Meet Our Leadership Team

Ken Seibert

Kenneth L. Seibert, PE, LEED AP

President

Ken Seibert

Kenneth L. Seibert, PE, LEED AP

President

Mr. Seibert is President of CMTA, the largest MEP consulting engineering firm in Kentucky and a top 60 firm in North America. Because of his leadership CMTA has gained a national reputation in the area of Net Zero Energy and high performance, energy efficient designs. CMTA’s expertise in this area is demonstrated by its 126 ENERGY STAR buildings and 34 LEED projects, including CMTA’s Louisville (Kentucky) office building which is LEED Gold.

Mr. Seibert speaks nationally on high performance, sustainable buildings. He has presented at Greenbuild (Toronto), Army Installations Net Zero Energy Conference (Chicago), CEFPI Net Zero Symposium (Dallas), ASHRAE’s Net Zero Energy Conference (San Francisco), Midwest Healthcare Engineer’s Conference (Indianapolis), ASHRAE’s High Performing School Conference (Atlanta) Council of Education Facility Planners International Annual Conference (Washington, DC), Greening the Heartland (Cincinnati), Kentucky Governor’s Energy Conference (Lexington), CEFPI Southeast Regional Meeting (Kiawah Island, South Carolina), University of Louisville (Louisville, Kentucky) and Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana).

In September 2009, CMTA was recognized by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear with the 2009 Governor’s Energy Leadership Award. In 2008, Mr. Seibert was recognized for his efforts in sustainable design for education and was named Planner of the Year by the Kentucky Educational Facilities Planners (KEFP), a CEFPI Chapter. In addition to being an active speaker, Mr. Seibert is a frequent contributor to ASHRAE’s High Performing Buildings magazine.  He is serving on ASHRAE’s 90.1 2016 Standards Committee.

Mr. Seibert graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is a member of the Pi Tau Sigma honor fraternity. He has been a licensed engineer in Kentucky (#15342) since 1988. He is a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Accredited Professional.

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James O. Benson, RCDD, LEED AP

Principal, Vice President

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James O. Benson, RCDD, LEED AP

Principal, Vice President

Mr. Benson joined CMTA in May 1987 and became a partner in 1993. He serves as the managing partner of CMTA’s Louisville office. Mr. Benson has been managing design teams for all types of facilities, including university campuses, institutional, educational and other types of commercial facilities for over 20 years. In addition to him management responsibilities, he has a sound working knowledge of electrical systems including health care, communications, video, computer networking, fire/smoke detection and alarm, emergency power and many other systems critical to large, modern facilities.

As a Registered Communications Distribution Designer, Mr. Benson brings a wealth of technology design knowledge to every project. and provides expertise in the following areas: structured cabling (voice, data, video, building automation); external plant connectivity (copper cable and optical fibers); wireless telephone and Ethernet, videoconferencing; public address systems; CATV/MATV/Education TV distribution systems/video on demand; security systems – access control and CCTV; local area networks (LAN); data center/PBX facility design and project management; and emergency power – UPS, generator, redundant designs.

Mr. Benson attended Clinch Valley College (part of the University of Virginia) and the University of Kentucky where he studied mathematics and electrical engineering. He is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Kevin Mussler

Kevin D. Mussler, PE, LEED AP, CxA

Principal, Vice President

Kevin Mussler

Kevin D. Mussler, PE, LEED AP, CxA

Principal, Vice President

Mr. Mussler has been employed with CMTA since 1994.  He became a partner in 2003 and is now the managing partner of the Lexington office.  Mr. Mussler has excellent project management skills, which has allowed him to be the Project Manager or Mechanical Engineer on many significant projects designed by CMTA.

He has extensive knowledge of the design of variable air volume systems and fan optimization through the use of computer aided design software.  In addition, he is also well versed in the design of health care and detention facilities which includes familiarity with the in-depth codes that often apply.

Mr.  Mussler has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kentucky.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer, a LEED Accredited Professional and a Certified Commissioning Agent.

Jeremy Smith

Jeremy M. Smith, PE, CDG, HBDP, LEED AP

Principal, Vice President

Jeremy Smith

Jeremy M. Smith, PE, CDG, HBDP, LEED AP

Principal, Vice President

Mr. Smith’s work with CMTA includes project management for all disciplines, mechanical system design from conception to completion, and contract administration. He is the director of the mechanical staff in CMTA’s Lexington office. Mr. Smith also leads the ENERGY STAR tracking program for projects completed by the Lexington office.

Mr. Smith has a wide variety of experience including K-12 schools, higher education, judicial centers, data centers, health care, high performance buildings, and other commercial projects. Signature projects include Rupp Arena/Lexington Center, Northeastern Medical Center Replacement Hospital, King’s Daughters Medical Center Imaging Center, and the Lexington Public Safety Operations Center, among many others.

Mr. Smith graduated summa cum laude from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is a licensed professional engineer, a Certified GeoExchange Designer, a Certified Variable Refrigerant Flow Designer, an ASHRAE High Performance Building Design Professional and a LEED Accredited Professional.

Jess Farber

Jess Edwards Farber, PE, LEED AP, HDFP, CxA

Principal, Vice President

Jess Farber

Jess Edwards Farber, PE, LEED AP, HDFP, CxA

Principal, Vice President

Mr. Farber joined CMTA in 1999 and has worked in consulting engineering since his graduation from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). He is the director of the mechanical department in the Louisville office and assists in the overall management of the Louisville office. Mr. Farber’s experience is diverse and includes health care, higher education, convention centers, courthouses, museums and other commercial facilities. He has specific interest in the design of central plant chilled water and steam systems. He also is experienced with various sustainable design elements including geothermal systems, heat recovery systems and rainwater collection systems.

As the leader of CMTA’s Mechanical Engineering Department, he works on daily basis with the senior and junior members of the staff. With a mechanical engineering staff of over 20 people, Mr. Farber coordinates project production requirements as well as quality control. He is a strong proponent of mentoring and with a special emphasis on training and nurturing engineers in training (EITs).

Mr. Farber has a bachelor of mechincal engineering degree from the Georgia Insistitute of Technology (Georgia Tech). He is a licensed professional engineer, a LEED Accredited Professional, a Healthcare Design Facility Professional and a Certified Commissioning Agent.

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R. Anthony Hans, PE, RCDD, LEED AP

Principal, Vice President

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R. Anthony Hans, PE, RCDD, LEED AP

Principal, Vice President

 

Mr. Hans joined CMTA’s Louisville office as a Project Manager and an Electrical Engineer in 1998, became a partner in 2003 and a Vice President in 2014.  As CMTA’s National Director of Sustainable Projects, Tony works with architects and owners to increase the potential of projects to be sustainable.  He has worked on the majority of CMTA’s Net Zero Energy projects including Richardsville Elementary School, the first Net Zero Energy Public School in the United States.  He speaks at many regional and national conferences on the subject of net zero energy buildings including, Greenbuild 2012 San Francisco, the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Technical Training Conference in Savannah, the National Building Institute’s Net Zero Building Webinar, the AIA’s Gulf Coast Green Conference Texas, Lightfair International and the BICSI Telecommunications conference.