PANYNJ Public Announcement

It is with great sadness that we announce the retirement/departure of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's Chief Engineering Peter Zipf effective August 3. As printed in Manhattan College's school magazine, the Manhattan Magazine, "Anyone who has ever flown into New York City, driven from Manhattan to New Jersey or taken the PATH train has benefited from the work of Peter Zipf '79." After 30 years of exemplary service, including five as Chief Engineer, it is imperative that Peter is commemorated for his dedicated service and instrumental efforts in the design, implementation and modernization of the Port Authority's current infrastructure. Please join ACECNJ in thanking Peter for his accomplished services, and wish him well as he opens a new chapter in his life.

ACECNJ would also like to ask that you join us in congratulating current Deputy Chief Engineer James Starace, as the Port Authority has announced him as Peter's successor as Chief Engineer. Joining the Port Authority in 1986, James has demonstrated dedication and versatility as an overseer of various crucial projects ranging from the construction of Newark Liberty International Airport's International Arrivals Building to the expansion of the AirTran in both Jamaica Queens and New Jersey. We look forward to watching as James continues to craft his own legacy of public service as he builds off the already notable foundation left by those before him. Congratulations James Starace.

ACEC 2015 Annual Convention and Legislative Summit

While attending the ACEC 2015 Annual Convention and Legislative Summit members of ACECNJ able to meet with several members of the NJ Congressional Delegation to speak about the concerns and issues facing the engineering professionals in NJ. Pictured above is ACECNJ President Joe Fiordaliso and Executive Committee Chairman Sanjay Naik, Naik Consulting Group, and Executive Committee member Tom Howell, Taylor Wiseman & Taylor, with Congressman Donald Norcross, New Jersey's 1st Congressional District.

New Members Highlights

Join us in welcoming our newest ACECNJ members: Arup, USA Inc., Atkins, and Haley & Aldrich, Inc. Learn more about our newest member on our new members page.

Save the Dates

Annual Fall Conference – Sunday, September 20th to Monday, September 21st, 2015


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