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LiRo Announces Employee Promotions to Vice President

(New York, NY, December 1, 2016) The LiRo Group, a multi-discipline design and construction management firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Raymond Busch III, PE, Yianna Pavlakos and Bijan Radafshar to Vice President.

James Gaspari is LiRo's Lead Manager for the renovation and expansion of the landmarked 16-story Baruch College Field Building, which is undergoing complete infrastructure upgrades and interior renovations. Mr. Gaspari's management and coordination abilities have been crucial in enabling the building to remain operational as extensive construction work occurs.

Raymond Busch will continue to serve as LiRo's Lead for the MTA East Side Access Project. LiRo's scope of work for this critical project is centered in Queens, and includes a new passenger station, train storage facilities, 50,000 ft of track, and reconfiguration of signals, communications, power and security systems at Harold Interlocking, which is the busiest rail interchange in the United States. Mr. Busch has successfully managed the LiRo team and construction activities to ensure train operations and labor agreements for both Amtrak and LIRR have continued unimpeded during construction.

Yianna Pavlakos continues in her role as Project Director for the New York City Department of Design and Construction "Build it Back" program. LiRo is providing program management services, and is coordinating design professionals and contractors, to repair and rebuild hundreds of Sandy damaged properties in Brooklyn. Ms. Pavlakos' guidance in addressing critical program issues, including code compliance and the integration of resiliency features, have been essential in meeting the aggressive schedule goals.

Bijan Radafshar leads LiRo's Emergency Response Program for the New York City School Construction Authority. Over the past 12 years, LiRo has held successive contracts under which hundreds of individual projects have been completed. Mr. Radafshar has been instrumental in coordinating both LiRo staff and subcontractors to meet strict client schedules for work ranging from emergency repairs to expedited renovations of entire school buildings. His expertise continues to lead to successful project completion.