October 5, 2020
E.A. Bonelli + Associates, Inc. is very pleased to announce the newest addition to the partnership group.
Brad Heeres, P.E., brings his decades of experience in food & beverage facility design and engineering to the EAB team. As the new Vice President of Engineering, Eastern Region, Mr. Heeres will not only guide the development of EAB's expanded design department, but will also serve to broaden the company's geographical reach in North America by opening its first Michigan office.
In an all-company video conference on October 1, Brad spoke to his new coworkers about his role and expressed his enthusiasm for joining the EAB team.
I share EAB's passion for excellent design for food & beverage facilities. I'm excited to join this team and bring my experience and commitment to what is an already outstanding firm. I look forward to amplifying EAB's success, and together with you, grow the company.
Brad, of course, is no stranger to this group. Brad has been a design partner with E.A. Bonelli since 2009, and has been a valued collaborator in joint marketing efforts, customer outreach and support, and project delivery. He has likewise earned the respect of EAB's client base, with a recognized level of expertise that extends beyond his role as a project manager for utility design disciplines. Brad's client-focused philosophy and proactive approach to design and planning has been an invaluable asset on major project partnerships for over a decade.
In 1994, after earning his M.S. in electrical engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mr. Heeres started the electrical engineering department at Angus-Young Associates, an Architecture and Engineering firm in Janesville, WI.
In addition to his electrical engineering responsibilities, he quickly assumed responsibilities in HVAC and mechanical engineering, as well as leading engineering projects with companies like General Motors and Frito Lay. Mr. Heeres became the Director of Engineering of Angus-Young.
In 2007 Mr. Heeres joined GMB Architecture + Engineering as a leader in the engineering department. As a Vice President of the firm, Mr. Heeres completed a wide range of projects in the food processing sector, including work on several dryer facilities. His project role was to lead complex and fast-track engineering projects including pre-planning and feasibility studies through design and project implementation.
Mr. Heeres is a registered Professional Engineer throughout the United States. He is a LEED Accredited Professional (AP) and is a member of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).
Brad's passion for industrial engineering began early in his professional career, and has now led him to a position to strengthen EAB's presence as a leading facility designer for the food & beverage industries. Brad will spearhead the development of EAB's MEP design department, and help guide the company's growth as EAB formally transitions to a full-service design and engineering firm.
On the heels of celebrating its 60th year in business, EAB is proud to look forward to continued growth. Broadening in-house services had always been an objective, but never one that was taken lightly. At the right time, and with the right people, EAB was preparing to realize that goal. Brad Heeres is the right person to lead this next stage of EAB's evolution.
Brad was involved in the leadership at both Angus-Young and GMB. His experience with business development, talent attraction, and strategic planning make him very well-positioned to lead the development of our expanded design department.
- Scott Savage, CEO and Managing Principal
Mr. Heeres's interdisciplinary approach to utility engineering, drawing on expertise in not just electrical but mechanical and HVAC engineering as well, is part of what makes him the perfect choice to lead this initiative. His wealth of experience designing and managing projects in the F&B sector, combined with his team-centric attitude, assures an elevated level of service to EAB's customer base and serves to emphasize this company's commitment to unparalleled excellence in the design and engineering of production facilities for the food and beverage industries.