SSOE Group Names New Government Sector Champion

TOLEDO, Ohio, October 26, 2010– SSOE Group (, an international engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm, announces the promotion of Mike Duffey to government sector champion. He will serve as director, federal programs and lead the initiative to expand SSOE’s federal portfolio.

Mike Duffey, PE, previously served as general facilities division manager at SSOE. Duffey has extensive experience in facility and site planning, design, and construction. His expertise includes budgeting, scheduling, quality assurance, and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining SSOE, Duffey held various leadership positions in the military involving facilities planning, operations, and finally as a unit commander for the Ohio Air National Guard, retiring in 2006 as a lieutenant colonel. He also has other pertinent affiliations including service as a state director for American Council of Engineering Companies, as well as the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, Military Affairs Committee and director on the Owens Community College Foundation Board.

Tony Damon, CEO of SSOE stated, “Mike is uniquely qualified for this position, given his 28 years of military service and engineering experience. He has extraordinary leadership experience that will prove invaluable in expanding our business with strategic government agencies and clients. Our goal is to put our expertise to work and capitalize on the significant resources that have been committed to improve our country’s infrastructure, facilities, and services.”

SSOE’s most recent federal government experience includes projects for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Army Air Force Exchange Service, and the National Nuclear Security Administration.

Duffey received his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Akron. He is also a graduate of the senior-level professional military education course from the United States Air Force’s Air War College and is a licensed professional engineer in 22 states.

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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