John Hajduk to head Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute

March 01, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — John Hajduk will assume the role of director of the Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI), effective March 1. Hajduk, the former associate director of PSFEI, will succeed Jim Myers, who will retire Feb. 28.

During his tenure at PSFEI, Hajduk’s primary areas of expertise have been facilities management at the enterprise level and technical electrical engineering in power systems and controls. Additionally, he has overseen all personnel and provided support in all aspects of PSFEI business.

“Over the past few years, it has been a pleasure to work with John,” said Myers. “His fresh ideas and expertise have been instrumental in forging partnerships and developing new initiatives. John has accomplished some great things for our clients and team. He’s played a pivotal role in expanding our educational, energy and engineering support services, all of which I expect will experience significant growth with him at the helm.”

Reporting to Anthony Atchley, senior associate dean in the College of Engineering, Hajduk will be tasked to build sustainable growth in the pillar areas of energy, education, engineering services, and facility condition assessments.

“During the search, John’s application clearly stood out,” said Atchley. “His previous corporate experience, his excellent record as associate director, and his forward-thinking attitude will help write the next chapter for PSFEI.”

Prior to joining PSFEI in 2013, Hajduk managed real estate and facilities for Westinghouse Electric Co. across North America, including more than 7 million square feet of space with an annual budget of more than $100 million. In addition, he has experience in maintenance and engineering within the heavy manufacturing sector. Hajduk received his bachelor of science in engineering from Penn State and his MBA from Saint Francis University.

The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute provides facility engineering services to 11 Pennsylvania state agencies and the federal government. The organization aims to advance its customers’ facilities engineering aspirations through applied research, education and innovation.

  • Professional headshot of dark-haired man in a suit, John Hajduk, director of PSFEI

    John Hajduk has been named director of the Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute, effective March 1.

    IMAGE: Penn State

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Last Updated March 01, 2017