Meet the designers

Senior Leadership
Richard Giovanetti
President

Richard Giovanetti co-founded GSA in July 1982, after an extensive career in the field of electrical design. Mr. Giovanetti has demonstrated expertise in organizing, leading and developing a remarkably successful engineering firm.
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Mark S. Shulman
P.E., LEED AP
Executive Vice President

Mark S. Shulman co-founded GSA in July 1982, after an extensive career in the field of engineering and construction. Mr. Shulman has more than twenty years of varied experience in engineering, design, construction management and construction.
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The Design Team
Joe Ruffo
P.E., LEED AP
SR Vice President

Mr. Ruffo served as a draftsman, designer, senior designer, project design manager and vice president for over 30 years. During this time, he served as a senior construction coordinator. This coordination included working with the owner's design consultants and other construction trades for a timely and cost effective installation. 
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Peter Carney
P.E., LEED AP
VP - Mechanical Engineering

Mr. Carney has experience in management of design for HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems. He also has strong project administration skills, which include coordination with architects, interfacing with the clients/ owners and preparation of proposals.
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Sami Akkawi
P.E., LEED AP Assistant VP Electrical Engineering (AVP)

The Engineering Team
Shawn Cai, P.E.
Fire Protection Engineer

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