Our Team

Our engineering team and staff are comprised of a diversity of engineering disciplines, and colorful cultures and backgrounds.

 

Walnut Creek

Max E. Saiidnia, P.E.

Max E. Saiidnia, P.E.

President, Mechanical Engineer

Max is a Mechanical Engineer with over 30 years of experience in Design and Construction of HVAC, Plumbing, Commercial, Light Industrial, Institutional, and Educational Facilities. He is licensed in California. Max has a practical hands-on approach in design that has enabled him to optimize dealing with construction project issues and is well known in the industry for his practical and cost effective approaches in HVAC and Plumbing solutions.

Perry Saeednia, P.E.

Perry Saeednia, P.E.

Director of Electrical Engineering

Perry has more than 25 years of experience in the field of electrical engineering. Responsible for the design, coordination and management of projects, including Commercial, Institutional, Educational, Mission Critical data centers, Campus style high-rise, hotels, laboratories and Health Care facilities. His responsibilities also include construction administration, budget management and Contractor selection.

Alex Garakani, P.E., LEED-AP

Alex Garakani, P.E., LEED-AP

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Alex has more than 30 years of work experience in HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection systems for health care, commercial, institutional, residential, transportation and light industrial facilities. Alex specializes in renovation design, construction inspections, energy efficiency evaluations, diagnostic analysis, design review and indoor air quality investigations. Alex has a B.S. Degree in Mechancial Engineering.

Navid Saiidnia, P.E.

Navid Saiidnia, P.E.

Mechanical Engineer

Navid has a B.S. Degree in mechanical engineering from Cal Poly.  Navid has more than 5 years of experience in both the design and construction of HVAC systems.

Saed Saiidnia

Saed Saiidnia

Mechanical Engineer

Saed has more than 20 years of work experience in the design of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems for new and renovation projects, including commercial, residential, government and institutional buildings. Saed has a B.S. Degree and is a member of ASHRAE.

Kyle R. Hauser

Kyle R. Hauser

Mechanical Engineer

Kyle is a recent graduate of Cal Poly, where he earned a B.S. Degree in mechanical engineering.

Karen Veeraswami

Karen Veeraswami

Marketing / Business Development

Karen is the Office administrator for headquarter Walnut Creek office and in charge of Business Development. She is highly qualified and experienced and has more than 20 years of experience in the field.

Albena Duombalska

Albena Duombalska

Plumbing Designer

Assistant with CAD expertise and more than 15 years of experience.

Amir Shahi

Amir Shahi

Electrical Engineer

Amir has more than 25 years of work experience in various electrical fields as well as the installation and commission of machineries. He holds an M.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering.

Avery Ray Colter, EIT, LEEP-AP

Avery Ray Colter, EIT, LEEP-AP

Certified Energy Analyst, HERS Rater

Avery is an Energy Efficiency Specialist, with 10 years of experience concentrating on computer modeling of buildings to determine compliance with energy efficiency requirements of Title 24, as well as sizing and layouts for HVAC ducting and plumbing piping. Avery has a B.S. Degree in Materials Engineering, and is a Certified CHEERS and CalCERTS Energy Analyst and Rater, CABEC Certified Energy Plan Examiner and LEED Accredited Professional for new construction.

Chris Meairs

Chris Meairs

Accounting & HR

Chris is our new bookkeeper. She is in charge of accounts receiveable/payable for the office. She is highly competent in her field.

Corey Yamada

Corey Yamada

CAD Designer

CAD drafter and design assistant.

Douglas Burns

Douglas Burns

IT Manager

Douglas is an independent IT professional as well as being part of the Fard team.

George Mercader

George Mercader

CAD Manager

Director of CAD department with more than 10 years of experience in CAD drafting and CAD management work.

Kevin Shen

Kevin Shen

Mechanical Engineer

Kevin has 10 years of experience in the design and construction administration of HVAC systems and plumbing systems for commercial and residential buildings. Kevin has a M.S. Degree in mechanical engineering.

Kyaw (Joe) Soe

Kyaw (Joe) Soe

Electrical Engineer

Joe has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University, and has over ten years of experience in power engineering design. He is a member of IEEE.

Shokooh Saiidnia

Shokooh Saiidnia

CAD Designer

Design mechanical and energy calculation assistant.

Zack Sarhan

Zack Sarhan

Electrical Engineer

Zack has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineersing and degrees in Power/ Lighting Systems. Zack has over 6 years of experience in Lighting design and Marketing using AGI32 and Visual 3D.

 

San Diego

Mike Bowden

Mike Bowden

Senior Electrical Designer

Mike has more than 25 years of experience in design and construction for new and renovation projects, including, but not limited to public, commercial, military, institutional and light industrial projects. Michael has an AA Degree in Engineering and is a member of I.E.S.

Bijan Nikravesh

Bijan Nikravesh

Mechanical Engineer

Bijan has more than 25 years of work experience in design and construction for new and renovation projects including public, commercial, residential, light industrial and educational facilities. Bijan has experience in the design of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, plumbing and construction management with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and he is a member of ASHRAE.

Matt Constant

Matt Constant

Plumbing Designer

Matt has 15 years of experience in the design of plumbing systems for residential, commercial, government, TI remodels, and data centers. Matt has a certificate of completion in engineered plumbing systems and is a member of A.S.P.E., I.A.P.M.O. and A.S.S.E.