Key Personnel

TSIG Consulting, Inc’s (TSIG) key personnel consists of multi-disciplined professionals who are experienced in different fields such as AutoCAD, CAFM, Building Condition Assessments, The Joint Commission, Web Design and Computer Programming.

We work on a team basis and support each other with strong backgrounds and experiences. Our goal is to deliver first class service to our clients. Please select a name on the menu to the right in order to view TSIG’s team of professionals.

Ralph Heiman : CEO

Ralph Heiman

CEO (212) 420-8724

Mr. Heiman started TSIG Consulting Inc. in 1993 as a division of Wank Adams Slavin Associates where he was the Managing Principal. In 2000, TSIG became an independent company of which Mr. Heiman is the President. TSIG specializes in Condition Assessments, Computer Assisted Facilities Management (CAFM) Facilities Reports and Statement of Conditions (SOC) for hospital accreditation.

Karim Bhimani : President

Karim Bhimani

President (212) 420-8724

Mr. Bhimani joined WASA’s Technical Systems Information Group in 1995 after several years experience in the Office of Space Management at Cornell University Medical College and with Gensler and Associates Architects where he was involved in information management systems and facilities management. Mr. Bhimani is actively involved with the development of Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) applications.

Noam Aberbach : CTO

Noam Aberbach

CTO (212) 420-8724

Mr. Aberbach has over 17 years of experience in the CAD, CMMS and CAFM industry. Prior to joining TSIG as the Director for CAD & CAFM Integration, he has been with an international company developing marketing and implementing CAFM and Facility Management solutions worldwide.

Over the years Mr. Aberbach has overseen various implementation projects in versatile organizations and locations such as Airports, Hospitals, Universities and other complex campuses such as Army bases. Mr. Aberbach has performed a wide range of duties. Just to mention a few; CAD and CMMS implementer, project manager, head of Training and Support department and lately managing pre & post sale activities worldwide. The sites implemented are located in Europe, Israel, Far East and USA. Mr. Aberbach studied Computer Science at Tel Aviv University, Israel.

George Rivas – CHSP, FSM : Senior Vice President

George Rivas – CHSP, FSM

Senior Vice President (847) 612-8424

Mr. Rivas is recognized as one of the nations leading experts in healthcare regulatory compliance, with a career that spans over 20 years in providing quality training and consultation for highly successful survey outcomes. Mr. Rivas possesses dynamic personal and presentation skills that have earned him national recognition and high honors as a public speaker, educator and consultant. He has demonstrated his progressive expertise nationwide for various healthcare institutions including profit, non-profit, public, private, military, long term care and behavioral health facilities. Mr. Rivas established his professional competence as Director of Safety and Security for several Chicago area hospitals and later served as the chief of the Fire Department for Edward Hines VA Hospital. Mr. Rivas is a graduate of Southern Illinois University where he acquired a BS in occupational Safety and A.A.S. in Criminal Justice.

Todd Lao : Senior Vice President CAD/CAFM Services

Todd Lao

Senior Vice President CAD/CAFM Services (212) 420-8724

Mr. Lao joined TSIG Consulting, Inc. in 1999 in a full-time position after working in a part-time capacity at WASA/TSIG since 1994. He quickly became an integral part of TSIG's burgeoning Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) division.

Mr. Lao managed the CAD documentation and CAFM database implementation of tens of millions of square feet of Hospital, University, and Office space.

In 2004 he became heavily involved in federal government facilities nationwide. His current work with GSA Region 02 (New York, Northern New Jersey & the Caribbean) consists of managing an onsite team that maintains the CAD documentation of architectural layouts and tenant assignment data for over 17 million square feet of federal office and courthouse facilities utilizing GSA's in-house CAFM System. Mr. Lao also consults with the GSA on varying topics like BOMA/REBNY calculations, stacking chart development, custom systems/reports, process workflow and policy.

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