Mo Ardebili, PE

LEED AP, CPMP

CEO / SR. Principal

Mo Ardebili, P.E. is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of ESD. Since its inception in 1988, Mo has focused on the field of engineering and the benefits to both the client and the environment. As the first ASHRAE Certified CPMP (Commissioning Process Management Professional) in Arizona, he continues to be a pioneer in total building solutions. Still today, Mo provides visionary leadership for the firm. His special expertise in designing complicated mechanical systems has been sought by clients. He firmly believes that design excellence is built upon a client-focused approach, a requirement that Mo defines as becoming a "Client Advocate" -- insuring the client's interests throughout the project.

Mo received a mechanical engineering degree from Iowa State University. As early as junior high, Mo knew that he would work and create in the field of mechanical engineering. He enjoys hiking in the mountains, boating in the bay, and sharing free time with his grandchildren.

Monte Sturdevant, PE

Certified Energy Manager (CEM)

President

Monte Sturdevant, P.E. has extensive knowledge and experience designing and managing a wide variety of mechanical systems for public and private clients. As President of ESD, Monte's mantra of finding a "win-win" solution has sustained long-term client relationships. He is a natural consensus builder and expertly cultivates design teams. Monte's CEM (Certified Energy Manager) designation plays a key role in reaching our goals for efficiency in design.

Monte graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering. He enjoys mountain biking, hiking, fly fishing, and skiing.

Tom Valentino, PE

LEED AP

PRINCIPAL

Tom Valentino, P.E. has more than 50 years of engineering experience and embodies the definition of a renaissance man — one who has broad intellectual interests and is accomplished in areas of both the arts and the sciences. As a mentor for the mechanical design team, Tom promotes forward thinking and strategic evaluation of system options and alternatives. His wisdom and attentive project management approach supports the organizational values.

Tom is a graduate from Cleveland State University with a degree in mechanical engineering. He is a world traveler and holds a special bond with the Italian countryside.

Ron Korte, PE

PRINCIPAL

Ron Korte, P.E. is an expert in accurate and compliant electrical engineering design for commercial, industrial, and institutional projects. He began his professional engineering career designing electrical power and control systems for nuclear facilities after 10 years of field experience as an electrician. As Principal, Ron is a hands-on leader who collaborates closely with the Electrical Department and Mechanical/Plumbing Department to create innovative and fully functional design solutions.

Ron graduated with an electrical engineering degree from Iowa State University. He enjoys traveling, hiking, backpacking, and snorkeling in the ocean.