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Robert Bender, AFE Chapter 4, President

Robert B. Bender, B.S., M.B.A., M.P.D.T.: Considered by many to be an industrial marketing guru, the Founder and President of The R.B. Bender Group has 48 years of experience in industrial marketing and sales, with an extensive knowledge of machinery, materials and manufacturing techniques. He has worked for Borg-Warner & Sumitomo Heavy Industries, and sold industrial products to General Motors, Ford, Bethlehem Steel, U.S. Steel, Lever Brothers, National Grid, Amtrak, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and Long Island Railroad. He is known for creative problem solving at all corporate levels, including executive, engineering, maintenance, and purchasing. Has advanced degrees from Drexel University, Hofstra University, and Morse Institute of Technology. President of The Association for Facilities Engineering, New York, Long Island Chapter since 2007.






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Guy Davi,  AFE Chapter 4, Vice President

30+ years experience in the field of Emergency Generator Power System Fabrication, Testing, Engineering and Diagnostics. For the last 10 years I have been managing a team of 25 -30 Operating Engineers technicians ,supporting Mission Critical Power Systems Customers, which include many Hospitals, Data Centers, Financial Institutions and Government Municipalities. My areas of responsibility are Midtown - Lower Manhattan, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk County on Long Island. Goals: Customer Satisfaction / Support, increasing customer base and providing exceptional team leadership. Specialties24/7 Preventive / Predictive Maintenance Programs for Diesel and GGas generators and Automatic Transfer Switches & Paralleling Switch GearLoad Bank TestingPortable RentalsFuel PolishingExcellent organizational & Multi-tasking skills Detail oriented Excellent written and verbal communication skillsConfident, possess excellent people and communication skills and customer service oriented while maintaining a professional and courteous demeanor at all times.Association Experience Secretary Association for Facility Engineers 2004 - 2008Vice Present to 2009 to current date Association for Facility EngineersNon for Profit organization dedicated to Lead, Learn and Influence Facility Engineers Best Regards, Atlantic Detroit Diesel AllisonGuy Davi Industrial Service Sales Manager Mobile: (516) 523-1865 E-mail:






Sherry Rivera AFE Capter 4, Treasurer


Work with facility managers, sustainability managers, energy managers, building owners, business owners to improve Energy Efficiency, Monitor Energy use, make appropriate modifications to maximize efficiency and keep up with changing requirements while taking advantage of available rebates and tax credits. Improve Indoor Air Quality, Representing a line of Air Filters that will last twice as long as existing ones and UVC emitters patented specifically for HVAC use. Supplier of Commercial and Industrial Building and Maintenance Materials.

Approved NYC and NYS WBE (Woman Owned Business).

Affiliations: USGBC-LI, Urban Green Council NY, Group Coordinator for the Green Group and the Construction group of Gotham Networking, Secretary o f AFE Chapter 4.


Joe LaRacca, President Emeritis

I am a successful and respected senior manager with over 26 years of railroad facility operations and construction management experience at the busiest commuter railroad in the United States. I interfaced with Amtrak personnel to perform cross-functional teams and perform work in a multi-stakeholder environment. I possess outstanding planning, problem solving, decision making and team building skills. My strengths include:

• Facility maintenance and operations expertise at one of the largest railroad facilities in the world ( 1 million commuters a day)
• Oversaw all Utilities and resources available for a 240 million dollar project.
• Construction management skills

• Ability to solve complex problems in a high pressure fast pace environment• Organization and team building ability
• Communication and interpersonal skills
• Budget and financial planning

LIRO Engineering 2009 to present
Senior Field Representation (CM) for East-side Access Project
Responsible for overseeing the daily operation of a $8 Billion project. Includes overseeing:
Thermasip Co., Bay St. Louis , 2007 to present

President-Chief Operating Officer
Responsible for the daily operations of a SIP Panel manufacturing plant and the installation of prefabricated facilities. Manage all manufacturing and installation personnel during the performance of their duties. Establish and manage the supply chain for the manufacturing of prefabricated structures. Responsible for constructing the manufacturing facility