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Updated on: 3/23/2017

2016 - 2017
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER OFFICER NOMINEES


JAY MADDEN
Email: jay.madden@sce.com

JAY MADDEN - PRESIDENT

Jay Madden is a Senior Engineer at Southern California Edison. Jay's past experience includes the Steering Committee Member at USGBC San Gabriel Valley Chapter, a Volunteer at the Guadalupe Homeless Project, Vice President at HDR, Principal at EYP Mission Critical Facilities, Mechanical Engineer at Nack Engineering and a Project Engineer at SMW. Joy holds an MBA from Cal Poly Pomona and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.



OMAR ROJAS
Phone: 213-373-4822
Email:orojas@siglers.com

OMAR ROJAS - PRESIDENT-ELECT

Omar graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently a Sales Engineer for Russell Sigler, Inc. Omar’s experience in the HVAC field is focused on assisting consulting engineers and contractors in the design of systems that would best suit their clients’ needs. His experience includes involvement in projects for commercial retail spaces, offices, central chiller plants, healthcare, K-12 and higher education, laboratories, and government facilities. Omar has served as the Membership Promotion Chair for the chapter and is currently the Student Activities Chair.



BRIAN JAMES
Email: brian.james@sce.com

BRIAN JAMES - TREASURER

Brian is a Program Manager and Engineer in the Emerging Products group at Southern California Edison in support of the energy efficiency and demand respond program portfolio. He is responsible for managing a diverse portfolio of technical projects assessing energy efficiency and demand response emerging technologies. He is currently an ECLIPSE intern with ASME "Early Career Leadership Intern Program to Serve Engineering" assigned to the Standards & Certification sector.



RICSON CHUDE

RICSON CHUDE - SECRETARY

Ricson is an energy professional working with utility energy efficiency programs and energy consulting firms in the LA County area; he specializes in the areas of building energy modeling, site energy audits, energy management plans, and energy codes and standards.

Ricson holds a Master of Science in Engineering Management from California State Polytechnic University of Pomona, and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the California State University of Los Angeles. He’s recognized as a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) from the Association of Energy Engineers.



ERIC TOBIASSEN

ERIC TOBIASSEN - MEMBERSHIP & RECEPTION

Eric Tobiassen is a Sales Engineer at Mitsubishi Electric.  He graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Engineering Management.  For the past seven years, Eric has been working in the engineering sales community with four of those years being specifically in the HVAC industry. Eric works closely with consulting engineering firms by offering training and assistance with designing VRF systems.



RAFI KARIM

RAFI KARIM - STUDENT ACTIVITIES, YEA & HISTORIAN

Rafi Karim is a Mechanical Design Engineer at P2S Engineering with a passion for green building design and sustainability. Rafi holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with an Energy Engineering minor from California Polytechnic University, Pomona. He has two years of mechanical engineering experience. His experience in the field has included projects for municipal facilities, universities, healthcare and retail center.

Rafi has been involved with SoCal ASHRAE chapter for two years and held YEA Chair position previously.



TARANEH SHOORIDEH

TARANEH SHOORIDEH - PUBLIC RELATIONS & CORRESPONDENCE

Taraneh obtained her masters and bachelors degrees in mechanical engineering from UCLA.  She currently is working at P2S Engineering as a Mechanical Design Engineer. She has one year of experience in HVAC industry, during which she was also involved with ASHRAE. Her experience in the field includes mechanical design of educational facilities, labs and residential, as well as plumbing design of educational facilities.



NELSON ECHEVERRY

NELSON ECHEVERRY - CHAPTER TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

Nelson is a Mechanical Project Engineer working at Donald F. Dickerson associates. For the past few years, he has worked as a design consultant ranging from low –rise to specializing in high rise residential construction. He holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.



CHRISTINE LAZO
Phone: 323-528-7912
Email: christine@vertisys.net

CHRISTINE LAZO - PAST PRESIDENT

Christine Lazo is a Sales Engineer at Vertical Systems. She holds a degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. Christine's LEED AP's summary includes utilizing innovative HVAC engineering design and technology which result in energy savings and significant positive cash flow for the building owner. Her specialties include Cooling Tower Optimization, All Variable Central Plants, Hydronic Optimization, Non-Chemical Water Treatment, Custom Air Handling Layouts.