A native of West Virginia and a graduate of its flagship university, Brandon remains true to his mountain roots. Forever connected to coal and energy resources, Brandon has leveraged those roots to become a straightforward, multidisciplinary engineer whose industrial team often works with energy-affiliated clients. “Almost everything in manufacturing starts with a barrel of oil, and I’ve worked upstream and downstream from that barrel for most of my career.”
Brandon brought more than 12 years of professional experience as a regional office leader, senior project manager, and design engineer to Prime Engineering. A registered civil engineer, he has successfully led multidisciplinary teams to design and develop projects in the petrochemical, rail, and other industries where complex projects required design development, management, and execution.
Once at Prime, Brandon immediately focused on growing the organization both geographically (Pittsburgh, Huntington, and Cincinnati) and in continuing the trend of seeking out and acquiring top talent. In addition, Brandon focused on operational improvements to the business during his tenures as Market Segment Manager, Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer. Additionally, a "focus on our people" has been a guiding principle as he moved through the ranks and that will continue as President and CEO.
An accomplished leader, Brandon has extensive experience in project management, design, business development, personnel management, and strategic account management. He also appreciates fundamentals of high-quality civil/structural, mechanical, and electrical design.
Brandon has traveled extensively on behalf of his clients, but Prime’s Pittsburgh office is now his professional home and he sees parallels between his career and Prime’s culture—the importance of detailed design engineering against the backdrop of multidisciplinary projects. He loves Prime’s smaller, family feel and unrelenting focus on strong client relationships and high-quality work. He views Prime’s goal of driving business value as something that his clients particularly appreciate.
In addition to his Civil Engineering degree from West Virginia University, Brandon obtained his M.S. in Engineering Management from Penn State. And while the football rivalry has been on hold since 1992, Brandon will be cheering for the Mountaineers when the two teams face off again in 2023. In addition to his academic accomplishments, Brandon also served for six years in the Air Force National Guard, serving in West Virginia’s 130th Aircraft Wing’s Civil Engineering Squadron.
When he’s not working with his team and his clients, Brandon’s spends his free time with his wife and three kids. An athlete at heart, he enjoys most kinds of exercise, particularly mountain biking, which can be readily practiced in Pennsylvania. Brandon also enjoys playing guitar and drums with his friends in their own neighborhood garage band.
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