Facilities Services

Meet the Staff

Loren Rucinski

Director of Facilities and Planning

(518) 388-6076
Loren has been with Union since 1986 and has worked as Campus Planner, Assistant Director and Associate Director of Facilities before becoming director. Loren is responsible for Facilities Services and Campus Planning.

Marc Donovan

Assistant Director of Facilities, Utilities Management & Construction

(518) 388-6396
Marc has been with Union since 2013 and is responsible for utilities management, as well as all utility construction projects.

Paul Matarazzo

Associate Director of Capital Projects & Properties

(518) 388-6398
Paul has been with Union since 1996 and has worked as Structural Shop Manager and Assistant Director of Building Services before becoming Capital Projects Administrator. In his new position he is responsible for all construction projects on campus as well as administering college rental properties.

Mary D'Amelia

Director of Special Events, Conferences & Support Services

(518) 388-6085
Mary has been with Union since 2001 and is responsible for the management of campus event planning, central scheduling and support services.

Tom Heisinger

Manager of Grounds

(518) 388-6752
heisingt@union.edu Tom has been with Union since 1988 and is responsible for the maintenance of the campus grounds and roadways.

Rich Patierne

Manager of Building Services and Work Order Systems

(518) 388-6187
Rich has been with Union since 1990 and previously was the Manager of Building Services. He is responsible for managing and scheduling the work order system , as well as Building Maintenance, Structural, and Cleaning Services.

Gary Thomas

Manager, Central Utilities and Cogeneration

(518) 388-6388
Gary has been with Union since 2006 and is responsible for electrical improvements and repairs as well as energy conservation projects.

Mike Zeglen

Supervisor of Building Maintenance

(518) 388-6467

Mike Connelly

Supervisor of Structural Trades

(518) 388-8352
Mike has been with Union since 1997 and is responsible for carpentry/masonry, painting, the lock shop, and small construction projects.

Josh Dranoff


(518) 388-6765

Josh started in this role at Union during Fall of 2019. He is responsible for instituting and maintaining sustainability initiatives on campus that reduce the campus' overall carbon footprint. Projects include; building energy efficiency and LED lighting upgrades, Electric Vehicle charging stations, renewable energy installations, food scraps composting, sustainable purchasing, and student/faculty/staff engagement.