SSOE Group Elects New Member to Board of Directors

TOLEDO, Ohio, December 5, 2019 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, announced today the selection of Doug Goare as a new outside director to its board. He was selected by SSOE’s stockholders for his unique industry perspective and diverse background that aligns with the company’s core markets and future growth objectives.

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.

Mike Murphy, Chairman of the Board, stated “We are extremely excited to have Doug join our Board. Doug’s extensive international, supply chain, and executive experience will bring unique perspective and diversity of thought to our Board—invaluable in helping SSOE achieve our growth and strategic goals.”

Other Board Members in Office:

Vince DiPofi, PE – President, CEO

Michael Murphy – Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Chairman of the Board

Catherine Myers – Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Jim Lewis – Senior Vice President, SBU Manager

Nathan Czerniejewski, PE, PMP – Senior Vice President, General Manager

Lori Gillett – Outside Director

John Pemberton – Outside Director

About SSOE Group

As a Top 10 Engineering / Architecture firm for the past 7 years (BD+C), SSOE focuses on delivering Great Client Service to clients through a full range of project delivery solutions. They have been named a "Great Workplace" (Great Place to Work®) and one of the "Best AEC Firms to Work For" (BD+C).

With more than 20 offices around the world, SSOE is known for making its clients successful by saving them time, trouble, and money. Over the company's 70-year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to semiconductor, automotive, food, chemical, glass, manufacturing, healthcare, power, and general building industries—with projects completed in 40 countries. Visit www.ssoe.com for additional information and career opportunities.

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