SSOE Announces 2008 Board Members and Officers

TOLEDO, OH, January 30, 2008 – SSOE, Inc., one of the nation’s largest architecture and engineering firms, announced that Harold (Bob) R. Howell has been named Chairman of the Board for the 2008 calendar year and David S. Verner has been elected to the Board of Directors for a three year term, expiring in 2010.

“SSOE’s organic growth over the last few years has allowed us to create career and ownership opportunities for numerous employees. These opportunities were not available and unheard of just a few years ago, also these opportunities never would have been made possible without our yearly double digit growth. With this unprecedented growth, we can’t lose sight of the greatest asset we have, our employees. Our goal is to keep this growth sustainable while continuing to focus on improving our processes both internally and externally, to deliver the highest value possible to our clients. We must be the company of choice by our clients and employees.” said Harold (Bob) Howell, Chairman of the Board and Executive Vice President of SSOE.

Board Members Continuing in Office:
Tony Damon, AIA
Harold (Bob) Howell, Jr.
Craig Bowie, PE
John (Jack) Steele II, PE
David Sipes, PE
Charles Heine, outside director
Thomas Brady, outside director
Leslie Green, outside director

In addition, the shareholders also elected Directors and Officers to SSOE Systems, Inc. Vincent DiPofi, Jr. has been elected as Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. David Sipes, President and David Verner Vice President are continuing in office.

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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