Leading DC Metro Area MEP Firm Focuses on the Future with Planned Succession
Arlington, VA (June 16, 2020) – GHT Limited (GHT), a leading DC metro area mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering consulting firm is pleased to announce a planned leadership transition, naming Senior Principal Patrick Kunze, PE, LEED AP as President.
Kunze will transition into the role of President from Paul O’Brien, PE, LEED AP ID+C, who has served as the firm’s President since 2000. Paul has led the organization’s growth across the region for the last twenty years and has built the firm into a successful MEP engineering and sustainability consulting firm which is currently celebrating its 55th year in business. GHT Limited has been consistently recognized as one of the Top 100 MEP Giants nationwide, as well as a Top 20 local engineering firm by the Washington Business Journal.
As a key component of the company’s succession plan, Patrick assumes the role of President after serving as Senior Principal for the last seven years and most recently serving as Studio Leader for GHT’s thriving Interiors division. Since joining the firm in 2004, Patrick has also taken on increasing leadership within the company for Operations, Human Resources and focused growth in Sustainable Engineering design.
“During his tenure with GHT, Patrick has demonstrated a natural ability for creative leadership, with an unwavering commitment to delivering quality for our clients,” says Paul O’Brien. “GHT will undoubtedly flourish under his direction and we look forward to the key role he will play in ensuring that GHT continues delivering sustainable, high-quality engineering solutions for our clients.” Paul will continue an active role in GHT’s daily operations, including business development, client relations and providing high-performance designs for commercial office buildings, multi-family and interiors clients. He will work closely alongside Patrick to ensure a seamless transition for the company’s executive team.
Across his sixteen-year career with GHT, Patrick Kunze worked directly with the U.S. Green Building Council on their Platinum headquarters, developed questions for the GBCI LEED AP exam and continues to serve on the Green Technical Advisory Group (TAG) subcommittee of the District of Columbia’s Construction Codes Coordinating Board (CCCB). He is a registered professional engineer in DC, Maryland and Virginia and ten other jurisdictions; as well as an International Code Council (ICC) Certified Plans Examiner / Code Inspector. He earned a Master of Business Administration from George Mason University and joined GHT following earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University.
About GHT Limited
GHT provides innovative mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering solutions for the built environment. Our approach integrates proven techniques with the latest technologies and sustainable design practices. In addition to MEP design and commissioning for base building systems and interiors, GHT offers operations and energy services that enhance building performance and real estate advisory services that inform investment decisions. For more than 50 years, GHT has helped improve efficiency and value for commercial, institutional, and government real estate in the Washington, DC region.
Susan Dawson, LEED AP BD+C
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