Office Director News: Daniel Barbato to lead Newark, DE office and Brian Fischbach to lead Pittsburgh, PA office

Pennoni is pleased to continue our expansion and success under new leadership in both our Newark, DE and Pittsburgh, PA offices. Daniel Barbato, PE, will serve as the firm’s Newark, DE Office Director, and Brian L. Fischbach, PE, LEED AP, will serve as the firm’s Pittsburgh, PA Office Director.

Dan previously served as the firm’s Regional Practice Leader, Division Manager, and Senior Engineering in the municipal engineering division. His primary area of expertise is in water and wastewater engineering. His background includes more than 20 years of experience in the design, permitting, construction management, maintenance and operation of water and wastewater treatment plants, distribution systems, drainage systems, pumping stations, storage tanks, collection systems, production wells, and wastewater disposal systems. He is also experienced in ecological monitoring and restoration projects, including pond restoration and stream health monitoring. Dan is knowledgeable in utility financing, capital programming, rate design, and local, state, and federal water and wastewater regulations, as well and Federal and State grant programs. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Maryland.

Dan looks forward to his new position as Office Director, saying, “I am honored by the opportunity to lead the Newark, DE office. I look forward to increasing our visibility and presence in Delaware, improving and advancing our project management process, and implementing profit improvement strategies. We have a great team in the office and it is truly exciting to lead us into the future.”

Brian previously worked as Division Manager and Senior Engineer in our civil/site division. Brian has nearly 30 years of project management and leadership experience in the civil and municipal engineering, solid waste, energy and site development sectors. He has managed projects and clients for the planning, design and construction oversight of private and public land development projects, well pads, impoundments, compressor stations, gas pipelines, water pipelines, and solid waste management facilities such as waste to energy plants, recycling facilities, and landfills. He is a licensed PE in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Brian sees a bright future in his new role, saying, “I have really enjoyed my experience at Pennoni as Division Manager and look forward to stepping into the Office Director position as well. I hope to build upon the successes achieved by the Pittsburgh region by increasing our name recognition and promoting Pennoni’s capabilities to key players in the market through a joint business development effort involving all staff.”


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