Ernest Schirmer, RCDD/NTS CTS, has joined Vanderweil Engineers’ Technology Design Group as a senior engineer and project manager specializing in information technology and integrated intelligent building systems. His background includes national and international experience in telecommunications, data centers, multimedia, and network design for higher education, corporate, commercial, and healthcare clients. Schirmer will support Vanderweil’s Mid-Atlantic offices in New York, NY; Princeton, NJ; and Philadelphia, PA.

Schirmer previously served as managing director of the Mid-Atlantic office of Acentech and as vice president of technology consulting with the Syska Hennessey Group. His experience includes technology consulting within the pharmaceutical, healthcare, education, research, corporate, aviation, and hospitality markets.

Schirmer is vice president of education for the Association of Information Technologies, former task force leader for the Continental Automated Building Association, life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, instructor for the Building Owners and Managers Institute, member of the International Facility Management Association, and a member of the Association of Physical Plant Administrators. He is a BICSI Registered Cable Distribution Designer (RCDD) and Network Transport Specialist (NTS), serves on the organization’s Higher Education and Building Information Modeling (BIM) standards committees, and is a Northeast Region associate director. Schirmer is also an InfoComm Certified Technology Specialist (CTS).

Schirmer holds degrees in electrical engineering and business administration; a B.S. in economics from the State University of New York College at Oneonta; and an MBA in information systems and marketing from the State University of New York, Binghamton.

R.G. Vanderweil Engineers’ Technology Design Group (TDG) specializes in cutting-edge technology, AV, security, and data center design projects. Founded in 1950 and based in Boston, the 420-employee firm also has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Princeton, Syracuse, and Washington, D.C. Vanderweil Engineers has earned numerous awards for its design and consulting services, including the development of advanced strategies for sustainable and energy-efficient systems.