When Adam joined EN Engineering in February 2005, the firm had less than 100 employees in one location. Now, it employs more than a thousand people nationwide. Adam launched the company’s first remote office in Baltimore, Maryland, and currently oversees all natural gas and electric utilities work, including design, consulting, and field service projects. His group is comprised of over 500 team members specialized in servicing utility customers across 25+ offices. He believes the company culture sets EN Engineering apart.
“We are a tight knit group and feel comfortable collaborating and having fun together. Our employees make us who we are, and our leadership takes steps to create a culture of recognition and gratitude for hard work.”
At home and at work, Adam emphasizes the importance of giving 100 percent to every challenge he faces. He lightheartedly summarizes his approach to life with his favorite motto, “Go Biggam or go home!” He earned a bachelor’s degree in general engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and is a member of the American Gas Association and Midwest Energy Association.
Mitch works with the senior management team and regional office leaders in the areas of risk management, employee safety, and quality. His goals are to create processes and systems that manage risks for the company and emphasize a safety culture for our employees, while meeting the safety and compliance requirements of our clients.
“We strive to provide excellence from start to finish, every day on every project. We are focused on the safety and training of our employees. We partner with our customers to deliver consistent, quality engineering solutions at competitive prices that exceed our customers’ expectations. Through this partnership, EN Engineering creates opportunities for the company that benefit both employees and our customers. These are my goals for our success.”
Mitch was one of the original employees of the company, serving as the head of the Transmission business unit from 2002 through 2011, when he became Chief Operating Officer. He held the COO post until moving into his current role as CRO in 2019. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Bradley University and an MBA from The University of Chicago. In his free time, Mitch enjoys fishing, hiking, camping, and boating.
Dave leads the design team, with responsibility for quality, execution, and resources. With more than 25 years of industry experience, he has specialized in designing systems for the transmission, distribution and storage of natural gas. His number one goal is to provide exceptional service and work alongside clients as an extension of their team.
“Our mission statement talks about building long-term, mutually beneficial relationships. And, those relationships are not only with our valued clients, but with our employees.”
Prior to joining EN Engineering, Dave worked for Enron, Kinder Morgan, CalNev Pipeline and Nicor Gas in various engineering and manager roles. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and an MBA from The University of Chicago. An avid Bears fan, on Sundays during football season Dave proudly takes tailgating to new heights by engineering new recipes and sampling premium beers.
Steve came to EN Engineering in 2019 with over 30 years progressive experience in financial and operational management. As CFO, Steve’s focus is on business-critical responsibilities to ensure the financial well-being of the company while contributing to strategic corporate initiatives for growth and development.
“As the company continues to grow, it’s an exciting time to join and I look forward to partnering with the team and to play an integral role in the continued success of the organization.”
Steve began his career as a CPA in “Big 4” public accounting and quickly expanded to include exposure to different industries and companies of varying size, stability, and growth. He has been both an entrepreneur and corporate leader through executive finance and operations roles in professional recruiting, construction, logistics, charter school management, and consulting.
Steve earned a BA in accounting from Michigan State University, an MBA from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management Program, and alumni status at Yale University from completion of the Global Executive Leadership Program. He and his wife enjoy spending time with their now grown children and hanging out at their mid-Michigan cottage.
Attracting, developing, and retaining employees who create value for customers’ are Michael’s top priorities. His focus is to ensure the company attracts the best talent in the industry and has the infrastructure in place where employees have the resources to build their careers and advance their knowledge and abilities.
“Our product is our people, so the quality of our employees is our competitive advantage. It’s truly a great privilege to be in a role where our HR team can help to realize the growth potential of this great company.”
Michael’s work experience began at age 16 in an iconic pet store in Chicago where he worked with exotic animals like monkeys and tigers. From this experience, Michael learned that it is a true blessing to be engaged in your work. In addition to leading the HR function at a professional services firm, he ran an HR consulting firm and served as an adjunct professor at Loyola and DePaul Universities. Michael received a doctorate in adult learning from Northern Illinois University in 2013, a master’s degree in human resource development from Northeastern Illinois University, and a bachelor’s degree in industrial psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Benjamin Newman | Chief of Strategy & Corporate Development
Ben leads EN Engineering’s corporate development activities, which includes overseeing mergers and acquisitions and driving organic growth initiatives. He enjoys building close relationships with business owners and management teams and learning from their experience and perspectives. Ben hopes to contribute to EN Engineering’s growth by extending the company into areas it’s not currently serving today, while retaining the legacy culture of delivering unparalleled customer value.
“The company is very well positioned for growth. Our employees have a high level of energy and a strong orientation towards quality and customer service. Not only is our staff uniquely knowledgeable, but they are also intellectually flexible and curious to find new ways to solve our customers’ demanding challenges.”
Ben was previously a vice president in private equity at Blue Point Capital Partners, and a senior associate in investment banking at Duff & Phelps Securities. He received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. An avid fan of the outdoors and an active lifestyle, Ben runs, bikes, and swims in his free time.
Jesse Rodriguez, PE | Executive VP, Business Unit Leader, Industrial & Infrastructure
Jesse is responsible for the overall execution of all natural gas transmission related projects, including client management, relationship management, and business development. Each day he focuses on customers—managing existing relationships, developing new relationships, and ensuring his talented team is providing quality work output.
“We truly want to be an extension of our customers’ engineering department. Many come to us because of resource constraints, and our goal is to partner with them, provide the same level of quality work, and build long-term relationships.”
Jesse grew up on the north side of Chicago and is a lifelong fan of the Chicago Cubs. From a young age, he was interested in math and science and knew he wanted to be an engineer. He attended the University of Illinois in Chicago and earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1999. Jesse volunteers as the community development commissioner in his hometown of Bensenville, Illinois, and provides guidance on ordinance variances and codes.
Keith Johnson | Executive VP, Business Unit Leader, Utilities
Keith has been with EN Engineering since its inception in 2002. In 2006, he accepted the challenge to relocate to Maryland to open the company’s first regional office and embraced the opportunity with enthusiasm. Through the years, Keith has witnessed EN Engineering’s steady growth and expanded his responsibilities to include the oversight of natural gas distribution projects in the Boston, Philadelphia, and Baltimore offices, with more on the horizon!
“Hard work is recognized, valued, and rewarded at EN Engineering. The company employs a diverse group of professionals, including a great balance of young folks and industry veterans who are willing to share the knowledge they gained throughout their career.”
Keith’s exposure to engineering and design began at age 13 when he worked at his father’s janitorial and facility maintenance firm. One of the clients was an engineering firm, and he would chat with the chief engineer and designers, who encouraged him to pursue an engineering career. He went on to earn a degree in architectural technology and construction estimating.
Keith is an active member of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE), a group that is dedicated to ensuring the input of minorities in the discussion of energy policies and regulations.
John Wilson | Senior Vice President, Business Development
John uses over 30 years of industry experience to lead business development initiatives at EN. John’s extensive knowledge and background includes not only natural gas pipelines, facilities, and underground storage, but also power generation and renewable energy. Throughout his career he has built numerous long-term relationships with utility, midstream, and industrial clients. With over 30 EN offices across the country, John looks to expand EN’s geographic footprint and provide resources close to our clients and their projects.
“Business Development is not getting a one-time sale. EN’s mission is to provide innovative solutions to our clients with a focus on long-term relationships.”
John joined EN Engineering in 2002 after working for Nicor Gas. He earned a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Wyoming in 1986. John plays competitive softball, and when he’s not working or playing softball, he enjoys hiking, scuba diving, and traveling to interesting locations around the world.
Jenny Hudson, PE | Vice President, Oil & Gas Consulting Services
Jenny oversees the Oil & Gas Consulting Services group, focusing on pipeline integrity management, regulatory compliance, assessments, risk, corrosion control, metallurgical consulting, GIS analytics, and process safety management. She enjoys the wide variety of projects and people she works with every day, as well as the constantly changing and challenging regulatory environment.
“We are fortunate to employ individuals who are industry leaders and possess exceptional technical expertise. Our employees are active within the industry and have contributed to the company’s outstanding reputation.”
Jenny, who comes from a family of engineers, earned a bachelor’s degree in geological engineering from The Missouri University of Science and Technology. She is also NACE-certified and active in many industry organizations. She enjoys traveling internationally with her husband and experiencing the unique cuisines in the countries she visits. Jenny also employs her engineering expertise at home through her hydroponic garden in the basement and charting out plans for the next season’s outdoor garden.
David Gibson, PE, PLS | Vice President, Refining & Chemicals
As head of the Refining & Chemicals product line, Dave’s primary goal is to ensure his team is client-focused and providing customers customized solutions while providing quality service. His team occupies space in six offices across the country, and he is hoping to further expand their footprint.
“Our tremendous growth offers countless opportunities for employees to step up and take on additional responsibilities. I get really excited about the development of our young professionals—it is really satisfying.”
Dave’s devotion to development and team building continues in his free time. For more than 30 years, he has coached youth baseball and basketball, and one of his favorite things is watching teams come together and achieve success. He earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Kentucky and is licensed as both a professional engineer and a professional land surveyor.
Cedric Moore | Vice President, Utilities Western Region
Cedric leads the utilities team in the western region for operations and execution of gas, electric, and telecommunications engineering, design, and field support for investor, owner, and municipal utility clients. This includes identifying opportunities to align EN service offerings with clients’ infrastructure expansion needs.
“EN partners with utilities, midstream companies, and other energy delivery companies, which is exciting. Even more, EN clients receive the care and attention of a small local firm, with all the horsepower and expertise of global energy experts.”
Cedric has been in engineering for close to 25 years. Starting in engineering consulting in 1993 for a small engineering firm, he eventually took a job with AECOM, supporting airport terminal building and utility operations. A love of utility operations led him to Baltimore Gas & Electric, where he spent nearly 20 years. He brought that considerable experience to EN when he joined in 2017.
Having developed a passion for the outdoors in the last few years, Cedric loves backpacking and trail hiking. He has a goal to schedule a planned hike at least once a month and has achieved it for the past year. He also spends time golfing, grilling, and playing basketball. He says, “basketball is a great way to take your mind off of critical tasks and helps with stress.”
Jason Stockrahm, PE | Vice President, Utilities Central Region
Jason leads the utilities team for gas, electric distribution, telecom design, gas inspection, and pole inspection projects in the U.S. central region. With over 20 years of consulting experience and more than 13 years in the utility industry, he believes in building long-term relationships with clients by providing quality solutions for their most difficult problems.
“This role allows me to help people. Whether it is a client coming to me with a problem or an internal team member, the best part of the job is the challenge of finding creative solutions and solving problems.”
Jason joined EN in 2008 when the company had only two offices and 150 people focused mainly on natural gas engineering design, compared to today with 1,800 people across 30+ offices with expertise in natural gas, liquids, electric, telecom design, and a growing inspection group. He has always worked in the engineering consulting firm space and has a transportation and site development background before coming to EN.
A Valparaiso University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, Jason is a licensed professional engineer in several states who loves a fast-paced and challenging work environment. An enthusiastic sports fan, Jason has earned the title of Whirlyball Champion at EN and coaches his children in competitive soccer.