Our Key Staff:

Ronald J. Panunto, P.E., CFEI
Senior Electrical Engineer
President of Dawson Engineering

            Ron holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Drexel University and is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and North Carolina. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He is also a certified fire and explosion investigator. Ron has over 43 years of experience in electric utility and power system engineering, testing, and construction. Prior to acquiring Dawson Engineering, Ron was the Field Engineering and Substation Design Branch Manager at PECO Energy, and Project Manager at Gannett Fleming, Inc.
            Two of Ron's interesting challenges were his responsibility for start up of Limerick Nuclear Generating Station and the restoration of commuter train service to New York City following the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Ron's expertise includes forensic analysis of failed electrical equipment and electrical systems, and design of power distribution systems.

Thomas Ryan
Senior Electrical Engineer

            Tom holds an Associate degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from The Pennsylvania State University, where he received the Stanford F. Nicol Engineering Award, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University. Tom has a varied background in high tech, state-of-the-art equipment and systems, including microprocessor based industrial robotics, Positron Emission Tomography medical electronic equipment, automated industrial control systems, Ethernet communication links, and digital television design.
            Tom's specialties are design, testing, and identification of electronic equipment failure modes. He has traveled overseas several times to install, test, and troubleshoot these highly complex systems.

Paul J. Winthrop
Senior Electrical Designer

            Paul's career has taken him into many areas of electrical design, with over 30 years of experience developing documentation and drawings. He has experience in industrial manufacturing, chemical processing plants, pharmaceutical plants, nuclear power plants, food and beverage plants, supermarkets and commercial buildings.

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