Dewberry hires automation manager
Dewberry hires Troy Windom, a mechanical engineer with more than 25 years of experience with building automation systems, as automation manager for the company's Raleigh, N.C., office.
Dewberry hired Troy Windom as automation manager based in the firm’s Raleigh, N.C., office. Windom’s duties will include growing Dewberry’s presence in building automation systems (BAS) and integrating them into enterprise-level business systems.
Windom has more than 25 years of direct experience with BAS and has managed multiple large scale, multi-task projects, including a complete controls upgrade of the Tobyhanna Army Depot in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania. Additionally, Windom has extensive field experience testing and troubleshooting HVAC, fire alarm, and building automation systems. He was responsible for overseeing the installation of a building automation system at the Environmental Protection Agency’s two million-square-foot lab and office space in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
Windom earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University.
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