JDRM is proud to introduce our outstanding team of professionals. We haven’t included everyone here — our team roster is 48 strong. Click here for more details on the management crew.
Roger D. DeBelly, P.E., RCDD – President
Roger’s diverse background and 30+ years of experience allow him to fluently address mechanical, electrical and technology system designs and issues. A mechanical engineer by education and early experience, he continued to expand his knowledge beyond his professional engineer designation to also become a Registered Commercial Distribution Designer. Roger is sought out for his work in designing mission critical (data centers), power generation, substations, and medium voltage electrical systems. As president, Roger coordinates project delivery functions between JDRM’s mechanical, electrical and technology groups. He leads project management and improvement initiatives as well as overseeing marketing/business development and employee benefit coordination.
Doug is the Principal-in-Charge of the mechanical department, overseeing mechanical documents and quality control. He is responsible for mechanical department human resources, engineering procedures and project management functions. Doug has extensive experience in the design of commercial and light industrial, healthcare, and educational facilities.
Jeff is the mechanical department manager with a special focus on AutoCAD and specification standards. He oversees financial reporting, accounting and bookkeeping functions for JDRM Engineering. His 30+ years of engineering includes Healthcare, Educational, and Commercial/Retail projects.
Art’s 30+ years of engineering includes work in automotive, food, glass and solar panel manufacturing as well as central power plant design. He joined JDRM Engineering on June 1, 1998 and, following JDRM’s evolutionary leadership process, stepped aside from his Partner role on July 1, 2018. While Art is moving into a part-time role, he remains extremely involved in our work at First Solar and his mentorship work passing on his extensive experience in chilled water and boilers/steam systems for industrial and health care clients.
Alison champions our Green/LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) initiatives through her fundamental belief in sustainability. She also leads 3-dimensional BIM (Building Information Modeling) development. You will find her knowledge goes beyond computer and USGBC requirements into extensive real world experience with educational, commercial, manufacturing and health care clients.
The “M” in JDRM, Steve has been with us since the beginning. Steve served as President of the firm from 2007-2016 and is working in a consulting role as he transitions to full retirement. He will be busy completing several projects and mentoring the management team in their expanded roles. Steve has long been a sought-after designer with innovative solutions since 1974.
Mike is a Mechanical Engineer who started working with several JDRM staff members in 1977 at Rightmyer Johnson & Associates, a former Toledo-area engineering firm. He joined JDRM in 2008 and has 35+ years’ experience in commercial, educational and light industrial systems design.
Matt is a Mechanical Engineer who joined JDRM in 2015 and specializes in heat transfer concepts, mechanical systems and utilities engineering for services including steam, compressed air, chilled water, and space HVAC. He works primarily in the industrial design market and his experience also includes material specifications and sanitary design practices.
Darren is the Principal-in-Charge of the electrical engineering and technology departments at JDRM Engineering. He is often sought out for his expertise by both clients who know the tremendous value he brings as well as staff members who wish to explore ideas and concepts for projects. Darren leads the area in alternative energy facility design through his special focus on solar array fields. Darren oversees all professional liability and legal matters for JDRM in addition to his work in commercial, religious, K-12 and higher education, and power distribution project work.
Dave manages both the electrical department and the Arc Flash department at JDRM, coordinating staffing and human resources for these groups and the administrative staff as well. An engineer since 1995, Dave’s project focus is mainly in the health care, institutional, and higher education sectors.
The “J” in JDRM, Larry was at the helm when the firm was formed and was a strong proponent of an ownership evolution process. He was the first person to step aside from an ownership role in the firm in 2010, making way for the next generation of leadership. His active involvement in the firm is greatly appreciated. You’ll find Larry involved in design work, project management, mentorship of young engineers, and many aspects of the electrical design division.
Like many, Chris has been with the firm since his college days and has developed into a strong electrical engineer. His recent past has involved many school designs so he is one of our go-to-guys in that field.
Andy is a dynamic electrical designer with a keen ability to envision solutions and ask the right questions to ensure success. His expertise is welcomed and sought out on medical projects and has expanded through educational/institutional work into industrial projects as well. He is the project lead on our largest project to date, the 1 million square-foot First Solar Module Manufacturing Facility. Andy’s insights are greatly appreciated by our clients who truly value him as a team member who helps achieve their goals. In January 2019, Andy moved from Associate status to become a Partner in JDRM Engineering.
Bob is just the second person to hand over the ownership reins in the firm’s evolutionary process and is a sought-after electrical engineer with experience in several specialty areas including on-site generation and medium voltage motor control.
Named an Associate in 2016, Matt is an electrical designer who leads the Arc Flash group at JDRM Engineering. Matt has been with JDRM since its inception in 1995 and has become an integral part of our electrical group.
You won’t find a bigger advocate for electrical safety than Bob. A Master Electrician and survivor of an arc flash incident, Bob is in demand as a spokesperson on Electrical Safety. His expertise in Arc Flash Hazard Analysis and employee electrical safety is extremely valuable and he has been assisting employers in understanding of compliance issues for years. He provides electrical safety classroom training throughout Ohio, Michigan, and in numerous additional states with our clients. Bob is an NFPA Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional and is active on the board of directors of the Safety Council of Northwest Ohio.
The versatility that Steve brings to the team is what every firm strives for. A solid electrical designer, his RCDD credentials and knowledge of systems has made him the go-to-guy for information technologies, security, communications, surveillance and alarms. Realizing the need for emergency responder radio signal testing and in-building amplification to meet updated codes, Steve researched the requirements and lead JDRM’s efforts to provide clients with this critical service. Steve joined JDRM Engineering in 2005 , has 40+ years of design/project management experience, serves as the Manager of our Technology Division and was named a Partner in the firm in January 2019.
Chad joined JDRM Engineering in 1995 as a student intern and joined the firm full time in 2000. Chad is a Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) through Infocomm International. He also holds a CTS-D, making him one of approximately 1,100 individuals in the U.S. holding that certification, which places him in an elite group of AV designers. The CTS and CTS-D certifications are the only audio-visual certifications accredited by ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024. Chad is also Lighting Certified through the National Council on Qualifications for Lighting Professionals, making him one of 97 LC’s currently registered in Ohio. Rest assured, Chad’s AV and lighting design expertise allows JDRM to provide unique solutions to your technology and lighting challenges.
Tom is the only person in Northwest Ohio to hold both the Registered Commercial Distribution Designer and the Electronic Safety and Security Designer credentials. He joined us in 2001 and is experienced in all facets of building communication system design as well as access control, security and closed-captioned television (CCTV) systems.