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November 22, 2019
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O’Donnell & Naccarato welcome Tuna Yelkikanat as Regional Director to their NJ office

By O'Donnell & Naccarato

O’Donnell & Naccarato (O&N), a structural engineering firm headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, welcome Tuna Yelkikanat as Regional Director to the Mountainside, NJ office.

“We are so pleased that Tuna has joined the O&N team,” says Anthony Naccarato, President of O&N. “Tuna’s breadth of experience, both domestic and international, will certainly benefit our firm’s already strong team of professionals, especially his experience designing high-rise structures.”

Yelkikanat brings 16 years of experience in the structural design and management of complex high-rise projects around the world, as well as being deft in the delivery of healthcare and higher education related projects in the NY / NJ region. The relationships established while working at highly respected international firms in NY will enable him to develop new clients in the region. He will manage the New Jersey office’s projects, maintain client contact, manage financial aspects of projects and oversee overall completion of project deliverables and quality requirements.

“The opportunity to work with this award-winning team with a family-like culture is one I couldn’t pass up,” says Yelkikanat. “I look forward to bringing my experience to O&N and building long-standing relationships with our clients as we expand our footprint in the New Jersey and New York markets.”

Yelkikanat is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and is a LEED Green Associate. He is also a member of the American Association of Civil Engineers, the American Concrete Institute where he is Associate Member of the ACI Committee, and is a National Allied Individual Member of The American Institute of Architects.

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