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Critical Facilities Team Newsletter

November 2007

Proud to Announce Our New Leadership

John Magliano, PE G. Venkata Ramu

We are pleased to announce the restructuring of Syska's leadership.  John Magliano will remain in his position as Chairman of the firm, providing leadership continuity and guidance.  G. Venkata Ramu has been named as Vice Chairman and leads our technical advancement as Chief Engineer.

Gary Brennen, PE Cyrus Izzo, PE


Gary Brennen and Cyrus Izzo have been appointed as Co-Chief Executive Officers and Co-Chief Operating Officers of Syska Hennessy Group, Inc. Together, Gary and Cyrus usher in a new leadership organization, building on the legacy of our firm.

James Coe
James Coe
will be managing our Critical Facilities resources nationally, working closely with Cyrus, who remains as our National Critical Facilities Director.


We grow where our clients grow. This leadership team will support the expansion of our Critical Facilities team, as well as our other firmwide businesses, in new markets nationally and internationally to serve our clients.

Battery Condition Determination for Critical Facilities

Best practices in operating critical facilities are applied to the smallest aspect of that facility. Knowing the condition of each cell of your batteries is one of those aspects. This white paper looks at the testing methods and record keeping procedures that can be used to determine battery condition using normal troubleshooting instruments.

Order the white paper in its entirety by visiting us online >>


Chris Johnston

Valli Sorell

Register today to listen in as Chris Johnston and Vali Sorell of Syska Hennessy present insights and advice for increasing energy efficiency in new and existing facilities, making use of new technologies and making smarter use of traditional methods. Their presentation will be followed by a Q&A session to answer questions submitted by attendees throughout the program.

The attendee will learn how to increase the energy efficiency in designing and/or managing:

  • Air distribution
  • Air handling and cooling
  • Relative humidity control
  • Chilled water production and distribution
  • Cooling towers

Christopher Johnston is a Vice President, as well as Chief Engineer for the company's Critical Facilities Team. His 35 years of experience include numerous critical facilities projects in the U.S. and abroad for corporate and institutional clients. Johnston serves on the firm's Green Critical Facilities Committee.

Vali Sorell has over 20 years of experience as an HVAC design engineer, with at least half of those years involved with design and commissioning of HVAC systems for critical facilities. He is the firm's National CFD Expert and also a member of ASHRAE TC 9.9 (Mission Critical Spaces).

If you're busy that day, sign up anyway. You can play back the scheduled broadcast any time you like.

You can register for this free event on ES's website >>

Check out other places Syska will be. Click here to see conferences and other events where our team is participating. >>

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