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Vince joined SSOE in 2000 and has more than 30 years of professional experience. He was hired as the business leader for SSOE’s food group, which eventually rose to a #2 ENR ranking, and was instrumental in developing engineering alliance relationships with several of SSOE’s Top 10 clients. He spearheaded the Value Promise program, which has now documented more than $1 billion in savings for clients initiated by SSOE. Named a Principal in 2006, Vince has been influential in fostering a culture of business development within SSOE and has held previous roles as Director of Business Development, Chief Strategy Officer, and provided oversight of SSOE’s Mexico and China operations.
Vince holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Toledo and is a licensed professional engineer in both Ohio and Michigan. He is active in the Toledo Society of Professional Engineers (a past Young Engineering of the Year recipient), several non-profits, and is on the Dean’s Advisory Board for The University of Toledo College of Engineering. In 2019, Vince was named The University of Toledo’s College of Engineering Distinguished Alumni.
Catherine joined SSOE in July 2017 as the SBU Manager for the Advanced Technology SBU. She now serves as Chair of the Board of Directors and President of SSOE’s engineering and construction management operations, the first woman to serve in this role. Prior to joining SSOE, she held the position of Senior Vice President for CH2M’s Industrial and Advanced Technology Business Group with responsibility for the semiconductor market—overseeing $200 million in annual revenue. More recently, Catherine had been the Director of Industry and Community Partnerships within the Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering at the University of Portland.
Catherine is a graduate of the University of Portland and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; she is also a registered professional engineer. In addition to serving on SSOE’s Board of Directors, Catherine serves on the De La Salle North Catholic High School Advisory Board in Portland, Oregon, where she resides and works.
Mike joined SSOE as an entry-level controls engineer in 1987 and now serves as Executive Vice President for Strategic Plan Integration. Forged from his long tenure, Mike has a deep knowledge of SSOE’s operations that accelerates the firm’s ability to successfully implement its strategic plan and advance key initiatives. Prior to his current role, Mike served as Chief Operating Officer, and before that, as the SBU Manager for Food and Consumer Products. During his career at SSOE he has served in a number of roles including Project Manager, Business Leader, and Account Executive for the cereal market sector—working with companies such as General Mills, Kellogg’s, and Quaker. He has also previously served as Chair of SSOE’s Board of Directors. Mike was named an Associate in 2001, a Senior Associate in 2005, and became a Principal in 2010.
Mike earned a Bachelor of Computer Science and Engineering from The University of Toledo and is a member of the Association of Computing Machinery.
Jeremy joined SSOE in 2013 as Structural Department Manager through the firm’s merger with Evergreen EDC. In 2016, he was promoted to Division Manager of SSOE’s Advanced Technology SBU. In 2017, he was named a Principal of the firm, in 2019, he became the SBU Manager for the Advanced Technology SBU, and most recently, he was named an Executive Vice President.
Jeremy previously worked for Intel Corporation as one of three licensed structural engineers worldwide (at the time). There, his responsibilities included technical oversight for the development of tool install master designer packages used across all of Intel’s fabrication facilities. Missing the challenges of the consulting world, Jeremy left Intel and joined Evergreen EDC in 2007, where he focused on projects in the solar and microelectronics business sectors.
Jeremy earned his Bachelor and Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno, and is a registered professional engineer as well a licensed structural engineer (SE).
Matt currently serves as the Executive Vice President of SSOE’s Facilities Group. He started his career at SSOE in 2007 as the Mechanical Engineering Department Manager in the firm’s Facilities SBU. In 2009, Matt obtained both his professional engineering license and his LEED® for New Construction Accreditation. He was promoted to Technical Division Manager in 2010, named a Principal in 2015, and appointed SBU Manager of Automotive and Manufacturing Facilities in 2018.
Matt is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. In addition, he earned a Master of Business Administration in Strategic Management from Davenport University.
Jim serves as Executive Vice President of SSOE’s Process group which includes a multi-discipline team serving a wide variety of industrial markets. He started his career with SSOE in 2001 with SSOE’S Food and Consumer Products SBU as a Controls Engineer. His career continued to progress and in 2009 he was promoted to Section Manager of the Food and Consumer Products Controls Department. In 2011, Jim was named Department Manager, becoming a Principal in 2015. Prior to being named Executive Vice President, Jim’s most recent role was SBU Manager of Food and Consumer Products. Jim is a past recipient of SSOE’s Leadership Award for demonstrating leadership in all facets of his SSOE career, both as a Department Manager—leading staff across five locations—and as an Account and Project Manager—with accounts earning more than $2 million in revenue.
Jim is a graduate of The University of Toledo, where he earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering.
Jim joined SSOE in 2001 as the Chief Financial / Legal Officer and provides the firm’s leadership with both domestic and international transactional business experience. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and attorney licensed in Ohio and Michigan, Jim has functioned in multifaceted roles as both a financial officer and legal counsel.
Jim holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Bowling Green State University and a Juris Doctor degree from The University of Toledo College of Law. He is a member of the Ohio Society of CPAs as well as the American, Michigan, Ohio, and Toledo Bar Associations. Jim serves on various charitable boards, including the University of Toledo Foundation Board, Toledo Legacy Foundation, and All-Saints Catholic Church in Rossford, Ohio.
As former Chairman of S&W, Ron has taken on the role of Senior Vice President and Strategic Business Unit (SBU) Manager for SSOE’s Building Design Group. In addition, Ron will serve a one-year term as an SSOE Board Director. He has over 40 years of professional experience with a passion for planning and design of urban architecture as well as higher education, adaptive reuse, mixed-use, and hospitality projects. Ron’s stellar leadership capabilities combined with an invaluable keen insight are a recipe for delivering the best practical project and design for clients. He holds a Master in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is actively involved in many community planning groups and design review committees including Downtown Atlanta’s Development Review Committees (DRC).
Raul joined SSOE in 2013 as a Senior Project Manager as part of SSOE’s merger with Evergreen EDC and quickly became a Department Manager within the Advanced Technology SBU. In 2016, he was promoted to Division Manager of the Advanced Technology SBU’s Tool Install group. Raul became a Principal in 2019 and a Vice President in 2021. He has over 27 years of global tool install experience specific to the semiconductor industry. In addition to providing technical supervision and direction of project team members, he is responsible for coordination and completion of all U.S. and international tool install projects. Raul has developed innovative methods for schedule reduction and process improvements, some of which have become new standards on tool install projects. Raul’s efforts have resulted in him being named an SSOE Leadership Award winner.
Raul studied mechanical engineering at New Mexico State University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Greg joined SSOE in 1998 as a civil engineer. In 2007 he was promoted to Department Manager within SSOE‘s Automotive and Manufacturing Facilities. He was named Division Manager in 2015 and appointed to be a Principal in 2019. In his current role, Greg serves as a Strategic Business Unit Manager and Senior Vice President of SSOE’s Automotive and Manufacturing Facilities Northern Operations.
Greg has a proven track record of ensuring project due diligence, responsiveness to clients, and driving project teams to evaluate their process to maximize value and efficiency. His professional engineering career includes experience in both project management and civil engineering.
Greg received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from The University of Toledo, and he is a registered professional engineer. In 2009, Greg received his Project Management Professional certification.
Nate joined SSOE in 1995 as a student intern and quickly advanced within the organization into his current position as Senior Vice President and General Manager of EPCM. Over the years, Nate has gained invaluable experience by serving as an on-site engineering manager for Toyota in San Antonio, Texas; Princeton, Indiana; and Valenciennes, France. Subsequently, he served as Section Manager, Senior Project Manager, On-site Lead Construction Manager, and Division Manager.
Nate is a graduate of The University of Toledo and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. In addition, he obtained his Project Management Professional certification in 2012. Nate was named a Principal in 2015.
Brett joined SSOE in 2013 as a Principal Business Leader resulting from the merger between SSOE and Evergreen EDC. He quickly became a Department Manager within SSOE’s Advanced Technology SBU. In 2019, he became Senior Vice President of Program Management within the Advanced Technology SBU. Brett has over 20 years of experience in project management and mechanical engineering, with a strong focus on basebuild facility retrofits and process tool installation. His experience with project management has been demonstrated on projects large and small and he has proven his ability to organize and mobilize project teams while providing support for site offices often on multiple concurrent projects.
Brett is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. Brett splits his time between client sites and SSOE’s Portland, Oregon office.
Responsible for oversight of all architectural design staff within SSOE’s Building Design Group SBU, Division Manager Robby Aull emphasizes the development of forward-looking practice groups and expert teams across all market segments. He has 31 years of experience in an architectural career focused on the operational understanding and subsequent architectural design of facilities to meet both the client’s goals and occupant needs. Robby is exceptionally skilled at fostering client relationships, front-end planning, and problem-solving for various types of facilities, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Design and a Master of Architecture from Clemson University. His graduate educational program focused on the programming and design of healthcare facilities, and he has a significant portfolio of outstanding work within the healthcare design industry. As a founding member of the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) and former Board Member of the AIA-Academy of Architecture for Health, Robby is recognized as an expert in the design of healthcare facilities.
Chris has 25 years of experience, beginning his career in SSOE’s Civil / Structural Department in 1990. In 2011, Chris became a Principal at SSOE. Previously, Chris served as a Business Leader in SSOE’s Industrial Facilities group and was appointed Director of Business Development, responsible for driving growth and enhancing account management to help fulfill SSOE’s mission of making clients successful by saving them time, trouble, and money. He has also served as a project manager on major industrial, commercial, and retail projects across the U.S.
Chris is a graduate of the North Dakota State University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering and has a Project Management Professional certification. He works out of SSOE’s St. Paul, Minnesota, office.
Doug joined SSOE in 1988 and now serves as Senior Vice President and SBU Manager of Energy, Glass, Chemical, and Manufacturing. He has more than two decades of professional design experience within the chemical, refinery, and industrial markets. Doug was named an Associate of the firm in October 1999, a Senior Associate in 2005, and a Principal in 2009.
Doug is a graduate of the University of Detroit and holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. He obtained his Project Management Professional certification in 2009.
Jennifer joined SSOE’s Human Resources Department in 1993, serving in various positions within the department before being named Director of Talent Management in late 2014. In 1999, Jennifer was named an Associate, becoming a Senior Associate in 2006 and a Principal in 2016.
Twice a graduate of The University of Toledo, Jennifer has received both her Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management and her Master of Business Administration. She is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR), having attained certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI). She is a member of both the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the Northwest Ohio Human Resource Association (NOHRA).
Scott joined SSOE as Vice President of Technology in 2020, with a 25+ year track record of technology leadership within the architecture and engineering industry. He previously held the positions of Information Service Delivery Director at Worley, Information Service Delivery Director at Jacobs, International Director of Information Technology at CH2M Hill, and Chief Information Officer at Industrial Design Corporation.
Scott holds a Master of Arts in Educational Technology from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of California at San Diego. He’s actively involved in several groups and initiatives focused on strengthening technology and education sectors, as well as promoting emerging and green technologies.
Betsy has more than 20 years of experience in the architecture and engineering industry. As the Vice President of Corporate Development, she oversees and integrates SSOE’s organic and inorganic growth functions, including Mergers & Acquisitions, Marketing, and Business Development. Betsy has direct involvement in SSOE acquisition efforts—establishing and executing the overall program as well as success strategies for individual deals.
Betsy joined SSOE as a student intern in 2000. She graduated from The University of Toledo in 2001 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and again in 2007 with an MBA. She has served in various positions, rising through the ranks of the Marketing Department including acting as SSOE’s Director of Marketing.
Jens started with SSOE in 2010 and is currently a Division Manager for SSOE’s Food and Consumer Products SBU. He has more than 28 years of experience in the consulting engineering business, which includes more than 10 years as a process / project engineer providing design solutions for a wide range of industrial, manufacturing, and food / beverage projects. Many of those projects resulted in products that were new or unique to the marketplace.
Jens earned his Master of Science in Project Management from Pennsylvania State University and his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. He is also a registered professional engineer in the mechanical discipline with a Project Management Professional certification.
Brad joined SSOE in 2011 as the Human Resources Business Leader of Talent Acquisition and Staffing, bringing extensive AEC industry recruitment experience to the firm. In 2015, Brad was promoted to Director of Talent Acquisition, taking on the additional responsibility of leading SSOE’s international human resources team. As part of SSOE’s international expansion, Brad helped establish SSOE’s Mexico operation and office in 2014, taking on the leadership of SSOE’s Mexico operations in 2018. As Division Manager, Brad is responsible for the strategic vision and growth of the firm’s ever-growing operations in Mexico. During his career at SSOE, Brad has provided leadership on a number of strategic initiatives, including talent acquisition, culture, diversity and inclusion, mergers and acquisitions, and international operations.
Brad received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from The University of Toledo and earned his Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) certification in 2013. He was named Senior Associate in 2011 and a Principal in 2018.
With over three decades of professional experience, Keith is a Vice President and Engineering Department Manager within SSOE’s Building Design Group SBU. He is responsible for managing the engineering disciplines, which include mechanical, electrical, structural, and civil engineers. Keith graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Keith is a member of several engineering affiliations including the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), South Carolina Chapter, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Ken serves as a Vice President and Engineering Department Manager for SSOE’s Building Design Group SBU. He has over three decades of professional experience and provides project leadership and design expertise from project inception through completion. He is an expert in creating electrical engineering design for security systems including CCTV and access control, as well as fire alarm, power, grounding, lighting, and lightning protection. Ken received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University and his unique registration as an RCDD allows him to provide engineering design for voice / data cabling.
Clem joined SSOE in 2013 as a Principal as part of SSOE’s merger with Evergreen EDC. In 2014, he became a Department Manager within SSOE’s Advanced Technology SBU. After five successful years in his managerial role, Clem became Vice President of Emerging Markets and Business Development. In this role, he is responsible for maintaining client relationships and pursuing new opportunities globally to support SSOE’s growth initiatives, including a strong, specialized focus on high tech and advanced manufacturing within the semiconductor and automotive business units.
With over three decades of program / project management experience in the semiconductor industry, he is proficient at providing superior oversight on projects of all sizes and ensuring engineering quality for numerous ramp and retrofit projects, including basebuild, fit-up, and tool install (150mm, 200mm, and 300mm technologies). Clem’s expertise lies in developing and strengthening client relationships, managing design and construction contracts, developing standards for lateral distribution and tool installation design, and effectively balancing the management of engineering and construction responsibilities.
Clem earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering. Clem spends much of his time on the road, frequently visiting SSOE’s global offices as he pursues the emerging market growth.
Greg joined SSOE in 2004 as a National Account Executive through SSOE’s acquisition of AVCA Corporation. He has over 35 years of experience in the AEC industry with a technical background in instrumentation and controls related to the refining, glass, chemical, and manufacturing industries. In 2006, Greg was promoted to Division Manager of the Industrial Process Regional Offices Division which later expanded to include responsibilities for all technical resources and project management within SSOE’s Energy, Glass, Chemical, and Manufacturing SBU. In 2010, Greg was named a Principal Vice President. In his most recent role, Greg oversees the implementation of SSOE’s new Enterprise Resource Platform (ERP).
Greg received his Associate of Electrical Engineering from The University of Toledo.
Louise joined SSOE in 1986 as its first female registered architect and quickly became the go-to architect for large, complex buildings, working for clients such as Honda, Ford, Toyota, General Motors, and Kellogg, and confidential clients in the chemical and semiconductor industries. Louise was also one of the firm’s first registered professionals to learn and embrace CAD technology and provide international design services to clients. She took on the challenge of becoming SSOE’s first certified LEED® Accredited Professional and has leveraged it to help SSOE’s clients achieve a number of firsts, including Platinum certification for Volkswagen’s $1 billion automotive production facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Today, as a Master Architect, Louise helps resolve project challenges, develops technical solutions, and mentors staff with her nearly 40 years of experience. In 2016, her efforts were recognized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) when she was honored with AIA Ohio’s “Mentor of the Year” award.
Louise received her Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from the University of Cincinnati, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from The University of Toledo. She is a member of the Construction Specifications Institute and the AIA’s national, Ohio, and Toledo chapters. Louise’s many firsts and valuable contributions led to her being named a Principal of SSOE in 2017.
A seasoned senior architect with over 30 years of experience, Kirk is an Architectural Department Manager for SSOE’s Building Design Group SBU. His experience, primarily in K-12 educational facility design, includes campus master planning, new school design and complex renovations, additions, and reconfigurations of existing facilities, as well as being part of the ongoing conversation among educators and facility planners regarding non-conventional learning environments to better accommodate the variety of learning modes and teaching styles. Kirk holds a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Georgia Tech.
Todd serves as an Architectural Department Manager for SSOE’s Building Design Group SBU. He has over two decades of architectural experience in higher education and civic practice and has a passion for creating places and spaces that address client goals and objectives. He specializes in the design of academic and public libraries, classroom and learning environments for higher education, museums, and other civic projects. His expertise is backed by a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Georgia Tech. Todd is an active member of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), serving as a Council Member and as the Associate Convener of the Campus Planning Academy. Todd is also on the board of the Georgia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Joe joined SSOE in 2002 as Business Leader and Office Manager for SSOE’s then newly established Kalamazoo, Michigan office where he continues to work. Currently, he is a Senior Project Manager for SSOE’s Food and Consumer Products SBU where he leads major projects. In 2015, Joe was promoted to Senior Account Executive, working to develop business with new and existing clients while managing projects and providing process engineering insight and mentorship to SSOE staff. In 2017, he became a Principal.
Joe graduated from Michigan Technological University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and the University of Dayton with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Joe is a registered professional engineer with a Project Management Professional certification.
Cliff joined SSOE in 2005 and currently serves as a Business Leader within SSOE‘s Energy, Glass, Chemical, and Manufacturing (EGCM) Division. He has more than 35 years of professional experience utilizing the most effective design technologies and high-performance teaming strategies with global experience in several countries, including China and India.
Cliff earned a master’s degree with a concentration in Material Science & Engineering from National Technological University and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toledo. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). Cliff was named an SSOE Principal in 2021.
Brandon serves as Battery Market Leader and Division Manager of SSOE’s Automotive and Manufacturing Facilities Southeast Operations. He joined SSOE in 2016, has 15 years of experience in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry, and was a 2017 recipient of the SSOE Leadership Award for Superior Account Management. Prior to joining SSOE, Darroch served as an engineering officer in the U.S. Army. He is a former Airborne Ranger, Sapper, and Company Commander, and served multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Darroch earned his Master of Science in Engineering Management from Missouri University of Science and Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a certified Project Management Professional and leads SSOE’s Nashville, Tennessee office.
Mike serves as the High-Tech Division Manager of SSOE’s Advanced Technology (AT) Operation. He joined SSOE in 2019 with over 20 years of working experience supporting the semiconductor and technology industry. While being a strong proponent of eliminating waste, the Theory of Constraints (ToC), and the Toyota Production System (TPS), Newman is actively working on simplifying the project delivery model to improve value to the client. In addition to his work on the operations side, Newman has successfully led the effort to significantly add and diversify the AT client base. Newman earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University. He is a certified Project Management Professional and works out of SSOE’s Portland, Oregon location.
David serves as the Architectural Department Manager for SSOE’s Automotive and Manufacturing Facilities Northern Operations. He joined SSOE in 1998 and is an Agent for Change in the practice of architecture, and the broader scope of delivering design and construction projects. As a department manager of more than thirty architects and design professionals, Semproch challenges the norms of architecture by guiding the Industrial Architecture studio toward delivering value to clients and end-users, and not simply traditional instruments of service. He encourages out-of-the-box thinking toward the design and delivery of projects—emphasizing the art of architecture, the science of engineering, and appreciating the craft of construction. Semproch earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Kent State University.
Adrienne joined SSOE in 2005 as an Engineer for the Industrial Process SBU and by 2011, she began taking on project management responsibilities. In 2015, she became a Department Manager for SSOE’s Energy, Glass, Chemical, and Manufacturing SBU and in 2021, was promoted to Division Manager of SSOE’s Chemical Process group. Adrienne holds a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering from the University of Dayton. In 2010, she became a Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Ohio. In 2013, Adrienne was named “Young Engineer of the Year” by the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and in 2012 “Young Engineer of the Year” by Toledo Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE).
Brian joined SSOE in 2013 as a Project Manager for the Tool Install Division of the Advanced Technology group in Hillsboro, Oregon. In 2017, he became a Department Manager and in 2020, was promoted to Division Manager of SSOE’s Tool Install Operations. Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in Management / Information Systems from Georgia Fox University and an Advanced Project Management Certificate from Portland State University. He obtained his Project Management Professional certification in 2011.
Erick joined SSOE in 2014 as the Business Leader for our Mexico Operations. In 2017, he was promoted to Operations Director. With over two decades of in-country experience as a manager and engineer, Erick has extensive project knowledge with automotive / manufacturing facilities and distribution centers in dozens of cities throughout the Mexican industrial corridor. Erick holds an Industrial and Systems Engineering Degree from the University of Sonora and a certification in Project Management from the Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM), endorsed by the PMI (Project Management Institute).
Brian joined SSOE in 2011 performing process engineering for SSOE’s Energy, Glass, Chemical, and Manufacturing SBU and in 2015 was promoted to the role of Project Manager. In 2017, he became the Division Manager of SSOE’s Glass and Manufacturing groups. With over 27 years of experience in the glass and manufacturing industry, Brian has worked on projects around the world. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology from the University of Toledo and an Associate of Applied Science in Civil Engineering Technology from Owens Community College.
Carey joined SSOE in October 2015 as a Project Manager for the Basebuild Division of the Advanced Technology group in Hillsboro, Oregon. She became a Section Manager of the PMA / PC team and began taking on more of an operations role in 2018 with oversight of both project delivery workflows and project finances. Prior to joining SSOE, she held positions at Evergreen Engineering and Fluor Daniel in engineering as well as project management. Carey is a professional engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Structural Engineering from the University of California San Diego.
Traci joined SSOE in 2021 as an Operations Manager for the Basebuild Division of the Advanced Technology group in Hillsboro, Oregon. She was quickly promoted to a Division Manager within that group. Prior to joining SSOE, she was the Senior Operations Manager for Vestas American Wind Technology where she was responsible for the Midwestern Region delivering $25 million in annual revenue. Traci is a professional engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil / Structural Engineering from Portland State University and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Linfield College.
Carrie has over a decade of experience marketing the architecture, engineering, and construction management industry. In her role, she oversees a collaborative and energetic team of business-to-business marketers responsible for the marketing, corporate / internal communications, and public relations functions, as well as the proposal process. She builds awareness of and shapes SSOE’s brand through various marketing communication channels.
Carrie joined SSOE as a student intern in 2010. She graduated from The University of Toledo in 2011 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and again in 2016 with an MBA. She has served in a number of different roles within marketing, rising through the ranks of the marketing department to become Director of Marketing in 2022.
As Director of M&A, Maggie is responsible for building and maintaining the firm’s pipeline of acquisition opportunities. She is the firm’s primary representative responsible for developing and managing relationships with investment bankers, brokers, and consultants at the national level to support and expand SSOE’s M&A program. She is also responsible for evaluating prospective deals, assessing risks and opportunities, and overseeing the firm’s M&A- and market-related research team.
Maggie joined SSOE in 2011 as a Marketing Coordinator and was promoted to several positions before becoming Director of M&A, including Strategic Opportunity Manager, Business Development Specialist, and Business Leader of Strategy. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from The University of Dayton in 2009 and served as Project Director for the Montgomery County Transportation Improvement District prior to joining SSOE.
Candice joined SSOE in 2022 as Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). She previously held the position of External Communications Manager at Toledo Public Schools. Prior to that, she served as Director of Communications at the Toledo Museum of Art and Senior Communications Manager for the Toledo Zoo. She built valuable relationships at both a local and national level as Director of the Schools as Hubs initiative at Scott High School, a strategy for organizing the resources of the community around student success in partnership with Lutheran Social Services and the United Way of Greater Toledo.
Candice holds a Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership from Spring Arbor University and a Bachelor of Art in Communication and Public Relations from the University of Toledo. She has a strong community presence as President of the Press Club of Toledo Board, Board Member of the Rotary Club of Toledo, Board Director of The Arts Commission, and former Co-Chair of the African American Leadership Council of United Way. In 2014, she was the recipient of Leadership Toledo’s 20 under 40 Leadership Award and the Top Community Voices Award.
Mike started with SSOE in 2000 as a Systems Coordinator for SSOE’s Helpdesk Department. Since then, he has held a variety of roles including Systems Analyst, Systems Administrator, IT Department Manager, and now Director of Computer and Information Systems. In his role, he is responsible for the firm’s information technology, design technology, database, and applications groups.
Mike is a graduate of Baker College and holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems. He is also Microsoft certified in configuration operations management.
Dennis joined SSOE in 2004 as Assistant Controller as part of SSOE’s Acquisition of AVCA Corp with an ensuing promotion to Controller prior to becoming Director of Finance in 2020. With 33 years of experience, his responsibilities include oversight of all teams involved with safeguarding assets and executing internal accounting functions. He works closely with the operations groups and SSOE executive leadership in the pursuit of meeting strategic initiatives and financial goals in addition to being an active member of the firm’s acquisition process.
Dennis is a graduate of the University of Toledo holding a Bachelor of Administration in Accounting.
Doug Goare has been President of McDonald’s International Lead Markets (ILM) segment, which includes Australia, Canada, France, Germany and the U.K., since 2015. The ILM segment encompasses over 6,000 restaurants and accounts for about 40% of McDonald’s global operating income. Additionally, in October 2016, he took on additional responsibility as Chief Restaurant Officer and oversees the functions most directly supporting restaurant execution: supply chain, IT, operations, development and digital. Doug’s career with McDonald’s spans 40 years. Prior to his current role, he was President of McDonald’s Europe, responsible for nearly 8,000 restaurants in 39 countries. He previously served as Corporate Executive Vice President of Worldwide Supply Chain & Development for McDonald’s Corporation, where he had responsibility for $23 billion procurement of food, packaging and premiums, worldwide purchasing, supplier relationship strategies, food safety, quality systems strategy, and global restaurant development strategy.
Doug began his career at McDonald’s in 1978 with the Accounting Department in Columbus, Ohio, where he led the establishment of the Columbus Accounting Center and served in a number of positions in the accounting / financial area. He has held a variety of leadership positions throughout the U.S. business. As he progressed through the organization, Doug gained a breadth of financial knowledge, an in-depth understanding of the restaurants and a proven ability to collaborate with owner / operators, suppliers, and company teams. Doug is a graduate of Ohio State University and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.