From left: Mike Sronce, Lauren Zavadsky, Greg Dopka, and Kunhal Parikh
March 31, 2017 – Sargent & Lundy is sponsoring the Young Professionals in Power session at the upcoming 2017 Electric Power Conference in Chicago.
The session will feature a panel of four promising Sargent & Lundy professionals who have earned success at the firm as they share career insights and experiences. The discussion will focus on career path highlights thus far and share lessons that helped spur their rapid success.
Join Greg Dopka, Kunhal Parikh, Mike Sronce, and Lauren Zavadsky at the “Young Professionals in Power Session: Launching a Successful Career – Four Emerging Leaders Share their Journey (so far!),” on Tuesday, April 11 from 3:00 PM – 4:00 p.m. (McCormick Place West, Hall F1; EP Theater).
Gregory Dopka, P.E. is a Lead Project Electrical Engineer with the Fossil Power Technologies group of Sargent & Lundy. He has approximately nine years of experience in the power industry, with specialties in new generation plant design, plant retrofit projects, and auxiliary power system analysis. He is currently supporting Xcel Energy's Black Dog new Unit 6, City of Tallahassee's RICE projects, and FGD and Low NOx Burner projects for OG&E. Mr. Dopka is a licensed Professional Engineer in multiple states. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Kunhal Parikh, P.E. is a Project Manager with the Power Delivery Service group of Sargent & Lundy. He has over 11 years of experience in power industry, focusing on transmission line design and construction. He is supporting the ongoing work with Nextera Energy Resources, working on wind, solar, and developmental projects. He has recently been elevated to Senior Member of IEEE and was appointed to Sargent & Lundy's leadership team. Mr. Parikh is a licensed Professional Engineer in multiple states and has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University.
Mike Sronce, P.E., MBA is a Project Manager and Electrical Engineer with the Fossil Power Technologies group of Sargent & Lundy. He has over 10 years of experience with the firm in new-generation and retrofit projects, including coal-fired, new combined-cycle, simple to combined-cycle conversion, fuel gas desulphurization, and plant betterment projects. He is currently supporting new domestic and international combined cycle projects. Mr. Sronce is a licensed Professional Engineer in multiple states. He has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Southern Illinois University and a Masters in Business Administration from DePaul University.
Lauren Zavadsky, P.E., M.S. is a Manager for the Nuclear Power business group of Sargent & Lundy. She has over 12 years of experience in the nuclear power industry, providing engineering services for both new generation and operating units. She is currently the Program Manager for two Exelon stations, supporting dry cask storage expansions, with prior experience including post-Fukushima mitigating strategy implementations, extended power uprate, and licensing and design support for ABWR design. She serves as a Steering Committee Member of the firm's SWE community of practice (COP) and leads the Exelon structural project team COP, both of which focus on professional and technical development. She has held a leadership position as a Technical Process Owner since 2012, and mentors engineers through technical qualification. Ms. Zavadsky is a licensed Professional Engineer in Illinois, holding both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.