SSOE Group’s Russ Kinner Receives IEEE Award

Phoenix, Arizona,March 05, 2010 – Russ Kinner of SSOE Group, a global architecture, engineering, and construction management firm, was recently awarded a Special Chair Award for Section Support by the Phoenix Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. (IEEE). The award was presented to Russ during the organization’s annual awards banquet held on February 13, 2010 in Phoenix, AZ. This award recognizes individuals or organizations for activities that support the goals of the Section, such as public service. The award also recognizes current section officers for their contributions for advancement of the section. In making the announcement, IEEE cited Russ’s outstanding support of the Phoenix section’s publicity efforts, which helped bolster the organization’s work in advancing technology, as well as contributions to the profession and the community.

Russ Kinner, PE, is a Senior Electrical Engineer at SSOE Group. He has been with the firm since 2007 and has a primary focus in the glass sector. In his position, he is responsible for guiding electrical / controls projects as well as performing this function within multi-discipline projects. His other duties include preparation of drawing packages, bills of material, programming of PLC and HMI, supervision of contractors, and performing equipment commissioning.

Russ received a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toledo. He began his involvement with the IEEE in 2000 and currently serves as a board member for the Phoenix section as well as sector conference chair. Russ has also presented at the IEEE Canadian PLC Conference on a procedure that allows six PLC programmers to develop individual portions of a total application independently, and then be combined into a single processor. He was awarded an IEEE Third Millennium Award in 2000 and an IEEE-USA professional achievement award in 2001 for his outstanding contributions to his industry.

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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