With over 20 years of experience in design consulting, Cuong H. Dinh has learned that the true measure of success is not solely based on the number of successful projects but rather the growth of your team that occurs along the way. As the President of Prime Engineering, Cuong collaborates with our diverse team of engineering, architecture, and survey disciplines to deliver best-in-class solutions to our clients' most challenging problems. Equally as important, Cuong ensures that Prime Engineering provides a positive customer experience that is efficient, tailored, and personal.
Cuong spearheads initiatives to explore new and emerging markets at Prime Engineering. His strategic acumen continuously seeks to open doors to exciting opportunities and services that can better service our clients. He oversees various critical functions, including project management, design, business development, personnel management, and strategic account management, optimizing Prime Engineering's operations for maximum efficiency and success. He dedicates himself to protecting and enhancing the firm's unique culture and legacy of excellence. Cuong's commitment to these pillars of success actively ensures that Prime Engineering lives up to our well-known service commitment.
Cuong's journey traces its roots to a beginning as the first-generation son of immigrants. Cuong learned firsthand from his parents' experience that dreamers need to be doers, and all dreams are possible when backstopped by commitment and hard work. Born into this vibrant family of five, Cuong is the youngest, a quality that fostered his outgoing spirit. Cuong graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is a registered professional engineer in more than a dozen states. Additionally, Cuong holds the Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA) credential from the AABC Commissioning Group.
Cuong's professional career has spanned a broad range of industries and markets, including commercial real estate consulting, nuclear power design, data center design and commissioning, and design of food and beverage facilities. "I've had the opportunity to design and inspect anything from a mobile home park to a nuclear reactor throughout my career, and each has its unique challenges."
Cuong credits an impressive list of leaders and mentors who challenged, coached, and supported him throughout his career. "I was fortunate to have managers and bosses who taught me how to be a good engineer, but also showed me how to be a professional, a good person, and an inspiring leader as well." To young engineers and architects stepping into the AEC industry, Cuong suggests, "Be curious and ask questions; everyone needs to learn, and everyone needs help regardless of age or experience."
Outside the office, Cuong enthusiastically shuttles his daughters to their dance rehearsals several days per week and is a semi-professional dance dad responsible for logistics, baggage handling, and food orders during competition weekends. He also likes traveling with his family to explore unique experiences, cultures, and landscapes that form core memories that far outlast the latest clothing, electronic, or social media trends. "At the end of the day, I consider myself a pretty simple family man; I go to work for my family, come home to be with my family, and try to help out as much as I can along the way."
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