WEBBER/SMITH Hires New Electrical Engineering Manager

LITITZ, PA, September 5, 2017 – WEBBER/SMITH Associates, Inc. (www.webbersmith.com), a full service multi-discipline engineering and building design firm, is pleased to announce the hiring of Stephen Laslo, P.E. as Electrical Engineering Manager, reporting to Vice President of Engineering, Jim Depew, P.E.  Steve is responsible for technical leadership and supervision of the Electrical Engineering Department.  Laslo will oversee the department’s electrical design and construction administration of site substation, facility medium and low voltage power distribution systems, building and site lighting, and equipment primarily for food and beverage processing facilities and distribution center projects. Steve specializes in substation design and switch gear assessment.  He also has extensive expertise with emergency generator integration and UPS systems.

“Stephen joins our team with nearly 30 years of experience in the electrical engineering and construction field” said WEBBER/SMITH Vice President, Jim Depew.  “His depth of experience designing and constructing electrical power systems for industrial facilities will be an asset to the WEBBER/SMITH team.”

Prior to joining WEBBER/SMITH, Laslo was the lead electrical engineer for a consulting firm in York, PA serving a wide range of clientele in the municipal, healthcare and industrial manufacturing industries.  Steve brings experience in leading teams in the design, construction and maintenance of electrical power systems.

Steve received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in Maryland and Pennsylvania with multiple other State registrations pending.

The WEBBER/SMITH Group® branded companies are independent full-service Design Professional firms providing engineering and building design solutions to the Food & Beverage industry.  We offer Food-Safe and Sustainable Facility Planning, Building Design, Structural Engineering, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Refrigeration Engineering, Process and Packaging Systems Design, and Material Handling Design Optimization services.

Rodger will enhance WEBBER/SMITH’s Structural Department with over 20 years of professional experience in building design and analysis.  After graduating from the University of Miami with Bachelors of Science in both Civil and Architectural Engineering, Rodger practiced engineering for 13 years in the Washington, DC metro area.  He enjoys the design challenges of structural engineering and employs an emphasis on constructability and cost-effectiveness throughout his designs.

Rodger recently moved to Pennsylvania to be closer to family and resides in the Millersville area.  He spends his spare time swimming or playing golf with his wife and children.

Ram Structural Model of Dry Warehouse Area

The Webber/Smith Group celebrated National Red Nose Day in style, last week, while making a nice contribution toward ending Childhood Poverty!

The WEBBER/SMITH Group is pleased to welcome Chris Purdue to the company as Project Manager, reporting to Vice President of Project Management, Drew Blank, P.E. Chris will oversee projects related to food and beverage processing facilities, distribution centers, and warehousing on behalf of the company.

“Chris joins our team with more than 17 years of construction management experience.” said WEBBER/SMITH Vice President, Drew Blank.  “His reputation for inspiring solutions for clients will be instrumental in helping us continue providing our clients with outstanding design services.” Prior to joining The WEBBER/SMITH Group, Purdue was a Design Team Manager where he led a department of food service designers and engineers. Purdue is a graduate of Penn State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering.


The Engineering and Architectural staff of WEBBER/SMITH experienced a presentation on the “Next Generation of Access Hardware’ presented by ASSA ABLOY, the world’s largest lock company

The marketing team is packing up and headed to Atlanta, GA for the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo. It is the world’s largest annual display of Processing & Production technology, equipment, supplies, and services. IPPE once again is featuring a full week of educational and networking opportunities with key leaders from the poultry and meat processing industries. Stop by and meet Rick Elyar and Ray Anater in Booth B5276. http://www.ippexpo.com



We are pleased to announce that Drew Blank has recently been promoted to Vice President of Project Management after serving the past three years at WEBBER/SMITH as a Senior Project Manager. Prior to joining WEBBER/SMITH, Drew served as Engineering Manager for a food manufacturing and distribution company responsible for capital projects and day to day operations. Drew’s dedication to the food industry with over 20 years of experience and a proven track record of success will continue WEBBER/SMITH’s history of providing experienced food industry professionals capable of delivering successful projects to all of our clients.


Eric has worked in the field of architectural and the construction industry for the past 22 years in various roles including Architectural Design, Project Management and Design/Build. Eric has lived in the Lancaster all his life with a brief time of 8 years in the Philadelphia where he graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. He is registered in several states and would like to become a LEED Accredited Professional. Eric is a dedicated family man and enjoys history, the arts and biking the rail trails.

WEBBER/SMITH Associates is hiring: Project Architect
Project Architect who specializes in food processing, cold storage and/or industrial building design and project management. Eight – ten years of design production experience preferably in these building types and capable of producing complete construction documents while coordinating with in-house architectural and engineering staff. AutoCad and Revit proficiency experience preferred. Architectural degree and license required. Travel both project related and marketing is required. Please visit http://www.webbersmith.com/careers/ for contact information.

Are you attending the International Production & Processing Expo? It is the world’s largest annual display of technology, equipment, supplies, and services used in the production and processing of eggs, meat, and poultry and those involved in feed manufacturing.

The dates are JANUARY 26-28, 2016 @ the Georgia World Congress Center

Please stop by our booth B-7320 to talk to us about how we can be of assistance to you and your business