KAI has expanded its engineering group with the hiring of Edna Bartolomei-Diaz, EIT, LEED AP, BD+C, as senior mechanical designer; Khan Okouny Pouch as senior mechanical designer and Mariliz Peniza as mechanical designer at its Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas office.
As senior mechanical designer, Bartolomei-Diaz is responsible for the complete analysis, planning and illustration of mechanical and plumbing design for new buildings, renovations, HVAC and plumbing retrofits. She has 18 years of industry experience having previously worked as director of engineering/mechanical engineering at Axxis Building Systems, as a mechanical engineer at Jacobs Engineering and as an MEP engineer for Capitol Architectural and Engineering.
As senior mechanical designer, Pouch is responsible for the complete analysis, planning and illustration of mechanical and plumbing design for new buildings, renovations, HVAC and plumbing retrofits. He has a year of industry experience and a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Science in Mechanical and Energy Engineering from the University of North Texas.
As mechanical designer, Peniza will work on a variety of design projects utilizing AutoCAD and Revit software. She has worked in the industry for 13 years, having previously worked as an assistant designer for Adams Engineering & Development Consultants and as an assistant coordinator at DynaTen Corporation.