The Florida Board of Professional Engineers elected for 2021 C. Kevin Fleming, PE, as its chair, and Scott Drury, PE, as its vice chair. Mr. Fleming succeeds Babu Varghese, PE, SI, CGC, CCC, who served as chair in 2020.
The appointments were made at the Board’s December meeting.
Mr. Fleming is the vice president and principal electrical engineer for McGinniss & Fleming Engineering Inc., located in Tallahassee, Fla. Mr. Fleming has been a licensed Professional Engineer since 1994, and his engineering career has focused primarily on the institutional and commercial construction industry. He obtained his BSEE degree from Florida State University.
Appointed to the Board in 2015, Mr. Fleming served as its vice chair in 2017, 2018, and 2020. He is the current chair for FBPE’s rules committee and serves on the probable cause panel.
Mr. Drury has over 18 years of experience in the field of engineering, since graduating from Auburn University with a B.S. in mechanical engineering in 2002. Mr. Drury joined H2Engineering in 2007 and later became a principal owner in 2016. His initiative, attention to detail, and affinity for solving technical problems made him a natural fit to quickly become the firm’s leader of the commissioning department. In addition to being a licensed Professional Engineer in both mechanical and fire protection engineering, Mr. Drury is also a commissioning authority, certified firestop inspector, and LEED accredited professional.
Prior to joining H2Engineering, Mr. Drury served as a mechanical engineering intern at Engineering Ministries International, a non-profit organization that provides free architectural and design services for ministries in third-world countries. In 2003, Mr. Drury became an application engineer for Motion Reality Inc. in Marietta, Ga., where he developed, tested, and commissioned motion-capture technology systems and managed the installation processes worldwide.
His personal experience spans a variety of both design and commissioning projects for institutional, commercial, educational, and medical clients. These projects include both large- and small-scale projects, new construction, additions, renovations, and historic preservation. His experience also includes the design and testing of complex mechanical and fire protection systems (including smoke control systems).
Outside the office, Mr. Drury is an accomplished songwriter who enjoys volunteering at his church and spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Appointed to the Board in 2018, Mr. Drury has previously served as the chair for both the mechanical rules and fire protection rules committees, and currently serves on probable cause panel.
FEMC Chair, Vice Chair for 2021
At their December meeting, the directors of the Florida Engineers Management Corporation elected for 2021 Art Nordlinger, PE, as chair, and Satya Lory, PE, as vice chair. Mr. Nordlinger succeeds Stephen Kowkabany, PE, who served as chair in 2020.
The FEMC board of directors overseas operations for the corporation, which provides administrative, investigative, and prosecutorial services to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.
Now retired, Mr. Nordlinger was most recently the manager, transmission tariff and contracts for Tampa Electric Co. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., in 1979. After several years in industry, he returned to graduate school and earned his master’s degree in electric power engineering in 1988 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.
Mr. Nordlinger then went to work for Florida Power Corporation, starting as a project engineer in its Energy Control Center. He held a number of engineering and management positions in the generation and integrated resource planning, cogeneration, and regulatory areas during his 13 years with Florida Power.
Mr. Nordlinger joined Tampa Electric in 2002 where he has held the positions of manager, grid planning and operations support, and manager, generator interconnection services, in addition to his current position.
He has taught graduate courses at the University of South Florida in power system analysis and advanced energy management systems. He is a senior member of IEEE and the IEEE Florida Council’s representative to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers. He was appointed a corporate director for FEMC in 2018.
Ms. Lory is division vice president and operations leader at Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. She received her bachelor’s in civil engineering from National Institute of Technology (Calicut, India), a master’s in civil engineering from the University of South Florida, and an MBA from the University of Tampa. She started her career in bridge design before moving into project management and program management positions. Over her 28-year career, Ms. Lory has been involved in a variety of projects and programs, including being the design manager for Jacobs for the $2.3-billion Interstate 4 Ultimate public-private partnership.
Ms. Lory is very passionate about the engineering profession, and has held several leadership positions in the American Society of Civil Engineers, including west coast branch president, vice president – district 2 and president of Florida Section ASCE. Ms. Lory is a member of ASCE, the Florida Engineering Society, and ACEC Florida’s transportation committee. She also holds a Project Management Professional certification.
She was appointed a corporate director for FEMC in 2018.