Michael has over 30 years of experience in project management, emergency preparedness and resilience, and environmental, health and safety stewardship. He has served as the Project Manager on many large-scale local, state, and federal resilience projects.
Michael served as a lead writer in developing pandemic response plans and other public health emergency plans on behalf of the Santa Clara County Public Health Department. He also served as the Planning Coordinator on the FEMA Region VII New Madrid Seismic Zone Catastrophic Earthquake Plan and received a commendation from the FEMA Region VII Administrator.
Michael has led multi-disciplinary teams in facilitating community resiliency working in a variety of critical infrastructure and key resource sectors. He is an accomplished author and researcher and has conducted over 250 discussion- and operations-based exercises to develop competencies in preparedness, response, recovery, and resilience.
As one of the most respected professional services providers in the world, Ross & Baruzzini is dedicated to supporting our clients in meeting their COVID-19 requirements during these unprecedented times. Regardless of the technology, security, communications, emergency preparedness or business continuity challenges your organization faces, our Team stands ready to support your needs. Learn more.
Effective Monday, March 16, Ross & Baruzzini and all of its subsidiaries will be instituting a remote work policy in order to protect our people and our clients. We are making this decision out of an abundance of caution to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus throughout our organization as well as in our homes and communities. Nothing is more important than the safety of all the fine people who work here and our valued clients that we treat as mission-critical.
We are a global company that executes complex, multi-disciplined projects as our normal course of business and it is our great fortune to have migrated our entire operation into a cloud computing solution. This allows us to continue to seamlessly provide consulting and engineering without interruption whatever the needs of our clients, regardless of the location of our people or your project.
You can be assured that during these challenging times our dedicated staff will do everything it can to continue to deliver the highest quality services to you and support your operations in the safest and most efficient way.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]
In preparation for the COVID-19 crisis, our Ross & Baruzzini Medical Equipment Team worked with Yale New Haven Health – Bridgeport Hospital to secure a 32 bed temporary facility. Our strong connections in the medical equipment planning industry allowed us to have the temporary facility tent delivered and set in place in less than a week from the original request. Working in conjunction with Anne Diamond, President of Yale New Haven Health – Bridgeport Hospital, and Beachview Logistics, the temporary facility is up and running and ready to manage the anticipated patient surge.
“I have worked with Anne over the last 15 years on multiple projects for different health systems and consider her to be one of the true innovators in healthcare. When Anne reached out with the need to find a solution for a temporary tent hospital I was able to use my connections to help make this happen. Working with my friends at Beachview Logistics, the tent was delivered, and up in running in a very short timeframe.” Scott Vinson, Ross & Baruzzini | Medical Equipment Managing Principal.
Bridgeport Hospital is a not-for-profit general medical and surgical hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut. It is a member of Yale New Haven Health System and affiliated with Yale School of Medicine.
Ross & Baruzzini Medical Equipment has planned and implemented some of the largest healthcare projects in the world. We are committed to providing comprehensive and objective medical equipment planning, procurement and installation management services. Our comprehensive services include:
Equipment Master Planning
Planning, Design and Construction Coordination
Installation and Relocation Management
Our approach to every engagement is putting our equipment KNOWLEDGE IN ACTION.
Ross & Baruzzini is pleased to announce the appointment of aviation industry veteran Chris Runde as principal consultant. His insight and experience will help clients solve their most complex business challenges while balancing innovation with tangible solutions.
“Over the past 15 years, Chris has developed trusted relationships across the aviation industry and a track record of delivering exceptional technical and strategic solutions,” said Michael Zoia, director of aviation. “His focus on innovation and keen awareness of the safety and security issues facing airports will enable us to build upon our leading position in the field.”
Providing leadership in the aviation industry for more than 15 years, Runde launched and directed the Airport Innovation Accelerator for the American Association of Airport Executives, a hub for airports, innovators, government leaders, and industry partners to advance innovative solutions in aviation. Before that, he led the government and transportation vertical for a venture-based security software company and served as a Federal employee at the Transportation Security Administration leading numerous critical initiatives including the Screening Gateway, ACIS (airport biometric credentialing), insider threat mitigation, and the first deployment of PreCheck as a core member of the risk-based Security team.
“Ross & Baruzzini is at the forefront of security technologies and operational consulting and I look forward to being part of this high-performance team where I can continue to follow my passion in emerging technology as a trusted thought leader for our clients and partners,” said Chris.
Runde holds a bachelor’s of science in system engineering from the University of Virginia.
Ross & Baruzzini: 35+ Years of Aviation Experience
Ross & Baruzzini’s experience in aviation technology consulting and engineering spans 35+ years and more than 250 airports around the globe. In 2017, it acquired CAGE, a leading aviation baggage handling consultant in the U.S. Together with CAGE, Ross & Baruzzini has earned a reputation for innovation and for delivering forward-thinking solutions that meet the creative vision of its clients.
About Ross & Baruzzini, Inc.
Founded in St. Louis in 1953, Ross & Baruzzini is an international technology consulting and engineering firm continually ranked among the top companies in the nation. It provides advanced solutions in the healthcare, government, higher education, transportation and mission-critical sectors. With more than 400 employees, Ross & Baruzzini executes projects in 30 countries. Ross & Baruzzini operates from its headquarters in Saint Louis and maintains regional offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Kansas City, Miami, New Haven, New York, Seattle and Mexico City.