Delco Professional Engineers Honors Two Outstanding Engineers at 2022 Banquet – Delco Times

CONCORD – The Delco Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers has announced that Fred Pondo, PE, has been chosen as the 2022 Engineer of the Year. The award is given annually to a nominee who resides or is employed in Delaware County or southern Chester County, and is evaluated against rigorous criteria, including professional achievement and community contributions.

Pondo is an accomplished professional with over 40 years of experience in all phases of business and engineering. Currently Principal Engineer for Pondo Associates, LLC (founded 2004); Pondo has been a general manager of small and medium enterprises.

Few licensed professional engineers have such a broad and diverse background. A “fast-track” engineer for BP Oil, Pondo rose from refinery engineer to president of Kaldair USA under the umbrella of BP companies. While at BP, he assembled and led teams of experts negotiating BP’s interest in major refining and marketing projects, including the acquisition of a $4 billion refining and marketing complex. dollars in East Germany, and a joint study with experts from the Soviet Union to explore the upgrading of the Soviet Union. downstream enterprise, from the state to the free market economy.

His current practice is to support other engineering firms with his expertise in structural and civil engineering and facilities management.

A graduate of Lehigh University (BS Civil, 1975), Pondo holds a dual degree from Widener University, an MS Structural Eng and an MBA (1979). Pondo is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Pennsylvania.

When he was not running his consulting practice, Pondo devoted many hours helping Nativity BVM Catholic Church, Media, teach, mentor and renovate the 150-year-old parish center and 70-year-old primary school. . He also made trips to Sainte-Croix to work on local diocesan schools. Pondo resides in Media with Mary, his wife of 40 years. They have two adult children in Jenny and Beth.
The Delaware County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers also announced that Eric Johnson, PE has been named the 2022 Young Engineer of the Year. The award is given annually to a nominee who is a licensed or professional engineer, under the age of 35, and who resides or is employed in Delaware County or southern Chester County. Applicants are evaluated based on a list of criteria, including professional accomplishments and contributions to the community.
Johnson, a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania and Delaware, is a project engineer with Pennoni Associates, serving the municipal division.

He graduated in 2011 from Drexel University with a BS in Civil Engineering, he additionally took evening classes and obtained an MS in Engineering Management in 2019, also from Drexel.
Along with Pennoni, he is an engineer for the boroughs of Narberth and Swarthmore, an assistant engineer for the township of Springfield, and a zoning officer for the borough of Conshohocken.

Johnson is also involved in the community, recently mentoring an eighth grader from a local Philadelphia school through the nationally recognized Spark mentorship program.
Johnson resides in Nether Providence Township with his wife Lauren and two young children.
Eric Johnson and Fred Pondo will both be recognized at the National Engineers Week celebration at a banquet on Thursday, February 24 at the Concordville Inn, 780 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills. For reservations, contact Mike Ciocco at 610-532-2884, [email protected], or register online at

The Delaware County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE) also announced that it will be honoring Eric Johnson, PE as the “2022 Young Engineer of the Year.” (PHOTO SUBMITTED)

Clifton Heights is hosting an e-bike and shredding event on Saturday

The Boroughs of Clifton Heights and Aldan will help their residents protect their privacy and the environment during an e-bike and shredding event, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, January 22, at Clifton Heights Borough Hall , 30 S. Springfield Rd. Residents of boroughs may be asked to show identification.
Accepted electronic devices include televisions, monitors, desktop and laptop computers, printers and other peripherals, CD/DVD players, audio equipment, game consoles, cell phones and more. For security reasons, donors are requested to delete all personal data and perform a factory reset if possible. For more information, call Clifton Heights Borough Hall at 610-623-1000.

Lansdowne Friends School announces school principal

Lansdowne Friends School has announced the appointment of Eric Mayer as Principal of the school, effective July 19. According to a press release, Mayer’s character, extensive educational experience, leadership skills and deep commitment to the school’s mission made him the best choice. .
Prior to his nine-year stint as principal of St. Stephens School in Rome, Italy, Mayer served Westtown School for 20 years as a teacher, chair of the religion department and school principal. superior.
For more information about Lansdowne Friends School, visit

Linvilla Orchards celebrates National Pie Day

Linvilla Orchards will be celebrating National Pie Day by offering a variety of pies, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday January 22 and Sunday January 23. All pies will be $5 off.

For over 50 years, Linvilla Orchards Bakery has been baking pies for the community. With over 40 different flavors ranging from Dutch Apple Crumb to Cherry Vanilla; there is something to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. Linvilla Orchards is at 37 West Knowlton Road, Middletown. For more information, call 610-876-7116 or visit

White Horse Village launches personal coaching program

White Horse Village in Edgmont Township recently launched a self-care program for residents using ElliQ®, the first-ever empathetic care companion robot designed to empower seniors to live healthy, engaged and connected lives at home , mitigating the effects of loneliness and social life. isolation.

Intuition Robotics, the creator of ElliQ, selected White Horse Village to participate in a crucial pilot program due to the community’s cutting-edge and technological reputation. Residents participating in the trial receive a free ElliQ and access to a wellness coach and concierge services.
ElliQ is a voice-activated tabletop assistant that encourages a healthier and more active lifestyle. Designed for seniors, ElliQ offers various activities, entertains and helps users manage and improve their health and well-being. For more information, visit

A delegation of 2,000 locals heads to DC on Friday for the annual March for Life

A delegation of approximately 2,000 people from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will participate in the annual March for Life in Washington, DC on Friday, January 21, to promote respect for all human life, from conception to natural death. The Philadelphia delegation includes a strong representation from parishes and high schools in the archdiocese, as well as parish and regional Catholic elementary schools.

This year marks the 49th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton of the United States Supreme Court in 1973 which legalized abortion nationwide.

March for Life activities will begin with an opening Mass for the faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia participating in the March for Life at 10 a.m. at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The main celebrant and preacher will be Bishop John J. McIntyre, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia.

The March for Life 2022 rally will take place at noon on the grounds of the Washington Monument. After Mass, participants from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will gather in front of the Smithsonian Institute Building located at Jefferson Drive and 12th Street and begin the march around 1 p.m.

For information on the march or available seats, visit the Office for Life and Family website at -21/ or contact the office directly at 215-587-0500.

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