Our Story


Northeast Structural Steel, Inc. was started in January of 2000 by the current President, Danielle Define.  Her interest in steel erection began ten years earlier as an employee of Rice Mohawk U.S. Construction Co. Ltd; a major steel erector in the New York City Metropolitan area.  After honing her skills at Rice Mohawk and the untimely death of its founder Leon Rice, Danielle was determined to carry on in the steel erection industry.

Employing some of her former colleagues, she launched Northeast Structural Steel.  It did not take long for her fledgling company to establish a foothold in the industry and quickly become a sought after company for steel erection.  Her vision and strong convictions to provide safe, efficient and quality steel erection has become the hallmark of Northeast.

Northeast has expanded from its traditional base of bridge erection and rehabilitation to the erection of buildings, precast concrete structures and even a tennis stadium.  Northeast boasts one of the most impressive lists of clients in the Greater New York City area.  The attention to quality and timely performance while adhering to strict safety controls is a testament to the highly skilled workforce employed by Northeast.

Ultimately, determination, dedication and the relentless pursuit of success from everyone on the Northeast team has resulted in the successful completion of some of the most significant projects in and around New York City.

 

Our Team


Danielle Define President
Danielle Define
President

Danielle Define is the President of Northeast Structural Steel, Inc.  Danielle graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Iona College in 1995.  She has more than 20 years of construction experience starting back in college working for electrical contractor Monaco Electric & Daughter, Inc. and then for Rice Mohawk.  She started Northeast Structural Steel, Inc. in 2000.

Northeast Structural Steel, Inc. is a certified W/DBE under Danielle Define.

 

Peter Blandeburgo Executive Vice President
Peter Blandeburgo
Executive Vice President

Peter Blandeburgo Sr. is the Executive Vice President of Northeast Structural Steel, Inc.  Peter stated his career in 1984 working for Rice Mohawk as an Assistant Purchasing Agent before joining Northeast in 2000.  He has over 32 years experience working as a structural steel subcontractor.

Kevin O'Leary Vice President
Kevin O'Leary
Vice President

Kevin O’Leary is the General Manager for Northeast Structural Steel, Inc.  Starting his career in construction in 1985 as a shop foreman for Rice Mohawk US, Kevin joined Northeast in 2000.  With over 32 years of construction experience, he oversees day to day operations and ensures each project is properly equipped.

James P. Sheerin, P.E. Director of Field Operations
James P. Sheerin, P.E.
Director of Field Operations

James Sheerin graduated with honors from Tulane University in 2002 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.  He spent the first eight years of his career working for General Contractors (Grace Industries, Inc. & ECCO III Enterprises, Inc.) in the heavy highway construction industry working as an Estimator, Project Engineer, Superintendent & Project Manager.  He joined Northeast Structural Steel, Inc. in 2010.  James received his MBA-Finance from Fordham University in 2012 & became a licensed New York State Professional Engineer in 2013.

RJ Majernik Controller
RJ Majernik
Controller

R.J. Majernik is the Controller for Northeast Structural Steel.  Prior to joining Northeast in 2014, R.J. spent 9 years at Anchin, Block & Anchin where he worked with various clients within the construction industry.  He is responsible for all financial reporting, tax planning, budgeting and forecasting.  R.J. received his MBA in Professional Accounting from Rutgers University and a B.S. in Management from Fordham University.

Tina Piscopo Payroll Manager
Tina Piscopo
Payroll Manager

Tina Piscopo is the Payroll Manager for Northeast Structural Steel, Inc.  She has been with Northeast for over 13 years.  She attended Berkeley College and has an Associates Degree in Business Administration and Accounting.  Prior to Northeast, she worked for Rice Mohawk US Construction.  Tina is responsible for processing company payroll on a weekly basis and all other agency compliance.

Victoria Paciello Quaility Control Manager
Victoria Paciello
Quaility Control Manager

Victoria Paciello joined Northeast Structural Steel in 2015 as the company’s first dedicated Quality Control Manager.  She is responsible for overseeing all quality control and safety issues within the company, as well as implementing more effective and efficient processes.  Victoria received her B.S. in Business Administration from Dominican College.

Heather Mirabito Cost Engineer
Heather Mirabito
Cost Engineer
Thomas McIntyre, P.E. General Superintendent
Thomas McIntyre, P.E.
General Superintendent

Tom McIntyre graduated with his B.S in Engineering/Civil Engineering in 2004 from Tulane University.  He subsequently attended Rowan University where he graduated with his Masters of Engineering/Engineering Management. In June 2016, he recieved his Professional Engineering degree.  Tom started his career at ECCO III Enterprises in 2004 where he spent 8.5 years working on various projects and gaining valuable industry knowledge.  In 2012, he joined EE Cruz & Company where he spent 1.5 years working in the field.  Tom joined Northeast in 2013 and is currently the Superintendent on the Pulaski Skyway Rehabilitation Projects.

Costa Koulouris General Superintendent
Costa Koulouris
General Superintendent

Constantinos “Costa”  Koulouris is a Project Superintendent at Northeast Structural Steel.  He graduated Manhattan College with a bachelors and masters degree in civil engineering.  Costa has an in depth knowledge of engineering and construction through his work experience as a general contractor.  He specializes in bridge and roadway construction and has worked on various heavy highway projects throughout Westchester County, Rockland County, and New York City.  Costa is preparing to take the Professional Engineering exam in 2016 and is a certified traffic control supervisor.  He is also trained in crane signaling and rigging.

Juan Santiago Chief Estimator
Juan Santiago
Chief Estimator
Peter T. Blandeburgo Estimator
Peter T. Blandeburgo
Estimator

Peter Jr.  joined Northeast in 2014 after spending 6 years in the welding supply & industrial equipment industry.  Initially brought on to assist in the procurement of specialty equipment for a large project scheduled to begin, he subsequently showed interest in estimating and quickly learned through seasoned Northeast estimator’s.  Peter Jr. is now a full-time Estimator with Northeast and is the point of contact for estimating inquiries.

Kevin Sheerin Superintendent
Kevin Sheerin
Superintendent

Kevin Sheerin has been an employee at Northeast since 2010.  In his time at Northeast, he has worked as a Project Engineer & Superintendent on several projects including the Grand Central Terminal Train Shed Rehabilitation Project, Gowanus Expressway Emergency Repairs & USTA Grandstand/South Campus.  Kevin received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College in 2014.

Blake Pietrangelo Superintendent
Blake Pietrangelo
Superintendent

Blake Pietrangelo received his B.S. in Civil Engineering in 2008 from Manhattan College and is scheduled to receive his M.S.E. in 2016.  He worked for ECCO III Enterprises from 2008 to 2014 as an Assistant Superintendent and Assistant Project Manager. Blake brought his experience here to Northeast in 2014 and has since been one of the Superintendent’s on the Pulaski Skyway Contracts (CCA Civil).

Paul G. Orso, P.E. Superindendent
Paul G. Orso, P.E.
Superindendent
Joseph Glenn Cecala Superintendent
Joseph Glenn Cecala
Superintendent

Joseph G. Cecala, E.I.T. received his B.S. in Civil Engineering at Polytechnic Institute of NYU 2013 and his M.S. in Civil Engineering from NJIT in 2015.  Joe will be testing for his P.E. license in 2016.  He has worked as a Field Engineer and Superintendent on several Northeast projects including the Verrazano Narrows Bridge (El Sol Contracting), Gowanus Expressway Emergency Repairs (El Sol Contracting) and is currently the Superintendent of the RFK Manhattan Ramp project, RFK 23A (Defoe Corp./Northeast J.V.).

Michael Ferraro Superintendent
Michael Ferraro
Superintendent

Michael Ferraro graduated from Manhattan College in 2015 with a B.S. in Civil engineering and a minor in mathematics.  He was hired in July 2015 and is currently the Superintendent on the Gowanus Expressway Rehabilitation project (El Sol Contracting).  Michael is a registered flagger and holds his FE & OSHA 30.

Karl "Bubbi" Platner Superintendent
Karl "Bubbi" Platner
Superintendent
Katerina Zoulis Superintendent
Katerina Zoulis
Superintendent
Keith J. Fleck, P.E. Superintendent
Keith J. Fleck, P.E.
Superintendent
Mike Tucker Superintendent
Mike Tucker
Superintendent
Raymond G. Crane Superintendent
Raymond G. Crane
Superintendent
Peter Lividini, Jr. Superintendent
Peter Lividini, Jr.
Superintendent

Peter Lividini Jr., is a Superintendent at Northeast since 2009.  He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s degree in Structural Engineering from Syracuse University.  Pete has been involved in the Structural Steel Industry most of his life.  He started his career with Northeast as a Project Engineer on two Gowanus Expressway Emergency Repair Contracts and has since been a Superintendent on the Pulaski Skyway, RFK and Verrazano Narrows Bridge contracts.  Pete has a diverse background in bridge construction specializing in structural steel erection and structural steel repairs.

Jonathan C. Smith Superintendent
Jonathan C. Smith
Superintendent
Tommaso Di Gesero Superintendent
Tommaso Di Gesero
Superintendent
Greg Dilcher Field Engineer
Greg Dilcher
Field Engineer
Eric Moreau Field Engineer
Eric Moreau
Field Engineer
Adam Blandeburgo Field Engineer
Adam Blandeburgo
Field Engineer
Michael Walsh Field Engineer
Michael Walsh
Field Engineer

Michael Walsh, E.I.T., graduated from Manhattan College in May 2015 with his B.S. in Civil Engineering.  He made the decision to join Northeast in September 2015.  Since then, he has been assigned as a Project Engineer and is currently working on the Pulaski Skyway contracts (CCA Civil) and is gaining indispensable knowledge working alongside veterans of the industry.  Michael maintains his OSHA 30 certification and is a registered Engineer-in-Training.

Ronnie Williams Foreman
Ronnie Williams
Foreman
Chris Telford Foreman
Chris Telford
Foreman
Brendan O'Leary Foreman
Brendan O'Leary
Foreman
Tom Kelly Foreman
Tom Kelly
Foreman
Scotty Dawes Foreman
Scotty Dawes
Foreman
Luis Sosa Foreman
Luis Sosa
Foreman
Eric Drepaul Foreman
Eric Drepaul
Foreman
Tom Cox Foreman
Tom Cox
Foreman
Mark Rice Foreman
Mark Rice
Foreman

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