In September, SSOE acknowledged service milestones for employees who have been with the firm 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, or 45 years! For the first time, SSOE also celebrated 50 years of service for recent retiree, Tom Thompson. In all, 75 Service Award recipients were recognized. SSOE also celebrates its own milestone this year—our 65th birthday on August 8th!
Kenneth will manage the Civil, Structural, and Architecture (CSA) and MEP (HVAC / Plumbing, Electrical, and Process) sections of SSOE’s business in Shanghai, China and will play an active role in projects in progress.
In his new role, Ashwin will be responsible for managing the construction management department and related projects in India. This position was created to support SSOE’s growth in EPCM / EPC work in India.
John Gill, PE, LEED AP previously served as a Senior Project Manager in SSOE’s Birmingham, Alabama office. Over the course of his 20-year career, John has been involved in the design of a variety of projects including hospitals, universities, and industrial manufacturing facilities.
In his new role, John will be responsible for setting the vision and overseeing implementation of SSOE’s VDC program including leading the VDC team, developing and executing long and short-term goals, and benchmarking SSOE’s VDC protocols against industry best practices.
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