Senior Staff-FMS Home - Carnegie Mellon University

Donald Coffelt

Director of Facilities Management Services, FMS Operations Management

Office: FMS Building, 2nd Floor

Phone: 412-268-3415

Fax: 412-268-8976

Email: dcoffelt@andrew.cmu.edu

As Director, Don Coffelt is accountable for meeting the needs of the university both through Facilities Operations’ direct services to FMS customers and by its support of FMS’s renovation and new construction groups.

He directs planning, coordination, and management of an approximately $17 million multi-functional program of routine, emergency, and preventive maintenance and operating services for university facilities and their occupants.



Steven Guenther

Director of Facilities Operations, FMS Operations Management

Office: FMS Building, 2nd Floor

Phone: 412-268-4948

Email: sgue@andrew.cmu.edu

Steve is accountable for supporting the living, learning and research needs of the university community and guests by managing the teams serving the daily operating needs of the university’s buildings and grounds.  He directs planning, coordination, and management of routine, emergency, and preventive maintenance functions – including an experienced union workforce and external contractors.


Martin Altschul

University Engineer, FMS

Office: FMS Building, 2nd Floor

Phone: 412-268-2529

Fax: 412-268-8976

Email: ma3q@andrew.cmu.edu

Martin Altschul provides long range strategic planning for building and utility systems
on a campus-wide basis. He manages the capital renewal plan for university buildings and infrastructure, and oversees commissioning for new construction and renovations. Martin assesses needs regarding building automation systems, utility usage, energy conservation and develops coherent strategies and spending plan to meet all of these needs for existing facilities and infrastructure.

Martin coordinates information technology support for the department, including the enterprise Maximo service and work system, the labor time-keeping system and all building information systems.

Provide direction and oversight over commissioning efforts for construction and renovation projects. Facilitate in conjunction with the University Architect
In conjunction with the University Architect maintain university design guidelines and ensure that design standards reflect current technology and university objectives and explore initiatives to improve maintenance effectiveness and system reliability