as Owner, Contractor, and Consultant enhances his perspective as a commissioning engineer. John earned his undergraduate degree at SUNY Maritime College, one of the country’s Merchant Marine colleges, as well as his US Merchant Marines Third Assistant Engineer license from the US Coast Guard.

Geremy Wolff

Geremy Wolff,

Regional Director – PNW Technical Services, McKinstry

Mr. Wolff’s commissioning experience began in 1998 after graduating with a mechanical engineering degree working for McKinstry, a facility solution company that performs commissioning, consulting services, service and maintenance, energy services, and design/build MEDP services. He was initially trained to perform Test Adjust and Balance (TAB) work on large new construction projects. After a short period he moved into control system verification and eventually leadership of the onsite project commissioning team and process. This included several projects where an extended operations transition solution was provided ranging from 3–9 months’ onsite post-occupancy during which systems were fine-tuned, operating and maintenance procedures were written and enhanced training was provided to the facility operations staff. His projects ranged in size from tenant improvements to multi-million-dollar projects such as Century Link Field, data centers, hospitals, biotech research facilities, and large campus expansions for both public and private clients. The exposure to these unique and diverse projects enabled him to cultivate an extensive background in design, construction, commissioning, and building operations.

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