Team IMI

International Masonry Institute

Marketing & Technical Services Team

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    Market Development/ Technical Services

  • Technical Assistance
  • Professional Education
  • Contractor College
  • Job Site Troubleshooting
  • Codes and Standards
  • Trade Shows and Exhibits
  • University Programs
  • Masonry Camp

 

    Research & Development

  • New Product Research
  • Constructability Research

 

 

National Staff

David Sovinski
National Director of Industry Development
410-280-1304
David’s experience includes masonry project manager, estimator, and teacher of architecture and technology at Purdue University/ Indianapolis. He has a B.S. in construction management from Purdue University.
 
Maria Viteri, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Director of Sustainability and Program Development
410-280-1306
A registered architect in Pennsylvania who practiced in Pittsburgh, Maria has a Bachelor/ Master of Architecture from Tulane University and a dual M.B.A./M.Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.
Diane Throop, PE, FTMS
Director of Engineering
513-272-2470
Diane has more than 30 years' experience in engineering and construction, mostly in masonry. She is Chair of the Masonry Standards Joint Committee (TMS 402/ACI 530/ASCE 5) and former chair of ASTM Committee C15. She has a BSCE and an MBA from the University of Toledo and is registered in Ohio and Michigan.
 
Dawn Lafey
Marketing Manager
410-280-1310
Dawn coordinates national program development, scheduling and delivery. She also manages IMI exhibits and shows. Dawn has a degree from Anne Arundel Community College.

 

Regional Staff

John Bachenski
New York City Director
732-261-6823
John’s background is in architecture, construction, marketing and sales. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Temple University.
 
Steve Bolognese
New England Director
781-438-1862
Steve’s background includes engineering and technical sales. A 32-year member of BAC Local 3 MA, he has a B.S. in civil engineering from Lowell Technological Institute.
David Collins, CSI
Indiana/Kentucky Director
317-872-3426
David is a 28-year member of BAC Local 4 IN/KY, with experience in project management and supervision. He has a B.A. in Business from Indiana University Bloomington.
 
Pat Conway, AIA, CSI
Wisconsin Director
608-437-6871

Pat is a registered architect in Wisconsin with expertise in masonry rain screen walls, air barriers, movement joints, flashing, job site troubleshooting, and contemporary masonry wall detailing. He has a B.S. in architecture from the University of Minnesota.

Scott Conwell, AIA, ALA, CSI, CDT, LEED AP BD+C
Illinois Director
630-396-3144
A licensed architect in Illinois, Scott’s background includes project management and construction administration. He has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
 
Rick Filloramo
Connecticut/Rhode Island Director
860-659-5813

A former masonry contractor, he has a B.S. in Architecture from Ohio State University and an Associate’s Degree in Construction Technology from Wentworth Institute.  He has more than 30 years of masonry experience, and is a member of the Masonry Standards Joint Committee.

Keith Lashway, PE
New York State Director
518-406-5644

Keith has more than 35 years of experience in civil/structural engineering, including project/construction management, estimating and material specifications. He is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers.  He received his BS degree from the University of Buffalo.

 
Peter Loughney, CPC, AIC
Michigan Director
734-944-7766
Pete’s experience includes construction field supervision and professor of Construction Management at Eastern Michigan University, where he earned a Master’s degree.
Tom Nagy
Ohio/Western Pennsylvania Director
330-342-0365
Tom has been in construction for three decades, including project supervision and management. He is a member of BAC Local 5 OH. He attended Kent State and Ohio University.
 
Michael Orr, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
California Director
404-932-6542
A registered architect in California and four other states, Michael has a diverse background which includes both practicing as an architect and as a healthcare facilities management consultant. He received a B.S. in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University and an MBA with concentrations in Real Estate and Finance from Emory University.
Mark Swanson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB
Minnesota Director
612-332-2214
Mark is a Licensed Architect, NCARB Certified and LEED Accredited Professional who brings years of experience working in a design build environment delivering BIM solutions. He has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota.
 
Maria Viteri, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Central Pennsylvania Director
410-280-1306
A registered architect in Pennsylvania who practiced in Pittsburgh, Maria has a Bachelor/ Master of Architecture from Tulane University and a dual M.B.A./M.Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.