Team

Conrad R. Orr

President/CEO

Professional Synopsis:
Conrad R. Orr is the CEO at CRO Engineering Group and has over 30 years of leadership experience in planning, engineering and design of residential, commercial, educational, medical, industrial, hospitality, mixed-use and food service projects with an emphasis on mechanical and plumbing engineering and design. Prior to opening the doors of CRO Engineering Group Mr. Orr worked for a few small MEP firms before finding a home at Cochran and Associates in Tustin California where he spent over 15 years as the firms lead project manager and office manager. Since creating CRO Engineering Group in November of 1993 Mr. Orr has successfully positioned the firm as a recognized leader in the industry of mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering and design. In his role of CEO, Mr. Orr is responsible for the overall direction of CRO Engineering Group, as well as the day to day operations, business development and corporate management of the firm. Under Mr. Orr’s guidance, CRO Engineering Group is currently licensed to perform mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering in all 50 of the United States of America, and is currently partnered in the engineering and design of a large number of significant projects in a variety of Cities throughout the United States. CRO Engineering Group is also partnering in a number of large scale international engineering and design projects in locations such as Dubai, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Beirut, Puerto Rico and Mexico.

Education:
California State University, Long Beach – Mechanical Engineering
UCLA Extension, Westwood, CA – Plumbing Systems Design Certification

Conrad R Orr, Jr

Senior Plumbing Project Manager

Professional Synopsis:
Mr. Orr began his engineering career in 2002 while still in high school as a part time job as a CAD draftsman for Cochran and Associates in Tustin California, a small Plumbing Design firm. He took General Education courses at Riverside Community College from 2003 to 2005 and obtained a Certificate of Completion in Plumbing Design for the Plumbing Systems Design Course at UCLA Extension in 2007. In 2005 Conrad began working for CRO Engineering Group while the company was still being run out of his father’s spare room in Huntington Beach California. From 2005 Conrad has grown from a draftsman to a lead plumbing designer/project manager, managing multiple projects at a time. Conrad is proficient in 2D and 3D plumbing design; he also has experience as a mechanical draftsman. He has worked on a large number of mechanical and plumbing 3D projects as a draftsman utilizing AutoCAD MEP 2012. He is currently looking to further his knowledge in the use of Revit. Conrad is a valuable part of the day-to-day operations of CRO Engineering Group and looks forward to working with you on your project.

Education:
Riverside Community College, Riverside, CA – General Education Studies
UCLA Extension, Westwood, CA – Plumbing Systems Design Certification

Kevin Barnes

Mechanical Project Manager

Professional Synopsis:
Kevin began his engineering career in 2005 straight out of school after graduating from Cal Poly Pomona with his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering / manufacturing engineering technology. He received his EIT in 2007.
He was strongly involved in health care projects for CHOC hospital OC, Cedar Sinai , Kaiser Hospitals, VA hospitals, MLK hospital (Wilmington) campus redesign and upgrade. These health care projects range from small renovations to large scale new construction.
Experience ranges from the installation of a package unit to serve a single room to the complete design of a central plant with a 4800 ton chilled water system and 2100 BHP boiler plant to service an entire facility (Campus). Kevin’s experience also includes the analysis, repair and upgrade of existing HVAC and plumbing systems. Seismic upgrades for DSA and OSHPD facilities

• Central Plants
• Compressed Air and Vacuum systems
• Gas Distribution
• Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems.
• Duct work design with mass flow analysis
• Commercial kitchens including Type I grease exhaust systems
• Industrial exhaust systems
• Steam, Chilled and Hot Water Distribution
• Underground Storage Tanks and distribution piping.
• Lift Stations and Collection System Design.
• Integrated building management systems ( building and energy management)
• Booster pump system.
• Sewer and storm drain pump system.
• Gravity sewer system with emergency retention reservoir (optional).
• Bulk oxygen system.
• Central medical gas and Vacuum systems.
• Domestic and D.I. water system.
• Grease waste system with oil separator from auto engine service bay.
• Overhead compressed air and engine oil piping system.
• Acid waste piping with neutralizers
• Grease waste systems and grease interceptors.
• Industrial hot and cold water system.
• The ability to do a detailed site survey and provide as-built drawings.

Kevin understands the complexity and attention to detail required for working with governmental agencies. Experience ranges from Laboratory and Healthcare Facilities, central plants to restaurants and retail.

Nathan K. Rueda

Mechanical Project Manager

Professional Synopsis:
Mr. Rueda is a Mechanical Project Manager at CRO Engineering Group, Inc. and has been a CAD Design consultant for over 13 years with an emphasis on design for the past 8 years. His ability to conduct load calculations and Title-24 Compliance calculations combined with a strong Mechanical Drafting background, allows his guidance and coordination throughout all phases of the project from schematic design to construction. His professional experience covers various industries including Commercial/Office, Healthcare, Education and Retail/Mixed-Use. He has maintained a thorough understanding of new software releases AutoCAD and will continue to grow and stay current with the trends of the Industry.

Education:
ITT Technical Institute – AutoCAD Drafting
ITT Technical Institute – Computer Visualization Technology
AEC Factory – Architectural Revit Workshop
Westech University – Revit MEP Fundamentals

The following is a brief list of projects Nathan was involved with prior to joining the CRO Engineering Group Team:
• Fisherman’s Wharf – Disney’s California Adventure (Anaheim, Ca)
• Lawndale USD Multi-Purpose Room upgrades (Lawndale, Ca)
• Atlantic Time Square – Mixed-Use (Monterey Park, Ca)
• Olive View Medical Center (Sylmar, Ca)
• Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital (Willowbrook, Ca)

Sanya Patcha

PE – Mechanical Project Manager

Professional Synopsis:
Mr. Patcha is Mechanical Project Manager at CRO Engineering Group, Inc. He is well versed in all aspects of HVAC systems from cost estimating, conceptual design, scope development, load calculations, economic analysis, scheduling, construction planning and oversight, troubleshooting, start-up, testing, and commissioning. He holds Mechanical professional engineering license in the state of California, Construction Management Certificate from UCLA, and Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering in the area of Power and Energy.

Registrations and Professional Affiliations:
Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in State of California No. M35663

Education:
California State University, Fullerton – Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
UCLA Extension – Construction Management Certificate

The following is a brief list of projects Sanya was involved with prior to joining the CRO Engineering Group Team:
• Impact Challenger, Thailand – Mechanical Project Engineer – 600,000 sq.ft. exhibition halls
• Orange and Wilson Apartment, Glendale, CA – Mechanical Engineer – 6 story, 150 units High-rise residential
• Cabrillo CVC, Long Beach, CA – Mechanical – 4 story, 82 units apartment building

Brad Dugan

Electrical Designer

Professional Synopsis:
Brad Dugan is a well versed electrical designer and he has been a valuable member of the electrical team at CRO Engineering Group since 2/13/2014. Brad has extensive experience with restaurant/food service design, as well as retail, residential, hotel/hospitality and office T.I. projects.

Education:
Goldenwest College – Audio Engineering

William Hubner

Electrical Designer

Professional Synopsis:
William is an Electrical Designer at CRO Engineering. William started drafting early in life where he found his passion for drafting. He graduated High School with Honors and set his focus on Orange Coast College to further his education in Drafting & Design. While taking courses at Orange Coast College William freelanced for smaller firms specializing in Electrical Design for 10 years before coming to CRO where he specializes in Lighting and California Title – 24 energy calculations. Over the years he has had his hand in a variety of projects from commercial warehouses, Supermarkets, custom homes, up-scale restaurants, popular food chains, Solar and green technology projects.

Education:
Orange Coast College Certificate in Drafting & Design

The following is a brief list of projects William was involved with prior to joining the CRO Engineering Team:
• SuperKing Supermarkets
• Pick up Stix
• Wendy’s Hamburgers

Philip Orr

Plumbing Project Manager

Professional Synopsis:
Philip Orr is a Plumbing Project Manager/Plumbing systems designer at CRO Engineering Group, Inc. He brings over 9 years of experience in the industry ranging from planning, project coordination, engineering plumbing systems, drafting & design. His experience covers a wide range of industries such as commercial, office, mixed use/retail, residential and hospitality.

Education:
Riverside Community College
AutoCAD Drafting Certification
UCLA Extensions – Plumbing Systems Design
Westech REVIT Class Training

Moises Anaya

Plumbing Designer

Professional Synopsis:
Moises has been with CRO Engineering Group since February 2013. He began his carrier at CRO Engineering Group as the Senior CAD Drafter. He showed great interest in the design of plumbing systems and he was eventually promoted to Plumbing Department where he has excelled as a Plumbing Designer.

Moises brings over 14 years of AutoCAD skills to CRO Engineering Group, skills that include graphic design, logo design, 3D models and movie rendering, project administration, client project reviews, presentations, architectural design, landscaping design, urban design, custom single family and multifamily structures, hotels, schools, hospital design, concert halls, and conceptual design projects.

With his in-depth knowledge of AutoCAD Moises also instructs all new employees to CRO Engineering Group CAD standards.

Education:
Modern Technology Institute – Associates Degree.
Santa Ana Valley High – GED.

Robin Orr

Office Manager

Professional Synopsis:
Robin comes to the CROEG team with over 10 years of civil engineering experience where she did research, due diligence and permit processing. Robin also has over 10 years of office management experience from several different retail and customer service offices ranging from Pacific Life health insurance and computer parts sales to tool and dye manufacturing. Her duties cover employee benefits, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, travel, purchasing, collections, and day to day office operations.

Registrations and Professional Affiliations:
Certificate of completion from UCI for the Light Construction and Development Program.

Education:
Associates degree from Goldenwest College.

Meryl Orr

Administrator

Professional Synopsis:
Meryl Orr began working at CRO Engineering Group, Inc. in April of 2014 as the office administrator. Meryl is responsible for the day to day operations of the office; helping to maintain all invoicing, bills and payroll, assisting the design team, making deliveries, arranging meetings and travel itinerary’s for the design team and assisting with all human resource responsibilities. Meryl also manages all of the company’s social media accounts, and anything/everything in between.
When Meryl is not at CRO, she is with her husband Conrad Orr Jr., where they enjoy traveling, the beach, and being around family and friends. She is also an avid runner and competes in races regularly… for fun!

Education:
Saddleback College – Mission Viejo – Nursing/Business/Art