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BNP Associates, Inc.
Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary!

designers | planners | engineers

Published on February 23, 2021


In 1971, three young engineers, Morty Breier, Arnold Neidle and Ric Patrone, saw a market need for an independent consultancy for the budding air cargo industry. From a humble basement office in Stamford, Connecticut, these ambitious three formed BNP Associates, Inc. imbued with an ethos to provide their clients with innovative design services of exceptional quality. Today, BNP is a worldwide practice with close to 100 talented staff across nine global offices performing projects in more than 40 countries on six continents. The incredible growth and success of BNP is owed to staying true to the ethos set by our founders 50 years ago. This ethos is demonstrated every day as nearly 80% of our business is from past clients and by our continual growth and expansion into new markets.

We are proud to be recognized as one of the world leaders in our specialized field. We work on projects of all sizes, ranging from some of the largest material handling systems in the world to one-week studies to improve a single aspect of a client’s operations. We are not a jack of all trades company; our focus on logistics systems and airport baggage handling, air cargo, passenger screening and apron services means we are true experts in these fields. With 50 years and thousands of specialized projects completed, BNP will continue to always deliver the best results in our specialty industry for years and decades to come.

Company History

Of our commitment and service.

BNP opens its doors 1979

1971

Breier Neidle Patrone opens its doors.

Cargo design at Singapore Changi Airport

1974

BNP starts masterplan for SATS cargo and designs AFT1 and AFT4 at Singapore Changi Airport, one of the most successful air cargo hubs in the world.

Cargo Terminal at Sydney Airport

1976

BNP designs Qantas cargo terminal at Sydney Airport.

Cargo Terminal at Hong Kong Airport

1981

BNP designs Hactl cargo terminal at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport.

Chicago Masterplan

1982

BNP designs the Chicago O’Hare Terminal 1 baggage system for United Airlines.

BNP 1983 Drafting Table

1983

BNP adopts computerized drafting.

Port Authority old logo

1984

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey retains BNP for an on-call contract.

FedEx Newark metroplex hub

1985

FedEx opens the Newark metroplex hub designed by BNP.

JFK's Saarinen terminal building

1988

BNP designs TWA’s new baggage handling systems at what is now JFK’s historic Saarinen Terminal.

Denver Terminal

1990

The city and county of Denver retains BNP to develop baggage handling system concepts for the new airport. BNP recommends against the DCV system that was subsequently implemented by the city resulting in the delay of the airport opening and substantial increase in operating costs.

Seoul’s new Incheon Airport

1994

BNP designs the baggage system for Terminal 1 at Seoul’s new Incheon Airport.

BNP new logo in 1995

1995

Company name officially changes from Breier Neidle Patrone to BNP.

BNP opens new office in Denver

1995

BNP opens its Denver office.

Ric Patrone profile

1996

Last founding partner Ric Patrone retires.

The first ICS based system in Asia designed by BNP

1997

BNP begins design on the BHS for the new Terminal 3 at Singapore Changi Airport. The first ICS based system in Asia goes into operation in 2008.

United Airlines boarding bridge

1999

BNP forms its Apron Services Division and United Airlines awards BNP a contract to design passenger boarding bridges throughout its domestic network.

Newark terminal B

2000

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey retains BNP to assist with the expansion of Terminal B at Newark Liberty International Airport.

EDS machine

2002

BNP starts the design of numerous hold baggage screening systems and is selected to design and implement major screening systems at BOS, JFK, EWR, MIA, TPA, ORD, LAX, SFO, SEA, DTW, to name a few.

Beijing ICS System

2003

BNP starts design on some of the largest ICS-based baggage systems in the world – Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 3 and Seoul Incheon International Airport with a combined value of approx. $500 million USD.

DOH new airport

2005

BNP begins services at the new Doha Airport with a peer review contract. This contract expands to include the design and implementation of baggage systems, air cargo systems, and aircraft maintenance hangar systems for the following 10+ years.

BNP Singapore Office

2007

BNP opens its first overseas office in Singapore to service our growing business in Asia.

2008 Revit screenshot

2008

BNP’s first project utilizing Revit software.

LGA baggage handling system

2009

Delta Airlines retains BNP to design, update, and expand LaGuardia’s baggage handling system.

Copenhagen Airport Overview

2011

Copenhagen Airport retains BNP to design and monitor the implementation of a baggage system redevelopment program to optimize capacity and performance of the system by 50% within the same building footprint.

Dubai Airport

2012

BNP opens its Dubai office to service our growing business in the region.

Hong Kong Cargo Terminal in 2013

2013

BNP designs Cathay Pacific’s 2.5-million-ton cargo terminal at Hong Kong International Airport. This is the largest cargo terminal built on the planet in the last 20 years and is one of seven air cargo facilities in Hong Kong designed by BNP.

Hong Kong City Overview

2015

BNP opens its Hong Kong office.

Claim Device Simulation

2015

BNP opens its Dallas office where the expanded simulation group is located.

Tampa Airport

2016

BNP opens its Tampa office to service our clients in Florida and LATAM.

BNP's 30th ICS BHS

2017

BNP designs its 30th ICS-based baggage handling system.

Singapore Overview

2018

BNP begins designing the baggage system for Terminal 5 at Singapore Changi Airport.

Overview of London

2019

BNP opens its London office to service our growing European client base.

social distancing reclaim

2020

BNP addresses technologies for social distancing and baggage sterilization.

BNP 50th Anniversary Logo

2021

BNP opens its office in Shenzhen China to service our growing business in China.

BNP 50th Anniversary Logo

2021

BNP celebrates our 50th Anniversary!

Our Staff

As knowledge based consultants, our staff are our most important asset. Like BNP, many have been around for a
very long time with a combined experience of more than 1,000 years! Join us in celebrating the incredible longevity of our staff’s tenure with BNP.

Over 30 Years of Service

Mecartney
Dave MecartneyPresident
LaPorta
Steve LaPortaVice President
Roland
Bill RolandProject Director
Triantafilidis
Nick TriantafilidisProject Director

Over 25 Years of Service

Breier
Damien BreierVice President
Cochran
Terry CochranProject Director
Jennings
Tom JenningsProject Director
Breingan
Graham BreinganSenior Project Manager
Head
Alex HeadSenior Project Manager
Lecker
Jay LeckerAdministrative
Mastrondardi
Frank MastronardiSenior Designer

Over 20 Years of Service

Brown-Daly
Michelle Brown-DalyProject Director
Trudeau
Cal TrudeauProject Director
Bassette
Don BassetteSenior Project Manager
Mancini
Maurice ManciniSenior Project Manager
Basiak
Magda BasiakSenior Designer
Scholl
Kelly SchollSenior Designer

Over 15 Years of Service

Rosbergen
Felix RosbergenProject Director
Whitehead
John WhiteheadProject Director
Rizvi
Atif RizviAssociate Director
Wolvin
Chris WolvinAssociate Director
Sattler
Dave SattlerSenior Project Manager
Lucier
Rob LucierSenior Designer
Wells
Rob WellsSenior Designer

Over 10 Years of Service

Oon
Benedict OonProject Director
Lastra
Reinaldo LastraAssociate Director
Liow
Raymond LiowAssociate Director
Langston
Beau LangstonSenior Project Manager
Lensing
Anthony LensingSenior Project Manager
Nica
Marius NicaSenior Project Manager
Royston
Jimmy RoystonSenior Project Manager
Liew
Hwai Chyuan LiewProject Engineer
Pouch
Brad PouchDesigner
Torres
Daniel TorresDraftsperson

Over 5 Years of Service

Eric MillerProject Director
Asher DavidAssociate Director
Heiko SeimSenior Project Manager
Casey SmithSenior Project Manager
Jared BaldwinAdministrative
Jennifer BacaProject Manager
Mitch EllingsonProject Manager
Zachary EwersProject Manager
Jiang Hong WeiProject Manager
Weng Kheong ChewProject Manager
Adrian LewisProject Manager
Keith OngProject Manager
Nicole StarkProject Manager
Stephen SisonProject Manager
Filip StojkavikProject Manager
Shafin TauhidProject Manager
Varun ToshniwalProject Manager
Jon WongProject Manager
Wanlu ChiProject Engineer
Garrett DaltonProject Engineer
Mike GiammariaProject Engineer
Inas ShantiProject Engineer
Kyle ZalmstraProject Engineer
Suan Looi GohDesigner
Alan PierceDesigner
Stephanie ShortDesigner
Justin VoyeDesigner
Low Wei HaoDesigner
Rodrigo Das FloresDraftsperson
Shane MerrillDraftsperson

*BNP’s management (Director Level and above) has an average tenure with the company of 26 years.