Liftech Welcomes Three New Owners

photos1resizedLiftech is a 100% employee-owned company founded in 1964.  As part of our ongoing ownership transition plan, Liftech continues to expand ownership to a next generation of engineers and professionals ensuring a continuity of innovative and quality service to our clients into the future.


Michael Jordan · Arun Bhimani ·  Feroze Vazifdar  ·  Catherine Morris

Erik Soderberg  ·  Jonathan Hsieh  ·  Thomas Griswold  ·  Kenton Lee

Patrick McCarthy  ·  Sugiarto Loni  ·  Derrick Lind  ·  Teresa Ferguson

Sugiarto Loni, SE  Principal

Mr. Loni is an experienced business manager, project manager, and designer. He has special expertise with marine terminal structures, including building facilities, wharves, gates, and site structures. As president of an architectural/engineering company, and manager of the architecture/engineering department of a multi-national engineering firm, he acted as principal in charge of business management, contract negotiations, technical oversight, and quality assurance of projects’ deliverables. As project manager, he has managed a variety of projects ranging from small projects with short durations to large projects involving multi-disciplines coordination. As project engineer and designer, he has performed civil and structural design of terminal facilities, and seismic retrofit design for existing structures. Mr. Loni has been with Liftech for over 27 years.

Derrick Lind, SE  Associate

Mr. Lind is a structural engineer experienced in designing and evaluating existing industrial yard and marine structures. He has worked as project manager on several container crane procurement and modification projects, including dual hoist tandem lift and low profile container crane designs. He also has experience with the design of various structural systems for commercial, industrial, and transportation facilities, including buildings, foundations, seismic upgrades, and additions. Mr. Lind has been an engineer at Liftech for nearly 7  years.

Teresa Ferguson  CFO, Associate

Ms. Ferguson has experience in project controls and delivery specifically related to operation of intermodal shipping and rail terminals. Her most recent relevant work experience includes project controls of BNSF Railway’s capital improvement projects working as a liaison between the Railroad and the State of California Department of Transportation for budget and schedule monitoring. She is well versed in the use of scheduling software and detailed work breakdown structure elements to assist in overall project delivery. Ms. Ferguson has served as Liftech’s Chief Financial Officer for over 10 years.