With nearly 100 years of combined experience in critical facilities design, construction, commissioning and operations, Rubicon’s executive managers understand the needs and challenges of critical facility owners, end users and developers.
William J Pirrone, P.E.
A founding partner of the company, Bill is an established figure in the data center and critical power industry and has more than 35 years of engineering design and construction, operations and maintenance experience. Prior to joining Rubicon, Bill was director of Global Engineering at JP Morgan Chase (JPMC), where he provided engineering design and support of over 70 million square feet of real estate. Bill also led the design, construction and operation of JPMC’s data centers, and critical operating centers and trading facilities. Bill’s previous experience includes serving as a team leader and project engineer at Johnson Controls, where he was responsible for specific accounts that required precision environmental controls of high integrity for mission-critical operating centers. Bill holds a BS degree in electrical engineering from Pratt Institute and is a licensed professional engineer. Bill is an avid rider and in his free time enjoys cruising the highways and beach towns of the North Jersey coast on his Harley Heritage Classic.
Director of Technical Services
Mike’s careers spans over 35 years in the electrical and critical facilities commissioning industries through which he has evolved into a noted expert on critical facilities infrastructure. His extensive experience includes systems commissioning, reliability analysis, operational analysis and consulting, maintenance and forensic analysis, design consulting, owner’s representative and project management. Michael’s experiences have run the gambit from hands on commissioning work to multi-million dollar hardware operations budget management.
Prior to joining Rubicon, Michael held several key roles for a variety of companies such as DLB Associates, RTKL, PTE, Strategic Facilities Incorporated, JP Morgan, ADP Brokerage Services and IBM. Among other significant project experiences, Michael honed his strong leadership skills managing a $27 million commissioning contract at PTE for the Google sites within the US and Europe.
Michael is a dedicated family man who loves spending time with his children and trying to keep up with his granddaughter.
BCxP, EBCP, LEED® Green Associate – Global Manager
Mr. Crane is a certified commissioning agent with over twenty years’ experience working with mechanical and automated building control systems. As Mechanical Group Manager and Commissioning Agent (CxA) for Rubicon Technical Services, Mr. Crane’s role includes providing leadership to the Mechanical Cx team and expert technical support of Rubicon’s clients in regards to the reliability, operations, commissioning and troubleshooting of their mechanical and controls systems.
Scott’s career is firmly rooted in building automation and controls systems, investing 10 years as a project manager and certified programmer for Alerton BAS systems on several large, complicated new construction projects in the Southeast US. This deeply ingrained controls experience provides an unmatched level of expertise to Rubicon’s clients on their own BAS systems.
Scott moved in to the Commissioning Agent role at DLB Associates in Eatontown, NJ where he was lead mechanical CxA on many diverse projects ranging from data centers for Google and Rackspace to a water treatment facility for the Passaic Valley Water Commission to headquarter facilities for USGA and Morgan Stanley. Prior to joining Rubicon, Scott worked for IBC Engineering in Rochester, NY where he served as the lead CxA on a retro-commissioning project in a live medical research facility.
Scott is a native of Auburn, New York and attended the State University of New York College at Geneseo where he received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities.
Cary Lusk, CPA
Vice President - Finance
Cary joined the Rubicon Family in 2011, and brings 25 years of accounting experience gained through public accounting and the private sector.
Cary leads Rubicon’s Finance Department, guiding fiscal controls and growth. His experience there includes a broad range of responsibilities, including project accounting, corporate accounting, and tax and financial planning. Cary’s accounting experience includes financial reporting on a variety of project types, including data centers, alternative energy, multi-family housing, healthcare, and other commercial projects.
Prior to working at Rubicon, Cary served as the controller of the construction division at the Lane Company, located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Cary holds a BA in Finance and Math, and is a licensed CPA.
Mr. Fowler has over 14 years in the construction industry. As EHS Director, he manages RPS on and off-site employee health and safety. He verifies RPS team receives proper training, information, certifications, and specialized equipment training. Mr. Fowler actively communicates on projects establishing all safety protocols, guidelines, requirements, and regulations. He identifies potential hazards mitigating any before they cause harm or damage.
His experience includes training, safety meetings, lift plans, electrical hazards, lock-out/tag-out procedures, trenching, and PPE. He performs safety audits, constantly reviews ways to improve RPS’ safety management system, writes policies, and outlines safety protocols and procedures. Project onsite safety involves documenting any unsafe condition or practice, training to prevent workplace injuries or illnesses, monitoring job site conditions, and improving safety compliances which reduce cost and worker’s compensation premiums. He engages with the project team to increase morale and productivity to enhance overall business operations.
Mr. Fowler’s general construction project experience includes electrical, communications, excavation, roofing, brick masonry, and restoration projects as a Project Manager, Superintendent, and Jobsite Foreman. He reinforces a project’s success starts with safety. Quality protects the job-Safety protects the people.
He has provided knowledge, creative input, and assurance to his clients, customers, and others to keep the momentum of the project moving forward for successful project completion. Throughout his construction career, Mr. Fowler has learned the core values of being professional, efficient, and responsible and developing strong leadership and communication skills.
His work has included numerous projects across the Southeast, ranging from ground-up construction to interior upgrades for Hospitals, Data Centers, Assisted Living Facilities, Police Stations, Red stone arsenal NASA, and other commercial projects in Alabama. His experiences include project management, quality assurance, vendor management, change order management, client/customer relations, and successful execution for projects involving the installation of electrical systems from Life Safety, Critical, Emergency, and Normal Power. Mr. Fowler has personally designed MOPs for different electrical system shutdowns dealing with 4160v to 227/480v to 120/208v systems. His experience additionally includes heavy equipment operations involving site work, excavating, and shoring. Mr. Fowler has installed/terminated fiber optic cable, and high-speed copper cabling for voice, data, and wireless systems.
Mr. Fowler also has first-hand experience with creating MOPs handling RFI’s, reporting, scheduling, quoting jobs, creating budgets, managing crews, and designing electrical systems due to changes in the scope of work while still meeting critical deadlines. His projects have ranged from data centers for regional headquarters, Birmingham Racecourse Casinos server/data centers, and Onsite Superintendent / Project Manager for Children’s of Mississippi. Red Stone Arsenal is a garrison for various tenants across the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, and NASA Scope of work for the installs consisted of Life Safety, Critical, Emergency and Normal Power, access controls, fiber terminations voice, and data install and wireless systems.
He holds current certifications in OSHA-30, Termination Theory & 1/c mv, Heavy Equipment Operation, Electrical Journeyman license, CPR & AED, NFPA 70e, ARC Flash. Lock Out Tag Out, Bloodborne Pathogens, and graduated at the top of his electrical apprenticeship class.