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 50 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.

Learn about the WNA team

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

Leadership

Kevin - Suit 2021

As President of WNA Engineering, I take pride in mentoring all of our engineers and designers using my extensive real-world engineering and code experience. I establish short- and long-term goals and then lead our team to achieve them.

Kevin L. Wilson

President

kevinw@wnaengineering.com

412-588-9914

Greg---Vest-(Web)

As the Principal in charge of the project, I work closely with the Project Manager and team members during the course of the project. I ensure the ongoing design is within the scope and budget for each of our Client’s needs.

Gregorio Torchia

Vice President

gregt@wnaengineering.com

412-588-9913

Jordan-H-(Web)

I take the time to define and understand the needs of our clients. With this, I provide a well-designed solution to create a reliable and efficient finished project.

Jason Heilman

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Jasonh@wnaengineering.com

412-588-9915

Justin---Suit-(Web)

My strength is using my creativity to provide the best design on a project-to-project basis. I am able to have a full understanding of our Client’s needs which I use to keep each project within the budget and time parameters. 

Justin Vernam

executive President

justinv@wnaengineering.com

412-588-9874

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I develop successful business partnerships with our Clients by supporting our team to do the very best work at their fullest potential.

Christopher J. DiCianna

Vice President

chrisd@wnaengineering.com

412-588-9875

Tony---Vest-(Web)

Our employees provide top-notch Client services because of the tools we give them. I work to increase our company’s efficiency by creating better processes and streamlining our internal communications.

Tony J. Valenza

Vice President of Operations

tonyv@wnaengineering.com

412-588-9888

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From my diverse background in working all the engineering disciplines, I am able to see the larger view of each project. I apply my knowledge and my experience for each approach to best suit each Client’s needs.

Jeffry S. Vodenichar

Director Of Engineering

jeffv@wnaengineering.com

724-355-4702

Kevin - Suit 2021

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.

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Kevin L. Wilson

President

kevinw@wnaengineering.com

412-588-9914

Greg---Vest-(Web)

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.

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Gregorio Torchia

Vice President

gregt@wnaengineering.com

412-588-9913

Jordan-H-(Web)

Assist clients with defining and understanding their engineering goals for projects. Then he provides a well-designed solution that works with their financial goals, creating a reliable and efficient facility.

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Jason Heilman

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Jasonh@wnaengineering.com

412-588-9915

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

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Christopher J. DiCianna

Vice President

chrisd@wnaengineering.com

412-588-9875

Tony---Vest-(Web)

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.

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Tony J. Valenza

Vice President of Operations

tonyv@wnaengineering.com

412-588-9888

Jeff-Temp-web

The approach I take in my projects depends upon the job. I like to consider the larger view of the project and apply the knowledge and perspectives that I have from working in all of the trades to develop a more complete image of the final project

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Jeffry S. Vodenichar

Director Of Engineering

jeffv@wnaengineering.com

724-355-4702

Justin---Suit-(Web)

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.

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Justin Vernam

executive President

justinv@wnaengineering.com

412-588-9874

Mechanical Designers

Chris Champagne

Chris Champagne

Sr. Mechanical Engineer / Project Manager
Darren Coast

Darren Coast

Mechanical Designer
Kyle Harris

Kyle Harris

Mechanical Designer
Kyle Hinchberger

Kyle Hinchberger

Mechanical Designer
Dan Kelly

Dan Kelly

Sr. Mechanical Engineer
Zachary Klixbull

Zachary Klixbull

Mechanical Designer
Scott Lizotte

Scott Lizotte

Sr. Mechanical Engineer / Project Manager
John  O’leary

John O’leary

Sr. Mechanical Engineer
Ronald Persico

Ronald Persico

Mechanical Designer
David Rottschaefer

David Rottschaefer

Mechanical Designer
Brent Wiley

Brent Wiley

Sr. Project Manager / Mechanical Designer
Rodney Williams

Rodney Williams

Mechanical Designer

Electrical Engineers

Jake Campbell

Jake Campbell

Electrical Designer
Cody Davis

Cody Davis

Electrical Designer / Building Surveyor
Mike Gilliland

Mike Gilliland

Sr. Electrical Designer / Project Manager
Christian Hornberger

Christian Hornberger

Electrical Designer
Timothy Lawler

Timothy Lawler

Electrical Designer
Mary Lewis

Mary Lewis

Sr. Electrical Engineer
John Mastropietro

John Mastropietro

Sr. Electrical Designer / Project Manager
Steve Neese

Steve Neese

Sr. Electrical Designer / Project Manager
Jeremiah Robertson

Jeremiah Robertson

Electrical Designer
George Weichey

George Weichey

Senior Electrical Designer
Steven Westhead

Steven Westhead

Electrical Designer
Jason Zang

Jason Zang

Sr. Electrical Designer / Project Manager

Plumbing/Fire Protection Designers

Dan Antonacci

Dan Antonacci

Senior Plumbing Designer / Project Manager
Juan Camilo Lasso Bedoya

Juan Camilo Lasso Bedoya

Plumbing / Fire protection designer
Drake Domhoff

Drake Domhoff

Plumbing Designer
Zane Elliott

Zane Elliott

Plumbing / Fire Protection Designer
Mark Ellis

Mark Ellis

Sr. Plumbing Designer / Project Manager

CAD Designers/Other

Jordan Bullock

Jordan Bullock

CAD | BIM Manager
Matthew Eshelman

Matthew Eshelman

CAD / BIM Technician
Phoebe Richardson

Phoebe Richardson

CAD / BIM Technician
Nicole Robinson

Nicole Robinson

Operations Manager
Jacob Zidik

Jacob Zidik

Marketing Assistant

Dan Antonacci

Senior Plumbing Designer / Project Manager

JORDAN BULLOCK

CAD | BIM Manager

JAKE CAMPBELL

Electrical Designer

Chris Champagne

Sr. Mechanical Engineer / Project Manager

Darren Coast

Mechanical Designer

CODY DAVIS

Electrical Designer / Building Surveyor

DRAKE DOMHOFF

Plumbing Designer

Nicole Robinson

Operations Manager

Zane Elliott

Plumbing / Fire Protection Designer

Mark Ellis

Sr. Plumbing Designer / Project Manager

Mike Gilliland

Sr. Electrical Designer / Project Manager

KYLE HARRIS

Mechanical Designer

KYLE HINCHBERGER

Mechanical Designer

Dan Kelly

Sr. Mechanical Engineer

ZACHARY KLIXBULL

Mechanical Designer

TIMOTHY LAWLER

Electrical Designer

Mary Lewis

Sr. Electrical Engineer

STEVE NEESE

Sr. Electrical Designer / Project Manager

JOHN O’LEARY

Sr. Mechanical Engineer

RONALD PERSICO

Mechanical Designer

Jeremiah Robertson

Electrical Designer

David Rottschaefer

Mechanical Designer

GEORGE WEICHEY

Senior Electrical Designer

STEVEN WESTHEAD

Electrical Designer

BRENT WILEY

Sr. Project Manager / Mechanical Designer

RODNEY WILLIAMS

Mechanical Designer

Jason Zang

Sr. Electrical Designer / Project Manager

Jacob Zidik

Marketing Assistant

Dan Antonacci

Sr. Plumbing Designer / Project Manager

JORDAN BULLOCK

CAD | BIM Manager

JAKE CAMPBELL

Electrical Designer

Chris Champagne

Sr. Mechanical Engineer / Project Manager

Darren Coast

Mechanical Designer

CODY DAVIS

Electrical Designer / Building Surveyor

DRAKE DOMHOFF

Plumbing Designer

Zane Elliott

Plumbing / Fire Protection Designer

Mark Ellis

Sr. Plumbing Designer / Project Manager

Mike Gilliland

Sr. Electrical Designer / Project Manager

KYLE HARRIS

Mechanical Designer

KYLE HINCHBERGER

Mechanical Designer

Dan Kelly

Sr. Mechanical Engineer

ZACHARY KLIXBULL

Mechanical Designer

TIMOTHY LAWLER

Electrical Designer

Mary Lewis

Sr. Electrical Engineer

STEVE NEESE

Sr. Electrical Designer / Project Manager

JOHN O’LEARY

Sr. Mechanical Engineer

RONALD PERSICO

Mechanical Designer

Jeremiah Robertson

Electrical Designer

Nicole Robinson

Operations Manager

David Rottschaefer

Mechanical Designer

GEORGE WEICHEY

Senior Electrical Designer

STEVEN WESTHEAD

Electrical Designer

BRENT WILEY

Sr. Project Manager / Mechanical Designer

RODNEY WILLIAMS

Mechanical Designer

Jason Zang

Sr. Electrical Designer / Project Manager

Jacob Zidik

Marketing Assistant