4345 Barharbor Drive
Lake in the Hills, Illinois, United States
Home page: http://www.jdroachphotography.com
John D. Roach, Lake in the Hills, IL
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Mr. Roach is recently retired and pursuing a passion for Photography, Travel, Short Story and speciality non-fiction writing. John was a Consultant, Writer and Executive experienced in history, literature, architecture, facilities and property management, leasing, engineering and construction, operation, maintenance, temperature control and energy management. Mr. Roach holds an MBA, Southern California University for Professional Studies, 1999; 4.0/4.0 GPA; BBA, Southern California University for Professional Studies, 1996, 4.0/4.0 GPA (both through distance learning programs); He is Certified as a Real Property Administrator (RPA) and is a graduate of U. S. Naval Nuclear Power School, Leadership School and Instructor School. Mr. Roach is also licensed as Real Estate Salesperson, Illinois; Stationary Engineer, City of Chicago; Chief Power Plant Engineer, Illinois. Mr. Roach is President of JDR Associates, providing consulting and writing services to industry.
Prior to starting his own business, Mr. Roach was Director of Facilities at St. Alexius Medical Center, Hoffman Estate, Illinois for 2 year; Director of Support Services and Owner\\\'s Agent for Construction Expanion at Fort Memorial Hospital, Fort Healthcare, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin for 8 years; Director, Facilities and Engineering, Michael Reese Hospital and Grant Hospital, in Chicago, Illinois for 3 years. He also Engineering Manager at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke\'s Medical Center for 3 years.
Prior to these healthcare positions Mr. Roach was a property manager that opened a 40 story building and operated the real estate management company responsible for a large multi-building corporate office complex. Earlier in his career, Mr. Roach was engineering and energy manager for all of Continental Banks Chicago properties and held project management positions in high profile construction management firms.
Mr. Roach served ten years in the U. S. Navy and traveled extensively including two tours of duty in Vietnam during the war.
Prior to joining the U. S. Navy, Mr. Roach received an extensive liberal arts education while a seminarian in a Jesuit Seminary. He graduated from Chula Vista High School after attending many schools throughout the United States since his father was a career Navy Officer.
Mr. Roach is extremely proud of two awards that include: 1997, Excellence in Engineering Award for Design. Installation of an Integrated Energy Management System for Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center designed to increase operational efficiency; and in 1988, First Place Performance Award for Energy Retrofit Design at Continental National Bank Association, including chilller retrofit, variable pumping and variable air system upgrades, and lighting retrofits that cost $1.5 million to implement and presented a 3 year payback.
Mr. Roach was a frequent speaker and has given the following notable talks: 1996, Commercial Office Buildings Ventilation systems, Ashrae Seminar (Atlanta Summer Meeting); 1994, Recycling at Corporetum Office Campus, Illinois Recycling Council Seminar; 1994, Operation and Maintenance Program Development, Illinois Chapter -- ASHRAE Seminar; 1992, Maintenance and Indoor Air Quality, Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings Seminar; 1991, Spoke on and Co-Author Operation and Maintenance Management, ASHRAE Handbook, HVAC Applications; 1990, Maintenance and Commissioning, ASHRAE Seminar (New York Winter Meeting); 1989, DDC and Plant Operation, Illinois Chapter -- ASHRAE Seminar.
Mr. Roach is a member of:
Building Owners and Managers Institute
Society of Property Professionals,
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.
Association of Facilities Engineers
Association of Energy Engineers.
Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings
National Fire Protection Association.
National Association of Plant Engineering
Chicago Chief Engineers Association.
Mr. Roach's publications include: They Came Thundering, THE VINYARD, Jesuit Seminary Press, Spring, 1965 (a poem);
Over the Rose, THE OWL, Unversity of Santa Clara, Spring 1966, Literary Quarterly, University of Santa Clara (a poem);
Chapter 36, Operations and Maintenance Management, AHSRAE APPLICATIONS HANDBOOK, 1991, (co-authored);
Indoor Air Quality and Maintenance, CHICAGO COMMITTEE ON HIGH RISE BUILDINGS, Seminar Publications by CCHRB, 1992;
Deco Wedding of the Year, Chicago Art Deco Society, Winter 1992/1993;
The Roaring 20s at Tommy Gun's Garage, Chicago Art Deco Society, Summer 1994;
System Commissioning Discussion, HPAC (Heating/Piping/AirConditioning), April 1996, Pention Publishing, Cleveland, Ohio.
Mr. Roach is currently working on a series of short stories related to his U.S. Navy experiences; also he is developing the content for starting a blog related to retirement topics, and finalizing travel related articles associated with recent trips.
Mr. Roach expects to be certified as a Pro Photographer through New York Institute of Photography and receive Basic Certification from BetterPhoto.com by end of 2011.
Mr. Roach is writing more going forward and publishing soon.
Mr. Roach currently is involved in the Elgin Area Camera Club, Crystal Lake Camera Club, Algonquin Area Writers Group, and volunteers from time to time with Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, and Elgin Boys and Girls Club.
In 2011, Mr. Roach launch his photography website and blog: www.jdroachphotography.com
Interests: Photography, Travel Writing, Fiction, and non-fiction about retirement, music, art deco, architecture, history and other speciality topics of interest such as U.S. Navy, energy topics, and facility management.
Published writer: Yes