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John Roach

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4345 Barharbor Drive
Lake in the Hills, Illinois, United States


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John D. Roach, Lake in the Hills, IL;;

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 has done 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 along with extensive blogs
about photography.

Mr. Roach expects to be certified as a Pro Photographer through New York Institute of
Photography and receive Basic Certification from by end of 2011.

Mr. Roach is writing more going forward and publishing soon.

Mr. Roach was 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.

Currently, Mr. Roach is a member of the Coalition of Photographic Arts in Milwaukee
along with several photography groups. He is also a Docent for the Milwaukee
Symphony Orchestra Children's Concerts.

In 2011, Mr. Roach launch his photography website and blog and is very active in
several photography groups:

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

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Operations and Maintenance Management, Chapter 36
  • Indoor Air Quality and Maintenance
  • Deco Wedding of the Year
  • The Roaring 20s at Tommy Gun's Garage
  • Poetry

  • They Came Thundering
  • Over the Rose