LEO A DALY Minneapolis Adds Fire Protection Engineering

LEO A DALY Minneapolis has added fire protection engineering to its service offerings and hired two new employees to lead the group.

Melisa Rodriguez, PE, SET, is director of fire protection engineering. With 12 years of experience, she is responsible for fire protection design leadership on a variety of government, corporate, educational, industrial and healthcare projects.

Emily Gascho, SET, serves as senior fire protection engineer. She is responsible for fire protection design on a variety of government, corporate, educational, industrial and healthcare projects. With 19 years of experience, she has contributed to multiple aspects of fire protection, including design, coordination, installation and management of numerous fire protection systems.

Fire protection engineering is a new addition in Minneapolis, and adds to the multi-disciplinary office’s capacity to serve clients. The office is also connecting with LEO A DALY locations to offer fire protection engineering on projects across the company.

“With Melisa and Emily in place, our team is up and running,” said Matt Johnson, managing principal. “Fire protection and life safety are key factors on all project types, and this new team is being incorporated into LEO A DALY projects at a rapid pace.”

Rodriguez earned her bachelor of mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota, and recently completed her Master of Business Administration at Carlson School of Management. She is a registered fire protection engineer and licensed in 12 states, including Minnesota. Rodriguez earned NICET Level IV certification in Automatic Sprinkler Systems Layout in 2014. She is also active in fire protection industry groups, including NFSA Future Leadership Committee, NFPA Residential Technical Committee and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.

Gascho earned a bachelor of science in technology from Purdue University, and has NICET level IV certification in automatic sprinkler systems layout. 

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