Our Team

Tom Barnum

President & CEO
tbarnum@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5312

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Tom Barnum

Tom founded Barnum Mechanical Inc. in 1980 and is Barnum’s CEO. He is a recognized expert in the food beverage industry for design, building and installation of sanitary process and utility support systems. Customers rely on his consulting and troubleshooting expertise when they need to improve output or solve problems at their processing plants.

President & CEO
tbarnum@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5312

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Bob Talbott

Bob Talbott is BMI’s CFO who joined the team in 2012 with over 30 years of experience in construction management and accounting. Bob manages the Finance and Accounting Department and contributes to strategic planning, business development and operations. Bob has a BS in Agricultural Science from the University of California, Davis, an MBA from Santa Clara University and is a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional.

CFO
btalbott@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5301

Annie Neff

Director of Administration
aneff@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5303

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Annie Neff

Annie Neff is the Director of Administration and has been with Barnum since 2001. She is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and holds numerous professional designations. Annie oversees several functional areas including risk management, human resources, safety, training, communications, strategic planning and policy administration.

Director of Administration
aneff@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5303

Andy Hooper

Director of Business Development
ahooper@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 517-5851

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Andy Hooper

Andy joined the Barnum Team in 2022 as the Director of Business Development. He is an award-winning Brewmaster with over 13 years of experience in brewery design, sustainability, wastewater treatment, and process engineering. He holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and holds a Master Brewers’ certification from the U.C. Davis Master Brewers extension program.

Director of Business Development
ahooper@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 517-5851

Doug Cornwell

Controls Engineering Manager
dcornwell@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5322

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Doug Cornwell

Doug Cornwell is the manager of Automation and Controls Engineering. He is a Systems Automation Architect who joined the BMI team in 2006 with over 20 years of experience in systems automation. Doug oversees the design, development, and installation of industrial networks, PLC programs, graphical HMI applications, data acquisition systems, and electrical installation packages for process and utility systems.

Controls Engineering Manager
dcornwell@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5322

Kyle Harris

Process Engineer
kharris@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5307

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Kyle Harris

Kyle is the manager of process engineering and design. He has been with Barnum since 2017 and he has special expertise in brewing, process utilities, process sustainability, and Greenfield projects. He holds a B.S in mechanical engineering from the University of the Pacific.

Process Engineer
kharris@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5307

Prasant Patel

Sr. Process Engineer
ppatel@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5315

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Prasant Patel

Prasant is a Sr. Process Engineer who joined Barnum in 2021. He has special expertise in CPG, Food & Beverage Process Design, and Process Utilities for greenfield projects. He holds a Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Durgapur.

Sr. Process Engineer
ppatel@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5315

Andrew Perron

Process Engineer
aperron@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5326

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Andrew Perron

Andrew is a process engineer who joined the Barnum team in 2021. He has significant experience in researching new technologies and alternative processes, as well as integrating new technologies into existing process systems. Andrew holds a M.S in mechanical engineering from California State University, Sacramento.

Process Engineer
aperron@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5326

Andrew Higgins

Process Engineer
ahiggins@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5308

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Andrew Higgins

Andrew is a process engineer who joined Barnum in 2022. He has worked in the F&B industry for 10 years and he has special expertise in sanitary process systems, batching and continuous operations, thermal and fluid design. He holds a B.S in mechanical engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

Process Engineer
ahiggins@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5308

Dustin Spencer

Electrical Engineer
dspencer@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5327

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Dustin Spencer

Dustin is an electrical engineer for Barnum’s Automation and Controls Engineering group. He has been with Barnum since 2011. He has special expertise in designing process flow diagrams, 3D modeling and BIM. Dustin has a BA in Electrical Engineering from the California State University Sacramento.

Electrical Engineer
dspencer@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5327

Lloyd Harris

Project Manager
lharris@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5324

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Lloyd Harris

Lloyd has almost 20 years of industry experience and has been with Barnum since 2006. He is an effective project manager who oversees projects from conception to installation and commissioning. He has expertise in system design, Greenfield projects, and specialty process systems.

Project Manager
lharris@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5324

Jon Green

Project Development Manager
jgreen@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5310

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Jon Green

Jon is Barnum’s Project Development Manager who oversees projects from conception to installation and commissioning. He has more than 40 years of industry experience and keeping jobs on schedule and within budget.

Project Development Manager
jgreen@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5310

Jason Graham

Project Manager
jgraham@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5319

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Jason Graham

Jason has almost 30 years of industry experience and has been with Barnum since 2001. He is an effective project manager who oversees projects from conception to installation and commissioning. He has expertise in equipment design, welding, custom fabrication, and jobsite safety.

Project Manager
jgraham@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5319

Jordan Schiess

Project Manager
jschiess@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5316

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Jordan Schiess

Jordan has more than ten years of industry experience and has been with Barnum since 2011. He is an effective project manager who oversees projects from conception to installation and commissioning.

Project Manager
jschiess@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5316

Joshua Beno

Project Manager
jbeno@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5311

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Joshua Beno

Joshua is a certified project manager (PMP) who joined Barnum in 2022. He has more than 20 years of experience in managing multi-trade construction projects and special expertise in code analysis, brewing and wastewater. Joshua has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University.

Project Manager
jbeno@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5311

Dan Brewer

Field Project Manager
dbrewer@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 677-9206

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Dan Brewer

Dan is a field project manager who oversees crews installing aseptic process and utility systems at our customers’ sites. He has more than 30 years’ experience working in oil refineries, chemical, power, geothermal, and food and beverage plants. He has special expertise in welding technologies and holds welding certifications from Butte College in Northern California. He has been with Barnum since 1997.

Field Project Manager
dbrewer@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 677-9206

Danny Jordan

Field Project Manager
djordan@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (530) 488-0777

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Danny Jordan

Danny is a field project manager who oversees crews installing aseptic process and utility systems at our customers’ sites. He is an experienced millwright, welder and pipefitter. He has more than 15 years’ experience working in food and beverage plants, and he has been with Barnum since 2021.

Field Project Manager
djordan@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (530) 488-0777

Ernie Learn

Process Design Manager
elearn@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5306

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Ernie Learn

Ernie is BMI’s manager of CAD services who joined the team in 2002. He is responsible for overseeing our in-house state of the art computer aided drafting department, designing process flow diagrams, 3D modeling, BIM and all other drawings and documents required to bring BMI’s designs to fruition. Ernie is certified in mechanical drafting by the Precision Technical Institute.

Process Design Manager
elearn@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5306

Dmitry Lymar

Process Designer
dlymar@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5329

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Dmitry Lymar

Dmitry is a process system designer who creates process flow diagrams, 3D models and BIM. He has been working in the CAD field since 1995 and he joined the Barnum team in 2021. He holds an A.A. in Design Technology and A.S. in Engineering Technology from the American River College.

Process Designer
dlymar@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5329

Brandon Park

Fab Shop Manager
bpark@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-8772

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Brandon Park

Brandon is a graduate of the Butte College welding program, and he began his career with Barnum in 2014. He currently oversees Barnum’s custom fabrication shop. He has expertise in pipefitting, welding, custom fabrication, and safety.

Fab Shop Manager
bpark@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-8772

Tom Michel

Purchasing Agent
tmichel@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5360

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Tom Michel

Tom is our Purchasing Agent, and he has been with Barnum for more than 20 years. He started in equipment sales, but today we rely on him for our parts and equipment purchasing, shipping, receiving and inventory control.

Purchasing Agent
tmichel@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5360

Gus Link

Technical Sales Consultant
glink@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (209) 652-2816

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Gus Link

Link is Barnum’s technical sales expert. He is a 30-year veteran in the sanitary process solutions industry and has working knowledge of sanitary pumps, valves, and process systems. Link joined Barnum in 2005 and brings his special expertise to our customers’ doorstep.

Technical Sales Consultant
glink@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (209) 652-2816

Maria Acevedo

Inside Sales, BES
macevedo@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (559) 741-1722

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Maria Acevedo

Maria is Barnum’s inside sales representative for sanitary parts, fittings and equipment. She joined Barnum in 2015. She has almost 20 years’ experience in the food and beverage industry and is well positioned to help you get the parts and equipment you need.

Inside Sales, BES
macevedo@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (559) 741-1722

Debra Perry

Accounting Manager, BES
dperry@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5364

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Debra Perry

Debra manages accounting and administrative duties for Barnum Equipment Sales (BES) and has been with Barnum since 1996. Debra also assists with purchasing and order fulfillment.

Accounting Manager, BES
dperry@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5364

Marianne Bennett

Project Administrator
mbennett@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5313

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Marianne Bennett

Marianne is Barnum’s project administrator. She works with Barnum’s project managers to monitor and track project deliverables. She has worked in the construction industry for more than ten years and she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture.

Project Administrator
mbennett@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5313

Liz Morris

Accounts Payable/Administrative Assistant
lmorris@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5300

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Liz Morris

Liz has been with Barnum since 2002. She started her career as a receptionist and was promoted through the ranks to her current role as Accounts Payable Manager and Office Manager. We rely on Liz for everything from getting the bills paid to making sure our office equipment and phone systems are in working order.

Accounts Payable/Administrative Assistant
lmorris@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5300

Katelyn Sorum

HR Coordinator
ksorum@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5332

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Katelyn Sorum

Katelyn heads up our HR department and we rely on her for overseeing employee benefits, recruiting, and training. She also helps coordinates our extensive safety program. Katelyn has a BA in Health Sciences from Sacramento State, and a Professional Human Resources (PHR) accreditation.

HR Coordinator
ksorum@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5332

Mistina Erickson

Accountant, Payroll Manager
merickson@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5302

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Mistina Erickson

Mistina is Barnum’s Payroll Manager and Job Cost Accountant. She has been with Barnum since 2013 and has 20+ years construction accounting experience. She holds a Certificate of Accounting from Sierra College and is working towards her Associates degree.

Accountant, Payroll Manager
merickson@barnummechanical.com
Phone: (916) 663-5302