In his current capacity, Vince serves as SSOE’s Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Executive Vice President. This includes executive level oversight of the Advanced Technology Strategic Business Unit (SBU); Healthcare, Commercial, and Education SBU; Marketing and Business Development; and the Virtual Design and Construction team. He has significant international experience, leading a turnaround of the China operation, starting SSOE’s office in Mexico in 2014, and most recently creating an alliance in Europe for design of industrial facility projects.
Vince brings more than 35 years of experience in the AEC industry. He started as a college intern and drafter with the former AVCA Corp. in 1981 and came to SSOE in 2000 as the Business Leader for SSOE’s food group, which eventually rose to a #2 ENR ranking. He was later named SBU Manager of the Food and Consumer Products SBU and a Principal in 2006.
As SSOE’s Director of Business Development, Vince was, and continues to be, influential in fostering a client-centered culture within SSOE. He was instrumental in developing engineering alliance relationships with several of SSOE’s top 10 clients and spearheaded the Value Promise program, which has documented more than $1 billion dollars of savings for our clients since 2009.
Immediately prior to becoming COO, Vince served as SSOE’s Chief Strategy Officer, acting as a key advisor to the CEO on the strategic direction of the firm. He has served as SSOE’s Chairman of the Board and currently holds a position on the Board of Directors. Vince holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toledo and is a licensed professional engineer in Ohio and Michigan.
He is active in the Toledo Society of Professional Engineers (a past Young Engineer of the Year recipient) and is on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the College of Engineering at the University of Toledo. He is married with two children and resides in Monclova, Ohio.