Miguel Gaspar leads Loring’s Building Services Group, which specializes in K-12, residential, and mixed-use buildings. His clients include leading developers and institutions in both the private and public sectors. Miguel has overseen numerous Design-Build projects, working closely with owners and development teams on successful projects ranging from ground-up construction, renovations, and additions to infrastructure improvements. Miguel is an experienced leader who works to promote open and ongoing communication with clients and the staff he oversees.
Miguel is a graduate of Lehigh University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and is licensed in the State of New York. He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) NY Chapter, and volunteers his time in various community programs including Habitat for Humanity and the Hoboken Community Center.
Kalpak K. Karule
Kalpak Karule leads Loring’s Energy Services Group and is responsible for the delivery of energy audits, energy modeling, decarbonization studies, deep energy retrofits, and identification of energy reduction measures for governmental agencies as well as institutional and private sector clients. He has over 13 years of experience in engineering design, energy engineering, renewable energy, commissioning, and sustainability. He has extensive experience advising clients and developing strategies regarding energy utilization, incorporation of alternative energy technologies, and carbon footprint reduction in both new and existing buildings.
Kalpak has a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management from Oklahoma State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Pune University, India. He is licensed to practice engineering in the States of New York and New Jersey, and is also a Certified Energy Manager, Certified Building Commissioning Professional, Certified Measurement and Verification Professional, Distributed Generation Certified Professional, and a LEED Accredited Professional. He also sits on the ACEC New York Metro Region Energy Code Committee that informs legislation and policy as it pertains to building energy consumption.
Oleksa P. Breslawec
Oleksa Breslawec has over 35 years of experience in engineering design, building system controls, new technology integration, and building commissioning. Since joining Loring in 2016, he has been responsible for administering the design of projects from conception through construction completion while mentoring and coaching junior team members. Oleksa has overseen the design of millions of square feet of space for both the renovation and new construction of higher education facilities, in addition to institutional and commercial buildings.
Oleksa is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and is licensed in over 20 states including the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. His professional activities include the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA), and the International District Energy Association (IDEA).
Barry L. Maltz
Barry Maltz began his career at Loring over 50 years ago as a part-time summer draftsman and has held virtually every position in the company, stepping down as Chairman in 2016. Barry remains with the firm as Chairman Emeritus, manages the firm’s quality assurance program, and takes a key role in mentoring young engineers from the time they receive their degree, and often even before. Among his top objectives is maintaining Loring's unique culture where every opportunity is open to every employee at every level, where Principals are truly hands-on and involved in the day-to-day details of every project, and where great people work on world-class projects for interesting clients.
Barry received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, and a Master of Engineering Management from the Polytechnic Institute of New York (now NYU Tandon School of Engineering). He is licensed in NY and NJ. Barry has served on the Public Buildings Committee of the New York Building Congress. He was also active with ACEC New York as a member of its NYC SCA Industry Liaison Committee, and as a member and former Chair of the Metro Region Electrical Codes Committee. Traveling, spending time with his grandchildren, and home improvement occupy his time outside of work.
M. Moustapha Diack
Rahul Tikekar is a recognized expert in the field of healthcare engineering, with over two decades of experience in world-class hospital and medical facilities design in the tri-state region. He joined Loring in 2015 to build the firm’s dedicated healthcare practice, now one of its most significant centers for project volume, growth, and revenue. Under Rahul’s direction, the Healthcare Group has had the opportunity to work for such acclaimed institutions as Mount Sinai Health System, NYU Langone, Montefiore Medical Center, Northwell Health, and NewYork-Presbyterian, and is looking to replicate its success and expand its geographic footprint nationwide.
From procurement to construction, Rahul is responsible for a large and diverse portfolio of critical infrastructure upgrades, new construction, and fit-outs for, among others: ambulatory care and surgical facilities, diagnostic imaging, critical care centers, cancer centers, children’s hospitals, nursing homes, research laboratories, clean room pharmacies, dental schools, and behavioral health centers. He maintains high-level quality control on all projects to ensure the engineering designs meet client needs and industry standards, and plays a central role in supporting client relationships, developing new business opportunities, and mentoring young staff.
Rahul holds an MBA from Baruch College, a Master of Science in mechanical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering in his native India. He is licensed to practice engineering in New York State and is a member of the Healthcare Engineering Society of New York (HESGNY), the Association of Medical Facility Professionals (AMFP) New York City Chapter, the American Society of Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), the Healthcare Facilities Management Society of NJ, and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). In addition, Rahul sits on the Healthcare Committee of NYC Builds Bio and is a member and past award recipient of the Maharashtra Foundation, a charitable organization that helps the underprivileged in rural India.
Damian Payne joined Loring as an intern in 1999 and has consistently risen through the ranks to become our newest Principal and Senior Vice President in 2021. With over 20 years of experience designing academic institutions, laboratory, commercial, healthcare, aircraft cargo, and tenant facilities, his expertise includes surveying, existing condition reports, load calculations, equipment selections, ductwork and piping design, specifications, commissioning, and construction administration.
At Loring, Damian leads the Facility Group in our New York office with an emphasis on the higher education and cultural sectors, serving both public and private clients such as Columbia University, New York University, Barnard University, Rockefeller University, New York City Department of Design and Construction, and the New York City Department of Citywide Construction Services.
Damian is a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree and an emphasis on HVAC systems. He takes great pride in mentoring and educating young professionals both within the firm and in the industry. During his career, he has been a part of multiple committees and programs that have allowed for the sharing of ideas and the opportunity to mentor the next generation of engineers. These committees include ACE Mentor Program, ACEC Emerging Leaders Committee, ACEC Leadership Institute, and AIA NY Historic Building Committee.