Toledo, OH, October 2, 2008 – SSOE, one of the nation’s largest architecture and engineering firms, is proud to welcome Brian Tobey, Senior Project Manager and Senior Associate to their Toledo office. He has nearly 30 years experience in facility engineering, all of which he gained while working directly for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). His unique experience will give SSOE, ranked 5th nationally in automotive design by ENR, another edge in providing expert A/E services to the automotive market.
Since joining SSOE, Mr. Tobey has been heavily involved with Volkswagen Group of America’s new production facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee for which SSOE has been hired to oversee the architecture, engineering and construction management for. (For more information on the VW project, please visit http://www.ssoe.com/news/news105.htm).
“Brian is a great asset to SSOE bringing a breadth of knowledge including sustainable plant development, lean principles and ‘Kaizen’ continuous improvement techniques — adding to the expanding Project Management services offered by SSOE.” said Brian Spencer, Division Manager for Automotive and Industrial Operations for SSOE.
Brian received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Michigan Technological University. He is also a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, American Society for Quality, American Society of Mechanical Engineering, American Society for Metals International and the National Eagle Scout Association. He is currently enrolled in Project Management Professional certification for 2009 and he is also planning on obtaining his Professional Engineering certification and LEED (TM) accreditation in the near future.
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-plus 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. SSOE has completed projects in 40 countries. Visit www.ssoe.com for additional information and career opportunities.