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Mike Rosenberg Joins Syska Hennessy Chicago

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Mike Rosenberg, PE, CxAP

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Mike Rosenberg, PE, CxAP, Senior Associate
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“The key to success in commissioning is to be proactive, not reactive. If we identify and mitigate potential problems before they have occurred, we deliver value to our clients that drives straight to their bottom line. At the end of the day, that is essential to their success and to the ultimate performance of their facilities. We owe it to them, and to the future occupants of those buildings.”

Industry Veteran Mike Rosenberg Joins Syska Hennessy Group’s Commissioning Practice as Company Expands its Midwest Presence

New York, NY (December 13, 2012) – Syska Hennessy Group, Inc. a global consulting, engineering and commissioning firm, is announcing that veteran industry thought leader Mike Rosenberg has joined the company’s Chicago office to lead their regional commissioning practice. Mr. Rosenberg represents a key component of the overall national growth of Syska Hennessy as well as the company’s dedication to providing total building solutions throughout the Chicago and Midwest region.

The commissioning practice for the Syska Hennessy Chicago location was traditionally a blend of individual services from various locations, but the company has now organized the practice to become a centralized core offering at the Chicago office under Mr. Rosenberg’s direction.

Mr. Rosenberg brings more than 30 years of experience in design, installation, startup, operation, testing, and troubleshooting of major building systems. A recognized thought leader in the industry, he has served with a number of prominent engineering and commissioning companies throughout the Midwest prior to joining Syska Hennessy. Recognized for his proactive approach with clients, he has worked almost exclusively on commissioning building systems for the past 22 years, including developing commissioning specifications, managing resources and teams, construction observation, implementing and witnessing functional testing of building systems and troubleshooting.

A renowned industry speaker, he has presented many times at the National Conference of Building Commissioning, including hosting the 2000 conference. Mr. Rosenberg is a proponent of a client-focused approach, “If we identify and mitigate potential problems before they occur, we deliver value to our clients that drives straight to their bottom line,” he stated.

Syska Hennessy’s Chicago office is in the Mies Van Der Rohe architectural masterpiece, formerly known as the IBM building on N Wabash Ave, on the Chicago River.

For more information about Syska Hennessy Group’ s  please contact Joe O’Sullivan at  or Tom Nolan at or call 212.741.2977. Additional quotes are available upon request.




Commissioning Lifecycle of a Facility - The commissioning process is multi-phased and occurs over the life cycle of a facility. This graphic demonstrates best practices in the industry. Graphic courtesy of Syska Hennessy Group.

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John PassananteJohn Passanate, PE
RCDD, Vice President

Joe O'SullivanJoe O'Sullivan
Associate Partner

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“Mike brings both an entrepreneurial spirit and an innovative approach to complex commissioning project challenges. He has an extensive technical background and yet he also excels at client servicing and is able to convey information to both technical and nontechnical partners through his strong communication skills. We’re thrilled to have him on the team.”
“Mike is joining the Syska team at an exciting time as we continue to expand our presence in Chicago and throughout the Midwest. His expertise is a vital component of the full range of services and support that our clients expect of Syska Hennessy Group.” 

Syska Hennessy Group, Inc. ( is a global leader in consulting, engineering and commissioning. The firm has helped engineer some of the world's most innovative, technically sophisticated, and energy efficient buildings. Clients include leading corporations, fast-growing and high-tech companies, educational institutions, architectural and interior designers and commercial developers, as well as state, local and federal government agencies. With offices in 15 locations throughout the U.S., as well as an office in China and Dubai, and projects around the world, Syska Hennessy Group’s market specific solutions are based on local knowledge and access, supported by global staff resources and specialized expertise.