Patrick Branch, P.E., LEED AP
Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Branch leads Loftus Engineers with particular expertise in firm management and 35 years experience in design and management of complex engineered systems throughout the country and internationally. He is responsible for the executive leadership as well as conceptual engineering, project management, and quality control.
For nearly 30 years, Mr. Branch has provided and managed consulting engineering services for virtually all project types from Commercial to Healthcare to Education. As a LEED Accredited Professional™ and USGBC LEED HC Core Committee Member, he is considered an advocate, a leader, and an authority on sustainable design.

John Reese, P.E., RCDD
Vice President / Department Head Electrical Engineering


Mr. Reese has worked as a consulting engineer for nearly 20 years, specializing in electrical distribution systems and data/telecommunication systems. Mr. Reese heads Loftus’ Electrical Engineering Services, including management and leadership of all electrical and telecommunications design and plan and specification preparation. Mr. Reese has extensive experience and a unique skill set with both power distribution and low voltage systems including medium and low-voltage power distribution, UPS systems, power monitoring, lighting access, nurse call, sound paging, intercom, CATV/MATV, educational video, personnel & asset tracking, A/V systems, and physiological monitoring.

Daniel Shafer, P.E., LEED AP
Chief Operations Officer


With over 35 years experience in engineering and construction, Mr. Shafer provides our clients with the expertise to handle the many challenges encountered in today’s construction and renovation projects. As Operations Officer, Mr. Shafer uses his experience to direct the engineering efforts of Loftus Engineers. His primary area of expertise is in structural design, but his experience encompasses multiple disciplines. He reviews the development of engineering documents to ensure that quality and clarity are provided in the services and products delivered.

Cyril Fox, P.E.
Department Head Structural Engineering


Skip Fox heads Loftus’ Structural Engineering Team and brings almost 20 years of experience in structural engineering.  Skip has been named the Pittsburgh Business Times’ “Who’s Who in Engineering” in 2000 and the American Society of Civil Engineers Young Engineer of the Year, Pittsburgh Section, for 2001.

Mr. Fox heads design projects from concept through construction and is responsible for developing structural construction documentation and calculations. He is experienced in specification and design of roof and floor framing, wind frames, columns, exterior  cladding, bearing walls, foundations, retaining walls, and special design features from many materials including wood, steel, masonry, and concrete. He is  skilled in computer modeling to develop designs of otherwise indefinable geometry.

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