Our Mission is to serve our clients by providing safe, cost effective engineering and project management solutions. We take pride in the ability to provide personalized, quality service in a timely manner. Our company has a reputation for impeccable work ethic, integrity, excellence, and strong industry knowledge.

As design personnel, we subscribe to the National Society of Professional Engineering Code of Ethics Canons.

Engineers, in the fulfillment of their professional duties, shall:

  • Hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public.
  • Perform services only in areas of their competence.
  • Issue public statements in an objective and truthful manner.
  • Act for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees.
  • Avoid deceptive acts.
  • Conduct themselves honorably, responsibly, ethically, and lawfully so as to enhance the honor, reputation, and usefulness of the profession.

1999 – with visions of engineering the future, Arseal began providing engineering design services to petrochemical companies.

2000 – while the client base expanded, Arseal’s services included Hazardous Area Classification drawings, control panel designs, PLC and HMI/SCADA control system programming and commissioning.

2004 – an increased demand for multi-year service contracts included projects such as upgrading complete control systems for 72 pumping stations. Using Arseal as a turn-key service provider (services including SCADA, communications, electrical design, project management, PLC programming and commissioning), the client upgraded the stations with the latest automation, communications, and HMI equipment.

2006 – clients now included pipelines, terminals, mines, manufacturing, and government fueling systems. In partnership with the DESC (DLA) and the terminal company, Arseal provided full EPC project services consisting of design, permitting, project and construction management, and commissioning of 4 DLA fuel terminals.

2008 – Arseal continued to grow in technical abilities and transitioned to 3D software. AutoDesk Plant 3D, Civil 3D, Advanced Steel 3D, and AutoCAD Electrical became the norm. Arc Flash power studies became a project requirement and Arseal began using EasyPower, SKM, and ETAP to meet the NFPA 70E demand.

2010 – our experienced staff of Mechanical, Electrical, Structural, Civil, and Automation engineering and design personnel began designing large scale pipeline expansion projects. Projects include greenfield and brown field gathering stations, tank farms, pumping stations, butane blending facilities, VCU/VRUs, measurement stations, remote valve sites for crude and refined products, such as:

  • East Houston Butane Expansion
  • Bridgetex Pipeline
  • Saddlehorn Pipeline
  • Kinder Morgan Crude and Condensate Pipeline
  • Epic Crude Oil Pipeline
  • Kinder Morgan/Plantation Pipeline 8RK Expansion

2018 to present – Arseal continues to grow the energy sector and is expanding into manufacturing, transportation, industrial, and government with the same commitment of excellence.

Today – Arseal has an experienced team of engineering and design professionals. Contact us so together we can work to engineer the future.

Arseal is certified in and remains actively involved in a number of local, state, and federal programs and organizations:

  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) Certified Georgia Minority Supplier
  • City of Atlanta certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Asian/Pacific Isl. American Business Enterprise (APABE)
  • Member of City of Atlanta’s Equal Business Opportunity (EBO)/Small Business Opportunity (SBO) program
  • Member of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce
  • American Petroleum Institute (API)
  • International Liquid Transporters Association (ILTA)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • ISNetworld – online contractor and supplier management platform (member since 2004)
  • National Compliance Management Services (NCMS) – pipeline safety audit/contractor monitoring for the oil & gas industry
  • Veriforce/Petroleum Education Council (PEC)
  • Certified to conduct business in multiple states

MEET OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

ROMULO (ROMY) C. LAKIP, Jr., PE

President / CEO
32 Years of Experience
BS in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology

Romy enjoys the continuous challenge of business development and solving engineering challenges.  He consciously strives to develop and maintain strong relationships with clients, coworkers, and peers. He consistently listens to the needs of clients and owners to ensure he meets the responsibility of being a good steward to deliver sound objective advice and keep his promises. Romy oversees the general engineering, operations and sales of the company and reviews quality assurance/quality controls processes.

EDITH LAKIP

Managing Partner / CFO
21 Years of Experience
Associates Degree in Accounting from Utah Valley State

Edith is one of the founding partners.  She is a key member of the executive leadership team.  Edith contributes to the growth of our company by overseeing the financial forecasting and planning, long term operational objectives, and budgeting.  In addition to her business expertise, Edith retains strong personal relations with employees and business partners.  She continually emphasizes values of trust, commitment and love of family and fellowman which makes Arseal a great place to work.

TAYLOR G. JIMENEZ, PE

Sr. Vice President, Engineering & Project Management
15 Years of Experience
BS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology

Taylor is responsible for overseeing all work performed in the engineering group, facilitating communication and cooperation between the various engineering departments with the goal of providing clients with the highest level of service.  He works with department managers to help develop personnel, create and implement efficient engineering and design processes, ensure quality deliverables, and push forward innovation within the group. He enjoys working directly with clients to help them find solutions to their problems and form strong, lasting partnerships with them.

NICHOLA BABER

Sr. Vice President of Business Operations
22 Years of Experience
MA Management & Corporate Governance from the University of Ulster

Nichola has been with Arseal since 2005 and oversees all financial and administrative operations in the organization. Prior to joining Arseal, she gained valuable international experience working in the Middle East and Asia as a management accountant. She brings an array of expertise in planning, directing, and coordinating company operations, ensuring the development and implementation of efficient strategies and cost-effective systems to meet current and future needs of the company. She is a Certified Management Accountant and a Certified Company Secretary.

JARED MARKHAM, PE
Manager, Project Management Office
12 Years of Experience
BS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology

Jared is an experienced engineer, project manager, and leader.  Driven by a desire to deliver exceptional customer satisfaction, he takes pride in providing the best engineering and project management possible.  As the manager of the Project Management Office, his goals include the on-time, on-budget completion of all projects.  He is a registered professional engineer and API 510 pressure vessel inspector.

GENOVEVA ARCHULETA
Manager, Automation Engineering
22 Years of Experience
BS in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology

Genoveva strives for engineering excellence on every project and to always be seeking continuous improvement.  She is determined to become the preferred solutions provider for every client.  By listening and putting the needs of our clients first, we can better align ourselves on providing innovative solutions to make every project objective successful.

JENNIFER HARVARD
Manager, Mechanical Engineering
11 Years of Experience
BS in Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology

Jennifer is a diligent team player, detail oriented, and driven to continuous improvement. She excels at communication both externally with the client and internally. In addition, she facilitates communication amongst her group and Arseal’s other disciplines for cohesive designs. Supporting the personnel in her group to perform with their best efficiency and consistent quality is one of her main focuses as a manager.

PAUL MALONE
Manager, Electrical Engineering
15 Years of Experience
BS in Electrical Engineering from Southern Polytechnic State University

Paul has served as a design engineer, project engineer and lead engineer on many multi-disciplinary projects. He values teamwork and coordination and recognizes the importance they play in any successful project. He participates in continuous learning to provide his clients with the latest, safest, and most economic solutions available.

CHRIS TYLER
Manager, Civil/Structural Engineering
12 Years of Experience
BS in Civil Engineering from University of Tennessee

Chris is a dedicated engineer who enjoys the new challenges encountered on each project. He uses his experience to guide him through new projects but strives to think outside the box. He approaches each assignment with the sole goal of catering to the customer’s needs. He values the relationships built with clients and finds validation in continued business. Chris leads the civil and structural engineering group with a focus on quality.

MEET OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

ROMULO (ROMY) C. LAKIP, Jr., PE

President / CEO
32 Years of Experience
BS in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology

Romy enjoys the continuous challenge of business development and solving engineering challenges.  He consciously strives to develop and maintain strong relationships with clients, coworkers, and peers. He consistently listens to the needs of clients and owners to ensure he meets the responsibility of being a good steward to deliver sound objective advice and keep his promises. Romy oversees the general engineering, operations and sales of the company and reviews quality assurance/quality controls processes.

EDITH LAKIP

Managing Partner / CFO
21 Years of Experience
Associates Degree in Accounting from Utah Valley State

Edith is one of the founding partners.  She is a key member of the executive leadership team.  Edith contributes to the growth of our company by overseeing the financial forecasting and planning, long term operational objectives, and budgeting.  In addition to her business expertise, Edith retains strong personal relations with employees and business partners.  She continually emphasizes values of trust, commitment and love of family and fellowman which makes Arseal a great place to work.

TAYLOR G. JIMENEZ, PE

Sr. Vice President, Engineering & Project Management
15 Years of Experience
BS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology

Taylor is responsible for overseeing all work performed in the engineering group, facilitating communication and cooperation between the various engineering departments with the goal of providing clients with the highest level of service.  He works with department managers to help develop personnel, create and implement efficient engineering and design processes, ensure quality deliverables, and push forward innovation within the group. He enjoys working directly with clients to help them find solutions to their problems and form strong, lasting partnerships with them.