Edward W. Hart started his career at Arora Engineers as the network administrator, but the allure of what his colleagues were doing with aviation engineering began to grow on him. It wasn’t long before he made the move.
“I wound up at the engineering firm and it had nothing to do with the aviation industry. Then once I got there and I started really exploring and understanding what everybody was doing there, and having a technology background, I really want to understand that a little bit better,” Hart said. “I became fond of the engineering process and what everyone was doing around me, especially in aviation, so I started to migrate into an engineering role.”
Hart worked a duel role in both IT and engineering until 2010 when he gave up his IT responsibilities.
“Once I got into the engineering side, I got my Registered Communications Distribution Designer from BICSI and was able to take over as the special systems discipline manager,” Hart recounted. He has been in the role ever since.
As the special systems discipline lead, Hart is responsible for providing oversight and direction for Arora’s special systems team, where he utilizes his training and over 13 years of experience with information technology systems and oversees multi-million-dollar network design projects for clients and agencies across the nation. Hart holds numerous professional certifications including Registered Communications Distribution Designer, CompTIA Security+, Digital Signage Certified Expert, and Crestron DigitalMedia Certified Designer 4K.
Currently, Hart is providing expertise for the $1.2 Billion Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal One Redevelopment Program. Hart is overseeing Arora’s team of special systems engineers responsible for design of the low voltage, electronic video information displays, common use systems, emergency mass notification, public address/audio paging system, visual dispatch and docking guidance systems, and visual paging.
His approach to systems integration led him to develop highly specialized project specifications for Terminal One, which facilitates communication between systems that have seldom been required to communicate prior, in order to yield an enhanced view of facility metrics and operations.
Hart said that while he enjoys the entire engineering process from design to construction, it’s seeing all the hard work pay off in a completed project that is his favorite part.