Mr. Leistner has worked at Koenig Iron Works, Inc. since 1972, and has held the position of President since August 1979. He is a graduate of C.W. Post College where he earned a B.S. degree in science. Mr. Leistner has over 40 years of experience in all phases of construction, including an extensive background in the estimation, design, fabrication, and erection of structural and miscellaneous steel.
Mr. Leistner is an owner and managing member of several real estate development companies, and also serves on the Board of Directors of Nathan’s Famous Inc., a publicly held food service, real estate, and franchising company.
Ms. Ross has been employed as Vice President Structural Steel Division for Koenig Iron Works, Inc. since 1998. She has over 40 years of structural steel detailing experience. Prior to her employment at Koenig, Ms. Ross was owner and President of Ross Structural Presentations, Inc., a structural steel detailing firm which she founded in 1985. In this position, Ms. Ross capitalized on her skills in detailing commercial buildings, hospitals, schools, churches, private residences, bridges, and theaters. Previous to this, Ms. Ross also worked for a steel fabricator in Connecticut where she detailed steel for fabrication of bulkheads and structural steel framing for submarines. She has expertise in all types of structural steel construction including both new and renovation projects.
Mr. Morisset has been in charge of Operations for Koenig Iron Works, Inc. since December 2009, and has been working for the company as a project manager since 2005. He graduated from the University of Quebec in 1998 where he earned a B.S. degree in engineering. Mr. Morisset has over 15 years of experience in building construction including estimating, design, fabrication, and erection of structural and miscellaneous metals.
Mr. Morisset previously worked as a project manager for steel companies in the New York metropolitan area where he managed highly-regarded projects across the North East. He also worked as a field engineer, estimator, and a sales coordinator earlier in his career.
Mr. Piwnicki has been employed as Director Miscellaneous Metals for Koenig Iron Works, Inc. since 2000. He has over 35 years of experience in the construction industry and has worked on many high profile building projects in New York City and Chicago. Prior to joining Koenig, Mr. Piwnicki served as Chief Draftsman for several firms, most notably 10 years at Titan Ornamental Iron Works in Chicago, and five years at American Stair Corporation in Chicago. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Chicago Circle, with a Bachelor of Architecture degree in Architectural Design. Mr. Piwnicki has expertise in all types of miscellaneous metal, low-rise stairs, high-rise stairs, and ornamental stairs.
Mr. Paralkar has been employed by Koenig Iron Works, Inc. since 1986 and has held the position of Chief Estimator since 2003. He is a graduate of the University of Bombay, Mumbai, India with a B.S. in civil engineering, and an M.S. in engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ. Mr. Paralkar has over 32 years of experience in estimating and budgeting projects of all sizes and is well versed in preparing project budgets from concept to completion. He has a proven track record in developing and maintaining long-term relationships with clients and general contractors throughout the New York metropolitan area. Prior to Koenig, Mr. Paralkar worked as an engineer at City and Industrial Development Corporation, located in New Bombay, India, where he was involved in the budget and construction process for the company’s Satellite City project of New Mumbai from 1981 to 1985.
Mr. Ryan has been employed as Head Blacksmith at Koenig Iron Works since 1998. Mr. Ryan’s journey in the decorative metal arts began in 1984, at the age of 20, when he moved from Boston to Great Britain to pursue a traditional apprenticeship in the ancient craft of Blacksmithing. After gaining a broad range of training from the industrial forges of Sheffield, to significant restoration projects that included work on the iconic ironwork at Hampton Court Palace, London, he later traveled to France to further his training in architectural ironwork. Mr. Ryan is experienced in the application of a wide spectrum of metals, both ferrous and non ferrous, by forging, sand casting, or other metalworking techniques, to create complex and unique decorative and artistic metalwork such as stair and balcony railings, estate gates, lighting fixtures, and metal furniture in any architectural style desired and in a variety of finishes.