Robert M. Monk, Jr. - Acting Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Monk joined PEM in 1999 coming from Metcalf & Eddy Engineers, Inc., a Boston-based international engineering firm, where he served for over fifteen years as Director of Corporate Facilities and Security. At M&E he was responsible for all aspects of the operation, maintenance and security of its corporate headquarters in Boston and New Jersey as well as 80 regional and project offices across the US and Puerto Rico.
Monk joined PEM just prior to the launch of construction the museum's landmark 113,000-square-foot facilities expansion designed by Moshe Safdie, and played a leadership role in the reconceptualization of delivering facilities and security services to a very diverse campus of 32 buildings ranging in construction dates of 1685-2013.
Monk earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Northeastern University's Lincoln College, is a Certified Facilities Manager (CFM) and has since been active in the International Association of Facility Managers as well as the International Association of Museum Facility Administrators.