Meet the Team

Jeff Smollon, President

Phone: (215) 886-3538

Work History: Jeff joined UEP in 1998 as a salesman in the Venting Division. In 2011 he transitioned to the Commercial Products Division as Vice President of Sales.  A few years later, Jeff was promoted to President of Sales  overseeing all sales operations for the entire company (Balt/DC office and Greater Philadelphia office).  In 2018, Jeff split off the PA, NJ, DE office into a separate entity, now called UEP Northeast. Today, Jeff is fully focused on this market as Owner & President of UEP Northeast.

Education: Randolph Macon College – BA – Business & Economics, 1998

Joe Palmeri, Vice President

Phone: (215) 378-0330

Work History: Joe joined UEP in 2017, after 13 years with United Technologies – Carrier, where his most recent role was as Area Commercial Sales Manager for PA, NJ & DE.  Joe has been serving the mechanical contractors and engineers of PA/NJ markets since 2005.

Education: Villanova University, College of Engineering – BS – Mechanical Engineering, 2005

Villanova University, School of Business – MBA – Masters Business Administration, 2009

Josh Rossman
Director of Engineering Sales

Phone: (610) 425-7974

Work History: Josh joined UEP (Maryland) in 2001, after 7 years with Fulton, where he served as a Steam applications engineer. In 2011, UEP moved Josh to the Philadelphia area to head up what would later become UEP Northeast.  Josh is a career boiler industry veteran with 20+ year of experience spanning from manufacturing to engineering and sales.

Education: Alfred University – BS – Mechanical Engineering, 1994

Patrick Egan
Sales Engineer – Venting Specialist

Phone: (410) 693-8787

Work History: Patrick joined UEP (Maryland) in 2012, out of college, where he first served as a Venting Estimator/Project Manager.  In 2015, UEP moved Patrick to the Philadelphia area as a Venting Specialist for what would later become UEP Northeast. Patrick is proficient in Venting, design, natural & mechanical draft calculations, CAD and field site surveys & measurements.  Patrick is a career Venting & Mechanical draft expert available to all UEP Northeast’s customers.

Education: Randolph Macon College – BA – Environmental Studies, 2012

Ryan Kennedy
Sales Engineer

Phone: (267) 462-4206

Work History: Ryan is a recent graduate of Rowan University where he obtained degree in Mechanical Engineering. He will focus on equipment sales, specifically hydronic & steam boilers.

Education: Rowan University, College of Engineering – BS Mechanical Engineering, 2022

Rich Wehr
Parts & Service Sales

Phone: (267) 462-4200

Work History: Rich joined UEP Northeast in early 2020, after 23 years at Lutron Electronics. His most recent role was System Sales Engineer and was the technical expert for all sales staff. Rich has a solid controls and electrical background and is proficient in networking, BACnet & system integration. In addition, Rich held various customer support positions and was in-house technical support for Lutron’s contractor and engineer clients.

Education: Lehigh Career & Technical Institute, 1995. Lutron’s Advanced Networking Certification, 2005

Christine Tate
Accounting & Office Administration

Phone: (215) 380-6127 ex. 105

Work History: Christine joined the UEP Northeast team in 2018 in an administrative position. During the prior two years, Christine served in the non-profit community as a business manager and bookkeeper. From 2008 – 2016, Christine was the office manager and bookkeeper for a small, family-owned business specializing in rental property management and general contracting. Christine’s early professional career included 18 years in operations and marketing for three financial services companies.

Education: Widener University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1989, St. Joseph’s University, Master of Business Administration, 1996

Mark Gildersleeve
Service Technician

Phone: (856) 308-2866

Work History: Mark came aboard UEP Northeast in early 2019 and quickly became a valued member of the team. He’s spent his entire career in heating, combustion, and ventilation as an installer and service technician.

Education: Fulton Hot Water Boiler Certified, Fulton Steam Boiler Certified, Enervex Fan & Controls Certified, Camus Boiler Certified