TJCAA – The Names and Faces

pic_GCZGianna C. Zappettini, Esq.
Gianna Zappettini, a licensed attorney in California since 1989, oversees the management of TJCAA. Ms. Zappettini directs all marketing, financial, contractual and personnel matters associated with the corporation. Her experience as an attorney, which includes civil litigation with an emphasis on insurance defense, construction litigation, and personal injury litigation, as well as her experience coordinating staff at a small law office, provides her with a solid foundation for management of TJC and Associates, Inc.
pic_TJCTerence J. Cavanagh, S.E.
Senior Vice President
Terry Cavanagh, a licensed engineer since 1985, is an expert in the design of water and wastewater treatment plant structures. He specializes in the structural design and seismic evaluation of facilities including water and wastewater treatment plants, reservoirs and storage tanks, pump stations, ozone treatment facilities, chemical storage and containment facilities, operations centers/laboratories, and outfall structures. He provides significant design expertise with all conventional building materials used for water and wastewater treatment facilities.     State-by-State Licenses
pic_RWCRick W. Cavanagh
Chief Financial Officer
Richard Cavanagh, as TJCAA’s Quality Control Manager, supervises the implementation of TJCAA quality control policies and procedures. His educational background is in Business Administration/Tax, and he has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1988. Mr. Cavanagh has extensive experience in quality assurance/quality control of manufacturing, testing, and reporting processes. He applies his skills and experience toward assuring that TJCAA products and services meet the standards of excellence required by our clients.
pic_PJGPaul J. Giorsetto, P.E., LEED AP
Vice President
Paul Giorsetto, TJCAA’s Instrumentation, Control, and Electrical (ICE) services leader, has been a licensed engineer since 1984, and has extensive design experience in the areas of electrical power distribution, electrical industrial applications, control systems, and instrumentation. He also has significant experience in construction services, as a resident engineer and inspector, and during facility startup. He has acted as a project manager and electrical and/or discipline lead on large water and wastewater design projects. Mr. Giorsetto has also served as project manager on dedicated electrical and instrumentation and control design-build projects. As an accredited LEED professional, he has an understanding of the principles that go into designing structures/buildings that have a minimal impact on the environment, and that promote energy efficiency and a healthy environment for their occupants/users. TJCAA clients seeking ICE design solutions will benefit from Mr. Giorsetto’s extensive experience.     State-by-State Licenses
pic_0001-art-lowresMichael J. Erwin, P.E.
Michael Erwin, who heads up TJCAA’s Control Systems Programming group, has been building valuable experience since 1986 in the design, implementation, and management of electrical power, control, automation, and instrumentation systems. He performs electrical design engineering for water and wastewater treatment, collection, and distribution systems, and industrial facilities, focusing on instrumentation and control system design and programming. His specific experience includes development of power calculations, protective device coordination, equipment specification, instrument selection, and control panel fabrication design; design of SCADA systems for in-plant and telemetry-based systems; and PLC programming. He has hands-on familiarity with a wide variety of PLC and SCADA hardware and software platforms. He gained his extensive experience not only as a consultant, but also as chief engineer and project manager for a Northern California systems integrator. With this understanding of the water/wastewater, control system, and construction industries, he provides a viewpoint that emphasizes constructability and an emphasis on systems that feature maximum operator usability and efficiency.
pic_RTRichard K. Thow. S.E.
Richard Thow has worked in the structural design and seismic evaluation fields since 1986. He has designed and evaluated facilities including water treatment plant structures, wastewater treatment plant structures, chemical storage facilities, pump stations, and storage tanks/reservoirs. Mr. Thow’s experience also comprises extensive evaluation and analysis for nuclear facilities, including regulatory interpretation and compliance, structural evaluation, and facility design and modification.
pic_DMYDaisy M. Yu, S.E., LEED AP
Senior Structural Engineer
Daisy Yu has extensive experience in seismic evaluation and retrofit design and in the design of large, multi-story steel-framed structures. Her design experience also includes water and wastewater treatment facilities such as reinforced concrete reservoirs, reinforced masonry pump stations, and chemical storage facilities. As an accredited LEED professional, she has an understanding of the principles that go into designing structures/buildings that have a minimal impact on the environment, and that promote energy efficiency and a healthy environment for their occupants/users. Ms. Yu is not only an experienced structural engineer, but also a proven project manager.
pic_ENEileen A. Nakamura, P.E.
Electrical Engineer
Eileen Nakamura, is an electrical engineer with design experience in the areas of electrical power distribution, electrical industrial applications, control systems, and instrumentation. Her specific experience includes: design of medium and low-voltage electrical distribution systems for water, wastewater, and industrial waste treatment facilities, plant instrumentation, and SCADA systems for in-plant and telemetry-based systems. She also has experience in construction services during facility start-up for design-build projects.
Helen Tran - April 2018Helen Tran
Senior Controls Technician
Helen Tran is an automation engineer with nearly 15 years’ experience in instrumentation and controls (I&C) and system integration. She has performed a variety of electrical and I&C designs for process equipment and utility systems. With a background in the electric power, biotechnology, and water treatment industries, Ms. Tran applies practical knowledge in design, documentation, programming, and configuration of control system hardware and software components. She is adept at interpreting client processes and operations, automation planning/design/implementation, and providing support for system integration projects under a variety of automation hardware and software platforms. Her skillset includes operating principles of turbomachinery control systems and plant process controls. In addition, her experience includes pharmaceutical and biotech operations, and she has a thorough working knowledge of pharma design, construction, commissioning and qualification, and operations and experience within the current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) regulations.
pic_0002-artJacqueline N. Arama, P.E.
Electrical Engineer
Jacqueline Arama is an electrical engineer with a wide variety of experience in instrumentation and controls (I&C) and electrical analysis and design. Her experience includes feasibility studies and electrical design for water and wastewater treatment plants and associated communication facilities. She has developed designs including electrical load and voltage drop calculations, equipment layouts, panel elevations, electrical plans, lighting, detailed control loop descriptions, and electrical power distribution, as well as remote monitoring and controls. Mrs. Arama is experienced at performing field verification of plant conditions and documentation, and with developing electrical models and performing power system analyses using SKM PowerTools©. She is familiar with fiber-optic cable allocation, electrical load studies, and piping and instrumentation diagram layouts and development, including coordination with process engineers.
LGM-ArtLee G. Meyer, P.E.
Electrical Engineer
Lee Meyer is an electrical engineer with experience in electrical power and control systems engineering for the water and wastewater industry. He has performed the full scope of low-voltage (under 600 V) design including control panels, motor control centers, utility metering, transformers, switchboards, load centers, variable frequency drives, programmable logic controllers, and SCADA. Mr. Meyer has provided programming and bench-testing for new equipment, including I/O testing, SCADA testing, and function testing. His design experience includes Ethernet and fiber optic networking, radio telemetry, and relay logic. In addition, Mr. Meyer provides construction management services, including preparing and reviewing engineering drawings, submittals, engineering change orders, and requests for information.
Raphael E. Okubo
Electrical Design Specialist
Raphael Okubo is an Electrical Design Specialist with our Instrumentation, Controls, and Electrical group. A graduate of San Jose State University (Electrical Engineering), Raphael is familiar with relay logic, microprocessors, and equipment programming and has performed design and analysis of systems that support the transportation (railway) industry. He is experienced with power systems and requirements and with control equipment programming using ladder logic and template-based programming software. He has also developed data migration strategies for transferring project information between dissimilar systems.
McKenzie S. Campagna
Electrical Designer
McKenzie Campagna is an Electrical Designer working with our Instrumentation, Controls, and Electrical group. Ms. Campagna received her BS in Electrical Engineering from San Francisco State University, where her work included solar power applications. Her experience as an intern in the transportation field included design and assembly of instrumentation, as well as single-line diagram development. In support of our senior and staff engineers, she focuses on electrical applications and control systems; power calculations; developing design layouts for conduit, circuiting, and lighting plans; preparing conduit schedules; and preparing engineering calculations used for equipment sizing and specifications.
Manan S. Bhatt
Electrical Designer
Manan Bhatt is an Electrical Designer in TJCAA’s Instrumentation, Controls, and Electrical group. He has extensive knowledge of SKM Power*Tools© and experience providing technical support, troubleshooting, and modeling with the SKM suite of power system analysis software. Mr. Bhatt performs electrical and I&C staff engineering on several projects including predesign studies, design, and calculations, and he provides support for engineering services during construction. He also has the lead role in computerized analyses of complex electrical systems, performing load flow, short circuit, coordination, and arc flash hazard studies for low- and medium-voltage facilities.
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CADD Operator
Bee Vue, is a CADD operator who has been with TJCAA since 2008. He produces structural, civil, electrical, and instrumentation drawings in AutoCAD and develops 3D drawings using SketchUp. Mr. Vue’s expertise includes dimensioning and rendering of 3D drawings to provide enhanced visualization for our clients.