January 19, 2022 - Sargent & Lundy is pleased to announce its 2022 executive appointments.
Senior Vice President
Michael Roessler is a senior project director for Sargent & Lundy’s electric grid infrastructure projects. He joined the firm in 2007 and is based at its Chicago headquarters. Roessler oversees multiple clients throughout the United States and the planning and execution of engineering and design work for substation, transmission, and distribution projects. He has played a significant role in leading joint venture EPC projects as well as numerous successful business development pursuits for the firm. He has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and is a licensed professional engineer in seven states.
Kevin Arruda is a director for the firm’s energy and industrial projects. He joined Sargent & Lundy in 2020 with over 32 years of industry experience and has a broad knowledge of traditional fossil generation, batteries, and renewables. Arruda has played a significant role in new business development, contributing keen contract knowledge and vital internal collaboration. He has been particularly instrumental in leading the expansion efforts of the firm’s work in detailed solar design. Arruda has a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering with a minor in nuclear engineering from Maine Maritime Academy.
Mehmet Arslan is a director for Sargent & Lundy’s electric grid infrastructure projects. He joined the firm in 2020. Arslan’s proven expertise in power transmission and distribution, along with his technical knowledge, business development skills, and industry network, have contributed to securing numerous new clients. Throughout his more than 20 years of industry experience, he has worked on or managed transmission and distribution projects for major domestic and international power and electric utility clients. Arslan earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Master of Science in Structural Engineering from Cukurova University, Turkey, as well as an MBA from Alvernia University.
Dan Blount is a director for the firm’s nuclear power projects. He joined Sargent & Lundy in 2001 and is based at the firm’s Wilmington, Delaware, office. Blount has gained extensive experience across a broad range of projects at nuclear energy facilities, including both nuclear services and new generation licensing applications. Recently he has functioned as Sargent & Lundy’s project manager for major component and facility upgrades, switchyard expansion, and decommissioning planning. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from York College of Pennsylvania and is a licensed professional engineer.
Pareez Golub is a director for Sargent & Lundy’s nuclear power projects. She joined the firm in 2019 and is based at its Wilmington, Delaware, office. Golub is known as an industry leader in digital instrumentation and controls engineering and licensing. She leverages over 28 years of nuclear experience to provide strategic and economic analyses for utility digital modernization, asset management, plant design engineering, and project management. In 2020, Golub received the American Nuclear Society’s H.M. Hashemian Mid-Career award. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Drexel University and serves on numerous domestic and international industry committees.
James Muraida is a senior project manager for Sargent & Lundy’s nuclear power projects and has 20 years of experience with the firm as well as 18 years of additional utility experience. Formerly a senior reactor operator, he has vast experience in engineering and operations for nuclear power plants, both operating and under construction. Muraida was instrumental in opening the firm’s Ontario offices in Whitby and Kincardine, and he is based in Kincardine. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and is a licensed professional engineer in Illinois.
Mike Takis is a senior manager for the firm’s electric grid infrastructure projects and is based at Sargent & Lundy’s Chicago headquarters. He has worked with the firm for 16 years and has another 15 years of industry expertise. His vast experience lies in the management of high voltage transmission and substation engineering and EPC projects. Takis is currently managing multiple large capital projects for a notable client and continues to secure sole-sourced opportunities as well as direct-award transmission line projects. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Purdue University.
Daniel Webb is a senior manager for Sargent & Lundy’s nuclear power projects and is based at the firm’s Chattanooga office. He started his Sargent & Lundy career in 2008 on the project team of a major client and became the client’s site lead at two nuclear plants. As the project manager for the firm’s Chattanooga project team, Webb coordinates current and future projects while monitoring project status, scope, budgets, and schedules. He has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and an MBA from Tennessee Technological University. Additionally, Webb is a licensed professional engineer in Tennessee.
Stephen Wylie is a director for the firm’s energy and industrial projects. He joined Sargent & Lundy in 2000 and is based at the firm’s Chicago headquarters. He supports various domestic and international projects including AQCS upgrades, carbon capture, waste-to-energy, desalination water treatment, and combined cycle facilities. Having managed projects in Qatar, Ghana, Slovenia, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom, Wylie has been instrumental in securing additional international project opportunities. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Bradley University and is a licensed professional engineer.