Our Leadership

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.

Founding Principal

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.

Michael Perelstein

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.

Scott Crane

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.


Client Commissioning Program Manager l Director EH&S and Training

Bob has an extensive career in the commissioning industry, spanning over 40 years. As an addition to the Rubicon Technical Services team, he brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise. Bob began his career working on a nuclear submarine construction project and has since worked on a diverse range of commissioning projects, including hospitals, apartment complexes, power plants, and data centers. His track record as a commissioning professional is impressive, having held several high-level positions throughout his career. Notably, Bob served as the director of global commissioning at Microsoft and as the program commissioning director for the company.

Before his position at Rubicon, Bob served as a principal at Microsoft, where he was responsible for commissioning all build and lease portfolio data centers worldwide. His expertise in ensuring that data center operations are turned over a properly functioning facility was unparalleled. He also served as the quality, health, safety, and environmental (QHSE) director for Bureau Veritas Primary Integration.

Bob’s professional credentials speak volumes about his expertise. He is an OSHA Certified Health & Safety Official General Industry (CHSO), an AABC Commissioning Group CxA, a Building Commissioning Authority CCP, and a Master Training Specialist. In addition, Bob has served his country in the Navy for 20 years.

Overall, Bob’s extensive experience and impressive credentials make him a valuable addition to any commissioning team.