SSOE’s Portage, Michigan Business Leader and Senior Project Manager Earn Project Management Professional Certifications

PORTAGE, Michigan, July 02, 2009 – SSOE Business Leader, Joe Badalamenti and Senior Project Manager, Jim Swope have earned their certification as Project Management Professionals (PMP). SSOE is one of the nation’s largest architectural and engineering firms. The PMP is awarded by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and means that Badalamenti and Swope possess the knowledge and skill necessary to lead and direct project teams, as well as deliver project results within the constraints of schedule, budget, and resources.

Joe Badalamenti, PE, PMP, Senior Project Manager and Senior Associate, has nearly 25 years of professional experience. His expertise includes plant layout, mechanical utilities, process and pumping systems in the food and beverage industry. Also as the Business Leader for SSOE’s Portage office, he is responsible for hiring and development of staff as well as office growth.

Badalamenti received his Master’s of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton and his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. He is a registered Mechanical Engineer in six states.

Jim Swope, PMP, Senior Project Manager, has nearly three decades of professional experience. He is responsible for leading key team members throughout the duration of multi-discipline food and beverage projects. His responsibilities include primary contact for all management functions such as project planning, control procedures, and monitoring progress while maintaining the overall knowledge of the technical content of the project.

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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