Chuck, who leads BBA’s mechanical department and has been with the firm for nearly 14 years, has moved up on the company letterhead to principal. Prior to receiving a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Rutgers in 1996, Chuck was in the U.S. Navy for six years where he served on two nuclear submarines, gaining technical skills and leadership training.
“BBA is the beneficiary of Chuck’s unique background,” said Bruce E. Brooks, the firm’s founder. “He has consistently taken on increased responsibility and personifies our next generation of ownership. Chuck’s overall optimism and love for his craft shows in the product he puts out and in the people he mentors.” Fellow principal Brad Randall added, “Chuck embraces the philosophy of the firm and cares deeply about client satisfaction. His commitment to the quality of the engineering process parallels his efforts in helping technical staff reach their professional career goals.” Ever the overachiever, Chuck is a licensed Professional Engineer in 16 states.
Tami joined BBA in 2001 after beginning her career with a national A/E firm straight out of Penn State, where she earned a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering. A licensed Professional Engineer and LEED AP, Tami is also a Lighting Certified Professional, a skillset that has added value to many projects on which she has served as a senior electrical engineer. When the position of lead electrical engineer opened up, Tami was the obvious choice. Principal John Hodos, Jr., explains why: “Tami has a way of seeing projects from our clients’ perspective that results in creative and relevant design options and solutions. She has spent her formative professional years at BBA and during that time earned our trust and confidence in her technical, management and leadership skills. With Tami at the helm, we are poised to take our electrical department to the next level.” For Tami herself, this means taking on several new initiatives: building awareness of BBA’s lighting design capabilities; mentoring younger staff for technical and career development; and reinforcing best practices throughout the project design, documentation and delivery process.