Welcome Aboard, P.E.s!

To bestow a rare honor is a rare privilege, and in this issue, the editors are fortunate to have such an opportunity. After a long and fruitful search, we are proud to announce three new consulting editors-engineers tapped to serve as our technical and editorial advisors.


To bestow a rare honor is a rare privilege, and in this issue, the editors are fortunate to have such an opportunity. After a long and fruitful search, we are proud to announce three new consulting editors -engineers tapped to serve as our technical and editorial advisors. Our new consulting editors join a short but impressive list (at left) of esteemed leaders in their respective disciplines and in the consulting field in general. In reverse alphabetical order, please allow us to introduce:

  • Peter D. Zak, P.E. Best known for his designs of large chilled-water and hot-water systems, Zak brings more than 20 years of HVAC design expertise to the magazine. He is active in many other ways as well, teaching at the Milwaukee School of Engineering and presenting to the Wisconsin Energy Initiative, a program sponsored by the governor. A longstanding member of the American Society for Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Zak has earned their "Mortarboard" award for work with student chapters for two years running, and he reports that his firm's recent design for the headquarters of Alliant Energy will likely become an ASHRAE demonstration project.

  • John M. Rattenbury, P.E. Quite possibly the youngest consulting editor to join Consulting-Specifying Engineer-but also quite possibly one of the brightest and most prolific as well-Rattenbury is a senior mechanical engineer with Boston-based R.G. Vanderweil. A living testament to the benefits of integrated engineering, he has published papers on topics ranging from humidification systems and piping and pump selection to siphonic roof drainage and compressed-air and wastewater systems. Like Zak, Rattenbury has served in the U.S. Navy, where he took advantage of his background in aeronautical engineering.

  • Kenneth L. Lovorn, P.E. With 30 years of electrical system design and project management to his credit on projects ranging from industrial retrofits to high-rise office buildings and hospitals, Lovorn is also a busy and prolific engineer. Trained at the University of Oklahoma, he is now registered in eight states and has volunteered on the Facility Evaluation Board for the Lewiston, N.Y., Board of Education. He could easily have the busiest personal schedule of all the consulting editors: he recently adopted five Russian siblings!

To our new consulting editors, a hearty congratulations and welcome from the staff and readership of Consulting-Specifying Engineer . After all, it is only with your considerable talents and expertise that we become a truly great engineering magazine. Welcome aboard, P.E.s!

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