Meet our Team

The Avid team has been responsible for designing facilities of various types throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, with specific experience in highly complicated environments. To date, they have completed over one-thousand projects of varying size and scope for a host of long-standing clients.

Anthony Almonte

Principal LEED AP

Anthony Almonte

Principal LEED AP

aalmonte@avidengineers.com

978-663-5580 ext. 304

Anthony is a Principal at Avid with approximately 30-years experience in the field of electrical design and construction. Over the course of his career, he has been responsible for the design of countless facilities in virtually every market segment, and/or project type. As Principal, Anthony works to ensure the expectations of all project stakeholders are met while offering design solutions commensurate with project needs. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University, as well as a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Bentley University. At Avid, the most rewarding aspect of his position is the opportunity to mentor young engineers and project managers. Anthony takes great pride in working to foster a culture of responsive, considerate engineering, and holds the distinctive responsibility of researching and publishing the "Avid Quote of the Week." Away from the office, Anthony enjoys following the four Boston sports teams, and spending time with his wife, two children and dog, Jax. An avid collector of music, Anthony continually tries to find time to digitize his collection of over 800 albums, cassettes and CD’s, while waiting for the next Pearl Jam tour.

Robert MacCormack Jr.

Principal LEED AP

Robert MacCormack Jr.

Principal LEED AP

rmaccormack@avidengineers.com

978-663-5580 ext. 305

Robert is a founding Principal with Avid Engineers. The grandson of a union pipe fitter, he was born and raised in metro-Boston, and spent the better part of his life surrounded by a family filled with mechanical contractors and entrepreneurs. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He was a proud college football player and Golden Glove champion. He has traveled the world, leading massive engineering efforts in China, Saudi Arabia, Russia and South Korea, but more than anything else, he likes people. He was built to be a leader and aspires to do it well – whether while coaching, running the business or leading a project. He values teamwork, honesty, family and friendship, and intends to use those priorities to grow Avid into one of the area’s finest firms.

Alexis Barrera

Jr. Mechanical Engineer

Alexis Barrera

Jr. Mechanical Engineer

abarrera@avidengineers.com

978-663-5580 ext. 309

Alexis is a Junior Mechanical Engineer at Avid Engineers. A graduate of Southern New Hampshire University, he’s eager to learn more and grow as an engineer. Soccer has been a part of his whole life and when he gets the chance to play it brings him peace of mind.

Andrew Delosh

Electrical Engineer

Andrew Delosh

Electrical Engineer

adelosh@avidengineers.com

978-663-5580 ext. 402

Andrew has immersed himself in the engineering consulting industry immediately after graduating from Wentworth Institute of Technology. As an electrical engineer, he has been involved with designing electrical distribution systems for ground up multi-tenant commercial retail and restaurant environments, laboratories, and medical office buildings. He has experience working with Landlords - renovating spaces for future tenant fit-outs, as well as completing tenant fit-outs throughout the New England region. With these projects, he has gained valuable experience in coordinating with local utility companies, fire marshals, architects, and owners. Andrew enjoys spending time outdoors – kayaking along the Charles River, or enjoying the summer weather in Cape Cod.

Alen Lee

Sr. Electrical Engineer

Alen Lee

Sr. Electrical Engineer

alee@avidengineers.com

978-663-5580 ext. 407

Alen is a graduate of Wentworth with over 13 years of experience in the Consulting Engineering Industry. He has successfully engineered and managed a wide variety of projects for offices, retail, education, restaurants, entertainment / gaming, hotels & residential. Alen is an ambitious, focused and motivated Senior Electrical Engineer who takes pride in working on all types of projects and overcoming the challenges during the design stage. During his free time, Alen enjoys spending time with family, traveling, eating different foods, relaxing, having conversations with friends, watching sporting events (football, basketball, boxing & UFC / combat sports etc.). Most importantly, Alen enjoys simplicity and making things easy.

Chris Chamberland

Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Chris Chamberland

Sr. Mechanical Engineer

cchamberland@avidengineers.com

978-663-5580 ext. 313

Chris has over 14 years of experience in the commercial MEP/FP design field. A graduate of Villanova University, he oversees a wide variety of projects, from office fit-out to ISO 8 cleanroom design. As a senior Mechanical Engineer, Chris works closely with the team to ensure quality control on all projects. He is skilled at building code review, overseeing challenging project goals and executing sophisticated design. Chris enjoys playing hockey, spending time with his wife and their dog, as well as traveling to the Caribbean.

Christopher Lampe

Electrical Engineer

Christopher Lampe

Electrical Engineer

clampe@avidengineers.com

978-663-5580 ext. 405

Christopher is a graduate of the Wentworth Institute of Technology and has been an Electrical Engineer for 5 years. He has been with Avid for more than three. As an Electrical Engineer Christopher has worked on a large range of projects, from commercial tenant fit-outs to high-rise residential buildings. Christopher has a passion for working with lighting controls systems, with particular experience working with a variety of lighting controls including tunable white and color changing control systems. Christopher likes to spend his time away from the office building models and working at local conventions.

Claudette Smith

Electrical Designer

Claudette Smith

Electrical Designer

csmith@avidengineers.com

978-663-5580 ext. 318

Claudette is an Electrical Designer with over 19 years in the MEP/FP consulting industry. Claudette has a degree from New England Institute of Technology in West Palm Beach, FL where she resided for many years before returning to Massachusetts. She supports the Avid team with engineering, designing, drafting and executing electrical project work. Claudette is an avid motorcycle enthusiast, she has been riding for over 20 years and helps support motorcycle benefit rides for charity.

Evan Hodge

Electrical Engineer

Evan Hodge

Electrical Engineer

ehodge@avidengineers.com

978-663-5580 ext. 307

Evan has nearly a decade of experience in the industry between consultation and electrical contracting. A graduate of University of Hartford’s Architectural Engineering program, Evan has been fully immersed in the industry for nearly a decade between electrical contracting and engineering consulting firms. He has emerged as a lead electrical engineer in the past five years, overseeing electrical design from all facets. Within the Electrical Department, Evan works closely with Senior Electrical Engineers/Principals developing new standards of electrical design and product specifications. Evan enjoys spending time with his wife – Kerry and their dog – Ghost. Evan is an unapologetic die-hard Boston sports fan and he has the resume to back it up. Evan is always keeping himself busy between various hobbies and interests such as: woodworking, playing music, playing pool, podcasting, custom designing, and much more.

Emil Panait

Sr. Electrical Engineer

Emil Panait

Sr. Electrical Engineer

epanait@avidengineers.com

978-663-5580 ext. 312

Emil Panait is a senior Electrical Engineer with over 15 years of experience. As a licensed P.E., in multiple states, he is tasked with overseeing a variety of projects in different market sectors, including industrial, commercial, education, retail, and hospitality. Emil enjoys skiing in the winter and playing tennis in the summer. In his spare time, he is dedicated to his old passion – photography, and you can find him taking photographs of modern architecture buildings within the Boston area.

Jack Elkhoury

Mechanical Engineer

Jack Elkhoury

Mechanical Engineer

jelkhoury@avidengineers.com

978-663-5580 ext. 316

Jack is a mechanical engineer and has been with Avid for three years. He is a graduate from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. As a mechanical engineer Jack has worked on a large range of projects from design, project management to construction administration. Before joining the Avid team, Jack did an internship with ACE solar for six months designing residential and commercial solar arrays. With the experience from his internship and with Avid, Jack has become very skilled at coordinating with the Mechanical trade, as well as becoming very focused and driven. In his spare time, Jack enjoys working out and spending time with close friends and family. Being of Lebanese descent, he travels yearly to Lebanon to visit family and enjoy warm weather. He also enjoys vacationing in Miami, and traveling abroad to experience different cultures.

Jeffrey Coppeta

HVAC Engineer

Jeffrey Coppeta

HVAC Engineer

jcopetta@avidengineers.com

978-663-5580 ext. 320

Jeffrey has over 23 years of experience in HVAC design and engineering in both commercial and residential projects. He is graduate of UMASS Dartmouth with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.He has a particular skill for coordinating between trades, identifying conflicts, and working in the tightest of spaces. He’s a proud member of ASHRAE, and always finds ways to resolve issues. Jeffrey looks forward to spring/summer time, playing baseball in his over 40 league. Jeffrey also enjoys watching his daughter's swim/softball teams or son's football/wrestling events. You can find him spending weekends in the mountains or the beaches of Maine and New Hampshire, and traveling to the beaches of Cape Cod, MA with his wife, son and daughter.

Josue Cisneros

Sr. Project Manager

Josue Cisneros

Sr. Project Manager

jcisneros@avidengineers.com

978-663-5580 ext. 314

Josue Cisneros is a senior project manager with over 15 years’ experience in the building system evaluation, design, and construction field. Josue began his working with Avid in 2006, and is currently responsible for the daily operation of the company, overseeing project management and construction administration on significant projects. Josue’s strengths include his dedication to client service, overcoming challenging project goals, leadership, and attention to detail. In his free time, Josue loves spending time with his family. You might find him cheering at his son’s soccer games or daughter’s karate tournaments. He also enjoys traveling, camping, and rooting for his favorite basketball & soccer teams.

Joseph Kifer

Business Development

Joseph Kifer

Business Development

jkifer@avidengineers.com

978-663-5580 ext. 308

After 22 successful years in a sales position within the IT Industry, Joe has transitioned to a Business Development role as industry leader selling engineering services into the Life Sciences, Healthcare and Higher Education markets. For 6 years, Joe has worked with Principals to develop strategic business development and marketing plans that focus on maintaining existing relationships, identifying emerging markets, pursuing new opportunities while growing the brand. On the weekends, Joe play/coaches racquetball, basketball, flag football, and enjoys hiking, skiing and biking at the PanMass Challenge. Joe is also a motorcycle enthusiast and has enjoyed everything that New England has to offer from the beaches to Boston, small towns, to the White Mountains.

Jonathan McVicker

Plumbing and fire protection designer

Jonathan McVicker

Plumbing and fire protection designer

jmcvicker@avidengineers.com

978-663-5580 ext. 315

Jonathan has over 5 years of experience serving both corporate and retail clients. A graduate of Porter and Chester, he designs plumbing and fire protection systems, and works closely with both plumbing and fire protection engineers on a wide variety of projects, ranging from tenant improvements, infrastructure upgrades, extensive lobby and common area renovations and new constructions. Jonathan looks forward to reading and spending weekends hanging out with friends – or planning his next Marine Corps reunion vacation trip with the people he served with.

Jesús Tudela

Mechanical Engineer

Jesús Tudela

Mechanical Engineer

jtudela@avidengineers.com

978-663-5580 ext. 406

Jesús M. Tudela is a mechanical engineer with three years of experience in residential, commercial, corporate office and industrial manufacturing facilities. Jesús serves as lead contact with the client as well as a mechanical engineer designer to provide fully coordinated construction documents and specifications. Previous professional experience includes working as a field engineer and supervisor in both England and Germany where he participated in several industrial construction/design projects.Jesús earned his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Hampshire in 2017, where he was a member of the men’s soccer team and soccer camp counselor. Outside of the office, Jesús enjoys being active by playing soccer, spending time outdoors or hiking and traveling back to Spain to visit his family.

Karl Gebhardt, PE, LEED AP

Project Manager

Karl Gebhardt, PE, LEED AP

Project Manager

kgebhardt@avidengineers.com

978-663-5580 ext. 322

Karl has more than 15 years of experience working in the MEP/FP industry. A graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Karl is a Licensed Professional Engineer and a LEED Accredited Professional. As an experienced project manager Karl is well-versed in managing extremely successful project teams both internally and externally and delivering projects on time while meeting client expectations. Over the course of his career Karl has managed projects in all market sectors, most recently focusing on healthcare. Outside of the office Karl is an avid outdoorsman with a passion for skiing, fishing, and mountain biking. When not outdoors you can find him at home cooking or cheering on the New England Patriots.

Lindsey Escoto

Office Manager

Lindsey Escoto

Office Manager

lescoto@avidengineers.com

978-663-5580 ext. 301

Lindsey joined the Avid team in 2020 as the office manager. Before joining the team, Lindsey was with JLL as a Property Associate. Lindsey is a graduate from University of Massachusetts Boston with double majors in Sociology & Psychology. As a multitasker, Lindsey has many roles as the office manager which include marketing, accounting, and human resources. Outside of the office, Lindsey enjoys being outside, mostly in the summer and playing yard games. Lindsey likes a lot of things about summertime, trips to New Hampshire to Lake Winnepesaukee with her friends, spending time with her family at bbq’s, and going to the beach.

Mohammad Zabihi

Mechanical Engineer

Mohammad Zabihi

Mechanical Engineer

mzabihi@avidengineers.com

978-663-5580 ext. 322

Mohammad Zabihi is a mechanical engineer with over 8 years of experience in designing HVAC systems for various types of residential and commercial buildings. Mohammad graduated from The University of Central Florida and has achieved the EIT certification on 2017. He was recognized by UCF for design and proposing a VRF system for a historic museum in Sanford, FL. Mohammad loves playing and watching soccer and currently plays in Mass Adult Soccer League. In His free time, Mo enjoys cooking, grilling and hiking with his dog.

Niall Mullen

Mechanical Engineer

Niall Mullen

Mechanical Engineer

nmullen@avidengineers.com

978-663-5580 ext. 403

Niall has over 4 years of experience in the MEP-FP industry. A graduate of Limerick Institute of Technology in Mechanical Facilities Engineering he takes the lead in coordinating the delivery of a variety of scale projects and is involved in all aspects as a Mechanical Engineer including engineering, design and construction administration. Niall's experience covers all aspects of MEP-FP design including retail, industrial, commercial and residential projects. Niall is responsible for liaising and consulting with clients and local authorities, and ensures keeping close relationships with clients and design teams large and small. Niall is an avid sports enthusiast and enjoys attending local sporting events as well as being involved in local soccer leagues in the Boston area. Niall also enjoys traveling having lived and worked in both Ireland and Sydney, Australia.

Nicholas Wheeler

Sr. Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineer

Nicholas Wheeler

Sr. Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineer

nwheeler@avidengineers.com

978-663-5580 ext. 321

Nick has over 13 years of Plumbing and Fire Protection design experience for a wide variety of clients, including municipal and higher education, as well as the retail, manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors. A graduate of Fitchburg State University with a BS in Industrial Technology, Nick also has construction management experience as well as extensive training in the use of the AutoCAD and Revit software platforms. Nick is a member of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), where he achieved his Certification in Plumbing Design (CPD) in 2016. In his spare time, Nick enjoys vacationing with his wife Denise; he also serves as an elected official in his hometown of Amesbury, along with volunteering his time with several local committees and non-profit organizations.

Rylan Fowler

Mechanical Engineer

Rylan Fowler

Mechanical Engineer

rfowler@avidengineers.com

978-663-5580 ext. 317

Ryan graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 2018, and has been working at Avid Engineers as a Mechanical Engineer ever since. Prior to graduation, he worked as a Sales & Marketing Engineer at Saint-Gobain before moving on to J.C. Cannistraro as an HVAC Coordinator. Ryan is a certified SolidWorks Mechanical Design Associate who is also skilled in AutoCAD and Rhino-3D design software. In his free time, he likes to snowboard, fish, and visit breweries.

Vasco Demelo

Sr. Plumbing & Fire Protection Engineer

Vasco Demelo

Sr. Plumbing & Fire Protection Engineer

vdemelo@avidengineers.com

978-663-5580 ext. 310

Vasco is a Senior Plumbing & Fire Protection Engineer that has over 17 years of experience designing plumbing and fire protection systems. He is a Certified Plumbing Designer and a member of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers. Vasco is responsible for the designing and managing a variety of projects, including industrial, commercial, residential, & hotel/motels. He is a positive team player and is skilled at providing support to the team. Vasco enjoys spending his personal time with his family and enjoys being involved in Portuguese/American cultural traditions and enjoys spending time in active sports such as soccer, hockey, volleyball & golf.

Wendy Tedder

Accountant

Wendy Tedder

Accountant

wtedder@avidengineers.com

978-663-5580 ext. 401

Wendy has been an accountant with Avid for 14 years. She is a graduate of Castle College with a degree in Business Administration. She loves her family, in particular her children, and enjoys supporting them in all the ways a mother can. She has the world’s best friends and sees them often. She loves watching Real Housewives, listening to 80s music, and hosting people by her pool. Someday, she looks forward to living in the cape and spending her days on the beach with her little dog Teddy.

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