Michael Riola, PE

Vice President of Rochester Operations

Mike has seven years of engineering experience. While earning his combined Master’s and Bachelor’s degree from RIT, he completed two co-op programs at GE Aviation. Since graduating in 2017, Mike has focused on mechanical designs for buildings and has extensive project experience across multiple industry sectors.

Mike joined IPD in 2022 as Vice President of Operations at our newest location in Rochester. He is focused on client experience, ensuring that customers have an open line of communication and that the systems designed for their buildings balance budget and performance. He leads his team collaboratively to find the best solutions for each building. Mike and his team are highly experienced in collaborative design using BIM360.


M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology

Memberships & Affiliations

Professional Engineer
NYS #105198

Tailored Solutions
Every client has unique goals, each project is different, and all building renovation projects have challenges. Therefore, our design approach focuses on truly understanding each client’s needs, developing tailored engineering systems per client goals and building constraints, and collaborating to find the best possible solutions for each client.
Technology & Visualization
Keeping up to date with the latest technologies is critical to project success. Our team uses Building Information Modeling (BIM), which allows our clients to preview system configurations and equipment arrangements before construction begins. Using BIM clash detection, our team can identify potential issues during the design phase, reducing costly change orders during construction. With a firm grasp on evolving technologies, our innovative solutions deliver long-term value and ROI to our clients.
System Reliability & Longevity
We are committed to designing reliable systems. We design energy-efficient systems that hold up over time, reduce negative impacts on the environment, and improve human health and the comfort of the building occupants.
Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency and sustainability are core to our mission. We take an active role on projects to help owners make informed decisions regarding system selections and work to find the right balance between efficiency and budget.
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