Results-oriented professional engineer who repeatedly demonstrates ability to resolve difficult technical issues while maintaining a cost-effective approach. Successful with simple and complex projects from conception through completion. Over thirty-nine years of experience in the following areas:

• Fire Protection
• Safety
• Insurance


Lehigh University,BS Chemical Engineering - 1969


Registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania #20798
Registered Professional Engineer in New Jersey #GE 40553
Registered Professional Engineer in Maryland #22397
Registered Professional Engineer in Virginia #0402-044321


Former Member - Chemical Laboratories (NFPA 45)
Former Member -
Flammable & Combustible Liquids-Operations (NFPA 30 Chapter 5 & Appendix F)
Former Member - Nuclear Facilities (NFPA 801, 802, 803, & 804)


National Fire Protection Association - Life Member
Society of Fire Protection Engineers (#7841)
Philadelphia Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers
National Society of Professional Engineers
Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers, Lehigh Valley Chapter (Former Board Member)


Technical Expertise

Performed qualified fire protection services for government agencies such as US Department of Defense.

Performed hands-on design and directed architect/engineers for the design of sprinkler systems, pumping systems, special hazard deluge systems, fire alarm systems, fire detection systems, carbon dioxide systems, halon systems, water mist systems, fire doors, fire dampers, fire barriers, structural steel protection, penetration seals, cable protection and combustible controls.

• Fire protection expertise for building projects with capital costs from $1 to $150 million.
• Technical negotiation with insurance carriers for properties valued up to $8 billion.
• Loss protection to safeguard facilities with business interruption potential of up to $1.2 million per day.
• Design, formulation and assessment of the fire protection program for a $4 billion nuclear power plant
• Technical direction of the fire protection program which represents an investment of approximately $100 million

• Provided consulting to a wide range of client for a wide range of facilities and provided a wide range of solutions.
• Designed fire suppression and fire detection for a wide range of clients with a wide range of facilities

National Standards

• Formulated policy and coordinated response to federal and state fire protection requirements for Pennsylvania Power and Light. Susquehanna Nuclear Station complies with the extensive US Nuclear Regulatory Commission fire protection requirements including 10 CFR 50 Appendix R.
• Experienced with OSHA, State of Pennsylvania, National Fire Protection Association, and major industrial insurance carriers.

Training and Consulting

• Presented technical ideas and worked with people in a learning atmosphere.
• Wrote and taught a nationally certified nuclear fire protection course. Students included utilities, architect/engineers, government and the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff.

Kohn Engineering 1995-Present
Macungie, PA

Started Kohn Engineering in 1995. Fire protection consulting based on cost-effective and practical concepts has been provided to a wide variety of clients.

Pennsylvania Power & Light Company 1972 - 1995
Allentown, PA

Provided fire protection engineering and technical support for PP&L’s commercial offices, oil-fired power plants, coal-fired power plants and nuclear power plant. Established PP&L fire protection as world class. From 1974 on, provided staff fire protection engineering with no fire protection technical supervision. From 1977 to 1995, senior fire protection engineer with responsibility for design, formulation and assessment of all aspects of PP&L’s nuclear fire protection program.

Technical Seminars and Vantage Training

Developed and instructed a national fire protection course on “Fire Protection in Nuclear Power Plants”. Technical Seminars and Vantage Training, Inc. provided technical training on a national level using nationally known experts.

Factory Insurance Association
Philadelphia, PA

Assessed, evaluated and recommended fire protection for 70 to 80 different facilities. Concentrated on high hazard chemical facilities. Tested new and existing fire protection equipment. Provided loss protection services for a major HPR property insurance carrier.