SSOE CEO Vince DiPofi to Present at the Engineers Foundation of Ohio’s 2023 Continuing Professional Development Conference

TOLEDO, Ohio, October 27, 2023 – SSOE Group (, an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is excited to announce that Vince DiPofi, PE, SSOE’s Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Engineers Foundation of Ohio’s 2023 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Conference that will take place virtually November 2-3, 2023. During this conference, attendees can earn up to 15 CPD hours while participating in seminars specifically designed for Ohio’s professional engineers and other design professionals. DiPofi will present “Succession Planning & Ownership Models” on Thursday, November 2 at 4:00 p.m. EST.

DiPofi commented on his presentation topic stating “We are all aware of the current dynamics in our industry with merger and acquisitions at an all-time high, as well as seminars on these topics across the country. I believe sharing my direct perspective as CEO of SSOE will add value to the conversation. I will present how our firm has approached succession planning, our stock program, and ownership transition. I will go “behind the curtain” and demonstrate the SSOE model. I will emphasize the principles that would apply to any firm, regardless of size. It’s a living, viable, and practical model that I believe others will benefit from. This presentation is geared for owners who want to maintain ownership of their firm and make it robust for the future. We have documented success with a vision and implementation approaches.”

DiPofi joined SSOE in 2000 and has more than 40 years of professional experience. He has risen through the ranks at the firm as a Business Leader, Corporate Director of Business Development, and Chief Strategy Officer, prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer. Throughout the years, he has been instrumental in developing numerous new accounts for SSOE and starting up the company’s operations in Mexico. Today, he has the company focused on a technology-driven strategic plan that is positioning SSOE as one of the fastest-growing firms in the country and a leading edge thought leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and design automation.

DiPofi 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 and was named the 2022 Engineer of the Year. DiPofi is also active in several non-profit organizations and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the University of Toledo College of Engineering, where he was named a Distinguished Alumni in 2019.

About EFO

The Engineers Foundation of Ohio (EFO) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit educational foundation that was established to raise funds for engineering educational programs. EFO has implemented programs to increase the math, science, and technological aptitudes of Ohio’s youth including MATHCOUNTS, Imagine Engineering, and Engineer as Leader Seminars. They also provide up to $33,000 annually in scholarships for up to 24 of Ohio’s brightest engineering students. Additionally, programs for engineering professionals include the development of managerial skills.

For more information on the conference and to register, click here.

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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