Paul is an industry leading Smart Buildings visionary with over 3 decades innovating the Building Automation industry. He has served in numerous senior leadership and ownership roles, charged with facilitating company growth while advancing the market in the latest in emerging BAS Technologies. He leads a dedicated system integration team in the delivery of state-of-the-art Smart Building solutions using leading edge IoT technology with development of cloud-based software for value-add service to owners and occupants. Paul’s entrepreneurial vision has not only fueled company growth both nationally and internationally but has continually driven advances, leading the industry. At Smart Building Technologies Meng continues his guidance in pursuit of leading-edge technologies developing SmartBT as a leader in integration of IoT and Cloud Based Systems.   This 1st to market approach has permeated throughout his career and has helped produce industry accolades for SmartBT leading to recognition of numerous high-profile projects and professional services alike.  

Current / Previous Roles:

In addition to Tapa’s Board of Director and Tapa’s Co-Founder, Paul is the Co-Principal and CEO of Smart Buildings Technologies (SmartBT). SmartBT is a leading east coast build system integration firm established in 2008.


Meng attended Meramec College in St. Louis and University of Maryland University College.  Throughout Meng’s career he has stayed current with latest systems and technologies, attending numerous continuing education classes within the industry, maintaining his expertise in the most recent products and services.  Recognized in the industry for his accomplishments, Meng has been included in numerous advisory positions, consulting for OEM, Software Solutions and peripheral companies alike.

Areas of Expertise & Advances:

These advances include co-development and/or early adaptation of the following systems:

  • 90’s Desktop BAS System with software/hardwire interface to JCI and Honeywell Panels

  • Earliest adapter of Lonworks Technology

  • Development and installation of one of the 1st Addressable Fire Alarm Systems

  • Design and manufacturing of Staefa 1 VAV Controller

  • Early adapter of Tridium Niagara Framework – Rev R2

  • Early adapter BACnet and BACnet over IP controllers by Distech Controls


Tapa Inc.

503 Carlisle Dr Suite 125D

Herndon, VA 20170

Phone: 804-200-8442