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Meet Our Team

Yi Zhang, P.E., S.E., MSCE

Yi Zhang, P.E., S.E., MSCE
President

Yi has over 25 years of experience in engineering design and project and construction management. She currently works in diverse industries including food and meat processing, oil and gas, energy, power, refinery and petrochemical sectors, manufacturing, processing facilities and EPC services. She has experience in Mechanical, Civil and Structural Engineering and Construction Management including Greenfield and Brownfield food processing facilities, thermal oxidization, combustion system and waste heat boilers; petroleum tank terminals and tank farms; pressure vessels and crude pipelines, energy and ISO auditing. Yi has further experience in boiler/steam generation/heat exchanger systems; blower/compressed air/vacuum systems and HVAC systems, power, process, hydraulic, utility and wastewater piping systems and facility due-diligence surveys. She is a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in 40+ states. and an S.E. in Oklahoma. Yi is also a RETA Certificated Industrial Ammonia Refrigeration Operator I.

Jay Pascual, P.E.

Jay Pascual, P.E.
Lead Mechanical Engineer

Jay is a graduate of the University of Arkansas. As a licensed professional engineer, he has over 17 years of engineering experience in the food and meat industry and the commercial industry. He has designed a variety of mechanical utilities, HVAC, and plumbing systems for large-scale capital projects in the food processing industry and commercial facilities. Jay is experienced in AutoCAD, CAD, Revit, mechanical engineering, and construction.

 Meet Our Team Yi Zhang, P.E., S.E., MSCE President Yi has over 25 years of experience in engineering design and project and

Nathan Logsdon
Senior Engineer

Nathan holds a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri – Columbia.  He is experienced in oil and gas and food mechanical system design, as well as project management from both a client and consultant engineer perspective.  A few of the projects he has worked on include fuel system inspections and troubleshooting, pump and filter skid designs, cryogenic fluid PSM program development, municipal potable water strainer and supply systems, and facility conceptual and final design projects.    

Dainer Smith, PMP

Dainer Smith, PMP
Senior Project Engineer

Dainer is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Within the oil and gas industry, Dainer has led and managed technical projects at all levels, from upstream to midstream to downstream. He is a licensed Project Management Professional with skills in construction, project control and documentation, piping and instrumentation drawing, mechanical engineering, and refinery operations.

Mukarram Mir

Mukarram Mir
Lead Structural Engineer

Mukarram holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Muffakham Jah College of Engineering & Technology and a Master of Engineering from Osmania University. He is an experienced design engineer and structural engineer, with a proven track record in analysis and design of residential and commercial buildings and analysis and design of structures in cement and power in the residential and commercial sector. He has worked with Indian, American, and British codes of practice. Mukarram has hands-on experience with structures ranging from coal mill buildings, conveyor galleries, trstles, transfer towers, equipment foundations, steel sheds, showrooms and workshops, and substations with special foundations such as raft, raft on pile foundations, and raft on soil treated with ground improvement techniques such as stone columns.

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Jul Hasnan, P.E.
Senior Structural Engineer

Jul holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Purdue University and University of South Alabama. He has eleven years of experience in structural engineering design, with a deep understanding of construction and a strong field background. Jul’s structural engineering design profile includes multiple 50,000 to 700,000 SF industrial and commercial buildings, as well as smaller structures. Before joining PEPM, Jul was the working engineering manager for the CSA team of an engineering company.

Derek Gates, P.E.

Derek Gates, P.E.
Principal Electrical Engineer

Derek is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He specializes in electrical and mechanical design, with a primary focus on commercial, municipal and industrial electrical systems. He has performed many designs related to emergency power generation (generators up to 1.5 MW), street and highway lighting, power distribution and lighting for commercial clients, and phone/data and UPS systems.

Jeff Cartwright, P.E.
Senior Electrical Engineer

Jeff Cartwright is a licensed Professional Electrical Engineer with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Arkansas Tech University. With years of experience delivering excellence on complex commercial and industrial projects, he refined his skills while working for a Fortune 500 company, where he worked on assignments in the commercial and food processing industries.

Rama Reddy

Rama Reddy
Project Lead-Design

Rama holds a B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from J.N.T University. He is experienced in managing team operations, developing and directing project plans, working with foreign experts, design quality, technical accuracy of drawings, calculating pipe wall thickness, piping system head loss, pipe span, project management, piping and layout methodologies, 3D model reviews, and design changes. Rama's skills include piping design, leading design projects, CADWorx, Aveva PDMS, Autodesk Plant 3D, ASME, ASTM, API, NORSOK, SHELL, and general piping standards. 

Sandeep Mohite

Sandeep Mohite
Senior Designer

Sandeep studied Mechanical Engineering at Rajasthan University, and is proficient in design review, Navisworks, CADWorx, and AutoCAD. His experience includes plot plan layout, equipment layout, section drawing, piping layout, equipment design and preparation of equipment GADs and fabrication drawings, nozzle orientation, piping support, isometric drawing, piping study for detail and proposal engineering projects with 2D and 3D modeling design output, piping skids, columns, heat exchangers, pressure vessels, platforms and ladders, and technical resolution and as-built preparation for final submission of isometrics and layouts. 

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Arshad Shaik

Structural Engineer

Arshad holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an M.S. in Structural Engineering. With over 6 years of professional experience in designing residential and commercial buildings, Arshad specializes in the analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures, industrial steel buildings, foundations, and low-rise wood residential structures. He has hands-on experience with various structures, including steel warehouses, power transmission line foundations, steel canopies, container buildings, and water-retaining concrete structures.

Kelley Flanagan

Kelley Flanagan
Designer

Kelley is a soon to be graduate of the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture and will hold a B.S. in Interior Architecture and Design. She has 10 years of experience in the construction industry ranging from being a safety specialist, project engineer, drafter, and designer. She is skilled in AutoCAD, Revit, 3D modeling, Building Information Modeling (BIM) coordination, digital printing, piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), and Adobe CC software. Kelley is originally from San Diego, CA but has called Northwest Arkansas her home for the last 5 years.

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Stefano de Rosmini
Designer

Stefano graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He has valuable experience in the design of food processing facilities and commercial buildings, with a focus on mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), and structural engineering. 

Eric Kunkel, CPA, CPA/ABV/CFF/CGMA, CVA

Eric Kunkel, CPA, CPA/ABV/CFF/CGMA, CVA
Controller

Eric is a graduate of the University of Tulsa, with a bachelor's in accounting and an M.B.A. He is a Certified Public Accountant, certified in Financial Forensics, accredited in Business Valuation, and a Certified Valuation Analyst. His professional experience includes foreign and international tax matters, multi-state tax matters, tax planning and compliance, audit and financial accounting services, and general business consultation. His skills include auditing, mergers and acquisitions, valuation, litigation support, internal controls, fraud examination, account reconciliation, employee benefits, and manufacturing.

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