“I enjoy the variety of challenges we encounter, which can range from solving connection and support needs to managing a tensile project throughout its lifespan, starting as an idea and materializing as a new iconic building, bridge, or canopy structure.“
Meet Matthew: After attaining a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from the University of Connecticut, Matt held various management roles in the Municipal Utilities industry. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Connecticut and has worked as Ronstan’s Eastern US Sales Engineering Manager for 12 years. Outside of his role at Ronstan, Matthew also enjoys golfing, boating, and telling really dry jokes.
Why Ronstan? Ronstan Tensile Architecture is unique in the industry. We manufacture stainless steel components ourselves as well as represent other manufacturers’ products in both stainless steel and carbon steel, allowing us to offer the best selection at the fairest price for any specific application. We partner with our customers: assisting them in selecting the right product, supplying the highest quality materials, and assuring delivery of what has been specified. In addition, we can provide engineering services and site assistance during installation.
Some of the projects I’ve been proud to be involved with during my time at Ronstan include the famous hanging gardens at Perez Art Museum in Miami, the World Trade Center Freedom Tower, and the National Zoological Park at Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.
When in a project’s timeline should the architect, engineer, or contractor contact RTA? The best time to contact Ronstan Tensile Architecture on any given project is during the early design stage with the architect or engineer. This will allow for the best product specification for any given application. Sometimes, a contractor is our first contact on a project. Ideally, contractors should contact us during the bidding process rather than after they are awarded the contract. This eliminates any confusion or price variation from what they carried during the bidding stage.