GBA Announces Five Key Promotions

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Grumman/Butkus Associates has announced the promotion of five of its professional engineering staff to new positions.

Promoted to Associate are David S. Eldridge, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, BEMP, BEAP, HBDP; Christopher A. Jones, P.E., LEED AP; and Kurt S. Matsen, P.E., QCxP, LEED AP. James D. Seymour Jr. has been promoted to Senior Project Engineer. William Wylie, E.I.T., was promoted to Project Engineer.

Eldridge, a graduate of the University of Illinois and Oklahoma State University, joined G/BA in 2001. His work is focused on energy studies and LEED services for clients in the higher education, healthcare, hospitality and commercial markets. Eldridge is active on multiple ASHRAE Technical Committees and is a board member of the International Building Performance Simulation Association.

Matsen is a graduate of the University of Illinois and joined G/BA in 2010. He is a leader in the firm’s commissioning and retro-commissioning projects for healthcare, higher education, and commercial markets, and also has experience in engineering design for data centers and commercial facilities. He is a member of ASHRAE and the Building Commissioning Association.

Jones, a graduate of the University of Michigan, joined G/BA in 2000. Highlights of his experience include large MEP design projects for healthcare, commercial, and senior living clients. He is a member of ASHRAE.

Seymour, a graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering, joined G/BA in 2012. He specializes in electrical engineering for government, higher education, healthcare, hospitality, and commercial clients. Seymour is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the National Electrical Contractors Association.

Wylie graduated from Illinois Institute of Technology and joined G/BA in 2012. His project experience includes MEP work for healthcare, commercial, government, and hospitality clients.

G/BA congratulates these team members for their valuable ongoing contributions to the work of the firm, which specializes in energy and resource consulting for large, energy-intensive facilities as well as mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design services, commissioning, retro-commissioning, energy and resource benchmarking, energy conservation studies, MEP infrastructure planning and upgrades, LEED consulting, and computerized building modeling. Founded in 1973 in Evanston, IL, the company also has offices in Wisconsin and the New York metropolitan area.

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