Jon Skinner from McLaren was Nominated as one of the 2014 40 under 40 Rising Stars by the REDC

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McLaren Engineer, Jon Skinner, was one of the 40 under 40 Rising Stars recognized at the Rockland Economic Development Corporation (REDC) reception, on October 16th. Mr. Jon Skinner, PE is a highly accomplished structural engineer, who has been with McLaren since 2008. Some of his notable accomplishments include the emergency structural inspections of displaced families homes, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy; and designing the blast resistant cable net walls for the grand entryway at the new World Trade Center Tower One.

Jon’s wide range of talents and expertise have allowed him to excel in his career at McLaren. His empathy, compassion, and loyalty contribute to his immediate and future success in the engineering industry; as he is destine to be a strong leader in the engineering profession.

As one of Jon’s most important tasks to date, he performed emergency structural inspections on homes and buildings throughout Staten Island to determine the structural adequacy after Superstorm Sandy. Many of the buildings had significant wind and flood damage from the storm and were not safe for the occupants to return. Jon was able to provide an expert level of structural analysis in a quick and efficient manner, letting the families know if it was safe to return.

For the past 4 years, Jon has been working as Lead Project Engineer on the Main Entrance to the New World Trade Center Tower One. His structural engineering expertise has been paramount in the design and production of detailed shop and fabrication drawings for the cable net walls. Due to the tight deadlines, high profile location and the transparent nature of this type of specialty glass façade, there was no room for error. Mr. Skinner consistently provides this level of service on all of his projects; as such, he has been able to perform as the Lead engineer in the utmost capacity and to the satisfaction of the client.