Our Staff

The core team at the firm has practiced engineering and consulting together for over twenty years.

We continuously staff our design teams with technical personnel that have both formal and industry experience. All key technical staff have held positions with organizations that closely mirror our client list. This experience includes operations, maintenance, safety and project management and translates to a better understanding of our client’s needs, demands and optimal end results. Using certified experts in their respective fields, along with long established business relationships with specialty firms, creates a “force multiplier effect” for our clients. Unnecessary project overhead costs are eliminated and our clients receive more value for their engineering dollar than from any other firm.

APS’s commitment to provide the best value for our clients, while offering a challenging and stimulating work environment for our personnel has resulted in steady growth for the firm. With our talented and dedicated staff, APS continues to successfully assist its clients in meeting their important business goals, while continuing to meet its own.

Our Management Team

Bob Scaglione, PE – President & CEO

Bob is the founder of APS, Inc.  Prior to starting APS, he was the Regional Engineering Manager for a Mid-Atlantic engineering consulting firm.  Bob has over 24 years working in the fields of industrial engineering and construction management.  His expertise includes project development and mechanical design.  Bob holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Military Institute and is a Licensed Professional Engineer.

John Barnett, PMP – Director of Operations / Senior Project Manager

John serves as the Director of Operations for APS and manages day to day operations of the staff.  He has spent over 20 years working in the fields of industrial design and field engineering.  His expertise includes project management and an extensive background in energy and water utilization for industrial clients.  John holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and is a Certified Project Management Professional.

Eric Howard, PE– Technical Director (Electrical) / Senior Project Manager

As a Technical Director at APS, Eric leads the Power Distribution and Automation Team.  He has worked exclusively in the industrial design community for more than 20 years.  His expertise includes power and automation systems design, construction management and start up for major industrial clients throughout the US and overseas.  Eric holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is a Licensed Professional Engineer.

Dale Patnaude, PE – Technical Director (Bio-Fuels & Process Chemicals)

As a Technical Director at APS, Dale leads the highly talented chemical and process engineering staff.  He has worked extensively over the past 20 years in process engineering for major pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturers.  His specialty expertise is in the development and design of bio-fuel production facilities.  Dale holds a BE degree in Chemical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and is a Licensed Professional Engineer.

Richard Owens – Senior Process Engineer