Key Staff Added as St. Paul, MN Office Grows


SSOE, Inc. ranked the 12th largest architecture and engineering firm in the US by Building Design and Construction in 2005, announces the growth of their recently opened St. Paul office. Business leader, Mr. David Smith and projects director; John Marrow along with engineering manager, Mark Hoffman. These professionals have considerable experience working together for an international consulting firm prior to joining SSOE. Their understanding of large and small projects delivery will provide excellent value to SSOE’s clients.

Mr. David Smith, PE is the business leader of SSOE’s St. Paul operation. Mr. Smith came to lead the office since its opening earlier this year. Today the office employs 16 professional staff. Mr. Smith is a Chemical Engineering Graduate with a Masters and BS from Iowa State University. He has over 30 years of professional experience and is a licensed in both the chemical and fire protection disciplines.

Mr. Marrow is a project director, with large-scale international project engineering and management experience. He has over 19 years of professional experience. Mr. Marrow has a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom. He is also a member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, United Kingdom, Project Management Institute and European Professional Engineers Association.

Mr. Mark Hoffman, PE is the engineering manager with project and engineering management experience in food processing, nutraceutical processing, renewable energy, ammonia refrigeration and food ingredient industries.  Mr. Hoffman received his BS in Engineering from the University of Minnesota. He is co-inventor of a neutraceutical process and has led process development and scale-up projects. He is a licensed engineer in 12 states and two Canadian Provinces. He has over 25 years of experience and has worked with major food industry clients such as General Mills, Pillsbury and Keebler.

For SSOE, the opening of the St. Paul office coincides with other growth taking place in the past year including new offices in Midland, Michigan; Phoenix, Arizona; Washington, DC and Shanghai, China. Now with 14 offices in the US, Puerto Rico and Shanghai, China, SSOE has experienced explosive growth over the past few years. The Company has earned a solid reputation in process engineering for the alternative energy, chemical, food, glass, mining and personal care industries, as well as in civil engineering. They also have a very strong position in facility design for the healthcare, retail, automotive and education markets. SSOE has completed projects in 48 states and 32 foreign countries. Visit for additional information.

About SSOE Group

As an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, SSOE is known for delivering unparalleled client value that advances the AEC industry. They have been named a “Great Workplace” (Great Place to Work®) and one of the “Best AEC Firms to Work For” (BD+C).

Over the company’s 75-year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to high-tech and general manufacturing clients in the semiconductor, automotive, battery, food, chemical, and glass industries. SSOE also provides forward-thinking design across healthcare and general building sectors such as corporate workplace, education, and judicial—with projects completed in 40 countries. Visit for additional information and career opportunities.

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