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Joseph Capotosta, PE

Project Manager

Joe Capotosta is a project manager and expert in mechanical design and engineering for industrial, chemical, power, commercial and educational facilities. His passion for problem-solving shines through in the projects he delivers:  “I love solving a client’s problems—whether they are engineering or design-build challenges. At the end of a project, it’s really rewarding to look back and see that you helped create something that improves the quality of life for workers and residents. I love being a part of that process.” Joe's knowledge of piping design and equipment spec­i­fi­ca­tion and layout has led to the delivery of numerous successful facilities, including helping a western U.S. power plant reduce plant reduce emissions and partnering with Ohio State University to design and build an alternative rubber pilot processing facility.

Why CDM Smith? Being a privately held and employee-owned firm is a big deal to me. It allows CDM Smith to do business differently than our competitors, to always put our clients first. 

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Which one of CDM Smith’s core values do you identify with most and why? Integrity, because I believe doing the right thing is important. It’s great that CDM Smith is a firm that wants to do the right thing, even when it might not always be the easiest way.

What does “listen. think. deliver” mean to you? It means being a leader in technical consulting and solving our clients’ most challenging problems by listening to issues, brain­storm­ing as a group and delivering solutions the right way. 

What are your 3 non-work passions? When I’m not at work, I can be found spending time with friends and family, including venturing to the beach with my wife and two boys. I also like to coach and play basketball; I volunteer as an assistant varsity coach at a local high school.

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So many other firms are commodity-based, but I believe CDM Smith stands out with our excellence and shared commitment.
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Joe played shooting guard for Grove City College’s basketball team.  He helped lead the team to a conference cham­pi­onship his junior year and was a team captain his senior year.

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