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Mr. Stratemeyer, PE began his career at EBL Engineers in 1978 as a Project Manager. He has extensive experience in the design of HVAC and plumbing systems for institutional, industrial and governmental facilities and, has managed complex multi-discipline projects from concepts through construction administration. He has also performed construction management services for a health care client. His primary fields of expertise are heating, ventilating, air conditioning, central plant design and energy applications. Mr. Stratemeyer has done extensive research and design in the feasibility and application of solar collection and energy conversion systems and has acted as an independent consultant in that field. He is also certified as a Geothermal Heat Pump Systems Designer/Installer and as an Energy Auditor in the State of Maryland.

As Director of Marketing and Business Development, Mr. Stratemeyer is responsible for the firm's marketing and business development efforts. As Principal Mechanical Engineer, he is the Quality Assurance Officer for EBL Engineers and, as such, maintains the company Quality Control and Assurance Plan.

Mr. Stratemeyer is a Past-President of the Building Congress and Exchange of Metropolitan Baltimore (BCE-Balt) and is also a Past-President of the Parkville-Carney Business and Professional Association (PCBPA). He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the Association for Facilities Engineering, the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA), the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), the American Society of Military Engineers (SAME), the American Society of School Building Officials (ASBO) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Mr. McBride joined EBL as a Fire Protection Engineer in 1988. Mr. McBride specializes in the analysis of new and existing structures for code compliance, the use of alternative materials and methods for equivalent code compliance, forensic investigation and professional services related to system performance, system failure and construction anomalies as well as design and field commissioning of smoke management and control systems.

As the Director of Engineering Operations for EBL Engineers, LLC, Mr. McBride oversees administration of the firm’s engineering and consulting groups. He also actively engages in fire protection engineering and is a Certified Building Inspector in the state of Maryland.

Mr. McBride is the 2011 – 2012 President Elect for the American Consulting Engineers Council of Maryland (ACEC-MD) of which he is a former Director, Treasurer, Vice President, and Secretary. His other professional affiliations and/or memberships include Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA), American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Chesapeake Area Society of Healthcare Engineering (CASHE). He is Chairman of NFPA 1925 - Marine Fire Fighting Vessels.  He is also the principal or alternate on the following National Fire Protection Association Technical Committees: NFPA 88A - Garages and Parking Structures, NFPA 2010 – Aerosol Extinguishing Technology, NFPA 150 - Animal Holding Facilities and NFPA 72 - Single & Multiple Station Alarms and Household Fire Alarm Systems. He is also an accomplished public speaker, having been asked to speak to local chapters of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, and the Fire Alarm Association and the National Park Service.

Mr. Hubner joined EBL Engineers, LLC in 1987 as a Mechanical Project Engineer. 

Mr. Hubner’s primary responsibility is for the management and scheduling of projects in the firm's Mechanical/Electrical Department as well as oversight of the Construction Management group. Drawing on his experience in the design of commercial, institutional, industrial and government applications, he is able to interface into a broad range of projects to ensure each commission is completed on time, within budget and technically correct. He has been involved in projects requiring HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, fire protection, industrial ventilation, thermal storage, process piping, geothermal, energy management systems and consideration for construction phasing to maintain operations during renovation and expansion of existing facilities.

Mr. Hubner is highly regarded for forensic engineering in the field of remedial energy analysis. His specialized areas of expertise are analysis for energy conservation and life cycle cost analysis, design of direct digital energy management and control systems, and central plant design.

Mr. Hubner is active in numerous Professional Associations including the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) where he has chaired the chapter’s Refrigeration Committee, the American Consulting Engineers Council (ACEC), the Maryland Council of Design Professionals (MDCDP), the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and serves as the current President of the Maryland Chapter of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE).  Mr. Hubner also serves as a Major in the 121st Engineer Regiment of the Maryland Defense Force where he heads the Maryland Emergency Engineering Response Team.

Mr. Fraczkowski joined EBL Engineers in 1990 as a Fire Protection Engineer.  He manages the firm’s Fire Protection Department and also actively engages in fire protection engineering projects both in the United States and internationally. His specialties include the analysis of new and existing structures for code compliance, design of fire protection systems to meet national fire protection standards and the client's particular needs, and field commissioning and acceptance testing of egress systems and fire protection systems. He has consulted with engineers and architects on life safety, fire alarm, smoke control, AFFF, plan review, code interpretation, shop drawing review, hydraulic calculation analysis and review, construction management and oversight, field fire protection system testing and commissioning.

Mr. Fraczkowski started his career as a fire protection engineer with a world-wide industrial company where he specialized in special hazard fire protection, analysis of water supplies and fire protection systems, code compliance and life safety systems. He later was employed by the U.S. Navy as a fire protection engineer in its Naval Facilities Engineering Command in Washington, DC. Here he was exposed to a wide variety of building systems including work on the design and commissioning of fire protection systems for aircraft hangars, including those housing the President's aerial fleet - Air Force One and Marine One.

Mr. Fraczkowski is the current 2-year term President of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Chesapeake Chapter.  He has held board positions in the Engineering Society of Baltimore, as well as being the past President of the Chesapeake Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE). He is also a board member of the Chesapeake Area Society for Healthcare Engineers (CASHE), and a general member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), and Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE). He maintains current industry knowledge and is also a principal or alternate on the NFPA 72, 88A, 232, and 2010 technical committees.  He has been a recording secretary on the NFPA 72 technical committee for the last two code cycles.

Mr. Kleponis began his career at EBL Engineers in 1998 as Senior Mechanical Engineer.  Since that time he has moved up within the firm from Project Manager, Associate, Associate Principal and in 2012 became a Principal of EBL Engineers. 

He has a background in construction, and has been an Apprentice Plumber since 1988.  He has extensive experience in the design of HVAC and plumbing systems for institutional, industrial and governmental facilities and, has managed complex multi-discipline projects from concepts through construction administration.  His primary fields of expertise are heating, ventilating, air conditioning, central plant design, cost estimating and temperature controls.

Mr. Kleponis is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.  He has been a registered Professional Engineer in Maryland for the past decade.  He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

Mr. Dougherty joined EBL Engineers in 2001 as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Administration and Finance, although he started consulting for the firm in 1989.

He is responsible for the management of EBL’s Administration Department, which includes accounting, administration, and information technology. Other responsibilities include supervising and maintaining all finance, accounting, tax, billing, collection, retirement plan, and human resource functions for the firm, as well as managing banking and vendor relationship.

Mr. Dougherty is a member of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He is the former Treasurer of the Engineering Society of Baltimore, Inc.

Mr. Dougherty began his career in public accounting and specialized in accounting, tax and retirement plans for small businesses and their owners, primarily service businesses with an emphasis on engineering firms. EBL Engineers, LLC was a client of Mr. Dougherty’s while he practiced public accounting.

Robert H. Stratemeyer, PE
Principal and Director of Marketing & Business Development

Jeffery P. McBride, PE
Principal and Director of Engineering Operations

Edward A. Hubner, PE
Principal and Mechanical / Electrical Department Manager

Edward M. Fraczkowski, PE
Principal and Fire Protection Department Manager

Anthony J. Kleponis, PE, LEED AP
Principal

Timothy Dougherty
Director of Administration and Finance

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