James Vodenichar

James L. Vodenichar, PE

Electrical Engineer



Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering – 1953
Carnegie Institute of Technology Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering

Post Graduate Studies: Economics, Contract and Specifications Writing at The Pennsylvania State University, New York University, Allegheny College, University of Pittsburgh, University of Wisconsin

Professional registration was attained in 1958 – Pennsylvania

Jim’s many years of experience include systems design for a wide range of projects–corporate, industrial, institutional and commercial–as well as research. Since 1958, he has been responsible for designing, installing, and upgrading all aspects of electrical systems on a very wide range of projects from education, healthcare, industrial to commercial.

Representative Projects:
The Butler Eagle, Butler, PA
Provided electrical and utility system engineering for several Butler Eagle facilities in the Butler area. Projects included expansion of an existing 4,160 volt substation and distribution to meet the new facility requirements to recently providing a new 25 kV service for a “first of kind” shaft less style of press at a new facility.

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, Slippery Rock, PA
Swimming Pool Lighting Replacement – Morrow Field House
This project was done under an emergency maintenance scenario when exiting lighting systems began to catastrophically fail. New lighting systems were designed and implemented to illuminate and existing interior collegiate competition swimming pool which achieved their goals and were installed without interrupting existing ceiling structures.

Mine Safety Appliance, Pittsburgh region
Provide engineering assistance to several MSA installations within the Pittsburgh area for various plant upgrades and improvements. Projects included many aspects of engineering, including power, lighting and general electrical distribution.

Murrysville Plant, Murrysville, PA – worked with MSA and Penn Power to upgrade the existing 7200 volt service to a 25 KV service with the installation of a new utility grade 25kV substation with associated transformers to provide connection to the existing 7200 volt overhead distribution.

Cranberry Facility, Cranberry Township, PA – Provided the engineering design for an underground primary loop system through out the 100+ acre facility. Then as part of a second project assisted the developer in converting the facility into a RIDC park for use by multiple tenants.