Joseph A. Cermola, Sr.

Mr. Joseph Cermola is Vice Chair of the Regional Water Authority. He is the president and founding partner of Cardinal Engineering Associates, Inc. His supervisory responsibilities cover problem analysis, proposals, special reports, cost estimating, surveying, design and construction supervision of Cardinal's civil engineering projects. Mr. Cermola has served as principal-in-charge of a majority of the major projects of the firm. These projects include work in East Haven, Hamden, Wolcott, New Haven, Middletown, Meriden and Danbury.

Mr. Cermola has overseen multiple projects for the State of Connecticut. He was a member of the State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors from 1976 to 1995 and served as chairman of the board from 1979 to 1995.

He attended Indiana Technical Institute and received his bachelor of science in civil engineering. He is also a registered professional engineer in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts, and a registered land surveyor in Connecticut.

Mr. Cermola is involved with the Connecticut Society of Professional Engineers, Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers, American Consulting Engineers Council, Water Pollution Control Federation, National Society of Professional Engineers and the Connecticut Association of Street and Highway Officials.