Universal Engineering Sciences Appoints David Witsken as Chief Executive Officer
Nation’s fastest-growing engineering and consulting firm appoints former BrandSafway and General Electric executive to bolster leadership team and accelerate growth
ORLANDO, Florida., April 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Universal Engineering Sciences® (UES), a leading national engineering and consulting firm, has appointed David Witken as general manager. UES, recognized as the fastest growing AEC company in the United States and Canada, continues to expand its operations nationwide, with 67 branches in nearly 20 states and more than 3,100 professionals today. Dave will be located at UES Headquarters in Orlando and will begin later this month.
Most recently, Dave served as President of Industry, Energy and Commercial Operations for BrandSafway for United States, Canada and Mexico. BrandSafway is a provider of services and products to industrial, commercial and infrastructure end markets worldwide. Dave has held various leadership positions globally throughout his 17 years with the company, including in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, sales and general management. During his tenure, BrandSafway completed 30 successful acquisitions and grew from $300 million of turnover in 2005 at $5 billion today. Previously, Dave spent 18 years with General Electric in various management positions. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Westminster Collegewhere he is currently a member of the advisory board.
“Dave’s strong track record of industry leadership and extensive growth experience positions him exceptionally well to lead UES into its next exciting chapter,” said UES President. Michael Burke. “Over the past 18 months, UES has tripled in size through both organic growth and acquisitions. This includes notable projects won, as well as the successful completion of 13 strategic acquisitions. Looking ahead, we are excited to continue expanding UES through strong growth. geographies in United States. I look forward to working closely with Dave and our talented management team to seize the incredible opportunity before us. »
“I am thrilled to join UES at this point in its journey,” said the new CEO of UES Dave Witsken. “UES is poised to have a significant impact nationally. Between the national commitment to infrastructure spending and increased population movement to the Sun Belt, there is a significant opportunity for UES to build stronger communities, serve more customers and create exciting career paths for our people.”
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About Universal Engineering Sciences
Universal Engineering Sciences, headquartered in Orlando, is a rapidly growing engineering and consulting company with nearly six decades of experience in geotechnical engineering, building materials testing, building code compliance, threshold inspections and environmental consulting. UES is considered an industry pioneer and stands at the forefront of emerging technologies, best practices, and an influential legislature. Projects include public and private clients, ranging from transportation and healthcare to commerce and education. UES engineers, geologists, certified inspectors and scientists offer an unwavering commitment to excellence, approaching each project as an opportunity to cultivate lasting client relationships. BDT Capital Partners is the lead investor in the company.
UES is committed to growing through strategic acquisitions and organic growth. UES’ presence includes locations in high-growth markets in the South, Midwest and West, including Texas, Florida, Georgia, AlabamaNorth and Caroline from the southDC Metro, California, Utah, Nevada, Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippiand Arkansas.
UES was named number one on Zweig Group’s Hot Firm List, which recognizes the fastest growing companies in the architecture, engineering, planning, environment and construction sectors (AEC). With nearly 3,100 professionals in 67 branches in nearly 20 states across the country, UES consults on projects of all sizes to help provide the necessary infrastructure and build safe and thriving communities. For more information, please visit universalengineering.com Where follow the SIU on social networks.
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