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Kyle Swenson, P.E.
University of Southern California
B.S. - Mechanical Engineering
Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California
Kyle has worn multiple hats in the building construction industry throughout his engineering career. He first spent 4 years as a mechanical engineer with Integral Group, an MEP firm specializing in "Deep Green Engineering", where he worked on a multitude of large projects including higher education research laboratories, office spaces, high rise apartment complexes, food service facilities, and large central plant operations.
Kyle has also working in the software world as a control systems and retro-commissioning engineer where he successfully analyzed BMS data for many buildings in order to help clients improve the performance of their buildings and reduce their energy and operating costs.
Before moving to Bend and coming onboard with CEA, Kyle was the Director of Engineering for a small decentralized wastewater treatment company that was designing, installing, and operating small solids recovery and membrane bioreactor systems that would allow for the recycling of blackwater in large commercial buildings.
Kyle has been leading the engineering and business development efforts of CEA consulting engineers since the start of 2022.
Ronald S. Timko, P.E., LEED AP
Electrical Department Manager
The University of Toledo
B.S. - Electrical Engineering
Starting with MDA Engineering in 1994 as a draftsman while attending school, Ron has progressed into an engineer/designer, obtained his professional engineering license, and is presently the Electrical Department Manager for the firm. Ron has over 20 years of experience in commercial, residential, research and development, educational, industrial, religious, municipal and health care facilities.
Engineering responsibilities include power distribution, lighting, fire alarm, access control, CCTV and control systems plus telecommunications cabling for voice and data systems. Ron also specializes in power system analysis including fault, load flow, time current coordination and arc flash studies utilizing computer hardware and the training he has received.
Larry J. Scharf, P.E., LEED AP
University of Colorado & US Air Force Academy
B.S. - Mechanical Engineering
Oregon, Colorado, Ohio
Larry started his career with BHCD Engineers in Denver, Colorado. Serving as Project Engineer and then as Project and Group Manager for office building design. In 1984, Larry founded and served as President of ABS Consultants, an MEP design firm which subsequently grew to 40 employees by the mid 1990’s. After an extended sabbatical sailing around the Caribbean, Larry joined MDA Engineering as a lead mechanical project manager where he spent 15 years working on various projects. Larry moved to Powell Butte where he lead the engineering and business development for CEA Consulting Engineers for five years before mostly retiring.
Larry has extensive experience in high rise and low rise office buildings, hotels, retail, medical office buildings, hospitals, industrial facilities, and K-12 and higher education projects.
M.Eng. - Mechanical Engineering
David came to the U.S. after achieving a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in his native United Kingdom. After a few years skiing in the Sierra Nevada mountains, he returned to his engineering career in public infrastructure, where he designed mechanical, plumbing and fire protection systems for some of the largest public transit subway and commuter rail projects across the western United States including Sound Transit in Seattle, BART in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the Los Angeles Metro, as well as performing code and contract compliance reviews and managing project commissioning for public sector clients.
David came to Bend after visiting for years and joined CEA to merge his love of the mountains and the outdoors with his engineering career in HVAC and plumbing design to support central Oregon in its explosive growth.
High Tech Institute
A.A. - Architecture
Brian has worked in many different aspects of the design industry from aviation, architecture, custom building, electrical, and plumbing. After completing his education, he went to work for Boeing in Seattle where he started work on the Boeing 777, but moved on to the design team working on the F22 Raptor. After deciding to return to Bend, he went to work as a consultant for Boeing designing and helping to fabricate aviation ground support equipment for specialty planes like the AWAX and Airforce 1.
His love of Architecture was never gone, and when an opportunity came to get back to designing homes, he jumped at the chance to design plans for track home developments, apartments, and commercial buildings.
Brian returned to CEA 4 years ago to come full circle to the company he helped create 20 years earlier. He is responsible for a variety of work within the company. Running loads on projects, the design and drafting of HVAC systems for residential and commercial projects. Doing field work, site surveys, and punch walks to verify conformity to the design.