ESD names senior vice president
Addam Friedl was named senior vice president and mission critical facilities practice leader at Environmental Systems Design.
Addam Friedl, the former chief technology officer for HP Critical Facilities Services (HPCFS), has been named senior vice president and mission critical facilities practice leader at ESD (Environmental Systems Design Inc.).
As CTO at HPCFS, Friedl was responsible for driving technical innovation within the CFS business and its projects, as well as proactive collaboration with other HP service lines and third-party entities. Previously, Friedl served as a Principal at EYP Mission Critical Facilities, Inc., which was acquired by HP in 2008.
Friedl, a registered Professional Engineer in 32 states, received a B.S in electrical engineering, from the University of South Florida. He is an Uptime Institute Accredited Tier Designer and is National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) registered.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.