SSOE Group

Glass Industry Leader Joins SSOE

Toledo, Ohio – A. Thomas Nestor, PE joins SSOE, Inc. as an electrical engineer working with world leaders in the glass industry. Mr. Nestor’s experience in the glass industry dates back to 1972 when he began working at Owens Illinois in designing power systems for a plant in Shreveport, Louisiana. Since then Mr. Nestor served as the lead electrical engineer for the design and construction of several new glass plants and glass furnaces within the U.S. and internationally. His titles have ranged from General Manager to Corporate Electrical Engineering Department Manger, Plant Engineer, and Engineering Personnel Development Manager for prestigious firms including Owens Corning, Owens Illinois, Prestolite, Saint Gobain Containers and Orbital Technical Solutions.

Having worked in both engineering and management roles, Mr. Nestor adds a current “insider” understanding of the glass industry to SSOE’s range of services. His career experience, including justifying capital expenditures to corporate leadership, as well as his knowledge of the need for redundant system engineering to avoid down-time will be critical assets to clients. In addition to providing a full range of electrical engineering responsibilities from power feeds, lighting, controls, maintenance, and computer networks, Mr. Nestor has also been responsible for the leadership and development of 200 engineers in over 40 facilities nationwide. His diverse experience and industry wisdom span the nation.

“We are pleased to announce the addition of Tom Nestor, P.E., to our ranks,” states Craig Bowie, senior vice-president of SSOE, Inc. “His experience, knowledge and wisdom in the glass industry will provide valuable insights for our clients. As a consultant, there’s no better training than to have walked a mile in our client’s shoes.”

About SSOE Group

As a Top 10 Engineering / Architecture firm for the past 5 years, SSOE Group focuses on delivering Great Client Service to clients through a full range of project delivery solutions. They have been named a "Great Workplace" (Great Place to Work®) and one of the "Best AEC Firms to Work For" (Building Design + Construction).

With more than 20 offices around the world, SSOE is known for making its clients successful by saving them time, trouble, and money. Over the company's 65+ year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to semiconductor, automotive, food, chemical, glass, manufacturing, healthcare, power, and general building industries—with projects completed in 40 countries. Visit for additional information and career opportunities.

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Jenni Roder
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