Toledo, Ohio, December 09, 2009 – SSOE Group, a global EPCM firm, announced today that six Senior Associates have been named Principals, effective January 1, 2010. SSOE’s Board of Directors named Doug Berner, Ron Guiliani, John Marrow, Bob McCain, Mike Murphy, and Brian Spencer principal owners of SSOE, bringing the total number to 22. SSOE has continued to demonstrate solid global growth. In the past five years alone, SSOE has more than doubled its revenue.
Each of these individuals has proven to be an effective leader and driver of the business. As owners, they further demonstrate their commitment to the firm through a financial investment. However, principal ownership represents more than a financial stake, it is also a reflection of each individual’s dedication.
Tony Damon, President and CEO stated, “These six individuals have all distinguished themselves in their careers at SSOE through leadership, professionalism, performance and commitment to the values that make SSOE a great place to work. All have made significant contributions to our success in the past and will continue to do so in the future, helping to assure the sustainability of the organization.”
SSOE has taken significant strides over the years to retain their experts. In 2006, they expanded the reach of their ownership structure giving more than 15% of regular, full-time employees a chance to own a portion of the company. Since then, SSOE’s ownership structure has been expanded to allow more than 24% of regular, full-time employees an ownership opportunity in the company.
Doug Berner, PE, PMP, Division Manager in the Industrial Process SBU, has more than two decades of professional design experience within the chemical, refinery, and industrial markets. Doug joined SSOE in 1988. He was named an Associate of the Firm in October 1999 and a Sr. Associate in June 2005. Berner is a graduate of the University of Detroit and holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.
Ron Guiliani, PE, PMP, Division Manager in the Facilities SBU, has been with SSOE since 1989. Over the course of his 20 years, he has had a broad range of automotive and other industrial experience, and has functioned in both an Engineering and Project Management capacity. He was named an Associate in June 2001 and a Sr. Associate in June 2005. Guiliani is a graduate of Michigan Technological University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.
John Marrow, PMP, Division Manager in the Food and Consumer Products SBU, has over 20 years of international experience as a Project Manager and Project Director, he specializes in large-budget, high-tech turnkey projects. Marrow has been a Sr. Associate since his hire in October 2005. He is a graduate of the University of Northumbria, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England and holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Bob McCain, PE, Division Manager of Nashville’s Industrial Operations, joined SSOE in 1997 as a Sr. Mechanical Engineer and two years later was promoted to Mechanical Department Manager. He was named an Associate in June 2001 and a Sr. Associate in June 2005. McCain is a graduate of the Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Mike Murphy, Division Manager in the Food and Consumer Products SBU, joined SSOE as an entry-level controls engineer in 1987, and has become an expert in the food and beverage industry over the past 22 years. Prior to serving as a Division Manager, he held the positions of Project Manager and Business Leader. He was named an Associate in June 2001 and a Sr. Associate in June 2005. Murphy is a graduate of the University of Toledo and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering.
Brian K. Spencer, PE, Division Manager in the Facilities SBU, joined SSOE in 1987and has over 20 years of design and project management experience in automotive and industrial facilities markets. He has been involved in all phases of projects including project engineering, project management and operations management. He was named an Associate in November 1996 and a Sr. Associate in June 2005. Spencer is a graduate of The University of Michigan and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.
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 www.ssoe.com for additional information and career opportunities.
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