ESD promotes two to SVP
Environmental Systems Design Inc. has named Jay Frank Ramirez and James Johnson senior vice presidents.
ESD (Environmental Systems Design Inc.) has named Jay Frank Ramirez a senior vice president and has promoted James Johnson to senior vice president.
In his new position, Ramirez heads ESD’s Health, Science and Institution Division, responsible for all health care, lab science and educational projects. With over 25 years of experience in mechanical engineering, advanced technology, project management, and business development, he has managed the design of complex building systems for a wide variety of institutional, pharmaceutical, bio-technology, microelectronics, industrial and health care facilities.
Ramirez received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Texas Tech University. He is a member of the American Society of Health Care Engineers and the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering.
Previously an ESD vice president, Johnson manages the firm’s Commercial Interiors Group whose projects include tenant fitout projects in the Chicagoland area and throughout the United States. He has more than 30 years of mechanical engineering and project management experience for financial, legal and corporate accounts.
Johnson received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He is a professional engineer and a registered energy professional in the State of Illinois and a LEED Accredited Professional. He is a member of ASHRAE.
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