Aug 15, 2016
North America’s most prominent supplier of steel castings for building and bridge structures has opened a new office in New York City. The move is led by Jennifer Pazdon, M.Sc.Eng., P.E., who will be providing engineering and technical sales support to the many Engineers and Architects in the North East who specify Cast Connex’s products and services in their designs. Pazdon has more than 10-years of experience in structural engineering having held positions at many prominent New York firms including Thornton Tomasetti, Madsen Consulting Engineers, Robert Silman Associates, and GMS. She was an adjunct professor of Calculus and Analytical Geometry at the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union and has held leadership roles at the Structural Engineer's Association of New York (SEAoNY). Prior to joining Cast Connex, Pazdon was the lead engineer for Build Change in the Philippines and also assisted in reconstruction initiatives in Indonesia and Nepal.
Having collaborated in several high-profile projects in New York including the new retractable roof over the US Tennis Association’s Arthur Ashe Stadium, the Whitney Museum of American Art, World Trade Center Tower 3, and most recently, 30 Hudson Yards, Cast Connex has moved forward in establishing a more permanent presence in New York. “With our operation in San Francisco thriving, it was natural for us to move on to establish a direct presence in the eastern United States,” says company co-founder and CEO, Carlos de Oliveira. “We’re delighted to have Jennifer join our team and to have an Engineer of her caliber leading our efforts on the ground in the North East”.
Cast Connex was founded in 2007 based on the University of Toronto graduate research of de Oliveira and co-founder and Executive Vice President Dr. Michael Gray. Since then, the company has achieved significant acclaim in the AEC industry, having been involved in many prominent developments in the United States with their custom casting offering while also benefiting from the widespread adoption of their standardized connector products which provide unparalleled structural performance, aesthetics, and economy.