As Sharon Engineering’s Chief Executive since founding the firm in 1990, Ronen Sharon is responsible for its management and direction, overseeing all of the company’s operations, including project management, technical services, finances, staffing, and business development and marketing. Ronen has extensive experience in public as well as private developments that include infrastructure (bridges, tunnels, and highways), and buildings for institutional, recreational, commercial, and residential uses. Ronen has extensive expertise in designing and constructing new buildings in the crowded urban environment of the New York City metropolitan area.
Ronen received his Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from The Cooper Union, and a Masters in Business Administration from Pace University.
He is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of New York and New Jersey.
Ronen is an avid Yogi and wind surfer, he loves politics, reading, traveling, and spending time with his family.
As Sharon Engineering’s Senior Mechanical Engineer since 2005, Ilya Shmulevich directs the firm’s Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing team. With extensive experience managing the design and upgrade of major building-wide systems, Ilya has managed numerous design projects for large-scale new development and system upgrades. These included heating and chiller plants, HVAC systems for commercial, residential and institutional structures, field surveys and load calculations, electrical wiring and metering, gas-and-water-piping, and fire protection. Construction administration has been an integral part of Ilya’s responsibilities on all design projects.
Among Ilya’s expertise is investigating construction deficiencies, and reviewing and correcting construction design documents. He has conducted hundreds of comprehensive physical plant site surveys, and incorporated the findings into detailed construction plans.
Ilya received his Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering Specializing in HVAC systems from Polytechnic University, Minsk, Belarus.
When not at work, Ilya likes to spend his time with his family, and he enjoys traveling and reading.
Anm islam is responsible for all aspects of plumbing, and fire protection designs. The projects include low and high-rise, multi-zoned fire protection, and water supply systems.
Anm has a strong knowledge in plumbing and fire protection systems with local and international code requirements, and extensive experience in the construction industry. Anm’s particular expertise includes commercial spaces, healthcare facilities, schools, museums, airports, and residential projects.
Anm received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, and a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College, New York.
Outside work, Anm enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and he enjoys traveling, since he likes to learn about other cultures, and their architectural feats.
Lester Liang has specialized in providing HVAC designs for residential as well as commercial buildings. At Sharon Engineering, Lester started out as a design engineer in Plumbing and Fire Protection, and subsequently expanded his responsibilities to specialize in HVAC design. In addition, Lester is responsible for all design and approval projects relating to OER. Using his extensive knowledge in residential and commercial design requirements, Lester manages his design projects from inception to completion.
Lester received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from SUNY at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Science.
When outside the office, you can find him exploring ethnic cuisines of New York City, or getting his hands dirty underneath the hood of his car.
Zachary Wasserman has been involved in a multitude of projects, designing and specifying HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection systems. In addition, Zachary coordinates the in-house Mechanical/Electrical trades, and is responsible for managing the weekly schedule for the company wide engineering staff. Zachary’s design experience includes multiple-dwelling residential development, commercial, and industrial buildings. Additionally, he has extensive experience conducting ASHRAE level 2 energy audits in compliance with Local Law 87, and extrapolated energy consumption data in adherence to Local Law 84.
Zachary received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from CUNY at City College Grove School of Engineering.
When outside the office, you can find him cooking culinary masterpieces, or pumping iron at the local Astoria fitness center.
Rafael Umarov is a mechanical engineer specializing in plumbing, and fire protection designs.
Rafael has been concentrating on developing his knowledge and experience in plumbing and fire protection systems. Rafael’s design work includes projects having low and high-rise, multi-zoned fire protection, and water supply systems.
Rafael received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington.
Outside work, Rafael enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and friends, camping by lakes and travelling. Rafael likes to watch boxing and mixed martial arts, and he boxes to stay in shape.
Arnold Park is a project engineer, responsible for the design of new low and mid-rise residential and commercial buildings. His experience includes steel and concrete design, foundation design, and support of excavation. Additionally, Arnold has experience in renovation and modification of existing residential and commercial buildings.
Arnold received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Columbia University.
In his spare time, Arnold enjoys the occasional theater production, and learning about urban development and architecture.
Nikolas Kribas is responsible for the design of new low-rise structures, and for rehabilitation design of existing buildings. His experience includes work on multiple dwelling structures and commercial buildings. In addition, Nikolas is responsible for load calculations, design detailing, and shop drawing review.
Nikolas received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Kingston University, London, and a Masters in Structural Engineering from the University of East London.
When outside the office, you can find Nikolas spending his time with family and friends.
Ody Sharon directs the company’s finances, and human resources operations. Ody’s responsibilities include accounts payable and receivable, payroll, health coverage and employee benefits, and the company’s retirement savings plan.
Prior to joining the Sharon Engineering team, as an independent consultant for most of her professional career, Ody designed, implemented, and managed retail, commercial, and international banking computer based systems.
Ody received her Bachelor of Science with a dual degree in Computer Science and Psychology from CUNY at Queens College.
Ody is an avid foodie, and loves to spend time with her family and friends, travel, movies, and she enjoys making elaborate flower arrangements.
As Sharon Engineering’s office manager, Alex Bakalas oversees the smooth operation and implementation of numerous administrative activities.
Alex has years of experience in office management and customer service, serving various industries. This has made him uniquely qualified to act as a liaison between Sharon Engineering staff and clients. In addition to staff and client support, Alex is responsible for customer billing and collection, preparing marketing material, and for maintaining office services.
Alex received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from New York University.
Alex is also a Notary Public.
Alex is an avid sports fan, loves foreign language music, and is very keen on history (especially 20th Century and World War II history). Alex also loves running, and spending time with friends and family.
Gloria Porras is a Sharon Engineering employee with the longest service, and joined the company in 2001.
In addition to her receptionist duties, Gloria’s responsibilities include assisting the engineering staff with City Agency filings, plans, plans deliveries, documentation, filings, and general office and clerical support.
In her spare time, Gloria enjoys landscaping on her property, and observing wildlife activity.