Team

Patrick W. Klanac, P.E.

Principal / Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Pat Klanac serves as Managing Principal and has been practicing mechanical engineering since graduating from the University of Dayton in 1987.  Joining PTA in 2002, Pat has had diverse experience throughout his career working on new construction, renovation, infrastructure upgrade, and central plant replacement projects for mission critical, healthcare, educational, residential, commercial, and industrial facilities.  He is licensed as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in 36 states.  Formally trained in Lean Six Sigma as a Green Belt, Pat understands the importance of listening to the "voice of the customer", and translating this voice while maintaining creative and thoughtful solutions towards the success of a project plan and design.

Pat is accredited as a LEED AP for sustainable and energy efficient design, and as an Accredited Tier Designer (ATD) by the Uptime Institute for the design of mission critical facilities.

Pat is also active beyond his PTA Engineering responsibilities, serving on the Advisory Council for The University of Akron Mechanical Engineering Department as well as serving as Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Northern Ohio Society for Healthcare Engineering (NOSHE).

When not engineering, Pat enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 college age children; running and other physical fitness activities; participating in stewardship activities; and an occasional round of golf.

Contact Pat at pklanac@ptaengineering.com or call 330-666-3702.

Michael J. Casseday, P.E.

Principal / Sr. Electrical Engineer

Licensed as a Professional Engineer in 42 states, Mike Casseday is very knowledgeable in his field.  As Principal and Sr. Electrical Engineer, Mike has worked at PTA for more than 30 years, providing an array of consulting engineering and design services for healthcare, educational, commercial, and municipal facilities.  An integral part of the PTA family, he understands the importance of mentoring and continually shares his knowledge and experience with younger staff members to support their ongoing growth in the practice.

Mike is accredited as a LEED AP and an active member of IAEI, IEEE, NOSHE and NSPE/OSPE/ADSPE.  In his spare time, Mike enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors.

Contact Mike at mcasseday@ptaengineering.com or call 330-666-3702.

Jeffrey S. Cerveny, P.E.

Associate / Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Jeff Cerveny joined the firm in 2003. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.  His key role at PTA is design and project management for healthcare, educational, performing arts, commercial, and industrial facilities.  Jeff is accredited as a LEED AP and has extensive experience working on LEED certified building projects as well as experience commissioning building HVAC systems.  Jeff understands that information flow is the most important aspect of managing multi-disciplinary teams and works closely with owners, contractors and third-party commissioning agents to keep the most current information in everyone's hands. 

Jeff is an active member of the Akron/Canton chapter of ASHRAE and volunteers with the Akron Foodbank.  In his free time, Jeff follows Ohio State football and enjoys golfing and woodworking.

Contact Jeff at jcerveny@ptaengineering.com or call 330-666-3702.

David L. Hernandez, P.E.

Associate / Electrical Engineer

Experienced electrical engineer, David Hernandez joined PTA in 2005 upon graduation from The University of Akron with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.  David is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Ohio and has over a decade of experience in electrical systems design and project management.  His concentration has been in electrical and power distribution design for healthcare facilities, office buildings, laboratories, roadway/neighborhood improvement projects, short circuit studies, energy saving analysis, and lighting design and analysis. 

David is an active member of OSPE/ADSPE.  He is also a Cleveland sports fan and in his spare time he enjoys weightlifting, outdoor activities, cooking, and spending time with his family.

Contact David at dhernandez@ptaengineering.com or call 330-666-3702.

Jonathan J. Jennings, P.E.

Associate / Electrical Engineer

Associate and LEED Accredited Professional, Jon Jennings joined PTA in 2006 upon graduation from The University of Akron with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.  Jon is a licensed Professional Engineer with more than a decade of experience primarily with commercial office construction and data center design.  Additionally, Jon is experienced in documenting existing electrical distribution, designing redundant UPS systems, designing standby low and medium voltage diesel generators, and managing projects throughout construction.  Jon and his fellow design team members earned an Allstate Insurance Co. Design Award for their work on Allstate's San Antonio, TX Call-in Center project, as well as earning several awards for design work on the Verizon Wireless Twinsburg Data Center project. 

Jon is a member of IEEE and OSPE/ADSPE.  In his free time, he and his wife enjoy traveling to national parks, especially Yellowstone.

Contact Jon at jjennings@ptaengineering.com or call 330-666-3702.

Brian J. Makan, P.E.

Associate / Electrical Engineer

With nearly a decade of experience, Brian Makan joined PTA in 2010 after graduating from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.  Brian's primary focus in engineering has been designing electrical and telecommunications systems for mission critical, commercial, and utility facilities.  Additionally, Brian designs Emergency Power backup systems for schools, libraries, and offices and has substantial construction administration experience.  Brian believes an effective team leader visualizes what a successful outcome looks like, and then formulates a plan to achieve that very outcome. 

Brian is active in many professional organizations including the Akron Council of Engineering and Scientific Societies (ACESS) and serving as a Board Member for the Akron District Society of Professional Engineers (ADSPE).  Brian is a Cleveland Cavs fan and in his free time enjoys competing in golf, bowling, and sand volleyball leagues.

Contact Brian at bmakan@ptaengineering.com or call 330-666-3702.

Roger T. McManus, P.E.

Associate / Electrical Engineer

Associate Roger McManus has worked for PTA since 2012, after he graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.  He has grown with the company and gained extensive experience managing infrastructure upgrade and renovation projects in multiple disciplines.  Roger understands that effective communications between disciplines is absolutely essential to the success of a project. 

Roger is involved in several professional and community organizations.  Currently he serves as a Board Member for the Akron District Society of Professional Engineers (ADSPE) and participates in activities with the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network.  He is also a Cleveland Indians fan and enjoys traveling, eating pizza, and grooming his facial hair.

Contact Roger at rmcmanus@ptaengineering.com or call 330-666-3702.

Matthew J. Sejba, P.E.

Associate / Mechanical Engineer

Associate Matt Sejba began working at PTA in 2005 after graduating from the University of Dayton with a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.  Matt is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Ohio.  With more than a decade of experience, he has worked on several LEED certified projects and has a vast amount of experience as a design project manager.  Matt's concentration has been in infrastructure upgrades and renovations for healthcare facilities, data centers, and industrial facilities, as well as environmental clean rooms and pharmacies.  He understands that exceptional engineering requires on-time delivery of a quality product which results in a happy end user. 

Matt is involved with AFCOM, ASHRAE, and currently serves as Board Secretary for the Akron District Society of Professional Engineers (ADSPE).  When he is not engineering, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, biking/hiking through Summit County's Metroparks, and watching Cleveland sports.

Contact Matt at msejba@ptaengineering.com or call 330-666-3702.

Eric L. Wright, P.E.

Associate / Mechanical Engineer

Eric Wright has worked at PTA Engineering since 2006.  He graduated from The University of Akron in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.  Eric is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Ohio and also a LEED Accredited Professional.  Eric believes being accountable to clients is essential to the success of his work.  His concentration has been designing mechanical systems for mission critical, institutional, commercial, and higher educational facilities. 

Eric currently serves as Treasurer of the Akron/Canton Chapter of ASHRAE and is an active member in NOSHE, NSPE/OSPE/ADSPE and the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network.  An avid runner, Eric maintains a very active lifestyle.  He frequently spends time backpacking, camping, fishing, traveling, visiting breweries and cheering on the Cleveland Cavs.

Contact Eric at ewright@ptaengineering.com or call 330-666-3702.