Our Principals

Steven A. Karan, PE, LEED AP - Principal

Steve is one of our founding Principals with over 30 years of professional experience in the field of mechanical engineering.  He began his career as a Sr. Staff Engineer in several firms in and around Boston before creating BER.  Steve serves as the mechanical  principal on projects and oversees the "M/P/FP" portion of the company.  His other roles include joint management of our office teams, working closely with clients and in-house continuous education of systems and Codes.  Steve is a LEED 2.0 Accredited Professional.  His comprehensive experience includes designing and managing projects for a variety of facility types in both the public and private sectors.  Mr. Karan has a MS in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University.

Marc R. Plante, PE - Principal

Marc is one of our founding Principals with over 30 years of professional experience in the field of electrical engineering.  He began his career as a Sr. Staff Engineer in several firms around the southeastern area of Boston before creating BER.  Marc serves as the electrical principal on projects and oversees the electrical portion of the company.  His other roles include joint management of our office teams, working closely with clients and in-house continuous education of electrical systems and Codes.  Mr. Plante has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.



Our Team

Richmond T. Fitts, Associate - Electrical Dept. Head

Rich joined BER in 1998 and is an accomplished Department Head and Team Leader with over 25+ years of experience in electrical engineering and design in our North Easton office.

David J. Knight, PE - Mechanical Dept. Head

Dave joined BER in 2007 and has over 15+ years of experience in the field of mechanical engineering, technical guidance and quality assurance.  He is a Senior Engineer and Department Head in our North Easton office.

Christopher T. Uniacke - Plumbing/Fire Protection Dept. Head

Chris joined BER in 2005 and has over 20 years of experience in the field of plumbing/fire protection engineering.  He is a Senior Engineer and Department Head in our North Easton office.

Geraldo A. Alba - Project Manager

Gerry joined BER in 2012 and has over 20 years of experience in the field of mechanical engineering.  Mr. Alba is a Sr. HVAC Engineer and Project Manager who heads our Rhode Island office. 

Nancy J. Medeiros, PE

 Nancy joined BER in 2013 and has over 25 years of experience in the field of mechanical engineering, technical guidance and quality assurance.  Nancy has a BS from Boston University in Manufacturing Engineering.