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Licensed Professional Chief Engineer

A licensed professional chief engineer with more than 20 years of extensive experience in plant operations, facilities management, construction and remodeling project management for hospitals, hotels, medical office buildings and commercial properties. Possesses a strong background in meeting regulatory compliance codes and managing communications with government agencies and inspectors.

A fair-minded professional with a high degree of integrity who continually seeks to improve safety, identify cost efficient vendor contracts and create an environment of teamwork.


Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Van Nuys, California 2003-2005

Director of Plant Operations

Managed physical operation and maintenance for a 380-bed, acute-care hospital. Supervised 26 staff. Managed a $2.5 million operating budget, capital equipment recommendation and appropriation as approved, staff scheduling, payroll, vendor services, departmental purchasing and compliance with state, local and other regulatory agencies. Served on internal task force teams for facility remodels, departmental relocations and equipment upgrades.

  • Worked with state and local officials, general contractor and sub-contractors on the completion of a new 128-bed, in-patient six-story hospital tower. Consulted with architects and mechanical engineers on facility remodel projects.
  • Served on the management team directly responsible for preparation and participation in the successful completion of the 2005 Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations survey.
  • Reorganized departmental records and compliance information records, improving access to documents.
  • Renegotiated vendor services contracts for water treatment, pest control and nursery supplies, saving $50,000 annually.
  • Restructured purchasing practice for gardening staff, eliminating potential fraud.

Independent Consultant, Mission Hills, California 2000-2003

Provided independent consulting services for facility maintenance, tenant improvements, code compliance, major and minor repair work, facility improvements, p.m. programs, record-keeping and facility condition reporting.

Pacifica Hospital of the Valley, Sun Valley, California 2000

Director of Facilities Management

Accountable for the physical operation and maintenance of a physician-owned, 242-bed acute-care hospital. Supervised six staff. Managed scheduling, payroll, departmental purchasing and vendor services. Maintained records and compliance of building and safety operations within federal, state and local agency regulatory codes.

  • Formatted and categorized departmental and compliance records in manuals. Reorganized filing system.
  • Oversaw major repairs to building equipment including emergency generators, chillers and fan units, necessary for life safety and environmental operations.
  • Assumed responsibility for the completion of new emergency generator installation, which had been stalled for eight months, and the rebuilding of two generators, saving $14,000. Secured approval from the state fire marshall.

Kaiser Permanente, West Los Angeles, California 1992-1999

Chief Engineer

Directed facilities and maintenance of a 306-bed, acute-care medical center with 798,000 square feet on a 15-acre campus and five clinic buildings. Supervised 20 staff with responsibility for building operations. Partnered with construction services, architects, consultants, vendors and internal task teams on major facility remodels and equipment upgrades. Maintained records and compliance to building and safety operations within federal, state, local and other regulatory agency codes. Assisted with a $5 million annual operating budget and capital equipment appropriation.

  • Developed a government mandated environmental management program (CFC) and related policy and procedure manual.
  • Performed annual air quality management district (AQMD) audits. Calculated and reported refrigerant usage, combustion emissions, and toxic chemical usage and emissions, keeping annual fees consistently under $100.
  • Developed underground fuel storage tank program to monitor tank integrity, including emergency response procedures.
  • Contributed to cost control by partnering with peers in the research and development of supplier and vendor services contract requirements.
  • Received 1997 Managerial Excellence Award.

Sheraton Universal Hotel, Universal City, California 1990-1992

Assistant Chief Engineer

Oversaw physical operations and maintenance of a 400-room hotel and grounds. Supervised 14 staff. Coordinated engineering services for guest functions such as filming, trade shows and ceremonial functions. Oversaw compliance with state and local regulatory agency codes. Assisted with developing an annual operating budget, energy management and cost control.

  • Negotiated with The Gas Company for a $30,000 rebate representing 30% of cost for a new energy efficient equipment upgrade.
  • Participated on the team that completed, tested and certified a new fire alarm system.
  • Contributed to cost control by negotiating local supplier and vendor services contracts.
  • Received 1991 Safety Award.


Glendale Community College, Glendale, California
Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Los Angeles, California
Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California

Completed two years of college studies and ongoing continuing education studies.


 Technical Electronics

  Steam Plant Operation

 UPC Plumbing Codes and Design

 HVAC Systems

 Applied Mathematics

 Life Safety Systems

  Plant Equipment Systems

 Water Treatment


 Motors and Controls

 Underground Fuel Storage Management

 CPR/First Aid

   Hazardous Materials Management


 Personell Management


 Disaster/Emergency Preparation

 Performance Appraisal


 Instructor Training

 Managing Employees with Drug/Alcohol Problems
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