Management Team

Management Team

LAN Associates is an employee-owned, private corporation and a category 6 Small Business Enterprise (SBE). Our management team has over 200 years of collective experience and oversees a staff of nearly one hundred employees.  LAN’s management team is well-versed across all disciplines and have all been with the firm for fifteen years or more.

Kenneth H. Karle

Mr. Karle serves as President of LAN and is responsible for the overall management of the corporation that includes nearly one hundred employees in three offices in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Mr. Karle is both an architect and an engineer and has more than forty years of experience in the architectural and engineering industry.



Ronald M. Panicucci

Mr. Panicucci is the CEO and Corporate Treasurer at LAN. He has been an influential leader for the company since 1983, when he first began working with the firm. Mr. Panicucci is responsible for the overall management of the firm, including financial management and staff management to ensure exceptional design services.



Stephen J. Secora

Mr. Secora is the Vice President and Corporate Secretary at LAN. He has been working with the firm for over thirty five years and is responsible for overseeing the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering (MEP) departments. Mr. Secora’s long-term experience in the industry has led well to maintaining client relationships while also progressing the growth of the MEP department.



Michael J. McGovern

Mr. McGovern serves as Vice President and is responsible for managing LAN’s New York office in Goshen. He is a collaborative leader and creative thinker who works with all disciplines to ensure quality services are provided to our clients. He has more than thirty years of experience in the industry and uses his knowledge and background as an architect to advance team initiatives.



Steven J. Ramiza

Mr. Ramiza has been with the firm since 1999 and serves as a Vice President of LAN. He is  responsible for the management of the environmental services and regulatory compliance departments. Additionally, Mr. Ramiza is involved in all phases of environmental and facilities engineering projects, including environmental investigations and remediation, environmental permitting, and regulatory compliance. He assists with the firm’s business development and marketing strategies, as well as incorporating new technologies in the workplace.



Thomas Wighard

Mr. Wighard serves as Vice President, responsible for the management of the mechanical engineering department. He has over fifteen years of experience in the mechanical design industry and is involved with numerous heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, and fire protection projects for both new construction and renovation/upgrades. Mr. Wighard is a key contributor to the firm’s new business strategies and growth of the company.