Craig after completing his second Half Iron Man, the Waterman Triathlon in Rock Hall, MD!
Craig G. Malesic, PE, LC, PMP, serves as a project manager and electrical engineer for JDB Engineering and a lighting design specialist for JDB Illumination. A graduate of Drexel University with a BS in electrical and computer engineering, he has two decades of experience in the A/E/C industry. Craig is a licensed electrical engineer, certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI), and Lighting Certified by the National Council of Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP). Additionally, he holds the 10-hour OSHA training certification. Previously, Craig owned a lighting design and electrical contracting firm, even appearing on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
Craig loves a good challenge in life, and tends to find things that push his limits, yet have an element of technology as a distraction. So what makes him happy? Blending technology, artistic expression, and problem solving!
As evidenced by the photo above, Craig is active in Triathlon and Triathlon-related sports. He has a 5-year goal of completing a full Iron Man, and he’s already completed several half Iron Mans. Currently, Craig is working toward completing a 10.5 mile swim and full marathon. Although Craig doesn’t consider himself naturally athletic, he loves the challenge that the sport offers. And yes, it can be quite technical with gadgets, equipment, and technique.
Craig resides in Harrisburg with Melissa, his wife, Carter, their son, and Isabelle, their daughter.
In the Profession
Craig is active with the Keystone Chapter of the Project Management Institute, where he is a former board member, former Risk Management Officer and past Coordinator for the York Branch. He also previously served on the board of directors for Independent Electrical Contractors, where he served as a Year 2 Instructor for their federally-recognized apprentice program.
In the Community
Craig is Cub Master of Cub Scout Pack 23 in Harrisburg, PA and regularly volunteers in a Catholic Prison Ministry program at Dauphin County Corrections. He’s also a past volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.
Favorite Project Experiences
Although Craig’s been involved with all types of projects from all different aspects — designer, lighting specialist, project manager, contractor – three stand out. One is the Wills Wharf tower in Baltimore, which featured a unique challenge in the coordination of the technology systems like speaker, IT, and fire alarm. The Sand Lot in Baltimore offered the interesting challenge of creating lighting for a temporary outdoor environment. And a global customer center for a Fortune 500 company allowed Craig to create unique lighting schemes and controls for the company to highlight its products to customers and potential customers.
An accomplished speaker, Craig has presented to many organizations, including the National Facilities Management & Technology Expo (NFMT), American Institute of Architects – Central PA Chapter, Project Management Institute (multiple chapters/branches), Illuminating Engineering Society, and Independent Electrical Contractors. He has also served both as adjunct faculty and guest lecturer with HACC – Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.
His presentation topics include:
News About Craig
Craig is also an avid writer, and has contributed a number of thought leadership pieces to JDB Engineering’s blog, including:
Pedestrian Lighting: A Case Study (Part 1)