Pat’s love for design and construction came at an early age when he built a 6 story tree house at the age of 10 behinds his parents’ home in the Poconos. He gained valuable field experience working for his uncle’s Construction/HVAC business during summers while attending the University of Scranton. He first earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science but afterward decided he wanted to return to the construction world. He enrolled at Drexel University, where he earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree. Pat is now a licensed Architect with current licenses held in many states. Pat has since worked in the design and construction industry for over 15 years, 12 of which have been in the development of cGMP manufacturing facilities and operations.
“I ended up in the Pharma/Biotech industry sort of by chance, but there was one event that kept me in the industry. Things came full circle for me when my grandfather was diagnosed with cancer. His treatment included a new drug that was produced in a facility that I helped design and construct. That drug helped prolong the life of my grandfather. It gave me a new perspective on how I view each project I work on because I know it’s only a matter of time until I have another friend or family member who will be in a similar scenario, which is why I give each project I work on my very best effort. The work we do really does impact people’s lives and I want to do my part to help in any way that I can.”
“The reason I love working for AES is that the company and its employees have similar views on projects that I have. We all give our best effort on every project, but never lose focus on WHY we are doing it. We all understand the impact our facilities have on our clients. It helps them focus on WHY they do what they do, and that is to help improve people’s lives as well as save them.”
When Pat is not working, his 4 kids help keep him and his wife busy. He is very active in the community and sits on the Board of Directors for his local recreation association as well as is a member of his church’s Joint Council, helping out on the facilities aspect. He also coaches many of his kids’ sports teams. In his free time, he loves spending time at the beach with his family, taking his kids fishing, or attending Philadelphia sporting events. Go birds!