University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Sean Isgan

Engineer’s Company Had Major Role in Miner Miracle

Sean Isgan '82 made his mark at Pitt-Johnstown as an All-American wrestler and civil engineering technology student. Twenty years after graduation, Isgan made a historic difference as a professional engineer.

In addition to being president of CME, Isgan is a registered professional engineer and land surveyor when he and associate Michael Walker established CME Engineering, Inc., in Somerset. In 2005, he created another company, CME Operations, LP, which operates and maintains water and wastewater treatment plants.

"The Civil Engineering Technology program at Pitt-Johnstown prepared me well to enter the workforce and, like many Pitt-Johnstown students, I had a job before I graduated," said Isgan. "I had the opportunity to form CME in 1999, and CME has grown to a firm of 80-plus people with three offices in two states.

"I'm proud to say that our professional staff includes nine Pitt-Johnstown graduates. The reason is Pitt-Johnstown graduates are ready to hit the ground running. As an employer, I can't stress enough how important that is to a firm."

Isgan is a member of the Pitt-Johnstown Board of Advisors and was inducted into the inaugural class of the Pitt-Johnstown Athletics Hall of Fame in 2007. During his four years at Pitt-Johnstown, Isgan had a won-loss record of 92-30, and became the first Mountain Cat wrestler to reach the national finals in 1981. He was a two-time All-American in the heavyweight classification.

He resides in Somerset with his wife Annette and three children.