KCI Technologies Inc. welcomed R. Stephen Spinazzola, PE, LEED AP, as vice president and regional practice leader for mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection.
Spinazzola brings to the firm more than 33 years of experience in project management and mechanical systems design. Prior to joining KCI, he served as the firm-wide director of mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering for recognized architecture firm, RTKL.
His work has been honored by a number of professional organizations, including the American Institute of Architects, Washington Building Congress, Real Estate Construction Review, and the General Services Administration. Award winning project experience includes the National Ground Intelligence Center, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency campus consolidation, and the Maryland Institute College of Art dormitory building.
His expertise ranges across multiple markets, including industrial work for DuPont Fabros Technology, office and commercial projects for American Greetings, data centers for Highmark and Ebay, and educational facilities for higher education institutions including the Johns Hopkins University and Texas Christian University. Spinazzola’s clients also included government agencies, banks, public school systems, health care institutions and non-profit organizations, both nationally and internationally.
“Steve brings a wealth of expertise in the design of complex mechanical and electrical systems for public and private sector projects as well as proven leadership skills in managing staff across multiple office locations,” said Senior Vice President Charles A. Phillips Jr., RPLS. “We are especially excited about his depth of experience on mission critical projects, like data centers, and are confident he will be a great asset to the KCI team and allow us to offer a broader range of services to our clients.”
Spinazzola holds a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, is a registered professional engineer in 33 states, and earned his Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council. He is a member of several professional organizations including the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, National Fire Protection Association and Society of American Military Engineers. Spinazzola has spoken at more than 15 conferences or seminars and has authored more than 30 published works to date. In addition, he holds six patents for an advanced data center cooling technology that is currently being deployed worldwide.