ESD names Mike Thomas VP
Environmental Systems Design Inc. (ESD) has named Mike Thomas its Vice President and Business Development Director in the Chicago office.
Mike Thomas has been named Vice President and Business Development Director at ESD (Environmental Systems Design, Inc.).
In his new position, Thomas will be responsible for sales, business development, thought leadership, and client relations strategies for the firm, in particular in ESD’s commercial, institutional, health care and science practices.
Prior to joining ESD, Thomas was a Director and the Americas Region Service Line Leader for HP Critical Facilities Services at Hewlett-Packard. In this position, he led a team of data center consulting professionals who delivered engineering, construction, and consulting services to enterprise and institutional customers in Canada, Latin America, and the U.S. Before HP, he co-founded the Chicago office and was Director of Corporate Market Strategy at EYP Mission Critical Facilities, where his notable projects included the National Petascale Computing Facility at the University of Illinois in Urbana. Thomas’ experience also includes positions at Baker & McKenzie, Cannon Design, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
Thomas received a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago and resides in Oak Park, Ill.
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