NEW YORK, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Last month, China City of America's management met with its planning and development team to discuss the details to move forward on the Thompson Education Center, located in Sullivan County, NY.
Mark Baez, Presidentand Christopher Lockwood, Marketing Outreach Coordinator of the Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development were in attendance to support the project. The Sullivan County Partnership is an organization dedicated to economic growth in Sullivan County.
John J. Privitera of Privitera, McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C. – Mr. Privitera is the land use attorney on the project. He is active in all areas of environmental law including land use, environmental litigation, regulatory affairs, compliance matters, hazardous waste and natural resource damages.
Stephen L. Bills, VP of Lechase Construction – Lechase Construction is the General Contractor on the project. Lechase is an expert on education/campus projects. They strive to build facilities for students that are conducive to learning. Experience ranges from dormitories to medical research buildings to student centers. They have completed over 400 higher education projects. Their client list consists of the top universities such as Colgate, Duke, Syracuse and Binghamton.
Mary Beth Bianconi, Senior Project Manager and John K. Brust, Principal of Delaware Engineering -- Ms. Bianconi and Mr. Brust is the engineer team specializing in wastewater engineering and water treatment. They are skilled in meeting the infrastructure and environmental challenges faced by communities and private businesses by working closely with clients from project inception through long-term operations.
Tom Cusack, Principal of Leggette, Brashears & Graham, Inc – Mr. Cusack is the project manager overseeing ground-water supply/water well excavation. He is an expert in aquifer protection, regional and management, environmental assessments, and environmental contamination investigations. He has managed geologic and hydrogeologic evaluations of several of the largest water-supply developments for commercial and residential developments in Southeastern New York State and Connecticut.
Vincent A. Pietrzak, Engineer of Pietrzak & Pfau – Mr. Pietrzak is an experienced professional land surveyor and engineer specializing in the New York and New Jersey areas. He brings to this project extensive experience with agency permit applications, design/build applications along with all other aspects instrumental in surveying, engineering, wetlands, design and construction.
Jose Lara, Chief Construction Officer – Mr. Lara is the construction manager and handles all communication with the joint construction management teams. He supervises general contractors and subcontractors while overseeing the project's construction activities. He is responsible for the project site management.
Tom Decker, Construction Manager – Mr. Decker works together with Mr. Lara as construction manager. He is an experienced local contractor located in Sullivan County. He handles all of the daily communication and activities with the teams.
At the end of March, China City of America hosted another luncheon with its professional teams, government officers and local business and organization leaders, to welcome its visiting Chinese business partner. They all came to show their support to China City and its education center program.
Dan Meske, DeLuxe Building System - Mr. Meske is responsible for overseeing the production of the modular buildings at the Thompson Education site. DeLuxe has more than 50 years of systems-built construction experience and a proven record in the region of Sullivan County.
Dan Ionescu, Principal of Dan Ionescu Architects – Mr. Ionescu has extensive architectural and design experience in the leisure industry including hotels and casinos. He was the principal in charge for the submission of the design proposal for the redevelopment of the New York City Coliseum at Columbus Circle. His work has published in various international architectural publications and the national press.
Kenneth Wersted, Project Manager of Creighton Manning Engineering – Mr. Wersted is responsible for planning and surveying traffic impact and overseeing the State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) process. Previous projects completed were the development of several charter schools and the expansion of education and residence halls at several colleges across the state.
Herb Clark, Vice President of Sullivan County Visitors Association – Mr. Clark and the Sullivan County Visitors Association work closely with the China City Team on local events for the residents of Sullivan County.
Barbi Neumann-Marty – Ms. Marty is the Unit Director at the Boys & Girls Club for traditional programs in Sullivan County. Previously, she was the Program Leader of the Monticello Boys & Girls Club from 2009- 2012. Barbi's focus is providing youth with activities and experiences to promote their social and emotional growth by offering a safe and supportive alternative after school program. China City supports the Boys & Girls Club, making fresh vegetable and meat deliveries throughout the year.
Dawn Ciorciari, NY Region Director of Sales of Thunder 102 – Ms. Ciorciari and Thunder 102 work with China City of America on several charity events throughout the year. Both Thunder 102 and China City support many programs and resources for the residents of Sullivan County.
Gary & Judy Siegel, CD Trips, LLC – Mr. and Mrs. Siegel are third generation residents in Sullivan County. CD Trips offers personal guides, safe and reliable transportation and on board entertainment, including visiting historic sites, casinos, outlets, New York City tours, etc. CD Trips welcomes and supports the education center program and feels it can benefit the local community. China City of America would like to work with CD trips to take its students to NYC and show them around.
John Nichols, Chief Executive Officer of Woodstock Aircraft Services – Specializing in Piper Fuel Tank Repair and Leading Edge Skylight® Landing Light Kits. Its main repair shop and staging facility for overseas shipping are located at the Sullivan County International Airport (MSV). China City of America would like to build a business relationship with Woodstock in the future.
Franklin Trapp, Producer of Forestburgh Playhouse – the Forestburgh Playhouse offers 3 different types of performance experiences including Broadway musicals, a youth theatre production, and musical cabaret performances. China City of America would love to invite this group of great professional artists to the education center to share their stage performance experiences with their students.
Media Contact: Sherry Li, China City of America, 5166416780, CCOASherry@yahoo.com
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