July 27, 2017
Byron Smith, PE, LEED AP BD&C, has been promoted to Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing (MEP) Federal Market Lead. He has been with Wilson & Company for one year in our Albuquerque, NM office. He brings 12 years of experience in HVAC engineering, modeling and analysis, construction administration, LEED, energy audits, and is an advocate for sustainable and energy efficient systems.
“As a licensed mechanical and fire protection engineer, Byron is an asset to projects in the life-safety sector of vertical construction,” said Mark Wentzel, Vertical MEP Operations Manager. “Over the past year, I’ve been really impressed with his commitment to our federal clients and focusing in on their “why.” Because of his discipline and intensity, I know that Byron will be a great client manager providing solutions for our federal clients.”
Since beginning his career at Wilson & Company, Byron has taken ownership of focusing on the federal market, and helping those clients accomplish their goals. During this time, he has developed strong relationships with Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratories by learning their vigorous standards and protocols. Projects have included improving central mechanical plants, designing laboratory spaces, and improving operations for both laboratories.
“Working at Wilson & Company has allowed me wonderful new experiences, branching into new sectors of Mechanical Engineering,” said Byron. “My peers and colleagues at Wilson & Company are knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and fun. Their knowledge and skill sets allow me to strive for new project opportunities that will help us grow in this market.”
Byron has a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology with a specialty in mechanical from New Mexico State University, and is a registered professional engineer in New Mexico. He is a member of American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHE); National Fire Protection Association (NFPA); United States Green Building Council (USGBC); and Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE).
Outside of the office, Byron likes to spend time with his family; they are preparing for a baby boy who will be here any day now. He enjoys being outdoors either camping, snowboarding, hiking, kayaking, or biking while pulling his daughter in a bike trailer.