Wick Fisher White Hires, Senior Mechanical Engineer & Project Manager, Andrew O’Pella – Adding to the Firms Building Controls Expertise

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“Andy has a lot of knowledge in this field which gives me a good confidence level.”

Critical Facilities Client

Wick Fisher White is happy to announce the addition of their newest team member, Senior Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager, Andrew O’Pella.  Andrew brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the design of building systems controls along with twenty years of mechanical and forensic engineering experience.   His background is diverse, designing systems for multiple market sectors including public, higher education, K-12, commissioning, office, retail with a specialty in the design of support systems for zoological facilities.    Andrew has also served in leadership roles over the course of his career, being responsible for managing departments and leading projects.  

“The decision to hire someone with specific building controls experience was strategic to the firm’s overall business goals.” States President, Tony DiLeonardo.  “In such a competitive market, being able to add value to our projects and save money for our clients is key.” 

Building Systems Controls has become increasingly more important for energy savings and optimizing the building’s total cost of ownership. Having this expertise on staff will help the Wick Fisher White team to better assist clients for many reasons.   It will not only enhance the detail of their designs but it will also allow for help with the installation part of the project, enabling the team to safe guard the client from discrepancies and mistakes during the construction process.  Also, this type of expertise has proven to be very beneficial when providing commissioning services by allowing for better review and deciphering of contractor drawings into test procedures – ultimately, helping to more thoroughly understand how the systems should operate and be tested.   

Feedback has been very positive, with one critical facilities client saying, “Andy has a lot of knowledge in this field which gives me a good confidence level.” 

 “We are really excited to have Andy on board.  In upholding our values to adhere to the highest levels of engineering excellence and strive toward continuous improvement and innovation, we believe his specific insight and knowledge will help take our firm to the next level of design and commissioning.”  President, Tony DiLeonardo 

Andrew is a Professional Engineer licensed in the State of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.  He has his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University.  He belongs to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) as well as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).