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ON THE MOVE FREESE AND NICHOLS PROMOTES THREE FACILITIES SERVICES LEADERS Three leaders in facilities services for Freese and Nichols, Inc. , have taken on new roles for 2020: ❚ ❚ Vimal Nair, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, has been promoted to assistant division manager for facilities. ❚ ❚ Wade Zemlock, P.E., is electrical group manager. ❚ ❚ Adam Young, P.E., CEM, LEED AP, is group manager for mechanical and plumbing. The changes reinforce the firm’s dedication to focused and customized client service on facilities work. Freese and Nichols’ facilities practice encompasses architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing services, along with multidiscipline projects for federal and state agencies, municipal, county and local governments, higher education institutions and private companies. “All three of these proven leaders have the technical expertise and track record of excellent client service that will help us continue developing sustainable solutions that provide both energy and cost savings,” said Kevin Johnson, a North Texas division manager for Freese and Nichols. Nair is a Freese and Nichols principal who focuses on helping cities, higher education systems, and military clients develop sustainable and resilient solutions for new and rehabilitated facilities. His expertise includes comprehensive utility audits and system assessments that help drive energy savings and reductions in operations and maintenance costs. He received

his master’s degree in industrial engineering from Lamar University and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Shivaji University. Zemlock is a Freese and Nichols Associate and senior electrical engineer who has provided electrical engineering services for a range of projects for municipal and higher education facilities, pump stations and treatment plants. He is TxDOT pre-certified in illumination and experienced in electrical system design, including SCADA systems and medium-voltage distribution systems. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University. Young is licensed as both a mechanical engineer and an electrical engineer. He is the senior technical professional for Freese and Nichols’ mechanical and plumbing disciplines and a Certified Energy Manager, skilled in maximizing buildings’ energy efficiency. He has broad experience in project management and mechanical/electrical/plumbing planning and design for educational, municipal, commercial and retail projects. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Kansas State University. Freese and Nichols, Inc. is a professional consulting firm serving clients across the Southeast and Southwest United States. With sustainability in mind, Freese and Nichols plans, designs, and manages infrastructure and facilities projects. It is the first engineering/ architecture firm to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

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CHAD CLINEHENS, from page 1 Our company is doing a “Virtual Happy Hour” each Friday which has been a great way to stay in touch and keep everyone on the same page. Our M&A team is doing a weekly book club, currently discussing a chapter a week of George Christodoulo’s A Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions . Gather your people together virtually for more than just work meetings. They need it! As with every crisis or disaster in history, people are coming out of the woodwork offering an “elixir” for this time. Try to minimize the distraction of the COVID webinars, endless conference call roundtables, and constantly changing projections in the news. Spend real time on you, and use this time of altered work structure to accomplish extraordinary things. Just coming off the Easter holiday, I’d like to offer you an “Easter egg” – if you call me at 501.551.2659 and share how your business is doing and how you are going to focus on yourself, I’ll send you a copy of George Christodoulo’s A Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions or our Guide to Ownership & Succession Planning , free of charge. Both are great books to help you define a future for yourself and your company. Now is the perfect time to work on yourself and give others in your firm the gift of resources and attention focused on them. Maybe we will make these Easter eggs a year-round thing! CHAD CLINEHENS is Zweig Group’s president and CEO. Contact him at

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