With technical expertise in mechanical engineering and energy services, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a gift for relationship-building, Oneil Gayle rapidly rose from a 2002 summer intern at Loring to the top echelon of the firm’s leadership team. His goals for Loring are to uphold the firm’s legacy of excellence in project delivery for an expanding portfolio of clients and sectors, maintain the company’s open-door policy, and expand its vibrant and culturally diverse community of employees.
Named Chief Operating Officer in October 2016, Oneil oversees the day-to-day management of the firm’s projects in all seven offices and leads the Energy Services and Commissioning Group, which he developed into a thriving service area for the firm. Oneil was also instrumental in Loring’s successful re-entrance in the healthcare market and pushing the firm’s reach beyond New York City, expanding its Commissioning practice into Loring’s Washington, DC office and launching Loring’s Durham, NC, Toronto, Ontario, Gaithersburg, MD, and Philadelphia, PA offices.
Licensed in New York, Oneil has a diploma in Mechanical Plant Engineering from the University of Technology in Jamaica and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the New York Institute of Technology. The product of an exceptional mentoring system at Loring, Oneil has been paying it forward in his progressive management roles with the firm. He is committed to developing a diverse and vibrant work community, and to providing opportunities for continuing professional training and career advancement. Next Gen, a program started by Oneil in 2015 for high-potential employees, provides management training. Several graduates from this program have advanced to hold senior management positions as Principals and Vice Presidents.
Oneil’s influence extends beyond the firm to the industry and the community at large. He served a six-year term as a Board Member of the Building Commissioning Association, Northeast Chapter, was a member of the 2016 NYC Energy Conservation Code Advisory Committee for Commercial Buildings, and served on the ACEC New York Chapter Energy Code Committee. Most recently, he was inducted into the ACEC New York Chapter Board of Directors.