Denver-Based Engineering Firm BCER Names Hughes President, CEO
DENVER, CO BCER announces that David Hughes has been named President and CEO. Outgoing President and CEO Steve Rondinelli has announced his retirement effective January 1, 2018. Rondinelli will work alongside Hughes over the next three months to facilitate a smooth leadership transition.
Rondinelli served as President and CEO of BCER since the retirement of Marc Espinosa in 2015. He brought more than 40 years of experience in life safety and fire protection experience to his leadership role at the firm and also spearheaded the expansion into the Florida market.
"BCER has experienced a lot of change throughout the company's 23-year history. We have broadened our services and geographic reach to better serve our clients and employees, and I look forward to watching the continued expansion of services and projects for years to come," said Rondinelli. "I am pleased to pass the leadership torch to David Hughes, who has extensive experience in both engineering and business and has been an integral part of the BCER team for 18 years."
Hughes worked as a Consulting Engineer for 11 years before joining BCER in 1999. He has served as head of BCER's electrical engineering team for the last 8 years. Sandra Scanlon, founder of SSG MEP, which was acquired by BCER in August, has been named head of the company's electrical engineering team. Jason Miller will head the BCER life safety division when Steve Rondinelli retires.
"It is an honor to follow in the footsteps of Marc Espinosa and Steve Rondinelli, both of whom are exceptional leaders," said Hughes. "After spending almost two decades at BCER, I care deeply about our clients, our employees, and the future of the company. We owe our gratitude to Steve Rondinelli for his leadership, and I'm excited to lead BCER into the future."
Over the last five years, BCER has acquired Rimrock Technology and SSG MEP to enhance the company's ability to better serve clients and build increased opportunity for employees.
"BCER and the companies we have acquired over the past five years all share an uncommon commitment to client service," said Hughes. "My vision as president and CEO is to create a more unified BCER, where we are all working in concert to provide the highest quality services to our clients and where we measure our success by the depth of our relationships."
As part of Hughes' vision for a more unified BCER, the company is also launching a new brand, new website, and new logo, and will be fully integrating Rondinelli Life Safety, Rimrock Technology and SSG MEP into the BCER family.