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EEA Promotes Six Personnel to Principal

EEA is pleased to announce the internal promotion of six people to the title of Principal at our employee-owned company.

The new Principals in alphabetical order include: Mike Gath, Sara Hamill, Mark Mikulin, Toby Troberman, Arvind Viswanath, and Lisa Webster.

Mike (pictured in the top left) began working at EEA in 1998 after finishing school at Texas A&M University.  “EEA is family to me,” he shared.  “I interned here and haven’t worked anywhere else in 20 years.  I’m thrilled to be part of the leadership team with all of the employee-owners for another 20 years or more.”  As a new Principal, he will serve as Electrical Engineering Group Leader. 

After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin and working a few years in Dallas, Sara (top middle) came to work at EEA in 2006. She said: “I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to help EEA grow.” With more than a decade within the company, Sara will lead the company in the retail, commercial/food, and senior living sectors as Principal.

Since 2006, Mark (top right) has worked for EEA, and as Principal, he will focus on central plants and higher education. He said, “I’m looking forward to ensuring that EEA continues to be a source of pride for our employee-owners.  It is their commitment to excellence and standard of integrity that makes EEA the great place it is.”  A graduate of Texas A&M University, Mark has also presented at several regional conferences on the topic of utility master planning and campus utility system design. 

The newest Principal to EEA, Toby (bottom left), who started in 2015, says “I am excited about the new responsibility and proud to be an EEA teammate.  We have big plans for the future, and I am looking forward to the journey.” As principal, he will focus on commissioning, sustainable design, and the federal government. Before coming to EEA, Toby served as a civilian with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, worked for James Hardie Building Products, and graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington and The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss).  

Arvind (bottom center) came to work for EEA in 2011. As Principal, he will focus on manufacturing/high tech and The Department of Energy. Arvind said, “I am looking forward to the new challenges and am thankful and humbled with this opportunity.” Prior to EEA, Arvind worked at 3M and graduated from the University of Illinois.  

As a Principal based in the Albuquerque office, Lisa (bottom right) has worked for EEA since 2012. “I’ve enjoyed working for EEA, a “Top Work Place,” and look forward to being part of making it even better,” she shared. Lisa will focus on manufacturing/high tech and The Department of Energy. Lisa is a graduate of the New Mexico State University and currently serves on the Dean’s Advisory Committee for the university. She’s also the past chair of the civil PE exam and the current civil structural subcommittee for NCEES. Lisa was the first woman president of the NM section ASCE and won the award for ABQ Woman of Influence 2010.

About EEA Consulting Engineers

Austin headquartered EEA Consulting Engineers is licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia for MEP engineering (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) services, energy conservation, commissioning, process utility engineering, and utility master planning. Since the company’s founding in 1977, the Austin engineering company has grown from two staff to now more than 80 personnel with offices in two states.

Our Texas engineers and New Mexico engineers have completed projects in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Singapore for central utility plants, commercial clients, data centers, the government and military, the high tech and semiconductor sector, higher education institutions, industrial facilities, pharmaceutical and biotechnology facilities, recreational parks and pools, religious institutions, and retail and senior living giants. EEA is an Austin American Statesman “Top Workplace” and has been a Consulting Specifying Engineer magazine “MEP Giant” multiple years (a top 100 MEP engineering firm in the USA). For more information, please visit www.eeace.com

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