Our Team

Mr. Pfisterer is one of M&J’s Senior Vice Presidents. He has over 27 years of professional experience in project and construction management. Mr. Pfisterer’s expertise in and emphasis on planning, cost management, quality management, constructability, value engineering methods, safety and team building has brought numerous projects from the conceptual phase to completion. For the past 22 years, he was with MTA Bridges and Tunnels, where he took on ever increasingly challenging roles, and eventually became the Facility Engineer at the Queens Midtown Tunnel, where he oversaw both the capital and major maintenance programs. Over the past decade, Mr. Pfisterer was responsible for expending the capital and major maintenance programs to cover more repairs and replacement projects at the QMT than had been undertaken in over a decade. During his tenure with MTAB&T, he not only managed everyday construction activity’s but directed the efforts on groundbreaking new technologies such as the introduction of EZ Pass, LED lighting, fiber optics, and in-tunnel wireless communications; he was also involved in the recovery efforts for two major catastrophic events: 9/11 and Superstorm Sandy. He managed the Super Storm Sandy Restoration at the QMT and subsequent Rehabilitation of the Tunnel Walls, Roadways and Manhattan Exit Plaza, a long-term, $270 million project that included repairs and replacement of the Tunnel’s ceiling tiles, roadway, lighting systems, duct systems, and much more. He also oversaw the comprehensive Facility Wide Electrical Upgrade and Ventilation Buildings Switchgear and Motor Control Center Replacement and prior to that he oversaw the Exhaust Fan Replacement. This large-scale project’s primary goal was to improve the tunnel’s ventilation system as related to fire protocol and response time. Additionally, he managed the Pump Rehabilitation and Roadway Drainage System project.
Mr Pfisterer’s belief in the team approach has been realized on numerous successful projects. Core to that belief is his underlying understanding of how to implement project controls, define roles and responsibilities and develop open communication. Lastly, his electrical engineering background and project manager skills were united when he was promoted to Deputy Director of Electrical, Mechanical, and Commissioning Groups at MTAB&T Headquarters in 2016. While at the MTA, he received numerous awards such as the September 11 and EZ Pass Commendation Awards, QMT Toll Booth Installation Commendation Award, and the Video Award for Authority-Wide Project Summary. Prior to his career at the MTA, Mr. Pfisterer worked at Burns and Roe Enterprises, an engineering consulting firm, and Satellite Transmission Systems. He formally held a top secret clearance and worked on research & development projects.

Mr. Pfisterer is an invaluable asset to the M&J team not only for his knowledge of tunnel systems and crisis and project management skills but his overall technical expertise.

Bio

Education
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Pratt Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science, St. John’s University
Community Activities
  • Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI)