About Us

Welcome to WNA

WNA was created through a merger of Negley Design and Wilson Lawler Engineering. Back in 2015, our leaders worked diligently to create a business that would give people the proper resources and knowledge to complete dynamic and creative design solutions. Not only did our team grow substantially within the first few years of business, but our footprint grew as well. With a growing network and client base, the need for a second office was in order. Our first office in Portersville extended to a larger, secondary location in the great city of Pittsburgh. Both offices are operating productively and efficiently. From a simple small business merger, to over 35 full-time employees, WNA is proud of where we came from and how we have made it to become one of the best places to work in Pittsburgh.  

We strive to manage a working company culture that weaves through our day-to-day operations. Cultivating this environment with our team creates awareness and a common goal that each member strives to achieve. Our team has the opportunity to thrive in a relaxed environment, work with like-minded peers, yet are still driven to succeed. Our top priority for our clients is to take their project needs and create a sustainable and energy-efficient solution to its design. However, we consult on many other facets than just design.  Our multi-discipline practice allows us to consult on a broad range of engineering subjects.

History

Learn a little bit of what we have done through our timeline

Lawler & Associates Engineering - 1972

A passion for engineering started early on with Lawler & Associates to set the tone for our business. Tim Lawler is the founder of Lawler and Associates

Johnson-Schmidt and Associates - 1991

Lawler & Associates officially became a division of JSA.

Negley Design - 1996

Ron Negley established the company

Negley Design Inc. - Incorporated 2003

Based out of Portersville, PA, it created a strong location for employees to provide excellent service.

Wilson Lawler Engineering, Inc. - 2010

Lawler & Associates becomes WLE with Kevin Wilson and Tim Lawler as founding members.

Justin Vernam - 2014

During this year Justin became sole owner of NDI based out of Portersville, PA.

WNA Engineering Inc. - 2015

A simple merger between WLE and NDI inspired ideas for years to come under the leadership of Kevin Wilson (Pres.) and Justin Vernam (EVP).

Expanding Ownership - 2016

Chris DiCianna and Tony Valenza become owners of WNA.

Pittsburgh Office - 2017

As our business grew, we needed to attain more space for our partnerships and growing network.

New Employment - 2018

WNA leaders were looking for talented, experienced engineers and designers to serve their clients to meet the highest standards. WNA now has 30 employees

Expanding Ownership - 2019

Greg Torchia became an owner of WNA.

Growing Team - Present

With almost 40 full-time employees, WNA is growing to increase our business platform and provide our partners with the help they need to expand.

Lawler & Associates Engineering - 1972

A passion for engineering started early on with Lawler & Associates to set the tone for our business. Tim Lawler is the founder of Lawler and Associates

Johnson-Schmidt and Associates - 1991

Lawler & Associates officially became a division of JSA.

Negley Design - 1996

Ron Negley established the company

Negley Design Inc. - Incorporated 2003

Based out of Portersville, PA, it created a strong location for employees to provide excellent service.

Wilson Lawler Engineering, Inc. - 2010

Lawler & Associates becomes WLE with Kevin Wilson and Tim Lawler as founding members.

Justin Vernam - 2014

During this year Justin became sole owner of NDI based out of Portersville, PA.

WNA Engineering Inc. - 2015

A simple merger between WLE and NDI inspired ideas for years to come under the leadership of Kevin Wilson (Pres.) and Justin Vernam (EVP).

Expanding Ownership - 2016

Chris DiCianna and Tony Valenza become owners of WNA.

Pittsburgh Office - 2017

As our business grew, we needed to attain more space for our partnerships and growing network.

New Employment - 2018

WNA leaders were looking for talented, experienced engineers and designers to serve their clients to meet the highest standards. WNA now has 30 employees

Expanding Ownership - 2019

Greg Torchia became an owner of WNA.

Growing Team - Present

With almost 40 full-time employees, WNA is growing to increase our business platform and provide our partners with the help they need to expand.

Awards

  • 2018 - Pittsburgh Business Times Fast 50 (16th)

    The companies on this year's list represent diverse industries, from health care and logistics to home building and legal services.

  • 2019 - Inc Magazine , Inc. 5000 (2499th)

    magazine has revealed that LINK Strategic Partners is on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment — its independent small businesses.

  • 2019 - Pittsburgh Business Times Fast 50 (32nd)

    Winners and rankings for the fastest-growing, privately held firms in western Pennsylvania region

  • 2019 - Pittsburgh Business Times Best Places to Work

    Companies were judged based on an online employee survey earlier this year and chosen in four categories based on the number of employees working in western Pennsylvania.

Awards

  • 2018 - Pittsburgh Business Times Fast 50 (16th)

    The companies on this year's list represent diverse industries, from health care and logistics to home building and legal services.

  • 2019 - Pittsburgh Business Times Fast 50 (XXth)

    Companies were judged based on an online employee survey earlier this year and chosen in four categories based on the number of employees working in western Pennsylvania.

  • 2019 - Pittsburgh Business Times Best Places to Work

    magazine has revealed that LINK Strategic Partners is on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment — its independent small businesses.

  • 2019 - Inc Magazine , Inc. 5000 (2499th)

    Winners and rankings for the fastest-growing, privately held firms in western Pennsylvania region

Learn about the WNA team

Take a look at the experienced and hardworking team we have at WNA

Leadership

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As President of the company, Kevin establishes short and long term goals and leads the company to achieve them. He utilizes his extensive engineering and code experience to mentor all of our engineers and designers.

Kevin L. Wilson

President

kevinw@wnaengineering.com

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As Principal in Charge of the project, Greg remains a part of the team and is continually in touch with the ongoing design, requesting updates from the Project Manager and the other team members during the course of the project.

Gregorio Torchia

Vice President

gregt@wnaengineering.com

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Justin Listens to the client to provide a design based on the client’s needs and budget while maintaining a high level of creativity suited for each specific project.

Justin Vernum

Executive Vice President

justinv@wnaengineering.com

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My goal is to lead others to their fullest potential while still developing successful
business relationships between partners and clients.

Christopher J. DiCianna

Vice President

chrisd@wnaengineering.com

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My goals are to increase our companies efficiency through creating better processes and streamlining internal communications while making sure our employees have the best tools to provide top notch customer service.

Tony J. Valenza

Vice President of operations

tonyv@wnaengineering.com

412-588-9888

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As President of the company, Kevin establishes short and long term goals and leads the company to achieve them. He utilizes his extensive engineering and code experience to mentor all of our engineers and designers.

Kevin L. Wilson

President

kevinw@wnaengineering.com

412-588-9914

IMG_3785

As Principal in Charge of the project, Greg remains a part of the team and is continually in touch with the ongoing design, requesting updates from the Project Manager and the other team members during the course of the project.

Gregorio Torchia

Vice President

gregt@wnaengineering.com

412-588-9913

IMG_3798-scaled

My goal is to lead others to their fullest potential while still developing successful
business relationships between partners and clients.

Christopher J. DiCianna

Vice President

chrisd@wnaengineering.com

412-588-9875

IMG_3791-scaled

My goals are to increase our companies efficiency through creating better processes and streamlining internal communications while making sure our employees have the best tools to provide top notch customer service.

Tony J. Valenza

Vice President of operations

tonyv@wnaengineering.com

412-588-9888

IMG_3740-scaled

Justin Listens to the client to provide a design based on the client’s needs and budget while maintaining a high level of creativity suited for each specific project.

Justin Vernum

Executive Vice President

justinv@wnaengineering.com

412-588-9874

Our Team

Dan Antonacci

Senior Plumbing Designer/Project Manager

Dan Bivens

Mechanical Designer

SHANE BRANT

Plumbing Designer

JORDAN BULLOCK

CAD | BIM Manager

JAKE CAMPBELL

Electrical Designer

Chris Champagne

Senior Mechanical Engineer / Project Manager

Darren Coast

Mechanical Designer

CODY DAVIS

Electrical Designer / Building Surveyor

DRAKE DOMHOFF

Plumbing Designer

Mark Ellis

Sr. Plumbing Designer/Project Manager

Mike Gilliland

Sr. Electrical Designer/Project Manager

KYLE HARRIS

Mechanical Designer

JASON HEILMAN

Senior Mechanical Engineer

KYLE HINCHBERGER

Mechanical Designer

Dan Kelly

Senior Mechanical Engineer

ZACHARY KLIXBULL

Mechanical Designer

TIMOTHY LAWLER

Electrical Designer

Michael Lewis

CPDT - Plumbing / Fire Protection Designer

Mary Lewis

Senior Electrical Engineer

STEVE NEESE

Sr. Electrical Designer/Project Manager

JOHN O’LEARY

Senior Mechanical Engineer

RONALD PERSICO

Mechanical Designer

GEORGE WEICHEY

Senior Electrical Designer

STEVEN WESTHEAD

Electrical Designer

BRENT WILEY

Sr. Project Manager / Mechanical Designer

RODNEY WILLIAMS

Mechanical Designer

JEFFRY VODENICHAR

Director of Engineering

Jason Zang

Senior Electrical Designer/Project Manager

Jacob Zidik

Marketing Assistant

Dan Antonacci

Senior Plumbing Designer/Project Manager

Dan Bivens

Mechanical Designer

SHANE BRANT

Plumbing Designer

JORDAN BULLOCK

CAD | BIM Manager

JAKE CAMPBELL

Electrical Designer

Chris Champagne

Senior Mechanical Engineer / Project Manager

Darren Coast

Mechanical Designer

CODY DAVIS

Electrical Designer / Building Surveyor

DRAKE DOMHOFF

Plumbing Designer

Mark Ellis

Sr. Plumbing Designer/Project Manager

Mike Gilliland

Sr. Electrical Designer/Project Manager

KYLE HARRIS

Mechanical Designer

JASON HEILMAN

Senior Mechanical Engineer

KYLE HINCHBERGER

Mechanical Designer

Dan Kelly

Senior Mechanical Engineer

ZACHARY KLIXBULL

Mechanical Designer

TIMOTHY LAWLER

Electrical Designer

Michael Lewis

CPDT - Plumbing / Fire Protection Designer

Mary Lewis

Senior Electrical Engineer

STEVE NEESE

Sr. Electrical Designer/Project Manager

JOHN O’LEARY

Senior Mechanical Engineer

RONALD PERSICO

Mechanical Designer

GEORGE WEICHEY

Senior Electrical Designer

STEVEN WESTHEAD

Electrical Designer

BRENT WILEY

Sr. Project Manager / Mechanical Designer

RODNEY WILLIAMS

Mechanical Designer

JEFFRY VODENICHAR

Director of Engineering

Jason Zang

Senior Electrical Designer/Project Manager

Jacob Zidik

Marketing Assistant

Dan Antonacci

Senior Plumbing Designer/Project Manager

Dan Bivens

Mechanical Designer

SHANE BRANT

Plumbing Designer

JORDAN BULLOCK

CAD | BIM Manager

JAKE CAMPBELL

Electrical Designer

Chris Champagne

Senior Mechanical Engineer / Project Manager

Darren Coast

Mechanical Designer

CODY DAVIS

Electrical Designer / Building Surveyor

DRAKE DOMHOFF

Plumbing Designer

Mark Ellis

Sr. Plumbing Designer/Project Manager

Mike Gilliland

Sr. Electrical Designer/Project Manager

KYLE HARRIS

Mechanical Designer

JASON HEILMAN

Senior Mechanical Engineer

KYLE HINCHBERGER

Mechanical Designer

Dan Kelly

Senior Mechanical Engineer

ZACHARY KLIXBULL

Mechanical Designer

TIMOTHY LAWLER

Electrical Designer

Michael Lewis

CPDT - Plumbing / Fire Protection Designer

Mary Lewis

Senior Electrical Engineer

STEVE NEESE

Sr. Electrical Designer/Project Manager

JOHN O’LEARY

Senior Mechanical Engineer

RONALD PERSICO

Mechanical Designer

GEORGE WEICHEY

Senior Electrical Designer

STEVEN WESTHEAD

Electrical Designer

BRENT WILEY

Sr. Project Manager / Mechanical Designer

RODNEY WILLIAMS

Mechanical Designer

JEFFRY VODENICHAR

Director of Engineering

Jason Zang

Senior Electrical Designer/Project Manager

Jacob Zidik

Marketing Assistant