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Meridian Services At a Glance

Meridian Property Services is a privately held property and facilities management and construction company, which provides a range of services to building owners and tenants. Its services include full service and limited scope property and facilities management, building maintenance, solar power (photovoltaic) system installations, electrical services, construction alterations and additions, and janitorial services. It serves New Jersey and the mid- Atlantic region.

MARTHA VAN CLEVE, President, joined Meridian’s management team in 2003 after eighteen years of real estate finance experience. She was a manager and lending officer in the commercial real estate departments of various banks, including Fleet, PNC, and Chemical Bank. Most recently, she was a Senior Credit Officer at Fleet Bank, managing a portfolio of commercial real estate loans totaling over $1 billion. She has an MBA from George Washington University, and a BA from the University of Rochester. She served as an officer in the Navy for five years. She is a member of the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and a former Board Member of The Reinvestment Fund.


PAUL VAN CLEVE, RPA, is the founder and Executive Vice President of Meridian. He has over 25 years of real estate experience, with a concentration in the management of office and industrial property. He has been responsible for managing office buildings of up to a million square feet, as well as various types of industrial, retail, medical, parking, and special use properties. He is a licensed broker in the state of NJ, and holds the Real Property Administrator (RPA) designation. Prior to founding Meridian in 1992, he was employed by Carodan Corporation, Rouse & Associates, the Kevin F. Donohoe Company, and Jackson-Cross. He formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Building Owners and Managers Association of Philadelphia, and continues to be a BOMA member. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1979, and served as Naval Officer for six years.


Michael ThompsonMICHAEL THOMPSON,Vice President and Director of Operations, joined Meridian in 2004. As VP and Director of Operations, he oversees all Meridian properties from a managerial level, but is also directly responsible for NJ Transit contracts and other various privately owned commercial buildings. In addition, he manages the NJ trades employment services contract for the State of New Jersey. Thompson is a licensed sales broker and has previous experience in sales and personnel recruitment. He received a Bachelor of Arts in 1997 and an MBA in 2015, both from St. Joseph’s University.


Mark BulmerMARK BULMER, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, joined Meridian in 2015. With over twenty years of experience in both financial and operations management, he has been a strong addition to MPS. Prior to his time at Meridian, he served in executive leadership roles for Arrow Financial Corporation and Boston Scientific. He oversees all major financial activities for the company and is a member of the executive team for Meridian. He has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Buffalo and an MBA in accounting from Union College.


LINWOOD (“Woody”) WISMER, Project Manager, has over 30 years’ experience in property management and maintenance, and has specialized in the installation and maintenance of HVAC systems and other building systems and services. He has been with Meridian since its inception in 1992. He oversees the management of a number of commercial properties for Meridian, for various public and private clients. Prior to entering the property management field, he marketed and designed residential and light commercial heating and air conditioning systems for R.P.M. Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. He previously had founded his own company, which installed HVAC systems for residential and commercial buildings. He is also a Navy veteran.


JOSEPH CERANKOWSKI, Contruction & Electrical Division Manager, has over 30 years’ experience in electrical contracting and construction. He has responsibility for overseeing MPS’s construction and electrical contracting work, including supervising a staff of electricians. He joined Meridian in 2012 after having served as a Construction Project Manager for WPCS International, Inc. At WPCS, he managed large scale electrical construction projects, including the construction of new student housing for Princeton University. He has supervised projects up to $25 million in size. He has experience as a Facilities Maintenance Manager with Federal Express; a Senior Project Manager for AahusKarlshamn USA; a Director of Maintenance and Engineering for Federated Logistics and Operations; and as a Senior Project Manager for All Jersey Electrical Systems.


Otilia ChioreanOTILIA CHIOREAN, Vice President and Controller, has been Meridian’s Controller since 2005. She is responsible for Meridian’s financial accounting and reporting, as well as its human resources functions.  In addition to providing the oversight for the financial activities of Meridian, she has responsibility for budgeting and analysis of the income and expenses of numerous properties owned by private clients.  Ms. Chiorean has over 20 years’ experience in accounting, with previous experience as a computer programmer.  She has a Masters in Economics from the Economic Studies University in Bucharest, Romania.