Meet The Team

  • Puja Goel
    Puja Goel
    Principal | Owner

    Founder and integrator. Quality assurance professional with degrees in physics and mathematics. Leads the company’s operations and growth through a process-based approach. Avid traveler and connoisseur of visual arts.

  • Nagesh Goel
    Nagesh Goel

    Failure analysis professional and mechanical engineer with advanced specialization in destructive and non-destructive testing. Actively participates in multiple technical committees with a detailed understanding of codes and standards. Reader, epicure and tennis enthusiast.

  • Sony John
    Sony John
    Chief People Officer

    Human resources leader with over fifteen years of experience in talent management, training and development. Expertise in policy implementation and workforce management. Holds advanced degrees in English and has attended Harvard Business School. Active, family-oriented individual that enjoys hiking and sightseeing.

  • Herb Goldenberg, P.E.
    Herb Goldenberg, P.E.
    Sr. Technical Director | Metallurgy

    Licensed P.E. and structural steel and bolting inspector with over sixty years of experience in laboratory testing and metallurgical investigations. He earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cooper Union and is a former ASM-NY Chairman. Enjoys historical books and golfing.

  • Ian Gonzales, P.E
    Ian Gonzales, P.E
    Technical Director | MEP

    Licensed Professional Engineer in New York with seventeen years of experience in Mechanical, Electric and Plumbing (MEP); structural systems; and quality assurance and quality control. Holds significant certifications from ACI, ICC and AWS.

  • Andrew Szulczewski, P.E
    Andrew Szulczewski, P.E
    Technical Director | Civil

    Licensed P.E. and Certified Welding Inspector that holds numerous technical certifications. Brings twenty-five years of expertise in construction inspections, quality assurance, quality control and has worked with leading agencies including the PANYNJ. Gardener, chess player and birdwatcher.

  • Manan Shah, P.E.
    Manan Shah, P.E.
    Technical Director | Project Manager

    Licensed Professional Engineer in New York and New Jersey with over fourteen years of experience in special inspections and construction material testing. Expertise in quality assurance, quality control and construction management. Sports fan, sightseer and home improvement enthusiast.

  • Greg Sowa
    Greg Sowa
    Project Manager | Technical Manager | Welding-NDT

    Project Manager with over thirteen years of experience in welding and non-destructive testing leadership. Certified Welding Inspector and American Welding Society code committee member with over eight years of fab shop experience. Race car fan, hockey player and car enthusiast.

  • John Carlson
    John Carlson
    Project Manager

    Project Manager and Certified Welding Inspector with nearly four decades of experience as a welder, inspector and supervisor. Holds certifications in ultrasonic testing, magnetic particle testing, penetrant testing and ICC bolting. Family-oriented individual, fisherman and ATV rider.

  • Terrence Hampton
    Terrence Hampton
    Project Manager

    Project Manager with over a decade of experience working in lead special inspector and quality engineer roles. Has worked on key infrastructure such as Goethals Bridge and Newark Liberty International Airport. Enjoys spending time with his daughters, biking and playing guitar.

  • Manikandan Baskaran
    Manikandan Baskaran
    Technical Manager | Advanced NDT

    Level III non-destructive testing (NDT) special inspector with nearly a decade of experience in ultrasonic testing (PAUT & ToFD), magnetic particle testing, dye penetrant testing and material processing. Educator that extends his expertise by training fellow professionals. Enjoys adventures and photography.

  • Mamdouh Shohdy
    Mamdouh Shohdy
    Engineering Materials Laboratory Supervisor

    Metallurgical engineer and Certified Welding Inspector with over twenty years of experience in laboratory management, destructive and non-destructive testing, metallurgical failure analysis and quality assurance and control. Holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering, metallurgy and mechanics. Reader, epicure and linguist.

  • David Wasserman
    David Wasserman
    Construction Materials Laboratory Supervisor

    Laboratory supervisor that oversees construction materials testing and quality assurance. Has over five years of experience testing concrete, masonry, aggregates, asphalt and soil. Holds a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Michigan. Golfer, sports fan and sightseer.

  • Muhammad Nawaz
    Muhammad Nawaz
    Quality Manager

    Quality assurance expert and metallurgical engineer specializing in destructive testing, non-destructive testing and metallurgical failure analysis. Holds a B.S. in metallurgy and materials science. Enjoys watching movies, reading and sightseeing.

  • Mark Milag
    Mark Milag
    Business Development Specialist

    Client partner with a focus on building relationships and customizing solutions for diverse client needs. Has over five years of experience in the construction and infrastructure industry, with a deep understanding of AEIS' unique services and solutions. Golfer and car enthusiast.

  • Kajol Shah
    Kajol Shah
    Business Development Specialist

    Business development professional that actively seeks and evaluates business opportunities and client needs. Partners with clients to help them achieve their goals through AEIS' expansive service offerings. Holds a master’s degree in management studies. Enjoys travel, movies and cooking.

  • Dhara (Dee) Desai
    Dhara (Dee) Desai
    Business Development Specialist

    Business development leader with over eleven years of sales, project management and process development experience. Advises clients on AEIS' inspection, testing and certification solutions to ensure project success. Holds master degree in Business Entrepreneurship. Enjoys the beach, spending time with family and volunteering.

  • Deborah Geiger
    Deborah Geiger
    Public Relations Manager

    Public relations and marketing consultant with over fifteen years of experience helping companies increase visibility with public relations initiatives and facilitating business development. Holds degrees from UMass and CUNY. Enjoys hiking and exploring infrastructure around the world.

  • Elizabeth Papazian
    Elizabeth Papazian
    Office Manager

    Office manager with over ten years of experience ensuring project completion through collaboration with design professionals, engineers, building owners, etc. Holds a bachelor's degree in architecture. Effectively oversees AEIS' in-house operations and logistics. Enjoys spending time with family and running.

  • Patrick Oliveira
    Patrick Oliveira
    IT Manager

    Technology manager responsible for the implementation, performance, maintenance and ongoing operation of AEIS’ in-house software and database. Ensures company-wide connectivity for seamless communication and client success. Family-oriented individual that enjoys barbecuing and camping.

  • DeVaughn Bellfield
    DeVaughn Bellfield
    Graphics | IT Support

    Graphic designer with a bachelor’s degree in graphic arts. Effectively conveys AEIS' extensive service offerings and creatively streamlines emerging content. Provides technical support to our teams to ensure they can deliver timely solutions to our clients. Baker, artist and gamer.

  • Vijeta Dhamankar
    Vijeta Dhamankar
    Dispatch Manager

    Dispatch professional with a diverse customer-service, administrative and operations background. Ensures timely and efficient field operations on large infrastructure projects by overseeing AEIS' inspection team logistics. Holds bachelor’s degree in business management from Berkeley College. Hiker, sightseer and movie enthusiast.

  • Kirk Williams
    Kirk Williams
    Laboratory Technician

    Machinist with fifteen years of experience performing magnetic particle testing and liquid penetrant testing as a level II non-destructive testing technician. Oversees AEIS' mechanical department's functions. Includes machining, cutting and extracting a variety of coupons in accordance with ASTM standards.

  • Ricardo Enriquez
    Ricardo Enriquez
    Inspection Specialist

    Civil Engineer with over thirty-six years of experience. ACI and ICC-certified inspector that performs a multitude of concrete, masonry and fireproofing inspections. Oversees inspection activities to ensure compliance with specifications and code for key infrastructure such as LaGuardia Airport and Penn Station.

  • Shourav Ray
    Shourav Ray
    Inspection Specialist

    Certified welding, bolting, structural steel and non-destructive testing inspector with over a decade of experience in quality assurance and quality control. Has worked all over the world, including in the US, India, Oman, Saudi Arabia and SAE.

  • Dindo Cortez
    Dindo Cortez
    Inspection Specialist

    Civil engineer with over twenty-eight years of experience. Skilled in various concrete, masonry and structural steel inspections. Notable projects include World Trade Center Oculus Transportation Hub, Governor M. Cuomo Bridge and New York Penn Station to name a few.

  • Danilo Rivera
    Danilo Rivera
    Inspection Specialist

    Mechanical engineer with over twenty-eight years of experience performing special inspections. ACI and ICC-certified special inspector that performs extensive concrete, structural masonry, structural steel, bolting and mechanical inspections and testing. Notable projects include LaGuardia Airport and Governor M. Cuomo Bridge.

  • Isabelo Cloa
    Isabelo Cloa
    Inspection Specialist

    ACI and ICC-certified special inspector that performs a multitude of concrete, masonry, fireproofing and soil inspections and laboratory testing. Determines compliance and quality outcomes on key infrastructure such as LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy Airport.

  • Kelechi Amaefule
    Kelechi Amaefule
    Inspection Specialist

    Certified Welding Inspector with five years of experience working on key infrastructure such as Moynihan Station and LaGuardia Airport. Holds certifications from AWS and ICC and a B.S. in Materials and Metallurgy from Federal University of Technology in Owerri, Nigeria.

  • Kwame Clouden
    Kwame Clouden
    Inspection Specialist

    ACI and ICC-certified special inspector with over fifteen years of experience in concrete, structural steel, high strength bolting, fireproofing, structural masonry and structural welding inspections. Ensures compliance with specifications and codes for key infrastructure such as LaGuardia Airport.

  • Liju Idicula
    Liju Idicula
    Inspection Specialist

    NACE Level II-certified inspector with over seven years of experience conducting coating and lining inspections, production management and quality inspection. Notable projects include Moynihan Station, LaGuardia Airport and Henry Hudson Bridge to name a few.

  • Manuel Patagan
    Manuel Patagan
    Inspection Specialist

    ACI-certified concrete special inspector that performs extensive concrete inspections and testing. Multifaceted inspector that performs fireproofing, fire stopping, welding, bolting and masonry inspections. Holds a B.S. in electrical engineering. Notable projects include John F. Kennedy Airport and LaGuardia Airport.

  • Mayur Patel
    Mayur Patel
    Inspection Specialist

    Mechanical and electrical engineer with over twenty years of welding and fabrication experience as an AWS-certified welding inspector. ICC-certified structural steel/bolting and structural welding inspector and SNT-TC-1A Level II-certified NDT technicians. Recent works include Moynihan Station and LaGuardia Airport.

  • Roberto Caba-Acevedo
    Roberto Caba-Acevedo
    Inspection Specialist

    ACI-certified special inspector and HMA-certified construction technologist with over eight years of experience. Performs extensive concrete, asphalt and soil inspections and testing on project sites and in our construction materials laboratory. Notable projects include LaGuardia Airport, New York Penn Station and Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

  • Simbarashe Taruvinga
    Simbarashe Taruvinga
    Inspection Specialist

    Mechanical engineer experienced in structural steel, high-strength bolting, asphalt, concrete, mechanical, electrical and plumbing inspections and non-destructive testing in accordance with applicable codes and standards. Notable projects include LaGuardia Airport, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and New York Penn Station to name a few.

  • Xavier Jones
    Xavier Jones
    Inspection Specialist

    ACI-certified technician and ICC-certified special inspector with over a decade of experience performing concrete, structural masonry and soil inspections and testing. Holds a B.S. in civil engineering. Determines quality outcomes for key infrastructure such as LaGuardia Airport and Henry Hudson Bridge.

Client success starts and ends with our people.

We believe that the measure of a company’s true wealth is the quality of its people. They construct sustainable processes using world-class tools. These processes act as the wiring and electricity flowing through our company to further progress our people and teams. A problem-solving approach using root-cause analysis is taken to resolve any barriers encountered. This results in superior performance, which is measured through discrete metrics throughout the organization. Through superior performance and high expectations, we aim to attract and sustain exceptional people.

Agility at the top

Best thinking on talent, organizational design, agility, culture and leadership

Companies face real barriers to becoming more agile. Leadership and its effect on culture are the bigest

76 %

Transforming the culture and way of working

42 %

Quality of leadership and talent

34 %

Establishing a clear vision and plan

People are hired based on our value system, IKASH and their capability to embody and implement it.

Our process-based Quality Management System has nine core processes that ensure that all of AEIS’ inspections, tests and reports are code-compliant; yielding efficient business operations and successful project outcomes.

Structured problem-solving sessions are held on a weekly basis at leadership and departmental levels to efficiently resolve issues.

Performance metrics are utilized on a weekly and quarterly basis to evaluate the growth and continual development of our teams.



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